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Retirements

The Local 2533 would like to Congratulate Capt. Robert Paradis and Firefighter Robert Lowell Collingwood on their retirements. Both brothers have retired as of August 2017 after having long extensive careers in the Branford Fire Department. Captain Paradis started in the Branford Fire Department in 1988 as a volunteer for company 4.
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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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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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IMPORTANT PERS INFORMATION
09/25/17 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Please read the following letter regarding changes to PERS regarding your Individual Account Program (IAP)
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
09/25/17 - IAFF Local 274
STARTING SEPTEMBER 29TH AND THROUGH OCTOBER, BREAST CANCER T-SHIRTS CAN BE WORN ON DUTY. THIS YEARS SHIRTS WILL BE NAVY BLUE WITH PINK WRITING. PINK SHIRTS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS ARE NOT TO BE WORN ON DUTY. EVENTS WHERE HELP IS NEEDED ARE AS FOLLOWS: LIFETIME FITNESS: SATRUDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH CONTACT BROTHERS: PICCINIINNI: 914-804-3953 DOOLEY: 914-844-3577 SIMONS: 914-438: 2465 CITY HALL: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH 11AM-1PM CONTACT BROTHERS: JUNIOR (914-490-1982) & SCOPELLITI (914-879-8817) OKTOBERFEST: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 2PM-?? CONTACT BROTHERS: D’ANTONA (914-494-2288) & (MARTIN (914-469-5336) WHITE PLAINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: CONTACT BROTHERS: E. FARGO (914-924-4479) & NGBOKOLI (914-400-7845) www.whiteplainsfire.org To be removed from future mailings Unsubscribe
Pink T Shirts
09/23/17 - Turlock Professional Firefighters
If you have a Business or Group that would like to Order Pink Shirts, Use this Order Form and email it to franklucia@sbcglobal.net.
Hurricane Irma Survey
09/23/17 - IAFF 1826
Commissioner Josh Blake Spends Day as Lake County Firefighter
09/22/17 - IAFF Local 3990
Leesburg, FL - Lake County Commissioner Josh Blake spent the day with Lake County Firefighters and joined the action. Commissioner Blake learned what firefighters are tasked to do day in and day out and shared in some of the tasks. Lt.
Puerto Rico MDA
09/22/17 - IAFF Local 51
Good Afternoon EPFD, We are looking for bilingual volunteers to come into the office on Tuesday September 26th to help make phone calls to our MDA families in Puerto Rico that have been affected by Hurricane Irma and Maria. If you can donate at least an hour of your time to help make calls to help check in and lend support to those affected.
Boston Firefighters Local 718 members at Mayor Walsh Stand out Neponset Circle.
09/22/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Deputy Chief Pete Pream
09/21/17 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Deputy Chief Pete Pream. Chief Pream started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on March 24, 1975 and retired on May 28, 2004.  Arrangements are pending.
Passing of FF Robert E. Hultgren; Retired
09/21/17 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of FF Robert E. Hultgren; Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of: Firefighter Robert E. "Sarge" Hultgren; Fire Prevention-Retired.
September 26th 2017 Union Meeting
09/20/17 - IAFF Local 3598
REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING NOTICE To: Gurnee Firefighters Local 3598 Members  From: Nick Perry Date: Tuesday September 26th (Red Shift)  Time: 8:30 A.M. Location: Village Church of Gurnee 1319 Huntclub Rd.
Golf Outing is CANCELLED for September 27th
09/20/17 - IAFF Local 4416
Local 2687 Update
09/20/17 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Update from the Hamden Professional Firefighters: Hamden Professional Firefighters have been very active the past week at several different events.  We created a team of riders for the CLOSER TO FREE cycling event, which was held on September 9th, 2017.
SPECIAL UNION MEETING
09/20/17 - Shoreline Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, We will be having a Special Union Meeting on:  Monday September 25th at 0830 at Station 61 The business to be considered is related to: An informational overview and presentation of an MOU which may be voted on at the October Union meeting.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017: Dunn's Pub 2345 Whitney Ave., Hamden
09/20/17 - UPFFA
October 23, 2017: The Hundred Club of Connecticut 50th Anniversary
09/20/17 - UPFFA
October Union Meeting Change & Election Notice
09/20/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This is notice that due to scheduling conflict, the October Union meeting will be moved to Wednesday October 11th at 7PM and Thursday October 12th at 8:30 AM at the Original Brooklyn’s (2644 W. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204).  We will hold nominations for Executive Board Officers at this meeting pursuant to Article IV Section 2 of the Bylaws.
Walk With Pat Harris At Payne Arcade Harvest Parade
09/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
Breast Cancer Awareness 2017
09/19/17 - Cedar Hill Professional Firefighters Association
Please use the link below to order Cedar Hill Fire Fighters Association - Auxiliary Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts. Once on the page click the logo for the CHFFA Auxiliary and the password to enter into the members area is: CHFDallpink https://bigdawgshirtshack.
Pat Harris Event
09/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
Stephanie Piko for City of Centennial Mayor
09/19/17 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Local 3027 had endorsed Stephanie Piko for Mayor of the City of Centennial. http://www.stephaniepiko.
Defusing/Debriefing Meetings
09/19/17 - IAFF 1826
Buddy Walk
09/18/17 - IAFF Local 739
Buddy Walk Massachusetts Down Syndrome Walk On October 8, 2017, I will be participating in the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress’ Buddy Walk in Wakefield in honor of my son, Noah.  This walk takes place each year in Massachusetts to support the more than 5,000 families who have a member with Down Syndrome in the Commonwealth.
