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Monday Moring Headlines November 11, 2019 11/11/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Thank you to all of our Denver Firefighter Veterans that have chosen to continue there career on the fire department. We honor and express our gratitude to you for serving in our military and protecting our freedom.
Remember, our Union Offices will be closed today and will resume regular hours on Tuesday.
Happy Veterans Day 11/11/19 - IAFF Local 739
Happy Veterans Day
Lynn Local 739 is wishing a Happy Veterans Day to all active and retired members who have and continue to serve.
To Veterans everywhere, we say Thank You for your sacrifice and your service.
2019 OFFICER ELECTIONS 11/10/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
2019 OFFICER ELECTION
*THIS VOTE WILL INCLUDE BYLAW CHNAGES
A DUES INCREASE BALLOT MEASURE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANCE FUND
BYLAW CHANGES TO INCLUDE THE DUES INCREASE CAN BE VIEWED IN THE MEMBERS-ONLY SECTION AT IAFF244.
EMS Training 11/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Today wrapped up two weeks of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training for Mass Casualty Incidents involving technical rescue techniques.
Rapp St. Car into a Building 11/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:21 p.m. on Wednesday November, 8th Local members responded to reports of a car into a a building in the 5700 block of S. Rapp St. in downtown Littleton. When the call came in there were also reports of people standing on the roof of the structure waiting for help because the car was blocking their exit path.
Madam Mayor: Brosnan wins Livonia's top spot by razor-thin margin 11/06/19 - IAFF Local 1164
It appears Maureen Miller Brosnan will become the first female mayor of Livonia.
Brosnan edged out her opponent, Laura Toy, with 12,230 votes. Toy fell just short with 12,066 votes, a difference of 164 votes.
The mayor serves a four-year term and currently makes $125,000 annually. She'll succeed current mayor Dennis Wright, who opted not to run for reelection this year.
Charity Giving Campaign 11/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
Brothers and Sisters,
The St. Paul Charitable Giving campaign closes this Wednesday, Nov 6! One of the charities you can support is the St. Paul Fire Foundation and is an easy way to contribute to a cause that benefits you and your brothers and sisters directly. You can choose to make a one-time contribution using a paper form or go online to www.ipledgeonline.
Foxwood Ct. Structure Fire 11/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Tuesday, November 5th, Local members responded to a town home fire with a report of someone trapped on Foxwood Court in Parker. Upon arrival smoke was visible and members from Medic 41 went inside for search, rescue and fire control. They used a water extinguisher to control the flames and worked with Tower 45 to conduct searches inside.
Cedar Street Structure Fire 11/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
During the evening on Saturday, November 2, 2019, Local members responded to a house fire in the 5400 block of South Cedar Street in Littleton. When members arrived, they observed flames coming from a second-floor window of the split-level home. Members conducted a transitional attack to darken down the fire before moving inside the structure to fully extinguish it.
November 2019 General Membership Meetings 11/05/19 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next quarterly general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, November 12th and Wednesday, November 13th at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will takle place in the back room behind the fireplace and will start at 1700 sharp.
Please make every effort to attend. See you there.
Passing of Phyllis A. Ward, Mother of Captain Thomas Ward 11/05/19 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Phyllis A. Ward, mother of Captain Tommy Ward. Mrs. Ward passed at the age of 84 on November 1st at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold. Mrs. Ward was a postal clerk for the Adelphia Post Office for over 30 years and was a part of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Adelphia Fire Station for over 70 years.
2020 Ball Tickets and Rooms now available 11/04/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello all members,
Tickets and rooms for the 2020 ball are now available to purchase. The ball is being held Saturday February 22nd, and rooms are available February 21st-23rd. To purchase tickets simply call the union office or go to iaff858.org and visit the online store. A link for hotel rooms is below.
Voting 2019 11/04/19 - IAFF Local 51
Election Day is November 5, 2019
Need to know where to vote?
Issues on the ballot:
State Income Tax
City of El Paso Public Safety Bond
NLFD Trains With New Equipment 11/03/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD has used funds from a grant to purchase new rescue equipment. This Arizona vortex is a bipod-tripod that allows for great flexibility during rescue operations.
MDA Fill The Boot Wild Game 11/01/19 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 Brothers and Sisters,
We have been invited by the Minnesota Wild to fundraise for the MDA at the November 21st game at Excel Energy Center vs. the Colorado Avalanche. This is an opportunity for 10 individuals to Fill the Boot and then enjoy the Wild game.
