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A Message from IAFF President Ed Kelly
04/16/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and sisters, It was good to be with many of you in Boston for last week’s State and Provincial Presidents Meeting. As you know, the IAFF is fighting for many legislative priorities on behalf of our members and their families – including adding occupational cancer to the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program.
2024 Dues Assessment for VPFF
04/16/24 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Newport News Firefighters Association IAFF Local #794 Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you should all be aware, the membership voted to once again join the VPFF. This will require an assessment of $6.00 per member. This letter is notice that we will be voting on assessing $6.00's (additional dues) to pay for this.
MDA 2024 Boot Camp Registration
04/15/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Join us at MDA Boot Camp to celebrate top performing locals from 2023, meet local MDA families, learn about progress in research, and discuss strategies to make 2024 a successful year for your Fill the Boot program.
REMINDER: April Regular Union Meeting
04/14/24 - IAFF Local 4045
Good Afternoon Brothers and Sisters! The next regular Union meeting will be this Tuesday, 4/16, @ 0930 in the conference room at Station One. The minutes from the March meeting have been uploaded to the Union website and the agenda has been posted. If there are any items that anyone would like to have added to the agenda, please contact an E-Board Member.  Thank you.
Insurance Open Enrollment
04/12/24 - GFFA L776
Subject: Reminder of Health Insurance Open Enrollment Dear Members, I hope all is well. I wanted to take a moment to remind all of you on the City of Glendale Health Insurance Open Enrollment. From now until April 24, 2024, you have the opportunity to review and make changes to your health insurance coverage.
Jennings Local 5239 Music Festival
04/12/24 - PFFA
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2024 Legislative Seminar Agenda
04/12/24 - PFFA
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Tier 2 Call To Action
04/12/24 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
Your Assosciated Firefighters of Illinois Legislative Representatives have been working tirelessly down in Springfield to close the disparities between Tier 1 and Tier 2 pensions.  Now they are calling on you to act and let your voices be heard down in Springfield.
Holbrook Firefighters Comedy Show
04/12/24 - Holbrook Firefighters Local 1452, IAFF
Jeff Golden Retirement
04/12/24 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
On April 11, 2024, Brother Jeffrey Golden worked his last shift as a member of the Hoffman Estates Fire Department. After 30 years of dedicated service to the residents of Hoffman Estates.  Jeff has decided to join his wife Julie in retirement and is looking for suggestions for a possible new hobby or two.
Out in the District with ACS
04/11/24 - PFFA
3rd District Vice President Bennie Ouber with Anita Bailes of the American Cancer Society delivering a petition with 60,000 signatures to the Leesville office of Speaker of the House Mike Johnson in support of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Act.
04/11/24 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
This webinar is for all audiences and will cover the 5 basic estate plan documents that everyone needs to complete to have a comprehensive estate plan and what to look for in your existing estate plan documents that may cause a curve-ball to your ultimate directive and wishes. This session will cover: What is an estate plan and what happens if you don’t have one.
04/11/24 - GFFA L776
Subject: IAFF MERP Benefit Program: Important Information for GFFA Members Dear Members, I hope this message finds you well. We are writing to bring to your attention an important proposal regarding the upcoming IAFF MERP Benefit Program.
Mile High Throwdown 5 Boxing Event
04/10/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Denver Fire Boxing Team Presents: Mile High Throwdown 5 - Denver Fire Boxing VS FDNY and MSP Boxing, Saturday April 20th, 2024 located at El Jebel Event Center 1770 Sherman St., - Doors at 1700|Fights start at 1800. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW at
New Contracts Added
04/10/24 - PPFFA
The most recent CBA's for both Sharon and Farrell L0417 along with Lewisburg L4917 have been added to the contract area of the website.
Friday Update 4-5-24
04/09/24 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 3-29-24
04/09/24 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 3-22-24
04/09/24 - IAFF Local 1014
Congratulations to the UCONN Men’s Basketball Team
04/09/24 - UPFFA
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, Congratulates the UCONN Men’s Basketball Team on a Back-to-Back NCAA National Championship.
2024 | Earth Day
04/06/24 - IAFF Local 21
Click here to go to the application link
04/05/24 - IAFF 1826
To apply for the scholarship, click on the link below http://form.jotform.
Ontario Immediate Family Wellness Program
04/05/24 - OPFFA
On April 5th, the Ontario government announced its $3.18 million investment in the Ontario Immediate Family Wellness Program.  This program is aimed at supporting the families of first responders who are killed in the line of duty or have died by suicide.  The funding will provide free rapid bereavement counselling for up to two years following the death of a loved one.
MPFF Call to Action - TONIGHT!!!
04/02/24 - IAFF Local S-6
MPFF President Scott Vadnais will be testifying on our pension bill at the next Pension Commission Meeting.  We need to pack the room with firefighters. Please make an effort to attend. Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement Meeting: When: Tuesday, April 2nd Time: Arrive by 1800 for the 1830 meeting Location: State Capitol Room 130.
Cancer Screening Study
04/01/24 - SFFF Local 798
Attention Active and Retired Local 798 Members: Please see the attached interest survey for a cancer screening study proposed by Hayward Firefighters Local 1909 and UCSF. Hayward Firefighters and UCSF are looking for active and retired firefighters interested in participating in a study using low dose chest CT scans for cancer screening.
