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April 18, 2014
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UNION MEETING - 5/13/2014
The next union meeting is May 13,2014 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.
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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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Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support to Enhance Battle Creek Fire Department’s Operations and Safety
04/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 18, 2014: U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Battle Creek Fire Department. The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Fall 2014 Emt class
04/18/14 - 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.
Young Member Conference Attendees Survey
04/18/14 - IAFF 7th District
Young members that attended the 7th District Young Member Conference in Kennewick are asked to complete the electronic survey for the conference. This will assist in the development of future conferences. It is found behind the wall under the heading "Mini Ed Seminars" on the left side of the page. You all are thanked for participating and following up with the survey and discussions back at the beanery table.
Exeter L-3491 Golf Tournament
04/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Annual Pancake Breakfast
04/17/14 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
Join us on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 for our Annual Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 106, at the corner of Huntington and Baldwin.  The breakfast is from 7am - Noon, so bring your appetite for all the pancakes, sausages, Starbucks Coffee, milk, and orange juice you could possibly desire.
MDA Fill the Boot
04/17/14 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
The Arcadia Firefighters Association participated in a Fill-The-Boot drive to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). On Friday, April 11th, off-duty Arcadia Firefighters were at the intersection of Huntington Dr. and Baldwin Ave. from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
CHaD Baseball Tryouts
04/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
The CHaD Battle of the Badges Autumn Baseball Classic is set for Sat., Sept. 27 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Tryout registration is now open at CHaDBaseball.org, 5/15, 5/23 & 6/03. Sign-up for your chance to play on a professional field and represent your community while raising money for the kids at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Please contact Danielle Matteau with questions or concerns at Danielle.R.Matteau@hitchcock.org or (603) 629-8496.
BPD Officer Dennis Simmonds Funeral
04/17/14 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Pension Mediation
04/17/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Let this notification serve to confirm the Public Safety Coalition’s (active Police and Fire Unions) status with regard to an accepted pension proposal. The media is reporting on several groups who have accepted pension deals. To our knowledge, those groups include the Police and Fire Retirees Association, and the General Retirement System Board of Trustees.
BC Unit Clarification Hearing April 21st
04/17/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
The hearing is confirmed for Monday, April 21, 2014 at 0930 in the Medford Room, 3rd floor at City Hall.  The hearing will be conducted by an Attorney Law Judge (ALJ) from the Employment Relations Board (ERB) out of Salem.  This will be an all day hearing and is an open hearing.  All are encouraged to attend and you can come and go as you please.
Garden City Entry Level Firefighter
04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 17, 2014: The City of Garden City is seeking applicants for compilation of an eligibility list for employment as an Entry-Level Firefighter beginning 4/14/2014 through close of business on 5/2/2014.
A letter to the Fire Chief from President Cruz
04/17/14 - IAFF Local 1403
MPFFU Health & Safety Committee Message (April 2014)
04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 17, 2014: Sleep deprivation. We have all experienced it after a long shift in which you were up all night on calls. This sleep deprivation is cumulative and can lead to sleep debt. If your body is unable to recover and get some rest, this sleep debt can lead to health issues.
Kentwood Job Posting
04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 17, 2014: The City of Kentwood is accepting applications for full time firefighters. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, high school graduates or equivalent, have current Michigan driver's license with 6 points or less. Michigan fire Fighter II certification and current Michigan EMT license required. The complete job description is attached.
Tyler Seddon Bone Marrow Drive
04/17/14 - IAFF Local 2928
Budget Meetings
04/17/14 - San Antonio Local 624 Professional Fire Fighters Association
Support Your Local Firefighter and Vote!
04/17/14 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Westport Local 1802 Annual Scholarship
04/16/14 - Westport Fire Local1802
Westport Firefighters Local 1802 Annual Scholarship Requirements: Graduating Senior with plans for continuing continuing education Must be a Westport, MA resident Deadline to apply is May 15th Scholarship awarded will be for $1,000 Apply today at www.westportfirelocal1802.org
Website Updated 4/16/14
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
2014 Firefighter Festival Planning Meeting
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
A meeting to continue planning this year's Firefighter's Festival will meet on Monday, 4/21 (B-shift) at Fire Station 5 at 08:30am. Anyone interested in helping plan this years festival should attend. No RSVP is required. Contact Pres. Donnie Lewis at DPLewis@nngov.
Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 21
Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party April 26th 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
City Election Results
04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
McFarland elected Mayor of Murfreesboro Shane McFarland will trade his seat on the City Council for the mayor’s post after rolling to victory in Tuesday’s election. McFarland captured 5,315 votes, 68 percent, to City Councilman Ron Washington’s 2,474, 31.7 percent, in the mayoral race with 31 of 31 precincts counted and early voting totals in.
STERLING HEIGHTS: Firefighters thanked for live-saving efforts
04/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
April 16, 2014: William Ede Jr., 75, recently returned to Sterling Heights Fire Station No. 5 to thank the heroes who saved his life when he suffered full cardiopulmonary arrest Feb. 13. "We're obviously thrilled by the progress William has made in his recovery and appreciate the time he took to meet us," said Assistant Chief Dennis Adler.
