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      Oregon Firefighters Unite Against Cancer

      Unite Against Cancer March 25, 2015 -  the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council (OSFFC) joined OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researcher Lisa Coussens, Ph.D., her colleagues and representatives from Unite for the Knight to celebrate a gift of $21,000 to the Knight Cancer Challenge.

      EXECUTIVE BOARD 2014-2016

      The newly elected Executive Board of the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council were sworn into office at the 28th Biennial Convention held at the Running Y Ranch in Klamath Falls Oregon.  New Officers for 2014-2016: President Kelly Bach, Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Hamilton, Legislative Director Bob Livingston.

      OSFFC FALL 2013 Newsletter

      The OSFFC newsletter is now being published electronically.  We will be posting a fall and spring publication on the website and also emailing to the local presidents to send out to their members.  Thank you.
      Download: oscff_fall13.pdf


      OSFFC LOCALS.......At the IAFF 2010 Convention, delegates passed a resolution requiring locals to submit to the General Secretary-Treasurer a current copy of their respective constitution and by-laws in a searchable electronic format. If you have not submitted  an electronic version of your local's constitution.

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      4F Golf Tournament
      07/29/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Union Meeting
      07/27/15 - IAFF F-123
       The August Union meeting will be on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
      Office Hours for July 27 - 31
      07/27/15 - IAFF Local 311
      48/96 Trial Schedule Ballots
      07/27/15 - IAFF 851
      The 48/96 Trial Schedule Ballot will be held August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2015. Carriers will be going to all stations and Admin during the shifts on these days. If you are NOT ON shift you may vote at the office Monday, Tuesday and Wed. from 8 am - 1 pm. You may also vote via your IAFF 851 website email account if you are NOT ON shift during the voting days.
      Chester City Cadet Class Bravo
      07/27/15 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      Today the 17 recruits start orientation at the fire headquarters after spending the last 5 months at the Philadelphia Fire Academy. These cadets have spent the last few months becoming nationally registered EMTs as well as certified firefighters in the state of Pennsylvania. They are now apprentice firefighters and will receive their station and platoon assignments this week.
      General Membership Meetings
      07/27/15 - International Association of Firefighters
      Our next quarterly general membership meetings will take place on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp and take place at The Cabin on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend at least one of the meetings and please be on time. See you there.
      Moorhead Firefighters Local 1323 Golf Tournament
      07/25/15 - IAFF Local 21
      Release of information
      07/25/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      UBS Blood Drive
      07/23/15 - Fargo Fire Fighters
      Tug – o – war: Fire Fighters were able to pull 805 with great ease. Day 1: 132 people offered to donate, 101 of them were able to give. Votes: 69 Fire to Law 63 Day 2: 170 people were able to give. Votes: 156 Fire to Law 746 Thanks to those that have donated so far. Tomorrow, Friday, is the last day. It runs from 11-7 again.
      Corey Rose Cancer in the Fire Service Series
      07/23/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, Tune in to 9 News on Monday, July 27th @ 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm for the first of a three-part series by Corey Rose on cancer in the fire service.  This series will be airing Monday the 27th, Tuesday the 28th and Wednesday the 29th at 4pm and 9pm.  Additionally, Corey will be previewing the stories each morning live at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 am.
      11th Annual Fire-PAC Golf Outing
      07/23/15 - IAFF Local 4416
      The 2015 Annual Hamilton County Fire-PAC Golf Outing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd at Fox Prairie Golf Course in Noblesville.  This will be the eleventh year for this event.  Registration and sponsorship can be done online via the PayPal button at the bottom.
      2015 Fill the Boot
      07/23/15 - IAFF Local 794
      It's time for our annual Fill the Boot event.
      MDA Sponsorship Day
      07/23/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Brothers & Sisters, A couple of our members will be going to the MDA camp this year. The dates will be July 26-30th. There is a sponsor luncheon on Wednesday the 29th and all Local 244 members are invited to go. This is a great opportunity to see the fruits of our labors from the Fill the Boot Campaign.
