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    First Responder Discount, Winghouse of Ft. Myers
    08/18/17 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this discount offer from the Winghouse of Ft. Myers, Winghouse of Fort Myers, 4606 S. Cleveland Avenue, Ft. Myers, Fl.
    Passing of Scott Johnson, Local 992
    08/17/17 - UPFFA
    It is with deepest sorrow that New Britain Fire Fighters, Local 992 inform the membership of the passing of Scott Johnson, after a long courageous fight against cancer. Please keep the Johnson Family & members of Local 992 in your thoughts & prayers. AS SOON AS THE DETAILS OF THE ARRANGEMENTS BECOME AVAILABLE WE WILL NOTIFY THE MEMBERSHIP.
    Local 1568 Endorses Brother Bob Witte for Board of Supervisors
    08/17/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
    Brothers and Sisters, We are pleased to stand beside and support one of very own members brother Bob Witte for Brookland District Supervisor.  Brother Witte retired from the Division of Fire in 2005 with 30 years of dedicated service to our department. Volunteers are needed at the campaign office, distributing materials, and at the election polling locations on Election Day. Please contact VP Whaley for more information and details.
    CHELSEA FIRE FUNDRAISER
    08/17/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Any member that's interested in a raffle ticket can also contact FF Mike Dwyer (L1/G1) and he will contact the Chelsea Fire Secretary/Treasurer who will come out with tickets.
    2nd Annual Widows and Orphans Golf Tournament
    08/17/17 - IAFF Local 1563
    Dear Friend, Neighbor, or Partner of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters. The Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters are seeking your support for our 2nd Annual Widows and Orphans Memorial Golf Tournament. All the proceeds from this golf tournament will be donated to our Widows and Orphans Fund.
    Membership Meeting
    08/17/17 - IAFF Local F-102
    All Hands    A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 09 Aug 2017 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Members will be able to attend remotely via the Union meeting app RingCentral. A running agenda has been posted on the Union website calendar. If you wish to have something added to the agenda prior to the meeting please contact me.
    KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
    08/16/17 - IAFF Local 42
    The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
    IAFF Recovery Center
    08/16/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
    The IAFF Recovery Center has recently opened just outside of D.C. If you are in need of help, please call on any Executive Board member or visit the link to see how you can get help. https://www.therecoveryvillage.
    Laconia Golf Tournament
    08/16/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Laconia Firefighters hosting our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at the Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonborough NH. Registration starts at 8AM. Shotgun start at 9AM. Cost is $100 per person. Sponsorship opportunities start at $75. Any questions or for additional sponsorship options please contact Dennis Comeau at 603-455-6648 or dennisc25@gmail.com.
    UNION BBQ
    08/16/17 - IAFF 3711
    This year's Union BBQ will be Saturday August 26th from 1130-1530 at the Liberty Lake Pavillion Park.
    Bellows Falls L4437 Layoffs
    08/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
    Residents speak out at city council meeting against dog shooting
    08/15/17 - IAFF Local 1164
    Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled the Eiben family's name in Livonia City Council President Kathleen McIntyre's quote. It has been corrected. Laura Hilobuk said the story of her father's dog dying at the hands of a utility worker last month in Livonia has gone global.
    Local 42 Hosts IAFF Peer Support Training
    08/14/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    New Probationary Firefighters
    08/14/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    New probationary firefighters Troy Saulnier and Stephen Cafferky were appointed to the departmant effective August 7th and will be starting the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Monday, August 21st.
    Northeast Charity Golf Tournament
    08/14/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    1st Annual PPFFA Firefighters Memorial Ball
    08/14/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Brothers and Sisters: The PPFFA Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Committee in conjunction with the PPFFA Executive Board and PPFFA District Service Representives will be hosting the 1st Annual Firefighters Memorial Ball on October 10, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg 23 South 2nd Street Harrisburg, PA 17101. The Ball begins with a cash bar at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:30. The cost is $75.
