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October 30, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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2014 Operation Warm Coat Distribution
10/29/14 - IAFF Local 21
Altoona Fire vs. Reading Fire Charity Hockey Game
10/29/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Altoona L0299 will host Reading L1803 in their 1st Charity Hockey game. This event will benefit Sheetz for Kidz and will be held November 15, 2014 at Galactic Ice in Altoona, PA. L0299 is asking for a donation at the door and are selling event T-Shirts. Matt Kennedy is the point of contact.
2014 Elections
10/29/14 - IAFF Local 3357
Funeral Services for Alva Jackson
10/29/14 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Alva Jackson, wife of Emeritus Member Frank Jackson has passed away.  Her memorial services are as follows: The funeral for Alva Lu Jackson has been scheduled.
Nov 4th Election Endorsements
10/29/14 - IAFF Local 73
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48/96 Work Schedule
10/29/14 - IAFF 3711
Please log on and vote on the opinion poll regarding the 48/96 work schedule.  The voting starts October 29, and ends on November 5th.
GOTV Reminder
10/28/14 - IAFF Local 312
It's time to give and time to give THANKS!
10/28/14 - IAFF Local 1563
Every year your Anne Arundel County Professional Firefighters team up with The Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Chiefs Association to feed needy families within our county. This year we are looking to set giving records. Please consider putting together a basket, buying some items for a basket or just donating cash for us to do the shopping.
The 2014 Fire/EMS Millage Proposal
10/28/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Novemeber 4th is only a few days away.  Please make your voice heard and Vote YES on the Rochester Hills Fire/Rescue Protection. The City of Rochester Hills has a video available to show why this millage is needed and what a YES vote will do for you.
Registration for Sparky's Toy Drive - November 13th & 14th
10/28/14 - Windsor Professional Firefighters Association
Registration for the 2014 Sparky's Toy Drive will be on November 13th & 14th from 9:00AM - 7:00PM at St. Andrews Church on the corner of Park Street West and Victoria Avenue in Downtown Windsor. Please bring valid ID for yourself and children. For additional Information contact John McRae at 519-818-0678 or email
Daylight Savings Time Ends
10/28/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, November 2.  Along with falling back one hour, don't forget to change the battery in your Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Detector.  This simple task can make the difference in saving your life.
2014 Candidate Endorsements
10/28/14 - Alaska Professional Fire Fighters Association
2015 Health & Benefits Video
10/28/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
2015 Health & Benefits video.
Win this Bike!!!!
10/28/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Firefighters Coats for Kids
10/28/14 - Pittsburgh Fire Fighters IAFF Local No.1
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10/28/14 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
10/28/14 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
City Approves Park Rename
10/28/14 - IAFF Local 51
Today the City of El Paso passed a resolution to rename the Tierra Del Este#30 Park after our beloved Kip Hall.  Many people were involved with this endeavor.  Check the city website for more details.  Below are some resources to access the information.
President's Message 10/28/14
10/28/14 - IAFF Local 2180
Dear Brothers and Sisters,                            It’s been approximately two months into our new administration and a lot has changed.  Some good and some bad, but we need to continue to work together in an effort to solve all of our issues.
1014 November 2014 election recommendations
10/28/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Its that time AGAIN.... Below you will find the endorsement recommendations from 1014, CPF and the IAFF. At 1014 we take elections very serious with our local elected officials. When there is an election in any of our cities we contact all those that are running for office and invite them for an interview. Some choose not to attend.
Open Enrollment Letter
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Wisconsin Worker's Fight Against Union Busting
10/27/14 - IAFF Local 311
Wisconsin Workers Fight Against Union Busting Wisconsin workers refuse to give up the fight to remove union-busting, job-killing Governor Scott Walker. Ed Schultz traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to talk with local firefighters about the state’s future. Rep. Mark Pocan joins the conversation.
Save the Date for Christmas Party
10/27/14 - IAFF Local 271
Firefighters and Retirees please mark your calendars and plan on attending the 2014 Christmas Party.  Bring as may guests as you like, the more the merrier. Date: Friday December 12th, 2014. Times: 6:15 PM to Midnight Location: The Doubletree in Missoula Entertainment: There will be a live Band (the Tomcats) playing from 9:15 to 11:45. Invites will go out in two weeks.
Coats for Kids 2014
10/27/14 - IAFF Local 2819
We're looking for your participation to assist a truly great cause. Operation Warm's Coats for Kids drive is commencing this November 12th at 12:00pm. The Kitsap Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund will be spearheading the logistics but the basics are listed below. Meet at Bremerton Station 2 at 11:15 Departing 2's at 11:40 and headed to West Hills STEM Academy at 520 National Ave.