2024 St. Florian Scholarship Fund Application
04/01/24 - IAFF Local 42
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, to assist us with our application process.  To gain access to the application you must click here. In the top right-hand corner of the page you must select the Sign-Up Button.  This will take you to Blackbaud, then sign up for a new account.
75 Years - Protecting the Protectors
04/01/24 - PFFMaine
April 1st, 2024 is the 75th Anniversary  of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine’s affiliation with the International Association of Fire Fighters [IAFF]. Happy anniversary to the women and men that have led this organization and the membership that made it a great labor union for all of its members.
2024 | Big Climb Minneapolis | Team SPFD
03/31/24 - IAFF Local 21
Happy Easter 2024
03/31/24 - IAFF Local 21
New FFD Rosenbauer 4145
03/28/24 - Dutchess-Fairview Professional Fire Fighters
With much anticipation the new ladder truck is finally almost here as the truck committee went out to do the final inspection of our new Rosenbauer ladder truck. This truck will be replacing our aging 2002 E-One ladder truck once it returns home after being showcased at FDIC.
Discipline and Investigations Class with Atty. Liz Young
03/26/24 - IAFF Local 117
Passcode: 26SZD?9N
03/26/24 - OPFFA
The 2024 budget includes an investment in ensuring the people of this province receive the care they require as quickly as possible and that firefighters have the equipment necessary to do their job.
Zoom Link for Levy Meeting
03/26/24 - IAFF Local 4045
If you would like to attend via distance please use the following zoom link:
Local 540 MDA Golf Tournament
03/22/24 - PFFA
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Local 2629 Members Take IAFF Oath!
03/19/24 - IAFF Local 2629
Congratulations to a few of our Local 2629 brother’s, Matt Decker, Connor Jacobson, and Jacob Green who took the IAFF oath in front of the MPFFU 6th District.
Lancaster 2024-2027 CBA
03/19/24 - PPFFA
The 2024-2027 CBA for Lancaster Local 319 has been added to the contract area of the website.
Come out and sweat for a cause.
03/19/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Come out and sweat for a cause. We are excited to announce a great way to donate money to two great causes and get your fitness on. Come and join us at Barry's Gym on April 21st at noon. All money raised will help Make A Wish and the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation.
Brighton Professional Firefighters L4477 announces the dates for their golf tournament.
03/19/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Brighton Professional Firefighters L4477 announces the dates for their golf tournament. The money raised goes to the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation.
Bethlehem 2023-2026 CBA
03/18/24 - PPFFA
The 2023-2026 CBA for Bethlehem Local 735 is now in the contract area of the website.
Bethlehem 2023-2026 CBA
03/18/24 - PPFFA
The 2023-2026 CBA for Bethlehem Local 735 is now in the contract area of the website.
FINAL REMINDER: March Regular Union Meeting
03/18/24 - IAFF Local 4045
Good Afternoon Brothers and Sisters! The next regular Union meeting will be tomorrow @ 0930 in the conference room of Station 1. The agenda has been posted to the Union website. Final meeting minutes from the January Union meeting have been posted to the Union website, as well as February meeting minutes.
JW Memorial Foundation Fundraiser
03/15/24 - IAFF Local 4045
Good Afternoon Brother's and Sisters! Please see the attached file regarding a fundraiser to support the Jeff Welch Memorial Foundation. Chief Welch was the first Fire Chief for the  Northern Lakes Fire Protection District and a great mentor and friend to many firefighters in the area.
Empowering Youth: Councilman Rodriguez, Firefighters, and Local Business’ Unite
03/14/24 - IAFF Local 4492
Councilman Mark Rodriguez is the City Council Liaison to the Sierra Vista Youth Commission, who are blazing a trail for our local youth. The commission partnered with Peach's Pantry to create the Youth Leadership Fund. Through that fund, the Professional Firefighters of Sierra Vista, local businesses, and donors are able to contribute to their efforts.
03/13/24 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Election of Officers Nominations President: Chris Haynes Treasurer: Ameer Moustafa Executive Board: Mike Dwyer PFFM Delegates: Tim Norton, Nick DiPace, Robert Goodwin, Derek Jordan, Will Tyree, and Dan Lopez IAFF Delegates: Mike Dwyer, Donnie Fitzgerald, and Nick DiPace Good luck to all the nominees and Congratulations to the incumbents who ran unopposed.
SAFER Application Period - March 11, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m. ET and Closes April 12, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
03/12/24 - UPFFA
The FY 2023 SAFER Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is available. The SAFER application period is March 11, 2024, at 8 a.m. ET and closes on April 12, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET. Plan your application by reviewing FEMA SAFER Grant Documents.
March 16, 2024 | Saint Patrick's Day Parade
03/12/24 - IAFF Local 21
2024 Saint Patrick's Day Parade is Saturday, March 16, 2022, at Noon.
Election Results: IAFF Delegates
03/11/24 - IAFF Local 42
2024 Retirement Banquet
03/11/24 - IAFF Local 42

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