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    Chatfield Brush Fire
    07/20/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:31 p.m. on Saturday July 20th, Local members responded to a report of smoke in the area of Highway 85 and Brandon Drive in Douglas County. As members drove the area checking, a second 911 caller reported flames in the grass west of Pioneer Landscaping along the railroad tracks. The incident was upgraded to a large brush fire and additional members were dispatched.
    Friday Update 7-19-19
    07/19/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Application for Military Purchase Calculation
    07/19/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Actuarial Military Purchase Legislation passed during the 2019 Minnesota legislative session provides PERA members the option to purchase service credit for one or more prior military leave period(s) that occurred: before becoming a public employee, or during public employment covered by a PERA pension plan, and you missed the original purchase timeframe.
    Grand Rapids MDA Golf Outing
    07/19/19 - MPFFU
    Local 366 is hosting a charitable golf outing at Boulder Creek Golf Course on September 5, 2019.
    Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $15,000. for brain cancer research
    07/19/19 - Lets Fire Cancer
    On July 16, 2019 The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund donated $15,000. to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, N.Y. This grant is designated for Roswell's brain cancer vaccine research program, SurVaxM. Pictured L to R: Michael Ciesielski PhD, Asst.
    Passing ofFF Robert Kern, C4 Aide Retired
    07/18/19 - IAFF Local 739
    Passing of Firefighter Robert Kern, C4 Aide - Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the passing of Firefighter Robert Kern of C4 Aide, Retired. Wake: Monday July 22, 2019 Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 4-8 PM  Funeral: Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30 AM at Cuffe-McGinn F.H. Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM at St. Pius Church on Maple Street.
    November 18, 2019: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of CT PEP Event
    07/18/19 - UPFFA
    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut will host an IAFF Partnership Education Program (PEP) Event on Monday, November 18, at the Foxwoods Casino and Resort in Mashantucket, CT, as part of their biennial convention. All PEP workshops are designed to be interactive and engage students, and will be delivered by IAFF PEP instructors with vast union knowledge and skills.
    It's Tournament Time Again!!
    07/18/19 - Local 1347
    19-1 Academy Hell Night
    07/17/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On July 12th, 2019 South Metro Fire Academy 19-1 finished out their 14th week of training by experiencing Hell Night. From the afternoon into the late night hours the recruits staffed Engines, Medics and a Tower and responded to numerous simulated incidents at the Joint Services Facility.  The incidents included false alarms, odor investigations, medical emergencies, rescues and fires.
    Tell Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to allow a vote on 9/11 responders
    07/17/19 - UPFFA
    Mike Freeman Remeberance
    07/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Tuesday morning July 16th, family, friends, and Local members gathered at the SMFR Fallen Firefighters Memorial to honor Engineer Mike Freeman. Engineer Freeman passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2017 after battling job related cancer. https://www.southmetro.
    South Quebec Way Haz-Mat
    07/15/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 9:40 a.m. on Monday July 15, 2019, Local members responded to a hazardous materials incident at 1909 S. Quebec Way in Arapahoe County. A chlorine mishap occurred in the clubhouse pool room, resulting in a small explosion and spill. When members arrived, they isolated the hazard area, determined that no damage or fire occurred and evacuated the immediate area.
    07/14/19 - New London Fire Fighters
    There has been many recent changes to the NLFD staff. -Battalion Chief Roger Tompkins, firefighter Jonathan Cook and firefighter Rod Ventura have retired. Please see The Day's article about these members: https://www.theday.
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019: Photos from PTSI Bill Signing
    07/12/19 - UPFFA
    Friday Update 7-12-19
    07/12/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Firebrick For Firefighters At Skinners
    07/12/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019: General President Harold Schaitberger Ct. Visit
    07/11/19 - UPFFA
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019: General President Harold Schaitberger visit to Connecticut and stopping by Waterbury Fire Department & Local 1339 for a station visit.
    Passing of Chief Donald L. Henry, Sr.
    07/11/19 - International Association of Firefighters
    IAFF Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Chief Donald L. Henry, Sr., age 80 of Howell, and formerly of Long Branch, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Born in Perth Amboy he had lived in Long Branch before moving to Howell 4 years ago. Affectingly known as “Dink”, he retired as the Fire Chief from the Naval Weapon Station Earle in 1993.
    MSCFF - IAFF PEP Class
    07/11/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Register for the MSCFF IAFF Partnership Education Program. PEP offers a wide variety of workshops designed to empower union officers to become more effective leaders. This event will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Hilton Promenade, Branson, MO. Register Online: http://www.iaff.
    Byrne Out Cancer Foundation Fundraiser
    07/11/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Register for this Event here.
    SPFD ERN the BURN 5K Family Event
    07/09/19 - IAFF Local 21
       SPFD ERN the BURN 5K Family Event Apparel For Sale CLICK LINK HERE TO VIEW AND PURCHASE ITEMS Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8 AM – 1 PM 5k at Lake Phalen FREE FUN EVENT FOR ALL! Earn 50 Healthy Saint Paul points by participating in 1 of 4 options.
    South Platte River Incident
    07/09/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 8 p.m. on Monday July 8, 2019, Local members responded to a possible water rescue in the South Platte River behind Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton. A person saw an unknown object caught in the rocks and dialed 911. Members specially trained in swift water rescue donned protective equipment while responding to the area and arrived ready to deploy into the river, if needed.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Mike McQuaid
    07/08/19 - IAFF Local 21
           Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Mike McQuaid who passed away on May 8, 2019. Firefighter McQuaid started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on October 16, 1976 and retired on December 28, 1998. Funeral Thursday, July 11th at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, MN. Location: Area/Shelter #4, corner of LaBelle Dr.
