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Between 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 22 injuries, and $18.3 million in direct property damage annually.

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

Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 1st Responders Day
03/26/15 - UPFFA
Bridgeport Sound Tigers Host 3rd Annual 1st Responders Day!!  Sunday, April 19th -3pm (Doors Open @ 2:00PM) FLYER ATTACHED.
March 26, 2015:
03/26/15 - UPFFA
Thinking about going back to school? Kaplan University can help you shorten your path to a degree.
Hero's Hockey Game and After Party
03/26/15 - CFFA
Please come out to Time Warner Cable Arena this Sunday March 29th at 1pm for the annual Fire and Medic Vs CMPD And Mecklenburg County Sherriff hockey game following the Checkers Game.  Come on out and support a great cause!!! Also, after the game come on down to the Palmer Building for the after party with Beverages from SUgar Creek Brewing and Pizza from Hawthornes.
Lincoln Park brings in 3 new firefighters to fill recent vacancies
03/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
According to interim Fire Chief Al Dyer, the three men are filling recent vacancies in the department after several firefighters left for new job opportunities this year. A fourth addition is in the works now, he added, which will bring the department to a staff of 18, still down from 36 in 2008.
Cities seek SAFER grants to more add firefighters
03/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Westland and Wayne are each seeking additional firefighters to be funded through a federal grant.
Arsonist Denied Parole
03/26/15 - Sacramento Area Fire Fighters
We are proud to announce that on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the California State Parole Board voted to DENY parole for Arsonist Mario Catanio. In l98l, Mr. Catanio was paid to set fire to a North Hollywood restaurant as part of an insurance fraud scheme. In the course of fighting that fire, eight Los Angeles City Firefighters were injured and one, Thomas Taylor, lost his life.
Schedule for Insurance Changes Workshops
03/26/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
A Year Ago Today
03/26/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
Dear Brothers & Sisters: A year ago today, the Boston Fire Department suffered the loss of Lieutenant Edward Walsh/Engine Company 33 and Firefighter Michael Kennedy/Ladder Company 15 at Box 9-1579.  Their sacrifice, although tragic, represented the highest traditions of  the Boston Fire Department.   As we continue to mourn their loss, we do so as a family.
IAFF Service Pins
03/25/15 - IAFF Local 2819
This May, we will be ordering IAFF Service Pins for those members interested in having one. Referencing our Local's Union Longevity Pin policy, pins will be awarded starting at the ten year mark and every five years to follow. So how does one make their request? Simply email Brother Thornton and provide your total number of years as a member of the IAFF.
New Recruits Practice Pit-Crew CPR
03/25/15 - Belmont Firefighters
Belmont Fire Department's FFOPs Keane, Butler and Gerrard practice their first pit crew appraoch to cardiac arrest victims, many more senarios to come.
FIRE Act Grant Application Period Closes April 17, 2015
03/25/15 - UPFFA
FIRE Act Grant Application Period Closes April 17, 2015 The Fiscal Year 2014 Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE Act) grant program application period ends April 17, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Wilkes-Barre Fire Golf Tournament
03/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Wilkes-Barre Fire Department Athletic Association Golf Tournament Dear Friend,      The Wilkes-Barre Fire Department Athletic Association will be sponsoring our 26th annual charity golf tournament on Sunday, May 17th, at Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course.
Huge Statement By Federal Unions On Your Behalf
03/25/15 - IAFF Local F283
This is my first attepmt at posting something and emailing it to all members. Let me know if it doesn't work correctly for you.
2014 Honor Guard Annual Report
03/25/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
In 2014 we had an extremely busy and difficult year for our organization. We lost 5 of our brothers and most importantly Senior Fire Alarm Operator Dennis Sullivan. A devoted part of what made the Honor Guard very successful for his decades of dedicated service.
Gift of Laughs, A Stand-up Comedy Fundraiser for the Toy Program
03/25/15 - Toy Program
8th Annual Aces Fore Aiden Golf Tournament
03/25/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Legislative Update
03/25/15 - Olathe Firefighters IAFF Local 2542
Brother Bill Hunt Retires
03/25/15 - IAFF Local 785
Lewiston Firefighters Local 785 would like to congratulate Brother Bill Hunt for his 25 years of serivce with the Lewiston Fire Department. We wish you health and enjoyment for years to come.
