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...
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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Charity Hockey Game 03/28/17 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
ATTENTION ALL FRIENDS AND FANS OF LOCAL 2687: PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.
Tonight's Candidates Night Postponed 03/28/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Due to the tragic death of our Brother Steve McKenrick and his return home to Erie this evening from Florida we are postponing our candidates night for this evening.
Many PFFUI bills acted on today in the Indiana General Assembly 03/27/17 - IAFF Local 4416
Today the Indiana House passed SB 80 by a 94-0 and it is on the way to Governor Holcomb.
SB 80 allows members of the 1977 Indiana Police Officers and Firefighters Pension and Disability Fund who are in the DROP and fall victim to a line of duty injury (LOD) or illness to receive the benefits for the LOD and still receive their earned DROP benefit.
Brother McKenrick's Funeral Information 03/27/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Brothers and Sisters:
The funeral arrangements have been completed for Brother McKenrick.
March 28, 2017 Tuesday
He will be arriving in at Brugger Funeral Home W. 38th and Greengarden at approximately 18:00 hours. A detail has been requested upon arrival at Brugger's.
March 30, 2017 Thursday
Steve will be transported to the Bayfront Convention Center.
Brother McKenrick's Funeral Information 03/27/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters:
Steve McKenrick' calling hours are set for Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center 1 Sassafras Pier Erie, 16507 from 13:00-16:00 hours and again from 18:00-21:00 hours.
On Friday, March 30, 2017 the funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 hours at St. Jude Church 2801 W. 6th St, Erie 16505
Internment will follow at Gate of heaven Cemetery.
Leadership Forum Tomorrow 03/27/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Reminder: Chief Alley's Leadership Forum is tomorrow at the Midtown Community Center from 9am-11am. We urge all members to attend and ask questions.
3rd Anniversary Beacon Street Fire 03/26/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
March 26, 2017
Brothers & Sisters:
Boston Firefighters Local 718 would like to acknowledge the 3 year anniversary of the tragic loss of Fire Lieutenant Edward Walsh/E-33 and Firefighter Michael Kennedy/L-15. Fire Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy made the ultimate sacrifice at Box 9-1579 at 298 Beacon Street on March 26, 2014.
Bangor Retired Firefighter / EMT P Funeral Information 03/25/17 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Eddington - Timothy L. Campbell, 56, died unexpectedly on March 22, 2017. He was born in Bangor on March 18, 1961, the son of Janice (Bligh) Campbell and the late Lawrence M. Campbell. He was a beloved son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather "Bump," and friend.
March 2017 Legislative Update 03/24/17 - International Association of Firefighters
2017-2018 could prove to be damaging period for Federal Employees legislatively speaking. There are threats of damaging legislation, including the elimination of FERS, loss of appeal rights, loss of pay steps and contracting out to name a few. Some of these have already been introduced.
Services for Brother Chris Foster, Demopolis Local 3663 03/24/17 - IAFF 14th District
Services for Brother Chris Foster, Demopolis Local 3663
Monday March 27 – Visitation 10am - Funeral Service 11am
Fairhaven Baptist Church – Demopolis, AL
Demopolis, AL Local 3663 Vice President. He was a good union brother who stood up for the members in Demopolis. Brother Foster died from cardiac arrest at his home.
Local 293's Attempts To Ease the Fiscal Crisis Rejected 03/24/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
As is normal practices within Management/ Bargaining Unit relationships, especially in the area of negotiations, details are not discussed in the public forum until an agreement has been reached. This is usually done in an effort to not derail the hopes of reaching an amicable settlement.
30-41 Memorial 03/24/17 - IAFF Local 42
The 30-41 Memorial is in need of mowing crews this summer. Generally one group mows a month at a time (3-4 times).
If you can assist with landscaping, trash pick up or you are a fire crew that works near the memorial your assistance is also needed in watering trees, shrubs and grass in the dry months.
Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner 03/24/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is John Clasen assigned to Station 35. Congratulations John!
Don’t forget to visit our website at www.denverburnfoundation.org <http://www.denverburnfoundation.org> and sign up for the 30th Annual Golf tournament coming up on May 19th at Fox Hollow golf course.
Congrats to all Award Recipients 03/24/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Congratulations to everyone who received awards and recognition last night at the awards ceremony. Great work representing what we all do everyday.
Passing of Steve McKenrick 03/23/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that at 6:30 this evening our friend and brother Steve McKenrick was removed from life-support after suffering grave injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Polk County Florida. The accident also killed his mother and seriously injured his sister.
