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    2015 Gun Raffle
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    Thank You Peter Matthews
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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, December 15 (A-Shift) and Tuesday, December 16 (B-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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      ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTIES
      11/24/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Remembering the Father of the AACo Fire Dept. Chief Harry William Klasmeier
      11/23/14 - IAFF Local 1563
      The very proud past and present members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department share their memories of the beloved first Fire Chief in Anne Arundel County, Chief Harry William Klasmeier. Online Obituary: Harry William Klasmeier ~We Remember Chief Harry W.
      2015 Gun Raffle
      11/23/14 - IAFF Local 3005
                  The Bolingbrook Fire Fighters Association Local 3005 is holding a 6 month firearm raffle.  Donations for the tickets are $50 each.  Attached is a flyer with the descriptions of the firearms for raffle.  The raffle drawings will begin in April of 2015 at our monthly Union meetings.
      Thank You Peter Matthews
      11/23/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Over the past 6+ years, Honorary L-21 Firefighter Peter Matthews has volunteered his time and talents capturing much of the work Saint Paul Firefighters do on a regular basis. His photographic work of our members has been published both locally and nationally highlighting the heroic rescues and day to day activities we perform.
      Santa Breakfast
      11/23/14 - IAFF Local 794
      Come out and join us for this years Santa Breakfast!!!! Click link to view flyer.
      Notice to Public: unauthorized note
      11/23/14 - IAFF Local 452
      IAFF Local 452, did not authorize, endorse or circulate any recent door leaflets you may have received. If you have received this note on your doorstep or can identify the person who left it please contact us. (Click link for sample image)
      Notice to public
      11/23/14 - IAFF Local 452
      IAFF Local 452, did not authorize, endorse or circulate this message. If you have received this note on your doorstep or can identify the person who left it please contact us.
      Local F-273 Names New Shop Stewards
      11/23/14 - IAFF Local F-273
      Congratulations to FF Rick Hoydis and FF/Medic Larry Shinn on being named the Shop Stewards of Local F-273! There are still open shop steward positions in the Local.
      Passing of William John Kottage, Jr.
      11/23/14 - UPFFA
      It is with deep regret and sorrow that we inform the members of the passing of William John Kottage, Jr., brother of James Kottage, President, New Haven Fire Fighters, Local 825, and District Vice President, UPFFA of Ct.
      Steamworks Brewing Company Raises Over $10,000 for BC Firefighters Burn Fund
      11/23/14 - IAFF 323
      November, 2014 - As a tribute to BC Firefighters and to raise both awareness & funds, local craft brewery Steamworks Brewing Company brewed a robust and flavourful Heroica Red Ale for its 2014 fall release and in keeping with Steamworks' whimsical brand designs, this particular label featured Burnaby Heights Landmark Helen Arnold the swinging girl as a damsel in distress being rescued by a Steampunked firefighter.
      2 DAYS LEFT - E-BOARD NOMINATIONS
      11/22/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      Ladies and Gentlemen, Monday is the last day to submit nominations for: Secretary/Treasurer - can be nominated by any member 8 Hour VP - can be nominated by 8 hour members A shift VP - can be nominated by A shifters B shift VP - can be nominated by B shifters C shift VP - can be nominated by C shifters Your nominations MUST be in writing.
      President Melhorn with Channel 9 News in regards to US Navy Findings on the Miami fire
      11/22/14 - IAFF F-123
      Local 42 - Louie Wright Fundraiser
      11/22/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Save the Date for the 2015 Legislative Conference
      11/22/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      IAFF Legislative Conference Returns to Capitol Hill! Mark your calendars for the 2015 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 8-11, 2015, in Washington, DC. The Conference is returning to the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, and will once again feature the annual Congressional Reception attended by dozens of U.S. representatives and senators.
      House Fire Leads to Burn Patient
      11/22/14 - IAFF Local 3990
      Bassville Park, Florida - Lake County Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire early Friday morning on Sherwood Place in Bassville Park with possible occupants trapped inside. As fire crews arrived, heavy smoke was pouring from the home with active fire. Firefighters quickly searched the home for victims but no occupants were found.
      Addison Rescues Victim
      11/21/14 - IAFF Local 4727
      Congratulations to Lt. Erik Kramer and FF/Paramedic Jay Arnier for their heroic rescue of a victim from a fire on Monday morning. Your diligent and agressive efforts saved the persons life.
      Charity hockey game between Saginaw police and firefighters raises more than $7,000 for MDA
      11/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      As part of the eighth annual Guns & Hoses Classic hockey game between the Saginaw Police Department and Fire Department, $7,125 was raised and donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help fight the disease.
      Chad Edlin Retirement Party
      11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
      Retirement Party for Chad Edlin. Friday, December 5th @ Johnny's Back Yard @ 6pm
      Bozeman Fire Fighters respond on late night basement fire
      11/21/14 - IAFF local 613
      No injuries reported in Bozeman house fire City of Bozeman Full Story by KECI Staff HERE Text BOZEMAN, Mont. - Overnight, firefighters responded to a house fire on the west end of.
      Fundraiser for President Emeritus Wright
      11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
      2015 Unite & Fight
      11/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Hello Police, Fire and EMS! We are gearing up for our third annual Unite and Fight event, and we need your help! We need men and women; all ages, skill levels, and weights to represent the areas police, fire and EMS departments in a charity boxing event.
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      11/21/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Luke Barron, Tower 22 C-shift, congratulations to Luke! Raffle tickets are on sale right now.  Contact any Burn Foundation board member to get your ticket for a chance to win the 2015 payday raffle drawings. The next payday raffle winner will be drawn Friday, December 5th.
      Brook Park fire union opposes idea of privatizing city's ambulance service
      11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Nearly 200 people rallied outside a city council meeting on Tuesday to oppose a possible privatization of the Brook Park ambulance service.
