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Retirements

The Local 2533 would like to Congratulate Capt. Robert Paradis and Firefighter Robert Lowell Collingwood on their retirements. Both brothers have retired as of August 2017 after having long extensive careers in the Branford Fire Department. Captain Paradis started in the Branford Fire Department in 1988 as a volunteer for company 4.
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Indian Neck Ave. 2nd alarm

Branford Fire Department responded to this multi-family home at 10:39 this morning for a reported building fire. All five occupants of the four apartments managed to escape harm unfortunately however, a dog and cat perished. Branford was assisted by Guilford Fire Department at the scene and North Branford Fire Department who provided cover.
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WTC PATH Car

August 6th 2015, Members of the Branford Fire Department - Local 2533, East Haven Fire Department & the New York City Fire Department's honor guards including New Haven Emerald Society and the F.D.N.Y. Pipe band as well as many other volunteers and delegates welcomed PATH car 745 into its new home at the East Haven Trolley Museum.
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Bailout Bag Training.

May 2015, some members of the Local 2533 were selected to participate in a train the trainer program for the newly purchased bail out kits. Members from Branford Fire were given some classroom instruction as well as in depth hands on training on how to utilize these lifesaving pieces of equipment from some members of Stratford Fire Dept.
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Attic fire

On May 4, 2015 at @ 3:15 p.m. the Branford Fire Department was dispatched to Sound view Heights for a reported structure fire. Engines 1,2,9 Rescue 1, Truck 1, Medic 1, Car 6 as the incident commander. Car 2 arrived first on scene to report smoke showing from the attic area.
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Indian Neck Ave.
2 alarm house fire 10/27/2015
Soundview Hgts structure fire
5\4\2015 Structure Fire
Soundview Hgts structure fire
5\4\2015 Structure Fire
Fatal M.V.A. I-95
April 30, 2015 Early morning Fatal accident
Truck Roll Over 11/3/2014
Early Morning Truck Accident
8 Heritage Hill 10/31/2014
2nd alarm Gas driven fire
8 Heritage Hill 10/31/2014
2nd alarm Gas driven fire
Harbor Village 1/4/2014
Bed room fire
Harbor Village 1/4/2014
Bed room fire
M.V.A. Brushy Plains Rd. (08/18/2013)
Fatal M.V.A. Brushy Plains Rd.
East Haven R.I.T.
Plane Crash on Charter Oak Ave.
East Haven R.I.T.
Plane Crash on Charter Oak ave.
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Walk With Pat Harris At Payne Arcade Harvest Parade
09/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
Breast Cancer Awareness 2017
09/19/17 - Cedar Hill Professional Firefighters Association
Please use the link below to order Cedar Hill Fire Fighters Association - Auxiliary Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts. Once on the page click the logo for the CHFFA Auxiliary and the password to enter into the members area is: CHFDallpink https://bigdawgshirtshack.
Pat Harris Event
09/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
Dedication
09/19/17 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Stephanie Piko for City of Centennial Mayor
09/19/17 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Local 3027 had endorsed Stephanie Piko for Mayor of the City of Centennial. http://www.stephaniepiko.
Defusing/Debriefing Meetings
09/19/17 - IAFF 1826
Buddy Walk
09/18/17 - IAFF Local 739
Buddy Walk Massachusetts Down Syndrome Walk On October 8, 2017, I will be participating in the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress’ Buddy Walk in Wakefield in honor of my son, Noah.  This walk takes place each year in Massachusetts to support the more than 5,000 families who have a member with Down Syndrome in the Commonwealth.
2017 Nominations & Elections Notice
09/18/17 - IAFF Local 42
Brother James Green LODD
09/18/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
It is with great pride and honor that we placed our brother, BCFD Firefighter James Green on the IAFF Memorial Wall for his LODD in 2015. Special thanks to our honor guard members Adriana Delgado, Frank Chavez and Donovan Jacks for proudly representing us all in presnting the IAFF Flag to brother Green's wife, Maura Green.
First responders honored at American Legion event
09/17/17 - IAFF Local 1164
Fire Inspector Greg Thomas accepts his award from Commander Larry Fenner and Veteran Service Officer Jim Pardo.(Photo: Bill Bresler | hometownlife.com) American Legion honors Livonia first responders at annual Sept. 11 dinner A Livonia firefighter and two police officers were recognized for their work the last year. Start the conversation, or Read more at Westland Observer.
Extrication on the Merritt Parkway
09/17/17 - IAFF Local 1081
