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2023 Firefighter of the Year Awards- Medal of Valor
11/28/23 - Holbrook Firefighters Local 1452, IAFF
      5 members of the Holbrook Fire Department were awarded the Medal of Valor at the 34th Annual Firefighter of the Year awards ceremony, held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on November 21, 2023.
Victory for Missouri Workers' Compensation
11/28/23 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Last week, the IAFF won a major victory before the Missouri Supreme Court. 2nd District Vice President Mark Woolbright contacted me about a very troubling workers' compensation decision by a Missouri Court of Appeals.
Happy Thanksgiving!
11/28/23 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 11-17-23
11/28/23 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 11-10-23
11/28/23 - IAFF Local 1014
E-Bike Fundraising Raffle
11/27/23 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
LOCAL 2687 CHARITY RAFFLE Help us support the Keefe Center and Hamden Community Services by purchasing a raffle ticket! You can also make an additional donation should you so choose. All proceeds will benefit the Hamden Professional Firefighters charitable account and will be used to sponsor Hamden families in need this holiday season. Thank you for your continued support.
2023 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Season Is Here
11/26/23 - IAFF Local 21
Salvation Army bell ringing begins on November 12th and goes through December 2023.
2024 TPFFA Legislatve Conference
11/26/23 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
The 2024 TPFFA Frank D. Stephens Legislative Conference will be held February 26-28, 2024, at the Hilton Downtown in Nashville.  In accordance with TPFFA Policy, the TPFFA shall provide one room for each TPFFA Local for the first and second night of the annual Frank D Stephens Legislative Conference.
11/26/23 - Lets Fire Cancer
On Friday November 24, 2023 (BLACK FRIDAY) members of the Endicott, N.Y. Professional Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 1280 once again repurposed their boots for CANCER RESEARCH. Members passed their boots at two different busy intersections in Endicott accepting donations from generous passing motorists. 100% of funds will go directly to world class Cancer Research.
Toy drive
11/25/23 - IAFF 323
23rd Peter S. Carozza UPFFA Biennial Convention Photos
11/25/23 - UPFFA
23rd Peter S.
11/24/23 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Be Advised: The reading list announcement has been published for the upcoming Lieutenant/Captain Promotional Exam scheduled on Saturday, April 27, 2024.
Lowell St. Fire
11/24/23 - IAFF Local 1314
Third floor fire on Thanskgiving leaves residents displaced.
Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters Good & Welfare
11/24/23 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
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Dec 5th or 6th, 2023 | IAFF Local 21 Election
11/23/23 - IAFF Local 21
Happy Thanksgiving
11/21/23 - IAFF Local 42
On behalf of the Officers and Staff at Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local No. 42, we would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.  Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of the holiday.
LODD Notice: John Parison, III
11/21/23 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Funeral Notice: John Parison KCFD Fire Captain John “JP” Parison, III, 48, father of KCFD Firefighter/EMT, John Parison, IV, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023, after a short battle with occupational cancer. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 24, 2023, from 9:00 AM till 11:00 AM at the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, located at 8640 Sni-A-Bar Rd.
LODD Notice: John Parison, III
11/21/23 - IAFF Local 42
Funeral Notice: John Parison KCFD Fire Captain John “JP” Parison, III, 48, father of KCFD Firefighter/EMT, John Parison, IV, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023, after a short battle with occupational cancer. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 24, 2023, from 9:00 AM till 11:00 AM at the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, located at 8640 Sni-A-Bar Rd.
County Negotiations Input Meetings
11/21/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Dear Members of IAFF Local 244, As we embark upon the journey of preparing for our future negotiations, we invite each one of you to actively contribute to the shaping of our collective path. The upcoming negotiations in 2024 for our next Collective Bargaining Agreement with Bernalillo County mark a critical juncture, and your insights are invaluable.
REMINDER: Emergency Labor/Admin Meeting and November Regular Meeting
11/18/23 - IAFF Local 4045
Good morning, Brothers and Sisters of Local 4045.  I hope the last week has been rewarding for everyone and that this weekend will be just as fruitful. A quick reminder, we have two meetings this upcoming week. On Monday, Chief Riley has called an Emergency Labor/Admin meeting, which will be @ 11:00 in the conference room of the Hayden Station.
Syracuse, N.Y. Corvette Club Makes Generous Donation!
11/18/23 - Lets Fire Cancer
We are pleased to announce that the members of the Syracuse, N.Y. Corvette Club recently made a VERY generous donation to The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund. 100% of this donation will be part of our next established, promising, world class CANCER RESEARCH donation.
January 24-28, 2024: 2024 Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS)
11/17/23 - UPFFA
Registration is now open for the 2024 Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS)/Human Relations Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida! With a focus on Excellence at Work, ALTS 2024 will feature new and improved programming that reflects the ongoing challenges we face as labor leaders in the fire service.
