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Mokena Professional Firefighters
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    November 2021 General Membership Meetings
    10/21/21 - International Association of Firefighters
    Our next meetings will take place on Monday, November 8th 2021 and Tuesday, November 9th 2021 at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp on the patio (bacck room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend.
    2022 Group Calendars
    10/21/21 - International Association of Firefighters
    Grou calendars are now available in Member Resources section of our website.
    Firefighters from across Michigan learn how to fight basement fires at Livonia training
    10/21/21 - IAFF Local 1164
    LIVONIA, Mich. (FOX 2) - Firefighters from 24 departments in Michigan and Indiana learned how to fight some of the most dangerous fires during training Wednesday in Livonia. Basement fires are risky. "It’s the most hazardous fire as firefighters we can fight.
    Friday Update 10-15-21
    10/20/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    "BATTLE OF THE BRAVEST"
    10/20/21 - Lets Fire Cancer
    We are pleased to announce that the annual "BATTLE OF THE BRAVEST" Charity Hockey Game will return on March 20, 2022. Fire Fighters from across the area will once again take to the ice for CANCER RESEARCH. The past two years events have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2015, this event has raised $52,898 for established, promising, world class CANCER RESEARCH.
    Veterans for Annissa
    10/19/21 - Boston Firefighters
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Rick Lopez
    10/18/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator Rick Lopez. FEO Lopez started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on June 21, 1984 and retired after 31 years on August 27, 2015.
    Presumptive Cancer Law
    10/18/21 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Association
    Local 1590 welcomed legislators who sponsored SB160.
    North Haven Professional Firefighters Association , IAFF Local 2987, has been awarded the United Nations 2021 Special Award of World Bicycling Day
    10/18/21 - UPFFA
    It is a great honor that the North Haven Professional Firefighters Association , IAFF Local 2987, has been awarded the United Nations 2021 Special Award of World Bicycling Day for promoting safe cycling for school children. The North Haven Firefighters have been promoting bicycle safety for the last 25 years through their bike helmet safety program.
    Local 244 Christmas Party 2021
    10/18/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Proposed Constitution and By Laws Change
    10/17/21 - IAFF Local 1440
    @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} Proposed Constitution and By Law Change.
    TPFFA Announces New Officers
    10/17/21 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
    TPFFA ANNOUNCES OFFICER ELECTION RESULTS After 16 years of service as President of the Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association (TPFFA), Brother Eddie Mitchell has retired from his role as President.  Following his announced retirement, elections were held at the TPFFA’s Biennial Convention held this week in Chattanooga.
    Donate to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
    10/15/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, We continue to assist members affected by the destructive wildfires raging across California and Hurricane Ida - the first of the season - in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana through our disaster relief operations, including financial aid for members who are displaced from their homes, emergency home repairs and other needs as they rebuild and recover from these events.
    2021 MSCFF Convention Postponed
    10/15/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Presidents and Officers: The Executive Board of the MSCFF has postponed the 51st Biennial Convention of the State Council until a date to be determined later in mid-October or November, due to concerns for our affiliate members’ safety and wellness.
    FTEP Committee Meeting Notes
    10/14/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} 10132021 meeting notes.pdf Please see the attached link for the FTEP Committee meeting notes. There is also a discussion topic in Message Board.
    Wills For Heroes | Appointments Available
    10/14/21 - IAFF Local 21
    APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE!  Monday, October 18th, 2021, at 6pm and 7pm in Eagan. Contact Ken Zepeda | FEO, Ladder 18 (C) or email andrea.bischoff@maslon.
    2021 Nomination & Election Notice
    10/13/21 - IAFF Local 42
    Save The Date: 2022 Retiree's Banquet
    10/13/21 - IAFF Local 42
    The 2021 Retiree's Banquet has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic and the guidelines set forth for social distancing.  Please mark your calendars for the rescheduled event which will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Argosy Casino.
    Friday Update 10-8-21
    10/12/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Monday Morning Headlines
    10/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Issue Committee Meeting - Monday 10/11/21 Healthcare Committee Meeting - Monday 10/11/21 Executive Board Meeting - Wednesday 10/13/21 Polls are Open - 10/11-10/14 (8:00am - 3:00pm)
    IAFF Center of Excellence Upcoming October 2021 webinars
    10/09/21 - 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.
    Roadmap to Retirement Readiness Webinar
    10/08/21 - PFFA
    Information Session and Union Meeting Tonight!
    10/06/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    INFORMATION SESSION & UNION MEETING TONIGHT - Wednesday, October 6th at 7pm - Information Session and Union Meeting The Information Session can be viewed over ZOOM.
    Principal Officer Nomination
    10/05/21 - IAFF 1826
    Nominations for Principal Officer position of Secretary/Treasurer to be held October 28, 2021, at the Bi-Monthly meeting.  Please see attached for details.
    2021 FFAM Memorial Services
    10/05/21 - IAFF Local 42
    The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri will be honoring KCFD Fire Captain Jerry Bayton and KCFD Fire Captain Robert "Bobby" Rocha at this years events.  Candelight Service on Saturyday, October 9th at 9:00 PM and Memorial Service on Sunday, October 10th at 10:30 AM. FaceMasks are REQUIRED for these events.
    Kittredge Circle Garage Fire
    10/04/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    October 4, 2021, 2:00 a.m.- Multiple calls were received by South Metro Fire Rescue's Dispatch Center that black smoke was visible coming from a home's garage near S.Jordan Road and S. Broncos Pkwy. Homeowners had working smoke detectors and did the right thing by evacuating the home and keeping doors closed as they exited. This helped to contain the fire and smoke in the garage.
