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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


      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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      Billy Self Golf Tournament
      10/02/14 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      The 14th Annual Billy Self Golf Tournament will be held on Oct.
      Congratulations to the Prica Family!
      10/02/14 - IAFF Local F-273
      The members of Local F-273 would like to congratulate FF Josh Prica and his wife Heather on the birth of their first child! Faith Elizabeth Prica was born around 8:30 this morning weighing in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Mother and baby are doing well.
      The dangers of carbon monoxide
      10/01/14 - Medicine Hat Fire Fighters Association Local 263
      Medicine Hat Firefighters are urging the public to check their carbon monoxide detectors as temperatures drop and furnaces start kicking in. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless gas that is created when fuels combust. It can come from your furnace, your hot water tank, your fireplace or vehicles in your garage.
      October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
      10/01/14 - IAFF Local 3472
      October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Across the United States and Canada, IAFF members will be wearing pink this October — just one of the many ways to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fire fighters get involved for many reasons, and often it’s because they have been personally affected by the disease.
      Pink Positive T-Shirts
      10/01/14 - IAFF Local 2602
      T-shirts are in. If you are interested in a shirt they will be $10.00 each. Please contact Leo Mendoza @ 956-536-2800 or Charles Myles @ 956-204-9778. We will be coming by the stations as well.
      10/01/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Across the United States and Canada, IAFF members will be wearing pink this October — just one of the many ways to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fire fighters get involved for many reasons, and often it’s because they have been personally affected by the disease.
      More Than Just A Fire Department
      10/01/14 - IAFF Local 3472
      The Rochester Hills Fire Department responds to more than just fires.   Did you know that your fire department is actually an “ALL HAZARDS” department.
      Local 50 Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness
      10/01/14 - IAFF Local 50
      Check out this Peoria Journal Star article to find out how the Peoria Fire Department and Local 50 are raising Breast Cancer Awareness! Police, fire departments will show support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
      Final Campaign Literature
      10/01/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      See the attachmemt which has all of the campaign literature for the collective bargaining committee we have received.
      Jackson firefighters wearing, selling pink shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
      10/01/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      OCT. 1, 2014: Jackson firefighters will swap their usual navy blue for bright pink starting Wednesday, Oct. 1. The wardrobe change is part of their annual effort during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise money for organizations dedicated to or individuals fighting breast cancer.
      Saginaw Fire Department second in Michigan to get special fire-survival training
      10/01/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      SEPT. 30, 2014: A Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Fire Fighters grant that the Saginaw Fire Department received in June of 2014 is funding training at the Saginaw Fire Department this week.
      Campaign Literatute for Collective Bargaining Committee
      10/01/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Please see the attachments for additional letters that candidates have submitted.
      10/01/14 - IAFF 1826
      U.S. Supreme Court Shortens Early Voting in Ohio
      10/01/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      The Supreme Court ordered a halt Monday to early voting in Ohio that was scheduled to begin this week, clearing the way for the state to close polls on the Sunday before Election Day, when African American turnout has been heaviest.
      Fire Prevention Week
      10/01/14 - IAFF Local 902
      Fire Prevention Week: October 5 - 11, 2014
      Smoke alarms
      10/01/14 - Medicine Hat Fire Fighters Association Local 263
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Captain Tom Gelbmann
      09/30/14 - IAFF Local 21
        Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Captain Tom Gelbmann.  Captain Gelbmann started with the fire department on June 14, 1951 and retired on June 30, 1984. Funeral arrangements are pending.
      Steve Buscemi "A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY"
      09/30/14 - Medicine Hat Fire Fighters Association Local 263
      Steve Buscemi, who was a New York City firefighter himself from 1980 to 1984, and an actor who starred in the 1992 film Reservoir Dogs and the 1998 film Armageddon, produced “A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY” with filmmaker Liz Garbus, and it's personal to Buscemi in an unobtrusive way. https://www.youtube.com/watch.