      Akron not in contempt when negotiating fire department promotions, court monitor says
      11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      AKRON, Ohio -- The City of Akron did not violate a court order when it negotiated a new seniority and education-based promotional agreement with firefighters.
      Passing of AACo first Fire Chief...
      11/20/14 - IAFF Local 1563
      November 20, 2014 The Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Anne Arundel County Retired Firefighters Association regretfully announce the passing of Retired Fire Chief Harry W. Klasmeier.  Chief Klasmeier was the Department's first Fire Chief, serving in that capacity from 1965 to 1983.
      The city of Bozeman has filed another appeal against its firefighters' union, Local 613 of the IAFF
      11/20/14 - IAFF local 613
      We want our followers to be informed of all current events happening with the Bozeman Firefighters. In that belief we would like to share following article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. We also ask that if you have any questions to please contact us at bozemanfirefighters613@gmail.com and we will do our best to address your concerns.
      Flirty Dance Fitness Toy Drive
      11/20/14 - Toy Program
      Vacation Bank Proposal & Survey
      11/20/14 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
      Please Click on image to view the proposal. Once you have finished you can follow the link below to complete the survey. You may also navigate to the survey using the menu.
      Bob Bartley
      11/20/14 - IAFF Local 51
      Capt.,Please pass this on; This week marks an exciting journey for me, as I have begun my new position.  I remember coming here full of ideas, things to do to make a difference I'll always remember the things we achieved together especially with the attempts to assist and be a buffer to help your request for each of the station needs.
      Getting Real about Pension Investments
      11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      It's certainly tempting for officials in charge of state pension systems to hike up assumed rates of return. Better investment returns translate into smaller appropriations to fund pensions and can facilitate generous cost-of-living adjustments for retirees.
      Suburban officials speak against fire department staffing bill
      11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Nearly two dozen suburban leaders on Tuesday ramped up their opposition to a proposal in Springfield that would subject fire department staffing levels to collective bargaining and binding outside arbitration.
      Firefighters, paramedics protest possible plan to hire private ambulance company
      11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      BROOK PARK, Ohio- Firefighters and paramedics from across the area joined fellow firefighters in Brook Park for a demonstration before Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
      Meals On Wheels
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
      MEALS-ON-WHEELS - Volunteers are requested to help give driving directions for Meals-On-Wheels Thursday, November 27 from 7:30-9:00 a.m.) at Cretin Dehram Hall High School. (C shift getting off duty and “A” shifting working.) Volunteers assist those drivers who request help with directions for delivering meals to St. Paul neighborhoods primarily.
      Regular Meeting November 2014
      11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
      Regular Meeting November 2014
      11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
      Phone Directory
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
      All Personnel - Local 21 will be publishing an updated L21 telephone directory by the first of the year.  In order to have your telephone number listed, we will need an authorization from you granting permission to be included in the directory.  Please fill out Form 48A which is located in the FD forms file and forward on to Josette Bradley and Paul Barrett.
      Three people hurt in fire on West Side Avenue
      11/19/14 - IAFF local 1605
      Three people were taken to Meritus Medical Center to be treated for injuries they suffered Wednesday morning during a fire at an apartment building at 349 West Side Ave. in Hagerstown, a fire official said. One of the victims who was taken to the hospital jumped from a second-floor apartment where the fire started, according to Battalion Fire Chief Mark Cleck.
      USAR, 1014 Family Day and Cell Towers update
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 1014
      A few things to update you on: 1014 CPAT Test Day As you have been following the impact of the LA Times article on testing, recruitment and Members with same last names on the job. Local 1014 has been included on a task force of Labor, Management and County Officials to accomplish a few things related to recruitment, testing and integrity of all systems.
      Coquitlam Firefighters donate 10 pints of blood in less than a month!
      11/19/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      By the end of September, Canada’s blood inventory had reached a critically low level. We asked all our PFL partners across the country to help and they responded by bringing in 21,033 units in October, that’s amazing! So far Coquitlam Firefighters- IAFF Local 1782 - has collected 10 units towards your annual pledge of 50*.
      First Responder Night at the Palace!
      11/19/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Moshi Toy Drive
      11/19/14 - Toy Program
      Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the 2014 Christmas Angel Breakfast & Toy Drive
      11/19/14 - IAFF 323
      November, 2014 - Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel on Tuesday morning, November 25th, to help support the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. Bring a toy or cash for a pancake breakfast in the ballroom or get a continental breakfast-to-go.
      BCPFFA endorses Sister Amber Hockin & Brother Aaron Ekman for BC Fed Leadership
      11/19/14 - IAFF 323
      November, 2014 - The BC Professional Firefighters has endorsed Sister Amber Hockin and Brother Aaron Ekman to lead the BC Federation of Labour. The biannual convention takes place in Vancouver November 24th through to the 28th.
      We would like to wish you a Safe & Happy Thanksgivng
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 772
      Pittsfield, Ypsilanti townships approve fire aid agreement designed to reduce response times (11/18/2014)
      11/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Pittsfield and Ypsilanti Townships will automatically dispatch engines and firefighters across their shared border when a structure fire alarm sounds.
      Akron firefighters vote to promote officers based on seniority, education
      11/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      AKRON, Ohio -- The Akron Firefighters Association voted Thursday in favor of an agreement with the City of Akron that would allow for the promotion of firefighters based on their seniority and education level.
      E-Board Nomination Week
      11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      The week for E-board member nominations has begun.  The last day to make these nominations is November 24th, 2014.  The following positions are up for re-election: Secretary/Treasurer 8-hour Vice President A shift Vice President B shift Vice President C shift Vice President Remember, you can only nominate someone on your shift.
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