Congratulations to Lt. Brad Dresser on his retirement.
03/25/15 - IAFF Local 785
Congratulations to Lt. Brad Dresser on his retirement. Yesterday was Lt. Dresser's last day on duty, here he is pictured with his grand daughters for his last ride home. Lt. Dresser served the City of Lewiston for 30 years. Thank you for your service and we hope you enjoy your retirement.
The 4th Annual ‘Swing for Survivors’ Golf Tournament was a Great Success!
03/24/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The 4th Annual ‘Swing for Survivors’ Golf tournament combined with the Harley Davidson Raffle was a great success! We raised over $19,000.00 for the IAFF Local 244 Firefighter Survivors Fund. The Executive Board would like to thank Martin Salazar for organizing the golf tournament each year.
03/24/15 - YFD Band
THANK YOU to our members and our community
03/24/15 - IAFF Local 1014
PFFM Lobby Day; April 2, 2015
03/24/15 - IAFF Local 739
REMINDER: UNION LOBBY DAY - to oppose Governor Baker’s proposed health insurance increase on state workers on Thursday, April 2nd, 9:30 AM at the State House in Gardner Auditorium.
Stoneham Local 2116 - Active Duty Death
03/24/15 - IAFF Local 739
TO:        ALL PFFM Members FROM:  The Office of the President DATE:   March 22, 2015   RE: Death of Active Duty Member  - Firefighter Eric Bernat, L2116 - Stoneham, MA.
03/24/15 - Sioux City Professional Fire Fighters - IAFF Local 7
Profile of a Fire Fighter A short survey for the community to get to know those who faithfully and tirelessly serve them. Fire Fighter profiles will be rotated on a bi monthly or monthly basis. Name: Lt. Dustin Johnson Age: 35 # of years on the job: 13 Family: My beautiful wife Jenny and I have three great kids: Jackson, Emmett, and on Profiles to read more
Awards Ceremony
03/24/15 - IAFF Local 740
PFD Awards Ceremony 10am Sat April 4th, 2015 Portland Ocean Gateway Terminal 14 Ocean Gateway Pier Light refreshments to follow ceremony Class A uniform.
Lincoln Park officials plan to enhance city services if millage passes in May
03/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
On the May 5 ballot, Lincoln Park residents will be asked to approve a permanent millage for a new police and fire pension system known as Public Act 345.
Firefighters pioneer tough new workout to get healthier, work smarter
03/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Inside the Division Avenue Fire Station, firefighters Lyle Frederickson and Matt Hutton dash down the stairs in full gear toward the engine bay. With oxygen tanks and air houses strewn across the floor, the pair works quickly to make the necessary connections, all while an upstairs alarm echoes loudly through the building.
Southgate, Wyandotte councils adopt automatic mutual aid agreement for fire departments
03/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The Southgate and Wyandotte city councils have approved an automatic mutual aid agreement for their fire departments.
DFD Battle of the Badges Basketball & Tug-of-War tournament
03/24/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
McKinney Fire Fighters Make Endorsements in Council Races
03/24/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
McKinney Fire Fighters for Responsible Government announce Council Endorsements. At-Large - Tracy Rath District 2 - Rainey Rogers District 4 - Angie Bado
PEP Class May 13 in Portland
03/24/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Brothers and Sisters,     We just wanted to get out the date for our upcoming PEP class that is going to be held a the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland on May 13, 2015. We will be offering three two hour IAFF sponsored classes on helpful topics. We are making the final decisions on the courses this week but wanted to get out the date so you can block it off.
Kansas Senate considers Anti-Union Bills
03/23/15 - IAFF Local 135
Members of Local 135, Tomorrow or the next day the Senate in Kansas will vote on House Bill 2096  ( SB 179 & SB 212 combined).   This issue will significantly impact your working conditions for the rest of your career.   If passed the rights and protections you currently enjoy will no longer be in place.  I cannot stress how critical this is.
