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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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      Firefighter Michael Leonard Promotion
      04/18/14 - New London Fire Fighters
      Congratulations to FF Michael Leonard who will be promoted to Lieutenant on Friday April 25 at 1500hrs in Council Chambers. Lt. Leonard will begin a two week indoctrination period on Monday April 28th. Lt. Leonard will then be assigned to Group 2 A-11Lt.
      Ann Arbor firefighters douse blaze in home
      04/18/14 - Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
      Ann Arbor firefighters douse blaze in home Firefighters work to clean up aftermath of a house fire on the 700 block of Soule Boulevard in Ann Arbor on April 18. (Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News) By Kelly McLaughlin | kelly_mclaughlin@mlive.
      3 cats rescued from basement fire in Ann Arbor home
      04/18/14 - Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
      3 cats rescued from basement fire in Ann Arbor home Residents gathered on the sidewalks of the 600 block of West Madison Street in Ann Arbor Thursday evening as firefighters doused a basement fire. The Ann Arbor Fire Department was called to the duplex home to extinguish the basement fire at 5:30 p.m.
      47 Eastern Ave.
      04/18/14 - New London Fire Fighters
      Group 1 makes quick work of third floor room and contents fire. BC 1 transmitted a working fire, SUB BASE FAST also responded. Below, FF Lewis and Passero re-hydrating after the fire.
      Highrise fires call for a new approach
      04/18/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      Smoke begins to billow out of an apartment on the 16th floor of a highrise on Alderson Avenue in Coquitlam. The first alarms start to ring. Coquitlam fire crews make their way to the scene. The fire was started by a plumbing contractor and has spread to one unit. Most of the residents are in the lobby as crews arrive.
      Covington Local 4899 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
      04/18/14 - PFFA
      Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support to Enhance Battle Creek Fire Department’s Operations and Safety
      04/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      APRIL 18, 2014: U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Battle Creek Fire Department. The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
      Fall 2014 Emt class
      04/18/14 - IAFF Local 135
      There will be an EMT class from August 4th to December 4th.   It will be held at 428 N. St Francis on Monday and Thursdays.   Contact Randy Stearns for more information.
      Young Member Conference Attendees Survey
      04/18/14 - IAFF 7th District
      Young members that attended the 7th District Young Member Conference in Kennewick are asked to complete the electronic survey for the conference. This will assist in the development of future conferences. It is found behind the wall under the heading "Mini Ed Seminars" on the left side of the page. You all are thanked for participating and following up with the survey and discussions back at the beanery table.
      Exeter L-3491 Golf Tournament
      04/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      MDA Fill the Boot
      04/17/14 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
      The Arcadia Firefighters Association participated in a Fill-The-Boot drive to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). On Friday, April 11th, off-duty Arcadia Firefighters were at the intersection of Huntington Dr. and Baldwin Ave. from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
      CHaD Baseball Tryouts
      04/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      The CHaD Battle of the Badges Autumn Baseball Classic is set for Sat., Sept. 27 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Tryout registration is now open at, 5/15, 5/23 & 6/03. Sign-up for your chance to play on a professional field and represent your community while raising money for the kids at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Please contact Danielle Matteau with questions or concerns at or (603) 629-8496.
      BPD Officer Dennis Simmonds Funeral
      04/17/14 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      Pension Mediation
      04/17/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Let this notification serve to confirm the Public Safety Coalition’s (active Police and Fire Unions) status with regard to an accepted pension proposal. The media is reporting on several groups who have accepted pension deals. To our knowledge, those groups include the Police and Fire Retirees Association, and the General Retirement System Board of Trustees.
      BC Unit Clarification Hearing April 21st
      04/17/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      The hearing is confirmed for Monday, April 21, 2014 at 0930 in the Medford Room, 3rd floor at City Hall.  The hearing will be conducted by an Attorney Law Judge (ALJ) from the Employment Relations Board (ERB) out of Salem.  This will be an all day hearing and is an open hearing.  All are encouraged to attend and you can come and go as you please.
