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    It is the purpose of the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin State Honor Guard to:
    • Render tribute and to honor our fallen brothers and sisters
    • Assist departments and locals throughout Wisconsin in time of need; and
    • Properly display and show respect towards the colors we fly and the proud profession we serve
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      MSCFF Working for Senator Blunt
      07/24/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Overdose Prevention Trainings at Boston Firehouses
      07/24/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Dear Community Partners, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn, and Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services Director Jennifer Tracey invite you to community overdose prevention trainings hosted in neighborhood Boston firehouses. Please see a flyer attached.
      City Council Special Meeting - City Manager Appointment Statement
      07/22/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      The Local has been present at many of the Council Study Sessions over the last one plus year as the City Council and Mayor complete a national search for a new City Manager.  On Thursday, July 22, 2016 the Council voted 5 - 3 to appoint one of the top three candidates (Rob Patridge).  This then moved to a second reading which was conducted today.
      Rates of PTSD in Fire Fighters
      07/22/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Rates of PTSD in firefighters may be heightened more so than in other professions. See, many people will experience a potentially traumatic event at some point in their life. But just because you have experienced a traumatic event does not mean that you will definitely go on to develop PTSD.
      August 2nd Voting Information
      07/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Voting Information For Livonia Residence click link below
      Yes To Livonia By Mayor Dennis Wright
      07/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Here are the reasons set forth by Mayor Dennis Wright encouraging Livonia residents to vote YES in August as published in Friday Musings We all have great reasons for choosing Livonia - great services, location, schools, youth programs, small-town atmosphere, etc.
      Thank you to long time supporter Scotiabank
      07/22/16 - IAFF 323
      July, 2016 - Many thanks to Scotiabank for their recent $15,000 donation to the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society. Scotiabank is a pillar of support to our Charitable Society, helping us give back to our community with highly-valued sponsorships.
      Convention Resolutions
      07/22/16 - IAFF Local 51
      Good Afternoon L51, Attached are the 2016 IAFF Convention resolutions as submitted.  They have NOT been properly formatted.  They are in their original form and may not contain all of the co-sponsors.  If we get cleaner copies before our July 12th caucus I will try and update you.  We will thoroughly discuss each one at our caucus.
      Please allow 3-4 weeks for all online orders
      07/21/16 - Foxborough Professional Fire Fighters
      2016 EMS Open House
      07/21/16 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      June 4, 2016 – The Cunningham Fire Protection District held their annual Open House at Station 63 on Saturday. The public came out to meet with firefighters, tour the apparatus and enjoy sandwiches from Firehouse Subs.
      L-856 MDA A. Michael Mullane Night at the Fisher Cats
      07/21/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      PFFV Fire Fighters Endorse Matt Dunne for Governor
      07/21/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      O On Monday July 18th the PFFV announced their enforsement of Matt Dunne for Governor of Vermont. Matt is a proven leader who knows the challenges that face our members, and the understands the challenges that face Vermont. He has stood with firefighters on bills that protect our health and well being, and supports issues important to labor.
      Local 1826 Gathering
      07/21/16 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please join your fellow Brothers and Sisters for a gathering at Twin Peaks, 16411 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers, Fl. 33913. 239-245-9559.
      Voter Registration and Vote By Mail Information
      07/21/16 - IAFF 1826
      MDA: Fill the Boot Event - 7/24
      07/21/16 - IAFF Local 2180
      The Chula Vista Fire Department MDA Fill the Boot is approaching! Who: Chula Vista Fire Department members and their families What: MDA Fill the Boot When: Sunday July 24, 2016 (B Shift) Where: Sleep Train Amphitheatre 1730-? Why: to raise much needed money to help families affected by muscular dystrophy Please bring a boot to fill, Class B uniform and helmet.
      Coffee time
      07/20/16 - IAFF Local F283
      Thank you to all who came out for coffee and breakfast at McNamara's pub. It was great to see everyone and be able to catch up. Our next breakfast will be happening soon. Different venue and different work group numbers.
