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Virginia Fire hosts recreational skate with Duluth Fire

In January 2017, Viriginia Fire invited Duluth Fire hockey players up for a friendly game.
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IAFF's Jane Blume on WI Gov. Walker

Walker has negative effect on Wisconsin and public employees (by IAFF's Jane Blume)
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Northland News Center reports on Firefighter Cancer Risk (w/video)

IAFF Local 101 President Pete Johnson talks about exposure to carcinogens in the fire service.
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Outdoor hockey lives on in Duluth!

Local 101 member Dean Cooke coaches upstart hockey players in this news story from Kare 11 News about hockey in the great outdoors...
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Looting the Pension Funds

Rolling Stone: Looting the Pension Funds All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers. By Matt Taibbi
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TED talk: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

Chrystia Freeland, a respected journalist and author, discusses how the middle class in the West is being hollowed out.
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Why the decline of unions is everyone's problem

Eric Liu writes in TIME magazine how and why the decline of unions is everyone's problem in this editorial.
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What's behind the unwinding of labor laws across the United States? (w/video)

Why are labor laws under attack in this country? In a word: ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council). Using a brilliant, yet disingenuous strategy, huge corporations are taking down the labor movement--especially public unions--and environmental protections state by state. This is a must see report.
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Citizen Koch: A Film about Money, Power, and Democracy

This is the film the Koch Brothers don't want you to see. See the trailer here.
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Why buy union? Who cares about sweatshops? (w/video)

Labor rights advocate Charles Kernaghan gives a eye-opening speech at IAFF Convention about sweatshop labor in China and Bangladesh. This is a must-see.
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Want To Become A Professional Fire Fighter?

The IAFF has put together a presentation to help answer questions on becoming a Professional Fire Fighter. http://www.iaff.org/et/becomeFF/index.
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Don't Get Fired for Social Media: Think Before You Post!
In recent months we’ve seen some stories about workers who’ve gotten into trouble because of what they have posted on social media.
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PERA responds to attacks on pensions