    Las Ramblas Multi Family Structure Fire
    10/04/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    October 3, 2021 - At 6:28 p.m., Local members responded to reports of black smoke coming from an apartment near Market Street and Jordan in Parker. A neighbor spotted the smoke and heard a smoke alarm sounding from the home. Members from Tower 45 arrived on the scene and confirmed the incident was a working multi-family structure fire and pulled line for an offensive fire attack.
    IAFF Pink Shirt Contest
    10/04/21 - PFFNH
    Throughout October, affiliates across the United States and Canada promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month in their communities, and wearing pink T-shirts – while raising money for breast cancer research – has become a signature feature of these campaigns. To recognize these efforts, the IAFF conducts an annual Best Pink T-Shirt Design Contest open to all affiliates.
    FIRE FIGHTERS GIVING "CANCER THE BOOT"
    10/04/21 - Lets Fire Cancer
    On Friday October 1, 2021 members of The Binghamton, N.Y. Professional Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 729 spent the day giving "CANCER THE BOOT". Fire Fighters passed their boots all day long at a busy intersection collecting money for CANCER RESEARCH. 100% OF FUNDS COLLECTED WILL GO DIRECTLY TO ESTABLISHED, PROMISING, WORLD CLASS CANCER RESEARCH.
    *** Urgent Need*** Brian Baker - Shift Trade Donations
    10/02/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    There are 2 urgent needs for the Baker Sign-up- Monday October 4th and Thursday October 10th. 
    Fire Prevention Week
    10/01/21 - IAFF Local 902
    This year, Malden Fire Prevention Week highlights the importance of teaching valuable lessons about how smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms help protect lives and property. Nothing helps set the tone for the campaign and spread awareness more than Fire Prevention Week Banners featuring Sparky the Fire Dog® announcing the 2021 theme, "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™".
    Friday Update 10-1-21
    10/01/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Friday Update 9-24-21
    10/01/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    2021 Alumni Lunch
    09/30/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    September 29, 2021 - Retirees from South Metro Fire Rescue and its legacy fire departments enjoyed a delicious lunch together at Station 35. Sharing stories and memories, it was easy to see that one of SMFR’s strengths comes from its rich history and the legacies of amazing firefighters.
    DFD Promotions
    09/30/21 - IAFF Local 801
    7 Members were promoted and sworn in on Thursday afternoon, September 16th, 2021, at Fire Headquarters. Congratulations to newly promoted Assistant Chief Lounsbury, Deputy Chief’s Schiller and Forbes, Captain’s McGee and Zaniewski and Lieutenant’s Brown and Nolet.
    2021 Fill the Boot
    09/30/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Hello! This year’s Fill the Boot had to be postponed due to communication issues with MDA. There have been restructuring and reorganizing over the past few years, and unfortunately, we no longer have an area rep. but have a division coordinator and my requests were overlooked.
    New MPFF Officer's
    09/30/21 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Meet our new MPFF Officer's.
    All Members Requested for Technician Jeff Billingsley Sea-of-Blue Arrival
    09/29/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    All members are requested to be at the Denver First Church, 3800 East Hampden Avenue, in Cherry Hills Village at 9:15 a.m. for the Sea of Blue arrival of Technician Jeffrey Billingsley. All members should wear Class A Uniform with a shrouded badge.
    October 2021 Meeting Announcement
    09/29/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Regular Meeting Tuesday October 5th, 2021 at the Marsh Post, 7pm. @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} Local 30 Meeting Poster 21.10.5.docx.
    Reception for Brother Billingsley
    09/29/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The Family, Lindsey, and Denver Firefighters Local 858 invites you to attend a reception following Brother Billingsley’s Funeral. The reception will begin at 4 pm at the Colorado Professional Firefighters Event Center located at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212. Food and Drink will be provided. Members may not wear department uniforms to the reception. Please see the attached parking map for overflow parking details.
    Honor Watch for Technician Jeff Billingsley - Additional Members Needed
    09/29/21 - 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.
    Special Meeting for Mayoral Endorsement
    09/29/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall on Oct 6, 2021 at 10:00am, in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Political Action Committee recommendation for a Mayoral Endorsement. The meeting will start promptly at 10:00am.
    Capacity Reached-Local 244 Kids Halloween Party-RSVP Required
    09/28/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Attention Local 244 Members, The Kids Halloween Party has reached the maximum capacity as of 10/12/21 and we can not accept any additional reservations. We urge any any member that RSVP'd for this event but who can no longer attend to please reach out to Kelly at 505-288-2313 so that any members who may be placed on a waiting list can attend. Please review the attached flyer for important information for this year's Halloween Party, including date/time/location and information on how to RSVP.
    2022 OPEN ENROLLMENT
    09/28/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    For coverage beginning January 1, 2022
    City Chapter ‘Paramedic School Incentive Pay MOU’ Approved during Special Meeting
    09/27/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The City Chapter Paramedic School Incentive Pay MOU was approved, pursuant to Article II, Section 2 Contract Vote/Ratification & Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws at the Special Meeting which was held on September 27, 2021. The signed Paramedic School Incentive Pay MOU is available to view in the member’s area under the 'Contracts' tab.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    09/27/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Monday Morning Headlines Services for Brother Technician Billingsley Honor Watch Trade Bank Congratulations Ed Wharton Department of Labor  Collective Bargaining Committee Nominations Union Meeting 
    "EAST OF THE TRACKS" CLOTHING
    09/24/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Please see the message below from FF Fitzgerald: Hello all, In a few weeks I will be placing an order of East Cambridge sweatshirts and t shirts. For sweatshirts there will be two styles (pictured below) hockey lace up hoodies and crew necks. If you are interested you can reply to this email. I will be placing the order on Friday, October 8.
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