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    Friday Update 3-23-23
    03/27/23 - IAFF Local 1014
    Friday Update 3-17-23
    03/27/23 - IAFF Local 1014
    2023 KC Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium
    03/27/23 - IAFF Local 42
    Attic Fire at Millville Avenue Bar
    03/25/23 - IAFF Local 20
    MDA Trans-NH Bike Ride
    03/23/23 - PFFNH
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    BURNED Screening
    03/22/23 - PFFNH
    @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} Members: Please join us for the exclusive screening of BURNED: Protecting the Protectors on April 15 at Eustace Hall.
    CT Firefighters Seek New Cancer Protection with Access to Workers' Comp
    03/22/23 - UPFFA
    Jeff Rothmeier
    03/21/23 - IAFF Local 21
    Former St. Paul and current Milwaukee Firefighter, Jeff Rothmeier was unfortunately seriously injured fighting a house fire. On top of his injuries, Jeff’s daughter, Fiona has spent most of the past year traveling to-and-from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester monthly, in preparation for removal of her failing kidney.
    2023 Fill the Boot Golf Classic
    03/21/23 - IAFF Local 21
    That time of year is coming up! Snow will soon be gone, so dust off your golf clubs, grab 3 friends, and sign up for IAFF Local 21 Annual Fill The Boot Golf Classic! Spread the word, and join the fun.
    03/21/23 - Lets Fire Cancer
    The ninth annual Battle of the Bravest charity hockey game was held on March 19, 2023. The event brings Fire Fighters from across Broome County, N.Y. together for an exciting display of their skating talents. This years game did not disappoint the record crowd ending in a  6- 5 shootout. The real winner this year and every year is CANCER RESEARCH.
    Assistant Chief Matt Simpson is Retiring
    03/14/23 - IAFF Local 21
    Over $2 billion in grant funding for the fiscal year 2023 is available for homeland security preparedness programs.
    03/13/23 - UPFFA
    Over $2 billion in grant funding for the fiscal year 2023 is available for homeland security preparedness programs. These grant programs provide critical funding to help state officials prepare for, prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism.
    Friday Update 3-10-23
    03/13/23 - IAFF Local 1014
    Thursday, March 30, 2023 | Saint Paul City Council Screening Event
    03/12/23 - IAFF Local 21
    03/11/23 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    03/11/23 - IAFF Local F282
    So in case you haven't heard, we finished contract negotiations at the end of last week. The agency now has two weeks to send us a final draft with all the grammar / typo / formatting corrections. We then get to review it to approve that it meets what was agreed upon. Once we confirm that, we will start the ratification process.
    Working with the web site modules
    03/10/23 - IAFF Local 1014
    The UnionActive system is made up of individual Modules that can be added, removed, and customized throughout the site.   To view the current Modules, login to the site as an admin and you will now see gray boxes around each individual module. Each module box contains an x button, up and down arrows, the module order number, and the title of the module.
    Set a secure admin password
    03/10/23 - IAFF Local 1014
    The first thing to do when you initially login as the administrator is set a secure password for the account. Click the User Settings button from the home page, then scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will see a password field. Delete the current password and enter in your own private password.
    The administration area
    03/10/23 - IAFF Local 1014
    The Administration Area is the main control panel for the UnionActive system. To access the Administration Area, login to the website as an administrator, and then click the Admin Area button just below the website date. Each link in the Administration Area has a short description about what can be done in that area.
    Friday Update 3-3-23
    03/09/23 - IAFF Local 1014
    Friday Update 2-24-23
    03/09/23 - IAFF Local 1014
    2023 International Woman's Day
    03/08/23 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 would like to give shout out to all the brave women whose dedication contributes to a better fire service.
    March 5-8, 2023: IAFF Legislative Conference
    03/08/23 - UPFFA
    A delegation from the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, alongside members from all of the International Association of Fire Fighters, gather on Capitol Hill to rally for our elected officials to act on OUR issues. Most importantly, protecting firefighters from cancer and banning PFAS from our gear.
    Saint Paul Fire Dept. Food drive
    03/06/23 - IAFF Local 21
    Join Saint Paul Fire as we battle Minneapolis Fire in Hallie Q. Brown's March Campaign against hunger. You can participate by providing food or monetary donations. You can donate by using the QR code below specific to St. Paul Fire, dropping off at one of the three following locations. Donations will be accepted until April 5th, 2023. Thank you for your support.
    IAFF Local 244 Executive Board Vacancies
    03/06/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Executive Board Vacancies (City & County) The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the positions of City Chapter Fourth Steward, City First Trustee, and County Chapter Fourth Steward for the next 14 calendar days.