      Norman, Ok. 89'er day parade
      04/17/14 - IAFF local 1882
      Garden City Entry Level Firefighter
      04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      APRIL 17, 2014: The City of Garden City is seeking applicants for compilation of an eligibility list for employment as an Entry-Level Firefighter beginning 4/14/2014 through close of business on 5/2/2014.
      A letter to the Fire Chief from President Cruz
      04/17/14 - IAFF Local 1403
      MPFFU Health & Safety Committee Message (April 2014)
      04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      APRIL 17, 2014: Sleep deprivation. We have all experienced it after a long shift in which you were up all night on calls. This sleep deprivation is cumulative and can lead to sleep debt. If your body is unable to recover and get some rest, this sleep debt can lead to health issues.
      Kentwood Job Posting
      04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      APRIL 17, 2014: The City of Kentwood is accepting applications for full time firefighters. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, high school graduates or equivalent, have current Michigan driver's license with 6 points or less. Michigan fire Fighter II certification and current Michigan EMT license required. The complete job description is attached.
      Tyler Seddon Bone Marrow Drive
      04/17/14 - IAFF Local 2928
      Budget Meetings
      04/17/14 - San Antonio Local 624 Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Westport Local 1802 Annual Scholarship
      04/16/14 - Westport Fire Local1802
      Westport Firefighters Local 1802 Annual Scholarship Requirements: Graduating Senior with plans for continuing continuing education Must be a Westport, MA resident Deadline to apply is May 15th Scholarship awarded will be for $1,000 Apply today at
      Website Updated 4/16/14
      04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
      Easter Breakfast
      04/16/14 - South Kitsap Professional Firefighters
      Come join us for an Easter egg hunt and breakfast on Easter Sunday Easter Egg Hunt The Easter egg hunt will be held at Olalla Elementary at 10 AM on Saturday, April 19th. Easter Breakfast Easter Breakfast will be held at Station 12 in Olalla (Corner of Mullenix & Olalla Valley Road) from 8 AM – Noon on Sunday, April 20th.
      2014 Firefighter Festival Planning Meeting
      04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
      A meeting to continue planning this year's Firefighter's Festival will meet on Monday, 4/21 (B-shift) at Fire Station 5 at 08:30am. Anyone interested in helping plan this years festival should attend. No RSVP is required. Contact Pres. Donnie Lewis at DPLewis@nngov.
      Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party
      04/16/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party April 26th 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
      City Election Results
      04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
      McFarland elected Mayor of Murfreesboro Shane McFarland will trade his seat on the City Council for the mayor’s post after rolling to victory in Tuesday’s election. McFarland captured 5,315 votes, 68 percent, to City Councilman Ron Washington’s 2,474, 31.7 percent, in the mayoral race with 31 of 31 precincts counted and early voting totals in.
      STERLING HEIGHTS: Firefighters thanked for live-saving efforts
      04/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      April 16, 2014: William Ede Jr., 75, recently returned to Sterling Heights Fire Station No. 5 to thank the heroes who saved his life when he suffered full cardiopulmonary arrest Feb. 13. "We're obviously thrilled by the progress William has made in his recovery and appreciate the time he took to meet us," said Assistant Chief Dennis Adler.
      2014 Election
      04/16/14 - IAFF 34
      Little Rock Firefighters, Thank you to all the members that took the time to vote. Congratulations to all the elected officers. Please see list below: IAFF Local 34 ELECTION 2014 Results President Richard Morehead Vice President Charles Austin, Jr.
      Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue hires new assistant chief
      04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
      MURFREESBORO — Kim Lawson, a veteran of Nashville Fire Department, has been named Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s new assistant chief of medical services, according to a news release. Lawson, who recently retired from the Nashville Fire Department after 34 years, will join the Murfreesboro department May 5.
