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Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

Colorado Avalanche/858 Discount tickets
01/17/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello members, we have discounted Avs tickets available for Saturday March 21st, tickets start @ $37 and come with food or drink credit, just click the link on the attached flyer and we’ll see you there. Friends and family are invited, no limit on tickets, but they will sell out.
Jim Smith Named State Fire Marshal
01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Replacing Bruce West as state fire marshal is Jim Smith who previously served as deputy state fire marshal. Fire Marshal Smith who has been in the fire-service since 1980, served as as a firefighter/paramedic, district chief, and assistant chief of operations with the Saint Paul Fire Department and is a former member of Local’s 21 and 3939.
Bruce West Named Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety
01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
In November, Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety John Harrington appointed State Fire Marshal Bruce West to be the new Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety. Assistant Commissioner West has been in the fire-service for 41 years were he served with the Anoka Fire Department and as Elk River Fire Chief for 15 years.
Governor Walz Appoints Tom Thornberg To PERA Board
01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Last week Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appointed IAFF 5th District Vice-President Tom Thornberg to the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Board of Trustees. The eleven member board approves PERA's operating budget, decides legislative policy and priorities, and hires the executive director.
Union Office Closed
01/17/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Denver Fire Fighters Local 858 Offices will be closed January 20th  thru January 22nd  for the IAFF Affiliate Leadership Training Summit and Human Relations Conference.  We will return to regular operating hours on January 23rd.  If you need immediate assistance, please contact your District Vice President or Principle Officer.
Friday Update 1-17-20
01/16/20 - IAFF Local 1014
2020 Stair Climb Events
01/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
Attn. Medicare EligibleRetirees
01/15/20 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
 Vic George form the Canton Police Department is working with a representative of Humana to establish a supplemental health care plan for retired police and fire members. This plan will only be available to those 65 or older. Humana has recently provided a similar plan to Hoover Co. retirees to cover the additional costs to their members that are Medicare eligible.
Help Put Joe Biden Over the Finish Line in Iowa
01/15/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, As many of you are aware, I have been traveling the state of Iowa over the past week, along with General Secretary-Treasurer Kelly and 2nd District Vice President Woolbright, speaking directly to our members about the importance of caucusing for Joe Biden. We are excited about the possibility of a strong fire fighter showing at the February 3 Caucus.
Downing St. Sructure Fire
01/13/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Around 3:45am Monday, January 13th Local members responded to a house fire in the 3600 block of S. Downing St. in Cherry Hills Village. When members arrived on scene they found a house fully involved in fire and immediately began fighting the fire defensively from the outside of the structure.
Monday Morning Headlines 1/13/2020
01/13/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning, 9-Ball - Today and tomorrow is the Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation 25th Annual Scotch Doubles 9 Ball Tournament. It's at the Wynkoop Brewing Company and begins both days at 11 am. $30 per two-person team and $40 per three-person team. See Poster for additional information.
Passing of FF Philip Norris - C4 Aide, Retired
01/12/20 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of Firefighter Philip Norris - C4 Aide, Retired Philip P. Norris, age 68, of Peabody and formerly of Lynn, died on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving and devoted husband of Joan M. (Hurley) Norris with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.
Saint Paul Fire Foundation Food and Wine Event
01/11/20 - IAFF Local 21
Minnesota Food & Wine Experince Discounted Tickets for Firefighters.
Fire Service Day at the Capitol
01/09/20 - IAFF Local 21
Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF) and the Minnesota Fire Associations Coalition (MNFAC) for the annual Fire Service Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER:  https://forms.gle/xHNcGDPCJJKR1v8G7 Registration deadline is February 7th.
January 9, 2020: Members – 25 Years of Service or More
01/09/20 - UPFFA
Dear Affiliated Local Presidents: President Carozza is currently working on a project with the Governor’s Office. We are requesting each affiliated local to forward a listing of your members who have TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS OF SERVICE OR MORE. Please provide this information ASAP to Jane McCarthy at jmccarthy.upffa@sbcglobal.net
2020 Beer Dabbler Sign Up
01/09/20 - IAFF Local 21
Friday Update 1-10-20
01/09/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Nominations at Bi-Monthly Meeting
01/08/20 - IAFF 1826
Nominations will be held at the bi-monthly meeting in February. Nominations will be accepted for the Principal Officer position of President, the position of DVP for all even-numbered districts, and Assistant DVP for Districts 1, 2, & 6.
Denver Firefighters Museum Update
01/08/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Dear Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of the Denver Firefighters Museum Board of Directors I would like to offer up some things for you to think about. After the tumultuous annual meeting which resulted in a large turn over in directors things were very contentious.
Benevolent Fund and TV Fund Deductions
01/07/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted in this month (January 2020) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in January 2020.
Please join us at the Ball!
01/06/20 - IAFF Local 31
West Peculiar LODD: Charles McCormick
01/06/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is saddened by the tragic news of the line of duty death of IAFF Local 3112 Member, Firefighter/Paramedic Charles “Chuck” McCormick. Brother McCormick died battling a house fire with West Peculiar Fire Protection District." Brother McCormick is survived by his wife Rachel and three sons. Funeral arrangements to follow.
Monday Morning Headlines 1/6/2020
01/06/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Morning and Happy New Year! Union Meeting - This week, we have the Union Meetings on Wednesday the 8th at 7 pm and Thursday the 9th at 8:30 am. We will be asking for nominations for a new Election Commissioner. The Election Commissioner is a one year term and is a great way to get involved! Survey Monkey - Thank you to all that submitted your comments.
2019 Award Submissions
01/05/20 - IAFF Local 739
Awards Submissions Please submit any nominations for awards for 2019 in confidence to Mario Lopez, L1/D3 by January 31, 2020.