      Mr. Peroutka & Mr. Armstrong Debate 10/9/14 7pm
      09/30/14 - IAFF Local 1563
      It is official! Mr. Peroutka and Mr. Armstrong have agreed to a head to head debate to discuss issues surrounding district 5 with an emphasis on education and public safety. Tickets are free but limited in quantities. We have opened up tickets to the general public but quantities are limited.
      Two locals one great cause, Operation Warm
      09/30/14 - IAFF Local 271
      Local 271 and Local 2457 are again teaming up to help keep Missoula area kids warm this winter! Firefighters for Operation Warm is under way for this fall and our goal is to give out 600 brand new, American made, winter coats to Missoula area children. Please spread the word.
      09/30/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
                                    Brothers and Sisters, This October 14th will be the start of the Cambridge Fire Department/Local 30 Veterans services support initiative.
      Voting for the Collective Bargaining Committee
      09/30/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      There have been questions about how the the voting process works for the upcoming Collective Bargaining Elections.
      Seasonal Flu Clinics at Norwalk Health Dept.
      09/29/14 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
      FYI: Seasonal flu shots are available to all city employees and their families at the Health Department at 137 East Avenue during the following time frames: September 30, 5-7pm Community Clinic October 28, 1-3pm Employees and families only Every Tuesday from 1-3pm beginning in October through the winter season Any questions can be directed to Theresa at ext.
      Battalion Chief Organizing - ERB Hearing October 2, 2014
      09/29/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      Employment Relations Board hearing will be held Thursday, October 2nd since the City of Medford has appealed the Battalion Chief's organizing effort. The Hearing will be held at the Old Garfield School Building located at 528 Cottage Street NE Ste 400, Salem, OR at 1:30pm. Presenting to the Board will be IAFF Local 1431 and the City of Medford.
      UPFFA President Carozza & Governor Malloy
      09/29/14 - UPFFA
      UPFFA of Ct. Peter S. Carozza, Jr.
      Sylvania Township, firefighters head to mediation over exercise dispute
      09/29/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Sylvania Township officials and its firefighters union are scheduled to meet with a mediator next week to resolve a dispute over the amount of exercise among firefighters.
      Former chiefs question tactics like those used at Dallas blaze where firefighter died
      09/29/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      When Dallas firefighter Stanley Wilson died battling a condo blaze last year, everything fell apart — from the building where he was trapped to his commanders’ questionable orders.
      Newest Detroit firefighters graduate from the training academy
      09/29/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      DETROIT (WXYZ) - They signed up to put their lives on the line to serve the citizens of Detroit, and after 22 weeks of training, the Detroit Fire Department's newest recruits are ready for the job.
      Burlington Firefighters MDA 5K
      09/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      Fire Ops 101 Shows What Firefighters Go Through Everyday (VIDEO)
      09/29/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Firefighters no doubt have one of the most dangerous jobs on record. Elected officials and journalists, as well as other members of the community, had to face the heat and go through a day of firefighter training.
      Hero Half Update
      09/29/14 - IAFF Local 2866
      Bikes, Blues and BBQ is over and we all ate way too much. Now it is time to get into shape because the Fayetteville Half Marathon is just around the corner(Oct. 18th). So break out your running shoes and get ready. Find our more at www.herohalfmarathon.
      Local F-273 Blankets For Sale
      09/29/14 - IAFF Local F-273
      Union Blanket Order: $55 dollars per blanket. Money needed by November 1st. Order goes out on November 2nd. Estimate 2-3 weeks for delivery. Please contact FF Card at Station 466 to order. Blankets fit up to a Double/Full sized mattress.
      Nominations of 2015 Executive Officers Now Open
      09/29/14 - IAFF Local F-273
      The nominations for the 2015 Executive Officers will be open until Monday, October 6th at 12:00 midnight. Please email FF Steve Forcum, Voting Committee Chairperson, at sforcum@fortbelvoirf273.com if you would like to make a nomination.
