IAFF Local 135
  • August 24, 2016
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      RESCHEDULED Livonia Fire Department’s 75th Anniversary Community Celebration
      08/24/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Disaster Relief Efforts Continue for Members in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana
      08/24/16 - IAFF Local 3472
      On Tuesday, General President Harold Schaitberger was on the ground in Louisiana, visiting the flood-ravaged region and meeting with affected members in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. In St.
      IAFF Behavioral Health Program
      08/24/16 - IAFF Local 3472
      Behavioral Health and Wellness in the Fire Service Traditionally, medical and physical fitness have been prioritized above emotional or behavioral fitness in the Fire Service.  However, it is clear from the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and other disasters that these priorities are now changing.
      2016 IAFF Convention Videos
      08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
      2016 IAFF Convention Videos
      08/23/16 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Hamtramck Firefighters Haunted Fowling
      08/23/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Join the Hamtramck Firefighters on October 22, 2016 for a Halloween party you won’t forget – right here in Hamtramck! The Hamtramck Firefighters’ Haunted Fowling returns at Fowling Warehouse! Fowling is an enjoyable and lively game that combines elements of bowling, football, and horseshoes.
      NNFA Polo Order
      08/23/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      We are ordering custom NNFA Polo Shirts from Elite Fire Apparel. The polo's are 5.11 Utility Polos for a full description and to order please go to the online store.
      Gun Raffle & Fund Raiser
      08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
      Gun Raffle & Fund Raiser
      08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
      New Pink Heals shirts
      08/22/16 - Local 2580
      Get your "Pink Heals" shirts with our new "Wings" logo. Pre-order by 8/27 at 11:59pm to choose your color (charcoal gray or pink) & sizes (youth medium to 3XL). We will eventually maintain stock in charcoal gray adult sizes. A limited number of the navy or pink "Boot" shirts are also still available. Proceeds continue to benefit UNC's Lineberger Cancer Center.
      General Secretary-Treasurer Ed Kelly Acceptance Speech
      08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      Help Needed Louisiana floods
      08/22/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Concord Position
      08/22/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      IAFF 53rd Convention Opening Ceremonies
      08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      MDA National Ambassador Joe Akmakjian
      08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      General President Harold Schaitberger No Endorsement for POTUS
      08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      Urgent Request: Help Needed in Louisiana
      08/22/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
      BC Contract
      08/22/16 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
      Donate to IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
      08/21/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The IAFF is on the ground and has established a command operations center to provide assistance – including financial relief through the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund – and to distribute clothing, water and other basic supplies to the almost 300 Local 557 members who lost their homes in the worst flooding disaster in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
      Saints Game Supporting The Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      08/21/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      Firefighters Block Party Supporting Operation Warm
      08/21/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Saints Game Supporting The Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      08/21/16 - IAFF Local 21
      EMS Regional Coordinator
      08/21/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The EMS Section has recently posted a position for EMS Regional Coordinator with the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI).  This position will work within the upper peninsula of Michigan to promote compliance with Michigan statute and rules related to EMS functions.
      "Patriot Day Blue Mass"
      08/21/16 - IAFF Local 312
      Help Needed for Our Brothers and Sisters in South Louisiana
      08/21/16 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
      An urgent request for help in the flooding aftermath for our brothers and sisters in South Louisiana.
      IAFF 53rd Convention Concludes With Executive Board Elections
      08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
      On the final day of the IAFF 53rd Convention, delegates cast ballots in three contested elections. In the race for 1st District Vice President, Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York Local 94 Vice President James Slevin defeated incumbent WilliamRomaka by a vote of 13,419 to 1,609.
      Delegates Censure Eight Officials From Different Cities
      08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
      Delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention in Las Vegas unanimously adopted eight resolutions to censure six fire chiefs, one deputy fire chief and one mayor for their anti-union, anti-fire fighter actions and views.
      Delegates Approve Resolutions to Resource Fire Departments and US&R Teams
      08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
      Ensuring that IAFF locals and members have the resources to do the job has always been a top priority for the IAFF. At the IAFF 53rd Convention, delegates passed resolutions 39 and 41 to make sure departments and Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams have the resources needed to respond safely and effectively.
      Delegates Resolve to Fight for Greater Resources to Combat Wildland Fires
      08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
      Delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention unanimously approved two resolutions calling for greater attention, research and resources to support wildland fire fighting and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) initiatives.
