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February 11, 2016
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Indian Neck Ave. 2nd alarm

Branford Fire Department responded to this multi-family home at 10:39 this morning for a reported building fire. All five occupants of the four apartments managed to escape harm unfortunately however, a dog and cat perished. Branford was assisted by Guilford Fire Department at the scene and North Branford Fire Department who provided cover.
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WTC PATH Car

August 6th 2015, Members of the Branford Fire Department - Local 2533, East Haven Fire Department & the New York City Fire Department's honor guards including New Haven Emerald Society and the F.D.N.Y. Pipe band as well as many other volunteers and delegates welcomed PATH car 745 into its new home at the East Haven Trolley Museum.
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Bailout Bag Training.

May 2015, some members of the Local 2533 were selected to participate in a train the trainer program for the newly purchased bail out kits. Members from Branford Fire were given some classroom instruction as well as in depth hands on training on how to utilize these lifesaving pieces of equipment from some members of Stratford Fire Dept.
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Attic fire

On May 4, 2015 at @ 3:15 p.m. the Branford Fire Department was dispatched to Sound view Heights for a reported structure fire. Engines 1,2,9 Rescue 1, Truck 1, Medic 1, Car 6 as the incident commander. Car 2 arrived first on scene to report smoke showing from the attic area.
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Fatal Accident I-95

On April 30th at 6:00a.m. Units C6,E1,R1,M1&M2 were dispatched to an motor vehicle accident on I-95 n\b. Units on scene found a head on accident involving a mini van and a pick up truck. Extrication was required (using HURST cutters, spreaders, & rams) One patient was found to be d.o.a. but M1 & M2 transported 2 other occupants.
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Indian Neck Ave.
2 alarm house fire 10/27/2015
Soundview Hgts structure fire
5\4\2015 Structure Fire
Soundview Hgts structure fire
5\4\2015 Structure Fire
Fatal M.V.A. I-95
April 30, 2015 Early morning Fatal accident
Truck Roll Over 11/3/2014
Early Morning Truck Accident
8 Heritage Hill 10/31/2014
2nd alarm Gas driven fire
8 Heritage Hill 10/31/2014
2nd alarm Gas driven fire
Harbor Village 1/4/2014
Bed room fire
Harbor Village 1/4/2014
Bed room fire
M.V.A. Brushy Plains Rd. (08/18/2013)
Fatal M.V.A. Brushy Plains Rd.
East Haven R.I.T.
Plane Crash on Charter Oak Ave.
East Haven R.I.T.
Plane Crash on Charter Oak ave.
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Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

