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February 07, 2023
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Updated: Feb. 07 (04:05)

Applications are now open for the A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy (PTA) and Communications Training Academy (CTA) programs
Friday Update 2-3-23
IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 1-27-23
IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 1-20-23
IAFF Local 1014
Earl Jull memorial
IAFF Local F282
IAFF Local F282
Message from The Local President

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Applications are now open for the A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy (PTA) and Communications Training Academy (CTA) programs
02/06/23 - UPFFA
Applications are now open for the A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy (PTA) and Communications Training Academy (CTA) programs. Both take place Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Md. Applications for both the PTA and CTA programs are due by Thursday, Feb. 9. Decisions will be sent by Monday, Feb. 20.
Friday Update 2-3-23
02/06/23 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 1-27-23
02/06/23 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 1-20-23
02/06/23 - IAFF Local 1014
Earl Jull memorial
02/06/23 - IAFF Local F282
The celebration of life for former firefighter Earl Jull will be February 11 at Crosby Chapel in Seabeck. 1604 NW Church Rd Seabeck WA 98380.
02/06/23 - IAFF Local F282
So those of you who have not logged into your tsp account for some time should be made aware of something. Last July TSP changed their website. In doing so, they required everybody to create a new login pin and password. Unfortunately, when they did the transition from the old site to the new one, they lost everybody's beneficiary information.
2023 Saint Patrick's Day Apparel
02/05/23 - IAFF Local 1664
The Charitable Foundation once again has St. Patrick's Day apparel for purchase! Order before February 8th for delivery prior to St. Patrick's Day! Link to the shop is posted below!
Our fight for PFAS-free bunker gear
02/04/23 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Today at our Affiliate Leadership Training Summit, I announced that the IAFF has retained three nationally recognized law firms to change regulatory standards, demand PFAS-free gear, and be available to be retained by members and families seeking compensation for PFAS-related illness.
Springfield officer and firefighter attended funeral after well being check on elderly woman
02/04/23 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield officer and firefighter attended funeral after well being check on elderly woman by: Ashley Shook Posted: Feb 3, 2023 / 01:02 PM EST Updated: Feb 3, 2023 / 01:02 PM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield police officer and firefighter were pallbearers for a woman they helped save.
2023 | IAFF Local 21 Saint Patrick's Day Apparel
02/03/23 - IAFF Local 21
Click on the link below to be redirected to the 2023 IAFF Local 21 St. Patrick's Day online store. Proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Saint Paul Fire Foundation.
Important Message from the NYSPFFA Exec Board
02/03/23 - IAFF Local 274
? Dear Brothers and Sisters, On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Hochul released her executive budget which will dominate activities at the Capitol for the next 60 days, and we immediately began to scrutinize it.
Baby Lucas
02/03/23 - PFFNH
Please see below a message from Brother Dan Maffee from Pease F-317: ***Urgent - please read, share and donate if you’re able. Anything will be appreciated I’m establishing this goFundme for my wife’s nephew Lucas. Lucas is 5 months old and has been diagnosed with Neonatal cholestasis. This diagnosis will require Lucas to have a liver transplant.
Polar Plunge
02/03/23 - IAFF Local 648
LETR Western MA Polar Plunge 2023 The West Springfield Police together with the Law Enforcement Torch Run is bringing back its Polar Plunge for a third year! Set at Kingsley Beach at Hampton Ponds State Park, plungers can take turns running into the lake to support Special Olympics. After the plunge, join us for some food, music, and fundraising and costume awards.
GoFundMe for Tommy Hotchkiss
02/03/23 - IAFF 1826
Committee Assignments
02/03/23 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Labor Management Committee assignments for IAFF Local 794
GoFundMe - Jose "Scuffy" Rodriguez
02/01/23 - IAFF Local 648
Jose Juan Rodriguez known best by his family and his friends as “Scuffy”. Scuffy or as I like to call him, stepdad, has stage 4 liver cancer. Back in December 2017 I was serving my country and was told to come home to what I thought was going to be his funeral. This man is so strong, stubborn and simply inspirational that five years later he is still here with us.
Brett Johnson Retires
02/01/23 - IAFF Local 828
Help us in congratulating LT Brett Johnson on 31 years of amazing service with the Longview Fire Department. Brett was hired in the spring of 1992. He was promoted to Lieutenant 6 years later, where he served until the end of January.
Tough Ruck
02/01/23 - IAFF Local 648
Thomas Murphy "SR." is doing a Tough Ruck (26.2 miles) for charity. Those wishing to join or donate to the please contact Murph (413) 657-3796. Visit for more information.
IAFF Local 21 is Celebrating Black History Month
02/01/23 - IAFF Local 21
EV And Lithium Ion Battery Fires
01/30/23 - PFFNH
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Free Yoga Classes for L244 Members
01/30/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Local 244 Members: IAFF Local 244 is excited to announce a new member benefit that will be available exclusively to our members & their immediate family beginning February 2023, 'Free Yoga Classes'.
01/27/23 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Be advised: There will be a Special Meeting prior to the February Meeting on Tuesday (2/7) at 6PM, regarding moving forward to 4th Step Grievances on Vacation & Injury Policies. The Union Meeting will begin at 7PM.
7th District Scholarships Available for 2023
01/25/23 - IAFF 7th District
The application period is open for the annual 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarship program.  It closes on March 8th to allow for reviewers to access each applicant.  This year as in the past, 10 scholarships will be awarded.  There will be one $1000 scholarship, two $750 scholarships and seven $500 scholarships.
01/24/23 - IAFF 1826
The LAST DAY to order is Saturday, Feb. 4th.
