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October 22, 2014
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109 Mill Plain Rd.

The Branford Fire Department responded to 109 Mill Plain Rd. this afternoon at 4:48pm.  Upon arrival there was heavy fire visible from the second floor of two story “Colonial” style home.  The occupants had escaped the fire unharmed.  Fire crews from Engine-1 entered the structure and found heavy fire conditions on the second floor.
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Congratulations Captain Rebmann!

Congratulations to Mike Rebmann on his promotion to the rank of Captain of Training. Mike Became a Captain after many years in the fire service, most of them with the Branford Fire Department. Mike started out as an explorer with the B.F.D. in 1986. Mike became a Firefighter in 1987 with volunteer Engine 9 and Rescue 1, growing to the rank of Lieutenant.
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Welcome Director Testa!

December 2013 Firefighter Mark Testa was promoted to the rank of Director of E.M.S. a newly created position within the Branford Fire Dept. Mark brings not only 9 years of Branford Fire experience but 27 years overall in E.M.S. starting back to Ace ambulance in Fairfield Ct as an E.M.T.  Director Test’s daily duties would include restock\resupply of all E.M.S.
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Short Beach Road 1/4/2014

On 1/4/2014 at approx. 15:12 Branford Fire Department was dispatched to 120 Short Beach Rd. (Harbor Village Condos) for a reported structure fire. Eng 1, 2, 4, Trk 1, Medic 1, Car 6, Rsq 1 on initial assignment. Car 6 reported smoke in a building upon arrival and requested a line to be stretched. Additional units requested, East Haven Eng. 1 (Local 1205) to stand by Fireheadquarters.
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Breast Cancer Awareness

For the month of October members of the Branford Professional Firefighters will be wearing breast cancer awareness t-shirts in support  of the women who were and are battling this disease. We feel that this is an extremely worthy cause, and with more recognition and support hopefully we can help continue to fight this battle that plagues many in this state\country.
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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.

