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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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      Friday, July 25, 2014 Layoffs - 9 Firefighters of Local 2704
      07/24/14 - UPFFA
      FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014 NINE (9) FIREFIGHTERS OF THE POQUONNOCK BRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT & MEMBERS OF THE POQUONNOCK BRIDGE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION, LOCAL 2704 WILL BE LAID OFF DUE TO INADEQUATE FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATING BUDGET SET FORTH BY DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
      Defined Benefit Pensions: The Solution to America's Retirement Crisis
      07/24/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Pipetoberfest
      07/24/14 - Puget Sound Fire Fighters Pipes & Drums
      Puget Sound Firefighters Pipes and Drums Invite's fire pipe and drum bands from all over the USA to join us for Pipetoberfest, October 3rd & 4th 2014.

      Find more information here at www.psfpd.org/pipetoberfest

      Summer Update
      07/24/14 - New London Fire Fighters
      Members of the New London Fire Department have been very busy so far this summer. Sailfest was another success this year and it appears everyone that attended enjoyed the fireworks. Last week members responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on Bank St., a boat fire near TA Scotts and a structure fire on Williams St. along with numerous medical and fire emergencies.
      Sutphen Officials Say Certain Aerials Should be Placed Out of Service Immediately
      07/24/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Another ladder failure Tuesday that left three Georgia firefighters injured has caused Sutphen officials to request departments put certain aerials out of service immediately.
      Council upholds police, fire right-to-work
      07/24/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      For the second time in less than a month, the City Council has decided to override a mayoral veto affecting government unions.
      Updating The Site
      07/24/14 - Castle Rock Professional Fire Fighters Local 4116
      We are working on redoing and updating the site. Thanks for your understanding. In the between time, if you need to get ahold of us, go to the Contact Us page on the left column.
      Local 4560 Golf Outing!
      07/24/14 - Plainfield Firefighters/Paramedics Local 4560
      2819 Honor Guard Presenting Colors at Fire Fighter Appreciation Night
      07/23/14 - IAFF Local 2819
      Our 2819 Honor Guard will present colors at Sunday's Mariners game. Below is information to obtain tickets at the firefighter rate, courtesy of WSCFF. Bring your family and join your friends and colleagues at Safeco Field Sunday, July 27, at 1:10 p.m. for Fire Fighter Day! Enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie and watch the Mariners take on the Baltimore Orioles.
      Delegates Make History at IAFF Convention
      07/23/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Delegates at the IAFF 52nd Convention left Cincinnati armed with tools and resources to navigate in these challenging times after making tough decisions on a number of resolutions - including one resolution that called for a roll call vote for the first time since 1982. In case you missed it, visit www.iaffconvention2014.
      Thank you DFFA; Job Well Done!
      07/23/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Dear IAFF Local 344 member, I would like to thank all of you who assisted the IAFF at the booth at Netroots Nation last week. You all are rock stars and really engaged all of those who came to our booth. Many who attended the conference told us we had the best booth and enjoyed trying on the gear, going through the smokehouse and discussing public safety issues with you.
      Blaze Of Glory Motorcycle Ride
      07/23/14 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      Detroit, Other Cash-Strapped US Cities, States Slashing Pension Benefits While Subsidizing Professional Sports Stadiums
      07/23/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      As U.S. states and cities grapple with budget and pension shortfalls, many are betting big on an unproven formula: Slash public employee pension benefits and public services while diverting the savings into lucrative subsidies for professional sports teams.
      Bullet hits Cleveland fire station; third incident this year
      07/23/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Cleveland firefighters at Station 30, at 10225 St. Clair Avenue, said they went on an emergency run Sunday evening. When they returned, they found a bullet hole in a window on the bay doors.
      Detroit pensioners back grand bargain in bankruptcy vote, creditors object
      07/23/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Detroit retirees voted to accept pension cuts and allow the Detroit Institute of Arts to spin off as an independent institution, reflecting a critical endorsement of the city’s restructuring blueprint to resolve the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
      Firefighter's Wallet Stolen from Station
      07/22/14 - IAFF Local 902
      Revere Firefighter's Wallet Stolen as He Battled Beach Fire
      PSU Football First Responder day
      07/22/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Attached you will find the order form and seating chart for the Penn State Football First Responder day on September 6, 2014. There are reduced ticket prices and the form should be returned to James Grecco at Penn State, his contact info is on the order form.
