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      TSAFF Member, I know that many TSAFF members will be voting in the March 1st Republican Primary election. If you happen to be one of these members, please be advised of the following information about Proposition #3. When you go to the polls on March 1st for the Republican Primary several propositions will be on the ballot. PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO PROPOSITION #3. These propositions are not binding, nor do they become law just because they pass on this ballot. However, if they do pass, they will more than likely become part of the Republican-party platform and agenda that will be pursued in the upcoming legislative session. As part of the Republican platform, I believe that it will increase the amount of pressure placed on our Republican Legislators to pass this type of legislation during the session. Proposition 3 is aimed directly at YOU! You can read it for yourself, but it is a measure to direct employers to stop having your union dues deducted from your paycheck. It is a measure intended to weaken the ability of your Local and State Association to do business and force us to spend our time trying to collect dues instead of working to protect your pensions and other benefits. We often hear our Republican State Legislators complain about government overreach by Washington yet, out of the other side of their mouths, they want to tell you what you can and cannot do with YOUR money. If this is not government overreach, I’m not sure what is. Current state law specifically allows the governmental agencies to pass on any costs, associated with these deductions, to us. So, it does not cost the taxpayers one red cent for our payroll deductions. Make no mistake about it, this is an attack on labor and more specifically, an attack on YOU! I would encourage you to contact your local Republican legislator and express to them, your opposition to Proposition 3. If you are voting in the Republican Primary, I strongly recommend that you vote AGAINST Proposition 3 and encourage your friends and family to do the same. (Proposition 3) Texas should prohibit governmental entities from collecting dues for labor unions through deductions from public employee paychecks. Proposición 3 Texas debe prohibir que las entidades gubernamentales recauden cuotas beneficiosas para las uniones laborales por medio de deducciones a los cheques de pago de empleados públicos. YES SI NO NO John W. Riddle, President Texas State Association of Firefighters
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      Recent Calls
      05/05/17 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      On Wenesday, May 3rd, 2017, Hamden Engine 5 was dispatched to assist the Cheshire Volunteer Fire Department at at Structure Fire on Harrison Rd. First in Cheshire units had heavy fire from both the front and rear of the house. The fire took approx. 45 minutes to control. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Cheshire Fire Marshals office.
      2017 Saint Paul Firefighters Fill The Boot Golf Classic
      05/05/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Class of 2017 Graduation Party
      05/05/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      05/05/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy Payday! We hope this beautiful spring weather has you thinking about your golf game! The Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation’s 30th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 19th at Fox Hollow only two weeks away.  Planning for this year’s tournament is well underway and it is fast approaching.
      Rival Telemarketing
      05/04/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Brothers and Sisters: Please be advised that while we, The PA Professional Fire Fighters Association, is currently conducting phone solicitations, another organization is as well. This telemarketing announces that they are for the Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania. This is NOT our organization.
      Rival Telemarketing
      05/04/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters: Please be advised that while we, The PA Professional Fire Fighters Association, is currently conducting phone solicitations, another organization is as well. This telemarketing announces that they are for the Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania. This is NOT our organization.
      2017 Camaro Raffle winners
      05/04/17 - Dearborn Firefighters Local 412
      1. Car- Jason Hazel 434 2. Vegas Trip- Dawood Ali #1374 3. $750- Zeona Fermin #1367 4. Adirondack chair- Steve Worden #1256 5. Tiger tix pkg.-Stacy Shafer #1240 6. Paddleboard- Joel Pawelczyk #362 7. Big grill- Carrie Galloway #1248 8. Fire Pit- PH Stokes #1405 9. UM Tickets- Tony Guerrero #1221 10. Tiger tix- Bruce LeBlanc #193 11. Golf Pkg- DJ Begeman #211 12. TV- G. Juszczyk 13.
      2016 Annual Report
      05/04/17 - Belmont Fire Fighters
      Attached is the 2016 Annual Report for the Belmont Fire Department /2016_BFDAnnualReport.
      2017 MDA Pre-Camp Picnic
      05/03/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Nashville Fire Fighters Charity Golf Tournament
      05/03/17 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
      Download Event Flier here.
