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    Hotel Rooms for the Fallen Firefighters Memorial
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      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. Read More...
      A Binding Arbitration update has been posted in the link for Binding Arbitration above. Read More...
      Three people were taken to Meritus Medical Center to be treated for injuries they suffered Wednesday morning during a fire at an apartment building at 349 West Side Ave. in Hagerstown, a fire official said. One of the victims who was taken to the hospital jumped from a second-floor apartment where the fire started, according to Battalion Fire Chief Mark Cleck. Read More...
      Treacherous conditions slowed firefighters from recovering a body as they battled a four-alarm fire Thursday night at an apartment building on East Franklin Street in Hagerstown, city officials said. Investigators retrieved the body on Friday morning after the fire was extinguished and the floor of the building was stabilized, according to city Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven. Read More...
      February 24, 2014- www.heraldmailmedia.com   No one was injured when ammonia leaked from a refrigeration system at a business near downtown Hagerstown on Sunday night, Fire Chief W. Kyd Dieterich said. The initial call came in at 9:52 p.m. for a report of an odor at Church and Walnut streets, Dieterich said. Read More...
      February 23, 2014- www.heraldmailmedia.com   Hagerstown fire officials were investigating the cause of a heavy fire at a downtown Hagerstown house on Sunday morning. Two dogs died, but the family was not home at the time of the fire, Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said. A third dog survived, he said. The fire at 226 E. Franklin St. was reported at 12:34 a.m. Read More...
      February 21, 2014 from www.heraldmailmedia.com   Fire damaged half of a duplex Friday afternoon at the corner of Dewey and McKee avenues in Hagerstown, forcing four people from their home, according to city Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven. The fire was called in at 5:03 p.m., a Washington County 911 dispatcher said. Read More...
      February 22, 2014 from www.heraldmailmedia.com The Washington County Special Operations Unit along with fire and rescue crews responded to an ammonia leak at the Shenadoah Family Farms Cooperative in Hagerstown late Saturday afternoon, authorities said.  The ammonia leak was traced to a pump room in the diary-processing plant at 1100 Frederick St. Read More...
      February 17, 2014- Article from www.your4state.com A man and a dog are seriously injured following a flash fire Monday morning in Hagerstown.  It happened around 8:23 a.m. on the 18608 block of Warm Spring Court at the mobile trailer business, Splish and Splash Pet Grooming. Read More...
      February 1st 2014 A fast-moving fire gutted a two-story wood-frame house in the 800 block of South Potomac Street on Saturday, a fire official said. Two dogs that were in the house at 820 S. Potomac St. died from heat and smoke as a result of the fire, Hagerstown Fire Department Capt. Adam Hopkins said. Read More...
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      Hotel Rooms for the Fallen Firefighters Memorial
      08/31/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good afternoon all Members, If you plan on attending the Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs on September 16th and 17th, there are still a few rooms available for both nights. We will be hosting a welcome happy hour @ the Marriot on Friday the 16th for DFD members and family.
      North Hampton Firefighter/Paramedic Position
      08/31/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Retirees Get Together
      08/31/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The next Somerville Firefighter's retirees get toghether will be held at the DAV on Broadway, September 14th from 9-12. All members invited to join.
      Lt Jay Colbert Elected
      08/31/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Congratulations to Somerville Fire Lt. Jay Colbert who was elected as the 3rd District Vice President to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
      Norwich Engine 3
      08/31/16 - IAFF Local 892
      Engine 3 is a 2013 Ferrara that carries 500 gallons of water and is staffed with 2 firefighters and a Lieutenant. It runs out of Headquarters. At a fire, the crew is responsible for stretching hoses to the seat of the fire and establishing a water supply. Its medical response and first due district is the West Side.
      08/31/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      All Members of the DFFA, You are cordially invited to: ENGINE 41’S 100th Year Celebration On October 1, 2016 12:00 noon - .
      9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Harborside Event Center, 8:30 AM Start
      08/31/16 - IAFF 1826
      To All Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment for onformation on this event. 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11th, 2016 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Fl. 33901.
      Primary Election Results for Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates/Positions
      08/31/16 - IAFF 1826
      Local 1826 Endorsements and results: 5 Wins, 2 Loses 1. Chauncey Goss, Rep. in Congress District 19: Lost 2. Larry Kiker, Board of Lee County Commissioners District 3: Won 3. Ken Dobson, Board of Lee County Commissioners District 5: Lost 4. North Fort Myers Fire Millage Rate increase: Won 5. Andy Solis, Collier County Board of Commissioners District 2: Won 6.
