IAFF Local 135
  • October 26, 2016
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      Union Election
      10/25/16 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
      Fellow Union Members, I'm sure all of you are extremely tired of hearing about voting at this point, but you have one more ballot to cast.  On November 10, from 4-8pm at the Red Cross building  next to station 16 we will be holding the union officer and Bylaws vote.
      Local 1014 VOTER guide
      10/25/16 - IAFF Local 1014
      Scott Germain on Chopped Canada!
      10/25/16 - IAFF Local 2494
      Quick Knockdown at Mill Complex
      10/25/16 - IAFF Local 892
      At 1358 hours Norwich Emergency Dispatch received calls for smoke coming from the rear of 132 Franklin Street. This address is a old mill complex located within the heart of downtown. Norwich Fire Department Battalion Chief Merchant arrived at 1402 and transmitted a working fire as white smoke was spotted coming from the second floor windows.
      Keep safe this Halloween!
      10/25/16 - IAFF Local 271
      Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for children, but also one of the most dangerous. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, on average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year, and more than 70 percent of accidents occur away from an intersection or crosswalk. Follow these tips and be safe this Halloween.
      Mission BBQ Donation
      10/24/16 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
      This Thursday night at Mission BBQ on Magnolia, TPFF will be receiving a donation from last week's fundraiser.  If you weren't able to come out last week, come by Thursday and buy some of their awesome food.
      New Online Store
      10/24/16 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
      Come check out the new TPFF Online Store!  We now have shirts and hats available online for purchase and will soon have more.  All proceeds go to the Tallahassee Professional Firefighter Foundation. Local Shoppers, you can opt to pick the items up to save shipping costs.  If you opt to pick the items up you will be emailed a station and day you can pick it up.
      2016 Nominations
      10/24/16 - IAFF 851
      Heroes & Helpers and Blue Mass
      10/24/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Heroes and Helpers – Volunteers Needed I am looking for 20 firefighters to help with this event at the East Side Target on Dec 10, 2016, from 0900-1300 hrs. Please email D3-A Dan Moriarty if you are able to assist.
      November Bi-Monthly Meeting
      10/24/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Motor Vehicle Accident with Extrication
      10/24/16 - IAFF Local 1081
      The Westport Fire Department responded to a Motor Vehicle Accident requiring extrication today on Kings Hwy North. The incident occurred at about 6 PM in the early evening hours. Units arrived to find a vehicle on its side with the occupant trapped. Fire crews stabilized the car, gained entry and removed the driver who was the only occupant of the automobile.
      Frisco's Finest 19th Annual Toy Drive
      10/24/16 - Toy Program
      10/24/16 - Lets Fire Cancer
      The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund is pleased to share our recent cancer research donation, On October 21, 2016 a $15,000. donation was presented to New York University's Langone Cancer Center for Langone's Lymphoma Cancer Research Program. Pictured are (L to R) Linda Smith - Shearer - Director of Develpment, Dr.
      Nomination correction
      10/23/16 - IAFF 1826
      Thanks to both Kim Sanders and Guido Santangelo
      10/22/16 - IAFF 1826
      New NFPA 1710 Explainer Video
      10/22/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      New NFPA 1710 Explainer Video For years, affiliates have battled politicians who make decisions on how many fire fighters a community has, based on budget figures developed by number crunchers. In most cases, this flawed approach leaves the community short of the number of fire fighters needed to successfully protect the residents and businesses they serve.
      Assistant DVP Nominations
      10/22/16 - IAFF 1826
      10/22/16 - IAFF 1826
      New NFPA 1710 Explainer Video
      10/22/16 - New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association
      For years, affiliates have battled politicians who make decisions on how many fire fighters a community has, based on budget figures developed by number crunchers. In most cases, this flawed approach leaves the community short of the number of fire fighters needed to successfully protect the residents and businesses they serve.
      October 18, 2016: Ct. United Ride Press Release
      10/22/16 - UPFFA
      Study Guide
      10/21/16 - IAFF 1826
      Operation Warm Fund Raiser
      10/21/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      Info Everyone Can Use and its FREE!
      10/21/16 - IAFF Local 3472
      We encourage everyone to sign into this webinar for information that may prevent you from losing your job! Hey, When is a firefighter free to speak their mind? When is a fire department free to discipline a firefighter for things they/we say? Although this issue crops up often as a result of social media postings, it goes far beyond that as well.
      New IAFF-FC Programs Protect You and Your Family
      10/21/16 - IAFF Local 3472
      Dear Brothers and Sisters The IAFF Financial Corporation (IAFF-FC) Insurance Division has added a variety of new programs to help protect you and your family.
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      10/21/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      On behalf of the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation   The winner for today's payday raffle is Tom Mahoney, Station 17. Congratulations Tom! Next payday raffle is November 4th. Keep your eyes open for a Burn Foundation Board Member to get your 2017 Payday Raffle Ticket starting second week of November.
      MSCFF Supports Chris Koster for Governor
      10/20/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Annual Chili Cook-Off
      10/20/16 - Hampton Fire Fighters
      Please join us for our annual Chili Cook-Off on Thursday November 17th from 6pm till 10pm at Wally's Pub, 144 Ashworth Ave., Hampton. Annually the Hampton firefighters locals 2664 and 3017 sponsor local families by providing the needs and wants of local children and their families for Christmas. This is our only fundraiser for the season. Entry is a suggested $5 at the door.