Highrise Ops Class in Norfolk
10/27/14 - IAFF Local 794
Our brothers from Norfolk FD, Local 68 are sponsoring a Highrise Firefighting Operations Course by Dave McGrail in March. The class is only $40 until 12/31 and $50 after the new year. Dave McGrail is an asst chief with the Denver FD and considered one of the nations leading experts on fires in highrises, mid-rises, and standpipe equipped buildings.
Change your clocks and change your battery in your smoke detector
10/27/14 - IAFF Local 4727
Firefighter Safety and the Codes: A Necessary Partnership
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OCT. 27, 2014: Please see the attached flyer for this upcoming (Nov. 19, 2014) training workshop titled: Firefighter Safety and the Codes: A Necessary Partnership. While this program is being sponsored by the MFIS, we are promoting it to our members as well. The focus is not only for Inspectors but for all fire service personnel to learn how the codes impact their work environment.
LA Times Article response
10/27/14 - IAFF Local 1014
LACERA Durable Power of Attorney
10/27/14 - IAFF Local 1014
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Doug Moe: A New Kind of Lieutenant
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Nixa Fire District's Bond Issue
10/26/14 - Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters
MSCFF 2014 General Election Endorsements
10/26/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Blood Drive
10/26/14 - IAFF Local 274
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2014 PPFFA PA Election Endorsements
10/26/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The 2014 PPFFA Election endorsements have been posted in the Election Endorsement section.                 They are also attached for reproduction.
CFCS's Pink Pancake Breakfast raises $1909.78 in it's inaugural fundraiser!
10/26/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
A huge thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Pink Pancake Breakfast on Saturday Oct. 25th, 2014, put on by our Coquitlam Firefighter's Charitable Society!  Despite the miserable weather, we still served 260+ guests and raised $1909.78.
ACBC LCR Tournament
10/26/14 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children 5th Annual LCR Event (Left, Center, Right) Tournament November 8, 2014 Church of the Assumption Family Center 9183 Broadview Rd. Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147 Doors open at 6:00 PM Ticket donation is $25.00 which includes dinner and entrance to the LCR game. All proceeds benefit ACBC Burn Camp.  Your donation is tax deductible.
Safety Is No Trick This Halloween
10/26/14 - IAFF Local 3990
For Immediate Release: October 27, 2014 Fire Fighters Give Lifesaving Tips for Halloween Lake County, Florida – By making small adjustments to costume and decoration choices on Halloween, danger and risk to public safety is easily decreased. “It is important for people to take basic precautions to make sure they have nothing other than a fun-filled Halloween,” says Lt. Brian Gamble, Vice President of The Professional Firefighters of Lake County. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the United States sees an overall increase in fires on Halloween caused by open flames, and the arson fire rate is 10 percent higher than on any other day with 15,500 fires and $92 million in property loss per year.
From The Family Of Ray Hain
10/26/14 - IAFF Local 21
On behalf of Rachel, Sara and myself, I want to add my deep appreciation to all of you for your ongoing support and the part you played in helping our family receive this benefit. I have to give a very special shout out to Dr. Lurie and Dr.
MDA Boot Drive
10/26/14 - IAFF Local 274
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Sample ballots for every CT town
10/25/14 - UPFFA
Sample ballots for every CT town You can see/print a sample ballot for any CT town at the website below. This could be useful in educating your first-time voters (or who haven't voted since the lever machines!) how to properly fill out a ballot.
Brother Hain Awarded State and Federal PSOB
10/25/14 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 is pleased to announce both the State and Federal LODD benefits for Gail Hain and Family have been secured after a 3+ year battle. Dr. Lurie and Dr. Frascone’s medical opinions were absolutely essential in the successful outcome. Governor Dayton and Attorney General Swanson contribute at the state level.
negotiations update
10/25/14 - IAFF 1826
Group of Akron firefighters request contempt of court order against City of Akron
10/25/14 - Paul Hufnagel
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Hampton Firefighter's Toy Bank Annual Chili Cookoff!
10/24/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
Funeral Arrangements Bruce Kilmer
10/24/14 - IAFF Local 2647
City of Pittsfield Fire Department 74 COLUMBUS AVENUE, PITTSFIELD, MA 01201 (413) 448-9764 FAX (413) 448-9766 Friday, October 24, 2014 Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Pittsfield Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Kilmer.
Halloween Spooktacular Myths and Questions answered
10/24/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
What is the "Spooktacular?" We at the Local 858 F.U.N. Comittee have been asked this question a lot. Spook-tac-u-lar, adjective, causing wonder and admiration in a scary and frightening manner. This basically means that the Local 858 Halloween Spooktacular could be the scariest most amazingly enchanting time of your life When, and where is the Spooktacular.

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2014 Operation Warm Coat Distribution
IAFF Local 21
Altoona Fire vs. Reading Fire Charity Hockey Game
Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
2014 Elections
IAFF Local 3357
Funeral Services for Alva Jackson
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Nov 4th Election Endorsements
IAFF Local 73
Union Meeting 11/10
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