      Natchitoches Fire and Police Golf Tourament
      08/31/16 - PFFA
      Back to School
      08/31/16 - IAFF Local 902
      The Malden Firefighters Local 902 want to remind everyone that back-to-school season is in full effect. Remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists, and provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school.
      Run/Walk To Remember - Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service
      08/30/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      The Saint Paul Fire Foundation and the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation would like you to join us on Sunday, September 25th  for two events supporting Minnesota’s Fire Service Community.
      We shall never forget....
      08/30/16 - IAFF Local 1014
      All members of 1014, and the fire service, hopefully took time today to reflect on Ted and Arnie and what they sacrified on August 30, 2009. Please keep our brothers and their familes in your thoughts and prayers. Follow the links below for Ted and Arnie's information Tedmund D.
      Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial
      08/30/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Join us at the State House in honor of the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial. This year we have a number of members of the Boston Fire Department whose names are being added to the Ring of Honor which surrounds the memorial. The members are A. Michael Mullane, Neal Mullane Sr., William A. Tobin, Paul F. O'Brien, Joseph T. S. Earner, and Martin J.
      15th Anniversary of 9/11
      08/30/16 - UPFFA
      Beach Volleyball Charity Tournament
      08/30/16 - IAFF Local 42
      Poker Run 2016 Registration
      08/30/16 - IAFF Local 2866
      The online registration for the 2016 Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Poker Runs is now live. Please click the link here or on the left side of the page. Registration will be open until midnight September 18th, 2016. You can register at the Fayetteville Fire Fighter's booth at the corner of Dickson & West Streets starting at 11:00am Thursday September 22.
      AC Steve Balstad (Ret) Obituary
      08/30/16 - Fargo Fire Fighters
      AC Balstad (Ret) Remembered
      08/30/16 - Fargo Fire Fighters
      The following link is to a story done by the Fargo Forum. AC Balstad, you and the leadership you provided will be deeply missed. http://www.inforum.com/news/4094927-retired-fargo-firefighter-remembered-staying-cool-when-things-heated#.V7N3eKSDkzw.
      AC Steve Balstad (Ret)
      08/30/16 - Fargo Fire Fighters
      On August 15, 2016 AC Steve Balstad (Ret) suffered a medical issue while driving near Lake Park, MN with his wife Sandy. Unfortunately, AC Balstad did not survive. His wife Sandy suffered injuries and has undergone surgery. She is still recovering. The following link is a story by WDAY. http://www.wday.
      Birmingham Local 117 Charity Golf Tournament
      08/30/16 - IAFF 14th District
      The Birmingham Local is sponsoring a charity golf tournament Oct. 4, 2016to raise funds for Camp Smile A Mile.
      APFF Pink Shirts & Challenge Coins
      08/30/16 - Arlington Professional Fire Fighters
      Get ready for October by preordering your Pink Shirts. Our brand-new APFF Pink Shirts, and now Challenge Coins, are now available for preorder right now! Use the order form here to ensure that you get your shirts and challenge coins in and on-time for October. 100% USA MADE products are used, with the proceeds going to the APFF Charitable Fund. Get your orders in now to make sure that you don't miss out.
      2016 Scholarship Golf Outing
      08/29/16 - IAFF Local 3005
      2016 College Scholarship Golf Outing Local 3005 will be hosting their annual College Scholarship Golf Outing on September 16, 2016 at the beautiful Bolingbrook Golf Club. Spots are still available for both golfers and sponsors. For more information please contact our Golf Chair Jimmy Chau at jchau@yahoo.
      Line of Duty Funeral Arrangements - Spencer Chauvin
      08/29/16 - IAFF 14th District
      Funeral Arrangement for Brother Spencer Chauvin as follows   Visitation – Thursday Sept. 1, 2016  8:30am – 1 pm at St. John Parish Community Center, 2900 Hwy. 51 Laplace, LA   Funeral – Procession will leave the community center at 1 pm with all emergency vehicles and others  escorting Brother Spencer Chauvin to St.
      Tallahassee Professional Firefighters Endorse
      08/29/16 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
      The Tallahassee Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 2339 is proud to announce endorsements for this years elections!  We met with many candidates for many different seats this year and are proud to place our support behind the following candidates.
      Local 1009 Officer Nominations - September 22, 2016
      08/29/16 - IAFF Local 1009
      Brothers and Sisters; Nominations for officers and the positions listed below for Worcester Fire Fighters Local 1009 will be held on: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 7:00pm Fiddlers Green, 19 Temple St. Worcester MA.