Pilot Survives Plane Crash in Groveland
03/23/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Groveland, FL – A two seater cesna style plane crashed in the wooded area of Groveland at about 840AM this morning (Friday). Residents of the Royal Highlands subdivision heard the plane motor sputter out and then crash. Emergency crews from Lake County Fire Rescue, Lake County Fire Rescue Special Operations Squad, Groveland and Lake EMS responded to the area of the crash.
03/23/15 - IAFF Local 1014
PROCEED WITH CAUTION As most of you know from the recent “All Call” to all stations, the Fire Chief sent out a "DEPARTMENT UPDATE" video message. In the video message, the Fire Chief levies some serious threats to the rank and file members of this Department.
St. Baldrick's 2015
03/23/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
The 14th annual St. baldrick's event this past week was another great success! The Arcadia Fire Fighters raised $11,227.00 to support research for childhood cancer! Our leading participant and shavee, Beth Fournier, raised over $5,600. The event as a whole raised over $65,000.00 Thank you Matt McSweeny for the efforts put forth in hosting this years event.
60th Annual Retiree's Banquet
03/23/15 - IAFF Local 42
Salary of the City Manager
03/23/15 - IAFF local 781
According to the National League of Cities, in 2009 the average base salary for City Managers was $106,408. Robert Heacock, was hired as the City Manager of Independence, MO and signed an Employment Agreement with the City Council on September 9, 2004.
Time sensitive IMPORTANT message to our members
03/23/15 - IAFF Local 1014
“TIME TO LEAD” ONE BADGE - ONE BEAR - ONE SHARE Well by now everyone has had some time to soak in EA-90 attempting to address the “County of Los Angeles Auditor-Controller’s Report”, and now EA-111 with the embedded video message and subsequent press release from the Fire Chief.
Remembering Their Sacrifice
03/22/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
March Regular Meeting Agenda
03/22/15 - IAFF local 3704
Below is the Agenda for our March Regular Union Meeting to be held at Station 41, 1830hrs on March 24th.  -Pledge/Prayer -Officers Reports -Unfinished Business:      -Pay Issues: Update from K. Murray       -Civil Service Reprimand (Tabled)      -Scholarships: Update from R.
Toxic Heat Documentary
03/21/15 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
Exposure From Toxic Chemicals Kills Fire Fighters: Watch Toxic Hot Seat to Learn More Jamie Redford and Kirby Walker, producers of "Toxic Hot Seat,"  have very generously provided a free download of the HBO documentary to every IAFF member.
2015 Michigan School for Women Workers (June 13-15, 2015)
03/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The 2015 Michigan School for Women Workers is open to all workers, union or non-union, and leaders from a variety of organizations to learn together about new ideas, strategies and skills to meet the needs and challenges facing workers in our ever-changing workplaces. We welcome participants from all genders and all cultural or ethnic backgrounds.
March 2015: UPFFA of Ct. Delegates at the IAFF Legislative Conference
03/21/15 - UPFFA
The Uniformed Professional Firefighters of Connecticut would like to thank the following locals who traveled to Washington, DC to attend the IAFF Legislative Conference this week.
2015 GermanFest Calendar Release Party
03/21/15 - IAFF Local 21
Join Local 21 at our first Annual GermanFest Calendar Release Party, 7pm, March 27th, at the Dubliner Pub.  Local 21 members dressed up in Lederhosen and not much else so that Saint Paul children can be warm next winter.  This fun calendar will promote a great Saint Paul festival, Germanfest, and proceeds from the calendar will go to Saint Paul Firefighters Operation Warm.
2015 MICHIGAN EMS EXPO (April 23 - 25, 2015)
03/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Michigan EMS EXPO still stands as the largest EMS educational conference and tradeshow in Michigan. It offers CEUs, including practical credits, for EMS professionals, networking, and the opportunity to see what is new in the marketplace.
Jack Bremer Retirement Flyer
03/21/15 - IAFF Local 4727
Jack Bremer is retiring from Addison Fire Protection District after 30 years of service. Come out and celebrate his retirement!!!!!
IAFF Local 1306
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