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February 19, 2017
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REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES.
You should check your batteries at least once a month to make sure this life saving device is always ready.
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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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Fatal Accident I-95

On April 30th at 6:00a.m. Units C6,E1,R1,M1&M2 were dispatched to an motor vehicle accident on I-95 n\b. Units on scene found a head on accident involving a mini van and a pick up truck. Extrication was required (using HURST cutters, spreaders, & rams) One patient was found to be d.o.a. but M1 & M2 transported 2 other occupants.
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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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IAFF Local 781 Annual Golf Event
02/17/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
March Bi-Monthly
02/17/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
MDA 856 Monarchs Family Night
02/17/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Retirement/Promotion Party 2-24-17
02/17/17 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
The Buffalo Professional Firefighters is hosting their 6th Annual Dinner Party.  At this party we honor all those who were promoted in 2016 and all of those retired in 2016 and beginning of 2017.  It will be held at Pearl Street Grill on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6 pm to 11 pm.  The cost is $40 and includes dinner, open bar and music.
Retirement/Promotion Party 2-24-17
02/17/17 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
The Buffalo Professional Firefighters is hosting their 6th Annual Dinner Party.  At this party we honor all those who were promoted in 2016 and all of those retired in 2016 and beginning of 2017.  It will be held at Pearl Street Grill on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6 pm to 11 pm.  The cost is $40 and includes dinner, open bar and music.
PTSD LEGISLATION
02/17/17 - UPFFA
CALL FOR ACTION
02/17/17 - UPFFA
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Denver Firefighters Annual Ball
02/16/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good evening members.  Just a quick email to let you know that we do have about 8 available seats to the ball.  We were able to add some seating.  If you do need tickets please call Dena @ the union office and she can hook you up, or if you have any questions feel free to call myself, FF James Burkhalter @ 303.725.6066. The big day is a week from Saturday, February the 25th.
2017 Fire On Ice game raises over $12,000
02/16/17 - IAFF Local 271
The 6th Annual Fire on Ice brought in over 12k dollars!!! This would not of been possible without the generosity and support from the community! A gigantic THANK YOU to all of our sponsors!! All money is donated to The Wildland Firefighter Foundation in the name of fallen Lolo Hotshot Justin Beebe, L271 Fired up 4 Kids and L2457 Burn Foundation.
IAFF Local 3808 LODD - Thomas G. Byrne
02/15/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Thomas G. Byrne, 51, of Kansas City, MO., passed away February 11, 2017 at Saint Luke's East Hospital. A visitation will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO., on Tuesday, Feb 14th from 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Passing of Brother Bob Scholl
02/15/17 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
R.I.P. Brother Bob Scholl  6/12/32 - 2/12/17 Lt. Robert “Bob” Scholl. Bob passed away in his home state of Arizona yesterday, February 12. He was born on June 12, 1932 and was 84 years old. Bob began here with the Hoffman Estates Volunteer Firemen’s Association and began his career as a full-time firefighter on August 8, 1968.
Highly suggested for city administrators
02/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
02/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
To All IAFF Affiliate Presidents,   Our members respond to any number of tragic events, and post-traumatic stress is a natural response to the accumulation of what they experience on a daily basis.
Palo Verde Golf Club Donates to Sun Lakes
02/15/17 - IAFF Local 3560
The Palo Verde Men’s Golf Club held a charity tournament to benefit the Sun Lakes Fire District on February 4th. They donated all proceeds,$3170,from the tournament to the District.
Palo Verde Golf Club Donates to Sun Lakes
02/15/17 - IAFF Local 3560
The Palo Verde Men’s Golf Club held a charity tournament to benefit the Sun Lakes Fire District on February 4th. They donated all proceeds,$3170,from the tournament to the District.
Westport Firefighters Extricate One
02/15/17 - IAFF Local 1081
A two-car rollover crash tonight in the northbound lanes of the Merritt Parkway just north of Exit 42 in Westport closed the parkway northbound for more than an hour, state police said. At the request of state police, Westport police block the northbound Exit 42 entrance ramp of the Merritt Parkway tonight following a two-car crash. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.
Think Spring
02/15/17 - IAFF Local 772
Our annual Red Sox Alumni Benefit Game is scheduled for June 24, 2017 at Mansfield Stadium.
In Memory of Mark Horton
02/15/17 - UPFFA
[L-R] Mark Horton, Secretary-Treasurer, Ohio Professional Fire Fighters, Mark Sanders, 8th District VP, General President Harold Schaitberger, Peter S.
Upcoming Election for E-board Vice President
02/15/17 - IAFF Local 4413
There will be an election for Vice President coming soon.
MDA Summer Camp Events
02/14/17 - IAFF Local 2180
Local 2180 Members, The IAFF has a long and rich partnership with the MDA that Local 2180 has supported throughout the years. Please consider attending the following MDA summer camp events - Sponsor Day on June 30th or Firefighter Fun Day on June 27th. Please see the attached pdfs for info
Rockies Flyer, again, sorry
02/14/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Colorado Rockies Opening Day
02/14/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good afternoon all members.  I have exciting baseball news to share with you, Local 858's Valentines Day Gift to you.  We have teamed up with the Colorado Rockes and have an Opening Day Special for you!  We have 50 tickets available for the Opening Day Game on Friday April 7th VS the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Tickets are on the first base line and are $80 a piece.
