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    Engineer Kaiser Retirement
    08/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Congratulations to Engineer Dave Kaiser for 39 years of service to the South Metro community.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
    Friday Update 8-16-19
    08/16/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Firefighters Rescue Nine Ducklings from Catch Basin in Stamford
    08/14/19 - IAFF Local 786
    Stamford Engine 5 Firefighters Safely Remove Nine Ducklings and Escort Family Back to the Mill River.
    August 14, 2019: INTRODUCING THE IAFF-CT. NO LENDER COST HOME LOAN
    08/14/19 - UPFFA
    INTRODUCING THE IAFF-CT.
    2020 Group Calendars
    08/13/19 - International Association of Firefighters
    2020 Group Calendars are available in the "Member Resources" section.
    CAMBRIDGE RETIREMENT BOARD ENDORSEMENT
    08/13/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, You should have received (or should receive shortly) a ballot for election to the Cambridge Retirement Board via US Postal Service. The election is for a board member for a three-year term from 10/1/2019 to 9/30/2022. Members may vote for one of the two candidates for election. Local 30's Executive Board has voted to endorse Local 30 member John R.
    FF Steven Bahr
    08/13/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF Steven Bahr on August 11, 2019. He just turned 70 this year as well. Steven proudly served MDFR for 30 years. He was hired 3/18/74 and retired in 6/30/04. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Services to be announced.
    Retired Chief Patrick Lyons
    08/13/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Chief Patrick Lyons on August 11, 2019. He just turned 70. Chief Lyons proudly served MDFR for 35 years. He was an avid mountain biker and frisbee golf player and lived his life to the fullest. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Services to be announced.
    Retired FF Michael McFall
    08/13/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF Michael McFall on August 11, 2019. He was surrounded by family. Mike retired in 2006 and was 63 ears old. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
    Notice of Election, Field Representative
    08/13/19 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Field Representative William Simpson has tendered his resignation effective January 1, 2020. Nominations for the position of Local 1826 Field Representative will be accepted at the August 29th, 2019 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting. Meeting is held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, 15924 Air Cargo Lane, Ft. Myers, Fl. Meeting starts at 6:30PM.
    SPFD & SPFF 1st Annual Golf Tournament
    08/12/19 - IAFF Local 21
    MDA GOLF OUTING
    08/12/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Office Closure
    08/12/19 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
    Redmond Fire & Rescue will be closed during the lunch hour from 12:00-1:00 Monday through Friday August 12-16.  Please visit our main office from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm this week.
    S. Prince Street Structure Fire
    08/11/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:24 a.m. on Saturday August 11th, Local members responded to reports of an apartment building fire at 5873 S. Prince Street in Littleton. Upon arrival, members observed flames and smoke coming from the 3rd floor on the Church Street Side. Officers from Littleton Police Department started evacuating the structure while members advanced hose lines.
    Front End Loader Fire
    08/11/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:01 on August 9th, 2019 Local members responded to a reported commercial vehicle fire at 7120 S. Jordan Rd. in Centennial. Quint 35 arrived on scene and found a large CAT front end loader fully engulfed in fire.  Members were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it was able to spread.  No injuries were reported.
    Signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    08/09/19 - UPFFA
    Parkside Apartment Complex Fire.
    08/09/19 - IAFF Local 1164
    Parkside Apartment Complex Fire 3:30 AM on 8/10/19. Livonia Fire Department crews rescued two civilians who were trapped on the second floor and contained the fire to the original 2 units. No injuries reported . Photo Credit: Photographer Matt Zmuda. See Pictures Here. http://www.livoniafirefighters.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_pics.
    Friday Update 8-9-19
    08/09/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Meeting Location Changed
    08/08/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Monthly meetings will now be held at Vancostas Restaurant at the corner of Denbigh & Old Courthouse Way.
    Paramedic Hansford Retirement
    08/07/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Congratulations to Paramedic Troy Hansford for 30 years with South Metro Fire Rescue! We wish him all the best in his next life chapter. https://www.southmetro.
    August 2019 General Membership Meetings
    08/07/19 - International Association of Firefighters
    Our next Union meetings will be on Wednesday, August 7th and Thursday, August 8th. Both meetings will take place at The Cabin (on the patio, behind the fireplace) on Route 33 in Freehold and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend.
    Membership Information Update
    08/07/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    During the up-coming weeks, Local 1403 will begin the process of updating its membership database in an effort to continue improving our communication with our members. Local 1403 is looking to utilize modern platforms that facilitate getting information out to large groups.
    Town Hall with New Base Commander
    08/07/19 - IAFF Local F283
    The new base commander will be having two town halls. I attached the dates and times below, hope to see you there.
    2019 Ct. United Ride Press Release
    08/06/19 - UPFFA
    2019 Ct.
    West Powers Ave Structure Fire
    08/06/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the evening of Monday August 5th, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a house fire in the 3400 block of West Powers Avenue in Littleton. While crews were enroute smoke was already visible from a distance. Upon arrival members encountered heavy smoke conditions and confirmed with the occupants that everyone safely evacuated.
    August 15, 2019 - Special Meeting
    08/05/19 - IAFF Local 2980
    Due to several pressing matters the Executive Board has found it necessary to schedule a special meeting.
    South Olathe Cir. Structure Fire
    08/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On August 2nd, 2019 at approximately 16:18 Local members responded to a reported residential structure fire at 5009 S. Olathe Circle. Engine 22, stationed a block away, arrived within minutes of the call and found a deck burning behind the residence. Members made quick work of the fire and forced entered into the home to check for extension, and the rest of the alarm as cancelled.
