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Monday Morning Headlines
03/02/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Morning This week,  Honor Watch for Brother Pula Women's History Month Union Meeting & Information Session 3/3 & 3/4 Collective Bargaining Survey HealthCare Update National Firefighter Ski Races
2021 Scholarship Applications Posted
03/01/21 - New London Fire Fighters
2021 Dr. Wies and John O'Connor Scholarship applications have been posted to the Scholarship page found in the menu above.
Women's History Month | March 2021
03/01/21 - IAFF Local 21
We are all products of our life experiences. Our gender, our religion, our race, our ethnic background, our sexual orientation, where we grew up, along with many other factors, contributes to who we are and what we value. We are often different in many ways from the individuals we work with, side by side, day after day. Our workplaces are characterized by this diversity.
03/01/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
Honor Watch for Lieutenant Richard Pula
03/01/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brother and Sisters,  Honor Watch is a longstanding and solemn tradition for line-of-duty deaths in the fire service. At least two other firefighters will remain with the fallen firefighter's body around the clock on "honor watch" in the days leading up to the funeral. Firefighters are always together, and we never leave anyone behind.
Brother Rich Pula
03/01/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of Retired Lieutenant Rich Pula. Rich was born on December 1, 1970 and was hired on August 16, 2002. He was promoted to Lieutenant in October of 2010 and retired in July 2018. Rich was diagnosed with Cancer in 2015. Rich passed away this morning with family and friends at his bed side.
Passing of President Emeritus Raymond D. Shea
02/28/21 - UPFFA
It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we inform the membership that President Emeritus Raymond D. Shea passed away today, please keep the Shea Family in your Thoughts & Prayers. As soon as we received additional information, we will inform the membership.
Friday Update 2-26-21
02/27/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Crews called to fire in Springfield on Saturday morning
02/27/21 - IAFF Local 648
Crews called to fire in Springfield on Saturday morning HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Sofía Hernández Carrillo Posted: Feb 27, 2021 / 11:34 AM EST / Updated: Feb 27, 2021 / 12:42 PM EST (Photo Credit: Springfield Fire Department) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews were called to a fire on 539 Nassau Dr.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Roger Beesley
02/26/21 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Roger Beesley. Captain Beesley started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on December 1st, 1948.  He was promoted to Fire Captain on August 1st, 1958. Captain Beesley retired in the mid 1980's as Captain of Ladder 07 on the B Shift. Roger passed away at the age of 94.
02/26/21 - IAFF Local 1164
      We are so grateful to our City of Livonia leadership and employees, our Livonia Fire & Rescue firefighters and paramedics and our Livonia Police Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers for their support and dedication! Our #VaccinateLivonia initiative would not be possible without them.
Livonia operates city-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic
02/26/21 - IAFF Local 1164
LIVONIA, Mich (WXYZ) — It’s day three of vaccinations at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center, and those with appointments are getting in line to get their shot. “Oh we’re excited," said Livonia resident Ilene Suchora. "We’re excited. We’ve been waiting for it.
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members
02/25/21 - 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. Upcoming March webinars include: Grief and the Fire Service March 4, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
Female Firefighter Reproductive Cancer Coverage
02/25/21 - PFFMaine
On Wednesday, February 17th, 2012 first responders testified in support of a bill that would provide more protections under the workers' compensation system for fire fighters who contract reproductive cancers due to their employment. LD 213, sponsored by Rep.
02/24/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Courtyard by Marriott Structure Fire
02/24/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24th,Local members were dispatched to a smoke investigation at the Courtyard by Marriott near I-25 and County Line Road. The response was upgraded to a working commercial structure fire when crews confirmed there was smoke and fire in the ceiling of the swimming pool room.
Kalispell Ct. House Fire
02/24/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 4:58 p.m. on Monday, February 22nd, Local members along with members from Local 1209 responded to a reported garage fire at 5781 S. Kalispell Court in Centennial. As units were responding, a large plume of black smoke was visible from miles away.
Friday Update 2-19-21
02/24/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Local 311 Memorial
02/24/21 - IAFF Local 311
In 2020, Fire Fighters Local 311 convened a committee with the goal of planning and constructing a memorial to honor those we have lost in the line of duty over the course of our history.
Two people taken to hospital after fire in Springfield
02/22/21 - IAFF Local 648
Two people taken to hospital after fire in Springfield NEWS by: Sofía Hernández Carrillo Posted: Feb 20, 2021 / 08:13 AM EST / Updated: Feb 20, 2021 / 08:16 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire department was called to a fire at 106 Clarendon St 2 on Saturday morning.
Chimney fire at Indian Orchard home
02/22/21 - IAFF Local 648
Chimney fire at Indian Orchard home HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Tony Fay Posted: Feb 22, 2021 / 05:38 AM EST / Updated: Feb 22, 2021 / 05:38 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield firefighters put out a chimney fire at a home in the city’s Indian Orchard neighborhood early Monday morning.
7th District FIREOPS 101 2021
02/22/21 - IAFF 7th District
The annual 7th District FIREOPS 101 is shceduled and we are taking applications.  The date is May 20-21 and the event will be held at the new Boise Fire Department Training Center.  This event if for you to assist a policy maker from your jurisdiction to "walk a day in your boots".  The spots are limited to 42 so register early.
Powhaton Road Brush Fire
02/21/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 3:24 p.m. on Saturday, February 20th, Local 2086 and 1290 members responded to a grass fire along the west side of Powhaton Road just north of County Line Road. Gusty winds from the approaching cold front were pushing the fire south and west toward homes. Members began initial fire attack from the road while additional units were sent into the neighborhood for structure protection, if needed.
