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IAFF Center of Excellence Hosting Online Education Series
07/03/20 - UPFFA
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large.
PPFFA Challenge Coin
07/03/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
We are taking pre-orders for this new challenge coin.  The cost for the coin will be $10 and the proceeds will go to the PPFFA Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial in Harrisburg.  Supply will be limited to 1000 coins each with it's own number from 1-1000 (we can not guarantee you a specific number).
Chatfield State Park Brush Fire
07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just before 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, Local members responded to a brush fire at the Chatfield State Park Campground. A plume of smoke was visible from several miles away. Park Rangers evacuated the immediate area and the Douglas County contract helicopter was launched as a precaution.
West Davies Ave. Structure Fire
07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 9:43 p.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020, Local members responded to their second working house fire of the night, this time in the 2100 block of West Davies Avenue in Littleton. The 911 caller reported a power outage and possible electrical fire in the home. First arriving members encountered light smoke filling the street and advanced a hose line inside.
Appleton Cir. Structure Fire
07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020, Local members responded to a report of haze and smoke odor inside a home at 7044 E. Appleton Circle in Centennial. When members arrived, there was nothing visible from the street, but smoke was found inside. After investigating, a neighboring unit was found charged with smoke and a full structure fire response was dispatched.
Elmhurst Dr. Brush Fire
07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 3:45 on Wednesday afternoon, Local members responded to numerous reports of a brush fire burning in the open space behind 7573 W. Elmhurst Drive in Jefferson County. Upon arrival, gusty winds were spreading the fire at a moderate rate, prompting a call for more equipment and personnel. By 4 p.m.
E470 Brush Fire
07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 11 a.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020, Local members responded to a small brush fire burning in between E-470 and Liberty Blvd. west of Peoria St. When members from Engine 44 arrived on scene, they found 2-3 separate fires burning and spreading to the north of the highway. The fire was upgraded to a large brush fire, bringing additional suppression units to the scene.
Happy 4th of July
07/02/20 - UPFFA
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut  Would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July.
Friday Update 7-3-20
07/02/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Union Meeting and Informational Session Today
07/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Local 858 Union Meetingtoday at 8:30 am at 12 Lakeside Lane. If you wish to attend you will need to RSVP, please select the link below : Thursday, July 2nd @ 8:30 am (Click Here)   If you wish to attend the Informational Session virtually. You will need to Pre-Register by selecting the link below.
Brooklyn Park Fire Foundation 5 th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
07/01/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Brooklyn Park Fire Foundation 5 th Annual Charity Golf Tournament New Name, New Day, Same Great Time On Friday, July 31st, 2020 The Brooklyn Park Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 charity, will be hosting our fifth annual charity golf tournament to benefit many local charities.
Stop, Drop and Reel Fishing Derby
07/01/20 - IAFF Local 21
Derby Headquarters will be at the dock area of The Veteran’s Rest Camp on the southwest side of the lake. There is a launch there that we'll plan to use but it is shallow.  If you have a bigger boat we recommend the public launch on the north end of the lake off Mayberry Trail, or the County Park just south of the Veteran's Rest Camp.
Ct. State Fire Fighters, Local S-15 Fundraiser Event July 6, 2020
07/01/20 - UPFFA
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Union Meeting Invitation
07/01/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Local 858 Union Meetings are being held tonight at 7 pm and tomorrow at 8:30 am at 12 Lakeside Lane. If you wish to attend you will need to RSVP, please select which meeting you would like to attend: Wednesday, July 1st @ 7 pm (Click Here) Thursday, July 2nd @ 8:30 am (Click Here)   If you wish to attend the Informational Session, these are the links to the Zoom Meeting.
Chatridge Urban Interface Brush Fire
06/30/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just before 10 a.m. on Monday June 29, 2020, multiple 911 callers reported a brush fire on the east side of Highway 85 at Chatridge Drive in Douglas County. When Local 2086 members arrived, they found several acres already burning with a flame front moving at a moderate to rapid rate of spread to the northeast.
July Meetings Canceled
06/29/20 - IAFF Local 42
Monday Morning Headlines 6/29/2020
06/29/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning, This week is Union Meeting Week! We will be conducting business this week with an in-person union meeting on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, at 7 pm and Thursday, July 2nd, 2020, at 8:30 am. We will be in the Event Space at the Union Office at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212.   As we try to get back to normal, we still have restrictions to follow.
