Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations
in the US and Canada.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Irvin Hansen 08/19/19 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Irvin Hansen. Firefighter Hansen started on June 7, 1948 and retired on February 16, 1982.
Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, August 20 at Lyngblomsten Chapel, 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service from 9:30-11:00 am at Lyngblomsten Chapel.
Engineer Kaiser Retirement 08/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Congratulations to Engineer Dave Kaiser for 39 years of service to the South Metro community. Enjoy your retirement!
2020 Group Calendars 08/13/19 - International Association of Firefighters
2020 Group Calendars are available in the "Member Resources" section.
CAMBRIDGE RETIREMENT BOARD ENDORSEMENT 08/13/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters,
You should have received (or should receive shortly) a ballot for election to the Cambridge
Retirement Board via US Postal Service. The election is for a board member for a three-year
term from 10/1/2019 to 9/30/2022. Members may vote for one of the two candidates for
Local 30's Executive Board has voted to endorse Local 30 member John R.
FF Steven Bahr 08/13/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF Steven Bahr on August 11, 2019. He just turned 70 this year as well. Steven proudly served MDFR for 30 years. He was hired 3/18/74 and retired in 6/30/04.
Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Services to be announced.
Retired Chief Patrick Lyons 08/13/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Chief Patrick Lyons on August 11, 2019. He just turned 70. Chief Lyons proudly served MDFR for 35 years. He was an avid mountain biker and frisbee golf player and lived his life to the fullest.
Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Services to be announced.
Notice of Election, Field Representative 08/13/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members,
Field Representative William Simpson has tendered his resignation effective January 1, 2020.
Nominations for the position of Local 1826 Field Representative will be accepted at the August 29th, 2019 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting. Meeting is held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, 15924 Air Cargo Lane, Ft. Myers, Fl. Meeting starts at 6:30PM.
Franklin St. Vehicle vs. House 08/12/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 5:40 a.m. on Monday August 12th, Local Members responded to a car vs. house accident at 7231 S. Franklin St. in Centennial. When crews arrived, they found a vehicle against the home and significant damage to one corner of the structure. The residents were home when the accident occurred and safely evacuated without injuries. Paramedics evaluated the driver of the car who was also uninjured.
Office Closure 08/12/19 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
Redmond Fire & Rescue will be closed during the lunch hour from 12:00-1:00 Monday through Friday August 12-16.
Please visit our main office from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm this week.
S. Prince Street Structure Fire 08/11/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:24 a.m. on Saturday August 11th, Local members responded to reports of an apartment building fire at 5873 S. Prince Street in Littleton. Upon arrival, members observed flames and smoke coming from the 3rd floor on the Church Street Side. Officers from Littleton Police Department started evacuating the structure while members advanced hose lines.
Front End Loader Fire 08/11/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 12:01 on August 9th, 2019 Local members responded to a reported commercial vehicle fire at 7120 S. Jordan Rd. in Centennial. Quint 35 arrived on scene and found a large CAT front end loader fully engulfed in fire. Members were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it was able to spread. No injuries were reported.
Parkside Apartment Complex Fire. 08/09/19 - IAFF Local 1164
Parkside Apartment Complex Fire
3:30 AM on 8/10/19. Livonia Fire Department crews rescued two civilians who were trapped on the second floor and contained the fire to the original 2 units. No injuries reported .
Photo Credit: Photographer Matt Zmuda.
See Pictures Here.
Meeting Location Changed 08/08/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Monthly meetings will now be held at Vancostas Restaurant at the corner of Denbigh & Old Courthouse Way.
Paramedic Hansford Retirement 08/07/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Congratulations to Paramedic Troy Hansford for 30 years with South Metro Fire Rescue! We wish him all the best in his next life chapter.
August 2019 General Membership Meetings 08/07/19 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next Union meetings will be on Wednesday, August 7th and Thursday, August 8th. Both meetings will take place at The Cabin (on the patio, behind the fireplace) on Route 33 in Freehold and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend.
Membership Information Update 08/07/19 - IAFF Local 1403
During the up-coming weeks, Local 1403 will begin the process of updating its membership database in an effort to continue improving our communication with our members. Local 1403 is looking to utilize modern platforms that facilitate getting information out to large groups.
Town Hall with New Base Commander 08/07/19 - IAFF Local F283
The new base commander will be having two town halls. I attached the dates and times below, hope to see you there.
West Powers Ave Structure Fire 08/06/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On the evening of Monday August 5th, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a house fire in the 3400 block of West Powers Avenue in Littleton. While crews were enroute smoke was already visible from a distance. Upon arrival members encountered heavy smoke conditions and confirmed with the occupants that everyone safely evacuated.
