Engineer Allen Retirement 01/21/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Congratulations and thank you to Engineer Steve Allen for his 25 years of service. Enjoy your retirement!
CODE 3: Back Draft beer now available! 01/21/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
CODE 3: Back Draft by Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative. You can also visit their location at 3134 California St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 or visit them at www.brokenclockbrew.com for where else in Minnesota you can pick some up.
A portion of the proceeds from CODE 3: Back Draft will be donated to Firefighters for Healing.
VPFF Scholarship 01/20/20 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
Applications are now being accepted for financial assistance for spouse and legal dependents of the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters members (including spouse and legal dependants of Line of Duty Deaths members). Applications and supporting materials must be mailed no later than March 1, 2020. All applications and supporting materials will become the property of the VPFF.
Monday Morning Headlines 1/20/2020 01/20/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning,
Union Office Closed
ALTS - This week, members of the Executive Board are in Orlando, FL, at the Affiliate Leadership Training Summit. They are taking classes such as Duty of Fair Representation, Grievances, and New Union Leader classes, to name a few.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Captain Tim Pleau 01/18/20 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the untimely passing of Retired Captain Tim Pleau. Captain Pleau started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on May 11, 1992 and retired on June 30, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be posted when available.
THE FAMILY HAS REQUESTED THAT NO FACEBOOK POSTS ARE DONE AT THIS TIME.
Colorado Avalanche/858 Discount tickets 01/17/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello members, we have discounted Avs tickets available for Saturday March 21st, tickets start @ $37 and come with food or drink credit, just click the link on the attached flyer and we’ll see you there. Friends and family are invited, no limit on tickets, but they will sell out.
Bruce West Named Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety 01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
In November, Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety John Harrington appointed State Fire Marshal Bruce West to be the new Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety. Assistant Commissioner West has been in the fire-service for 41 years were he served with the Anoka Fire Department and as Elk River Fire Chief for 15 years.
Governor Walz Appoints Tom Thornberg To PERA Board 01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Last week Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appointed IAFF 5th District Vice-President Tom Thornberg to the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Board of Trustees. The eleven member board approves PERA's operating budget, decides legislative policy and priorities, and hires the executive director.
Union Office Closed 01/17/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Denver Fire Fighters Local 858 Offices will be closed January 20th thru January 22nd for the IAFF Affiliate Leadership Training Summit and Human Relations Conference. We will return to regular operating hours on January 23rd.
If you need immediate assistance, please contact your District Vice President or Principle Officer.
Attn. Medicare EligibleRetirees 01/15/20 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Vic George form the Canton Police Department is working with a representative of Humana to establish a supplemental health care plan for retired police and fire members. This plan will only be available to those 65 or older. Humana has recently provided a similar plan to Hoover Co. retirees to cover the additional costs to their members that are Medicare eligible.
Help Put Joe Biden Over the Finish Line in Iowa 01/15/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters,
As many of you are aware, I have been traveling the state of Iowa over the past week, along with General Secretary-Treasurer Kelly and 2nd District Vice President Woolbright, speaking directly to our members about the importance of caucusing for Joe Biden.
We are excited about the possibility of a strong fire fighter showing at the February 3 Caucus.
Downing St. Structure Fire 01/13/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Around 3:45am Monday, January 13th Local members responded to a house fire in the 3600 block of S. Downing St. in Cherry Hills Village. When members arrived on scene they found a house fully involved in fire and immediately began fighting the fire defensively from the outside of the structure.
2019 Big Buck Contest 01/13/20 - IAFF Local 21
2019 Big Buck Contest Winners
Archery contest winner, Eric Torgerson (left) with a Wisconsin 11 point buck scoring 137 5/8.
Gun contest winner, Jim Engen (right) with a 10 point buck scoring 122 inches.
Passing of FF Philip Norris - C4 Aide, Retired 01/12/20 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of Firefighter Philip Norris -
C4 Aide, Retired
Philip P. Norris, age 68, of Peabody and formerly of Lynn, died on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving and devoted husband of Joan M. (Hurley) Norris with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.
