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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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      CONGRESS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING.
      09/18/14 - IAFF Local F282
      Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online
      09/18/14 - IAFF Local 1164
      View in Browser   IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 20.
      New Engine Delivered
      09/18/14 - IAFF Local 4349
      Local 4349 takes delivery of its new custom built, 550 HP, rear mounted pump, fire engine.  The color of the engine, "Red", represents the current direction of the look of all future apparatus here in Rancho Santa Fe.
      Congratulations
      09/18/14 - IAFF Local 801
      Congratulations to Lieutenant Fred Pollard on his retirement from the of Danbury Fire Department. The members of Local 801 wish Brother Pollard a long and happy retirement and thank him for his years of service to the City of Danbury and for his service to the members of Local 801 as an officer the pension board.
      Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online
      09/18/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 20. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Watch the ceremony here.
      Tips to stay safe in a hurricane
      09/18/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Helmet Presentation
      09/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
      As a token of our appreciation for DCM Madrigal's leadership and professionalism during the recent labor negotiations, President Dorris and Sec/Tres Mayzner presented him with an IAFF Local 2661 fire helmet.
      Turlock Firefighters Pink Shirt Pre Orders
      09/18/14 - Turlock Professional Firefighters
      Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 invite you and your organization or business to join in the Fight against Cancer by purchasing our newly designed 2014 Pink T-Shirts. Pink Shirt Pre Orders are starting now and can be done by completing the form on the attached document.
      PFFM General Election Candidates & Endorsement Process
      09/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      We had a successful Primary Election winning 16 of our 23 opposed races.  There was a solid effort by our Locals statewide and some of our losses were very close.  Thank you to you and your members for the effort. We are now moving forward to the General Election, November 4th.
      Marquette Fire Department receives $50,624 grant
      09/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announce support for the Marquette Fire Department to improve operations and safety.
      Endorsement
      09/18/14 - IAFF Local 3650
      Local 3650 endorses Jodie Barram for Deschutes County Commissioner
      Reduction plan poses serious safety issue, fire official tells Youngstown mayor
      09/18/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      City firefighters expressed concern to Mayor John A. McNally about his plan to take a fire engine off the road saying it’s a serious safety issue.
      Fill The Boot Day #2 Results
      09/18/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Day 2 of Fill The Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association done and the A-Shift raised $19,265. A & C shifts Two day total of $35,665. Watch for the B-Shift on Friday.
      John Norman
      09/17/14 - IAFF Local 794
      Yard Signs Available
      09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3472
      Yard signs are available to show your support.
      2014 MDA Fill The Boot
      09/17/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Day 1 of Fill The Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is done and the C-Shift raised $16,400. Watch for the A-shift on Thursday and B-Shift on Friday.
      VOTE YES ON 200
      09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3
      Thanks to Kiera, Bo Ortez and the Sec of State, we are back to 200.  Pack the Council Chambers Monday night at 7pm.
      Black and Gold event
      09/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
      Please plan to join other fire fighters on Saturday, September 27th in Chickasha as we "Stand Strong" to support a man who has stood up and supported fire fighters time and time again at the Capital. It's imperative that we keep Representative David Perryman in his current seat, House District 56.  Black and Gold IAFF T-shirts will be available at this event.
      Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament
      09/17/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Hamden Professional Firefighters Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament: Wednesday, October 22nd.  New and improved ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT!    Click this link to go to the tournament website:www.birdeasepro.
      New documents posted
      09/17/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The February 2014 Executive Board Meeting Minutes have been posted on the Meeting Minutes page, Log in required. The Presidents' Meeting Announcement has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required. The Convention Bidding dates notice has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required.
      Local 1491 Retirement Party
      09/17/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
      Please join us in celebrating the retirement of FF. Robert O'Keefe and Capt. Michael Fulton on Saturday October 18th, 2014.  The celebration will be held at Heritage Hall, 177 Bedford Street Lexington MA.  Tickets available at Lexington Fire Headquarters or by contacting LT. Peter Ricci at firestuff@verizon.net or aidandrelief@lexfire.org.
      Let The Tours Begin
      09/17/14 - IAFF Local 168
      Well it's that time of the year again that the schools come to visit their favorite public safety persons, the fire fighters and the fire stations.  With fire prevention month just around the corner, some schools are getting a jump start on the fire station tours. Paducah's Tot School visited the fire fighters at Station 1 today.  Cpt. Brian Waid, Lt.
      North Riverside files lawsuit to allow fire privatization
      09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      The village of North Riverside filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday, asking a judge to allow it to proceed with a plan to privatize its fire department in order to escape the "prospective devastating financial consequences" that would result from operating its full-time municipal fire department in the future.
      More fire departments using part-time firefighters
      09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Middletown city officials are hoping to convert the Middletown Division of Fire into a department operated by full- and part-time firefighters — a growing trend in Butler County and around the United States.
      What a Public Employee Really Costs
      09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      During my time as Oregon's secretary of state, I came to the conclusion that America's two main political parties were imprecisely named. What we really have is an "anti-government" party and an "anti-anti-government" party. This attitudinal divide is especially evident when it comes to the issue of public-employee compensation.