    8th Annual Guns And Hoses Golf Tournament
    08/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
    We are excited to announce that the 8th Annual Guns And Hoses Golf Tournament will be held at Prestwick Golf Club located in Woodbury on Tuesday September 17th.
    Discounted hotel rooms for the IAFF Memorial/ Colorado Rockies Game
    08/05/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good morning and happy Monday, the Annual IAFF fallen firefighter memorial is coming up quickly and we have a link and phone number you can call to reserve a room at the Colorado Springs Marriot for Friday Sept 20th-Sunday the 22nd. Rooms are $149 and more memorial details will follow soon but the discounted room rates are only good until August 21st, so don’t wait. 1.800.932.
    Passing of Charter Member Captain Arthur K. Daly Jr.
    08/05/19 - International Association of Firefighters
    IAFF Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Captain Arthur K. Daly Jr. age 83 passed away on Friday August 2, 2019 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. He was born in Neptune and lived there and in W. Belmar most of his life. Art served his country as a member of the 505 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 1953-1956. Art is a member of the P.G.A.
    2019 Randall Atkinson Memorial Academic Scholarship
    08/03/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    All members- We are experiencing difficulties on the CPFF Foundation website with the 2019-2020 application for the Randall Atkinson Memorial Academic Scholarship. Until we can get that up and running again, please use the following email until we can get the site back up. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
    Bowles Ave. Vehicle vs. Building
    08/03/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:07 a.m. on Saturday August 3rd, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a vehicle vs. building accident at 8246 W. Bowles Ave. in Jefferson County. When members from South Metro Engine 13 arrived, they found a pick up truck inside the Qdoba restaurant and began checking for injuries.
    Friday Update 8-2-19
    08/02/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Walmart Donation
    08/02/19 - IAFF Local 1164
    Thank You to Walmart North for their donation of 1500.00 dollars to our department during their re-grand opening. The store manager gave away several grants including ours and Livonia Police Department.
    August 1, 2019: Workshop on Ct. PTSD Legislation
    08/01/19 - UPFFA
    August 1, 2019 Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Assocition of Connecticut Workshop on Ct.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Richard Haider
    08/01/19 - IAFF Local 21
         Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Richard Haider who passed away on July 24. Richard started for the department on June 7, 1948 and retired on April 30, 1990. Visitation will take place at Wulff Funeral Home, 1485 White Bear Ave, Saint Paul on Monday, August 12 from 4-8 pm and again one hour prior to mass at church.
    Highway 67 Brush Fire
    07/31/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 6:32 p.m. on Tuesday July 30, 2019, Local members responded to an automatic aid wildland fire with West Douglas County Fire Protection District.  911 callers reported 2 fires burning near Madge Gulch Road and Highway 67, a large plume of smoke was already visible from miles away. The smallest fire along Madge Gulch was contained at 50x50 feet and quickly extinguished.
    Fair Lane Deck Fire
    07/30/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 2:13 a.m. on Tuesday July 30, 2019, Local members responded to a house fire in the 9700 block of E. Fair Lane in Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found the backyard deck involved with fire and advanced a hose line to extinguish it. Thanks to a combination of fast reporting and quick actions from members, the flames did not extend inside the home.
    Russell Family Meal Train
    07/30/19 - IAFF local 1289
    Here is the link to help out the Roussell Family with Meals.  It has been extended through August. https://www.mealtrain.
    Bikes, Blues and BBQ Poker Run
    07/29/19 - IAFF Local 2866
    The Bikes, Blues and BBQ Poker Run Preregistration is OPEN. Please be aware that the info on the form is not correct as to where we are going each day. The Friday Route will be going south and the Saturday Route will be going northwest back east. Cost is $25 per hand.
    19-1 Academy Graduation
    07/29/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Local members, Family, and friends gathered in Lone Tree on Friday July 26th to celebrate the hard work and dedication of 23 recruits making it through 16 weeks of academy training.  We look forward to working with you all and welcome to the family. https://www.southmetro.
    Hanover Charity Golf Tournament
    07/29/19 - PFFNH
    Join the Professional Fire Fighters of Hanover IAFF Local 3288 at their 10th annual Charity Golf Tournament on 8/23 at the Hanover Country Club.
    THANK YOU to our Convention Sponsors
    07/28/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    TAKING ORDERS FOR WORKOUT APPAREL
    07/28/19 - IAFF Local 21
    NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR WORKOUT APPAREL ALL ORDERS MUST BE PREPAID CASH, CHECK or VENMO ONLY BEFORE 8/7/19 Contact Mark O'Dell, Ladder 23-A with questions.
    Last Alarm: Tappin “Tap” Gorman
    07/26/19 - IAFF Local 2180
    CAPTAIN TAPPIN “TAP” GORMAN ANSWERED HIS LAST ALARM JULY 24, 2019
    Engineer Giordano Retirement
    07/26/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Congratulations to Engineer Glenn Giordano who retired this week after 27 years serving the South Metro community.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
    High Street Structure Fire
    07/26/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 6:42 a.m. on Friday July 26th, Local members responded to a house fire at 6363 S. High St. in Centennial. First arriving members observed smoke showing and a working fire in the basement. Although the occupants evacuated prior to Firefighters arriving, all 3 of them required medical evaluation and 1 person was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
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