Kent Fire Fighters, Local 1747
Serving the Kent, Covington, SeaTac & Dist. 37 Communities
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    Union Meeting
    Aug 04, 2016
    Union Meeting
    Sep 01, 2016
    Union Meeting
    Oct 06, 2016
    • Welcome
      Please watch our Healthy In, Healthy Out video to see the best practices Local 1747 and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are utilizing to protect our members! Also, you'll notice a guest spot by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs! You can watch the video on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/171131425 or on Youtube at https://youtu.
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      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.
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      The Kent RFA recently held its annual awards ceremony where several of our members were honored.
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      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.
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      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.
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      Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

      IAFF #2866 Breast Cancer Awareness
      07/29/16 - IAFF Local 2866
      Fayetteville Firefighters Local 2866 is raising money for our first breast cancer awareness program, WE STAND TOGETHER. As firefighters we believe in brotherhood and we do everything we can to take care of each other like we are family. Our family goes further than the firehouse and extends into the community where we work and live.
      Aug. 2nd 2016 Endorsements
      07/29/16 - IAFF Local 73
      Local 73 - August 2nd endorsements.  US Senator - (R) Roy Blunt Governor - (D) Chris Koster Lieutenant Governor - (D) Russ Carnahan Secretary of State - (D) Robin Smith State Treasurer - (R) Eric Schmitt State Rep. 76th District - (D) Joshua Peters State Rep. 77th District - (D) Steve Roberts State Rep. 79th District - (D) Michael Butler State Rep.
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      07/29/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy Payday! The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is Jerry Toney, E-32-B-shift.   Congratulations Jerry! Our Burn Foundation is partnering with the Copper Mountain Ski Patrol to host a fall golf tournament for Dave Repsher. Dave is a Copper Mountain Ski Patroller and a flight nurse for Flight for Life Colorado based at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.
      4F Charitable Golf Tournament
      07/28/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Philadelphia Fire LODD
      07/28/16 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      Our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in the Philadelphia Fire Department and IAFF Local 22 on the Line of Duty Death of Gabe Lee.
      Dewey Henry Scholarship Awards
      07/28/16 - IAFF Local 1403
      Congratulations to the recipients of the Local 1403 Dewey Henry Scholarship. Local 1403 is proud of our members families and their accomplishments.
      IAFF Local 42 Night at KC Royals
      07/28/16 - IAFF Local 42
      Group 4 - Workig Fire - Box 368 - 46 VanNess Road - 7/28/16
      07/27/16 - Belmont Fire Fighters
      At 1844 Belmont Fire Alarm received a call reporting a garage fire. Box 368 was struck, initial response was Engine 2, Ladder 1 and C3. Engine 1 cleared a medical shortly after the initial alarm and responded. On arrival a Working Fire was ordered by Captain Gardiner. The fire was knocked down quickly and no extension to the adjacent house.
      Firefighters union works to get ID kits for kids
      07/27/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Oxford firefighter Kevin Snell (left) and Lindon Palushaj, co-owner of the 24th Street Sports Tavern, are teaming up to keep local children safe. More than 800,000 children go missing or are abducted each year in the United States, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
      DFD Local 858 Chili Cook-Off - Sept 30th
      07/27/16 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Check out the attached flyer and rules and regulations.  Come out and support Local 858 and MDA.
      Westminster Golf Tournament
      07/27/16 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, Mark your calendars, Westminster Firefighters will host their inaugural CPFF Golf Tournament, September 9th at Hyland Hills Gold Course with a 8:00 am shotgun start.  Come out and support our Brothers and Sisters from Local 2889.  Please see the attached flyer.
      Missoula Fire implementing new CPR standards
      07/27/16 - IAFF Local 271
      The Missoula Fire Department is taking on new CPR standards, hoping to save more lives than ever before. Beginning on Tuesday, the Department started training the new standards, with an emphasis on saving more patients from cardiac arrest.
      Local 858 Brewfest at Chain Reaction Brewery
      07/27/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brothers and Sisters, L858 has partnered with Chain Reaction Brewery to craft a custom brew for the upcoming 29th Annual Chili Cook-Off. All members are invited to partake in the crafting of this beer. The event will take place September 6, 2016, 1000 hrs at Chain Reaction Brewery, located at 902 So. Lipan St.