November 13, 2023: UPFFA Endorsement of IAFF Candidates
11/16/23 - UPFFA
We are pleased to announce that the delegates assembled at the 23rd Peter S. Carozza UPFFA Biennial Convention held on November 13, 2023, at Foxwoods unanimously endorsed the following candidates for re-election at the 57th IAFF Biennial Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, August 2024: Edward A. Kelly, General President, IAFF Frank V.
2023 Local 42 Election Results
11/15/23 - IAFF Local 42
The Elections Committee of IAFF Local 42 has certified the following election results as of Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
Captain/EMS Coordinator Bob Pitts is Retiring
11/15/23 - IAFF Local 21
12.02.2023 | Mauer GMC Toys For Tots Bike Build Event
11/14/23 - IAFF Local 21
IAFF Motorcycle Group
11/14/23 - PFFA
      Sisters and Brothers, My name is Ed Jaros and I am your IAFF Motorcycle Group 14th District Committee Member. I have been a member of the IAFF MG since 2007 and have served on the International Committee since 2012.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Firefighter Thurman Smith
11/13/23 - IAFF Local 21
Union Meeting - Saturday 11th November 2023
11/10/23 - IAFF Local S-6
Local S-6 Membership, Please note there is a union meeting tomorrow, Saturday 11th November 2023, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. B-Shift will be going off duty and A-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved!!! Additionally, tomorrow's meeting will see the election of the Vice President and Secretary positions. Next month's union meeting.
Fire Captains Cunningham and Monson are Retiring
11/09/23 - IAFF Local 21
Download Our App!
11/08/23 - IAFF Local 3010
Friday Update 11-3-23
11/08/23 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 10-27-23
11/08/23 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 10-20-23
11/08/23 - IAFF Local 1014
Special Meeting for Approval of County Chapter Sick Leave MOU
11/08/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
County Chapter MOU for ‘Sick Leave’ to be presented for membership approval at Special Meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 1:00pm at the Union Hall.
2023 Operation Warm Coat Distribution
11/08/23 - IAFF Local 21
11/08/23 - OPFFA
Ontario is improving cancer coverage for firefighters by lowering the duration of employment needed to receive presumed (automatic) compensation prior to diagnosis with esophageal cancer from 25 to 15 years. This means a firefighter with 24 years of service would no longer have to contest that their esophageal cancer was work-related, giving them faster access to WSIB benefits and other critical services.
Columbia Sportswear Employee Store Invite
11/07/23 - SFFF Local 798
Columbia Employee Store Invitation Details: November 17th - December 10th  SF Fire Department & Department of Emergency Management offer is valid November 17th - December 10th  Store is stocked with current season products from our family of brands – Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, SOREL and prAna – items are marked with Employee Store Pricing.
IAFF Pink T-shirt Contest!
11/06/23 - IAFF 1826
Please go to https://pinkshirt.iaff.org/ and vote for the L1826 Breast Cancer Shirt Design.
Annual Christmas Party Tickets Available
11/06/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party 2023 We will celebrate Christmas and honor our members for Fire Fighter of the Year (City & County), Outstanding Leadership & Rookie of the Year (members w/ 1-3 years of service) on Friday, December 15, 2023, at Sandia Resort & Casino with cocktail hour at 6:00pm and dinner at 7:00pm.
CPFF Delegation Endorses Ed Kelly, Frank Lima and Mike Frainier
11/06/23 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
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Pesavento Retirement
11/05/23 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
On November 1st, 2023, Brother Vincent Pesavento worked his last shift as a member of the Hoffman Estates Fire Department after 23 years of dedicated service to the residents of Hoffman Estates.
11/5 Union Update
11/05/23 - IAFF Local 1747
Good evening,    Below are the updates from the board after the last meeting. Our next union meeting will be held on 12/7 at 6pm, at station 46. At this meeting we will be presenting all of our recent retirees with their axes. Please join us in person!   Poker Party hosted by Cody Boyd Cody is setting up another poker party on 11/9 @ 1800-midnight ish.
"Change your clock...change your battery!"
11/04/23 - Holbrook Firefighters Local 1452, IAFF
Sunday November 5, 2023 is the end of Daylight Saving Time, and while modern technology has made it such that we don't need to turn back every clock in the house tonight, you should change the batteries in your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors. If you don't have a smoke & carbon monoxide detectors, GET ONE.
11.08.2023 | Saint Paul Fire Department Woman's EMT Expo
11/02/23 - IAFF Local 21
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2023 E Board and Stewart Vote
11/01/23 - IAFF Local F283
Lewis-McChord Professional Fire Fighters Local F–283 Always on the Frontline November 1st, 2023 Trustee’s Election Report Executive board & Shop Stewart Vote 2023 Vote Count was conducted at JBLM Fire station 104 on November 1st, 2023 with the following Union members Present.
Tennessee Fire Fighter License Plates
11/01/23 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers & Sisters: We'd like to take a moment to encourage those of you who live in Tennessee to consider purchasing the Tennessee IAFF license plate for your vehicle. Proceeds from this license plate go to the Tennessee Fire Fighters Emergency Relief Fund.
State News
IAFF Local 4773
PO Box 924
Oswego, IL 60543

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