PFFWHG statewide trainings will begin in april and run through August of 2015.
We will be getting back to the basics for this year. Trainings will run 4-5 hours and will consist of basic drill and ceremony to start, and then move into posting/retrieving/presenting the Colors. Read More...
Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations
in the US and Canada.
Memorial Day 05/25/15 - IAFF Local 794
Please join us this Memorial Day as we remember those who gave up their futures, families, and lives so we could live and work under this flag.
Help Needed for June Seminar 05/25/15 - IAFF Local 794
We need help setting-up for the June Firefighting Seminar the week of June 1st-6th. If you are available for any amount of time the week of June 1st, Please sign up here for anything you can help with.
Retirements 05/25/15 - IAFF Local 794
Congratulations to Lt. Pat Burno and Capt. Bob Taylor on your retirements! Thank you for the many years of service and all you've done for our department.
Stacey Morrison Funeral Arrangements 05/25/15 - IAFF 14th District
Message below sent out by the Professional Fire Fighters of Louisiana. Our thoughts and prayers to Brother Josh Morrison.
See the info below sent by Arnie Lowther. Stacey Morrison is Bastrop Local-1358 Sec/Treas Josh Morrison's wife. As most of you know Stacey was on the waiting list for a double lung transplant due to Cystic Fibrosis.
Memorial Day 05/25/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
Death of Retired Brother Herman "Hermie" Kilwein 05/24/15 - IAFF Local 452
Retired Local 452 member, Herman Kilwein, passed away May 23rd. Brother Kilwein, was a very popular guy with all shifts. He could hide and not be found. During his time, each shift had a locked food locker and a padlocked refrigerator. None of that could keep Hermie out.
4th Division members rescue puppy. 05/24/15 - IAFF local 825
On Saturday night May 23rd 2015, 4th Division members from Engine Company 11 and Squad Company 2 were dispatched the area of 232 Cedar St in a humanitarian effort to assist a dog stuck in a culvert pipe 12ft down an embankment. Squad 2 Firefighter Edward Taylor who is also a professional dog trainer, was able to reach the dog, and bring him up safely.
Happy Memorial Weekend! 05/23/15 - IAFF Local 1403
This Memorial weekend we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We honor the brave men and women who defended our freedom.
25th Annual MDA Golf Tournement 05/23/15 - Belmont Firefighters
Belmont Firefighters Local will be hosting our 25th Annual MDA Golf Tournament on Friday June 26th at 8am at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. We still have a couple foursomes available. Cost is $150 per person and includes: Cart, Breakfast, Lunch and Buffet Dinner - Shot Gun Start, Scramble Play. Hole Sponsors are also available for $200 - Please Help Us Support a Great Cause.
Memorial weekend 2015 05/22/15 - IAFF Local 1014
IAFF Fire Fighters Thank Those Who Have Sacrificed For Us
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HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Local 1014 has had quite a busy last few months to say the least.
RFFA Executive Board Members Sworn in May 20th, 2015. 05/22/15 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
The RFFA Local 1954 swore in our newest executive board members during our May 20th, 2015 meeting. Thanks for your dedication of service for the greater good!
Featured left to right: A-Shift Trustee Buddy Hughes, 3rd Vice President Allan Journey, President Billy Whitson, and B-Shift Trustee Cody King.
Support the 21 05/22/15 - IAFF 1826
~~SUPPORT FMFD 21
Due to unfortunate circumstances Fort Myers Fire Department had to layoff 21 Fire Fighters. Please help support our efforts to raise the necessary funds to help support our fellow Fire Fighters in this time of need. Wear this Shirt Proudly and show your support the FMFD 21. Please SHARE with the SHARE link on the top right of this page and help us spread the word.
NLRFD Promotes Two, Hires Two 05/22/15 - IAFF Local 35
21MAY15 -- The North Little Rock Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of two of it's officers, along with the hiring of two new firefighters, at an official ceremony held on April 3rd, 2015. Pictured are (from left to right) Cpt Jeff Combs, Lt Dan Bryson, FF James Stanley and FF Michael Mitsunaga.
Truck fire spreads to garage caught on video in Bozeman Montana 05/22/15 - IAFF local 613
By KBZK.com Brooke Boone
A truck caught fire Saturday in Bozeman, spreading to a nearby garage (Photo: Shannon Buckland)
A truck fire that spread to a garage was quickly doused by Bozeman firefighters Saturday and a viewer caught it all on camera.
Shannon Buckland posted video to our KBZK Facebook page.
Memorial Day Parade 05/21/15 - IAFF Local 902
Malden Memorial Day Parade
Monday May 25, 2015
Please join the Malden Fire Honor Guard, members of the Malden Fire Department, and the Malden community as we remember and honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom at the Malden Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25.
2015 Washington Fallen Firefighter Memorial 05/21/15 - IAFF Local 2819
Honor Guard Coordinator Ryan Crosby is organizing a call to arms this June 7th so that your local represents a strong showing for this year's Washington State Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service. The event begins at 15:30 outside the state Capitol.
Due to parking issues, a van rental has been approved to ensure easy traveling for those interested.
EMS Week in Garden City honors fire service 05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Garden City Council has recognized the Garden City Fire Department during national EMS Week which began Sunday, May 17.
Warren awarded police and fire grants 05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The gear will replace old coats and pants donned by firefighters to protect them while battling flames.
Fire Ops 101 by the numbers 05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Local firefighters put state and local officials "in our boots" on Monday, running them through search and rescue, vehicle extrication and on-site patient care scenarios at Lansing Community College's West Campus Fire Academy.
Alicia Ann Ruch Burn Foundation 05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
The Arcadia Fire Fighters proudly support the Alica Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. The AFFA 3440 was invited to this years rally at the Irwindale Speedway. We also participate in the annual golf tournament where all proceeds benefit the Alicia Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
Arcadia Girls Softball 05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
The Arcadia Fire Fighters proudly support the Arcadia Girls Softball league. Every year we participate in a softball game against the Arcadia Police Officers Association. This year was another great success.
Pancake Breakfast 2015 05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
This year was another great success! Thank you to all that came out and supported the Arcadia Fire Fighters Association. We hope you all had fun with family, friends and your local fire fighters. All proceeds benefit the numerous local charities we support! Thank you and we look forward to next year's event.
LETTER OF COMMUNICATION 05/21/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters,
I`m riding in the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway 2015 (June 27+28, 2015) in support of my wife Lorraine, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
This is a 150 mile, two day ride from UMass/Boston to Mass. Maritime Academy in Bourne. Then on to Provincetown.
M.S. is an Autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system.
Memorial Day Holiday 05/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
Our office will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
Death Announcement 05/20/15 - IAFF Local 1652
Local 1652 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Deputy Chief Charles Pillarella, father of current Deputy Chief Anthony Pillarella. Arrangements are as follows:
Wake – Tuesday May 26th, 4-7PM at Matarese Funeral home 325 Main St Ashland, MA
Funeral - Wednesday morning May 27th time TBD at St. Cecilia’s 54 Esty St Ashland, MA.
2015 Memorial Service 05/20/15 - IAFF Local 21
The 2015 Saint Paul Firefighters Memorial Service
Oakland Cemetery (Jackson St. and Sycamore St.
FF Larry "LJ" Jackson Retires After 34 Years 05/20/15 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
The Holyoke Firefighters Local 1693 would like to congratulate Firefighter Larry "LJ" Jackson on his recent retirement. FF Jackson started his career as a Holyoke Firefighter on August 8, 1979 and worked his last day on May 14, 2015.