With the recent change to daylight savings time, now is a great time to also change every smoke detector battery in your house or apartment. All to often firefighters witness unnecessary death from home fires because the smoke detectors had no functioning battery.
Help save your life and those of your family by changing every smoke detector battery now.
For the second time this school year, local firefighters will be donating new, American made coats to children who attend Highline Public Schools.
On February 4, 2014, preschool students from throughout Highline Public Schools will come to Kent Fire Department RFA’s Station 46 (formerly the SeaTac Fire Department) to be fitted and receive their new coats.
In today's Seattle Times — Seahawks dominate Broncos from start to finish to win Super Bowl — They shut down Peyton Manning and shut up their critics. And then, in the happy celebration of the Seahawks' first Super Bowl title in their 38-year history, defensive end Red Bryant stood up in the locker room and issued a challenge to everyone within earshot.
In 1968, eighteen members from the Kent Fire Department decided they needed to unionize the workforce. It was just three years earlier that the Kent Fire Department hired its first paid employees. On January 22, the International Association of Fire Fighters chartered those brothers as Kent Firefighters, IAFF Local 1747.
On January 1, 2014, the City of SeaTac Fire Department began a contract for services with the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority. Because of this, the Kent Fire Department RFA’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is seeking to add a member from the City of SeaTac area.
The purpose of the CAC is to review, validate, and gather resident input on strategic deployment and planning documents for the RFA and work with the RFA staff to develop recommendations to the RFA Governance Board regarding planning documents for the RFA. The CAC may also provide additional input, feedback and guidance to the RFA staff and RFA Governance Board on issues critical to developing a strong relationship between the community and the RFA.
On January 1, the Kent Fire Department RFA began providing services to the City of SeaTac via a contract for services. As well, all IAFF Local 2919 members joined IAFF Local 1747 in a previously executed agreement by both memberships. CLICK HERE to read a story in the Kent Reporter.
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Retirees Get Together 03/09/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The retirees get together will take place on Wednesday, March 12th at the Somerville DAV on Broadway. Thereafter it will be held on May 14th at the same location. All former members are encouraged to attend.
Dana- Farber Donation 03/09/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Lynda and John "Moose" Byrne stopped by the Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute exactly one year after Lynda was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. They were delivering a check from Local 76 for $2,000 that was raised during Octobers's wear pink shirts fundraiser.
Confined Space Training 03/09/14 - Quincy Fire Fighters Association
Members of Local 792 were doing confined space trainging all week down our training facility.
Easter Seals Volleyball 03/09/14 - Quincy Fire Fighters Association
Members of Local 792 recently competed in the annual Eastern Massachusetts Easter Seals Volleyball Tournament.
Ronald Vandergriff Services 03/09/14 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Ronald J. Vandergriff loving husband of Joeine (nee Giorango). Beloved father of Linda (Dennis) Barszcz and Judy (Ed Hearn). Dear grandfather of Christopher and Jennifer. Brother of Chester (Barbara) and Carol. Uncle of many.
Visitation Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 3:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at Cuneo-Columbian Funeral Home 10300 W. Grand Ave. (one block east of Mannheim Rd.
Guns and Hoses Hockey Game 03/09/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
After being down 4-0 in the first period, Somerville Firefighters Local 76 Hockey team rallied after Star Forward Pat Casey had to leave the game after taking a puck to the face. The sight of Firefighter blood was enough inspiration to have the team fight back to win the game with 25 seconds on the clock.
Time To Change Your Batteries 03/08/14 - IAFF Local 902
It is that time of year again. Before you turn your clocks ahead, don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide Detectors
IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING INSURANCE 03/08/14 - UPFFA
This is an important notice concerning the recent insurance package which was sent to all active and retired members.
Please take a few minutes to review the information regarding a special offer sponsored by the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut, IAFF, being offered to all active and retired members.
Please check with your local leadership or contact the UPFFA of Ct.
Help Stop Funding Cuts to SAFER and FIRE Act Grants 03/08/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
With the release of the president’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal this week, Congress is poised to begin work on its annual funding bills. Every year, the IAFF fights to stave off cuts to critical fire service programs, including the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) and Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE Act) grants.
Pink Shirt Day 2014 03/08/14 - Richmond Fire Fighters
Click on picture to link to www.pinkshirtday.
Anchorage Local 1264 Suffers LODD 03/08/14 - IAFF 7th District
Captain Jeff Bayless, a 24 year veteran of the Anchorage Fire Department collapsed and died following a training exercise on March 7, 2014. Brother Bayless was 51 years of age. Brother Bayless was noted for loving life and family. Brother Bayless is survived by his wife Gail, his mother and father and three siblings. Arrangements for the ceremony to honor his service are currently underway. Additional information will be coming on this website and Local 1264 website. Local 1264 member Rod Harris is the liaison for the 7th District.
