VOTE YES ON KENT RFA FBC VOTE – PROPOSITION 1
What is Proposition 1?
State law requires all Regional Fire Authorities to go in front of the voters to reauthorize their funding system every six years. THIS IS NOT A NEW TAX! It is simply a reauthorization of the existing voter-approved funding mechanism that is already in place.
Love helping people? Like hockey? We've got just the event for you. The Kent Firefighters Stairclimb team will be out in full force fundraising at the Seattle Thunderbirds game Saturday night! Come on out and support our stair climb team as they raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in advance of the March Firefighter Stairclimb.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society announced on April 26 the total amount raised for the Firefighter Stairclimb was a record $2.2 million. Thank you to all those who donated. Every bit raised goes towards research, patient aid and advocacy. We are proud of Local 1747's team who raised over $22,000!
A great tradition continued this morning as members of Local 1747 helped to deliver over 4,000 toys, along with stocking stuffers and stuffed animals, as part of Toys for Joy, a joint effort between the Kent RFA, Local 1747, the Kent Firefighters Foundation and our community.
The toys are delivered to close to 2,000 children who otherwise might not have such a merry Christmas. Read More...
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2016 Stop Drop and Reel Fishing Tournament 05/01/16 - IAFF Local 21
This years Stop Drop and Reel Fishing Tournament will be on Big Marine Lake on Wednesday, June 29. Check in at 8:00 a.m., fishing starts at 9:00 a.m.
Big John Ale Tapping and Chili Cook-off 04/30/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Dry Dock North Dock is hosting the 3rd Annual Big John Ale Tapping and Chili Cook-off, featuring Disc Golf this year! Come join us in this family friendly fundraiser and hear stories from those that actually worked on Big John.
This year's event in May 21st at 12pm. Please see attachments for more information.
St. Baldrick's Foundation Fundraiser 04/30/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Help end childhood Cancer!
June 25th, Dry Dock South, time: TBD
Please see the following website for further info and contact.
Golf - FABF - Save the Date! 04/30/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Golfers, quasi-golfers, non-golfers and volunteers!
Save the Date:
September 29, 2016
09:30 Shotgun start 4-person scramble
$85/head Dinner and Silent Auction included!
More info to come soon.
3rd Annual Big John Ale Tapping and Chili Cook-off Fundraiser 04/30/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
May 21st is our 3rd Annual Big John Ale Tapping and Chili Cook-off Fundraiser to be held at Dry Dock, North Dock. Stop in for a taste and stories from Retirees that actually rode on Big John! Please see attachments for further info.
Website Under Construction 04/30/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Good day Local 1290 Members!
As part of our goal to get further organized, we are in the process of bringing this website back up to date. Your patience is greatly appreciated!
Most of you know our entire Eboard, with the exception of B Good, are either entirely new, or in a new Eboard position.
Guns & Hoses Starts Soon! 04/28/16 - Local 2580
Our 8th Annual Guns & Hoses Softball Tournament starts tomorrow.
- 6:30pm: CHFD vs. UNC Burn Center Staff
- 7:30pm: CHFD vs. CHPD for bragging rights
Games start at 9:00am & will continue through the afternoon.
All games will be at Homestead Park (100 Aquatic Dr., Chapel Hill, NC; www.townofchapelhill.
We now have a cancer bill 04/28/16 - IAFF Local 1565
The State of Idaho now has a bill covering the medical treatment of Fire Fighters who develop certain kinds of cancer. This bill is over 10 years in the making. Good job Boise Brothers.
20/20 Lasik Exclusive Offer 04/28/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters,
20/20 Institute has been a long time supporter of the CPFF Foundation. 20/20 is offering CPFF members an exclusive offer for their Lasik services. Please see the attached flyer and contact 20/20 Lasik for specific details on this benefit.
3rd Annual CPFF Foundation Cup Golf Tournament 04/28/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters,
CPFF Foundation Cup Golf Tournament is just around the corner. This is a great opportunity to support our Foundation and help us provide aid and support to Colorado firefighters and their families. Registration for individual players is $150 or a foursome can be purchased for $400, a savings of $200.
Congratulations Chief Hicks 04/28/16 - IAFF Local 1652
Local 1652 would like to congratulate Deputy Chief Joseph Hicks on his promotion to Chief of the Department!
Chief Hicks was appointed and sworn in at the Town's Selectmen's meeting Tuesday April 26th, 2016. We wish Chief Hicks the best of luck in his new position and we look forward to working with you into the future.
Active Duty Death Announcement 04/28/16 - IAFF local 2464
It is with great sadness that the Walpole Firefighters, I.A.F.F. Local 2464 announce the active duty death of Firefighter Ryan Ferreira. Brother Ferreira passed away on April 25th 2016 after suffering a medical emergency.
Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Services will be announced in the near future, and will be posted here when made available.
Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memorial 04/27/16 - IAFF Local #1945
Brothers and Sisters,
The 2016 Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memorial will be held May 7th at the Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memoria in Belmar Park, close to the Lakewood Cultural Arts Center.