      Firefighters Request More Ambulances
      05/03/17 - IAFF 851
      Fast Facts Regarding Ambulance Capacity Eugene Springfield Fire is the name of the agency providing fire response, emergency medical first response and advanced life support (ALS) ambulance transport.
      Firefighters Request More Ambulances
      05/03/17 - IAFF 851
      Fast Facts Regarding Ambulance Capacity Eugene Springfield Fire is the name of the agency providing fire response, emergency medical first response and advanced life support (ALS) ambulance transport.
      Firefighters Request More Ambulances
      05/03/17 - IAFF 851
      Fast Facts Regarding Ambulance Capacity Eugene Springfield Fire is the name of the agency providing fire response, emergency medical first response and advanced life support (ALS) ambulance transport.
      Nashville Charity Golf Tournament
      05/03/17 - IAFF 14th District
      Friends & Supporters of the Nashville Fire Fighters Association:   Mark your calendar!  Our annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Nashville Fire Fighters Association Foundation Disaster Relief Fund will be on Monday,  June 12, 2017 with a shotgun start at 11:00 am.  This year the Tournament will be played at Old Hickory Country Club in Nashville, TN.
      Support needed for Retired Captain Pierdomenico's brother
      05/03/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      This fundraising campaign is for Retired Captain Pierdomenico's brother Dennis. He started having issues with shortness of breath late last year and has been out of work since January. He is scheduled to have a triple bypass and a heart valve replacement on May 24, 2017 but has had other health issues that have delayed his surgery.
      Longview Firefighters 2017 Salmon Derby
      05/02/17 - IAFF Local 828
      On September 9th, 2017 the Longview Union Firefighters Benevolent Fund, operated by the City of Longview Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 828, jointly with The Longview Longshoremen ILWU Local 21, will host their annual Salmon Derby charity with a $500 top prize. The two groups have been hosting this charity fishing derby for the past 7 years.
      May Union Meeting Date Change
      05/02/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Due to scheduling conflicts, the May Union meetings will take place on Wednesday May 10th at 7:00 PM and Thursday May 11th at 8:30 AM. Sorry for any inconvenience. See you then.
      24th Annual DFFA Burn Fund Golf Outing
      05/02/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Mark Your Calendar for the: 24th Annual DFFA Burn Fund Golf Outing MONDAY – JULY 10, 2017 *FELLOWS CREEK GOLF CLUB* 2936 Lotz Road | Canton, MI 48188 See attached 2017 Golf Outing Package for Details.  We Hope you’ll join us this year.
      2017 Denton Fire Fighter MDA Golf Tournament
      05/02/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      28th Annual Denton Fire Fighter MDA Golf Classic  TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 THE GOLF CLUB AT CHAMPIONS CIRCLE  ACROSS FROM TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY  Golfers Package $125 Includes round of golf, green fees & cart, goody bag, food, beverages and T-Shirt.  BONUS:  Free round of golf to every player.
      Omnibus Spending Bill Released, includes SAFER and FIRE Grants
      05/01/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      FISCAL YEAR 2017 OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL RELEASED In the early morning hours of Monday, May 1st, Congressional leaders introduced H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, a $10.7 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year.
      Notice of May 2017 General Membership Meetings
      05/01/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      May Bi-Monthly
      05/01/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      IAFF Local 103 - 8th Annual Memorial Ride
      05/01/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      2017 Erie Firefighters Primary Endorsements
      05/01/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Important Local F-147 Updates
      04/30/17 - International Association of Firefighters
      Brooklyn Park Firefighters IAFF Local 5031 Golf Tournament
      04/30/17 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      MDA CAMP 2017
      04/30/17 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Ct. United Ride
      04/30/17 - UPFFA
      Pat Harris For Mayor Event
      04/28/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Everyone please make plans to come to this Pat Harris For Mayor fundraiser. We want to make this a huge event and show Pat just how much Local 21 supports him! Plan on it.