Westport Firefighters Respond to Extrication On Augst 5th at 6:35 this morning, during torrential rainfall, Westport Fire Department was dispatched to the Merritt Parkway northbound for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Engine 6, Rescue 3 and the Shift Commander responded to the call.
Extrication on Wilton Road
09/17/17 - IAFF Local 1081
On July 27th, Westport Firefighters had to extricate a victim from a car at the intersection of Wilton Road and Bolton Lane.
LODD Wall adding Lt. Flaherty
09/16/17 - IAFF Local 740
The 31st IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 16. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. At this year’s memorial service, the IAFF will add 196 fallen fire fighters from the United States and Canada to the Wall of Honor.
2017 IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial
09/15/17 - IAFF Local 1014
US House Passes Fire Fighter Cancer Registry
09/14/17 - IAFF Local 4416
House Passes Firefighter Cancer Registry Act A top IAFF legislative priority, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017 (H.R. 931), cleared its final hurdle in the U.S. House of Representatives this week, passing by a unanimous vote.
Tonight's Meeting Location Change
09/14/17 - Explorer Post 107
There is a location change for tonight’s Explorer training. Tonight’s training will be held at Station 153 (5463 Sovereign Street, Castle Rock. Please stop by the Fire Training Center and pick up your gear or have another Explorer get it for you! Please pass this information on to other Explorers as you see them.
Terry Goldschmitz Is Retiring
09/14/17 - IAFF Local 21
Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
09/14/17 - IAFF local 1289
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, once again we will be selling the navy blue duty shirts in various styles and sizes. The cost is 20$ with all proceeds going towards the fight to cure cancers. Orders placed by September 21st will be available for pickup after October 1st, through Bjorn at station 4. Be sure to include your phone number with the order.
Birmingham Charity Golf Tournament
09/14/17 - IAFF 14th District
Birmingham Local 117 is hosting a charity golf tournament November 1, 2017 benefiting Camp Smile-A-Mile. See attachment for more information.
Letter from General President Harold A. Schaitberger
09/13/17 - UPFFA
To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders, We need your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Over the last several weeks, you've seen our members in action in response to Hurricane Harvey, working around the clock to rescue literally tens of thousands of civilians, while risking their own lives and knowing their own homes were likely damaged or destroyed.
September 10, 2017: Ct. United Ride
09/13/17 - UPFFA
Special Request From General President Schaitberger – Disaster Relief Fund
09/13/17 - IAFF Local 2546
To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders, We need your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Over the last several weeks, you've seen our members in action in response to Hurricane Harvey, working around the clock to rescue literally tens of thousands of civilians, while risking their own lives and knowing their own homes were likely damaged or destroyed.
IAFF Press Release: Firefighter Cancer Registry Act
09/13/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Important Hurricane Relief Message from President Kennell
09/13/17 - IAFF Local 2546
Important Hurricane Relief Message from President Kennell: Brothers and Sisters: First, I want to ask all members with serious problems to contact their DVP or Secretary Heinis so you can be put on a list for assistance. Remember, we can't help if we're not aware of the need.
Local 21 Golf Tournament
09/12/17 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 Annual Golf Tournament will be held on September 20 at Oak Glen Golf Course, 1599 McKusick Rd N, Stillwater, MN 55082.  Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.  Cost $55.  Active & retired, all are welcome.  Prizes, gifts, green fees, cart, and dinner included.
Local 718 Standing Out for Mayor Walsh
09/12/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
Peer Support Program and LOA
09/12/17 - IAFF Local 1805
Brothers and Sisters, Please review the attached proposed LOA on Pump Testing and Peer Support program. Information will be available at September's General membership meeting and voting will be online starting Thursday, September 14th with an end date of the 21st.
Hurricane Relief
09/12/17 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Your union needs your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Over the last two weeks, you've seen your brothers and sisters in action in response to Hurricane Harvey, working around the clock to rescue literally tens of thousands of civilians, while risking their own lives and knowing their own homes were likely damaged or destroyed.
Fill The Boot
09/12/17 - IAFF Local 21
