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PREVENTING CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
• Service all heating systems and all gas-, oil- or coal-burning appliances by a technician annually.
• Install a battery-operated and electric-powered carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911.
• Contact a doctor if you believe you have carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Do not use gas-powered devices such as a generator, grill or stove inside your home, basement or near a near a window or door. Generators should be operated more than 15 feet from the home.
• Do not run any gas-powered motor inside a closed structure, such as a garage.
The IAFF Local 1164 Livonia Firefighters Union Have Endorsed The Following Candiates For City Council.
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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.
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LIVONIA, Mich. - Firefighters responded to a fire at a home Thursday morning on Angling Street in Livonia.
Two homes and a RV were damaged by the flames. Investigators said the RV first caught fire and spread to one home and scorched the exterior of the other home.
Watch video from the scene above.
The cause is under investigation.
No injuries were reported.
The Delegato/McColl Scholarship was created for active members of the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to become union leaders at the state, local, and international level.
From brand new member to seasoned vet - this class has something for you. Great overview of our Union, how it works, and what resources are available to you. The class is free but you must register to attend. If you were hired after June 30, 2016, your local will be paid $50 if you attend! Anyone can attend at any location.
The Delegato/McColl Scholarship was created for active members of the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to become union leaders at the state, local, and international level. Read More...
From brand new member to seasoned vet - this class has something for you. Great overview of our Union, how it works, and what resources are available to you. The class is free but you must register to attend. If you were hired after June 30, 2016, your local will be paid $50 if you attend! Anyone can attend at any location. Read More...
Application for Benefits
Pursuant to Public Act 515 of 2014 the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund was created.(AKA Cancer Presumption Law) The Director of the Workers' Compensation Agency is the administrator of the Fund. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has created a webpage explaining the process to apply for benefits.
Application for Benefits
Pursuant to Public Act 515 of 2014 the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund was created.(AKA Cancer Presumption Law) The Director of the Workers' Compensation Agency is the administrator of the Fund. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has created a webpage explaining the process to apply for benefits. Read More...
Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations
in the US and Canada.
Veterans Day Parade 10/17/17 - IAFF Local 902
2017 Veterans Day Parade and Memorial Service
The City of Malden Annual Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 with kickoff at the corner of Elm and Pleasant Streets (across from the American Legion).
Elections 10/16/17 - IAFF local 3704
Brothers and Sisters,
In accordance with our Bylaws, this is notice that in 15 days on October 24, 2017 at the regular Union meeting of Local 3704 at station 42 for 1800hrs nominations for President and Secretary Treasurerwill open and remain open for 15 days. Nominations can be made in person at the meeting or online under topic 2017 nominations.
IAFF Transition Team 10/16/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention City Chapter Members:
As we head into the Albuquerque municipal runoff election it is important that we identify and organize our collective properties before working with a new administration. We are currently accepting letters of interest for members who are willing to serve on the IAFF Transition Team.
Historical SFD Newspaper Clippings 10/16/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
A collection of SFD related newspaper clippings dating back to 1970 was given to Local 76 by FAO Jason Castle. They have been uploaded into a new gallery. Click HERE to access them.
October 15, 2017: Obituary Mrs. Jennie Carozza 10/14/17 - UPFFA
It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the passing of Mrs. Jennie Carozza, Mother of Peter S. Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, Mrs. Carozza passed away this morning.
Maiorano Funeral Home of Waterbury is handling the arrangements, funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Please keep the Carozza Family in your Thoughts & Prayers.
Tri-City Fire Fighter Mental Health information night for spouses/partners - Nov. 24, 2017 10/13/17 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Coquitlam Firefighters are proud to join forces with Port Coquitlam Firefighters - IAFF Local 1941 and Port Moody Firefighters to co-host a Tri-City mental health awareness/information night for our spouses and partners!
Our special guest Dr. Susan Hunt (registered psychologist) will lead a discussion on trauma and how it effects firefighters and their families.
Honor Flight 10/13/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
-Please join Honor Flight New England for the final sendoff of the 2017 season-
Sendoff Date: November 5th, 2017
Location: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Time: 0815 inside the terminal
Note: Clocks ‘fall back’ the night before
Message from HFNE founder Joe Byron (MPD Ret.): Our mission continues as we say ‘thank you’ to our
most senior American veterans. We are back where it all started in Manchester. Together, we will say ‘thank
you’ to 25 heroes who sacrificed a part of their youth so that we can live free.
One of our own needs your HELP! 10/13/17 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014
Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel
One of our own needs your HELP!
Ray Gorospe, retired 1014 member and his family needs your help.
2017 FEMA FIRE ACT Grants 10/12/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The application period for the Fire Act Grants will be opening soon, this will be for the FY2107 money. I don’t have a date for when the application periods will open, but now is the time (maybe delayed due to all the natural disasters) for locals and their fire/EMS departments to start considering their request.
Health Insurance Registration Update 10/12/17 - IAFF Local 21
There are still many Fire Department employees who need to login to https://benefits.stpaul.gov and make their selections, or they risk losing the benefits they’re accustomed to.
THIS YEAR IS NOT LIKE LAST YEAR: THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC CARRYOVER OF BENEFITS.