PERA of MN responds to recent Star-Tribune editorial on pensions.
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Local 293 Charities Golf Tournament T-Shirts
08/20/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
2017 Local 293 Charities Golf Tournament T-Shirts are available for $10 each at Union Office or through a Board Member.
KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
08/19/17 - 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.
Concordia Day Of Heroes Event
08/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
Letters From Local 51
08/19/17 - IAFF Local 51
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2017 John V. Mesh Sporting Clay Shoot
08/18/17 - IAFF Local 42
The John V. Mesh Memorial Scholarship Fund will be hosting its 2nd Annual Fundraiser, Sporting Clay Shoot on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 1:00 PM at Powder Creek Shooting Park, located at 8601 Monticello Road, Lenexa, KS 66227.  For more details visit their website here.
2017 SPFF Memorial Walk
08/18/17 - IAFF Local 21
The Fire Foundation is looking for 2 volunteers to drive the gators around the lake to lead the walk, drop off volunteers and help with signs 4:30-8:30 if able contact:  Susan O'Neil, Executive Director, St. Paul Fire Foundation at 651.270.
MIZZOU Labor Appreciation Day
08/18/17 - IAFF Local 42
Ethnic Doll Drive
08/18/17 - Toy Program
Christmas in August
08/18/17 - Toy Program
First Responder Discount, Winghouse of Ft. Myers
08/18/17 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this discount offer from the Winghouse of Ft. Myers, Winghouse of Fort Myers, 4606 S. Cleveland Avenue, Ft. Myers, Fl.
Funeral Arrangements: Scott Richard Johnson, Local 992
08/17/17 - UPFFA
Local 1568 Endorses Brother Bob Witte for Board of Supervisors
08/17/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
Brothers and Sisters, We are pleased to stand beside and support one of very own members brother Bob Witte for Brookland District Supervisor.  Brother Witte retired from the Division of Fire in 2005 with 30 years of dedicated service to our department. Volunteers are needed at the campaign office, distributing materials, and at the election polling locations on Election Day. Please contact VP Whaley for more information and details.
CHELSEA FIRE FUNDRAISER
08/17/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Any member that's interested in a raffle ticket can also contact FF Mike Dwyer (L1/G1) and he will contact the Chelsea Fire Secretary/Treasurer who will come out with tickets.
2nd Annual Widows and Orphans Golf Tournament
08/17/17 - IAFF Local 1563
Dear Friend, Neighbor, or Partner of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters. The Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters are seeking your support for our 2nd Annual Widows and Orphans Memorial Golf Tournament. All the proceeds from this golf tournament will be donated to our Widows and Orphans Fund.
Membership Meeting
08/17/17 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands    A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 09 Aug 2017 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Members will be able to attend remotely via the Union meeting app RingCentral. A running agenda has been posted on the Union website calendar. If you wish to have something added to the agenda prior to the meeting please contact me.
IAFF Recovery Center
08/16/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
The IAFF Recovery Center has recently opened just outside of D.C. If you are in need of help, please call on any Executive Board member or visit the link to see how you can get help. https://www.therecoveryvillage.
Laconia Golf Tournament
08/16/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Laconia Firefighters hosting our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at the Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonborough NH. Registration starts at 8AM. Shotgun start at 9AM. Cost is $100 per person. Sponsorship opportunities start at $75. Any questions or for additional sponsorship options please contact Dennis Comeau at 603-455-6648 or dennisc25@gmail.com.
UNION BBQ
08/16/17 - IAFF 3711
This year's Union BBQ will be Saturday August 26th from 1130-1530 at the Liberty Lake Pavillion Park.
Join Brother Randy Frye on September 5th
08/16/17 - IAFF Local 4416
Fire Fighters are hosting a gathering for our Brother, State Representative Randy Frye.
Residents speak out at city council meeting against dog shooting
08/15/17 - IAFF Local 1164
Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled the Eiben family's name in Livonia City Council President Kathleen McIntyre's quote. It has been corrected. Laura Hilobuk said the story of her father's dog dying at the hands of a utility worker last month in Livonia has gone global.
Local 42 Hosts IAFF Peer Support Training
08/14/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
New Probationary Firefighters
08/14/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
New probationary firefighters Troy Saulnier and Stephen Cafferky were appointed to the departmant effective August 7th and will be starting the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Monday, August 21st.
Northeast Charity Golf Tournament
08/14/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
1st Annual PPFFA Firefighters Memorial Ball
08/14/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters: The PPFFA Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Committee in conjunction with the PPFFA Executive Board and PPFFA District Service Representives will be hosting the 1st Annual Firefighters Memorial Ball on October 10, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg 23 South 2nd Street Harrisburg, PA 17101. The Ball begins with a cash bar at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:30. The cost is $75.
Local 42 Hosts IAFF Peer Support Training
08/14/17 - IAFF Local 42
Funeral Notice: Jonathan Messick
08/11/17 - IAFF Local 42
Funeral Arrangements for former IAFF Local 42 Executive Board Member and Southern Platte Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Jonathon Messick: Visitation, Monday, August 14th: 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Kearney First Baptist Church, located at 303 South Grove, Kearney, MO.  Funeral Service, Tuesday, August 15th, 11:00 AM, located at the Church.  Burial, Mt.
30th Annual Chili Cook Off
