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Steadfast Spirits
04/09/20 - PFFNH
Steadfast Spirits Distilling Company is making sanitizer thanks to member CJ Lundergan. Please see below a message from them: In unprecedented times like we are seeing it’s now more than ever we all need to get a little creative to continue to protect our communities as well as ourselves.
MPFFU Referendum 1&2 2020
04/08/20 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
The MPFFU would like to approve the attached referendums. Please read them. We have 5 delegate votes.
Free Telemental Health for IAFF Members in the United States
04/08/20 - IAFF local 2359
In these extremely stressful times as you continue to answer the call during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may help to talk to someone who understands the challenges of the job and the strain this deadly virus may be causing. The Warriors Research Institute (WRI) - run by IAFF Behavioral Health partner Dr.
COVID-19 MOU
04/08/20 - IAFF local 2359
Brothers, With the development of the coronavirus pandemic many ideas have been discussed with management regarding our health and safety during this time. While I will admit that some of these ideas and decisions have not been popular it is important that you know that the 1st concern in all of them have been our health and safety.
Free Telemental Health for IAFF Members
04/08/20 - IAFF Local 902
In these extremely stressful times as you continue to answer the call during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may help to talk to someone who understands the challenges of the job and the strain this deadly virus may be causing.
#SupportLocalBusiness Campaign
04/08/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation is teaming up with Local 858 to help Denver Fire Fighters support businesses throughout the City and County of Denver, spread goodwill in the communities we serve and share with everyone that we are all in this together.
City Chapter Special Meeting Announcement for the AFR COVID-19 MOU
04/07/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 11:00a.m. via ‘Zoom Online Video Meeting’ in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for final membership approval of the AFR COVID-19 MOU. The special meeting will start promptly at 11:00a.m.
Firefighters For Blanco
04/07/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
Help Elect the FIRST Active Firefighter to Congress in Florida District 26 As you may already know, your fellow firefighter, Omar Blanco, is running for U.S. Congress in Florida's 26th District. Please consider supporting his candidacy by joining our fundraising efforts.
COVID-19
04/07/20 - PFFA
As the significant stress on our economy continues from the actions taken to limit the spread of COVID-19, access to funding and other resources is and will be a problem for many jurisdictions. There are two things you can do right now to help your local government get access to critical funding dollars going forward.
10 Things Your Local Should Be Doing for COVID-19 Response
04/07/20 - Brookline Fire Fighters
Northridge Brush Fire
04/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:19 p.m. on Sunday April 6th, Local members responded to a vegetation fire just east of the Northridge Recreation Center in Highlands Ranch. A 100x100 foot area was burning in the open space along one of the paths and not threatening any structures. Members made a direct attack and quickly extinguished the flames.
Coronavirus Update IAFF
04/06/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
   https://www.iaff.
Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters State Convention
04/06/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Hotel Lodging A special conference rate of $106.00 plus tax per room has been set up at Holiday Inn of Austin. Individual room reservations can be made directly with the Holiday Inn or  MPFF (Fire Fighter)  requesting the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters group booking code (PFF).  All reservations must be made by September 9, 2020 to guarantee your group room rate.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act
04/05/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
Membership Meeting
04/05/20 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for 07 May 2020 and will commence at 1730 hours at Crash Fire Station 62. Election Ballots 2020 will be collected & counted during this meeting. A running agenda will be posted on the Union website for review/consideration. If you wish to have anything added to the agenda please feel free to contact me.
COVID-19 Added to Ryan/White Act
04/04/20 - IAFF Local 274
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH), of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC),within the Department of Health and Human Resourses(HHS),is adding Coronavirus disease 2019(COVIV-.
COVID-19 Guidance Surgical Masks:
04/04/20 - IAFF Local 274
COVID-19 Guidance Surgical Masks: Reducing Potential Exposure To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and sustain a sufficient workforce to provide continuity of service throughout our communities, the IAFF strongly recommends that members begin wearing surgical masks at the fire station and to consider donning a surgical mask at home around family members.
April 4, 2020: Message from William Tong, Ct. Attorney General
04/04/20 - UPFFA
New Guidance on Wearing Surgical Masks
04/04/20 - IAFF Local 902
The IAFF strongly recommends thats members begin wearing surgical masks at the fire station
Friday Update 4-3-20
04/03/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Coronavirus: Hamilton Firefighters cautious
04/03/20 - IAFF Local 20
https://www.journal-news.
April 2nd - Update from President Foster
04/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Please take a few minutes to watch this video update from President Foster.
Covid-19 section updates
04/02/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Links to a U.S Department of Justice memo on the Public Safety Officer's Benefit Program in regards to Covid-19 has been added to the website.  Also the U.S. and PA Department of Labor and Industries websites have Covid-19/Coronavirus sections that have important information regarding employment issues during this pandemic.  Those links were added as well.
regular meeting 4-7-2020
04/01/20 - Medford Firefighters Local 824
Regular Union meeting at 1900 Hrs via Zoom App (2306) Bum and Payer will be at station 6 if you dont have ability to use zoom from your home. We are trying to follow the social distancing guidline and keep the group at station 6 small. please log in with your name so we can easily tell who is logged in. Agenda will be posted under member only section - Union Meeting Info-
Behavioral Health Resources for COVID-19
04/01/20 - IAFF Local 902
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every aspect of our daily lives. You continue to serve your communities on the frontlines and your families remain confined at home without their typical daily structure and activities. It’s putting a strain on everyone. Now more than ever, we need to make sure we have each other’s backs on the job and off.