Livonia Mayor-elect Maureen Brosnan, council members sworn in
01/05/20 - IAFF Local 1164
Before taking office on Jan. 1, 2020, Livonia's newest office-holders made things official Thursday during a swearing-in ceremony. The ceremony was filled with a love of Livonia and its "families first" mentality.
South Delaware St. Vehicle into a Building
01/04/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 6:21 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020, Local member responded to multiple reports of a vehicle accident involving a structure at 5331 S. Delaware Street in Littleton. A sedan traveling westbound on Rafferty Gardens Ave. crossed over Delaware Street, collided with a parked car, then struck an apartment building.
GET READY FOR SAINT PATRICK's DAY AND SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH!
01/04/20 - Lets Fire Cancer
Go to: https://bingfireparadeday2020.itemorder.com/sale  to order your shirts today. All proceeds from the sale go directly to established, promising cancer research programs. Thank you & ENJOY.
January 4, 2020: The 2019 CT United Ride Disbursements
01/04/20 - UPFFA
Fire Series Trial Shift Schedule Change Vote: Jan 10 - Feb 10
01/03/20 - IAFF Local 1014
January Union Meeting Reminder
01/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Happy New Year!!! With the holiday being this week and per our Union By-Laws, Article VIII, Section 1, If the first Wednesday or Thursday is a holiday, the regular meetings will be held on the second Wednesday and Thursday. This means that the January Union Meeting will be January 8th @ 7 pm and January 9th @ 8:30 am.
City Chapter Contract Negotiations Informational Meetings Scheduled for January 9 & 10
01/02/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
City Chapter Contract Negotiations Informational Meetings are scheduled for January 9 & 10, 2020 at the Union Hall. The purpose of these meetings will be to discuss upcoming negotiations related to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the IAFF Local 244 and the City of Albuquerque, to include membership recommendations. The January 9, 2020 meeting will start promptly at 7:00p.m.
2020 Legislative Reception
01/02/20 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Officers and Members                                                                  The Annual Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters Marlatt/Redmon Legislative Reception will be Thursday February 6th at 5:30 pm.
2019 TOTAL RUNS
01/02/20 - New London Fire Fighters
2020 Melrose Fire Relief Association Calendar Winners
01/02/20 - IAFF Local 1617
HOLD THE DATE: Monday, May 4, 2020: UPFFA Golf Tournament
01/01/20 - UPFFA
Union Meeting Reminder 1/8/2020 & 1/9/2020
01/01/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This is a reminder that the Union Meeting is tonight Wednesday, 1/8/2020 at 7pm and tomorrow Thursday, 1/9/2020 at 8:30 am.    EMT Position - There will be a question and answer session 30 minutes prior to tonight's meeting and 30 minutes after tomorrow's meeting.   Tonight and tomorrow nominations for Election Commissioner we be held.
2019 Year In Review
12/31/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Battalion Chief Christ Memorial
12/30/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Battalion Chief Jeffrey Christ’s line of duty death while with Littleton Fire Rescue. Battalion Chief Christ gave 27 years of selfless and dedicated service to our communities and unfortunately died of a job-related brain tumor.
W. Mineral Ave Structure Fire
12/30/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 04:43 a.m. on Monday, December 30, 2019, Littleton Police officers investigating an alarm at the Rubios Coastal Grill, located 111 W. Mineral Ave., discovered smoke and windows warm to the touch. Officers requested a structure fire response from South Metro and members were dispatched.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Al Blesener
12/30/19 - IAFF Local 21
   Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Al Blesener.  Firefighter Blesener passed away on December 14, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:00AM at Fish Lake Lutheran Church in Harris, Minnesota. Visitation one hour prior to the service.
Retired Chief David "Whitey" Melton
12/30/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro-Dade Firefighters regret to announce the passing of Retired CFO David "Whitey" Melton on December 28, 2019. He is the brother to retired CFO J.D. Melton, the Uncle to CFO Gary Melton and Uncle to retired Captain Bob Suit. Whitey was hired on 10/26/1959 and retired on 04/10/1994. He was 87 years old. May he Rest in Peace.
Fundraiser for Worcester LODD
12/30/19 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
BAR - New Haven has once again brewed a beer to support a fallen firefighter, in what seems to be an unfortunate recurring event.  “Last Alarm IPA” was brewed to honor Worcester, Massachusetts Fire Lieutenant Jason Menard, who selflessly gave his life fighting a four alarm fire on Nov. 13th, 2019.
Monday Morning Headlines - 12/30/19
12/30/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Morning! Collective Bargaining: The Survey Monkey for the collective bargaining Committee has been sent out to your email. If you or someone you know had not received it, please email me at communications@IAFF858.org, and I will send it out to you. Office Hours: Union Office hours are still reduced this week.
Members Extinguish Fire Across from Headquarters
12/29/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
At 1:13 am on Sunday December 29, 2019, members of Local 830 responded to a fire in a single story commercial building, at 108 Connecticut Avenue.  
NEW FEATURES!!
12/28/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
New Features added to our site!! Please check out our Member Directory area to message members via emails provided! ALSO, there is a Classified Adds section! This area will serve as buyer/seller area for our memebers. This is an area for the many members who have side business to advertise or for members to help other members. All posts have to be approved prior to listing.
Update YOUR Member Info!
12/28/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Please update your member information!  After loging in, please click on "account" tab at very top of page. Please check your personal information and complete any missing information. Please update your notification settings. Most communication on our union is via Email!! Please select notification via Email to stay up to date.
REMINDER: 2020 BFIT CHALLENGE
12/28/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Please see the information below about the 2020 BFIT Challenge. Any member interested in joining the Local 30 team, please contact Executive Board Member FF Mike Dwyer (978-375-4096). More event and registration information is available in the attached pdf.
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