      No Union Meeting Tomorrow
      07/20/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      Good moring all, Sorry for the confusion.  There will be no General Membership tomorrow 7/21.  An email went out a couple days ago informing the membership we were moving the General Membership meeting to yesterday 7/19.  We were only given short notice of a negotiations meeting that takes place tomorrow.
      Updating Website
      07/19/16 - Arlington Fire Fighters
      Please bare with us as we work on some updates to  Stay tuned to our Twitter Feed as the updates are completed and the website is populated with more current useful information
      2016 Benefit Golf Tournament
      07/19/16 - Arlington Fire Fighters
      September 17, 2016: IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
      07/19/16 - UPFFA
      Chili Cook Off Registration Form
      07/19/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      29th Annual Chili Cook Off
      07/19/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      FIREFIGHTER CHILI COOK-OFF Friday, September 30 |11-2 Larimer Square, Denver Famous Colorado green and red chili tasting, refreshing craft beer, and local firefighters. All are welcome to attend. Proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
      Help bring Arica Home
      07/18/16 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
      Endorsement of House Representatives
      07/18/16 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
      The Franklin Fire Fighters Association Local 3758 are proud to announce the endorsement of House Representative District 61 Mr. Charles Sargent for reelection. Mr. Sargent has always been fair and equal to the Franklin Firefighters and all Public Safety. Mr.
      General Membership Meetings
      07/18/16 - International Association of Firefighters
      Our next quarterly general membership meetings that were supposed to take place in August will be pushed back to September due to scheduling conflicts. The next meetings will take place on Monday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold.
      Urgent Safety Message for all Firefighters
      07/18/16 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      3rd Annual Kevin Woyjeck Memorial Saltwater Fishing Tournament
      07/17/16 - IAFF Local 1014
      Coffee Time
      07/15/16 - IAFF Local F283
      Brothers and Sisters, We are bringing back our monthly "coffee" time. We will be meeting up in the morning at McNamara's Pub in Dupont on July 20th. Feel free to drop in on your way home and have some breakfast and catch up with people you may not get to see very often. It's always a fun time with a lot of laughs and a few bad jokes...a lot of bad jokes.
      July 15, 2016: The deadline for assigning a local's proxy to another local union delegate for the IAFF 53rd Convention
      07/15/16 - UPFFA
      Dear Affiliate Leader: The deadline for assigning a local's proxy to another local union delegate for the IAFF 53rd Convention is August 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Assign proxies and learn more here.   For additional assistance, contact Juliet Mason at or (202) 824-1521. Fraternally,   Thomas H.
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      07/15/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is the Mary Jane Group at headquarters. Nicole Skoumal, a Career Service supervisor in the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau- marijuana regulation enforcement, is the leader of the group that bought the ticket. Congratulations to Nicole and everyone who pitched in to buy the ticket. Thanks to all of the Career Service employees who bought tickets in this year’s raffle. Firefighter volunteers are needed to assist at Denver International Airport on August 15th and 22nd for the arrival and departure of young burn survivors for the Summer Burn Camp program in Estes Park. Denver Fire Fighters have been involved with the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Camps program for 30 years. This year Denver Fire Fighters Mike Poveda and Joe Brooks will be attending the week-long camp as counselors. Anyone interested in learning more about the program or being a camp counselor in the future should help out at the airport, meet some of the campers and see what it is all about. Contact Mike Flynn E-35-C or Paulette Diaz E-27-A to get involved. Thank you for your on-going support of the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation. The next Payday Raffle drawing will be Friday July 29th!
      LAPP is at 97% funding level
      07/14/16 - IAFF Local 2494
      LAPP’s 97 per cent funding level repudiates Tory fearmongering about impending financial collapse Edmonton – Alberta’s Local Authorities Pension Plan has hit 97 per cent funding just two years after Conservatives tried to gut it over fears that the plan was unsustainable.