Blood Drive-Critical Need
04/01/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
To easily sign up click the link below to choose a time to donate:   https://bloodhero.com/index.cfm.
Coronavirus: Hamilton Firefighters to be quarantined
04/01/20 - IAFF Local 20
https://www.journal-news.
Return to Work Policy
03/31/20 - IAFF Local 274
The City of White Plains officially implemented a back to work policy(below).The CDC recommends that you have to be free of fever and other symptoms for 72 hours straight and have the option of 2 negative tests 24 hours apart.The city part leaves that out.With the shortage of tests,it is hard enough to get one test.Use common sense,if you dont feel well,stay home.
Message from PFFO
03/31/20 - IAFF local 2359
Please see the attached document from the PFFO about what they are encouraging lawmakers in regards to COVID-19.
First COVID-19 Death in Butler County
03/31/20 - IAFF Local 20
http://www.fox19.
Local 42's Office CLOSED
03/30/20 - IAFF Local 42
Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local No. 42 Office is CLOSED until further notice.  If you need to speak with an Officer of Staff you may reach them by telephone or E-mail.  We apologize for this inconvenience.
Monday Morning Headlines 3/30/20
03/30/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning, -COVID-19 -How to Contact your District VP -Support your Local Businesses -Union Meeting -Photo Request
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act
03/29/20 - IAFF Local 902
Fire fighters and emergency medical personnel will receive billions in aid from an economic stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, to address the response to and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Helping Your Family Cope with COVID-19
03/29/20 - IAFF Local 2180
Brothers and Sisters- Please review the following IAFF Documents specifically designed for you and your families. We realize the overwhelming amount of stress that this Pandemic is placing not only on you but also on your loved ones. Please remember that we have several avenues and options for Behavioral Health programs for you and your family.
COVID-19 Resources for IAFF Members
03/29/20 - IAFF Local 902
As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and exposures continue to grow, the IAFF wants to make sure you have the latest guidance, best practices and information to protect your health and safety and the public's safety as you remain on the frontlines of this pandemic.
Resources for COVID-19
03/29/20 - IAFF Local 902
As part of the IAFF's work to keep you updated on best practices for responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the IAFF has added important new information and resources to our coronavirus website.
Texts that Were Cut Off
03/29/20 - IAFF Local 274
It has come to my attention that some texts have been getting cut off,we are working to correct that issue.
Update from President Foster
03/29/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Dear Sisters and Brothers of Local 858; We are in the midst of an unprecedented event in our country, the fire service, and the Denver Fire Department. This is the first time that our Union has been tasked to deal with a Pandemic that has affected so many facets of our personal and professional lives.
message from PFFM
03/29/20 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
https://www.facebook.com/THE.
Local 1268 Supports EDZO
03/29/20 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Local 274 Outreach Program
03/29/20 - IAFF Local 274
We have been working hard tossing around different ideas on how to raise money and help people at the same time.Brother Niles suggested the gofundme idea and pitched it to us.We all agreed that it was a great idea, and in one day already raised over $10,000 dollars.Brother Niles put alot of work into setting this up and he did a great job.
2020 Firefighter Ad
03/27/20 - IAFF Local 1476
FIREFIGHTER-EMT/PARAMEDIC SOUTH PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT A progressive ISO Class One Fire Department on the Southern Maine Coast is looking for qualified, motivated, and career oriented individuals. Preference will be given for Paramedic applicants. The Department is responsible for Fire, EMS and Hazmat response.
2020 Firefighter Ad
03/27/20 - IAFF Local 1476
FIREFIGHTER-EMT/PARAMEDIC SOUTH PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT A progressive ISO Class One Fire Department on the Southern Maine Coast is looking for qualified, motivated, and career oriented individuals. Preference will be given for Paramedic applicants. The Department is responsible for Fire, EMS and Hazmat response.
Friday Update 3-27-20
03/27/20 - IAFF Local 1014
IAFF CORONA virus guidance
03/27/20 - IAFF Local 2180
10 Things Your Local Should Be Doing for COVID-19 Response The current COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, and it can be easy for affiliate leaders to become overwhelmed.
Maplehurst Dr. Structure Fire
03/26/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just before 4:40 on Sunday March 22nd, Local members responded to a working residential fire in the 400 block of Maplehurst Drive in Unincorporated Douglas County. Initial reports stated a garage was on fire with heavy brown and gray smoke showing. Safety 18 arrived on scene and confirmed this was a working fire in a single carport attached garage to the house.
COVID 19 - STATUS REPORT - 3/26
03/26/20 - IAFF Local 2180
Brothers and Sisters- Here is the latest CHULA VISTA IAFF LOCAL 2180 update and information as of MARCH 26: COVID-19 and Local 2180 Members We are happy to report that currently all Local 2180 members are COVID-19 free. Please continue to protect yourself and others by practicing social distancing and wearing PPE when needed.
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