Fire Service Day at the Capitol 01/09/20 - IAFF Local 21
Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF) and the Minnesota Fire Associations Coalition (MNFAC) for the annual Fire Service Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER: https://forms.gle/xHNcGDPCJJKR1v8G7
Registration deadline is February 7th.
January 9, 2020: Members – 25 Years of Service or More 01/09/20 - UPFFA
Dear Affiliated Local Presidents:
President Carozza is currently working on a project with the Governor’s Office.
We are requesting each affiliated local to forward a listing of your members who have TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS OF SERVICE OR MORE.
Please provide this information ASAP to Jane McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations at Bi-Monthly Meeting 01/08/20 - IAFF 1826
Nominations will be held at the bi-monthly meeting in February. Nominations will be accepted for the Principal Officer position of President, the position of DVP for all even-numbered districts, and Assistant DVP for Districts 1, 2, & 6.
Denver Firefighters Museum Update 01/08/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On behalf of the Denver Firefighters Museum Board of Directors I would like to offer up some
things for you to think about. After the tumultuous annual meeting which resulted in a large turn over in
directors things were very contentious.
Museum Update 01/08/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
January 5, 2020
Dear Museum Members and Brothers and Sisters of Local 858
On Thursday January 2, three designated members of the Museum board (Angela Rayne, Laurie Wetzel and myself) met with the Executive Director and relived her of her duties.
West Peculiar LODD: Charles McCormick 01/06/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is saddened by the tragic news of the line of duty death of IAFF Local 3112 Member, Firefighter/Paramedic Charles “Chuck” McCormick. Brother McCormick died battling a house fire with West Peculiar Fire Protection District."
Brother McCormick is survived by his wife Rachel and three sons.
Funeral arrangements to follow.
Monday Morning Headlines 1/6/2020 01/06/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Morning and Happy New Year!
Union Meeting - This week, we have the Union Meetings on Wednesday the 8th at 7 pm and Thursday the 9th at 8:30 am. We will be asking for nominations for a new Election Commissioner. The Election Commissioner is a one year term and is a great way to get involved!
Survey Monkey - Thank you to all that submitted your comments.
2019 Award Submissions 01/05/20 - IAFF Local 739
Please submit any nominations for awards for 2019 in confidence to Mario Lopez, L1/D3 by January 31, 2020.
South Delaware St. Vehicle into a Building 01/04/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 6:21 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020, Local member responded to multiple reports of a vehicle accident involving a structure at 5331 S. Delaware Street in Littleton. A sedan traveling westbound on Rafferty Gardens Ave. crossed over Delaware Street, collided with a parked car, then struck an apartment building.
January Union Meeting Reminder 01/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Happy New Year!!!
With the holiday being this week and per our Union By-Laws, Article VIII, Section 1, If the first Wednesday or Thursday is a holiday, the regular meetings will be held on the second Wednesday and Thursday. This means that the January Union Meeting will be January 8th @ 7 pm and January 9th @ 8:30 am.
City Chapter Contract Negotiations Informational Meetings Scheduled for January 9 & 10 01/02/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
City Chapter Contract Negotiations Informational Meetings are scheduled for January 9 & 10, 2020 at the Union Hall. The purpose of these meetings will be to discuss upcoming negotiations related to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the IAFF Local 244 and the City of Albuquerque, to include membership recommendations.
The January 9, 2020 meeting will start promptly at 7:00p.m.
2020 Legislative Reception 01/02/20 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Officers and Members
The Annual Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters Marlatt/Redmon Legislative Reception will be Thursday February 6th at 5:30 pm.
Union Meeting Reminder 1/8/2020 & 1/9/2020 01/01/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This is a reminder that the Union Meeting is tonight Wednesday, 1/8/2020 at 7pm and tomorrow Thursday, 1/9/2020 at 8:30 am.
EMT Position - There will be a question and answer session 30 minutes prior to tonight's meeting and 30 minutes after tomorrow's meeting.
Tonight and tomorrow nominations for Election Commissioner we be held.
Battalion Chief Christ Memorial 12/30/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Battalion Chief Jeffrey Christ’s line of duty death while with Littleton Fire Rescue. Battalion Chief Christ gave 27 years of selfless and dedicated service to our communities and unfortunately died of a job-related brain tumor.