Change your clocks, change you batteries 03/07/14 - IAFF Local 483
Sheboygan fire fighters remind you to not only change your clock for Daylight Savings Time but the batteries in your smoke alarms, too.
Retirement 03/07/14 - IAFF Local 1652
Local 1652 is pleased to announce the retirement of Lieutenant Robert Foley. Lt Foley has over 35 years of service to the citizens and guests of Framingham. We wish Brother Foley a long and happy retirement.
RIP Brother Bayless ~ Local 1264 03/07/14 - Kent Fire Fighters
Our hearts morn the loss of fellow IAFF 7th District Brother Jeff Bayless, Anchorage Local 1264. May you rest in peace Brother!
Objectives and Principles for Funding Public Sector Pension Plans 03/07/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Funding a pension plan involves determining appropriate contribution amounts at specific points in time and determining how to invest the assets of the plan until benefits are paid. In the private sector, minimum contribution requirements are set by federal law. In the public sector, each state sets its own contribution requirements, and each local governing body (e.g.
Congratulations Eric Showes 03/07/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Congratulations to Eric Showes on being awarded the 2014 Knights of Columbus, Blue Coat Award! The presentation will be held at St. John Baptist Church located at 6th. St. and Mckinley Ave. N.W. The Blue Mass ceremony will be held on Monday March 17, 2014 at 1210 hours.
It's a boy!! 03/07/14 - IAFF Local 1652
Local 1652 is pleased to announce the birth of Cameron McCue, the son of Brother Nicholas McCue. Cameron was born on February 27th 7lbs 2oz. Both mother and child are doing great!! Congrats.
Two Alarm Apartment Fire In Springfield 03/07/14 - IAFF Local F-273
At around 10:30pm on Thursday, February 27th, Engine and Tower 464 were alerted to respond to the 6100 block of Backlick Rd. in the Springfield section of Fairfax County for the reported apartment fire. Initial dispatch information reported multiple callers stating fire coming out of the windows of the first and second floors, and reported people trapped with possible people jumping from the second floor.
Detroit police-fire pension fund touts 2013 performance 03/07/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
The Detroit News
Detroit — The city’s Police and Fire Retirement System on Thursday announced it has outperformed 89 percent of the public pension plans in its class during the 2013 calendar year.
The fund, in a released statement, said it earned 18.
BRAC? 03/07/14 - IAFF Local F282
DOD has its budget cut and wants a BRAC. Congress says no. SECDEF says maybe.
Sheboygan to host Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Convention 03/07/14 - IAFF Local 483
This June 2014 the Professional Fire Fighters of Sheboygan, Local-483, will host the annual Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin convention. Local-483 is proud to host this event; it allows us to show of what Sheboygan has to offer. Not only will this event showcase the City of Sheboygan, it will provide an economic boost to local businesses.
NTA Life Benefits Available for Members 03/06/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
Protecting the Heart of Our Community
TPFFA members can now take advantage of the great benefits offered by NTA Life at very affordable rates.
NTA Life is a respected leader in the insurance industry, and provides supplemental health benefits to union and association members.
AMR workers flame Las Vegas fire chief over patient transport takeover 03/06/14 - Paul Hufnagel
With more than 100 private ambulance employees glaring at his back Wednesday, Las Vegas Fire Chief Willie McDonald told City Council members that he has changed the balance of lucrative hospital transports so his department will handle 50 percent of the calls.
'Zombie' Pensions: When Accounting Practices Hide the Truth from Taxpayers 03/06/14 - Paul Hufnagel
With so many governments' public pension funds woefully underfunded, there's little doubt that some asset managers are taking higher risks with the funds' assets as they seek higher returns. The similarities to the evolution of the 1980s savings and loan crisis are troubling. Are we heading for an era of "zombie" pension funds.
2014 Conference Information 03/06/14 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Members of the State Council,
The flier attached to this post contains information about the 69th annual conference.
St. Patricks Day 2014 03/06/14 - IAFF Local #1945
ST PATRICK’S DAY 2014
The Fort Collins St. Patrick’s Day Parade is less than 15 days away. This has turned into not only a tradition for the firefighters of Fort Collins, but also firefighters of Colorado. This event has grown exponentially in the past years, and we hope to continue that trend this year.
Coffeyville Golf Information 03/06/14 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
The link below has the information for the 2014 golf tournament.