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      Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit 

      January 26th - 28th, 2014 

      The Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) is the IAFF’s foremost educational conference and offers a wide selection of workshops designed to help affiliate leaders be more effective in their roles and to help build their local unions.

      Through the knowledge they gain during ALTS, affiliate leaders can learn valuable information on how to run their local unions.  ALTS offers affiliate leaders the knowledge, skills and resources they need to strengthen their unions, ensuring a better, safer and more effective fire service.

      For more information, log onto the link below

       http://www.iaff.org/et/alts/alts_2014/index.htm

      Operation Warm 2013!! LPFFA gave every student of Guadalupe Elementary a coat of their very own. 275 coats were handed out by the memebers of LPFFA, Auxillary to LPFFA and Lubbock Fire Rescue. Big thanks to everyone that showed up and helped out! 
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      Rally 'round the Referendum
      08/21/14 - IAFF Local 51
      Good evening L51 members as time approaches City elections it's time to rally the troops. Mike Esparza has set up a face book page to promote Rally 'round the Referendum. He is doing his best to get everyone registered to vote for the up coming City elections, but he still needs our help.
      Rally 'round the Referendum
      08/21/14 - IAFF Local 51
      Good evening L51 members as time approaches City elections it's time to rally the troops.  Mike Esparza has set up a face book page to promote Rally 'round the Referendum. He is doing his best to get everyone registered to vote for the up coming City elections, but he still needs our help. You may be asking  yourself why would I want to do this.
      Meriden Fire Fighters, Local 1148 - Back to School Expo
      08/21/14 - UPFFA
      The Back to School Expo headed by the Meriden Fire Fighters, Local 1148, this community event has been a local event for the last 11 years, originally started by Beat the Street Community Center founder, Larry Pelletier. In 2013, the event was on the verge of not being sponsored or funded by Beat the Street.
      Christopher Van Loo appointed as Saginaw's new fire chief
      08/21/14 - IAFF Local 102
        SAGINAW, MI — After about three years without a full chief at the helm, the Saginaw Fire Department now has a new head officer in Christopher Van Loo. Van Loo, who has been serving as acting chief since September 2013, has been appointed chief of the department by City Manager Tim Morales, according to a press release from the city of Saginaw.
      IAFF Fire Ground Survival Class
      08/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      AUGUST 21, 2014: Saginaw is proud to be hosting an IAFF Fire Ground Survival class September 29-October 2.
      Work Out Apparel
      08/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Workout Apparel Order Form A4 Performance Apparel T-shirt  $10.00 Small thru XLarge  -  $11.00  XXLarge thru XXXLarge 100% Polyester Interlock, 4.0 ounces per square yard Moisture wicking Odor resistant Stain release Ultra tight knit resists snagging 9" Mesh Short  $12.00 100% Polyester Mesh, 3.
      The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held December 9, 2014 from 7am-7pm
      08/21/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Nominations for the 2014 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 11, 2014 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 13, 2014. In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections Contract Voting, Section 4.
      Brother Joshua Clements
      08/21/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
      Brother Joshua Clements passed away today, August 21, 2014.  There is no other information available at this time.  Please keep his wife and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
      Delta Local 2846 New Officers
      08/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      AUGUST 21, 2014: District Vice President Jim Leve swearing in the union officers of Delta Fire IAFF Local 2846 at Wednesday nights union meeting.
      meetings
      08/21/14 - IAFF 1826
      Pittsfield Double Alarm
      08/20/14 - IAFF Local 2647
       Tuesday August 05, 2014 PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A two-alarm fire on Daniels Avenue late Monday night ripped through three-story building and left two firefighters reeling from heat exhaustion. According to the report by Deputy Chief Bruce Kilmer, firefighters responded with five engines and a ladder truck to the 133 Daniels Ave. about 10:37 p.m.
      Music, firefighter games on tap for Woehlke-Palooza in Wayne
      08/20/14 - IAFF Local 1164
      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. The event, sponsored by the Wayne-Westland Firefighters Local 1279 and the U.S.
      Greenwich Fire Fighters, Local 1042
      08/20/14 - UPFFA
      Greenwich FD Collects $18K for Muscular Dystrophy Members of the Greenwich Professional Firefighters Local 1042 collected $18,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
      Lightning Strike
      08/20/14 - IAFF Local 2647
      Borrowed from iberkshires.com with permission PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lightning stuck an Onota Street home Tuesday night, setting it on fire and damaging the electrical systems. According to Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro, three engines responded to a structure fire at 24 Onota St. and upon arrival found a small fire.
      Mayor's Annual Riverfront Reception
      08/20/14 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      President Tony Murray takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
      08/20/14 - IAFF Local 4416
      IAFF Local 4416 President Tony Murray accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from members at Zionsville 91A.  Members at Noblesville 73A helped to ensure Murray got the full force of ice and water all to raise awareness and kick off this year's fundraising efforts for this important cause.
      2015 Annual Open Enrollment & Health Fair
      08/20/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Emergency Membership Meeting
      08/20/14 - AFSCME Local 875
      11th Annual Golf Tournament
      08/20/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      IAFF Motorcycl Group 2014 Ntional Rally Flagstaff Arizona
      08/20/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Lewis: Rahm’s CPS preference plan in firefighter hiring a ‘stunt’
      08/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      The City of Chicago is gearing up to enforce its Chicago Public Schools preference policy, which would give CPS graduates preferential standing among other firefighter applicants, providing an unfair advantage above students enrolled in private or religious schools.
      August 21, 2014: CT AFL-CIO Third Thursday Summer Picnics
      08/20/14 - UPFFA
      Third Thursday Summer Picnics This summer, join us at our first annual summer picnics where union members and our families will come together to eat, meet and talk with elected officials. Summer Picnics will be held on the third Thursdays of the month: August 21, 2014 Special Guest: Governor Dannel Malloy All picnics will run from 4:30 pm until dark.
      Paintball Tournament
      08/19/14 - Franklin Park Firefighters
      Buy American
      08/19/14 - IAFF Local 135
      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
      08/18/14 - Toy Program
      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.
      Pedestrian in Hospital following collision on Scholten Hill
      08/18/14 - Medicine Hat Fire Fighters Association Local 263
      Scholten Hill was shut down during the morning commute when a pedestrian was hit by a truck. Around 8:30 this morning, a 65 year old man was crossing Carry Drive at Crestwood Drive when he was hit by a Ford F-150. The truck was turning left onto Carry Drive at the top of Scholten Hill. Police say the sun may have been a factor in obstructing the view of the driver.
      SPECIAL SIGNAL 1015
      08/18/14 - IAFF local 1617
      SPECIAL SIGNAL 10-15 HAS BEEN TRANSMITTED AND THE MESSAGE IS AS FOLLOWS:   IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET THAT THE CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THE DEATH OF FIRE LIEUTENANT ROBERT J. CASEY OF ENGINE CO.
      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. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx.
      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.
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