      July Benevolent Fund Deduction
      07/14/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Brothers & Sisters, For those enrolled and in accordance with Section 10 paragraph A of our Local's by-laws: "These payroll deductions will occur during the first pay period in January and the first pay period in July of each year. Call with questions.
      WBFD hires nine new Fire Fighters
      07/14/16 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
      On July 11th, 2016 the West Bloomfield Fire Department welcomed 9 new firefighter / paramedics to the Department.  Today begins their one year probationary period where the Department will train and evaluate our new firefighters.
      Needed help with a tough situation
      07/14/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Minnesota/Wisconsin Burn Fund Golf Tournament
      07/14/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Battle of Battalions
      07/14/16 - IAFF Local 51
      Attention Union Members!! First Annual Battle of the Battalions  Tournament will be on 7-22-16 at Marion Manor Park. Drinks will be sold by our Explorer team and food provided by Fire Fit Food Truck.  FYI Point of contacts if you are looking for a team. It is coed.
      Local 2222 Letter of Gratitude to the PFFM
      07/13/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      Over the Edge
      07/13/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      2016 Rondo Days Parade
      07/13/16 - IAFF Local 21
      The 33rd annual  Rondo Days Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 16th at Saint Peter Claver school.   All participants need to arrive in Class B uniforms by 9:30 a.m. at this location. You can wear the work t-shirts afterward at the tent from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the festival on SE corner of Dale and Concordia.
      1st Annual "Sully" Classic
      07/13/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Lt Paul Sullivan's good friend has set up a charity golf tournament in his name. To sign up please email Joe Kane at and checks can be mailed to 49 Palomino Dr Franklin, MA 02038. Registration has been slow so far so you are encouraged to please sign up ASAP.
      Celebration of life for Emily Ryan
      07/13/16 - IAFF Local 2494
      Celebration of life set for Emily Ryan Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7 Jaryn Vecchio July 08, 2016 06:21 pm Family and friends of Emily Ryan will get their chance to celebrate her young life on July 13th. Starting at 2 p.m. it will be held at the Family Christian Center at 160 Dickins Dr starting next Wednesday.
      ‘Yes’ votes urged for Livonia millage renewals
      07/13/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Two of the things Livonia most prides itself on are the safety and relative tranquility of the commnity, and the quality of life it offers to residents of all ages, but in particuar its seniors. To continue to be able to maintain that reputation, city officials are looking for renewal of a pair of millages on the Aug. 2 ballot — a 1.7-mill levy for public safety and 0.
      Get your tickets today to our popular Annual Golf Tournament taking place on September 14, 2016
      07/13/16 - IAFF 323
      Tickets now available! Click here to buy online. Please call Paul Rushton at 604-812-6639 or Chris Stroppa at 778-899-8640 to reserve your team today.
      Please vote YES on Proposition 1 August 2nd!
      07/12/16 - Key Peninsula Firefighers Local 3152
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      Firefighters' Health
      07/12/16 - IAFF Local 2494
      'Lives are going to be shortened:' Fort McMurray firefighters fear for health The health toll of the wildfire remains unknown By Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press, CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2016 7:17 AM MT Last Updated: Jul 11, 2016 7:17 AM MT A firefighter works to douse the flames on the outskirts of Fort McMurray.
      Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Halting Election Law Signed by Governor Snyder
      07/12/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Halting Election Law Signed by Governor Snyder Unions challenge PA 269, which violates Contract Clause, First Amendment rights of union members in Michigan elections LANSING – U.S. District Court Judge Linda V.
      L1252 passing member
      07/11/16 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Local 1252 -Taylor regrets to inform you of the passing of retired Local member Earl Farrell.  Earl was L1252 President for several years and was friends with many MPFFU members across the State.  Please share this info with your members and retirees. Voran Funeral Home 23750 Goddard Rd. Taylor, MI  48180 Visitation is on Monday, July 11th from 1 pm - 8pm .
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