2014 Election
04/16/14 - IAFF 34
Little Rock Firefighters, Thank you to all the members that took the time to vote. Congratulations to all the elected officers. Please see list below: IAFF Local 34 ELECTION 2014 Results President Richard Morehead Vice President Charles Austin, Jr.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue hires new assistant chief
04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
MURFREESBORO — Kim Lawson, a veteran of Nashville Fire Department, has been named Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s new assistant chief of medical services, according to a news release. Lawson, who recently retired from the Nashville Fire Department after 34 years, will join the Murfreesboro department May 5.
Local 42 & Big Brothers/Big Sisters
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 42
New Haven Fire Fighters Training in the Harbor
04/16/14 - IAFF local 825
New Haven Fire Fighters train and improve forging relations. Mike Neal, Safety Chair Mark Vendetto and Frank Ricci along with Truck 2, Sq 1, Sq 2, Eng 5, Car 33 and Engine 4 present the Ship Captain and Crew Chiefs with New Haven Fire Fighters T-shirts for helping improve firefighter safety.
April 10, 2014: UPFFA of Ct. Legislative Conference & Lobby Day
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 801
Vice President Jeff Tomchik & Secretary Rob Forbes attending the UPFFA of Ct.
APRIL UNION MEETING
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 574
Regular Union Meeting April 22 and 23 Plumbers and Pipefitters L188 Union Hall 2337 E. Victory Dr. (500 ft west of Coaches Corner, South side of rd.
Fundraiser for Boston LODD T-Shirts
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 740
#WeNeverForget #BostonStrong #BostonMarathon #WeRunTogether
04/15/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
April 7, 2014: UPFFA FIRE OPS 101 - April 10, 2014: UPFFA Legislative Conference & Lobby Day
04/15/14 - UPFFA
On behalf of the Executive Board of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut I would like to thank all the IAFF Locals affiliated with Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut for your support this past week.
Brotherhood Benefit Event
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 51
Benefit proceeds go to help cancer treatment for firefighter Matt Thomas. Door opens at noon, bands start at 01:00. Bands include Sorry About Your Sister, TrailerBandGovernment Cheez, and Red Rudy plus Dj music. If you would like to donate, follow the link Give Forward.
UPFFA of Ct. Inside/Outside Window Decals
04/15/14 - UPFFA
UPFFA of Ct. INSIDE – OUTSIDE Window Decals Are now available to our affiliated locals @ $2.50 per decal, locals interested in obtaining the decals may contact Jane McCarthy, Executive Secretary, 860.953.3200, ext. 10.
Corporate Welfare Affects Public Pension Plans
04/15/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
Norwich Fire Goes to 3 Alarms
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 892
4 Shift was called out to 218 Washington St on 8:15am April 13th for a reported structure fire. Battalion 1 had heavy smoke in a 2 1/2 frame 100 year old Queen Anne style building, upon arrival. Two handlines were initially deployed, with the truck going to the roof.  Mohegan Tribal FD stretched a third line and the fire quickly went to three alarms.
April Union Meeting
04/15/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
Union Meeting The monthly Union meeting of Local 718 will be held on Thursday April 17th, 2014 7 p.m. at Florian Hall Nominations of Local 718 officials will be taken at this months meeting. Please make every attempt to attend.
NEVER FORGET
04/15/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
Negotiations 4-14-14
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
MDA Fill The Boot - Boot Camp
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 21
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the MDA Fill The Boot campaign.  The upcoming MDA Boot Camp supports Fill The Boot and is a great opportunity for you to interact with some families, meet other Locals and learn more about the program.  This years Boot Camp will be held at Treasure Island Resort and Casino near Red Wing.  Room expenses covered.
Negotiations 4-7-14
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
Fundraiser for Boston LODD
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 740
Thursday April 24th Italian Heritage Center 1800-2400 Portland Fire Fighters Local 740 will be sponsering a fundraiser to benefit the families of Boston fire department's LODD Tickets $20.00 each Send check to; Local 740, 380 Congress St, Portland Maine, 04101 and we will have your ticket at will call the night of the event or you can stop in the office to purchase them.
201 MDA FILL THE BOOT, Record Breaking Collection Year for Local 1826
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
2014 St. Paul Park Clean-up
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 21
Over twenty Local 21 members and families cleaned Harriet Island and Mississippi River Blvd. on April 12th, followed by fellowship at Shamrock’s Bar and Grill.  The public and city council member Dave Thune appreciated our presence.  Thank you to everyone who participated.
Brother Thomas Babcock
04/15/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Local 249 Brother, Thomas Babcock passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.
New Chapter
04/15/14 - Axemen Prof. Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club
On behalf of the National Board we would like to welcome our newest Chapter, New York Chapter 4 to the Axemen Nation. Welcome brothers.
FPF Election
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 1403

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Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support to Enhance Battle Creek Fire Department’s Operations and Safety
Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Fall 2014 Emt class
IAFF Local 135
Young Member Conference Attendees Survey
IAFF 7th District
Exeter L-3491 Golf Tournament
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Annual Pancake Breakfast
Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
MDA Fill the Boot
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