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June 27, 2016
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REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES.
You should check your batteries at least once a month to make sure this life saving device is always ready.
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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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June 2016 Meeting Minutes
06/27/16 - Asheville Fire Fighters Association
Meeting minutes for the June 2016 meeting of for Local 332 are now available in the Members Section.
Please help! Donations needed to help support WFD Retired Lt. Dan Hurley's son and daughter-in-law with medical bills
06/27/16 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
https://www.gofundme.
Flame Retardants
06/27/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
Join us at the State House on Tuesday June 28 to show support for a bill to ban cancer causing flame retardants.
Families and Firefighters against toxic flame retardants - Tuesday June 28 at The State House
06/27/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired EMS Chief Bob Stober
06/26/16 - IAFF Local 21
   Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Chief Bob Stober.   Chief Stober retired from the Saint Paul Fire Department with 25 years of service. After his retirement he moved to Montana where he served as Fire Chief in Big Sky for 10 years.
8 ways to protect against cancer with PPE
06/26/16 - IAFF Local 3472
8 ways to protect against cancer with PPE Cancer-causing agents can reach a firefighter, even one in full PPE; here are simple steps to reduce your risk Jan 28, 2014 By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull There was a time when dirty bunker gear was a badge of honor.
Water Safety Community Outreach Campaign
06/26/16 - IAFF Local 3472
The IAFF and Nationwide Insurance have teamed up on a new safety campaign as part of Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” child safety initiative to educate and raise awareness of preventable childhood injuries and death.  According to the CDC, drowning is the number-one cause of injury-related death in children under the age of four.
2016 WSCFF Convention Restaurant & Bar Map
06/26/16 - IAFF Local 452
2016 WSCFF Convention Family Map
06/26/16 - IAFF Local 452
June 6, 2016 MPFFU Executive Board Meeting Minutes
06/25/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Rockland Firefighters Train at Barnstable Fire Academy
06/25/16 - Rockland Fire Fighters
Rockland Firefighters attended training at the Barnstable Fire Academy on June 22, 2016. This training was conducted so that we could work on fire attack, rescue and hose line movement that is difficult to train on under normal circumstances.  https://youtu.
COLA Increase for Retirees
06/24/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Members, Local 76 is happy to announce that the Somerville Retirement Board voted this week to approve a 3% COLA for a new base of $13,000 . Not much but the max we can allow.
Cpt. Pesula Arrangements
06/24/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire Captain Dan Pesula Local 3264 Hooksett, New Hampshire    It is with great sadness to report the death of Captain Dan Pesula, IAFF Local 3264.
8 New Lieutenants
06/23/16 - IAFF Local 925 (Peabody Firefighters)
Seattle Sounders Firefighter Day
06/23/16 - IAFF Local F283
Brothers and Sisters, The Seattle Sounders are hosting a firefighter appreciation night. It's happening on September 17. If you are interested, let me know. If there's enough interest I will be able to get a group rate and we can coordinate to all sit together. I think this is going to be a really fun event.
Cat Country 98.1 & Creek Entertainment Salute First Responders
06/23/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
IAFF Local 103 Memorial Ride
06/22/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
National Child Identifacation Program
06/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
A few weeks ago it was announced that the MPFFU would partner with the National Child ID Program and the Detroit Lions to provide over 1 million ID kits to children across the great state of Michigan.  We appreciate all of our locals looking to join us in this effort, but this call to action is limited to the first 30 locals that answer this call.
Healthy In, Healthy Out Video
06/22/16 - Kent Fire Fighters
Please watch our Healthy In, Healthy Out video to see the best practices Local 1747 and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are utilizing to protect our members! Also, you'll notice a guest spot by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs! You can watch the video on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/171131425 or on Youtube at https://youtu.
4th of July Denver Fire Flag T-shirts
06/21/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello all members, Proud Americans, and Patriarchs.  We are proud to announce the arrival of the Local 858 Denver Fire American flag t-shirts just in time for the 4th of July! These shirts are available @ the Union hall weekdays from 8am-3pm and can be worn on duty Saturday July 2nd (A-shift), Sunday July 3rd (B-shift), and Monday July 4th (shift).
Upcoming Event for Local 2687
06/21/16 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Elitches Discount for 858 members and family
06/20/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello 858!  Here is a link for Elitch discount tickets, season passes, and food deals good for the whole summer.  Juts click the link below, purchase, print, and have the funnest day of your life!!!! http://tinyurl.
30 Gun - 30 Day Fundraiser
06/20/16 - IAFF Local 367
Tickets on sale now. See a member for a ticket or call/text 903-244-7531to get instructions to pay by debit or credit card.
Gillette Carnival / L-21 Family Picnic
06/20/16 - IAFF Local 21
Gillette Childrens Carnival Just a friendly reminder that the Gillette Carnival is this Wednesday!  Set up 9 am / Carnival 10-1:30 / clean up afterwords The more the merrier! Family can come too! If people could park in the East Ramp to help out with extra traffic that would be greatly appreciated (not the same ramp as Carnival).
