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UNION MEETING - 6/10/2014
The next union meeting is June 10,2014 at 19:00 hrs. Branford Fire Headquarters.
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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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Wellness plan
08/19/14 - IAFF Local 135
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Paintball Tournament
08/19/14 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Buy American
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Fall 2014 Emt class
08/19/14 - IAFF Local 135
There will be an EMT class from August 4th to December 4th.   It will be held at 428 N. St Francis on Monday and Thursdays.   Contact Randy Stearns for more information.
2014 Massachusetts Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony
08/19/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
Please Save the Date: 2014 Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony. Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Dearborn fire department seeks new class of cadets
08/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 19, 2014: The Dearborn Fire Department is looking for members to add to its latest cadet class, a program that is entering its sixth year.
Music, firefighter games on tap for Woehlke-Palooza in Wayne
08/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 18, 2014: A full schedule of live music and firefighter games will highlight the second annual Woehlke-Palooza, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, in downtown Wayne.
Sharon L-417 call to action
08/19/14 - International Association of Fire Fighters Local 293
This request is from PPFFA Trustee Dale Hightree, the informational flyer is below. Brothers,  Sharon Firefighters are requesting assistance with a literature drop prior to a council meeting to be held on Thursday August 21st.  Attached is a flyer they put together which explains the issues that they are dealing with.
A shining remembrance of fallen Worcester firefighter
08/19/14 - IAFF Local 1009
  T&G Staff/CHRISTINE PETERSON 1 comment | Add a comment WORCESTER — A bronze Rescue 1 helmet on a granite pillar outside the Franklin Street Fire Station is a new memorial to Firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr., who lost his life in the line of duty in December 2011.
August Union Meeting
08/19/14 - IAFF Local 574
Union Meeting August 26 and 27 2337 Victory Dr. * Local 188 Plumber's and Pipefitter's Hall    (Across street and 500 ft.
Lt. Francis O. Richardson
08/19/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Sisters and Brothers,       It is with deep regret we report the recent death of Lt. Francis O. "Rich" Richardson (SPFD Ret.) Brother Richardson had a long and storied career as a dedicated and pioneering union member here in Maine, for his Local, the IAFF and the PFFM.
Important Notice From local 1476
08/19/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
As many of you are  aware Lt. Rich Richardson lost his long time battle with cancer this morning.  To fill in some of the new members on this list Lt. Richardson was [one of] the founders of L1476 and instrumental in the forming of what is now the Professional Firefighters of Maine.  Shirley, Lt.
Memorial Service for Lt. David Arthur
08/18/14 - IAFF Local 1403
The following funeral arrangements have been made for Lt. David Arthur: Memorial Service: Stanfill Funeral Home August 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM 10545 South Dixie Highway Miami, Florida 33156 (305)667-2518 All personnel attending in uniform should wear thier Class A uniform with coat and cap.
Operation Warm Events
08/18/14 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Firefighters will be hosting our own fundraiser on September 18th from 6-10pm at the Flat Earth Brewery.  Until then you can help support Minneapolis Firefighters Operation Warm Event.
Annual AFD/IAFF Softball Game - Alarm Room vs. Station 13
08/18/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
On August 17, 2014, IAFF members and their families gathered for the annual AFD Alarm Room Softball Game. Members from Station 13 and several retirees played in this year’s games.  This year was a huge success with a record turnout! A special thank you to Brother Johnny Sedillo for his work in organizing this event.
8th Annual Johnny V. Memorial Toy Run
08/18/14 - Toy Program
San Francisco Firefighter 8th Annual Johnny V. Chili Cook-off
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Grass fire south of Suffield
08/18/14 - Medicine Hat Fire Fighters Association Local 263
At least 7 fire departments and over 100 firefighters are out west of Redcliff this evening, battling multiple grass fires.   Cypress County’s Deputy Fire Chief Ray Gradwell says there are 7 different grass fires in the area, most of which were started by lightning. As of 8 o’clock Thursday evening, they were being held.
Fire pots may be unsafe if not used properly
08/18/14 - Medicine Hat Fire Fighters Association Local 263
The Medicine Hat Fire Department has sent out an immediate release that says fire pots can be a danger if not used properly. Three people were taken to hospital last week after a fire pot exploded because proper fuel had not been used resulting in the explosion.
08/18/14 - IAFF local 1617
Passing of Lt. Robert Hossack, L-4 Retired
08/17/14 - IAFF Local 739
Arrangements for Lt.
MDA "Fill the Boot" campaign is underway.
08/17/14 - IAFF Local 168
IAFF local 168 has started the Fill the Boot campaign. We will be at the local Wal-Marts collecting money. Please stop by and help this great cause.
Our Deepest Sympathies
08/17/14 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Eugene Regan, father of former Local F-147 member Tim Regan. Mr. Regan passed peacefully on August 8th. Mr. Regan was a U.S. Army veteran and just recently became a 60 year member of the Keport Fire Departement! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tim, Pattie and the entire Regan family.
Local 274 Picnic
08/17/14 - IAFF Local 274
       Local 274 Picnic Where: Rocky ledge When:Sept 6th                                                                       Time: 12pm to .
Fill the Boot 2014
08/17/14 - CDA Fire Fighters
Fill the Boot will be held on September 20th at the intersections of Northwest Blvd and Ironwood and Government Way and Appleway.