      New Haven Fire Fighters Training in the Harbor
      04/16/14 - IAFF local 825
      New Haven Fire Fighters train and improve forging relations. Mike Neal, Safety Chair Mark Vendetto and Frank Ricci along with Truck 2, Sq 1, Sq 2, Eng 5, Car 33 and Engine 4 present the Ship Captain and Crew Chiefs with New Haven Fire Fighters T-shirts for helping improve firefighter safety.
      April 10, 2014: UPFFA of Ct. Legislative Conference & Lobby Day
      04/16/14 - IAFF Local 801
      Vice President Jeff Tomchik & Secretary Rob Forbes attending the UPFFA of Ct.
      Captain's Pinning and Swearing-in Ceremony
      04/16/14 - IAFF Local 4652
      Newly appointed Captain's Jeff Nawfel and James Moore participated in the departments first pinning and swearing-in ceremony last night at Town Hall. Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Karl Ekstedt, pinned the two with their Captain's badges. Family members were present to pin on the Captain's lapel pins. They were then sworn in by the Town to uphold the duties of a Captain.
      04/16/14 - IAFF Local 574
      Regular Union Meeting April 22 and 23 Plumbers and Pipefitters L188 Union Hall 2337 E. Victory Dr. (500 ft west of Coaches Corner, South side of rd.
      Fundraiser for Boston LODD T-Shirts
      04/15/14 - IAFF Local 740
      #WeNeverForget #BostonStrong #BostonMarathon #WeRunTogether
      04/15/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      Brotherhood Benefit Event
      04/15/14 - IAFF Local 51
      Benefit proceeds go to help cancer treatment for firefighter Matt Thomas. Door opens at noon, bands start at 01:00. Bands include Sorry About Your Sister, TrailerBandGovernment Cheez, and Red Rudy plus Dj music. If you would like to donate, follow the link Give Forward.
      UPFFA of Ct. Inside/Outside Window Decals
      04/15/14 - UPFFA
      UPFFA of Ct. INSIDE – OUTSIDE Window Decals Are now available to our affiliated locals @ $2.50 per decal, locals interested in obtaining the decals may contact Jane McCarthy, Executive Secretary, 860.953.3200, ext. 10.
      Corporate Welfare Affects Public Pension Plans
      04/15/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Norwich Fire Goes to 3 Alarms
      04/15/14 - IAFF Local 892
      4 Shift was called out to 218 Washington St on 8:15am April 13th for a reported structure fire. Battalion 1 had heavy smoke in a 2 1/2 frame 100 year old Queen Anne style building, upon arrival. Two handlines were initially deployed, with the truck going to the roof.  Mohegan Tribal FD stretched a third line and the fire quickly went to three alarms.
      April Union Meeting
      04/15/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Union Meeting The monthly Union meeting of Local 718 will be held on Thursday April 17th, 2014 7 p.m. at Florian Hall Nominations of Local 718 officials will be taken at this months meeting. Please make every attempt to attend.
      04/15/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
      Negotiations 4-14-14
      04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
      MDA Fill The Boot - Boot Camp
      04/15/14 - IAFF Local 21
      This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the MDA Fill The Boot campaign.  The upcoming MDA Boot Camp supports Fill The Boot and is a great opportunity for you to interact with some families, meet other Locals and learn more about the program.  This years Boot Camp will be held at Treasure Island Resort and Casino near Red Wing.  Room expenses covered.
      Negotiations 4-7-14
      04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
      Fundraiser for Boston LODD
      04/15/14 - IAFF Local 740
      Thursday April 24th Italian Heritage Center 1800-2400 Portland Fire Fighters Local 740 will be sponsering a fundraiser to benefit the families of Boston fire department's LODD Tickets $20.00 each Send check to; Local 740, 380 Congress St, Portland Maine, 04101 and we will have your ticket at will call the night of the event or you can stop in the office to purchase them.
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