      CHILI COOKOFF 2014!!!
      07/22/14 - IAFF Local 3169
      This years Chili Cookoff will be Saturday, November 8th from 0800 - 1600.  Mark your calendars for this event as it promises to be one of the biggest events of the year!  We will be needing servers and chili cook volunteers throughout the day.  Please email Mike Pye at Local3169treasurer@gmail.
      Abandoned home demolitions credited for big drop in Flint fire calls
      07/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      FLINT, MI -- Calls for fire service have plummeted in Flint thanks in part to blight demolitions around the city, according to Emergency Manager Darnell Earley.
      Kokomo Board of Works approves firefighters contract
      07/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      The three-year contract, which runs from Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2017, will give firefighters a more than 6 percent pay raise over the next three years. It is the first pay raise for the International Association of Firefighters Local 396 in seven years. The contract was ratified by union members on June 19.
      The Week in Public Finance: Detroit's Bigger Pension Problem, Games on the Hill and a Win for Munis
      07/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      A new Moody’s Investors Service analysis of Detroit’s plan of recovery broke down the differences between what bondholders will get and what pensioners will get. Both were treated as creditors but retirees will get a far better deal than many of the city’s bond holders.
      48/96 Ballot vote to begin August 1, 2014
      07/21/14 - IAFF Local 1014
      Upcoming vote by ballot 48/96 One year trial schedule change proposal Ballots go out August 1, 2014 - Ballots to be counted August 19, 2014 Local 1014 will be sending out Ballots on August 1st, 2014 - to be counted on August 19th, 2014 at 10 am at California Elections Company.
      Newly Promoted Officers
      07/21/14 - West Springfield FF
      Congratulations to both Lt. Scott Chapman and Lt. Rich Craven on their recent promotions. Both Lieutenant's were sworn in officially on July 15th at City Hall with both family and friends in attendance. Lt. Chapman was appointed to WSFD in 2003. He served as a FF/EMT spending most of he's career assigned to Headquarters and Station 2. With his recent promotion Lt.
      Merrimack Firefighter Job Position
      07/21/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Its Time! Big John Ale Tapping- This Sunday July 27th!
      07/21/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      After a year of planning-  its finally here!! Big John Ale Tapping-  Dry Dock Brew Pub- Sunday July 27th @ 12PM! http://drydockbrewing.
      Bedford L-3639 Golf Tournament
      07/21/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Bedford L-3639 is hosting their 11th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, NH. All proceeds benefit the Bedford Professional Firefighter's Relief Fund. Visit bedfordfirefighter.org for more info & to register.
      Delta Twp Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic
      07/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      JULY 21, 2014: From Wednesday, July 16 2014 through Friday, August 15, 2014 the Manager's Office will be accepting applications to establish a list for full-time Paramedic/Firefighter.
      Red Run
      07/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Summer Fest 2014
      07/20/14 - Arlington Fire Fighters
          All Local 2800 Members and a Guest Are Cordially Invited to the Summer Fest 2014!!! August 16, 2014 1730 hrs - Midnight At the Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd St S.
      Farmington Hills City Council approves new firefighter contract
      07/20/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The Farmington Hills Fire Fighters Association/IAFF Local 26591 has a new three-year contract that will expire June 30, 2017. Firefighters will receive a 2-percent pay increase in each of the three years of the contract.
      Costco is honoring those who protect our community
      07/20/14 - IAFF Local 311
      First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS, Dispatch) are invited to a  Special Appreciation Week! Shop like a member with the attached one-day pass! July 21 – 27 Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 8:30 pm Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      August Meeting Dates
      07/20/14 - IAFF Local 794
      August Meeting - Wed 8/13 (A-shift) & Thurs 8/14 (C-shift) at the Chatham Dr Golden Corral in Station 11's district.
      Bozeman Fire and Local 613 to host a day of fun and learning
      07/20/14 - IAFF local 613
      Who wants to get close to a fire engine or truck? like climb inside and put on the headsets close? How about learn about fire safety, the importance of car seat installations, smoke detectors, stop-drop and roll, extrication, shoot a fire hose, and see an ambulance close. Tour a working Bozeman firehouse? Still not enough fun.
      CFD L937 members boycott Market Basket.