      Mobile Integrated Health legislation passed!
      07/23/15 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      President Edward Kelly announces Mobile Integrated Health legislation passed! The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts are proud to announce that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker officially signed into law groundbreaking legislation, titled Mobile Integrated Health Care, which will propel community health to new heights.
      New Dental Insurance
      07/23/15 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      Guardian Insurance Is the new Dental Insurance provider for the Town Employees in Randolph. The coverage cards have been mailed we suggest that you check your coverage and Dependents through the online login that guardian provides at the link below. https://www.guardiananytime.
      Bonanza Donations
      07/22/15 - IAFF local 1605
      Photo courtesy of Mr. Jeff Cline. Twenty-eight area public-safety and community organizations received more than $173,000 in proceeds Tuesday from the 2015 Bonanza Extravaganza. The 10th annual two-day event brought thousands of people to the Hagerstown Speedway in May.
      Bowling Fundraiser for the Sweeney Family
      07/22/15 - Franklin Park Firefighters
      As you may or may not know, Lt Jim Sweeney's family is currently going through some difficulties with thier health. There is a bowling fundraiser for the Sweeney family. Please see the attachment for the bowling fundraiser information. Please contact Tony Bianchi with any questions and/or to let him know by July 31st of the 6 members of your team. Lets show our support for one of our own.
      PA State Fire Commissioner to Visit Erie
      07/22/15 - International Association of Fire Fighters Local 293
      On July 28, 2015, PA State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay will visit and tour the following locations within the Erie Fire Department; 9:00 AM station tour at Engine 8 10:00 AM station tour at Central Station 11:00 AM station tour and meet and greet at South Central Station 1:30 PM tour of the Firefighters Historical Museum 428 Chestnut St. 6:00 PM Town Hall Meeting at Perry Highway Hose Co.
      Battalion Chief Information
      07/22/15 - IAFF local 613
      Please click here for further information regarding the BC issue:  http://bozemanfirefighters.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_page.
      Financial Status Update
      07/22/15 - IAFF Local 3169
      While our negotiation continues to plow ahead for an increase in raises, lets look back at where we have come.  During these times of financial pinch and the increase in inflation, how has your budget changed?  I got hired just over five years ago with a promise of a raise when I got off probation.  I then found my BCBS had increased and then had to pay into my retirement.
      Hot Weather Safety Tips
      07/22/15 - IAFF Local 902
      HOT WEATHER TIPS Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. When the body heats too quickly to cool itself safely, or when you lose too much fluid or salt through dehydration or sweating, your body temperature rises and heat-related illness may develop.
      President Edward Kelly announces Mobile Integrated Health legislation passed!
      07/22/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts are proud to announce that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker officially signed into law groundbreaking legislation, titled Mobile Integrated Health Care, which will propel community health to new heights.
      MDA Boot Drive
      07/21/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Historical Moment
      07/21/15 - IAFF Local 1889
      Historical moment in St. Louis Fire History On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF).
      Passing of Retired Firefighter Donald Brouwer
      07/21/15 - New London Fire Fighters
      Retired FF Donald Brouwer passed away this past week. FF Brouwer became a substitute Firefighter in June of 1964. He then became a full time Firefighter in August 1966. Donald retired in September 2003. He also ran Donald Brouwer's Nursery as a licensed arborist. At this time there are no calling hours. We'd like to extend our condolences to his family and friends.
      Local 2819 Honor Guard at Safeco Field
      07/21/15 - IAFF Local 2819
      Local 2819 Honor Guard performing at Safeco Field and presenting the colors. Members have presented the colors at numerous events this year.
      Firefighter John Whelan
      07/20/15 - IAFF Local 2376
      Firefighter John Whelan
      07/20/15 - IAFF Local 2376
      Blaine Burrell's fight with MS update
      07/20/15 - IAFF 1826
      KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
      07/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
      The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