Membership Meeting
06/19/16 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    There will be a normal Membership Union Meeting scheduled for 03 Jul 2016 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Listed on the Union website calendar is a running agenda for the meeting. If you have any item(s) you wish to add to the agenda please contact me. Hope to see you all there.
IAFF/AFD Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification - June 2016
06/18/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd) with the City of Albuquerque. The ratification vote will take place on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 1, 2 & 5 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
Susan O'Neil Selected As SPFF Executive Director
06/17/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
The Saint Paul Fire Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Susan O'Neil as our new Executive Director.  Susan has an extensive history in the non profit sector both in Saint Paul and greater Minnesota.  She will be replacing the founder of the SPFF, Steve Shapira who has served as interim Executive Director for the past 6 months.  Welcome aboard Susan.
Memorial stair climb 2016
06/17/16 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
GermanFest / Nails & Ales
06/17/16 - IAFF Local 21
     It's Germanfest MN this weekend! German Food, Beer, Music and Art at this family friendly festival (free to attend). We'll be near the main tent running our Ales and Nails game, with all of the proceeds going to support our mission. Go to www.germanfestmn.org to learn more.
44 Years Ago Today
06/17/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
Vendome Hotel Fire, 1972 On June 17, 1972, a large fire occurred at the former Vendome Hotel building in the Back Bay District. The blaze took about three hours to extinguish. The normal clean-up operation subsequently began, and without any warning, the southeast section of the building collapsed. Nine Boston fire fighters were killed, with eight injured.
June 17th Weekend update - Father's Day/Dodgers/Bear Classic
06/17/16 - IAFF Local 1014
MUSCLEPHARM Event
06/17/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
06/17/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Happy Payday! The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is Jordan Fender, Engine 12 A-shift. Congratulations Jordan! Thank you for your continued support! The next drawing will be Friday July 1st.
District 9 Information
06/17/16 - IAFF 1826
Support for Massachusetts Nurse Association
06/17/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
Read the attached PDF file for Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 support of the Massachusetts Nurse Association.
June 16, 2016: Ct. Board of Mediation & Arbitration Filing Fee Increase
06/16/16 - UPFFA
As of this date, the Board of Mediation and Arbitration, (Board), has been advised that starting July 1, 2016, the filing fee for grievance arbitration has increased to $200.00 per party. Therefore, each demand for the grievance arbitration services of the Board shall be accompanied by a $200.
Summer Safety Tips
06/16/16 - IAFF Local 902
Here are some tips to stay safe this summer.
CPFF Convention
06/15/16 - IAFF Local #1945
Three of your Local 1945 E-board members just returned from a 2 day CPFF convention hosted by Local 5 in Colorado Springs. This is a meeting where most locals from the state gather to receive a state of the union address, visit and network with other locals, and get some insight on what issues other locals are facing, have faced and what they learned.
From the MC rally
06/15/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
“I am grateful to share my time and efforts with the firefighters.  You are the best role models for me and others who face dire challenges.  Each day you sacrifice everything to help others.  During the most difficult situations, you show strength, bravery and kindness.  I hope in my lifetime that I can be more like you.
Request for Proposals
06/15/16 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    I am soliciting the Membership for any/all “Requests for Proposals” for consideration in relation to the recent Employer decision to implement cross staffing. Please submit any/all of your ideas/proposals for consideration by the Membership in written format to me at the local’s email address as soon as possible.
Ballot Initiative for Dues Increase - June 2016
06/14/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
At the June Union meeting a ballot initiative was moved to raise the Local's dues. This ballot is available in the Online Voting tab June 15th 0900 hours to June 24th 1700 hours.
Local 1431 Battalion Chief Shop Steward Ballot - June 2016
06/14/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
At the June Union meeting nominations for Shop Stewards occurred which has a contested race for the Battalion Chief Shop Steward that requires a ballot for all members to vote on in order to determine the successful candidate for the July 1, 2017 appointment.  The ballot is available June 15th 0900 hours to June 24th at 1700 hours.
2016 Run/Walk To Remember
06/14/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
The Saint Paul Fire Foundation and the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation are pleased to announce their partnership for the Run/Walk to Remember.  The 5K charity event will be held as part of the annual Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service on Sunday, September 25th, 2016.  Start time is 08:30.
May 2016 Meeting Minutes
06/14/16 - Asheville Fire Fighters Association
Livonia Spree 66
06/14/16 - IAFF Local 1164
Come out to the Livonia Spree 66 at ford field and stop by The Livonia Firefighters Charity Pizza Tent for lunch and help us support our Charity's. - Tues.6/21 4pm-11pm - Spree open.  - Wed.6/22 2pm-11pm - Spree open - Thur.6/23 2pm-11pm - Spree open - Fri.6/24 2pm-11pm - Spree open - Sat.6/25 12pm-11pm - Spree open - Sun.
Texarkana, Texas Firefighters Association Press Release
06/13/16 - IAFF Local 367
June 13, 2016 Texarkana, Texas Firefighters Association Press Release Texarkana’s professional fire fighters are highly trained and committed to being first on the scene of any emergency and doing whatever it takes to save lives and property. Even if that means putting their own lives on the line.
Local 718 members in Orlando
06/13/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
 
 
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