Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations
in the US and Canada.
Our fight for PFAS-free bunker gear 02/04/23 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Today at our Affiliate Leadership Training Summit, I announced that the IAFF has retained three nationally recognized law firms to change regulatory standards, demand PFAS-free gear, and be available to be retained by members and families seeking compensation for PFAS-related illness.
2023 | IAFF Local 21 Saint Patrick's Day Apparel 02/03/23 - IAFF Local 21
Click on the link below to be redirected to the 2023 IAFF Local 21 St. Patrick's Day online store.
Proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Saint Paul Fire Foundation.
Important Message from the NYSPFFA Exec Board 02/03/23 - IAFF Local 274
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Hochul released her executive budget which will dominate activities at the Capitol for the next 60 days, and we immediately began to scrutinize it.
Baby Lucas 02/03/23 - PFFNH
Please see below a message from Brother Dan Maffee from Pease F-317:
***Urgent - please read, share and donate if you’re able. Anything will be appreciated
I’m establishing this goFundme for my wife’s nephew Lucas. Lucas is 5 months old and has been diagnosed with Neonatal cholestasis. This diagnosis will require Lucas to have a liver transplant.
Polar Plunge 02/03/23 - IAFF Local 648
LETR Western MA Polar Plunge 2023
The West Springfield Police together with the Law Enforcement Torch Run is bringing back its Polar Plunge for a third year! Set at Kingsley Beach at Hampton Ponds State Park, plungers can take turns running into the lake to support Special Olympics. After the plunge, join us for some food, music, and fundraising and costume awards.
Committee Assignments 02/03/23 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Labor Management Committee assignments for IAFF Local 794
GoFundMe - Jose "Scuffy" Rodriguez 02/01/23 - IAFF Local 648
Jose Juan Rodriguez known best by his family and his friends as “Scuffy”. Scuffy or as I like to call him, stepdad, has stage 4 liver cancer. Back in December 2017 I was serving my country and was told to come home to what I thought was going to be his funeral. This man is so strong, stubborn and simply inspirational that five years later he is still here with us.
Tough Ruck 02/01/23 - IAFF Local 648
Thomas Murphy "SR." is doing a Tough Ruck (26.2 miles) for charity. Those wishing to join or donate to the please contact Murph (413) 657-3796. Visit https://www.toughruck.org/ for more information.
Free Yoga Classes for L244 Members 01/30/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Local 244 Members:
IAFF Local 244 is excited to announce a new member benefit that will be available exclusively to our members & their immediate family beginning February 2023, 'Free Yoga Classes'.
UNION MEETING REMINDER 01/27/23 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
There will be a Special Meeting prior to the February Meeting on Tuesday (2/7) at 6PM, regarding moving forward to 4th Step Grievances on Vacation & Injury Policies. The Union Meeting will begin at 7PM.
7th District Scholarships Available for 2023 01/25/23 - IAFF 7th District
The application period is open for the annual 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarship program. It closes on March 8th to allow for reviewers to access each applicant. This year as in the past, 10 scholarships will be awarded. There will be one $1000 scholarship, two $750 scholarships and seven $500 scholarships.
01.31.2023 | The Paidar Hero WOD 01/23/23 - IAFF Local 21
Firefighting is an inherently dangerous calling and the greatest danger facing firefighters today is occupational cancer. Almost 75% of the firefighters whose names were added to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial last year died after battling cancer. Included in the 469 names added to the wall in 2022 was our late brother, Mike Paidar.
City Chapter 4th Steward Vacancy 01/18/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
City Chapter 4th Steward Vacancy
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City Fourth (4) Steward for the next 14 calendar days.
Distric Chief Collier Retires 01/17/23 - IAFF Local 739
We would like to congratulate District Chief Tim Collier on his retirement! We wish you a happy and healthy beginning to a new chapter in life. Chief Collier was the Senior District Chief on the department, and leaving with him is 30+ years of experience and service to the City of Lynn.