      Active Shooter Training
      10/20/16 - Hampton Fire Fighters
      Support Candidates who Support Firefighters!
      10/20/16 - IAFF Local 271
      We're always asked "what can we do for you" after we help the public. Here's a simple answer, 1st thank YOU for the kind gesture. 2nd support those who support your local emergency services. Professional Fire Fighters have specific response standard to aim for and these men and women in office have what it takes to make our job possible.
      Local 1945 Members making a difference....
      10/20/16 - IAFF Local #1945
      Local 1014 Executive Board election nominee's
      10/19/16 - IAFF Local 1014
      Longview Union Firefighters will be hosting a "Tap Takeover" to raise money for Operation Warm on Nov. 5th, 2016
      10/19/16 - IAFF Local 828
      Longview Union Firefighters and Ashtown Brewing Co. will be hosting a "Tap Takover" on November 5th, 2016 to raise money for Operation Warm from 6-11pm at Ashtown Brewing Co, located at 1175 Hudson St., Longview, WA 98632. Ashtown Brewing Co. will host the event and donate $1 for every beer sold during the event.
      Election results
      10/19/16 - IAFF Local 73
      The new D shift rep is Dale Mcarthy and the new Sgt in arms is Paul Clark. Both members will take office 01JAN2017. We would like to welcome them to the Eboard and look forward to working with them.
      Tampa Bay TImes - Take a closer look at who's being ripped off by Florida's workers' comp laws
      10/19/16 - IAFF Local 2546
      Do you trust an insurance carrier to spend money on you voluntarily? Yeah, me neither. And yet that is essentially what the state's Chamber of Commerce proposes. And it is what Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater advocates. And it is, heaven help us, an idea the state Legislature will probably revisit. http://www.tampabay.
      2017 PFFA Convention
      10/19/16 - PFFA
      Commercial Fire on Franklin
      10/19/16 - IAFF Local 892
      While operating at a stove fire at Summitwoods dr., Norwich dispatch reported to Battalion 1 that they had a fire alarm activation at 66 Franklin Street. Engine 2 and East Great Plains FD were assigned to the fire alarm while companies began to clear the stove fire.  While en route, dispatch advised Engine 2 that they were taking calls for smoke from the second floor.
      L0700 Literature Drop
      10/18/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The City of Oil City is planning on closing 1 of the 2 fire stations on the City resulting in layoffs. The PPFFA and members of L0700 are planning a door to door literature drop on Saturday October 22, 2016. Anyone wishing to attend should be at the PNA Club 410 Seneca St.
      Go Fund Me Campaign for Kara Kovlakas
      10/18/16 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
      "GO FUND ME" CAMPAIGN     For the Family of      Kara Kovlakas (Beloved wife of NPD Officer Andy Kovlakas) Please click on the following link to donate:      https://www.gofundme.
      Livonia Fire Department battles suspicious fire
      10/18/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      The Livonia Fire Department says a fire at a home Sunday afternoon in the 8900 block of Farmington remains under investigation as suspicious in nature. Fire inspector Keith Bo said crews responded Sunday afternoon to the fire at the home near Farmington and Kentucky. He said no injuries were reported as the owner was not home at the time of the incident.
      CKFR Meeting Location Change
      10/18/16 - IAFF Local 2819
      The location for the CKFR Joint Bargaining Units Meeting has been changed to Station 56, 6470 Seabeck Highway NW, Bremerton, WA.  It will still be held at 6:00 pm on October 19th.
      Uniform Changes
      10/18/16 - Plymouth Fire Local 1768
      Financial Wellness Class
      10/18/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Attention Members, I'm very excited to report that we have had a large number of RSVP's for the Financial Wellness Class!! You are all welcome to attend and no longer have to RSVP. We look forward to seeing all of you at the Union Hall. I have attached an additional flyer that I hope will clear up any confusion.
      Join Team Fire
      10/18/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Firefighters and police officers will meet on the ice in a highly competitive hockey game of "Good vs. Good" to support kids across the region who receive care at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). This exciting “Battle of the Badges” game against the NH Police Team enters its 10th year.
      Hampton's Prepare-Prevent-Respond Class
      10/18/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Halloween Room Block Correction
      10/18/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good afternoon members, just a quick adjustment to this mornings email concerning rooms for the Spook-Tacular.  The Curtis figured out their reservations issues and rooms are vaialble by calling Lindsay Dvorak direct @ 720.889.4782, or you can call James Burkhalter with any questions @ 303.725.6066.
      Spook-Tacular 3! Hotel Room update
      10/18/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Morning Members, Good news and some sad news, first the sad news.  The Four Seasons Hotel is sold out! If you waited this long you're going to be in trouble with your better half.  Now, the good news, we have secured 9 more rooms @ The Curtis Hotel just a block and a half away @ a rate of $179 for the night.  You can call the Curtis (303.571.
      Remembering NNFD Hero
      10/17/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Join us as we never forget our brother John T Cox. Killed in the LODD while serving the citizens of Newport News in October 1945.
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      Action Center
      Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act
      The US Senate is preparing to debate and vote on this act(HR 980) that will give firefighters the right to bargain collectively and have a grievance resolution. Please contact Senator Brownback and Senator Roberts and urge them to vote in favor of this legislation that will help Firefighters across the country, including many right here in Kansas.
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