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    Former President Local 718 Kristol A. Apostol Obituary Information
    07/15/20 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Click on Link below... https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-ledger/obituary.aspx.
    Foundation 58 Fundraiser
    07/14/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Sisters and Brothers, Foundation 58 has stood by first responders since its inception, providing financial assistance for those suffering from cancer. Most recently they have pivoted to provide PPE for first responders to keep our folks safe during the pandemic. They have helped us without hesitation. Now Foundation 58 needs our help.
    Raising Rondo | Essential Needs Giveaway
    07/13/20 - IAFF Local 21
    IAFF Local 21 and Fire Fighters United are partnering to give away essential items to the community on Saturday, July 18th, from 10am - 2pm.  Volunteers are needed to assist with distribution of gift bags and meal serving.  Please consider helping out at this event  by giving back to the community that Saint Paul Fire Department serves.
    Coronavirus Update #11
    07/13/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Original Message Sent 07/10/2020     I was hoping that I would never have to do another Coronavirus Update..... Over the last couple of weeks we have seen a rapid surge in patients presenting at the Wellness Center with Covid-19 related symptoms. In those couple of weeks we have swabbed 280 patients with 42 being positive for the disease.
    Powers Ave Commercial Structure Fire
    07/11/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 5:40 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020, Engine 11 responded to a fire alarm activation at the Buck Recreation Center, located at 2004 W. Powers Avenue in Littleton. No signs of smoke or fire were visible on arrival, but after investigating the cause of the alarm, a fire was discovered on the roof.
    07/11/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Special Meeting
    07/11/20 - Boston Fire Fighters
    July 10, 2020 Special Meeting A Special Meeting has been called, in accordance with Local 718 By-Laws Article 1, Section 2. 15 signatures have been collected in Division 1, 2, and Fire Alarm Division to call for this Special Meeting.   The Special meeting will be held via Zoom Friday, July 17th 2020 at 1 p.m.
    Springfield 3-alarm fire destroys two houses on Alderman Street
    07/11/20 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield 3-alarm fire destroys two houses on Alderman Street Updated 12:34 AM; Today 12:34 AM 6 Springfield 3-alarm fire destroys two buildings 0 shares By Dave Canton | dcanton@repub.
    Emergency trade language addendum
    07/09/20 - IAFF Local 1805
    Inadvertently left out of contract.
    Friday Update 7-10-20
    07/09/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    Ceremony for Old Fire Station 10
    07/07/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Come say farewell to an important part of SPFD's history! On Thursday, July 9th, 2020, at 11:00am, Saint Paul Fire Station No. 10 is being turned over to it's new owner in an informal ceremony between the Saint Paul Fire Department and the property development company. All active Fire Department personnel and Retirees are welcome and encouraged to attend.
    Riverscape Ct. Structure Fire
    07/07/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 3:41 p.m. on Monday July 6, 2020, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a reported construction site on fire with heavy fire/smoke conditions present and people with injuries near the intersection of Riverscape Ct. & Channel Dr. in Unincorporated Douglas County.
    Cherokee Trail Brush Fire
    07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before sunset on July 4th, Local 2086 and 1290 from Aurora responded to a brush fire at the corner of Cherokee Trail and Chambers Way in Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found thick vegetation burning behind an apartment building. Because of difficult ground access for hose lines, an aerial ladder was used to spray water into the burn area to extinguish the flames.
    Chatridge 2 Hot Spots
    07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the afternoon of July 4th, Local members responded to a small bush on fire in the Chatridge 2 burn scar, while simultaneously investigating several reports of smoke west of Wadsworth between Waterton and Deer Creek Canyons. To assist in the search for hot spots, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control’s Multi Mission Aircraft was requested for a reconnaissance mission.
    Whitaker Dr. Structure Fire
    07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Local members got an early start to Independence Day after a person driving by at 12:45 a.m. reported a house on fire in the 21100 block of E. Whitaker Dr. in Arapahoe County. Sheriff Deputies were first to arrive, they woke up the residents who safely evacuated. Members arrived a short time later and extinguished a fire burning up the side of the home before it could extend inside.
    IAFF Center of Excellence
    07/06/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Union Steward Seminar
    07/01/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Brothers and Sisters, Due to the current pamdemic restrictions, we decided to have the Union Stewards Seminar separate from the Union Meeting. It will be held on July 22nd at 5 pm, and July 23rd at 8:30 am. We will meet at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212 in the Union Office.  We will provide pizza at the night meeting and breakfast burritos at the morning meeting.
    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
    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.
    Celebrating PRIDE Month
    06/25/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 is proud to recognize the diversity in our union and celebrates our LGBTQ members.  We encourage everyone to continue to raise awareness and take positive steps towards an inclusive culture.
    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.
    Springfield firefighters injured, 7 displaced in house fire
    06/24/20 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield firefighters injured, 7 displaced in house fire Updated Jun 22, 4:57 PM; Posted Jun 22, 4:56 PM Two Springfield firefighters were injured while ventilating a roof at a fire on 859 Armory St. The fire displaced the seven residents.
    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.
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