      2016 Sarah's Ride
      07/27/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Brothers and Sisters, friends and family will you join us for the 7th Annual Sarah's Ride? Over the past 7 years we have joined together. First, to support Sarah and her family then after loosing our sister we rode to remember and honor her memory. We created a scholarship to Camp Fully Involved that has given nearly 20 young women the chance to experience firefighting first hand.
      Montpelier FD Job Opening
      07/26/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      Hot Car Safety
      07/26/16 - IAFF Local 902
      Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. Unfortunately, even great parents can forget a child in the back seat. Other risk factors include caregivers who aren't used to driving kids or whose routine suddenly changes.
      FIREFIGHTER OLYMPICS SOCCER 2016
      07/26/16 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      in their 1st year to play in the Olympics, The Richardson Firefighters won Bronze in the 2016 Firefighter Olympics in Conroe.
      FIREFIGHTER OLYMPICS SOFTBALL 2016
      07/26/16 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      Endorsements
      07/26/16 - IAFF Local 2819
      Brothers and sisters, with primary election ballots hitting mailboxes statewide I write to remind you that representatives from WSCFF local affiliates convened in Vancouver in June and voted to endorse the following federal and statewide candidates.  Before the 77th Annual WSCFF Convention, your legislative team and District Representatives thoroughly vetted these candidates.
      BBQ
      07/26/16 - IAFF Local 3
      INVITATION "Billy Pine Friefighter Family BBQ" Where:  Pueblo Reservoir-  Big Lizard Pavilion near North Shore Marina. When:  Saturday, Aug 6th (A-Shift) Time:  11am- ??? Sponsored by IAFF Local#3 and the Fire Explorer Post #343.  Food and drinks provided along with many fun activities for the whole family.  Hope to see you there.
      Save the Date
      07/26/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Politics
      07/26/16 - IAFF 1826
      Female Fire and EMS Forum
      07/25/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Female Fire and EMS Forum: The City of Saint Paul is hosting a Female Fire and EMS Forum on August 10, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Saint Paul Fire Training Center located at 1683 Energy Park Drive in Saint Paul. If you are interested in a career in the fire service, please come and have all your questions answered.
      Rates of PTSD in Fire Fighters
      07/25/16 - New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Rates of PTSD in firefighters may be heightened more so than in other professions. See, many people will experience a potentially traumatic event at some point in their life. But just because you have experienced a traumatic event does not mean that you will definitely go on to develop PTSD.
      VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED
      07/25/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      HI all, I wanted to reach out because here at Leland's campaign we're beginning to prepare for GOTV and I wanted to reach out to you and your members now and periodically leading up to GOTV to see if anyone is interested in helping the campaign get out the vote in the first week of September.
      Featured Affiliated UPFFA Local - July 2016
      07/25/16 - UPFFA
      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Each month we will feature the Web Site of an affiliated local of the UPFFA and ask that you take a moment to visit the site listed below: Featured Web Site for July 2016: New London Fire Fighters, Local 1522, IAFF http://www.newlondonfirefightersunion.
      Local 876 70th Anniversary
      07/25/16 - IAFF 3711
      We have been invited to Local 876's 70th Anniversary party on August 7th.  Please see the attched flyer for info.
      Local 3711 BBQ
      07/25/16 - IAFF 3711
      Our Local 3711 BBQ will be on Saturday August 13th on Long Lake begining at 1300.  Bring the whole family for some burgers, hotdogs and drinks.
      L30 NOTIFICATION
      07/25/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      ATTENTION RETIREES For those of you who still visit our website, the Member Log-In has been updated to active members only. The only reason behind this change is for easier utilization of new "Member Resources" notifications & features on the website and upcoming mobile app. The majority of the content will continue to be available wihout a password.
      2016 Annual Picnic
      07/25/16 - IAFF Local 42
      IRS Form 1095-C
      07/25/16 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      March 2015  Last week we mailed out the Form 1095-C for all Employees enrolled in the Benefits Fund in 2015. This form was an IRS requirement for all employers with more than 50 employees and is a direct result of the Affordable Health Care Act. The form is you and your dependents proof of health insurance for your 2015 tax return.