Mansfield Fire Fighters, Local 4120
06/26/20 - UPFFA
Mansfield Fire Fighters, Local 4120, seeking liver donors for one of their members, Ted Morrissette. For additional information please don’t hesitate to contact Joe Burnham, President, Mansfield Fire Fighters, Local 4120 - BurnhamJ@mansfieldct.
6/25/2020 9-11 Wall Street
06/26/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Press Release June 25, 2020 The Norwalk Fire Department responded to kitchen fire in a 3rd floor apartment, of 9-11 Wall Street, at 5:39pm Thursday evening. Firefighters forced their way into the unoccupied apartment and finished extinguishing the fire, that the sprinkler had kept in check.
IAFF Elected Human Relations Committee Statement
06/25/20 - IAFF Local 21
The IAFF Elected Human Relations Committee (EHRC) was created by Convention resolution in 1988 to address issues relating to diversity and inclusion in our union and the fire service. Since its inception, the EHRC has worked as the sounding board and voice of our union, providing insight and guidance to affiliates and fire departments on matters such as those going on today across the globe.
Cottonwood Dr. Extrication
06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 3:11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24th, Local members responded to a collision involving an overturned vehicle on Cottonwood Drive just east of Chambers Road. Parker Police Officers were first to arrive, they found a truck on its side with heavy damage and the driver trapped inside. Stabilization struts were used to secure the truck so it wouldn’t move while members assessed the patient.
Kendall Ct. Vehicle vs Building
06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:37 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23rd, Local members responded to a vehicle collision involving two structures on Kendall Court in Castle Pines North. The vehicle entered a garage and drove through a wall, damaging 3 separate garages in the building.
Centennial Public Assist
06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
A good deed for an elderly couple doubled as a training opportunity for South Metro’s Technical Rescue Team today. When Local members responded to a medical emergency at a home in Centennial, they noticed dangerous structural damage above the front door from shifting soil.
Swift Water Rescue Training
06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Local members participated in swift water rescue training along and in the South Platte River near Reynold's Landing in Littleton this week. https://www.southmetro.
Friday Update 6-26-20
06/25/20 - IAFF Local 1014
June 24, 2020: 2020 UPFFA of Ct. Scholarship Recipients
06/24/20 - UPFFA
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut is pleased to announce the 2020 Scholarships Recipients  2020 Michael C. Osiecki Memorial Scholarship Kassidy A. Thompson, East Hartford, Local 1548  2020 George Crowley Memorial Scholarship Izabella A. Lopez Kalapir, Fairfield, Local 1426 Michael D. Beaton, Hamden, Local 2687 Jocelyn P.
Western District Meeting
06/24/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The PPFFA Western District Meeting will be held Wednesday July 8, 2020 beginning at 12pm.
Central Pennsy Meeting
06/24/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The postponed June Central Pennsy Meeting has been scheduled for June 30th in Harrisburg. The meeting will begin with a social hour at 6:00pm, meal at 7:00pm, and the meeting at 8:00pm. The event will be held at Local 428's Union Hall which is located at 2048 Derry St. Harrisburg, PA 17104.
Support Kate
06/23/20 - PFFNH
The Dover Professional Firefighters are selling T-shirts to help show support to one of the Dover Fire family. Katie Michaud has been bravely and courageously fighting Breast Cancer. She has just had her 7th week of chemo. Please follow the below link to read her story and purchase a shirt. These shirts are black with pink. Thank you for wanting to help our Brother Matt Michaud and his family.
Ocean Gaming
06/23/20 - PFFNH
Charitable Gaming is open at Ocean Gaming at Hampton Beach! The PFFNH Fallen Fire Fighters Family Fund has gaming dates on Mon. & Tues. 35% of winnings will be donated to it.
Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
06/22/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted during the month of (July 2020) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in July 2020.
City Chapter Special Meeting to approve the MOU between IAFF Local 244 and Albuquerque Fire Rescue reference Upgrading Outside of the Bargaining Unit
06/22/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:00a.m. at the Union Hall in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for final membership approval of the IAFF 244/AFR Upgrading Outside of the Bargaining Unit MOU.