Engineer John Wood Sr. Memorial
02/21/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Saturday morning, February 20th, Local members honored the memory of Engineer John Wood Sr. On February 20, 1981 Engineer Wood was operating a brush truck on the scene of a large wildland fire east of Pine Drive and north of Mainstreet near Parker when he tragically suffered a heart attack and died.
Kit Carson Dr. Garage Fire
02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:33 a.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021, Local members responded to a report of smoke inside the home at 7780 S. Kit Carson Dr. in Centennial. The family safely evacuated without injuries. Members from first arriving Engine 15 reported smoke showing from the eaves and declared a working fire, prompting the dispatch of additional units.
Dallas St. Structure Fire
02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 7:05 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2021, Members from Engine 31 were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 5450 S. Dallas Street. Greenwood Village Police Officers were first to arrive on scene and they encountered heavy smoke inside the residence. The response was upgraded to a working structure fire and additional SMFR resources were dispatched.
Newton St. Structure Fire
02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021, Local members responded to several 911 calls reporting at house on fire at 5112 S. Newton Street in Littleton. First arriving Engine and Medic 11 found a large volume of smoke and fire visible from the front and rear of the home. Members advanced an attack hose line to control the flames and conducted a 360 degree walk around.
Southridge Way Structure Fire
02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:17 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021, Local members responded to several reports of a house fire at 6 Southridge Way in Littleton. First arriving Battalion 2 found a small single-story home with the attached garage fully engulfed. Members deployed an attack hose line and used it to prevent any additional fire damage to the living area.
February 20, 2021 Union Meeting Zoom Link
02/17/21 - IAFF Local F283
 Zoom Meeting  Zoom Link  Brothers and Sisters, In accordance with Motion 2021.001, the rules for conducting virtual meetings have changed. Local F- 283 has purchased a subscription and will continue to utilize the Zoom® platform (Motion 2021.
02/16/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, A few updates and reminders: - Please vote in the Local 30 Election of Officers.  Contact Brother Brandon Hugh with any ballot issues.  The voting deadline is Monday, March 1st at 12:00pm. - Please submit any proposals for Bargaining to Secretary John Magee at JLMagee76@gmail.
Our Deepest Sympathies
02/16/21 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of James Tompey, father of Local F-147 member Joe Tompey. Mr. Tompey passed away on Monday, February 9th at Jersey Shore University Medical Center at the age of 75. Memorial visitation for Mr. Tompey will be on Friday, February 19th from 2-5 with a memorial service being held at 4:30 at the O'Brian Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35 in Wall Township.
Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams
02/16/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams We have seen an increased rate of fraud and scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Please be aware of fraud: If someone calls, texts, or emails you or a family member promising access to the vaccine for a fee, you should not share your personal or financial information.
National Firefighter Ski Races
02/16/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
National Fire Fighter Ski Races February 22-25, 2021 in Steamboat Springs National Firefighter Ski Races is raising money for burn injured firefighters. We’re selling chances to win a snowboard, a Colorado Firehose flag, a metal & wood American flag and a beautiful red fire helmet (pic doesn’t have the cool shield on it yet). Chances to win are $10 each or 3 for $25.
02/15/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
Monday Morning Headlines
02/15/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning! " Lunch Time Edition"
Customer, firefighters use CPR to rescue Livonia man, 57, at car wash
02/13/21 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia police discovered another hero when they were dispatched to a Plymouth Road car wash earlier this month. According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the 33905 Plymouth Road car wash the afternoon of Jan. 9 because of a medical emergency in progress.
Friday Update 2-12-21
02/12/21 - IAFF Local 1014
February 23, 2021: 2021 Virtual MDA Boot Camp
02/12/21 - UPFFA
Join us for this year’s 1st and 3rd District VIRTUAL MDA Boot Camp to prepare and plan for 2021  We would love for you to join us for this newly envisioned annual event to kick off the 2021 Fill The Boot Season.
IAFF Center of Excellence Trainings
02/11/21 - PFFNH
The IAFF Center of Excellence has two educational seminars coming up. Learn more below: Fire Family Dynamics: Promoting Healthy Home Lives on 2/18 https://zoom.
Cherry Creek High School Structure Fire
02/09/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Local members responded to a fire at Cherry Creek High School. Security reported a fire alarm activation and found flames inside a bathroom in the East Building. When members arrived, they found students evacuated, positioned apparatus on 3 sides of the building, secured water supplies from hydrants and pulled attack hose lines to the doors.
Cherry Creek State Park Interface Brush Fire
02/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Sunday February 7, 2021 at around 4:10 p.m. Local members responded to a brush fire on the east side of the Cherry Creek State Park reservoir in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived on scene, they found a brush fire with large flame lengths moving quickly as it was being fueled by high wind speeds and dry conditions.
Norfolk St. Car vs House
02/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:58 p.m. on Thursday February 2, 2021, Local members responded to a vehicle collision involving a structure at 8127 S. Norfolk Street in unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found a sedan embedded in the corner of the garage and a free-flowing natural gas leak from the damaged meter.
Monday Morning Headlines
02/08/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning,  Black History Month Installment COVID Vaccine Reminder Coffee With Dr. Koval
2021 | SPFD Saint Patrick's Day Apparel
02/07/21 - IAFF Local 21
Online ordering will begin on Monday, February 08 and run for two weeks through Monday, February 22.  No pick up option is available for this year and you can expect items to be shipped the week of March 08.  It is very important to check the accuracy before you confirm your order as no changes can be made once the order is placed.
GoFundMe | Kyle Evan Tibbs (Lake Johanna Fire)
02/07/21 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 is sending love and support to our Brothers and Sisters of the Lake Johanna Fire Department. Please consider donating to the GoFundMe for Kyle Evan Tibbs.  Thank you.
Friday Update 2-5-21
02/05/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 2-5-21
02/05/21 - IAFF Local 1014
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