      Chief John Norman Seminar
      09/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
      The 2014 Training Seminar by Chief John Norman (FDNY) is only a few weeks away on Saturday, October 11th! Tickets are going quick but are still available! Chief John Norman will present his Fireground Tactics seminar, based off his book, The Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics. Tickets are $40 each or $50 at the door.
      IAFF Justifyit Campaign
      09/16/14 - IAFF Local 2819
      Texting and driving is an epidemic sweeping our nation and your community is not immune. With an average of 3,000 deaths per year, it’s time to put an end to distracted driving. As fire fighters, it is our responsibility to keep the community safe and we see texting and driving as one of the most preventable risks across the nation today.
      New Video Explains the Facts About Defined Benefit Pension Plans
      09/16/14 - IAFF Local 4405
      Defined benefit plans were created to assure that after a career serving the public and risking their lives for others, fire fighters had secure, stable and dependable retirement income. Public employees -- including fire fighters -- have frequently forfeited pay raises to improve and protect their retirement benefits.
      Maps
      09/16/14 - IAFF Local 2866
      Friday Sat.
      negotiations
      09/16/14 - IAFF 1826
      On September 11, 2014 the Crew of Engine 17 had a surprise visit from Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Schauer
      09/16/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      The Solution to America's Retirement Crisis
      09/15/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
      A new video produced by the IAFF is designed to be used by affiliates to educate lawmakers, decision-makers and other audiences on the facts of defined benefit pension plans. Click "read more" for full article.
      Gilford L-3517 Golf Tournament
      09/15/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      12th Annual Gilford Professional Firefighters Community Golf Tournament Friday September 26th 2014 Pheasant Ridge Country Club - More info
      New Firefighters in Alpena
      09/15/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      SEPT. 14, 2014: The city of Alpena Fire Department officially has a full staff as of today. This is the first time since 1987 that the department has had 29 people on staff.
      Staffing Challenges
      09/15/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to acknowledge the City Chapter Labor/Management & Safety Committee personnel for their leadership in confronting our current staffing challenges. We are working with AFD Fire Administration and pulling all resources together to prevent any future staffing reductions.
      NYSPFFA Term Life Insurance Open Enrollment
      09/15/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      Attention all currernt members of Local 282: Copy and paste the following link to find out more information about new enrollment or upgrading your policy in the Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment provided by the New York State Professional Firefighters Association.  The company they use is AIG Benefits Solutions.
      2014 Legislative Update from 16th District VP
      09/15/14 - International Association of Firefighters
      Here is a quick update on the legislative issues.  As you know Congress has not acted on much of anything this cycle including our issues.  The number of cosponsors for legislation is not necessarily an indication of support- but that said many of our legislative issues have very few cosponsors.
      2014 Mid-Term Election Endorsements
      09/15/14 - International Association of Firefighters
      2014 Retirement Dinner
      09/15/14 - IAFF Local 385
      ****IMPORTANT The recent Inferno has the Retiree Dinner listed on two different dates. The Retirement Dinner is FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 2014. The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to Sharon at (402) 551-5770 or sharon@local385.com.
      Passing of retired Brother Tim Wilk, Lancaster, Local 319
      09/14/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      It is with deep regret that Lancaster, Local 319, IAFF, announces the passing of retired firefighter Timothy Wilk. Tim was appointed to Lancaster City Fire on October 14, 1985. He retired on July 1, 2012. Tim was a member of Local 319 since his hire date and remained a member. He died Monday, September 8th of a cause yet to be determined. Tim is survived by his wife Nancy.
      Spotlight Kitchen Recipes
      09/14/14 - Abilene Fire Fighters Association
      Emanuel socks city retirees with 40 percent health insurance hike
      09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent — in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
      8 Gilbert fire employees receive disciplinary action
      09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Eight Gilbert Fire Department employees are temporarily having their pay docked 5 percent after an investigation found they improperly used paid sick time to work for a small fire district near Payson.
      San Bernardino wins 2 victories against firefighters union in bankruptcy court
      09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      San Bernardino officials’ budget-balancing efforts won two victories in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here Thursday at the expense of the firefighters union.
      Smoke/CO Alarm Recall
      09/13/14 - IAFF Local 902
      Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
      Tuesday, October 7, 2014: New Local Union Officer Orientation
      09/13/14 - UPFFA
      There will be a “New Local Union Officer Orientation” on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 starting at 1:00 p.m., at the UPFFA Office, 30 Sherman Street, West Hartford. Newly elected Local Union Officers are encouraged to attend; the orientation will include a presentation on the services that are provided to affiliated locals and its leadership.
      2014 Year Book
      09/13/14 - Newton Fire Fighters Association
      Greetings Neighbors, Firefighting is a dangerous job, and every year thousands of firefighters suffer from the injuries that they sustained performing their job protecting the citizens. The Newton Firefighters Association helps to support the members and families of those injured or killed on the job.
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