Honor Guard 01/15/23 - IAFF Local 1164
Your Livonia Fire & Rescue Honor Guard were humbled to take part in Livonia Franklin Varsity Hockey military night by presenting the colors during The National Anthem this past Friday, January 13.
May 1, 2023-May 5, 2023: A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy 01/14/23 - UPFFA
Brothers and Sisters,
Applications are now open for the A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy (PTA) and Communications Training Academy (CTA) programs. Both take place Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Md.
Bridge The Gap 01/13/23 - IAFF Local 648
"Northampton Firefighters Local 108 has been trying to “Bridge the Gap” of wage disparity between Northampton Police and Firefighters. With current tentative agreement contracts, Firefighters will be making 24.7% less than Police Officers, a gap which has been steadily increasing over the last 10 years..."
IAFF Local 244 Executive Board Vacancies 01/12/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Executive Board Vacancies
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the positions of City Chapter Vice-President, City Second Steward, and County Chapter First Trustee for the next 14 calendar days.
02.06.2023 | Wills For Heroes Event 01/10/23 - IAFF Local 21
After a long pause due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 is pleased to bring back Wills for Heroes. There is an event scheduled for members of the Saint Paul Fire Department on Monday, February 06, 2023, at the SPFD Training Division (1683 Energy Park.)
There are appointments available for 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm.
Funeral Information for Brother Ed Redmond 01/09/23 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Ed Redmond passed away December 27th 2022. There will be a celebration of life on Monday, January 23rd at 1:00 pm. The celebration will be held at the Arab Shrine Temple, 1305 S. Topeka Ave, Topeka Ks.
For further information click this link.
LOCAL 30 NOMINATIONS 01/06/23 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters,
Ballots for the upcoming Local 30 Election will be sent out next month by the American Arbitration Association (via department email) and the results will be given at the March meeting. More information to follow. Good luck to all the candidates.
01.17.2023 | Fire Service Day at the Capitol 01/06/23 - IAFF Local 21
Please join Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 and the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF) for the annual Fire Service Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. The Fire Service Day at the Capitol event presents an opportunity to meet your state legislators and become a local resource for them on fire service issues in Minnesota.
Officially Canceled | Veteran Firefighters Luncheon 01/04/23 - IAFF Local 21
Call Secretary-Treasurer Mike Hogan at 952.463.5316 to reserve your meal by Monday, September 5th. The American Legion needs a head count for food preparation. If you do not plan to eat, do not call ahead. Just show up! Adult beverages are available. Questions, or if you need a ride, call Tim Wirth (651.247.4775) or Mike Hogan (952.463.5316)
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2023 Garner Scholarship Application 01/04/23 - IAFF Local 311
The Richard Garner Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of City of Madison Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Garner Jr. who died in the line of duty on April 1, 2018. Richard was not only a great Firefighter/Paramedic and a dear friend to many, but he was a constant fixture within the Madison community, helping and serving in any way he could. The scholarship was put in place to help those who are entering the Fire and EMS fields.
January Is Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month: Week 1 01/04/23 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
January is Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month.
Cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths, with fire fighters in the United States and Canada developing job-related cancers at a rate higher than ever.
Almost 75% of the names added to the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial wall in 2022 were members who died from occupational cancer.
Join the IAFF and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) in Extinguishing Cancer from the fire service.
Visit our Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month webpage, and follow along on social media (@iaffofficial) throughout January as we promote cancer awareness and prevention and share resources to support our brothers and sisters diagnosed with cancer.
We encourage you to participate in Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month. Let's end cancer in the fire service, together.
Westchester Career Fire Academy Fundraiser 12/29/22 - IAFF Local 274
The Westchester Career Fire Academy Class 02-2022 Fundraiser will be January 13th from 7-10pm at Ron Blacks, 181 Mamaroneck Ave,WP.$75 Open Bar and Appetizers.Proceeds donated to Tunnels of Towers.