Kent Fire Fighters, Local 1747
Serving the Kent, Covington, SeaTac & Dist. 37 Communities
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    • The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is a race up the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. Our Local members will be running up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear and SCBA. While those participating welcome the challenge, we are doing this to fight blood cancers. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. CLICK HERE for more information.

      In an effort to bring more information from our members to you, we are now on Twitter and Facebook. Follow our Local's Twitter feed @KentFF1747 and visit our Facebook site, facebook.com/kentfirefighters to Like us now. 

      The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is a race up the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. Our Local members will be running up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear and SCBA. While those participating welcome the challenge, we are doing this to fight blood cancers. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. CLICK HERE for more information.

      In an effort to bring more information from our members to you, we are now on Twitter and Facebook. Follow our Local's Twitter feed @KentFF1747 and visit our Facebook site, facebook.com/kentfirefighters to Like us now. 

      The ability for ordinary working people to organize and collectively bargain over their wages and working conditions is a fundamental human right. It is a right just as critical to a democratic society as the right to free speech and the right to vote. Over the last 30 years many in corporate America and the big Wall Street banks have conducted a sustained attack on that human right.
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      This past week, members of Local 1747 were in Olympia for the WSCFF Legislative Conference to advocate improvements to our health and safety. Lobby day took place on February 3rd with hundreds of other firefighters from around the State of Washington. Members were able to meet with their local elected Senators and Representatives and explain more in-depth the issues that important to our profession.

      Our hearts go out to the family of Brother Jason Karwhite, Local 2088 who died suddenly this past week. You will be missed by so many in Local 1747 and all the other people you touched in your life.
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      All to often firefighters across the United States and Canada are being diagnosed with cancer. The alarming rate of death amongst firefighters has sounded the alarms in many State Legislatures, as well as Provisional governments. King 5 News, the NBC affiliate in Seattle, documents a couple of cases in Washington State of IAFF Members with cancer.
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      For 60 years, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has supported MDA with steadfast drive and uncommon caring.

      Since 1954, fire fighters have fueled MDA's mission to assist families with life-saving help, fund research to find treatments and cures, advocate for individuals and families affected by muscle disease, and rally communities to fight back. CLICK HERE to watch a motivational video.