      Berlin L-1088 Poker Run
      08/29/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Line of Duty Death - Spencer Chauvin, IAFF Local 4784
      08/29/16 - IAFF 14th District
      Below are some news stories concerning the line of duty death of St. John Parish Local 4784 member Spencer Chauvin. This happened yesterday morning when a bus crashed into the fire truck at an accident scene knocking 3 fire fighters over a guard rail.  Brother William Mack has been treated and released. Brother Nicholas Saale was in critical condition last night.
      County Chapter Special Meeting
      08/29/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Special Meeting to Review BCFD Promotional Policy # 201-001. A Special Meeting is scheduled for September 8, 2016 at 1:00p.m. and September 9, 2016 at 10:00a.m in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the BCFD Promotional Policy #201-001. Please be aware that the meetings will start promptly at the advertised time.
      Relief Fund Whiskey Fund Raiser
      08/29/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Do you love WHISKEY or know someone who does?! If so, our custom picked Jefferson's Reserve Whiskey (batch C-711) is now available! This bourbon is 90.2 proof, uniquely smooth, but packs a very powerful punch of flavor! $10 of each bottle sold will be donated to The Denver Firefighters Relief Fund.
      Candidacy for the position of Informational Officer of the PFFM
      08/28/16 - IAFF Local 937
      Dear Brothers and Sisters, My name is Brian Capistran and with the anticipation of Billy Cabral being successful in securing the position of Secretary/Treasurer of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, I would like to announce my candidacy for the position of Informational Officer of the PFFM in the upcoming election.
      2016 - IAFF - Fire PAC - check-off guide
      08/28/16 - Iowa Professional Fire Fighters
      MSCFF Endorses Schmitt for State Treasurer
      08/27/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Photo credit: The Missouri Times Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters were proudly displaying their Gold and Black signs IAFF Fire Fighters for Schmitt during a press conference that was held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on August 24th.  Senator Eric Schmitt is running for Missouri Treasurer.
      Chester Local 1400 Fall Fling
      08/27/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Chester Local 1400 and the Delaware County FOP are sponsoring a Fall Fling October 8, 2016, Monaghan's Pub 414 Powhatan Av, Essington from 1pm to 6pm. $30 per serson included food, beer and wine.
      Burn Survivors - Walk With Us event
      08/26/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Join the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation and the Burn Survivors of New England at the Walk With Us event.
      Save our RSA!
      08/26/16 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      The Town hall meetings have begun.
      PFFA Fundraiser
      08/26/16 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      The PFFA fundraiser will be starting in Sept.
      PFFA E-Board
      08/26/16 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      The PFFA E-Board meeting will be held on Sept 8th at the Birmingham Firefighters Union hall. Lunch will be provided at 11:30am.
      08/26/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello again Brothers and Sisters, Happy Friday!  I write this email with exciting news, Spook-Tacular 3, the scariest, freakest, most fun filled Halloween party is back. It's a go for Friday October 28th, Happy Hour starts @ 6pm, In the Edge bar of the Four Seasons Denver, followed by dancing and DJ on the 2nd floor of the Four Seasons for our own private Party.
      27th Annual Fall Bass Tournament
      08/26/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Download Entry Form here.
      Informational Correspondence Attached Re: ePCR
      08/26/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      08/26/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      For over 30 years, the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation has partnered with Children’s Hospital Colorado and Cheley Colorado Camps to bring almost 80 children from Colorado and across the country to Burn Camp just outside of  beautiful Estes Park.  This year the camp was held August 15th through the 22nd.
      August 25, 2016: Disaster Relief Efforts Continue for Members in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana
      08/25/16 - UPFFA
      Disaster Relief Efforts Continue for Members in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana On Tuesday, General President Harold Schaitberger was on the ground in Louisiana, visiting the flood-ravaged region and meeting with affected members in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. In St.
      Endorsements for Miami-Dade County, Broward and Palm Beach
      08/25/16 - IAFF Local 1403
      Election endorsements for Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
      RESCHEDULED Livonia Fire Department’s 75th Anniversary Community Celebration
      08/24/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Disaster Relief Efforts Continue for Members in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana
      08/24/16 - IAFF Local 3472
      On Tuesday, General President Harold Schaitberger was on the ground in Louisiana, visiting the flood-ravaged region and meeting with affected members in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. In St.
      IAFF Behavioral Health Program
      08/24/16 - IAFF Local 3472
      Behavioral Health and Wellness in the Fire Service Traditionally, medical and physical fitness have been prioritized above emotional or behavioral fitness in the Fire Service.  However, it is clear from the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and other disasters that these priorities are now changing.
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      08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
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