      4F Golf Tournament
      04/28/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Can't make the tournament this year but you would still like to help? Register Online or Donate As always, all of the proceeds will benefit the 4F Fund which provides assistance to families in their time of need.  Any donations of goods, services, or financial contributions will be greatly appreciated.
      4F Gaming Nights
      04/28/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Have fun and help us raise money for the PFFNH Fallen Firefighters Family Fund. This fund was set up to help our fallen Brothers and Sisters families when they make the ultimate sacrifice in the Line Of Duty. This is a public event. Doors open at 11 am, gambling from 12 pm until 1 am. Happy Hour food deals from 4-7pm.
      Station 12 Chili Dinner
      04/28/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Please see attached flier regarding the 3rd Annual Green Chili Night to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Station 12 on June 28th.  Please RSVP by June 21st to Station 12.
      Straight Streams - Summer 2017
      04/27/17 - IAFF Local 2546
      Members: Our redesign of your Straight Streams newsletter has been completed and the latest edition is now available! You can read it online in your web browser or download a PDF copy by following this link: Straight Streams – Summer 2017. We are offering a beta version as an .epub file your your e-reader devices, which can be downloaded here.
      Statement from MFFA President Malone
      04/27/17 - IAFF Local 1784
      Brothers and Sisters,   By now, you’ve heard or seen on the news that, as suspected, Mayor Strickland failed to include a base wage increase for you in his Proposed FY2018 budget.
      Thanks To The Hook And Ladder Sponsors!
      04/27/17 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
      Thank you so much to those who helped make this year's Hook And Ladder Tournament possible.
      14th District PEP Training
      04/27/17 - IAFF 14th District
      Want to build your skills as an #IAFF union leader? Register for the IAFF 14th District Partnership Education Program July 12-13 in Tunica, Mississippi.  #IAFF14District bit.
      FPPA Pre-Retirement Seminar
      04/27/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The 2017 FPPA Pre-Retriement Member Seminar is just a week away and spots are going fast. Join us for this free full-day event dedicated to building a strong and safe retirement. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
      L30 NOTIFICATION
      04/26/17 - 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.
      TN Public Safety Behavioral Health Act
      04/26/17 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Watch the TV interviews from around the state about the Public Safety Behavioral Health Act.
      Tom for Dearborn
      04/25/17 - Dearborn Firefighters Local 412
      Passing of Firefighter Peter Torilli
      04/25/17 - Local 1347
      Local 1347 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Peter Torilli.
      City of Wichita Contract Offer
      04/25/17 - IAFF Local 135
      Good Afternoon!!! The union will be conducting a Contract Vote on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, on the City's latest offer. The Negotiating team has worked hard to put as musch money in your pockets and tried to make sure your rights were protected. I am attaching copies of the offer and the Unions Stance. If you have any questions let us know.
      Tuesday, April 25, 2017: UPFFA OF CT. GOLF TOURNAMENT Canceled due to Weather
      04/25/17 - UPFFA
      Firehouse Cookoff
      04/25/17 - IAFF Local 1652
      Congratulations to Brothers Andy Nardini, Joel Sexton, and Cory Pereira on their victory at the Firehouse cook off last weekend.  The Cook off was part of the Hero's Cup Hokey Tournament that was held this past weekend in Marlboro were more than 50 Hokey teams made up of Fire Police and Military competed.
      KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
      04/22/17 - IAFF Local 42
      The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
      MFD's "pit crew" CPR techniques increase survival rates of victims
      04/22/17 - IAFF Local 271
      Over Easter weekend, the Missoula Fire Department was dispatched to assist a man who had collapsed while running on a treadmill at the YMCA and gone into cardiac arrest. The city's first responders receive 50 or 60 calls like this each year, MFD Chief Jason Diehl says. The patient's life hinges on what happens during the first few minutes.
      Missoula firefighters helping kids after traumatic experiences
      04/22/17 - IAFF Local 271
      House fires are perhaps the most unsettling disasters families can face with possessions and sometimes lives lost. Missoula firefighters are finding great success in helping put children's lives back together with their unique "Fired Up for Kids" campaign.
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