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      Retirees Get Together
      03/03/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The next retirees get together will be held on Wednesday March 11th at the DAV on Broadway from 9-12. The following retirees get together will be held on Wednesday, May 13th. From 9-12 also.
      Thank You to All Fire Dispatchers!
      03/03/15 - IAFF Local 801
      Thank You to all members of Danbury Professional Firefighters Local 801 who served as dispatchers for the Danbury Fire Department past and present. No one will ever be able to match the outstanding service you provided to the Department and the City of Danbury. For years, you exhibited excellence and dedication as you protected your brothers and sisters and the citizens of Danbury.
      Golf Tournament
      03/03/15 - Slidell Firefighters Association Local 2455
      Michael Todd Harris
      03/02/15 - IAFF Local 1132
      It is with our deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Todd Harris of IAFF Local 1132 and Roanoke Fire-EMS department - Roanoke, Virginia. Brother Harris passed away on March 2, 2015 from throat cancer. Todd was hired by the Roanoke Fire Department on April 22, 1987.
      Brother's Keepers 13th Annual Burn Run
      03/02/15 - PFFA
      Jourdan Lemieux Campaign Kick-Off
      03/02/15 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
      2015 Mini Ed Schedule Released
      03/02/15 - IAFF 7th District
      Thanks to many Locals agreeing to host, the Magnificent 7th District 2015 Mini-Ed Seminar series has been released and attached. We hope you will take advantage of one day seminars for the new member and old and the price is right. If you have any questions please contact DVP Ricky Walsh. We look forward to seeing you there!
      Chief of Staff Mike Higgins
      03/02/15 - Texas State Association of Fire Fighters
      "It Happened In Seconds" Train the Trainer in Memphis
      03/02/15 - IAFF 14th District
      The DC Fire Fighters Burn Foundation in Cooperation with Memphis Local 1784 will be having a very important class on burn awareness. This is a class all fire fighters should have and this will train you to help train others. My thanks to Jason Woods, Rick Boatwright and Memphis Local for bringing this class to the 14th District.
      House Bill 0020 Senate 0020
      03/02/15 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
      Here is a copy of SB 0020 and HB 0020 Adding Hep. C to the presumptive illness bill. SENATE BILL 20 By Ketron AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 7- 51-209, relative to presumptive disabilities in acquiring certain infectious diseases in the line of duty by emergency rescue workers. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE: SECTION 1.
      Dover L-1312 Engineer/Paramedic Craig Croteau Retirement
      03/02/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Please come on out to celebrate the retirement of one of Dover's greatest Firefighters. Come shake the hand of a great man and wish him well in his new adventures.
      2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade
      03/02/15 - IAFF Local 21
      Firefighters and their families are needed to represent St. Paul Fire by marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Tuesday, March 17th.  Line up is at 11:30am at 5th Street and Wall Street.  The Parade runs from there to Rice Park.  T-shirts are available at Station 14 for $20.00, the proceeds go to benefit Regions Burn Unit.
      Michigan Right to Work law would extend to police, firefighters under Midland lawmaker's proposal
      03/02/15 - IAFF Local 1164
      LANSING, MI -- A newly-elected state representative from Midland has drafted legislation to extend the reach of Michigan's Right to Work law to public safety personnel, the only union members exempt under the 2012 law. State Rep. Gary Glenn is currently courting co-sponsors for the legislation. He said he hopes to accomplish that goal and introduce the bill sometime in early March.
      Taylor Fire Dept. at crossroads after layoffs
      03/02/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Taylor — City officials laid off 10 firefighters last week and are weighing the next step to keep more from layoffs after an $8.1 million federal grant extension expired.
      Franklin Fire Scanner
      03/02/15 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
      Everyone- Thanks to Captain's Jose Periut and David Currie we are now brodcasting Franklin Fire scanner radio. You can listen on any smartphone radio scanner app by looking under Tennessee-Williamson County-Franklin Fire or if web based clicking the following link: http://www.broadcastify.
      International Code Council Announces March 20 Deadline for Voting Members
      03/01/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      All buildings that fire fighters respond to are designed, built and maintained to building and fire codes. By actively participating in the code process, IAFF members can ensure that safe construction design processes are established.  To help protect your work environment and your safety, the IAFF encourages members to become involved in the building codes process.
      March Meeting
      03/01/15 - St George Professional Firefighters Association
      The March meeting will be held on Thursday March 5th @ 6:30pm in the Union Hall.
      St. Patrick's Day Shirts
      03/01/15 - St George Professional Firefighters Association
      The Local will be selling the St. Patrick's Day shirts for 2015, Long Sleeve will be $20 and short sleeve is $15 available sizes are Small-4X.
      Local 830 Golf Tournament
      03/01/15 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
      IAFF Frontline App
      03/01/15 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      “All of the information you get from the IAFF web site is now available for your mobile device or tablet, wherever you are. The IAFF Frontline app lets you submit a change of address, request a membership card and much, much more.  Download it today! The Frontline App is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
      March '15 Newsletter
      03/01/15 - St George Professional Firefighters Association
      Firefighter/Paramedic Positions Now Available
      02/28/15 - IAFF Local 3472
      The City of Rochester Hills is establishing an eligibility list for future openings for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Rochester Hills, comprised of 32.2 square miles, is situated in the east central portion of Oakland County approximately 30 miles from the Metropolitan Detroit area.
      Six families displaced in Livonia condo fire
      02/28/15 - IAFF Local 1164
      No one was injured, but six families were displaced from their residences following a fire in a Livonia condominium complex Friday afternoon. Livonia firefighters responded to a call around 2:45 p.m. from a resident of On the Pond condominium complex in the Eight Mile and Gill area of Livonia, who said his unit was being filled with smoke.
      Last Day To Order
      02/28/15 - IAFF Local 3472
      Tonight is the last night to order the 2015 St. Patricks Day shirt.  Order online @ http://freshhotshirts.com/3472 by midnight tonight.
      Set Clocks & Change Smoke Detector Batteries (Spring 2015)
      02/28/15 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
      JOBS: Rochester Hills Firefighter/Paramedic