    Friday Update 7-5-19
    07/05/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Retired FF David Cugini Services
    07/02/19 - Local 1347
    WFD regrets to announce the death of retired Firefighter David J Cugini on July 1 ,2019. FF Cugini was appointed to the department on September 21, 1961 and retired on August 15, 1980. David's family was hoping that members of the WFD stand by the casket. They are well aware that this is going to be difficult with the services being on Cape Cod on Friday the day after the 4th.
    07/02/19 - IAFF Local 21
    RESTORE HYPER WELLNESS & CRYOTHERAPY is offering a free day for Firefighters to stop in and try out their Wellness treatments at the Woodbury location.  On July 10th from 1200-1600 anyone from the Firefighting profession can stop in and check it out.  Family is also welcome.
    JOIN US!
    07/01/19 - IAFF Local 3972
    Christensen Dr. Structure Fire
    07/01/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:25 a.m. on Monday July 1, 2019, Local members responded to a house fire in the 4900 block of west Christensen Drive in Arapahoe County. Initial 911 information indicated smoke and flames were coming from the garage and 5 people were unaccounted for. Engine and Medic 13 were first to arrive and observed the garage, vehicles and front of the home engulfed with flames.
    Mercury Dr. Structure Fire
    06/30/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 4:45 p.m. on Sunday June 30th, a home was struck by a bolt of lightning that ignited an attic fire at 13144 Mercury Drive in Douglas County. The occupant of the home dialed 911 and used a fire extinguisher to control the flames. Local members arrived a short time later and helped extinguish all of the hot spots. Thankfully no injuries occurred, and the damage was isolated to the garage.
    Fair Ave. Structure Fire
    06/30/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 3:42 p.m. on Sunday June 30th,afternoon, Local members responded to multiple reports of a garage fire at 16303 E. Fair Avenue in Centennial. A large plume of black smoke was widely visible as units responded. Upon arrival members found the attached 2 car garage fully engulfed with flames, spreading up the back of the home and into the attic.
    NMPFFA Fly Fishing Tournament
    06/30/19 - New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association
    NMPFFA will be hosting their 2nd Annual Fly Fishing Tournament Aug 29-30 to benefit the NMPFFA Benevolent Fund.
    Fremont Place Garage Fire
    06/29/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:46 a.m. on Saturday July 29th, Local members responded to a house fire in the 4600 block of East Fremont Place. The residents discovered smoke in the home, immediately evacuated and dialed 911. The family was uninjured and did the right thing by staying outside. When members arrived, they observed smoke coming from the garage and began fire attack operations.
    Peakview Ave. Structure Fire
    06/29/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 3:02 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019, multiple 911 callers reported a house on fire at 1004 W. Peakview Avenue in Littleton. A large plume of smoke was widely visible for miles and upon arrival, crews found 2 separate 2-story residential structures in flames.
    Chief West Retirement
    06/29/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Congratulations to District Chief Mike West who retired this week after 29 years serving the South Metro community!  Thank you for your service.  Best of luck with you new adventure at Front Range Fire Rescue. https://www.southmetro.
    Engineer Ewertz Retirement
    06/29/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Congratulations to Engineer Brian Ewertz who retired this week after 30 years serving the South Metro community!  Thank you for your service.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
    Lori Moore Merrell at Ct. Fire Academy
    06/29/19 - UPFFA
    [L-R] Jeffrey J. Morrissette, State Fire Administrator, Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, Peter S. Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut.
    Cornhole Tournament
    06/29/19 - IAFF Local 2866
    Hawg COuntry cornhole presents Bags of fire Cornhole Tournament When July 20th Registration – 12pm Bags Fly – 1pm Where Fayetteville Athletic Club 2920 E Zion Rd Fayetteville, AR Tourney Info 2 Divisions Open Div. – open to public Public Safety Div.
    Friday Update 6-28-19
    06/28/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Congratulations to Johnathan Paige promoted to Battalion Chief with the New London Fire Department
    06/27/19 - UPFFA
    valleyfair.com/firstresponder FREE Admission for First Responders
    06/27/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    SAVE BIG! ©2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC, peanuts.com ©2019 Cedar Fair, L.P. VF19-186 First Responders Days July 7 & 14, 2019 valleyfair.com/firstresponder FREE Admission for First Responders Admission for Friends & Family $35* valleyfair.
    2019 Rondo Days T-shirts
    06/27/19 - IAFF Local 21
    2019 Rondo Days T-shirts 100% cotton, black, with below artwork  $20.
    "THANK YOU"!
    06/27/19 - Lets Fire Cancer
    A huge "THANK YOU" to members of I.A.F.F. Local 343 - Saratoga Springs, N.Y. for hosting this years convention of The New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association and to all Fire Fighters from across New York State in attendance. Your hospitality and generosity shown to us is much appreciated.
    Best Wishes FF Michael Leary!
    06/25/19 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
    Congrats to FF Michael Leary on your well deserved retirement. FF Leary had a distinguished 31 years of service as a member of the Holyoke Fire Department. You will be Missed.
    July 11, 2019 - Nominations Accepted!
    06/25/19 - IAFF Local 2980
    Nominations will be accepted at our next General Meeting for the following positions: President Trustee Seat #1 Trustee Seat #3 The next General Meeting where nominations will be accepted is scheduled for July 11, 2019 – 7:00PM – At the Union Hall.
    Class Of 2019 Graduation Party
    06/23/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Congratulations To Those Recently Appointed To Captains
    06/23/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 Picnic
    06/22/19 - IAFF Local 21
       Volunteers are needed for the Annual L-21 Picnic! 0900-1200 - Set-up / prep / cooking 1200-4pm - Cook / clean up CLICK HERE TO VIEW VOLUNTEER SLOTS AVAILABLE AND TO SIGN UP If you have any questions please text/call me.  All volunteers are welcome.
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