Structure Fire Kettle Road
02/14/17 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
February 13, 2017 The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a fire in a single family home at Kettle Road this morning, at 7:55am. Firefighters arrived to find a well involved fire in the kitchen and the home heavily charged with smoke.
2017 GUNS N' HOSES UPDATE
02/13/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
IAFFmentalhealth
02/13/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
Beer Brewing Class
02/13/17 - IAFF Local 3169
So I have been asked to brew some beer for Infinite Ale Works here in Ocala as well as a special event coming up in the next month.  So I am asking anyone interested in learning how to brew beer to come and join me for a day of brewing.  We will be doing two different styles of beer on the same day at the Union Hall.  Each batch will be 10 gallons so 20 gallons total.
KING OF THE WING EVENT
02/13/17 - IAFF Local 3169
Come join us for the KING of the WING at the ARC property accross from Publix on Maricamp.  Local 3169 will be gunning for another 1st Place Amatuer Trophy in this event.  Starts around 6p.
Lynn Firefighters Day
02/13/17 - IAFF Local 739
Lynn Firefighters Day To all Lynn Firefighters past and present; Happy Lynn Firefighters Day. After 4 Lynn Firefighters perished in a building fire on Monroe Street on February 13, 1895, Lynn Firefighters Day was established by the Lynn City Council. Died in the Line of Duty: Thomas E Murray  John F Donlan Henry L Skinner Abraham C Moody Never forget our fallen brothers.
2018 Colorado Firefighter Calendar Recruiting Party
02/12/17 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Firefighter's W-2's Stolen
02/12/17 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
More than 500 City of Twinsburg Ohio employees have their W-2's stolen in a phishing scam.  Several firefighters have already had fraudulent tax returns filed using their stolen W-2's. About 500 current and former employees were affected by the phishing scam. The Internal Revenue Service and the Twinsburg Police Department are reportedly investigating the matter.
Local #4 LODD
02/12/17 - Iowa Professional Fire Fighters
The Des Moines Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 4 sadly announces the death of one of its long time members, Fire Engineer Douglas McCauley. Engineer McCauley was a 29 year veteran of the Des Moines Fire Department serving at Fire Station 9. Local 4 would like to extend its condolences to Engineer McCauley’s two sons, Ryan and Cole, and their families.
2017 St. Patrick's T-shirts & Hats For Sale
02/12/17 - IAFF Local 21
St. Patrick's T-shirts and Hats for sale at Station 14 $20 each. Proceeds to benefit Regions Burn Unit.
New scholarship fund
02/11/17 - IAFF Local 1164
     Livonia Fire Fighters Local #1164 is pleased to announce the creation of the Livonia Firefighters Scholarship fund which will give two graduating high school seniors, who are citizens of Livonia, each $1000 towards college tuition or educational expenses. The criteria to apply is listed below.
Union Store Links
02/10/17 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
All, Note the Links for the online Union Store. We will be continuously adding items so please be patient. Any input as to what we may consider adding to the site please let me know.  heroessupply.com https://heroessupply.
Official Time Ed
02/10/17 - IAFF Local F283
Education: Official Time At the last union meeting we briefly touched on some developing attacks on the federal labor force. One of the items under scrutiny is official time. Official time is the practice in which federal union representatives are provided with time to represent their co-workers while on duty. Official time was included in the passage of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.
Friday, February 10, 2017 weekend update
02/10/17 - 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 Happy Friday.
2017 ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHIRTS
02/10/17 - IAFF Local 312
Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
02/10/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, The winner of today’s Payday Raffle is Doug Brock. Doug is a long time member of the Board of Directors of the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation. He has dedicated much of his career to supporting the Foundation, the Burn Camps Program and the Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado (now named Ability Connection Colorado).
6th Annual Good and Welfare Golf Tournament
02/10/17 - IAFF local 781
IAFF Local 781 will host its 6th Annual Good and Welfare Golf Tournament on Friday June 2, 2017 at Winterstone Golf Course.
Arrangements for Salem Lt. Scott Hebert, Local 172
02/09/17 - IAFF Local 739
TO:        ALL PFFM Members FROM:  The Office of the President DATE:   February 8, 2017   RE: Death of Active Duty Member  - Lieutenant Scott Hebert, L172 - Salem, MA.
Firefighter Steve Snow Retires
02/09/17 - IAFF Local 739
Firefighter Steve Snow Retires The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Firefighter Steve Snow of Engine 1 on his retirement.  Steve, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
Parkinson's Disease Legislation Article
02/09/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
Welcome Home Doc!
02/09/17 - IAFF Local 1081
Today is a special day for the Westport Fire Department. Firefighter James “Doc” Branson, who recently returned from a 375 day deployment to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan with the United State Marines as an advisor with Security Cooperation Team-Jordan.
New Cancer Screening Form
02/09/17 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Once a year the City of Buffalo will reimburse you for getting tested for Prostate Cancer or Breast Cancer. Submit this form to Payroll.
Voting on Building Purchase
02/08/17 - Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters
North Hampton Job Posting
02/08/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Firefighter Auxillary
02/07/17 - IAFF Local 135
The IAFF Local 135 would like to invite those that would like to be part of the Wichita Firefighter's Women's Axillary!!!! There is a meeting at the Union Hall scheduled for February 22, 2017 from 6-8 pm.  428 N. St. Francis please see the attachment.

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