      02/28/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The City of Rochester Hills is accepting applications for the full-time IAFF Union position of Firefighter/Paramedic to create a list of eligible candidates.
      Fire Fighters Union Endorses Mayor Miro Weinberger
      02/28/15 - BFFA 3044
      Burlington – The Burlington Fire Fighters Association (BFFA), International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F) Local 3044 has endorsed Mayor Miro Weinberger in support of his upcoming re-election effort on Town Meeting Day, March 3, 2015.
      IAFF Financial Corp Helps Our Members
      02/28/15 - IAFF local 3704
      Welcome to the IAFF Financial Corporation Web Site This web site includes information regarding the IAFF Financial Corporation, as well as the retirement, financial services, insurance protection products, home mortgage program, auto and home insurance program, banking services, and Canadian member programs offered through well-established service providers.
      23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race
      02/27/15 - IAFF Local 51
      All interested Firefighters, Join the team to run the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. See Flyer for Details. Contact information below. DATE: 3/1/2015 STAGING TIME: 6:30AM STAGING LOCATION: Station 11 STARTING LINE LOCATION: Southwest University Park RACE TIME: 8:00AM CONTACT: Efrain Garcia , Phone: 915.873.9898, email: efraingarciajr@gmail.
      Black History Parade
      02/27/15 - IAFF Local 51
      VOLUNTEERS needed to support Parade to celebrate Black History Month on February 28, 2015 Line-Up Starts at Montana & Pershing Parade Start Time: 10:00 Ends at Mary Webb Park 3401 E. Missouri Their will be a booth voter registration at Mary Webb Park. Quint 7 will be in the parade.
      Pictures Wanted
      02/27/15 - IAFF Local 42
      We are in need of any pictures that you might want to share of our members in action. We will make copies with your permission and return the originals to you. Please contact Secretary-Treasurer John Locke at the Union Hall or via E-mail: jlocke@iaff42.org.  Please submit your photos by March 31, 2015 if you want to have them considered.
      ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHIRTS
      02/27/15 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment or visit the "Important Link" section of our website, "SWFL Firefighters" for quick access to the shirt website. Orders must be in by March 7th!. All proceeds from this years shirt sales will benefit STFD Firefighter Danielle DiBenedetto, she is being treated for cancer.
      Keep Your Community Safety: Change Clocks & Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8th
      02/27/15 - UPFFA
      International Association of Fire Fighters Keep Your Community Safe: Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8 https://www.facebook.com/video.php.
      Legislative Day at the Capital 2015
      02/27/15 - Waco Firefighters
      Legislative Day @ The Capital in Austin is March 31st, 2015. We will be getting a group together to attend. Let me know if you would like to attend.
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      02/27/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The winner for today's payday raffle is Dan Sadler, A-shift at Station 27. Congratulations to Dan.
      Reminder to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries When Clocks Change
      02/27/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Keep Your Community Safe: Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8 Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015 - promote public safety by reminding members of your community to also change smoke alarm batteries.
      Important message regarding Auditor Controller interrogations
      02/27/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      IMPORTANT! PLEASE POST/SHARE If you receive a notice or communication from the Auditor-Controller’s Office (or anyone else for that matter) to submit to an interrogation or interview, either as a subject or witness, CALL THE UNION HALL and DEMAND YOUR RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION.
      Thank you to all of our sponsors
      02/27/15 - Axemen Prof. Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club
      We appreciate all who donate, participate and just support us. Without you we would not have been able to donate almost a million dollars over the past 16 years.
      All be safe and hope for warm weather
      02/27/15 - Axemen Prof. Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club
      Vancouver Fire Hiring Firefighter/Paramedic
      02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
      ancouver Fire Department - FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC IMPORTANT INFORMATION:    THE DEADLINE TO TEST FOR VANCOUVER FD – FIREFIGHTER  PARAMEDIC IS BY MARCH 13, 2015. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE PST WRITTEN EXAM PRIOR TO MARCH 13, 2015.
      Yonkers Fire Pipe Band Pub Night at The Yonkers Brewery!
      02/26/15 - YFD Band
      Come down and check out what's happening at the Yonkers Brewing Co. , and at the same time, help us kick off the High Holy Season as we run through our final practice. We anticipate playing around 7:30, but you might want to get there a little earlier so you can sample the Fine Brew the boys are putting out. There will be a 50/50 as well as band merchandise for sale.
      Fire badly damages Rose Village home
      02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
      Fire badly damages Rose Village home Firefighters battle a blaze Wednesday at 3111 U St. in Vancouver. (Steven Lane/The Columbian)Buy this photo Firefighters battle a house fire at 3111 U St. in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood. (Emily Gillespie) Firefighters battle a house fire at 3111 U St.
      Special Call Meeting
      02/26/15 - Mesquite FireFighters
      February 27, 2015 8:30 PM 321 S. Galloway
      Woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver
      02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
      Oregon woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver Woman was passenger in car, driver faces DUI charge An Oregon woman was injured early Sunday morning when the car she was riding in traveled off the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Vancouver, struck an embankment and rolled.
      Manufactured Home Fire
      02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
      Official: Cooking fire damages manufactured home  A stovetop fire spread after the occupant tried to use water to put out the flames, causing more than $8,000 in damage to a manufactured home.
      Retirement for Local 2687
      02/26/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      February 26, 2015 Yesterday marked the last shift for Hamden Firefighter Greg Pereira.  Greg is retiring after 20 years of service as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Thank you for your dedication and service, and Local 2687 wishes you a long, happy, healthy retirement. Congrats.
      Local Membership Meeting
      02/26/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
      A Local Meeting will be held on the following dates: Saturday March 7, 2015 at 1830 hrs. Sunday March 8, 2015 at 0900 hrs.
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