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...
Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations
in the US and Canada.
Fire Prevention Week Open House 09/28/16 - IAFF Local 1164
(Seven mile Road at Wayne Road)
Fire hose target practice for the kids
Games and giveaways
Firefighter dress-up for the kids
Cooking fire Demonstrations
Fire Safety information
Visit our station for a close-up look
At firefighting equipment and vehicles.
Call 734-466-2444 for more information.
BRING YOUR CAMERA.
Denver Bronco Local 858 Hoodies are back! 09/28/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning all members, if you missed out on the Denver Broncos Local 858 hoodies that we had in stock last year, well today is your lucky day. We have more in stock, they are available at the Union Office, the online store, and we will have them for sale @ the Chile Cook-off this Friday. They are proudly American made and Union printed and sell for $40 a piece.
FF Paramedic Sean McMullin, IAFF Local 2665 09/27/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The members of the West County EMS & Fire Protection District, Board of Directors, and Members of International Association of Firefighters Local 2665 continue to mourn the loss of our dear brother, Firefighter/Paramedic Sean McMullin. Firefighter/Paramedic McMullin served the residents of our District for 14 years, prior to his death September 24th, 2016.
Breast Cancer Awareness T Shirts 09/27/16 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month... Waterbury's Bravest will be wearing their share of pink! Each year our members don the pink shirts to help raise money for Saint Mary's Hospital Foundations Early Detection Program. Help us help them by purchasing a pink fire department T shirt.
T Shirts are $20 and they will be available beginning Friday Sept. 30.
September 27, 2016: Line Of Duty Death, Battalion Chief Fahy, Local 854 09/27/16 - UPFFA
The Officers & Members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut offers our thoughts & prayers to our brothers & sisters of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, Local 854, & Uniformed Fire Fighters Association, Local 94, on the line of duty death this morning of Battalion Chief Michael J. Fahy.
Lt. Leach and FF Fickes Memorial Service scheduled 09/26/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The Memorial Service for Lt. Leach and FF Fickes has been scheduled for Saturday October 1, 2016 @ 1300 hrs. Chase Center on the Riverfront 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Funeral services will be scheduled and limited to family, friends and members of the Wilmington Fire Department.
FEO Slavik Adoption Efforts 09/26/16 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Fire Equipment Operator Jon Slavik and his family are currently in the process of adopting children from the Philippines. Please take time to read their story and if compelled make a contribution toward their adoption efforts. To learn more CLICK on the picture below.
Child in Need 09/26/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Nate Manning's (9/B) 5 year old nephew & his mother were residents of the Williamson St Fire that completely destroyed the structure. They lost everything they had. We are seeking donations for children's clothes or toys to help them get back on their feet. His clothing size is 5 or 6 for pants, medium for shirts, & size 1 for shoes.
Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Honors 123 in Moving Ceremony 09/26/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The names of 123 IAFF members who died in the line of duty and reported to the IAFF in the last year are now etched in granite, to be remembered forever by family, friends and fellow fire fighters in communities across North America.
CHILI COOKOFF 09/26/16 - IAFF Local 3169
Saturday, November 5th 10:00am - 5:00pm Marion County's 35th Annual Chili Cookoff!!!
Come out and join Local 3169 win "again" as we cook up the "hottest chili". We will be holding our Local 3169 cooking prior to the cookoff at the Union Hall on Friday, November 4th.
Negotiations 09/26/16 - IAFF Local 3169
Our negotiations team will begin workshops with the BCC's County negotiations team next month. We ask that you come to the regular scheduled Union meetings to hear updates and put input in during these times. We as an Executive Board will be making our rounds to stations for input into our future contract.
2016 Local 786 Golf Tournament 09/25/16 - IAFF Local 786
STAMFORD PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 786 GOLF TOURNAMENT - The 2016 Local 786 Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course on Stillwater Road. Registration/breakfast begins at 7:30 AM and shotgun start at 09:00 AM. Cost is $125 per person ($100 for 786 retirees). The application and flyer is attached below:
Important Local F-147 Updates and 2 New Voting Initiatives 09/25/16 - International Association of Firefighters
Active members, log in and read the article titled "September 26th, 2016 Update" in the President's Corner for important updates.
After reading the article click on the "Online Voting" tab in the Member Resources section and vote for both new initiatives. Make sure you vote for each one individually.
LODD Wilmington, DE L1590 09/24/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
2 Wilmington DE firefighters lost their lives and 1 remains in critical condition following a house fire overnight according to news reports.
As details become available, this article will be updated.
Results 09/23/16 - Laredo Fire Fighters
The results of the votes from the general meeting in September of the resignation of the union president are as follows.
5 Voided = 2.18%
12 For the resignation = 5.24%
212 Against the resignation = 92.
Things You Should Know 09/23/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Recent legislation dealing with our 1st Amendment Rights to free speech has renewed debate about what we may or may not be able to say as public employees. Certainly when we are engaged in union activity we do have some protections, all though it seems less and less every year.
Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner 09/23/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is Daniel Clay, E-3-C-shift, Congratulations!
Mark your calendars today for the Fit for Fire 5K Run/Walk on Sunday October 9th at Washington Park. This fun family event benefits the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation, the Denver Fire Department Foundation and the Fit for Fire Skills Challenge.
Dean Delaney 09/23/16 - IAFF Local #1945
The following is a link to Dean Delaney's caring bridge page. There will be updates posted here by family members in regards to Deans process and family needs.
Norfolk's Grand Illumination Parade Sign Up 09/22/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Sign up now to celebrate the holiday season with us as we march in Norfolk's Grand Illumination Parade on Saturday, November 19th (C-shift). Specific meeting time is not set yet, but attendees should expect to be in Norfolk around 4pm or meet at training to car pool in the training van between 2-3pm. The parade ends around 10pm. More info will be announced in the beginning of November.
Flu Shots 09/22/16 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
September 22, 2016
Flu shots should be performed at a Doctor’s Office to be covered with no extra paperwork or cost to you. If given at a drug store (ex: Walgreens, Rite Aid), you will have to pay the cost upfront, then use the attached form along with the required paperwork in order to get your reimbursement from Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Our New Home 09/22/16 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
On October 5th and 6th at 1930 hours Local 1568 will begin conducting the monthly business meeting in our new union hall located at 908 E. Nine Mile Rd (Former Firehouse #3) in Highland Springs.
Mental Health Awareness Spouse and Partner Night 09/21/16 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Mental Health Awareness
Spouse and Partner Night
When: November 5th, 2016 from 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Coquitlam City Hall – 3000 Guilford Way. (Free Underground Parking)
Why: To learn about the mental health challenges firefighters may experience, signs and symptoms, positive coping skills and support techniques.
Two New FireFighters Sworn in 09/21/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
On Tuesday September 13, 2016 two new firefighters were sworn in by Mayor William Courtright. They will spend the next weeks training at Harrisburg Area Community College in training.
Bolder Options Fundraiser 09/21/16 - IAFF Local 21
There is a T-shirt Kick off party on October 6th at Minnesota Music Cafe
Featuring the band Harrison Street.
DVP Nominations for Districts 2, Assistant DVP and District 24, Alva 09/21/16 - IAFF 1826
Nominations will be accepted at the October 27th, 2016 Bi-Monthly meeting for the following positions:
1. District 2 , LCEMS, Assistant DVP, for the remainder of term, to commence on Nov. 9th.
2. District 24, Alva, DVP
The October 27th, 2016 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly meeting starts at 6:30PM at the SWFL International Airport Training Center.
FITNESS EQUIPMENT UPDATE 09/21/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
September 19, 2016
Brothers and Sisters,
Now that the summer is over, I wanted to give everyone an update on the Wellness/Fitness Fund. We spent the $15,000 that the City allocates for Fitness Equipment each fiscal year, and now have another $15,000 to spend before June 30th, 2017.
Cancer Awareness Shirt Campaign 09/21/16 - International Association of Firefighters Local 3453
The Allen Professional Firefighters Association (APFFA) and the Allen Fire Department (AFD) are excited to announce the start of the 2016 Charity T-shirt Campaign.
The APFFA will be selling pink breast cancer awareness shirts on their website, www.affa3453.com. Follow the link in the top left corner to the online store.
General Meeting 09/20/16 - Laredo Fire Fighters
Agenda for September’s 2016 General Meetings
Pledge of Allegiance
Open Discussion with Fire Chief S.
Contract Negotiations 09/20/16 - IAFF Local 4413
Negotiations will resume on 9/27 1pm @ Walton county admin building. All memebers are urged to show up. It is important that we have as many numbers at negotiations as possible.
Michael Mazza Memorial T-Shirts 09/20/16 - International Association of Firefighters
Battalion Chief Don Mazza (Ret) and family are making and selling t-shirts in honor of thier son Michael who passed tragically in February while attending Mount Ida college in MA.
The money raised will help offset the student loan debt that the Mazza family must now pay. Please print and mail to the completed form to the Mazza family (address is on the form).
Headlines Provided By:
Profirefighter.com - IAFF Website Design, IAFF Website Hosting, 100% Union Made in the USA.
GrievTrac.com - Online Grievance Tracking Software, 100% Union Made in the USA.
UnionActive.com - Website Content Management System with Powerful Communication Tools for Union Website's, 100% Union Made in the USA.
IAFFLocals.com - Complete list of IAFF locals and websites plus featured content from IAFF locals around the US and Canada.
IAFFWebsiteDesign.com - IAFF Web Design, Specifically for IAFF Local Website's, 100% Union Made in the USA.