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    Funeral Arrangements Bruce Kilmer
    IAFF Local 2647
    Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
    Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Successful Fill The Boot Drive
    IAFF Local 736
    Bangor Fire to receive new vehicles
    IAFF Local 772
    Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
    IAFF Local 736
    What would privatizing the Fire Department mean?
    IAFF Local 1563
     
         
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      2014 MDA Fill the Boot Campaign

      Dallas Firefighters were on the streets again this spring for our annual MDA Fill the Boot Campaign. This year's effort marked the 60 year anniversary of the relationship between the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Firefighters, which began in 1954. This year's Fill the Boot Campaign had an extra special meaning for Dallas Firefighters, as we worked to help one of our own.
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      The Golden Pheasant Fire -- 50 years later

      The Worst Fire in Dallas History     by DMagazine Only twice has the entire fire department been called to a blaze. Fifty years ago this month, 750 men fought the Golden Pheasant inferno. Four didn’t make it out.
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      DFD Pink Pins

      In some way, shape or form, most of us have been affected by the devastating effects of breast cancer. Whether it has stricken a close friend, relative, or even you yourself, we are all aware of the impact it can have.
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      Welcome to the DFFA Website

      Welcome to the online home of the Dallas Fire Fighters Association. We hope that the format will be easy to navigate and be able to provide relevant information to our members. The DFFA works hard to build lines of communication to represent our members at city hall.
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      Welcome

      The next DFFA Membership Meetings will be held on Monday, November 17 (C-Shift) and Tuesday, November 18 (A-Shift) at the DFFA Union Hall, beginning at 7:30pm each evening.

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      2014 MDA Fill the Boot Campaign

      Dallas Firefighters were on the streets again this spring for our annual MDA Fill the Boot Campaign. This year's effort marked the 60 year anniversary of the relationship between the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Firefighters, which began in 1954. This year's Fill the Boot Campaign had an extra special meaning for Dallas Firefighters, as we worked to help one of our own.
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      The Golden Pheasant Fire -- 50 years later

      The Worst Fire in Dallas History     by DMagazine Only twice has the entire fire department been called to a blaze. Fifty years ago this month, 750 men fought the Golden Pheasant inferno. Four didn’t make it out.
      Read More...

      DFD Pink Pins

      In some way, shape or form, most of us have been affected by the devastating effects of breast cancer. Whether it has stricken a close friend, relative, or even you yourself, we are all aware of the impact it can have.
      Read More...