Marine 2 standing by at fireworks
Truck Fire
Handled By Medic 1
Montowese st. (Feb.2013)
Small room and contents fire
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Hampton Chili Cook Off
10/21/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
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10/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Brothers and Sisters, I have great news to pass on.  Our bill, HB 5097, was passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor into law.  This is the bill that exempted us from Public Act 54.
Charlie Crist for Governor
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Brothers and Sisters,  Local 1403 is urging you to go out and vote early. Early voting opened yesterday in Dade County. We have mailed to you a palm card with the list of endorsed candidates and we would like you to share them with your family and friends. It is extremely important to support the candidates who support firefighter's issues.
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10/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
OCT. 21, 2014: The Dearborn Fire Department has been acquiring several new tools and other equipment recently through various federal grants the department applied for earlier this year.
2015 L42 Committees information and interest form
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
If you are interested in serving on a Local 42 committee please review the link below and fill out the interest form due in by November 14, 2014. Please click here to download descriptions and interest form.
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Last Call Foundation
10/21/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
.  The Foundation, and its leadership, is committed to enhancing the ability of our dedicated firefighting professionals to effectively and safely fight fires and protect the public.
Nor Cal Car Club Toy Drive
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Operation Warm
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 1652
The Framingham Firefighters Local 1652 has teamed up with the PFFM and the IAFF to support Operation Warm.  Operation Warm is a non-profit that gives new winter coats to needy kids and their families.  If you would like to donate, click on the link below.
Tips For A Safe And Healthy Halloween
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
It’s the scariest day of the year and IAFF locals will do their part to make sure their communities have a fun and safe Halloween. Whether fire fighters simply plan to pass out candy at the station, or donate their time for a community event or organization - you can always count on IAFF members to put safety first.
2014 Election Results
10/21/14 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
CPFFA would like to congratulate our newest Executive Board Members! On October 18th, CPPFA held elections for the Vice President and Trustee(s) positions. Please help us congratulate these gentlemen for joining the team! Mr. Shawn Horn won the election as our newest Vice President. We also welcome aboard Mr. Brice Broyles and Mr. Mike Wissel to the positions of Trustees.
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Message From President Schaitberger on Ebola Preparedness
10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
View in Browser Now Is the Time to Get Prepared IAFF members - the professional fire fighters and paramedics who are first on scene in an emergency -- must be ready to respond to possible cases of Ebola.
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10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
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PFFM Endorses Seth Moulton for US Congress
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 739
PFFM Endorses Seth Moulton  The membership of the PFFM unanimously endorsed Seth Moulton for US Congress at the October meeting.  Please watch for further details on upcoming events where we will work to support and elect our PFFM endorsed candidate.
President Schaitberger Speaks on Ebola
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 739
View in Browser Now Is the Time to Get Prepared IAFF members - the professional fire fighters and paramedics who are first on scene in an emergency -- must be ready to respond to possible cases of Ebola.
Fire Ops 101 Video
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 4416
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SFD study 2014
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 1464
Candidate Endorsement
10/20/14 - IAFF 3718
Here is the list of candidates that we are endorsing for this election cycle. State Repesentatives Harold Copenhaver Homer Lenderman Jack Ladyman City Council  Ann Williams Early Voting hours start today and hours are: Monday thru Friday 8am to 6pm Saturday 10am to 4pm You can go to www.voterview.org and view the entire ballot before voting.
Sept. 24th, 2014 Letter, L1826/LCEMS
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Dispute Draws to a Close
10/20/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    Arbitrator rules fire marshal’s appointment fell within guidelines By Megan Gray-Hatfield Denton Record-Chronicle Staff Writer Published: 19 October 2014 11:42 PM       A dispute between the Denton Fire Fighters Association and the city has come to an end after more than a year.
Care Enough to Wear Pink
10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
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Insurance Information
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 21
Police and Fire Insurance Association Payroll Deduction Ends 01/01/2015 If you have Police and Fire Insurance Association and/or want information on better choices of supplemental insurance coverage, contact Mike Cox. We have insurance benefits with great rates and coverage due to relationships with many insurance companies.   I'm your benefit coordinator.
Nozzle Testing
10/19/14 - New London Fire Fighters
The New London Fire Department is in the process of replacing all of our nozzles through monies awarded from a grant. Each group has been doing some hands on testing. Below is Group 4, picture taken by FF Passero.
Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society Pink Pancake Breakfast
10/19/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
They’re the first faces you see when you have an emergency and need help. And when one of their own is in need of support, firefighters are just as quick to lend a hand. That’s the idea behind a tasty fundraiser that will fill your stomach with pink goodness.   Next Saturday (Oct.
Fire Fighter Response to Ebola
10/18/14 - UPFFA
IAFF Urges Affiliates to Conduct Ebola Stand-downs https://flipboard.
Endorsements
10/18/14 - IAFF Local 3666
IAFF Local 3666 Endorses the Following Candidates for: County Executive: Blaine Young County Council Race: District 4: Jessica Fitzwater District 5: Kirby Delauter At Large: Billy Shreve Susan Reeder Jessee.
Fire Fighter Response to Ebola
10/17/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
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Children's Christmas Party
10/17/14 - IAFF Local 794
Join us on December 13th for the annual Children's Christmas Party! The party will be held at Angelo's Steak & Pancake House beginning at 9am. This years party is being organized by VP Bill Venezia, please contact Bill with any questions.
FRS Seminar Bossier City
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Debate Watch Event - 10-21-14
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Discounted Avs Tickets
10/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Discounted Avalanche tickets are available for the November 4th game at 7pm vs. the Vancouver Canucks. Upper level seats are $30 and lower level seats for $60. $10 dollars of the sale goes to Metro State's Business School for scholarships. Included with the seats is post game ice time with the team. If you are interested: 1.
2014 OSFFC Election Endorsements
10/17/14 - IAFF Local 1159
2014 OSFFC GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS Below you will find the Oregon State Fire Fighter Councils endorsement list.   If your house or senate race is not listed, we have not taken a position in that race.  We hope you consider these endorsements and will vote this election season.
Owosso Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility List (Deadline: 11/3/2014)
10/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
OCT. 17, 2014: The City of Owosso is creating an eligibility list for Fire Fighter/Paramedic.
Firefighters hand out winter coats at Herig Elementary School
10/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
OCT. 17, 2014: Kindergarten through fourth graders got new coats hands-delivered by the brave men and women from the Saginaw Fire Department.
Fire Fighter Respnse to Ebola
10/17/14 - IAFF 421
Fire Fighter Response to Ebola
10/17/14 - IAFF 421
Paycheck Protection
10/17/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Firefighters Halloween Ball 2014
10/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
Suburban lawmakers end ban on moonlighting Grand Rapids firefighters
10/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
A clause in a union contract with Grand Rapids city firefighters appears to be outlawed by a bill Gov. Rick Snyder signed this week.
Lt. James "Skip" Doherty Square
10/17/14 - IAFF Local 902
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Ebola Response and Preparedness
10/17/14 - IAFF Local 21
The IAFF is on the front line, constantly monitoring the response of departments across the United States and Canada to the most recent information on Ebola.  Please click on the links and attachment below to obtain the latest facts and educate yourself on this emerging threat.
Wiess Funeral Information
10/16/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
Brothers and Sisters, The service for Captain Tom Weiss from Winston Dillar is scheduled for this Sunday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg. See below for more information. On Saturday October 18, 2014 at 15:00 any available fire service personnel are invited to come to the Douglas County Fair Grounds Complex in Roseburg, OR.  Located off I-5 exit 123 south of Roseburg.
IAFF / SPFF Ebola Information
10/16/14 - IAFF Local 2546
Brothers and Sisters: We want you to know we are always concerned for your safety and as such have sent the letter pasted below to each of your Department's Fire Chief. For your safety and information we recommend you go to the IAFF link posted below and review the info provided to your employer.
Boxing Event
10/16/14 - IAFF Local 740
https://tickets.porttix.com/public/daily_events_list.asp Come support Firefighter J. Quirk at his pro debut.
Public safety millage on ballot for Saginaw
10/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
OCT. 16, 2014: One city is relying on its residents to pass a millage to continue paying for its police officers and firefighters.
Firefighter job announcement for the City of Livonia
10/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
OCT. 16, 2014: Applications for this examination must be received at the office of the Civil Service Department, 33000 Civic Center Drive, Livonia, MI 48154, no later than 5:00 p.m, Friday, November 7, 2014, in order to be accepted.

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Hampton Chili Cook Off
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
HB 5097 Signed into Law
IAFF Local 3472
Charlie Crist for Governor
IAFF Local 1403
Dearborn, Melvindale fire stations receives new equipment through federal grants
Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
2015 L42 Committees information and interest form
IAFF Local 42
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