      07/20/14 - IAFF Local 937
      Union or non-union we support employees rights & oppose corporate greed! United we stand, or divided we will all surely fall.  Please consider supporting our fellow working class brothers and sisters in thier fight.
      It's a Girl!!!
      07/19/14 - IAFF Local 3472
      The Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters would like to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Boks and his wife Lindsay on the birth of their baby girl Paige Felicia Boks who was born on July 12, 2014 @ 1830.  Paige was 7 lbs. 1 oz. and 19 3/4"  Everyone in the family is doing fine.
      General President Schaitberger State of the Union Address
      07/19/14 - UPFFA
      IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger State of the Union Address at the 2014 52nd IAFF Convention http://www.youtube.com/watch.
      Brother Tracy Beard, IAFF Local 59, Dallas, Texas
      07/19/14 - UPFFA
      Brother Tracy Beard of IAFF Local 58 in Dallas, Texas who was diagnosed with ALS in January, 2014 makes an emotional speech to the delegates at the 52nd IAFF Convention in Cincinnati.http://www.youtube.com/watch.
      Website Redesign and New Features
      07/19/14 - IAFF Local 4413
      Welcome to the new and improved IAFF Local 4413 website. As you can see there are a lot of new changes and we hope that they are all for the better. Please feel free to take a look around and browse the new site but please remember there will be changes occurring daily until we are satisfied with the site design and layout.
      It's a Boy!!!
      07/19/14 - IAFF Local 3472
      The Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters would like to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Reamer and his wife Mikhael on the birth of their second baby boy Elias Donald Reamer who was born on July 17, 2014 @ 0502.  Elias was 7 lbs. 12 oz.  Everyone in the family is doing fine.
      Congrats to Brother Abrahamsen
      07/19/14 - IAFF Local 274
      Congratulations to Br. Abrahamsen for taking 1st place overall in the 2014 IBO National Championships. As the Bowhunting National Champ, Chris will compete in the "Best of the Best" competition and then the 2014 World Championships in August. Best of Luck Br. Abrahamsen. http://www.ibo.net/index.
      Memorial Service for Michael Gambotto
      07/19/14 - IAFF Local 3472
      The Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters are saddened to announce the loss of Michael Gambotto, father of Lieutenant/Paramedic Larry Gambotto. Thoughts and prayers go out to Larry and his family.
      Conyers, U.S. House Dems push bill to protect workers in municipal bankruptcy
      07/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Democrats in the U.S. House are seeking to protect local-government workers in bankruptcy proceedings, responding to the record collapse in Detroit that’s poised to reduce city workers’ retirement benefits.
      Fire chiefs: Fischer low-balled us for medical service
      07/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Metro Council members on Wednesday laid the blame in several places for the ongoing debate over cutbacks on suburban emergency medical services.
      Terry O'Sullivan has been General President of LIUNA
      07/19/14 - UPFFA
      Terry O'Sullivan has been General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America - Addressing the delegates at the 52nd IAFF Convention http://www.youtube.com/watch.
      Newly Promoted and Hired
      07/18/14 - IAFF Local 1567
      Congratulation to the newly promoted and hired members of Local 1567. Officers- Captain Patrick Doyle Captain Scott Hutson Captain Thomas Sterling Lieutenant Todd LaMothe Lieutenant Michael Riggs Lieutenant Robert Ebner Lieutenant Edward DeLisle Lieutenant Joseph DuCotey Firefighters- Probationary Firefighter Ryan Paretti Probationary Firefighter Alex Battaglino Probationary Firefighter Matthew Bell Probationary Firefighter William Ardussi Probationary Firefighter Michael Farrell Probationary Firefighter James Newkirk Probationary Firefighter Scott Rodgers Probationary Firefighter Nathan Derwitsch Probationary Firefighter Forrest Scott Probationary Firefighter Ethan LaBella Probationary Firefighter Jordan Tyrell Probationary Firefighter Thomas Reller
      Firefighter With ALS Speaks
      07/18/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brother Tracy Beard of IAFF Local 58 in Dallas, Texas who was diagnosed with ALS in January, 2014 makes an emotional speach to the delegates at the 52nd IAFF Convention in Cincinnati.
      Fire Fighters Stop By Local Lemonade Stand
      07/18/14 - Pleasant Valley Fire Fighters
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