01.31.2023 | The Paidar Hero WOD
01/23/23 - IAFF Local 21
  Firefighting is an inherently dangerous calling and the greatest danger facing firefighters today is occupational cancer.  Almost 75% of the firefighters whose names were added to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial last year died after battling cancer.  Included in the 469 names added to the wall in 2022 was our late brother, Mike Paidar.
January 23, 2023: UPFFA Position on House Bill 5501 An Act Concerning Alternative Physical Testing Requirements for Female Candidates for Firefighter Positions
01/23/23 - UPFFA
UPFFA of Ct.
City Chapter 4th Steward Vacancy
01/18/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
City Chapter 4th Steward Vacancy The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City Fourth (4) Steward for the next 14 calendar days.
2023 WFF Casino Night Event
01/17/23 - IAFF Local 42
Friday Update 1-6-23
01/17/23 - IAFF Local 1014
February 7th or 8th, 2023 | IAFF Local 21 Union Officer Elections
01/17/23 - IAFF Local 21
To request an absentee ballot, please contact a Chair Officer: L21 President:  Mike Smith                     612.280.9434 L21 Secretary:  Kyle Thornberg              612.598.7010 L21 Treasurer:  Colin Oglesbee               651.767.
Distric Chief Collier Retires
01/17/23 - IAFF Local 739
We would like to congratulate District Chief Tim Collier on his retirement! We wish you a happy and healthy beginning to a new chapter in life. Chief Collier was the Senior District Chief on the department, and leaving with him is 30+ years of experience and service to the City of Lynn.
Honor Guard
01/15/23 - IAFF Local 1164
Your Livonia Fire & Rescue Honor Guard were humbled to take part in Livonia Franklin Varsity Hockey military night by presenting the colors during The National Anthem this past Friday, January 13.
May 1, 2023-May 5, 2023: A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy
01/14/23 - UPFFA
Brothers and Sisters, Applications are now open for the A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy (PTA) and Communications Training Academy (CTA) programs. Both take place Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Md.
Bridge The Gap
01/13/23 - IAFF Local 648
"Northampton Firefighters Local 108 has been trying to “Bridge the Gap” of wage disparity between Northampton Police and Firefighters. With current tentative agreement contracts, Firefighters will be making 24.7% less than Police Officers, a gap which has been steadily increasing over the last 10 years..." ".
Mission BBQ Blue Hometown Heros Cups
01/13/23 - IAFF 1826
$2 from each Blue Hometown Heroes Cup purchased will go to... The Local 1826 International Association of Firefighters Leroy Nottingham Benevolent Fund, Guns and Hoses of Southwest Florida, and the Lee County Sheriff's Office Fallen Deputy Memorial Foundation.  These cups are running until March 1st, so stop by and grab yours today.
IAFF Local 244 Executive Board Vacancies
01/12/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Executive Board Vacancies The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the positions of City Chapter Vice-President, City Second Steward, and County Chapter First Trustee for the next 14 calendar days.
May 12, 2023: UPFFA Golf Tournament
01/12/23 - UPFFA
Save the Date May 12, 2023 UPFFA Golf Tournament Laurel View Country Club 310 W. Shepard Ave.
01/10/23 - IAFF Local 311
Sable Flames, Inc presents, The 28th annual Second Alarm Benefit Dance
02.06.2023 | Wills For Heroes Event
01/10/23 - IAFF Local 21
After a long pause due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 is pleased to bring back Wills for Heroes.  There is an event scheduled for members of the Saint Paul Fire Department on Monday, February 06, 2023, at the SPFD Training Division (1683 Energy Park.) There are appointments available for 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm.
Funeral Information for Brother Ed Redmond
01/09/23 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Ed Redmond passed away December 27th 2022.   There will be a celebration of life on Monday, January 23rd at 1:00 pm.   The celebration will be held at the Arab Shrine Temple, 1305 S. Topeka Ave,  Topeka Ks.    For further information click this  link.
January 9, 2023: IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery Upcoming Webinars
01/09/23 - UPFFA
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians, and the community at large. Upcoming webinars: Behavioral Healthcare 101 for First Responders Thursday, Jan. 12 | 12 p.m.
01/06/23 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Ballots for the upcoming Local 30 Election will be sent out next month by the American Arbitration Association (via department email) and the results will be given at the March meeting. More information to follow. Good luck to all the candidates.
02.07.2023 | IAFF Local 21 Ice Fishing Contest
01/06/23 - IAFF Local 21
01.17.2023 | Fire Service Day at the Capitol
01/06/23 - IAFF Local 21
Please join Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 and the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF) for the annual Fire Service Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.  The Fire Service Day at the Capitol event presents an opportunity to meet your state legislators and become a local resource for them on fire service issues in Minnesota.
Welcome our new and returning E-Board
01/04/23 - IAFF Local 828
Officially Canceled | Veteran Firefighters Luncheon
01/04/23 - IAFF Local 21
Call Secretary-Treasurer Mike Hogan at 952.463.5316 to reserve your meal by Monday, September 5th. The American Legion needs a head count for food preparation. If you do not plan to eat, do not call ahead. Just show up! Adult beverages are available. Questions, or if you need a ride, call Tim Wirth (651.247.4775) or Mike Hogan (952.463.5316) Join the email list.
2023 Garner Scholarship Application
01/04/23 - IAFF Local 311
The Richard Garner Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of City of Madison Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Garner Jr. who died in the line of duty on April 1, 2018. Richard was not only a great Firefighter/Paramedic and a dear friend to many, but he was a constant fixture within the Madison community, helping and serving in any way he could. The scholarship was put in place to help those who are entering the Fire and EMS fields.
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