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UNION MEETING REMINDER
02/24/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Courtyard by Marriott Structure Fire
02/24/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24th,Local members were dispatched to a smoke investigation at the Courtyard by Marriott near I-25 and County Line Road. The response was upgraded to a working commercial structure fire when crews confirmed there was smoke and fire in the ceiling of the swimming pool room.
Kalispell Ct. House Fire
02/24/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 4:58 p.m. on Monday, February 22nd, Local members along with members from Local 1209 responded to a reported garage fire at 5781 S. Kalispell Court in Centennial. As units were responding, a large plume of black smoke was visible from miles away.
Friday Update 2-19-21
02/24/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Local 311 Memorial
02/24/21 - IAFF Local 311
In 2020, Fire Fighters Local 311 convened a committee with the goal of planning and constructing a memorial to honor those we have lost in the line of duty over the course of our history.
Community COVID Vaccine Volunteer Opportunity
02/23/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Local 858 Members and F.I.R.E. Members, Denver Firefighters Local 858 and F.I.R.E. want to continue this great volunteer opportunity. City Council members have been pleased with our participation and would like us to continue to help get the COVID Vaccine out to the public.
Two people taken to hospital after fire in Springfield
02/22/21 - IAFF Local 648
Two people taken to hospital after fire in Springfield NEWS by: Sofía Hernández Carrillo Posted: Feb 20, 2021 / 08:13 AM EST / Updated: Feb 20, 2021 / 08:16 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire department was called to a fire at 106 Clarendon St 2 on Saturday morning.
Chimney fire at Indian Orchard home
02/22/21 - IAFF Local 648
Chimney fire at Indian Orchard home HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Tony Fay Posted: Feb 22, 2021 / 05:38 AM EST / Updated: Feb 22, 2021 / 05:38 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield firefighters put out a chimney fire at a home in the city’s Indian Orchard neighborhood early Monday morning.
7th District FIREOPS 101 2021
02/22/21 - IAFF 7th District
The annual 7th District FIREOPS 101 is shceduled and we are taking applications.  The date is May 20-21 and the event will be held at the new Boise Fire Department Training Center.  This event if for you to assist a policy maker from your jurisdiction to "walk a day in your boots".  The spots are limited to 42 so register early.
Powhaton Road Brush Fire
02/21/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 3:24 p.m. on Saturday, February 20th, Local 2086 and 1290 members responded to a grass fire along the west side of Powhaton Road just north of County Line Road. Gusty winds from the approaching cold front were pushing the fire south and west toward homes. Members began initial fire attack from the road while additional units were sent into the neighborhood for structure protection, if needed.
Kit Carson Dr. Garage Fire
02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:33 a.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021, Local members responded to a report of smoke inside the home at 7780 S. Kit Carson Dr. in Centennial. The family safely evacuated without injuries. Members from first arriving Engine 15 reported smoke showing from the eaves and declared a working fire, prompting the dispatch of additional units.
Dallas St. Structure Fire
02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 7:05 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2021, Members from Engine 31 were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 5450 S. Dallas Street. Greenwood Village Police Officers were first to arrive on scene and they encountered heavy smoke inside the residence. The response was upgraded to a working structure fire and additional SMFR resources were dispatched.
Newton St. Structure Fire
02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021, Local members responded to several 911 calls reporting at house on fire at 5112 S. Newton Street in Littleton. First arriving Engine and Medic 11 found a large volume of smoke and fire visible from the front and rear of the home. Members advanced an attack hose line to control the flames and conducted a 360 degree walk around.
Southridge Way Structure Fire
02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:17 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021, Local members responded to several reports of a house fire at 6 Southridge Way in Littleton. First arriving Battalion 2 found a small single-story home with the attached garage fully engulfed. Members deployed an attack hose line and used it to prevent any additional fire damage to the living area.
ChiefVanHeldenRetirement
02/18/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
Congrats Chief Van Helden on your retirement!!! Welcome Chief Fair.
February 20, 2021 Union Meeting Zoom Link
02/17/21 - IAFF Local F283
 Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/2846948868?pwd=WG41QU5ETWZKL2NTMlc3UHBQRWNpZz09  Zoom Link  Brothers and Sisters, In accordance with Motion 2021.001, the rules for conducting virtual meetings have changed. Local F- 283 has purchased a subscription and will continue to utilize the Zoom® platform (Motion 2021.
Updates
02/16/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, A few updates and reminders: - Please vote in the Local 30 Election of Officers.  Contact Brother Brandon Hugh with any ballot issues.  The voting deadline is Monday, March 1st at 12:00pm. - Please submit any proposals for Bargaining to Secretary John Magee at JLMagee76@gmail.
Our Deepest Sympathies
02/16/21 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of James Tompey, father of Local F-147 member Joe Tompey. Mr. Tompey passed away on Monday, February 9th at Jersey Shore University Medical Center at the age of 75. Memorial visitation for Mr. Tompey will be on Friday, February 19th from 2-5 with a memorial service being held at 4:30 at the O'Brian Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35 in Wall Township.
Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams
02/16/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams We have seen an increased rate of fraud and scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Please be aware of fraud: If someone calls, texts, or emails you or a family member promising access to the vaccine for a fee, you should not share your personal or financial information.
VeniceEMS-Covid19
02/15/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
https://www.fox13news.com/news/homebound-residents-in-venice-receive-covid-19-vaccine.
Monday Morning Headlines
02/15/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning! " Lunch Time Edition"
Customer, firefighters use CPR to rescue Livonia man, 57, at car wash
02/13/21 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia police discovered another hero when they were dispatched to a Plymouth Road car wash earlier this month. According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the 33905 Plymouth Road car wash the afternoon of Jan. 9 because of a medical emergency in progress.