      Member participates in research
      07/19/15 - IAFF Local 4416
      Local member participates in research:  Cardiovascular and Carcinogenic Risks in Modern Firefighting By:  Fire Fighter John Grimaldi There are brilliant minds and dedicated hard-working scientist who are striving to make our profession safer and firefighters healthier.  Most of us will never get to meet these people but all of us will be impacted by what they are doing.
      Recruitment Drive and Social Event!
      07/18/15 - IAFF Local 3972
      Plans are currently in the works for an IAFF Local 3972 Recruitment Membership Drive and Charity/Social Event, tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 23, 2015.  This will be a family-friendly event with more information posted as soon as it is available.
      Smoke Detectors Available
      07/18/15 - Greenville Professional Firefighters
      Free Smoke Alarms to be Available for Greenville Borough Residents. Greenville Firefighters IAFF Local 1976 is partnering with the Red Cross to provide and install free smoke alarms to Greenville Borough residents as part of the Home Fire Safety Preparedness Campaign launched Nationally by the Red Cross last year.
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      07/17/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The winner for today's payday raffle is Marty Laley. Congratulations to Marty! Due to the LODD of Engineer John Whelan the Board of Director’s of the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation has informed Dougherty’s Restaurant that we will not be able to participate this Saturday in the annual Fire Fighter Appreciation Day event.
      2015 Bear Classic
      07/17/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel The Bear Classic is this Saturday, July 18th. The Bear Classic Tournament will be held once again at La Mirada Regional Park.
      John Whelan Memorial Fund
      07/16/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      John Whelan Memorial Fund A Memorial Fund for fallen Firefighter John Whelan has been created through the DFD Credit Union and members can deposit or transfer funds into the Memorial Fund Account by calling 303-228-5300.
      Reminder: Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
      07/16/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, please be advised that payroll deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund will be withheld this pay period.
      Upcoming Events
      07/16/15 - IAFF 851
      Pride and Ownership: Rick Lasky
      07/16/15 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
      16JUL15 - The El Dorado Professional Firefighters are proud to announce that Chief Rick Lasky will be appearing in El Doraodo Arkansas on August 29. He will be teaching an 8 hour Pride and ownership class.  The cost for early registration is $40 before August 15 and $50 after August 15.  I have attached a flyer and the regristration form.
      Smokin'18 The Return
      07/15/15 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      Richardson Firefighters Association Presents Smokin’ 18 “The Return” Monday September 21st 9:00am Shot-gun Start 4 Man Florida Scramble Golf Tournament $240.00 per team or $60 per player Home of the Northern Texas PGA  7400 Country Club Drive  Wylie, Texas 75098    Entry limited to first 36 paid teams.
      2015 Todd Cash MDA Archery Shootout August 21-23, 2015
      07/15/15 - PFFA
      Arbitrator rules firefighters are overpaid, extends work shifts at a lower rate
      07/15/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Firefighters next year will start working more hours at a lower rate of pay because the city cannot afford "above market prices" for their services, an arbitrator has ruled.
      Do We Have YOUR Current Contact Info?
      07/15/15 - IAFF 851
      Don't forget to keep your contact information updated on this website, and with the Union office. Please make sure it's all current: to be on online voting member sign up today for updates, voting and emails.
      Notification for District 3 VP Nominations
      07/15/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Notification for District 3 VP Nominations Local 858 District 3 VP Fred Burke has vacated his position, at his request, due to his transfer to DIA. The E-board thanks Fred for his years of service and dedication to Local 858. Fred was elected by acclamation, as he ran unopposed. This 2-year term took effect January of 2015.
      2015 Run/Walk To Remember
      07/15/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      DEV *****IMPORTANT***** and MDA
      07/14/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel MDA The 12th Annual Los Angeles County, Local 1014 Fill the Boot raised an incredible $247,489, bringing the twelve year total to $3,681,575.
      Negotiations and Meeting
      07/14/15 - IAFF 1826
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