August 15, 2019 - Special Meeting 08/05/19 - IAFF Local 2980
Due to several pressing matters the Executive Board has found it necessary to schedule a special meeting.
8th Annual Guns And Hoses Golf Tournament 08/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
We are excited to announce that the 8th Annual Guns And Hoses Golf Tournament will be held at Prestwick Golf Club located in Woodbury on Tuesday September 17th.
Highland Games Tug Of War 2019 08/05/19 - IAFF Local 1164
2019 Tug of War team:
Samson, Dash, Keen, JD, Audette, DiLernia, McKee, Parkin, Graff, Gilbert, Romine, Hewitt.
We pulled hard but fell to the Marines in the first round.
Discounted hotel rooms for the IAFF Memorial/ Colorado Rockies Game 08/05/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning and happy Monday, the Annual IAFF fallen firefighter memorial is coming up quickly and we have a link and phone number you can call to reserve a room at the Colorado Springs Marriot for Friday Sept 20th-Sunday the 22nd. Rooms are $149 and more memorial details will follow soon but the discounted room rates are only good until August 21st, so don’t wait. 1.800.932.
Passing of Charter Member Captain Arthur K. Daly Jr. 08/05/19 - International Association of Firefighters
IAFF Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Captain Arthur K. Daly Jr. age 83 passed away on Friday August 2, 2019 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. He was born in Neptune and lived there and in W. Belmar most of his life.
Art served his country as a member of the 505 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 1953-1956. Art is a member of the P.G.A.
2019 Randall Atkinson Memorial Academic Scholarship 08/03/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
We are experiencing difficulties on the CPFF Foundation website with the 2019-2020 application for the Randall Atkinson Memorial Academic Scholarship. Until we can get that up and running again, please use the following email until we can get the site back up. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Bowles Ave. Vehicle vs. Building 08/03/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 11:07 a.m. on Saturday August 3rd, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a vehicle vs. building accident at 8246 W. Bowles Ave. in Jefferson County. When members from South Metro Engine 13 arrived, they found a pick up truck inside the Qdoba restaurant and began checking for injuries.
Walmart Donation 08/02/19 - IAFF Local 1164
Thank You to Walmart North for their donation of 1500.00 dollars to our department during their re-grand opening. The store manager gave away several grants including ours and Livonia Police Department.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Richard Haider 08/01/19 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Richard Haider who passed away on July 24. Richard started for the department on June 7, 1948 and retired on April 30, 1990.
Visitation will take place at Wulff Funeral Home, 1485 White Bear Ave, Saint Paul on Monday, August 12 from 4-8 pm and again one hour prior to mass at church.
Highway 67 Brush Fire 07/31/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 6:32 p.m. on Tuesday July 30, 2019, Local members responded to an automatic aid wildland fire with West Douglas County Fire Protection District. 911 callers reported 2 fires burning near Madge Gulch Road and Highway 67, a large plume of smoke was already visible from miles away. The smallest fire along Madge Gulch was contained at 50x50 feet and quickly extinguished.
Fair Lane Deck Fire 07/30/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:13 a.m. on Tuesday July 30, 2019, Local members responded to a house fire in the 9700 block of E. Fair Lane in Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found the backyard deck involved with fire and advanced a hose line to extinguish it. Thanks to a combination of fast reporting and quick actions from members, the flames did not extend inside the home.
Russell Family Meal Train 07/30/19 - IAFF local 1289
Here is the link to help out the Roussell Family with Meals. It has been extended through August.
Bikes, Blues and BBQ Poker Run 07/29/19 - IAFF Local 2866
The Bikes, Blues and BBQ Poker Run Preregistration is OPEN. Please be aware that the info on the form is not correct as to where we are going each day. The Friday Route will be going south and the Saturday Route will be going northwest back east. Cost is $25 per hand.
19-1 Academy Graduation 07/29/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Local members, Family, and friends gathered in Lone Tree on Friday July 26th to celebrate the hard work and dedication of 23 recruits making it through 16 weeks of academy training. We look forward to working with you all and welcome to the family.
Hanover Charity Golf Tournament 07/29/19 - PFFNH
Join the Professional Fire Fighters of Hanover IAFF Local 3288 at their 10th annual Charity Golf Tournament on 8/23 at the Hanover Country Club.
TAKING ORDERS FOR WORKOUT APPAREL 07/28/19 - IAFF Local 21
NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR WORKOUT APPAREL
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PREPAID
CASH, CHECK or VENMO ONLY BEFORE 8/7/19
Contact Mark O'Dell, Ladder 23-A with questions.