08/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, It's that time of year again and we want to make sure this year is the best cook-off ever. 2017 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the cook-off and it will be an amazing event. The event applications can be downloaded from the attachment from this email. The event will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at Larimer Square.
30th Annual Chili Cook Off
08/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, It's that time of year again and we want to make sure this year is the best cook-off ever. 2017 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the cook-off and it will be an amazing event. The event applications can be downloaded from the attachment from this email. The event will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at Larimer Square.
Saint Paul District Chief Assists Individual To Safety
08/10/17 - IAFF Local 21
FAC, Rockies, and Ball updates
08/10/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning all members.  Just a couple quick updates and some excited save the date info.  First off, we have our Summer Patio series FAC tomorrow night @ Locavore Beerworks, fun starts @ 5:30 with delicious beer and great times. 5950 S Platte Canyon Rd. Secondly, we have our 858 day with the Rockies coming up on Sunday August 20th.
2017 PFFWV Fall Training Summit
08/09/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of West Virginia
2017 PFFWV Fall Training Summit The PFFWV is proud to present our 1st biennial Fall Training Summit. This event will be held in Charleston, WV on September 25th – 27th at the Embassy Suites. Charleston Professional Firefighters Local 317 will be the host for this inaugural event. This unique opportunity offers training in both job related and union skills.
KCFD & KCKFD Fundraising Event
08/09/17 - IAFF Local 42
Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament
08/09/17 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
Killearn Country Club along with Local 2339, and PBA will be holding a Guns and Hoses golf tournament Aug 28th to support local charities.
2018 Calendar Sponsors
08/09/17 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
The 2018 Bringin the Heat calendar is looking for sponsors, this years calendar will feature some special guests and will be going towards a great cause. Contact jreese523@aol.com if you are interested.
Local 786 Golf Tournament
08/08/17 - IAFF Local 786
CPFF Meeting August 17th
08/08/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
All, The CPFF Delegate Meeting will be hosted by North Metro Fire Fighters on August 17, 2017 at 10:30am. Posting - Nominations and Election for CPFF Secretary/Treasurer - This serves as a 30 day notice.
August FAC **FRIDAY the 11TH**
08/08/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
You may have received a flyer for the August FAC taking place this Saturday. PLEASE DISREGARD! The August FAC will take place this **FRIDAY** the 11th. See attached Flyer. Sorry for any confusion, and feel free to call our PR Director James Burkhalter with any questions.
Mission BBQ, Hometown Heroes Cup Sales
08/08/17 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Mission BBQ will be selling Hometown Hero Cups starting on August 11th through September 11th. Purchasing the cup adds $2 to the regular price of a combo and that $2 is donated to their local charities, our Good and Welfare is one of them. When you bring your cup back on future visits you will save $1 off the regular price of a combo.
Meeting with Mayoral Candidate Tim Keller
08/07/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
IAFF Mayoral Candidate Tim Keller is scheduled for a membership forum at the Union Hall on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00am. All members are encouraged to attend.
The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held in December 2017 (Exact Date-TBD)
08/07/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention All Members: Nominations for the 2017 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 14, 2017 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 9, 2017. In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Section 4.
SF Firefighters Toy Program Holiday Party
08/07/17 - Toy Program
Friday August 4, 2017 UPDATE
08/04/17 - IAFF Local 1014
Fill the Boot! August Friday's 1-3pm
08/04/17 - New London Fire Fighters
   Help the New London Firefighters "Fill the Boot" to support the MDA foundation. The NLFD will be filling the boot outside of the North Station (240 Broad St) and outside Fire Headquarters (289 Bank St) every Friday of August from 1-3pm. The Fill the Boot campaign was started in 1954 and has raised over $558 million from generous donations.
MDA Fill the Boot
08/04/17 - IAFF Local 1132
We will have our MDA Fill the Boot event at Valley View Mall on September 2 &3. We will need members for two hour blocks during the two day event. We will hold a raffle for each member that spends two hours helping with the Boot drive. So, Save the Date and help raise money for our local kids and support MDA, an IAFF tradition since 1954.
SOLICITING FOR CAMBRIDGE FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF ASSOCIATION
08/03/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Beginning this week the Cambridge Firefighters’ Relief Association will be utilizing Eastern Advertising to solicit residents and businesses of Cambridge, by telephone and by mail for fundraising.   Any questions or concerns should be directed to the following officers of the organization.
BC Fire Fighter Resiliency Program and BC First Responders Mental Health Website
08/02/17 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
For those that are interested or may have a firefighter friend that is in need, please share these links with them:   https://sites.google.com/s/0By5WO5bYV82XcU5DYVZQdEdDTFk/edit?authuser=0   http://bcfirstrespondersmentalhealth.
Highland games returning to Livonia this weekend
08/02/17 - IAFF Local 1164
Bring your laddies and lassies to Greenmead this weekend. The 168th annual St. Andrew's Society Highland Games return to Livonia's historical park at Eight Mile and Newburgh beginning Friday night.  With a long-running history in metro Detroit, not much is changing at the games this year, event chairwoman Cathy Hasse said.
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