      Welcome to the DFFA Website

      Welcome to the online home of the Dallas Fire Fighters Association. We hope that the format will be easy to navigate and be able to provide relevant information to our members. The DFFA works hard to build lines of communication to represent our members at city hall.
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      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      10/24/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Eric Neff, retired Fire Prevention Bureau Technician, congratulations to Eric! In case you missed it…The winner from the last drawing on the October 10th payday was Dean Tripp, past President and President Emeritus of Local 858.  Congratulations to Dean.
      Successful Fill The Boot Drive
      10/24/14 - IAFF Local 736
      Every year the Williamsport Firefighters participate in the "Fill The Boot" campaign, to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
      Bangor Fire to receive new vehicles
      10/24/14 - IAFF Local 772
      Pictured above are L-R Engine 5 (to be assigned at Station 5 on the Hogan Road) and Engine 6 (to be assigned to Station 6 on the Griffin Road). The Bangor Fire Department will we receiving new vehicles to help us update our aging fleet. Pictured above are two new engines (Pierce) that are finished and will be delivered soon. Training will begin on the trucks for all 4 crews.
      Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
      10/24/14 - IAFF Local 736
      Update regarding our Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt Fundraiser. We now have youth sizes available in S, M, L for the same 15$ each. We can also go up to 4XL and 5XL for 17$ each. We're expecting to begin delivering September 29th, so stay tuned for further updates. There's still plenty of time left, so keep the orders coming and spread the word.
      What would privatizing the Fire Department mean?
      10/23/14 - IAFF Local 1563
      The proud men and women of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters respond to over 75,000 emergency calls each year, providing the citizens of Anne Arundel County with compassionate and comprehensive service 24 hours a day.  Fire fighters have a long tradition of selflessly serving the citizens they have sworn to protect with everything they have, including their lives.
      IAFF 2nd DVP addresses Wichita City Council
      10/23/14 - IAFF Local 135
      Members of Local 135, IAFF 2nd District Vice President Woolbright addressed the City Council on Tuesday about Labor and Management relationships.    Our thanks go to him and General President Schaitberger for their support. http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article3197691.html http://www.kwch.
      An Important Message to Our Retirees in Oregon Senate District 11
      10/23/14 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
      A Letter to members and Retirees in Oregon Senate District 11.....
      Wingferno @ Dry Dock
      10/23/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      Dry Dock is hosting their 3rd Annual Dante's Wingferno.  Saturday, October 25th @ Noon. Firefighter round will be held - Who can eat their 5, that's right, only FIVE wings, the fastest!? Proceeds are benefiting the Firefighters of Aurora Benevolent Fund. WE NEED PARTICIPANTS!  Please contact Eric DeMaria or Amy Reinhardt for more info.
      SPREAD THE WORD - WE NEED A YES VOTE ON 2C
      10/23/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      UPCOMING ELECTION INFO: Aurora specific Proposition 2C is a mil levy increase. A 1 mil increase brings in approx $3,000,000.00. 2C is a 2 mil increase. The increase will be $5,926,000.00 the first year and as the city grows the amount will continue to increase. A YES VOTE ON 2C will give Aurora Public Safety Departments an additional $6,000,000.00 to split.
      Meridian Township fire captain shifts into retirement with 7 a.m. pub party
      10/23/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      OCT. 23, 2014: Nye, 53, a captain in the Meridian Township Fire Department, was celebrating the end of his 30-year career with “firefighters and family, which is the same thing.
      Ambulance Strike Team / Task Force Leader Course
      10/23/14 - PFFA
      Stepping down
      10/23/14 - IAFF Local 3
      To whom it may concern;                        Oct 23, 2014           With many tasks left unfinished it is with tremendous regret that I announce my resignation from the political arena.
      Southern Berks CBA added
      10/22/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Added new collective bargaining agreement for Southern Berks, Local 4933 to the contract downlaod area.
      Coakley For Governor
      10/22/14 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      Halloween Party
      10/22/14 - Odessa Fire Fighters Association
         Halloween Costume Party    Saturday October 25th 6-12 at the Union Hall. All members and their families are invited. Beer, snakes, and best costume prizes. If you would like to help decorate we will be there  Thurs. and Friday 6-9.
      F-282 Store has new address
      10/22/14 - IAFF Local F282
      Have a Safe Halloween!
      10/22/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      0 0 1 293 1674 Denton Firefighters Association 13 3 1964 14.
      1014 Executive Board Nominations
      10/22/14 - IAFF Local 1014
      Kroger Breast Cancer Shirt Event-2014
      10/22/14 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
      This Saturday, October 25th, 2014- from 8am to noon, CPFFA L4182 will be selling Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts in the front entrance of Kroger, located at 1004 S. Crowley Road. All shirts are $20.00 and proceeds will go towards the Women's Wellness Fund, part of the THR Cancer Treatment Family that aids in awareness and research. Swing by this Saturday to get your shirts.
      Don't Let Halloween Be Scary for the Wrong Reasons
      10/22/14 - IAFF Local 271
      By making small adjustments to costume and decoration choices on Halloween, danger and risk to public safety is easily decreased. “It is important for people to take basic precautions to make sure they have nothing other than a fun-filled Halloween,” says IAFF Local 271. According to the U.S.
      RIP BROTHER
      10/22/14 - IAFF Local 2647
      Rest in Peace October 22 2014 Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski is sorry to report the death of Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Kilmer, who died this morning at Berkshire Medical Center.  Deputy Chief Kilmer experienced a cardiac arrest while off-duty.  Valiant efforts to resuscitate him by both his partner Chrissie  and the Lee Ambulance Squad were to no avail.
      Hampton Chili Cook Off
      10/21/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Charlie Crist for Governor