Last Alarm- Keith Peterson
06/22/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
Monday Morning Headlines 6/22/2020
06/22/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning I hope you all had a great father's day and were able to spend time with your family this weekend.   This week is the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Annual Meeting. It's scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23, and Wednesday, June 24, from 9 am until 1 pm.  Denver Firefighters are allowed 12 Delegates and additional alternates or guests.
IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
06/19/20 - UPFFA
Brothers and Sisters, On May 14, our IAFF Executive Board voted unanimously to hold the 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial observance as a virtual service recognizing those we lost in the last year. I assure everyone that this virtual ceremony will be performed in a respectful manner to provide a dignified remembrance for those lost.
Friday Update 6-19-20
06/19/20 - IAFF Local 1014
48th Anniversary Hotel Vendome Fire
06/17/20 - Boston Fire Fighters
  Today June 17th is the 48th Anniversary of the Vendome tragedy that took the lives of 9 Boston Firefighters. Please take a moment and remember the sacrifice our brother’s made that terrible day. Fire Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll        Engine Company 32 Fire lieutenant John E.
Fireworks cause porch fire in Springfield
06/17/20 - IAFF Local 648
Fireworks cause porch fire in Springfield Updated 6:26 AM; Today 6:25 AM Springfield fire 85 shares By Michelle Williams | Michelle.Williams@MassLive.com Springfield firefighters were called to a Forest Park home late Tuesday following a report of a fire.
University Blvd Shed Fire
06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 6:17 p.m. on Sunday June 14, 2020, Local members responded to a reported house fire at 6350 S. University Blvd. in Centennial. While enroute, crews observed a plume of smoke from several blocks away. Upon arrival, members found one shed fully engulfed with fire, extending to another shed and fence. The fire was quickly extinguished, no injuries occurred, and the home was not damaged.
Big Stone Drive Structure Fire
06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Working smoke alarms alerted a family to fire burning in their garage just after 2 a.m. on Sunday June 14th. Local members responded to the home on Big Stone Drive in Douglas County and found smoke visible on arrival. Members cut a large hole in the garage door to access the fire, which was quickly extinguished.
Academy 20-1 Hell Night
06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
During the evening of Friday June 12th into the early morning hours of Saturday June 13th, South Metro Fire Academy Recruits from class 20-1 experienced “Hell Night.” A long-standing tradition at SMFR, the night is filled with a variety of training calls that put the soon to be probationary firefighters to the test.
Norwood Drive Brush Fire
06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 12:46 p.m. on Saturday, June 13th, Local members responded to a vegetation fire along the railroad tracks west of Norwood Drive and Highway 85 in Douglas County. Members found a slow-moving grass fire and used hand tools and water pump backpacks to extinguish it. No structures were threatened, and no injuries occurred. https://www.southmetro.
Chatfield State Park Water Rescue
06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
In the afternoon of Saturday, June 13th, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to Chatfield State Park for two people in the water, in distress. One victim was quickly rescued by Park Rangers and brought to shore where members transported them to the hospital. The second victim went under water and did not resurface.
Cherry Creek State Park Dive Response
06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 9:46 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th, Local members responded to the west boat ramp at Cherry Creek State Park to assist Rangers with a submerged boat trailer after a cable mishap. Divers attached a tow truck cable and the trailer was safely removed a short time later. https://www.southmetro.
Chatfield Brush Fire
06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 7:21 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020, Local 2086 and 1309 member responded to a vegetation fire just east of the Audubon Center at Chatfield, located near Wadsworth Blvd. and Waterton Rd. Smoke was visible from several miles away and when members arrived, they were faced with challenging access problems.
Mountain Vista Brush Fire
06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 11:16 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020, Local members responded to multiple reports of a large vegetation fire burning in the open space west of Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch. When members arrived, they found approximately 3-acres of grass and brush burning in rugged terrain with gusty wind conditions.
Acasemy 20-1 Burn Day
06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
The recruits of Academy 20-1 have continued to work hard and train through the recent challenges, restrictions and protocol changes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having to be split up into smaller groups, training on drill grounds in both Parker and Littleton, they come together in their joint efforts of preparing to join the South Metro line with a commitment of keeping the community safe.
 
 
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