Primary sets up showdown for Livonia's first female mayor 11/01/19 - IAFF Local 1164
Thousands of voters went to the polls around Livonia on Aug. 6. After people cast their ballots, the mayoral race was narrowed down to Maureen Miller Brosnan and Laura Toy while the city council race went from a 12-person race to an eight-person one.
Toy, the current city council president, led the mayoral field with 7,400 votes and Brosnan followed with 6,124.
IAFF Local 21 City Council Endorsements 10/31/19 - IAFF Local 21
Protect us, so we can protect you
St. Paul Firefighters Local 21 has endorsed the following candidates for re-election to the St. Paul City Council.
Ward 1. Dai Thao
Ward 2. Rebecca Noecker
Ward 3. Chris Tolbert
Ward 4. Mitra Jalali Nelson
Ward 5. Amy Brendmoen
IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party 10/30/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party!
We will celebrate Christmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Friday December 13, 2019 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.
Meadow Bridge Way Structure Fire 10/27/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 12:17 a.m. on Sunday October 27th, Local members responded to a house fire at 12471 Meadow Bridge Way in Parker. When members arrived, they found one side of the home engulfed with flames and melting the siding on the neighbor’s house. The exterior fire was quickly darkened down and flames were found extending through the attic space.
Come Help a Firefighter's Family!! 10/26/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Please help us support one of our own next Saturday, Nov 2 @ 9am at Breakaway Jiu-Jitsu. Ten dollar entry fee. All proceeds will go to Dragan Grujicic's family and Hunters Hope Foundation. There will be over $1000 in raffle give-aways. Come out and join in some fellowship, and see old friends and meet new ones. Please see attached flier or "Breakaway Jiu Jitsu" FB page for details. Thank you and have a rad day.
Retirement 10/25/19 - St. Charles Professional Firefighters Local 3322
Chief Joe Schelstreet has retired, now it's time to party! Come join us to celebrate his career.
INFORMATIONAL POST 10/25/19 - IAFF Local 1403
On Tuesday before the General Membership Meeting from 1030 to 1130 FF Mark Buckley will be presenting a 1 hour informational session of Financial Strategies for Retirement. Local 1403 continues to strive in passing on information to our members in an effort to provide education.
Upcoming SPFD Yearbook 10/25/19 - IAFF Local 21
Attention St Paul Fire Department Members:
We have partnered with Heritage Portraits & Albums to photograph our department members so we can create a Heritage Album for our organization.
Congratulations to newly elected Field Rep. Angie Young 10/24/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members,
Thanks to all members who came out and voted and a special thanks to the six candidates for stepping up for our Field Representative position. There were 435 total votes cast and Congratulations to Angie Young! Angie will start transitioning with Field Rep. Bill Simpson immediately and assume the position on Jan 2nd 2020.
Firefighters For Pfeifer 10/24/19 - IAFF Local 1805
With a great deal of consideration, your Local 1805 firefighters are very excited to unanimously endorse Chris Pfeifer for Clark County Fire District 6 Commissioner Candidate! We feel he brings an incredible value to the taxpayers and will support the growing needs of our rapidly growing district. Please help us spread the word.
*New admin* 10/23/19 - IAFF Local 2819
Looking for input on what features the body would like to have on the site. If there is something missing or a link that does not work please let me know.
Davies Way Structure Fire 10/23/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 5 a.m. on Wednesday October 23rd, Members responded to a house fire in the 500 block of West Davies Way in Littleton. Upon arrival members encountered a heavy volume of fire consuming the attached garage, deck, bushes and starting to spread into the home. Littleton Police Officers confirmed everyone safely exited the home and evacuated the neighbors.
Academy Family Night 10/23/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Families and friends of our current 19-2 Fire Academy recruits got to come out to the drill ground to see what their loved ones have been learning!
Online Toy Drive 10/23/19 - Toy Program
You are invited to support this cause
An online toy drive has kicked off to support local kids in need served by the SF Firefighters Toy Program. You can help reach the goal of 1500 items by shopping online to support the drive. Simply click Shop Now.
City fire stations not livable 10/22/19 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Representatives of IAFF Local 64 are concerned about conditions of stations and staffing. Click the link for more information.
United Way 10/22/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Help the department reach its participation goal and help you local union members by donating to us through the Unite Way.
Fill out the 'specific 501C" area and fill in
Newport News Firefighter's Association
Thank you for all you do!
MDA Fundraiser 10/22/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
Santos "JR" Ortiz here,
On October 20th and November 3rd I will be running the Baystate(with Justin Moy the Nation MDA Ambassador) and New York Marathons under the name MDA Team Momentum. Money raised goes to Boston Fire MDA”Fill the Boot” totals. Remember it started in Boston with Engine 1.