      Overdose Prevention Trainings at Boston Firehouses
      07/24/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Dear Community Partners, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn, and Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services Director Jennifer Tracey invite you to community overdose prevention trainings hosted in neighborhood Boston firehouses. Please see a flyer attached.
      City Council Special Meeting - City Manager Appointment Statement
      07/22/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      The Local has been present at many of the Council Study Sessions over the last one plus year as the City Council and Mayor complete a national search for a new City Manager.  On Thursday, July 22, 2016 the Council voted 5 - 3 to appoint one of the top three candidates (Rob Patridge).  This then moved to a second reading which was conducted today.
      Rates of PTSD in Fire Fighters
      07/22/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Rates of PTSD in firefighters may be heightened more so than in other professions. See, many people will experience a potentially traumatic event at some point in their life. But just because you have experienced a traumatic event does not mean that you will definitely go on to develop PTSD.
      August 2nd Voting Information
      07/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Voting Information For Livonia Residence click link below https://www.ci.livonia.mi.us/Departments/CityClerksOffice/VoteLivonia.
      Yes To Livonia By Mayor Dennis Wright
      07/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Here are the reasons set forth by Mayor Dennis Wright encouraging Livonia residents to vote YES in August as published in Friday Musings We all have great reasons for choosing Livonia - great services, location, schools, youth programs, small-town atmosphere, etc.
      Thank you to long time supporter Scotiabank
      07/22/16 - IAFF 323
      July, 2016 - Many thanks to Scotiabank for their recent $15,000 donation to the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society. Scotiabank is a pillar of support to our Charitable Society, helping us give back to our community with highly-valued sponsorships.
      Convention Resolutions
      07/22/16 - IAFF Local 51
      Good Afternoon L51, Attached are the 2016 IAFF Convention resolutions as submitted.  They have NOT been properly formatted.  They are in their original form and may not contain all of the co-sponsors.  If we get cleaner copies before our July 12th caucus I will try and update you.  We will thoroughly discuss each one at our caucus.
      Please allow 3-4 weeks for all online orders
      07/21/16 - Foxborough Professional Fire Fighters
      PLEASE ALLOW 3-4 WEEKS PROCESSING FOR ALL ONLINE ORDERS. THEY ARE FILLED AND SHIPPED ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS BETWEEN DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS AT THE FIRE STATION.   THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
      2016 EMS Open House
      07/21/16 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      June 4, 2016 – The Cunningham Fire Protection District held their annual Open House at Station 63 on Saturday. The public came out to meet with firefighters, tour the apparatus and enjoy sandwiches from Firehouse Subs.
      Residential Structure Fire
      07/21/16 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      May 28, 2016 – At 14:35 Cunningham and South Metro Firefighters were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 18655 East Progress Place.  The 911 caller reported a fire in the garage that they were trying to extinguish.  First arriving Engine 62 sized up a small, one story, single family dwelling with smoke showing from the garage.
      PFFV Fire Fighters Endorse Matt Dunne for Governor
      07/21/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      O On Monday July 18th the PFFV announced their enforsement of Matt Dunne for Governor of Vermont. Matt is a proven leader who knows the challenges that face our members, and the understands the challenges that face Vermont. He has stood with firefighters on bills that protect our health and well being, and supports issues important to labor.
      L-856 MDA A. Michael Mullane Night at the Fisher Cats
      07/21/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Local 1826 Gathering
      07/21/16 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please join your fellow Brothers and Sisters for a gathering at Twin Peaks, 16411 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers, Fl. 33913. 239-245-9559.
      Voter Registration and Vote By Mail Information
      07/21/16 - IAFF 1826
      MDA: Fill the Boot Event - 7/24
      07/21/16 - IAFF Local 2180
      The Chula Vista Fire Department MDA Fill the Boot is approaching! Who: Chula Vista Fire Department members and their families What: MDA Fill the Boot When: Sunday July 24, 2016 (B Shift) Where: Sleep Train Amphitheatre 1730-? Why: to raise much needed money to help families affected by muscular dystrophy Please bring a boot to fill, Class B uniform and helmet.
      Coffee time
      07/20/16 - IAFF Local F283
      Thank you to all who came out for coffee and breakfast at McNamara's pub. It was great to see everyone and be able to catch up. Our next breakfast will be happening soon. Different venue and different work group numbers.
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