Western Berks EMS L4803 member injured today 04/27/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Western Berks EMS L4803 member Melissa Lill was injured this morning in a 2 vehicle MVA. A Go Fund Me account has been set up and the link is below. Details will provided when they are available.
Bill To Help Firefighters Diagnosed With Cancer Heads To Governor’s Desk 04/27/16 - UPFFA
The Senate joined the House Tuesday in approving a bill that would create a relief fund for firefighters who are diagnosed with certain types of cancer related to their job.
The decision to establish the relief fund followed a year of fighting over a bill that would force municipalities to prove a firefighter didn’t get the cancer while working for the town.
Fallen Firefighters Memorial 04/27/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning all members.
This is just a quick update on the Fallen Firefighters Memorial which is being held Saturday September 17th. As you're probably well aware, this year will be an especially big year for our membership with Brother John Whelan being added to the memorial wall as well as Brother Jay Kittleson.
Local 293 Gun Raffle May 15th 04/27/16 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Join us May 15th for the ERIE FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 293 Gun Raffle. It will be held at the Zem Zem Shrine Club at 38th and Zuck. Doors open at 1pm. Drawings are 2pm -6pm. Food and Refreshments provided. Donation $10
This is a very important fund raiser to benefit our 2019 State Convention. SEE YOU THERE
Contact any Board Member for more information.
Group 1 battles 2 alarm fire on Lakeview Ave 04/26/16 - IAFF Local 853
Firefighters were called to Lakeview Ave around 2:30 and arrived to find heavy fire on the second floor from three windows of a 3 story building. A second alarm was quickly struck as first in companies started to stretch lines to the seat of the fire and search for occupants who still might be trapped in the building. The search was able to rescue several pets but no people were found.
2 Alarm fire strikes home on Gibson Street 04/26/16 - IAFF Local 853
On the morning of April 20th the members of Group 3 were called to Gibson Street for a reported structure fire. First alarm companies were met with heavy fire showing from the "bravo" side of the structure on the second floor and a extra alarm was quickly sounded.
2016 Missouri Fallen Firefighter Memorial 04/26/16 - IAFF Local 42
The 2016 Missouri Fallen Firefighter Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 Candlelight Service at 9:00 PM and on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM. Both events will be held rain or shine. IAFF Local 42 Brothers Larry Leggio and John Mesh will be honored at these events.
More information may be available at Fire Fighters Association of Missouri.
2016 UPFFA of Connecticut Golf Tournament 04/26/16 - UPFFA
2016 UPFFA of Connecticut Golf Tournament
Sponsors, Golfers & Oronoque Country Club
For a great day on Monday, April 25th
Peter S. Carozza, President, UPFFA of Ct.
May 2016 General Membership Meetings 04/26/16 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next quarterly general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, May 17th and Wednesday, May 18th. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold. The meetings will take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace).
Please make every effort to attend at least one of the meetings and please be on time. See you there.
FF Ryan Ferreira Memorial Fund 04/26/16 - IAFF local 2464
We are currently accepting donations for the family of Firefighter Ryan Ferreira who passed away April 25. 100% of the proceeds will go to Ryan's family to assist them with any expenses they need.
AFPD Board Election 04/25/16 - Arvada Professional Fire FIghters Association, IAFF Local 4056
Arvada Professional Firefighters Local 4056 support Kirk Rassmussen and Tim Allport for Arvada Fire District Board.
1: We chose our candidates by their qualifications for the job, based on their experiences. We feel these candidates are what the District and our community need to move department into the future.
Congress Considers Establishing a Fire Fighter Cancer Registry 04/25/16 - IAFF Local 4416
In a rare display of bipartisanship, members from both sides of the aisle in Congress have joined ranks to press for the establishment of a national cancer registry specifically for fire fighters. Representatives Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) have introduced H.R. 4625, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, to establish such a registry.
Second trial set for man accused of starting fire 04/25/16 - IAFF Local 1164
A second jury trial is set for next week for a Wayne man accused of attempted murder last fall in Livonia.
Jonathan Darlington, 46, will return Tuesday to the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice before Circuit Judge Dana Hathaway, according to the online court calendar.
Local 858 Family Day with the Rockies 04/25/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All Members new and old, active and retired. We have our Local 858 family day with the Rockies coming up on Sunday August 21st VS the Chicago Cubs. We have tickets available for $35 a piece which includes our catered picnic event under the grandstands. Game starts @ 2;10pm, we get in at 11 am for our private all you can eat Rockies-fest.
2016 Missouri Fallen Firefighter Memorial 04/25/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The 2016 Missouri Fallen Firefighter Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 Candlelight Service and Sunday, May 15, 2016. Both events will be held rain or shine. More information may be available at Fire Fighters Association of Missouri.
Cinco De Mayo Parade 04/23/16 - IAFF Local 21
Join us at the Cinco De Mayo Parade - Saturday, May 7, 2016.
Parade Starts at 10:00 a.m. and runs on Cesar Chavez from Wabasha to Ada.
Bring your family and friends and march with your fellow firefighters. Meet in the parking lot on the north side of Plato just west of Wabasha by 9:30 a.m. to line up for the parade.
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