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week (Sept 12-14) Saint Paul Firefighters will be out at major intersections, during the evening rush hour, within the City of Saint Paul for our annual Fill The Boot campaign.  This event provides funding for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in its efforts to find a cure for muscular dystrophy.
2017 Trunk or Treat Event
09/12/17 - IAFF Local 42
Hurrican Relief Water Drive
09/12/17 - IAFF Local 42
LETTER FROM THE IAFF GENERAL PRESIDENT
09/11/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders, We need your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund.
Support Texas & Florida
09/11/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
IAFF Remembers: 16 Years After September 11
09/11/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Sixteen years ago on September 11, in the greatest tragedy in the history of the fire service, 343 FDNY members died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
L30 NOTIFICATION
09/11/17 - 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.
Halloween Party 2017
09/11/17 - Westport Fire Local1802
Westport Fire Department hosts is annual Halloween party at 4pm at station 1. Parking will be a challenge due to the Police Department construction.
2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
09/10/17 - IAFF Local 3666
2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts Supporting the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund On Sale Now!!! https://squareup.
911 - WE SHALL NEVER FORGET!
09/10/17 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Patriot Day Tuesday September 11, 2001 is a day that we shall never forget (click here for a time line of events). Think back.
Chairman Mike Sellers Retires from SLFD Fire Board after 18 years of service
09/09/17 - IAFF Local 3560
Sun Lakes Fire District Board Chairman Mike Sellers retires after 18 years of loyal service to the citizens of Sun Lakes. Chairman Sellers is the longest running Fire Board Member in Sun Lakes Fire District history. On Behalf of all the Members of Local 3560, past and present, we would like to thank Chairman Sellers for all his support and guidance for almost 2 decades and wish him all the best.
Portable Generator Safety Tips
09/09/17 - IAFF Local 3990
Thousands of people throughout Florida will be using portable generators to power their homes and businesses after Irma hits. Here are some safety tips to operate a generator safely. Also remember, for the safety of the linemen out there restoring power, you need to cut off your main breaker if you are back feeding your house!! (this is not a recommended method of use) 1.
Hurricane Irma Update #3
09/09/17 - IAFF Local 1403
Dear Brothers and Sisters, The link below is another important update from Local 1403. Stay strong, stay safe and stay united! /Hurricane%20Irma%20Update%20%233.
4th Annual Charity Gala - October 28th, 2017
09/09/17 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
The 4th Annual Firefighter's Gala is a fundraiser to help feed underprivileged and vulnerable children in the Coquitlam area through a “Nutritional Breakfast & Snack Program". This program is designed to relieve hunger by providing healthy food so kids can concentrate in class and succeed in school.
Hurricane Preparation Tips & Guide
09/09/17 - IAFF Local 3990
Lake County (and pretty much anywhere in Florida right now) - you need to make final storm preparations TODAY! If you have any questions, the Lake County HOTLINE to call is 352-253-9999. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. If it is just a question, please use the hotline number. Some prep tips: 1. Go move loose outside items inside.
Volunteers Needed for Brother Witte!
09/09/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
Brothers & Sisters, The campaign for the Brookland BOS seat is heating up and election day is fast approaching. Brother Witte will be appearing in the Glen Allen Day Parade on Saturday, September 23rd. Brother Witte has asked us for volunteers to help at Glen Allen Day to pass out campaign materials and engage with the citizens regarding why we support him.
Twin Cities Operation Warm Block Party
09/09/17 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Firefighters in conjunction with multiple fire departments from the metro area are having a fundraising event at Fulton Tap Room in downtown Minneapolis to support Operation Warm on Saturday September 9th from 3:00 to 9:00 PM. This program provides American made winter coats for children in need.
Fundraiser
09/09/17 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Fundraiser
09/09/17 - Franklin Park Firefighters

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Walk With Pat Harris At Payne Arcade Harvest Parade
IAFF Local 21
Breast Cancer Awareness 2017
Cedar Hill Professional Firefighters Association
Pat Harris Event
IAFF Local 21
Dedication
Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Stephanie Piko for City of Centennial Mayor
Cunningham Fire Fighters
Defusing/Debriefing Meetings
IAFF 1826
 
     
 
 
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