May 2016 Lottery
02/11/16 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
FORE SALE! May 2016 Lottery tickets benefits State President Martynuskas run for 4th district Vice President. See Secretary Ed Reilly for tickets.
Letter from FPF Vice President Salvatori
02/11/16 - IAFF 1826
Subject: Senator Jeremy Ring on FRS Death Benefits Brothers and Sisters, Today, the Florida Senate unanimously (40-0) passed SB 7012. The bill substantially (and in some cases, retroactively) increases death benefits for first responders killed in the line of duty.
Brother Schomburg Wake & Funeral Info
02/11/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
The Wake for Brother William Schomburg Ladder 19 will be held Sunday February 14th from the John O"Conner Funeral Home 740 Adams Street Dorchester 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be held Monday February 15th Saint Brendans Church 589 Gallivan Blvd. Dorchester at 10 a.m. All off duty members are asked to report to District Chief Robert Dowling outside the Church at 0930 Hrs.
Proposition 3
02/11/16 - Local 3230
TSAFF Member, I know that many TSAFF members will be voting in the March 1st Republican Primary election. If you happen to be one of these members, please be advised of the following information about Proposition #3. When you go to the polls on March 1st for the Republican Primary several propositions will be on the ballot. PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO PROPOSITION #3.
Corey Rose Cancer in the Fire Service Series
02/10/16 - Mountain View Professional Fire Fighters
9 News Ancor Corey Rose dedicated a three-part series, "Left in the Smoke" highlighting the growing issue of cancer in the fire service. As many of you know, Corey sits on the Board of Directors for the CPFF Foundation. Corey's father, Gary, died due to job related cancer shortly after retiring from a 32 year career with LA City Fire. Here is the entire three-part series: http://www.
Rights of Emergency Responders Page added
02/10/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The PPFFA has added a "Rights of Emergency Responders" page to the website. It currently has FLSA, FMLA, Cancer Presumption, Act 195, Act 111, PA Sunshine Act, NLRA, HIPAA, Title VII as it pertains to workplace discrimination and employees' Garrity and Weingarten Rights. All may be downloaded and/or printed.
Proposition 3
02/10/16 - Lubbock Fire Fighters
TSAFF Members, Hopefully, you are all aware, by now, about Proposition 3 on the Republican Primary ballot, regarding payroll deductions for union dues. It has come to our attention, that the ballots will not read the same in all counties in the state. The question is the same, but the answer is different depending on the county you are in.
KC Fire vs St. Louis Fire Hockey Match
02/09/16 - IAFF Local 42
Download Event Flier here.
KPERS Update
02/09/16 - Olathe Firefighters IAFF Local 2542
http://www.theolathenews.com/2011/03/08/1040787/police-add-web-messaging.htmlPolice add web messagingBy JOE LAMBEjlambe@theolathenews.com  Olathe police are starting a web-based communication system that allows them to send messages to citizens.
4th Annual Charity Hockey Game
02/09/16 - Ridgefield Professional Fire Fighters
Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 3 PM Winter Garden Ice Arena 111 Prospect Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Come cheer on the Ridgefield Firefighters in our 4th Annual Charity Hockey Game vs. NYC Department of Corrections "Boldest" hockey team.  Suggested donation of $5 goes to support many worthy causes via the Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Charitable Fund.
Tigers caravan rolls through Livonia with present to fire department
02/09/16 - IAFF Local 1164
The Detroit Tigers brought their annual winter caravan through Livonia last week, and helped the city mark a special occasion in the process. Several Tigers players and various members of the Tigers organization were at the fire department headquarters to deliver a present to Fire Chief Shadd Whitehead.
Local 3027 Participated in Denver Bronco Parade
02/09/16 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Local 3027 members along with other front range locals took part in the Denver Bronco Victory parade.  See more images by clicking the link below.  Photos courtesy 5280Fire. http://5280fire.com/.
Vote NO on Prop 3
02/08/16 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
Vote NO on Proposition 3 Dues Check Off Vote AGAINST Proposition 3
Update on hotel rooms for the ball
02/08/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello all members, How bout them BRONCOS! Quick ball update, our hotel room block @ The Four Seasons is Sold Out, that's the bad news. So if you procrastinated to get a hotel room they are gone. Here's the good news, we have secured another block of rooms @ The Grand Hyatt just 4 short blocks away.
THANKS TO THE STAFF OF IFFD
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 1565
Thanks to the Staff of the IFFD for focusing on the training of this new group of Driver candidates.  The level of commitment towards training had been monumental.  So from Local 1565, Thank You!! To the Firefighters taking the Drivers test, Good Luck, Good Job and Full steam ahead.
Shane Clifton PSOB Awarded
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 21
Mona Dohman Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety presents Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton's daughter Finley with the LODD PSOB Proclamation.
Ice Fishing Contest
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 21
AFL-CIO Scholarships
02/08/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Scholarship Applications Posted 2/8/16
02/08/16 - New London Fire Fighters
The Scholarship applications for the John M O'Connor Trust and the Dr. Carl Wies Scholarship Fund have been posted in the "Scholarships" link located on the left side of this website. Applications must be RECEIVED by April 1st, 2016.
Bowl for Kids' Sake
02/08/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is almost here! Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser and each year half a million people across the country come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters at the local level.
SuperBowl Raffle Winners!
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 1403
Congratulations to the following people for winning the SuperBowl Party Raffle: Kirk Orr - $25,000; Heidi Bradley - $15,000 and Carey Yeomans - $10,000 Congrats to all.
MINNESOTA FIRE SERVICE FOUNDATION Scholarship Application
02/08/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Meeting Tuesday and other items
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Appropriations Committee Public Hearing
02/07/16 - UPFFA