February 23, 2021: 2021 Virtual MDA Boot Camp
02/12/21 - UPFFA
Join us for this year’s 1st and 3rd District VIRTUAL MDA Boot Camp to prepare and plan for 2021  We would love for you to join us for this newly envisioned annual event to kick off the 2021 Fill The Boot Season.
IAFF Center of Excellence Trainings
02/11/21 - PFFNH
The IAFF Center of Excellence has two educational seminars coming up. Learn more below: Fire Family Dynamics: Promoting Healthy Home Lives on 2/18 https://zoom.
Cherry Creek High School Structure Fire
02/09/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Local members responded to a fire at Cherry Creek High School. Security reported a fire alarm activation and found flames inside a bathroom in the East Building. When members arrived, they found students evacuated, positioned apparatus on 3 sides of the building, secured water supplies from hydrants and pulled attack hose lines to the doors.
Cherry Creek State Park Interface Brush Fire
02/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Sunday February 7, 2021 at around 4:10 p.m. Local members responded to a brush fire on the east side of the Cherry Creek State Park reservoir in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived on scene, they found a brush fire with large flame lengths moving quickly as it was being fueled by high wind speeds and dry conditions.
Norfolk St. Car vs House
02/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:58 p.m. on Thursday February 2, 2021, Local members responded to a vehicle collision involving a structure at 8127 S. Norfolk Street in unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found a sedan embedded in the corner of the garage and a free-flowing natural gas leak from the damaged meter.
Monday Morning Headlines
02/08/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning,  Black History Month Installment COVID Vaccine Reminder Coffee With Dr. Koval
GoFundMe | Kyle Evan Tibbs (Lake Johanna Fire)
02/07/21 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 is sending love and support to our Brothers and Sisters of the Lake Johanna Fire Department. Please consider donating to the GoFundMe for Kyle Evan Tibbs.  Thank you.
Friday Update 2-5-21
02/05/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 2-5-21
02/05/21 - IAFF Local 1014
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Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Tom Duggan
02/05/21 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator and former IAFF Local 21 President, Tom Duggan. FEO Duggan started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on July 16, 1958.  He promoted to FEO in 1972 and served as the President of IAFF Local 21 for one term in the late 1970s. FEO Duggan retired in the mid to late 1980s driving Engine 07 on the B Shift.
SAFER Grant
02/05/21 - IAFF 1826
The FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application period will open on Monday, February 8. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). All career, combination and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply.
FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
02/04/21 - UPFFA
The FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application period will open on Monday, February 8. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). All career, combination and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply.
2020 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Application
02/04/21 - IAFF 1826
FY 2020 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grant Application Period Ends February 26
2021 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarships Available
02/04/21 - IAFF 7th District
Well it is that time again!  The application period for the annual 7th District Benevolent Fund scholarships is now open.  These scholarships are open to any dependent of an IAFF 7th District member active or active-retired.  They are for qualified dependents for thier FIRST post-high school educational opportunity.
HooperBill
02/04/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
Senator Ed Hooper has filed legislation expanding the rights of firefighters who are under investigation by their department. For more info: https://floridapolitics.
County Chapter 4th Steward Vacancy
02/04/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for County Chapter 4th Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position on February 18, 2021 until the next General Election in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
Firefighter Michael J. Ricci
02/03/21 - Boston Firefighters
Union Meeting Information Session TONIGHT @ 7PM
02/03/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Union Meetings will take place tonight Wednesday, February 3rd, at 7 p.m. and  tomorrow Thursday, February 4th, at 8:30 a.m.  
Tack Drive Structure Fire
02/02/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday February 2, 2021, Local members responded to a house fire on Tack Drive in Parker. A person driving by called 911 to report grey smoke in the area while traveling on Motsenbocker Road. Parker Police officers responded as well and confirmed active fire on the backside of a house on Tack Dr.
February 2021 General Membership Meetings
02/02/21 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, February 16th and Wednesday, February 17th at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace) and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend. See you there.
Congratulations to Lee County Port Authority Fire Fighter Dave Syvret
02/02/21 - IAFF 1826
FLORIDA MEMBER NAMED FIRE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR FOR IAFF DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS
Election Ballots/Bargaining Requests/Meeting Reminder
02/01/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, February's Regular Meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7pm.  Please email Secretary Magee at JLMagee76@gmail.com to request a link.  Members are reminded that they must display their full name and leave their camera on while attending. Ballots for the election of officers have been sent to every Member's CFD email address.
IAFF Local 244 Per-Capita Dues Increase
02/01/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Pursuant to previous action taken at the IAFF Convention in 2018, IAFF per capita dues for each active and retired-active member is adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index (our monthly dues to the International).
Sante Fe Drive MVA Rollover
02/01/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 11:44 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021, Local members responded to multiple reports of a rollover accident involving a semi on Santa Fe Drive just north of C470. Passing motorists stopped to check on the driver and assisted them out of the cab. Battalion Chief 1 found a dump truck tipped over in the northbound lanes of Santa Fe with a load of asphalt on the ground.
Monday Morning Headlines
02/01/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning!! Headlines:  Black History Month Union Meeting and Informational Sessions  Pipe and Drums  Denver Firefighters Museum
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Updated: Feb. 24 (21:10)
UNION MEETING REMINDER
Cambridge Fire Fighters
02.24.21
Courtyard by Marriott Structure Fire
South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
02.24.21
Kalispell Ct. House Fire
South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
02.24.21
Friday Update 2-19-21
IAFF Local 1014
02.24.21
Local 311 Memorial
IAFF Local 311
02.24.21
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IAFF 1826
02.23.21
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