    Local 42 Hosts IAFF Peer Support Training
    08/14/17 - IAFF Local 42
    Funeral Notice: Jonathan Messick
    08/11/17 - IAFF Local 42
    Funeral Arrangements for former IAFF Local 42 Executive Board Member and Southern Platte Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Jonathon Messick: Visitation, Monday, August 14th: 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Kearney First Baptist Church, located at 303 South Grove, Kearney, MO.  Funeral Service, Tuesday, August 15th, 11:00 AM, located at the Church.  Burial, Mt.
    30th Annual Chili Cook Off
    08/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Brothers and Sisters, It's that time of year again and we want to make sure this year is the best cook-off ever. 2017 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the cook-off and it will be an amazing event. The event applications can be downloaded from the attachment from this email. The event will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at Larimer Square.
    30th Annual Chili Cook Off
    08/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Brothers and Sisters, It's that time of year again and we want to make sure this year is the best cook-off ever. 2017 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the cook-off and it will be an amazing event. The event applications can be downloaded from the attachment from this email. The event will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at Larimer Square.
    IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial Procession Information
    08/11/17 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
    Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters Union, IAFF Local 5 2017 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Procession “The Ride to Remember” Procession Route (First Section) Route Liaison: John “Sparky” Stevens 720-273-7566 Check Rocky Mountain Wind and Fire website for updates and registration information.
    Saint Paul District Chief Assists Individual To Safety
    08/10/17 - IAFF Local 21
    2017 PFFWV Fall Training Summit
    08/09/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of West Virginia
    2017 PFFWV Fall Training Summit The PFFWV is proud to present our 1st biennial Fall Training Summit. This event will be held in Charleston, WV on September 25th – 27th at the Embassy Suites. Charleston Professional Firefighters Local 317 will be the host for this inaugural event. This unique opportunity offers training in both job related and union skills.
    KCFD & KCKFD Fundraising Event
    08/09/17 - IAFF Local 42
    Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament
    08/09/17 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
    Killearn Country Club along with Local 2339, and PBA will be holding a Guns and Hoses golf tournament Aug 28th to support local charities.
    2018 Calendar Sponsors
    08/09/17 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
    The 2018 Bringin the Heat calendar is looking for sponsors, this years calendar will feature some special guests and will be going towards a great cause. Contact jreese523@aol.com if you are interested.
    Local 786 Golf Tournament
    08/08/17 - IAFF Local 786
    CPFF Meeting August 17th
    08/08/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    All, The CPFF Delegate Meeting will be hosted by North Metro Fire Fighters on August 17, 2017 at 10:30am. Posting - Nominations and Election for CPFF Secretary/Treasurer - This serves as a 30 day notice.
    August FAC **FRIDAY the 11TH**
    08/08/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    You may have received a flyer for the August FAC taking place this Saturday. PLEASE DISREGARD! The August FAC will take place this **FRIDAY** the 11th. See attached Flyer. Sorry for any confusion, and feel free to call our PR Director James Burkhalter with any questions.
    Mission BBQ, Hometown Heroes Cup Sales
    08/08/17 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Mission BBQ will be selling Hometown Hero Cups starting on August 11th through September 11th. Purchasing the cup adds $2 to the regular price of a combo and that $2 is donated to their local charities, our Good and Welfare is one of them. When you bring your cup back on future visits you will save $1 off the regular price of a combo.
    Meeting with Mayoral Candidate Tim Keller
    08/07/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    IAFF Mayoral Candidate Tim Keller is scheduled for a membership forum at the Union Hall on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00am. All members are encouraged to attend.
    SF Firefighters Toy Program Holiday Party
    08/07/17 - Toy Program
    Friday August 4, 2017 UPDATE
    08/04/17 - IAFF Local 1014
    Fill the Boot! August Friday's 1-3pm
    08/04/17 - New London Fire Fighters
       Help the New London Firefighters "Fill the Boot" to support the MDA foundation. The NLFD will be filling the boot outside of the North Station (240 Broad St) and outside Fire Headquarters (289 Bank St) every Friday of August from 1-3pm. The Fill the Boot campaign was started in 1954 and has raised over $558 million from generous donations.