There is an important Appropriations Committee public hearing on Tuesday, February 9th at 1600 hrs. to discuss cuts to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection budget. One of our concerns is the consolidation of funds which zeroes out the line item for the Connecticut State Firemen's Association. Benefits for LODD, disability benefits, and beneficiary benefits.
CONGRATS TO GLADE PRESTWICH
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
CONGRATS Brother Prestwich!! The newest member of the FPB .
New Guys Log in
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
For All the new Brothers to out IFFD 1565 Family , WELCOME !! You all have accounts in the system now.  Your login name is you first letter of your fires name in CAPS and your last name with the first letter CAPS, no spaces just 2 CAPS and the rest lower case.  Your password will need to be change when you log in for the first time.  So to explain one more time.
PFFI
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
PFFI is coming up at the end of FEB.  We have all the delegates chosen and the travel arrangements have been made.  I look forward to spending the week , elbows deep in Union business.  Please voice any comments or concerns.  Also watch this page, I will update any and all info to it.
Super Bowl 50
02/06/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Sunday is the day.
2016 Gun Raffle
02/06/16 - IAFF Local 3005
2016 Bolingbrook Local 3005 Gun Raffle Local 3005 is excited to announce the return of our popular Gun Raffle fundraiser.  This year we have a whole new assortment of firearms and gift cards available to win. There will be a maximum of 1000 tickets sold.  Each ticket costs $50.  Each ticket is allowed to win 1 time per month.
2016 Fight for Air Stair Climb
02/06/16 - Belmont Firefighters
5 Belmont Firefighters raised funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association by climbing the 41 stories of a Boston skyscraper today, Feb 6, while wearing full firefighting gear as well as their SCBA. Left to Right: FF Gerrard (Group 3, Rescue 1), FF McNeilly (Engine 1, Group 1), FF Kinch (Rescue 1, Group 1), Captain DeMarco (C3, Group 1) and FF D.
Local 271 and Local 2457 raise over $13,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
02/06/16 - IAFF Local 271
The 5th Annual Fire on Ice brought in close to $13,000k for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!!! That is 5k more than last year! This would not of been possible without our generous sponsors and spectators!! The Glacier Ice Rink was packed with fans !! Thanks to PBR, Big Sky Brewery and The Front Brewery for the donated beer!! Alright now for the games.
KFFBF Scholarships
02/05/16 - IAFF Local 2819
We've opened the application period for two scholarship opportunities today: one for our community members and one for our KFFBF members. Each are $500 awards. To apply, visit www.thewashboard.org and register your account. The deadline for applications is May 30, 2016.  Notification to the winners is anticipated to be June 8, 2016.
2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
02/05/16 - IAFF Local 2819
The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
Fire Wellness week March 6-11
02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
Fire Wellness week March 6-11
02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
Fire Wellness week March 6-11
02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
Welcome Glen Lake Fire Fighters Local 5086
02/05/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Yesterday was an historic day for GLFF L5086, This new local's first Executive Board, took the IAFF oath of Office, Pictured below is President Bill Parker, Vice-President Scott Sheehan, Secretary Jay Morse, Treasurer Pete Stern.
Union Executives in Tallahassee
02/05/16 - IAFF Local 3169
This past week your Union officers were in Tallahassee for the FPF Legislative Convention.  FPF has been making huge strides in keeping the state from tampering with our FRS retirement.  This year there was no attack to the FRS.  Also, they have been working on HB345 and SB456 which deals with the Presumptive Cancer laws for Firefighters.
February 5, 2016: UPFFA MOBILE APP PUSH NOTIFICATION - UPDATE
02/05/16 - UPFFA
We have recently added a new feature to the UPFFA of Ct. Mobile APP Push Notification. The new feature added is the “Push Message Archive Module” it is now at the top of the Members Only Page, this feature will now provide a fast/easy way for our members to review previously sent push messages.
2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
02/05/16 - IAFF 7th District
The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
2015 PFA Awards Ceremony
02/05/16 - IAFF Local #1945
The 2015 PFA Awards Ceremony is TONIGHT - Friday February 5th 2016. See the attached flyer for information.
Frontline News Alert
02/05/16 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
General President Harold Schaitberger issued the statement below today in response to Senator Ted Cruz’s comments in his Iowa Caucus victory speech about supporting fire fighters.  “What Ted Cruz did the other night in his Iowa victory speech is disgusting.
Local 21 Ski Day
02/04/16 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 SKI DAY  February 17 - Slopes Open At 9:30 Afton Alps  FOOD - Union will provide snacks and beverages.   - Members will be on there own for meals.  - cafeteria food is available, bar/restaurant available.
Lansing Fire Fighter Loses Battle with Cancer
02/04/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The members of Local 421-Lansing are mourning the passing of active Captain Steve Babcock. Steve was assigned to the LFD Emergency Management Division. He served Lansings residents since 6/7/1993. He passed Wednesday February 3rd after battling cancer. Click here for a link to the obituary from the funeral home. Please distribute accordingly. We appreciate the support and assistance.
Notice of Election, DVP position for District 6, LAFD
02/04/16 - IAFF 1826
The Local office has received a letter of resignation from DVP Mike Pernal, we thank and appreciate Mike's time and energy through some significant issues involving your District. Nominations for the position of DVP for District 6 will be accepted at the February 25th Bi-Monthly meeting held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, start time is 6:30.
Union Clothing Flyers & Order Forms
02/04/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
You can now order MPFFU clothing articles or you can customize them with your own Local name.  Check-out the flyers for Jackets, Pull-overs, and Shirts and return your order form to the MPFFU.  Orders will be combined and processed every few weeks and payment can be made via credit card or check after you receive your order.  Simply call the MPFFU office for more details.
Leoma Lovegrow Art Raffle to Benefit Local 1826 District 13, Matlacha/Pine Island
02/04/16 - IAFF 1826

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