PFA Holiday Party 10/12/17 - IAFF Local #1945
The Holiday Party will be December 3rd, New Belgium Brew house. 18:00-21:30. This is a fundraiser so it will be a ticketed event. Bryan Hanson will start collecting names via email early November. We are limited to 100 people.
Thank you to all who have supported this in the past and those of you who plan to come out and support it this year.
Retirement Party 10/12/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Somerville Firefighters Local 76 Retirement Party
November 8th, 2017
See station stewards or Steve Layton for tickets. Last day for tickts is October 31st.
Dave Kelln Retirement Celebration 10/12/17 - IAFF Local #1945
Dave Kelln's retirement celebration is on October 20th, the celebration will be held at CB&Potts at Colindale. The celebration/stories will commence at 17:00 hours. Prior to the celebration, Dave has reserved 3 Tee times on the golf course starting at 11:36. Please email, text, call or go see Dave for a spot.
Avalanche Opener Tonight, Nuggets Opener Oct. 22nd 10/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Just a quick update for the Avs Home Opener tonight VS the Boston Bruins, tickets are still available, if you have tickets here are some tips if you are coming down early for the happy hour.
Thank you for purchasing tickets to support the Denver Firefighters Charitable Foundation.
Union Meeting Reminder 10/10/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This is a reminder that the October Union meeting will take place this week at the Original Brooklyn’s (2644 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204) on Wednesday, October 11th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, October 12th at 8:30 am
1.) The Nominees for Collective Bargaining will have a chance to speak at this meeting.
National Home Fire Drill Day 10/09/17 - IAFF Local 902
Fire Prevention Week
Home fires are the biggest public safety threat facing U.S. and Canadian families today, with one home fire reported every 86 seconds in 2015.
Month of Marathons 10/09/17 - IAFF Local 902
Rob's Journey So Far
I grew up on a farm in the small town of Lovettsville, Virginia. I graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in 2003, and from Virginia Tech in 2007. In my junior year at Virginia Tech, I joined the Marine Corps Reserve as a combat engineer at Bravo Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion in Roanoke, VA.
Urgent Update For All Members 10/09/17 - IAFF Local 21
Dear L-21 Members:
As you may know, the IAFF considers an annual stress test to be a valuable benefit to members for purposes of protecting their health and wellness on and off the job. For several months, Local 21 has been discussing with the Fire Administration the circumstances under which such a program could be implemented for the benefit of our members.
NOTICE - Local 4416 Officer Nominations 10/07/17 - IAFF Local 4416
What: Nomination of Local 4416 Officers
When: Local 4416 General Meetings
October 17th & 18th 2017 at 7:00PM each night
Where: Local 4416 Union Hall – 399 S.
Fire Prevention Week 10/06/17 - IAFF Local 902
2017 National Fire Prevention Week
The Malden Fire Department will be holding open houses and events the week of October 8-14 in honor of National Fire Prevention Week, a time to recognize the dangers that can occur in the places we feel the safest. This year’s theme, “Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out.
Avalanche Opening Night! Exciting News 10/05/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning Hockey fans. The Avalanche Home opener is just a 6 days away, next Wednesday October 11th VS the Boston Bruins. We have a sweet Opening night ticket package for our members, friends, and family.
CBA Meetings 10/05/17 - IAFF Local #1945
On 09/28/2017 Local 1945 and PFA reached tentative terms to the first CBA. We understand that there are a lot of questions about what is contained in this document.
Understand that the contract must be ratified by you, the member.
Local 1945 would like to hold 3 informational meetings to review the process, the content and the next steps as it pertains to the membership.
Las Vegas Shooting – IAFF Response 10/03/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF is reporting 12 fire fighters shot in the Las Vegas mass shooting:
Desert Springs, AZ Local 4543? – ?1
Encinitas, CA – 1 (non-IAFF member).
Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! 10/03/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! Costumes Welcome!
The 2017 Annual Kid’s Party will be held on Saturday October 28, 2017 at Dave & Buster’s starting at 10:00am-12:00pm.
Please call/text Kelly @ 505-288-2313 before October 20, 2017 for your family's reservation, an RSVP is required.
New Member Sworn In 10/03/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
New member of Local 76, FFOP Josh McCann, sworn in.
MFD -Missoula Firefighters Pancake Breakfast 10/02/17 - IAFF Local 271
Missoula Fire Department and Local 271 is pleased to announce a free pancake breakfast on Saturday October 14th 26th from 8:00-10:30 AM.
Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee will be served at Fire Station 2 on 247 Mount Ave.
Firefighters will be on hand to gives the kids a tour of the station and the engines! Donations can be made to our "Clothes for Kids" program but not at all required.
Pine Hill Firehouse Turns 100 10/01/17 - IAFF Local 739
Pine Hill Firehouse Turns 100
On Saturday October 7, 2017 the Pine Hill neighborhood will celebrate Engine 7 and its 100 years of service to the City of Lynn and the Pine Hill Community.
Please stop in to Engine 7 located at 109 Woodlawn St from 2-4 PM. Members, families and friends are invited.
This is a free event with food and games.
MSCFF NEW Mobile App 10/01/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets.
This new technology works in concert with our website. All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.
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