    March 17, 2023 | Saint Patrick's Day Parade
    03/05/23 - IAFF Local 21
                    2023 Saint Patrick's Day Parade is Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Noon.
    Meeting Notice | Veteran Fire Fighter Association
    03/04/23 - IAFF Local 21
    Call Secretary-Treasurer Mike Hogan at 952.463.5316 to reserve your meal by Monday, March 6th. The American Legion needs a head count for food preparation. If you do not plan to eat, do not call ahead. Just show up! Adult beverages are available. Questions, or if you need a ride, call Tim Wirth (651.247.4775) or Mike Hogan (952.463.5316) Join the email list! Send your email address to 2of12hogan@gmail.com The Veteran Fire Fighters (VFF) is an association of active and retired Saint Paul Firefighters with at least 15 years on the Saint Paul Fire Department, and Honorary Firefighters.
    Snowmageddon 3-3-23
    03/04/23 - IAFF Local 1164
    Good Afternoon Livonia, what a night. We hope everyone is doing good after snowmageddon. Your Livonia Firefighters had a busy shift and no doubt it was tough on everyone. Even with all the calls we had one of our crews took a critical patient who required emergency transfer from SMH to Pontiac since helicopters could not fly in the weather.
    SPFD 1st Annual Hockey Tournament T-Shirts are now on sale!!
    03/03/23 - IAFF Local 21
    SPFD 1st Annual Hockey Tournament T-Shirts are now on sale!! This store is only for hockey players and their friends and families.  Orders will be brought to the tournament for pick up. The proceeds of this T-Shirt sale will go to support health and wellness initiatives for Saint Paul Firefighters! Thank you to Hiway Credit Union, MN Fire, Schell's Brewing Co.
    03/03/23 - IAFF Local 648
    PFFM Members, The John J and Nora Jennings and T. Dustin Alward Scholarships have been posted on the PFFM website. For further information, please use the link below. Good luck to all applicants! For further information -  http://pffm.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/private_view_page.
    Passing of Brother Mark Bremer
    03/01/23 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
    Members of the Kanasas State Council of Firefighters, Former Local 1371 President Mark Bremer has passed away.  Our condolences to his family during this difficult time.   There will be a Celebration of Life on March 4th 3 pm to 6 pm at Jakes Place 12001 Johnson Drive, Shawnee Ks. 66212.
    02/23/23 - San Diego Firefighters Emerald Society
    Friday Update 2-17-23
    02/23/23 - IAFF Local 1014
    Friday Update 2-10-23
    02/23/23 - IAFF Local 1014
    FY 2022 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant application period opened on Monday, Feb. 13 and will close Friday, March 17.
    02/22/23 - UPFFA
    The FY 2022 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant application period opened on Monday, Feb. 13 and will close Friday, March 17. The SAFER grant was created to provide funding directly to fire departments to help them increase or maintain the number of trained fire fighters available in their communities.
    Battle of the Badges
    02/22/23 - IAFF Local 311
    Battle of the Badges March 18th Madison Ice Arena, 725 Forward Dr, Madison, WI. Doors open @ 2:45pm
    County Promotional Committee
    02/21/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Brothers and sisters, We are now accepting interest letters for the County Chapter Promotional Committee. Please send your interest letters to countyvp244@gmail.com.  In the coming year, Local 244 will continue to have an integral role in the BCFR promotional process.
    2023 Corey Rose Wishes and Heroes Concert
    02/21/23 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    2023 Corey Rose Wishes and Heroes Concert is just months away. June 24th, 2023 at the Breckinridge Brewery in Littleton. Please come out and join us, and if you know of anyone that would like to sponsor, please get them the Ask letter and sponsorship levels, which are attached.
    L1309 and WestFax Brewery fundraising beer event
    02/21/23 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    Westfax Brewery Special Collaboration Release Local 1309 Hook & Halligan IPA Proceeds benefit: Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation Saturday, 2/25, 12:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m.
    02/21/23 - IAFF Local 2980
    Welcome to the Local 2980 website, home of Palm Harbor/Oldsmar Professional Firefighters.
    MDA Boot Camp and Summer Camp
    02/20/23 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
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    Dr. Hamrock's Recommended list of screenings and tests
    02/20/23 - Belmont Fire Fighters
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    City Chapter Special Meeting to approve two (2) MOU’s 2/24/23
    02/17/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    City Chapter Special Meeting to approve two (2) MOU’s between IAFF Local 244 and COA/Albuquerque Fire Rescue reference ‘Finder Fee MOU’ and ‘Temporary Transport Unit Incentive Pay Basics & Intermediates MOU’ A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Friday February 24, 2023 at 10:30a.m.
    County Chief Steward Vacancy
    02/15/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    County Chief Steward Vacancy The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the County Chief Steward position for the next 14 calendar days.
    Saint Paul Firefighters 2022 | Year in Review
    02/10/23 - IAFF Local 21
    The Truth in Compensation
    02/10/23 - IAFF Local 4349
    Los Angles Firefighter makes $712,933 in 2022! It is unfathomable to comprehend why any Los Angeles city worker would make so much, right?  While that headline is startling, it is done for a purpose.   The recent article in the HD Daily News (https://www.fireengineering.
    We're looking for a few good firefighters
    02/10/23 - IAFF Local 4349