      10/21/14 - IAFF Local 1403
      Brothers and Sisters,  Local 1403 is urging you to go out and vote early. Early voting opened yesterday in Dade County. We have mailed to you a palm card with the list of endorsed candidates and we would like you to share them with your family and friends. It is extremely important to support the candidates who support firefighter's issues.
      Dearborn, Melvindale fire stations receives new equipment through federal grants
      10/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      OCT. 21, 2014: The Dearborn Fire Department has been acquiring several new tools and other equipment recently through various federal grants the department applied for earlier this year.
      2015 L42 Committees information and interest form
      10/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
      If you are interested in serving on a Local 42 committee please review the link below and fill out the interest form due in by November 14, 2014. Please click here to download descriptions and interest form.
      Business Agent Process
      10/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
      Last Call Foundation
      10/21/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
      .  The Foundation, and its leadership, is committed to enhancing the ability of our dedicated firefighting professionals to effectively and safely fight fires and protect the public.
      Nor Cal Car Club Toy Drive
      10/21/14 - Toy Program
      Operation Warm
      10/21/14 - IAFF Local 1652
      The Framingham Firefighters Local 1652 has teamed up with the PFFM and the IAFF to support Operation Warm.  Operation Warm is a non-profit that gives new winter coats to needy kids and their families.  If you would like to donate, click on the link below.
      Tips For A Safe And Healthy Halloween
      10/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
      It’s the scariest day of the year and IAFF locals will do their part to make sure their communities have a fun and safe Halloween. Whether fire fighters simply plan to pass out candy at the station, or donate their time for a community event or organization - you can always count on IAFF members to put safety first.
      Ebola Preparedness
      10/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
      Safety Stand Down for Ebola Preparedness The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history and has spread to multiple countries in West Africa. The first confirmed case in North America was recently reported in Dallas, Texas, where the 9-1-1 system was used to treat and transport the patient to the hospital. The patient has since died.
      Safe & Fun Halloween
      10/21/14 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Message From President Schaitberger on Ebola Preparedness
      10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      View in Browser Now Is the Time to Get Prepared IAFF members - the professional fire fighters and paramedics who are first on scene in an emergency -- must be ready to respond to possible cases of Ebola.
      Facebook
      10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
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      PFFM Endorses Seth Moulton for US Congress
      10/20/14 - IAFF Local 739
      PFFM Endorses Seth Moulton  The membership of the PFFM unanimously endorsed Seth Moulton for US Congress at the October meeting.  Please watch for further details on upcoming events where we will work to support and elect our PFFM endorsed candidate.
      President Schaitberger Speaks on Ebola
      10/20/14 - IAFF Local 739
      View in Browser Now Is the Time to Get Prepared IAFF members - the professional fire fighters and paramedics who are first on scene in an emergency -- must be ready to respond to possible cases of Ebola.
      Fire Ops 101 Video
      10/20/14 - IAFF Local 4416
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      Candidate Endorsement
      10/20/14 - IAFF 3718
      Here is the list of candidates that we are endorsing for this election cycle. State Repesentatives Harold Copenhaver Homer Lenderman Jack Ladyman City Council  Ann Williams Who the Arkansas Professional Firefighters are endorsing at the state level. Mike Ross- Governor Mark Pryor- Senate Early Voting hours start today and hours are: Monday thru Friday 8am to 6pm Saturday 10am to 4pm You can go to www.voterview.org and view the entire ballot before voting.
      SFD study 2014
      10/20/14 - IAFF Local 1464
      November Election
      10/20/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      MEMORANDUM October 16, 2014 TO: All CPFF Members FROM: Mike Rogers, President RE: November Election Beginning on October 14, 2014 CPFF firefighters and their families across the state will have begun receiving their mail ballots in the mail.
      Sept. 24th, 2014 Letter, L1826/LCEMS
      10/20/14 - IAFF 1826
      Dispute Draws to a Close
      10/20/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
          Arbitrator rules fire marshal’s appointment fell within guidelines By Megan Gray-Hatfield Denton Record-Chronicle Staff Writer Published: 19 October 2014 11:42 PM       A dispute between the Denton Fire Fighters Association and the city has come to an end after more than a year.
      Care Enough to Wear Pink
      10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
      Once again, members of Local 2661 are trading traditional blues for pink in support of cancer awareness.  All proceeds from the sale of pink shirts go to the Susan G.
      Insurance Information
      10/20/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Police and Fire Insurance Association Payroll Deduction Ends 01/01/2015 If you have Police and Fire Insurance Association and/or want information on better choices of supplemental insurance coverage, contact Mike Cox. We have insurance benefits with great rates and coverage due to relationships with many insurance companies.   I'm your benefit coordinator.
      Nozzle Testing
      10/19/14 - New London Fire Fighters
      The New London Fire Department is in the process of replacing all of our nozzles through monies awarded from a grant. Each group has been doing some hands on testing. Below is Group 4, picture taken by FF Passero.
      Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society Pink Pancake Breakfast
      10/19/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      They’re the first faces you see when you have an emergency and need help. And when one of their own is in need of support, firefighters are just as quick to lend a hand. That’s the idea behind a tasty fundraiser that will fill your stomach with pink goodness.   Next Saturday (Oct.
      Fire Fighter Response to Ebola
      10/18/14 - UPFFA
      IAFF Urges Affiliates to Conduct Ebola Stand-downs https://flipboard.
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