    MDA Fill the Boot
    08/04/17 - IAFF Local 1132
    We will have our MDA Fill the Boot event at Valley View Mall on September 2 &3. We will need members for two hour blocks during the two day event. We will hold a raffle for each member that spends two hours helping with the Boot drive. So, Save the Date and help raise money for our local kids and support MDA, an IAFF tradition since 1954.
    SOLICITING FOR CAMBRIDGE FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF ASSOCIATION
    08/03/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Beginning this week the Cambridge Firefighters’ Relief Association will be utilizing Eastern Advertising to solicit residents and businesses of Cambridge, by telephone and by mail for fundraising.   Any questions or concerns should be directed to the following officers of the organization.
    BC Fire Fighter Resiliency Program and BC First Responders Mental Health Website
    08/02/17 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
    For those that are interested or may have a firefighter friend that is in need, please share these links with them:   https://sites.google.com/s/0By5WO5bYV82XcU5DYVZQdEdDTFk/edit?authuser=0   http://bcfirstrespondersmentalhealth.
    Highland games returning to Livonia this weekend
    08/02/17 - IAFF Local 1164
    Bring your laddies and lassies to Greenmead this weekend. The 168th annual St. Andrew's Society Highland Games return to Livonia's historical park at Eight Mile and Newburgh beginning Friday night.  With a long-running history in metro Detroit, not much is changing at the games this year, event chairwoman Cathy Hasse said.
    Bikes Blues BBQ Poker Run 2017
    08/02/17 - IAFF Local 2866
    August 17, 2017 The registration page for the 2017 Bikes Blues & BBQ Poker Run is now live. Please follow this link and wait for the redirect.  We look forward to seeing you this year.
    Livonia fire crews save cat from burning house
    08/02/17 - IAFF Local 1164
    Livonia firefighters were able to save a family pet after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a home in the southwest part of the city. Deputy Chief Mike Kelly of the Livonia Fire Department said firefighters were called at about 11 a.m. Monday to a fire in the 37000 block of Grantland, located west of Newburgh.
    Funeral Arrangements
    08/02/17 - IAFF Local 925
    FIREFIGHTER DANIEL PIMENTA FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Wake: Conway, Cahill - Brodeur Funeral Home (82 Lynn St Peabody) Friday - August 4, 2017 Visitation: 4-8 pm Uniformed Walk Through 3:00pm Form up at Funeral Home Parking Lot 3:30pm Uniformed walkthrough (Class A Uniforms) Funeral: St.
    Dickey's BBQ donates $428 to Local 1826 Good and Welfare
    08/02/17 - IAFF 1826
    August Union Meeting **Locations & Reminder**
    08/01/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    This is a reminder that the August Union meeting will take place this week on Wednesday, August 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Old Chicago off Santa Fe and Hampden (3840 River Point Pkwy, Sheridan, CO 80110) and Thursday, August 3rd at 8:30 am at Rome’s (785 W Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80223).  A few things to be aware of:   1.
    Firefighter Daniel Pimenta Arrangements
    08/01/17 - IAFF Local 925
    FIREFIGHTER DANIEL PIMENTA FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Wake: Conway, Cahill - Brodeur Funeral Home (82 Lynn St Peabody) Friday - August 4, 2017 Visitation: 4-8 pm Uniformed Walk Through 3:00pm Form up at Funeral Home Parking Lot 3:30pm Uniformed walkthrough (Class A Uniforms) Funeral: St.
    City Chapter 5th Steward Vacancy
    08/01/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of City Chapter Fifth Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position at the Executive Board meeting on August 17, 2017 until the next General Election; in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
    Sabine Strong Benefit
    08/01/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    NFD Strong will host a benefit in support of Newington Deputy Chief Darin Sabine and his family, including two young girls, on Aug. 24 at Stoneface Brewing as he was recently diagnosed with cancer and has a long journey ahead. Shirts and stickers are also available at the station.
    2nd Annual Palumbo Pub Crawl
    07/31/17 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, Willoughby Ohio Firefighter, Seamus Culligan was diagnosed with a brain tumor and ultimately diagnosed with brain cancer on January 5th 2017.  We are awaiting Seamus's disability pension hearing which should be held in August.
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