2017 Nominations & Elections Notice
09/18/17 - IAFF Local 42
Brother James Green LODD
09/18/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
It is with great pride and honor that we placed our brother, BCFD Firefighter James Green on the IAFF Memorial Wall for his LODD in 2015. Special thanks to our honor guard members Adriana Delgado, Frank Chavez and Donovan Jacks for proudly representing us all in presnting the IAFF Flag to brother Green's wife, Maura Green.
First responders honored at American Legion event
09/17/17 - IAFF Local 1164
Fire Inspector Greg Thomas accepts his award from Commander Larry Fenner and Veteran Service Officer Jim Pardo.(Photo: Bill Bresler | hometownlife.com) American Legion honors Livonia first responders at annual Sept. 11 dinner A Livonia firefighter and two police officers were recognized for their work the last year. Start the conversation, or Read more at Westland Observer.
House Fire on Saugatuck Avenue
09/17/17 - IAFF Local 1081
Westport Firefighters Respond to House Fire At 2:23 PM on September 17th the Westport Fire Department received a call from a passing motorist who reported a house fire at 298 Saugatuck Avenue. The initial response was 4 Engine Companies, 1 Ladder Truck and Car 3 from Westport (shift commander) and a Norwalk Fire Engine.
Extrication on the Merritt Parkway
09/17/17 - IAFF Local 1081
Westport Firefighters Respond to Extrication On Augst 5th at 6:35 this morning, during torrential rainfall, Westport Fire Department was dispatched to the Merritt Parkway northbound for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Engine 6, Rescue 3 and the Shift Commander responded to the call.
Extrication on Wilton Road
09/17/17 - IAFF Local 1081
On July 27th, Westport Firefighters had to extricate a victim from a car at the intersection of Wilton Road and Bolton Lane.
2017 IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial
09/15/17 - IAFF Local 1014
US House Passes Fire Fighter Cancer Registry
09/14/17 - IAFF Local 4416
House Passes Firefighter Cancer Registry Act A top IAFF legislative priority, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017 (H.R. 931), cleared its final hurdle in the U.S. House of Representatives this week, passing by a unanimous vote.
Tonight's Meeting Location Change
09/14/17 - Explorer Post 107
There is a location change for tonight’s Explorer training. Tonight’s training will be held at Station 155 (3833 N Crowfoot Valley Road, Castle Rock. Please stop by the Fire Training Center and pick up your gear or have another Explorer get it for you! Please pass this information on to other Explorers as you see them.
Terry Goldschmitz Is Retiring
09/14/17 - IAFF Local 21
Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
09/14/17 - IAFF local 1289
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, once again we will be selling the navy blue duty shirts in various styles and sizes. The cost is 20$ with all proceeds going towards the fight to cure cancers. Orders placed by September 21st will be available for pickup after October 1st, through Bjorn at station 4. Be sure to include your phone number with the order.
Birmingham Charity Golf Tournament
09/14/17 - IAFF 14th District
Birmingham Local 117 is hosting a charity golf tournament November 1, 2017 benefiting Camp Smile-A-Mile. See attachment for more information.
Tim Butler's Budget Presentation
09/13/17 - IAFF Local 21
Tim Butlers presentation starts around the 63 minute mark.
Letter from General President Harold A. Schaitberger
09/13/17 - UPFFA
To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders, We need your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Over the last several weeks, you've seen our members in action in response to Hurricane Harvey, working around the clock to rescue literally tens of thousands of civilians, while risking their own lives and knowing their own homes were likely damaged or destroyed.
September 10, 2017: Ct. United Ride
09/13/17 - UPFFA
Special Request From General President Schaitberger – Disaster Relief Fund
09/13/17 - IAFF Local 2546
To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders, We need your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Over the last several weeks, you've seen our members in action in response to Hurricane Harvey, working around the clock to rescue literally tens of thousands of civilians, while risking their own lives and knowing their own homes were likely damaged or destroyed.
IAFF Press Release: Firefighter Cancer Registry Act
09/13/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Important Hurricane Relief Message from President Kennell
09/13/17 - IAFF Local 2546
Important Hurricane Relief Message from President Kennell: Brothers and Sisters: First, I want to ask all members with serious problems to contact their DVP or Secretary Heinis so you can be put on a list for assistance. Remember, we can't help if we're not aware of the need.
Local 21 Golf Tournament
09/12/17 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 Annual Golf Tournament will be held on September 20 at Oak Glen Golf Course, 1599 McKusick Rd N, Stillwater, MN 55082.  Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.  Cost $55.  Active & retired, all are welcome.  Prizes, gifts, green fees, cart, and dinner included.
Local 718 Standing Out for Mayor Walsh in West Roxbury
09/12/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
Peer Support Program and LOA
09/12/17 - IAFF Local 1805
Brothers and Sisters, Please review the attached proposed LOA on Pump Testing and Peer Support program. Information will be available at September's General membership meeting and voting will be online starting Thursday, September 14th with an end date of the 21st.
Hurricane Relief
09/12/17 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Your union needs your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Over the last two weeks, you've seen your brothers and sisters in action in response to Hurricane Harvey, working around the clock to rescue literally tens of thousands of civilians, while risking their own lives and knowing their own homes were likely damaged or destroyed.
Fallen Firefighter Memorial
09/12/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Please join us for the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial this weekend in Colorado Springs.
Fill The Boot
09/12/17 - IAFF Local 21
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week (Sept 12-14) Saint Paul Firefighters will be out at major intersections, during the evening rush hour, within the City of Saint Paul for our annual Fill The Boot campaign.  This event provides funding for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in its efforts to find a cure for muscular dystrophy.
2017 Trunk or Treat Event
09/12/17 - IAFF Local 42

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
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Pink T Shirts
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Hurricane Irma Survey
IAFF 1826
Commissioner Josh Blake Spends Day as Lake County Firefighter
IAFF Local 3990
Puerto Rico MDA
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