      Thanks for your Support
      09/29/14 - IAFF Local 2866
      We would like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who rode in one of our poker runs or bought a Tee Shirt from our tent. Thanks to all of our sponsors and all of the help from the firefighters and their families. This year was a HUGE success because of you.
      Ft. Myers Shores FD-Fire Prevention & Public Safety Day
      09/29/14 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this event. Included will be their First Annual Rib Competition on Oct.
      MPFFU Health & Safety Message (September 2014)
      09/29/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Sept. 29, 2014: There is an alarming trend in the Fire Service today, an increased rate in firefighter suicide. It is not a topic that has been tracked very accurately over the years, but recent studies have brought to light just how often it is occurring.
      Modern Buildings: The Recipe for Firefighters Deaths or Injuries! (TRAINING)
      09/29/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Sept. 29, 2014: This ground breaking and informative program will utilize extensive multimedia materials to reinforce course content and subject areas.
      FF's for Braley
      09/28/14 - Iowa Professional Fire Fighters
      Fire Fighters for Braley October 9th, 1300-1345 1041 8th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50314 Please join us to show your support for Braley for Senate.
      The Many Hats We Wear.
      09/28/14 - IAFF Local 168
      Has a firefighter, we are required to wear many hats as part of the job. Firefighter, EMT, a public educator, a car seat installer, just to name a few. Occasionally, earn get to earn a different hat to hang on our peg. For a few guys of Local 168, they can add elephant washer to their hats.  A circus was in town and they were in need of the local fire department to help was the elephants.
      Dinner at Ronald McDonald House
      09/28/14 - IAFF Local 274
      On 9-27-14 a group of Local 274 members prepared dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House at Westchester Medical Center.  The families were able to come back from visiting their sick/injured loved ones at the Maria Ferreri Childrens Hospital, to find an amazing dinner consisting of Salad, Penne a la Vodka, Chicken Marsala, Penne Pomodoro, and Deserts.
      Concern for public safety
      09/27/14 - Medicine Hat Fire Fighters Association Local 263
      Interesting article about public safety at risk because of changing building codes. Clik on the link for more info. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/taller-wood-frame-buildings-raise-fire-risk-firefighter-group-says-1.
      Hall of Flame- Mr. January 2015: Snacks for Kids
      09/27/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      Coquitlam Fire's very own, "Mr. January", has chosen the Coquitlam Charitable Society’s Nutritional Snacks for Kids Program as his charity. “Too many kids go to school hungry every day in our community As a firefighter, we see the impact of child hunger first-hand. Providing a meal for these kids will allow them to concentrate on their studies and have a better chance to succeed,” Mark says.
      Fire Prevention Week
      09/27/14 - IAFF Local 1164
      Livonia Fire & Rescue's Annual Open House October 11, 2014 10am - 1pm Events planned are: Normal Fire Safety table top displays Two vehicle extraction demonstrations Cooking fire Demo Call 734-466-2444 For More Info OpenHouse2011VideoB from Weasel Video Production on Vimeo.
      November 10, 2014: UPFFA Treasurer's Workshop
      09/26/14 - UPFFA
      Concord Operation Warm Fundraiser
      09/26/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Fire Fighter of the Year
      09/26/14 - IAFF Local 801
      The leadership of Local 801 would like to congratulate: Brother Gabe Rivera recipient of the Exchange Club Fire Fighter of the Year award Please join us at the presentation dinner on Thursday, October 2nd at 6:30 at Anthony's Lake Club.  RSVP by 9/30 with Beth Ann Fegley at b.fegley@danbury-ct.gov or 203-796-1550.
      Brownstown firefighters give motorists the boot to help Muscular Dystrophy Association
      09/26/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Taking a charitable cause to the streets, Ryan McMenemy, a lieutenant with the Brownstown Township Fire Department, is one of several firefighters participating in the Fill the Boot campaign to help fight muscular dystrophy.
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