Our Deepest Sympathies
08/17/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Eugene Flanagan, father of Local F-147 member Chuck Klein. Mr. Flanagan passed on August 2nd after a lengthy illness. Mr. Flanagan retired from the restaurant equipment industry after 20 years.
West Monroe Firefighter's Golf Tournament
08/17/14 - PFFA
FDNY R-4 picked up in Detroit
08/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
Lt Hammock & SFF Venezia have picked up the FDNY rig from the 911/01 attacks in Detroit & are on their way to Hampton Roads.
Community Day
08/16/14 - IAFF Local 2493
Engine 37/A attended the Community Day Event at St. Alice School and Daycare. Our members provided fire safety literature and plastic helmets to the children, and the kids had a blast touring the engine. Great job guys.
48/96 vote extended
08/16/14 - IAFF Local 1014
August 16, 2014 48/96 BALLOT COUNT DATE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 5TH AT 10 AM Some Local 1014 eligible members were not mailed ballots due to a membership update system issue.  Members are coded into a system based on Department updates sent to us regarding rank and position.
5Alarm5K Aug. 16th 2014
08/16/14 - IAFF Local 4381
  5 Alarm 5K “Toning out for M.D.A.
FPF Media Advisory
08/15/14 - IAFF 1826
Media Advisory Florida Professional Firefighters responds to the Florida TaxWatch’s Press Release “Florida Groups Form Pension Reform Coalition” (August 12, 2014)
Deadline to Roll in 25% of your Frozen Sick Leave - Extended to August 22, 2014
08/15/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Deadline to Roll in  25% of your Frozen Sick Leave has been  Extended to August 22, 2014 Attached is a Special Election form for unused frozen sick leave.   Unless you wish to use your unused frozen sick leave, we URGE you to complete the attached form and file it by August 22, 2014.
Support for one of our own as he begins his battle with MS
08/15/14 - Arlington Fire Fighters
As many of you may have heard by now one of our own, Josh Runion (6A), has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).  The disease effects different people in different ways and we know Josh will tackle this obstacle head on.  Brother Runion is the finest example of an all around good man that more than deserves our support.
Last chance for Dodgers Tickets
08/15/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium Today, AUGUST 15th, is your last chance to purchase LA Dodgers Firefighter Appreciation Night Tickets! Come celebrate your profession and be celebrated by the Dodgers and fans, all for a good cause.
Somerville Labor Coalition Endorsement for 34th Middlesex District
08/15/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Bozeman Fire to offer voluntary safety inspections
08/15/14 - IAFF local 613
Tragedy spurs efforts to improve safety of Bozeman rentals With the rental market in Bozeman growing more competitive, city leaders are finding that renters will sacrifice safety just to find a place to live. MTN's Jamie Leary shows us how the the Bozeman Fire Department hopes to change that. Bozeman's voluntary rental initiative came to be from a tragedy.
08/15/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Over 20 IAFF members, current and retired, volunteered for eight days at Great Lakes Burn Camp. GLBC is a week long camp for kids who are burn survivors. The entire camp is free. This year kids and campers came from Michigan as well as Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois. Ohio and Texas.
Firefighter/Paramedic Job Opening Deadlines
08/15/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 15, 2014: Last day applications are being accepted for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of East Lansing and Delta Twp.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
08/15/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the August 15th payday raffle was Glen Lopez, Lieutenant Fire Investigation. Congratulations to Glen! Thanks to your continued support 70 children will attend the Children's Hospital Summer Burn Camp next week in Estes Park.
Thank You
08/15/14 - IAFF Local 736
The Williamsport Firefighters would like to thank all of you that donated goods to our Rummage Sale, and all that donated during the Little League World Series Parade. Both fundraisers were a great success. All proceeds from the collection during the parade will be donated to MDA.
Kinston Professional Fire Fighters Fall 2014 Concert
08/14/14 - Kinston Professional Fire Fighters Local 3015
On September 28, the Kinston Professional Fire Fighters Association is proud to have Diamond Rio performing with special guest Raquel Cole. The concert begins at 6:30pm at the Dorton Arena, 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27607. For information or to purchase tickets to our local events please call (704) 874-0170.
Muscular Dystrophy Association Fill the Boot Drive
08/14/14 - Kinston Professional Fire Fighters Local 3015
Kinston and Lenoir County fire fighters will be at various locations in the coming weeks for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Fill the Boot Campaign. Kinston Public Safety fire fighters will be at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 4101 W Vernon Avenue,  as well as the Kinston Plaza Shopping Center. On Friday, August 29, fire fighters will be booting from 4pm till 8 pm.
2014 Fill The Boot For MDA
08/14/14 - IAFF Local 21
August 14, 2014: Bristol Firefighters Host Boy With Muscular Dystrophy
08/14/14 - UPFFA
Bristol Firefighters Host Boy With Muscular Dystrophy BRISTOL — When city firefighters begin their annual fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research this weekend, they'll have a bit of extra motivation: The thought of 4-year-old Justin Bolduc. http://touch.courant.
Corn Hole Registration
08/14/14 - Sioux City Professional Fire Fighters - IAFF Local 7
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT To register yourself and your team click on the link on the left hand side of the page under 1st Annual Corn Hole Tournament Registration. Get registered soon as spots are limited. Questions or comments email or contact Local 7 Secretary Sarah Orwig.
Aug. 12, 2014 - No injuries in fire at Hamilton business
08/14/14 - IAFF Local 20

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