      Delegates Pass Resolutions to Reduce Cancer, Reaffirm Commitment to Behavioral Health
      08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
      Two important resolutions addressing the physical and behavioral health of members passed as delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention finished up the final business session. Resolution 44 calls for the IAFF’s continued support for programs, initiatives and legislation that reduce cancer in the fire service and provide assistance to members fighting this disease.
      Help needed
      08/21/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Help Urgently needed in Baton Rouge
      08/20/16 - PFFA
      2016 IAFF Convention Resolution
      08/20/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters:   This past weekend the delegates attending the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution. The Resolution shall be submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42.
      PPFFA Ton Haines Education Conference Reminder
      08/20/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters; Please be aware that the deadline for the Education Conference is September 7, 2016. The registration fee includes lodging at the Crowne Plaza for October 9th and 10th.
      Easton L0713 Coats for Kids Motorcycle Ride
      08/20/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      In cooperation with The Standard Modern American Bar & Restaurant & The 3rd & Ferry Fish Market, we will be holding our 2nd Annual Easton Firefighters Motorcycle Run to benefit our "Coats for Kids" program.  The ride will take place on Sunday, August 28th, in the circle in downtown Easton, kickstands up at 11:45.
      Special Olympics
      08/19/16 - IAFF Local 51
      Run With Local Law Enforcement to Support SOTX Athletes! Open to the Whole Community! Registration Now Open.
      Livonia Fire Department celebrates 75th anniversary
      08/19/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Fighting fires was a personal affair for longtime Livonia firefighter Harold Hoyt. He and his family moved to and lived in Livonia Township well before it became the sprawling suburb it is today. He remembers a tragedy that happened well before the fire department formed in town. “Our house burned down here in 1934,” the current South Lyon resident said.
      2016 Fill the Boot
      08/19/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Fill the Boot is Saturday, August 27th! Start time is 10am. Locations: Jefferson Commons & Tech Center at Oyster Point. Please sign up below if you plan on participating. All participants are to check in at the Command Post which will be infront of Moe's in Jefferson Commons Shopping Center when they arrive.
      Fire displaces residents at Livonia home
      08/19/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      A fire that started in the bedroom of a home near Six Mile and Merriman left smoke damage throughout the house and displaced the residents. Livonia firefighters were called to a house fire at about 3 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 31500 block of Grove.
      Local 858 NFL Pick EM League is back!
      08/18/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello Again Brothers and Sisters! The 858 NFL Pick-em league is back.  It's fun and easy and anyone can play.  Entry is just $10 with 1 re-buy if you get knocked out for an additional $10.  All you have to do is pick 1 team each week to win it's game, each team can only be picked once.  That's pretty much it.
      Brother Ed Kelly Elected GST IAFF
      08/18/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Funeral Services for Justin Beebe
      08/18/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      Funeral Services for Fallen Firefighter Justin Beebe Saturday August 27, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm Bellows Falls Union High School 406 Union High School Road Westminster VT Please contact 2DVP Ron Hubbard if attending rhubbard@pffv.
      Park View Little League Fundraiser
      08/18/16 - IAFF Local 2180
      Park View Little League will begin thier World Series games this Friday in Pennsylvania and will need all the support they can get. The travel cost for our Chula Vista players, coaches and parents will cost upwards of a $100,000. Chula Vista Firefighters will be allowed to purchase and wear Park Views "West" T-Shirts on duty for the next two weeks.
      August 17, 2016: Schaitberger Re-Elected General President, Kelly Elected General Secretary-Treasurer
      08/17/16 - UPFFA
      Schaitberger Re-Elected General President, Kelly Elected General Secretary-Treasurer Harold A. Schaitberger, who was re-elected today for the fifth time by acclamation at the IAFF 53rd Convention, will lead this union for another four years alongside newly elected General-Secretary Treasurer Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.
      Sunday, September 11, 2016: Ct. United Ride
      08/16/16 - UPFFA
      08/16/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      ATTENTION RETIREES For those of you who still visit our website, the Member Log-In has been updated to active members only. The only reason behind this change is for easier utilization of new "Member Resources" notifications & features on the website and upcoming mobile app. The majority of the content will continue to be available wihout a password.
      Widows and Orphans Golf Tournament
      08/16/16 - IAFF Local 1563
      Annual Widows and Orphans Foundation Golf tournament Every day fire fighters rush into burning buildings when everyone else is rushing out. They respond to auto accidents, they jump into rough water, and sometimes dangle from high bridges all in an effort to help and save us. When the unthinkable happens, who is there to help the fire fighter’s family.
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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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