Death of Demopolis Local VP Chris Foster 03/23/17 - IAFF 14th District
I am sadden to report the death of Demopolis, AL Local 3663 Vice President. Brother Foster died from cardiac arrest early this morning at his home. No arrangements at this time. Please kept the Foster family and Local 3663 in your prayers.
Foley Local 4772 Member Needs Our Help 03/22/17 - IAFF 14th District
Requesting Prayers & Donations for Easton Caraway
Foley Local 4772 member Cody Carraway’s son, Easton, is in St. Jude Hospital in Memphis. His son was diagnosed with cancer ( Sacrococcygeal Teratoma). The little boy is just over 1 year old and has some difficult days and months ahead.
IAFF PEP Classes 03/22/17 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
Annual Charitable Society Ball celebrating 25th Anniversary 03/22/17 - IAFF 323
March, 2017 - The Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their Annual Gala Ball that raises funds to directly support numerous charitable organizations including the Society’s well-known Nutritional Snack Program that helps feed hungry kids in Burnaby schools.
Brother Roger Garcia 03/21/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
It is with deep regret and sorrow to report the passing of Brother Fire Fighter Roger Garcia. Roger proudly served the Albuquerque Fire Department for 13 years and missed by his fire family. We are organizing all resources for his family to provide them as much comfort as possible during this difficult time. IAFF Brothers and Sisters are standing-watch over his body until the funeral services.
IAFF Center of Excellence is now open 03/21/17 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery.
The 2017 "Fill the Boot" Campaign 03/21/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
The 2017 MDA “Fill the Boot” campaign has been approved by the members of Council and the Mayor. The Chester Fire Fighters will be located at the intersections below on the following dates to help raise money that will be donated to the MDA. Keep an eye out and help us reach our 2017 goal.
San Jose Sharks FF appreciations night 03/21/17 - IAFF local 1289
Anyone who is interested the San Jose Sharks are having a firefighter appreciation night on April 4th. To purchase tickets you can go to CAFirefoundation.
Rib cook off against MPOA 03/21/17 - IAFF local 1289
Save the date. Saturday May 6, 2017 we will be having a rib cook off against MPOA with all of the proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Stanislaus County. Matt Pirrone will be the contact for this events.
2017 Golf Tournament 03/21/17 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
It's time again for the Annual Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Golf Tournament! The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Pine Creek Golf Club in Colorado Springs, CO. Shotgun start will be at 10am, with check in beginning at 8:30am.
PFFUI Golf Outing 03/21/17 - IAFF Local 4416
Sign up now for the PFFUI Golf Outing. The event takes place Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Players Club at Woodland Trails in Yorktown, IN. Prizes will be awarded. Call (765) 759-8536 to sign up. Fee to enter is $300 for a team of 4. 50% of al proceeds wil go to the PFFUI PAC.
2017 Scholarship Fund Applications 03/21/17 - IAFF Local 42
2017 St. Florian Fund Scholarship
Download 2017 St. Florian Scholarship Application here.
2017 Gina Galetti Scholarship
Download 2017 Gina Galetti Scholarship Application here.
MSCFF Convention Delegates 03/21/17 - IAFF Local 42
In accordance with the IAFF Local 42 Constitution & By-Laws an Election was held at the March 7th and 8th Membership Meetings as a result of the election the members listed below shall be the delegation to the Missouri State Council Convention, August 21-23, 2017.
Structure Fire 3-17-17 03/20/17 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Release: # 17-005
Date: March 17, 2017
Contact: Deputy Chief Gary Merwede
At 0642 hrs. a structure fire assignment was dispatched to 125 Putnam Avenue (also known as the Davenport Residence) for a reported apartment fire. Hamden Central Communications received both 911 calls and a report from the fire alarm company that services the property.
Legislative Update 03/20/17 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
March 19, 2017
Sisters and Brothers,
It has been a very busy start to the current Legislative Session and the coming weeks will require action on the part of you, our PFFM members.
The number of bills that need to be addressed by our union is quite high this time around. LD 182 is a bill to ban flame-retardants in new upholstered furniture.
March 21st 2017 Union Meeting 03/19/17 - IAFF Local 3598
REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING NOTICE
To: Gurnee Firefighters Local 3598 Members
From: Nick Perry
Date: Tuesday March 21st (Red Shift)
Time: 8:30 A.M.
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