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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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      Important Updates and New Voting Initiative
      03/21/19 - International Association of Firefighters
      MEMBERS: Read the article titled "March 2019 Labor Management Meeting" in the President's Corner for important updates.
      City Chapter MOU for ‘Paramedic EMT-I Compensation for required off duty training’ to be presented for membership approval at Special Meeting 3/28/19 at 1:00p.m.
      03/21/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Rockland Firefighters Golf Tournament
      03/21/19 - Rockland Fire Fighters
      The Rockland Firefighters are hosting our first Golf Tournament at the Ridder Farm Golf Course in East Bridgewater on Wednesday May 22, 2019.
      Fire Marshal Promotion
      03/21/19 - IAFF Local 801
      Congratulations to our newly promoted Fire Marshal of the City of Danbury Terrace Timan. Terry became a Firefighter in July of 2004 assigned to the D Platoon where he spent most of his career until he was sworn in as a Deputy Fire Marshal on January 6th, 2016. Terry now Takes on the duties of Fire Marshal for the City of Danbury as of March 7th, 2019.
      DFM Promotion
      03/21/19 - IAFF Local 801
      Congratulations to our newly promoted Deputy Fire Marshal Paul Rozzi.
      Are we truly a strong union?
      03/20/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello all members, this post comes from your Public Relations Director James Burkhalter E-11 A Shift. Normally I send out emails In regards to events, and exciting things happening within our union.  I wanted to write this so that you would ask yourself, are you satisfied with your union and your involvement as a member of Local 858.
      2019 Promotees
      03/20/19 - IAFF Local 4349
      RSF Local 4349 Firefighters would like to congratulate this years recent promoted members.
      2019 Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet
      03/20/19 - IAFF Local 739
      Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet Friday, April 26, 2019 Knights of Columbus, Lynnfield St. Cocktail hour: 6-7 PM Dinner: 7 PM This year's retirees to be honored are: Deputy Chief William Murray, Lieutenant Marc Adrien, Firefighters Alphonze Ancrum and Donald Baron Tickets are $60.00 per person and can be purchased from any Executive Board Member.
      Lee County Chili Challenge
      03/20/19 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this event.
      FPF Survey
      03/20/19 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this FPF Survey.
      Windermere Circle Structure Fire
      03/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 06:16 on Tuesday March 19th, Local members were dispatched to a working residential structure fire in the 7800 block of S. Windermere Circle.  PIO 10 was in the area investigating the source of the smoke and found a working strucutre fire.  Local members arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the fire.  All searches were negative and the cause is under investigation.
      HFD Baby Boom!
      03/19/19 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      HAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT BABY BOOM! Congratulations to the members of the Hamden Fire Department and Local 2687 on the welcomed additions to the HFD family in the past year. Pictured above are: From Left to Right: FF Tim Doyle with daughter Julia. Lt. Dave Wood with with daughter Abby. FF Larry Deburra with daughters Lydia and Madelyn. Lt. Rich Lennon with son Hudson.
      SFD 2nd Annual EMS Symposium
      03/19/19 - PFFA
      10th Annual Fire Ops 101
      03/19/19 - Florida Prof. Fire Fighters District 2
      2019 Retiree Luncheon Raffle Tickets
      03/18/19 - IAFF local 1289
      Raffle tickets are available for purchase through the link below. 1 ticket = 5$. 20 tickets = 100$ if you have any questions pleast contact Craig Stone (209) 550-1016. Thank you 
      PTSD Coverage Update
      03/18/19 - UPFFA
      Thursday, the Labor and Public Employees Committee voted SB 164 AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF “PERSONAL INJURY” UNDER THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION STATUTES by a vote of 12-2.
      FF Jeffery Roper
      03/18/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      In a moment's notice within the blink of an eye Stephanie Roper unexpectedly passed away. Stephanie Roper is the wife of our MDFR brother Jeffery Roper who works on R 78 C Shift. I was fortunate enough to have met Stephanie, and let me just say she was a very special person, a great mother, and a dedicated and caring wife.
      County Funded Pay Study
      03/18/19 - IAFF Local 3666
      Media Contact: Katie Nash 301.524.9142 knash@greenwillgroup.
      2019 FPF Legislative Report
      03/18/19 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing this report.
      Trenton Way 2nd Alarm Multi Family Structure Fire
      03/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Friday, March 15 at 3:56 p.m., Local 2086 members responded to a second alarm structure fire at 2172 S. Trenton Way. Crews arrived on scene to find flames coming out of the third floor balcony of building 2 in the Covington on Cherry Creek Apartments. Members began a transitional attack by fighting fire from the outside.
      2019 IAFF Legislative Conference- Washington, DC
      03/15/19 - UPFFA
      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut IAFF with a strong showing at the 2019 IAFF Legislative Conference in Washington DC Working today and every day for Connecticut Fire Fighters on the Local, State and National levels Thank you to the Connecticut IAFF Locals who attended.
      Friday Update 3-15-19
      03/15/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      North Hampton's Hiring
      03/15/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Firefighter/Paramedic or AEMT The North Hampton Fire & Rescue is accepting resumes to fill a Firefighter/Paramedic or AEMT position. This position is responsible for providing fire prevention, suppression and Emergency Medical Services to the Town of North Hampton.  Applicants should be a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic or Advanced EMT.
      Bomb Cyclone Blizzard Video
      03/15/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Check out the video below showing Local 2086 members responding to calls during the historic Bomb Cyclone that brouhgt ferocious wind, snow, and blizzard conditions on Wednesday, March 13th. https://www.youtube.com/watch.
      CFD HOCKEY UPDATES
      03/14/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Metro Fire Hockey Tournament   The 11th Annual Metro Fire Hockey Tournament will be held March 31st through April 7th at the O'Brien Rink 55 Locust St Woburn Ma. 14 Teams from at least 16 Fire Departments from around the Metro Fire Area will play in this years tournament. Full Schedule is attached.
      100th Anniversary of the Opening of Malden’s Central Fire Station
      03/14/19 - IAFF Local 902
      The Malden Fire Department invites members of the public to attend a ceremony marking the 100th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of Malden's Central Fire Station on Salem Street at the corner of Sprague Street on Sunday, March 31st from 11 AM – 1 PM.
      Aluminum Cans For Burned Children
      03/14/19 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
      Reminder - Somma Fundraiser Event
      03/14/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Reminder -- Fundraiser for Somma's road to Denver Council District 1 is tomorrow night!!! Join us Friday night at Illegal Pete's at 1851 W. 38th Ave. from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm for a night to raise money for Mike Somma's City Council Campaign. Food, drink tickets and live music will be provided.
      Ret Lt. Pat Coleman
      03/13/19 - IAFF Local 51
      It is with great sorrow that the EPFD informs of the passing of Ret. LT. Pat Coleman. Patrick Joseph Coleman, 78 passed away on January 23, 2019, resting peacefully in his El Paso, TX home surrounded by his children and loved ones. Born August 3, 1940, to William and Cordelia Coleman, El Paso, TX.
      Greater KC AFL-CIO Scholarship App
      03/13/19 - IAFF Local 42
      Download Androide App here.  Download iOS App here.
      Newton Golf Tournament Curt Mohr
      03/13/19 - IAFF Local 135
      Newton Fire is hosting their annual Benefit Golf Tournament with the proceeds going to Curt Mohr.
      MPFFU Member Orientation Class May 7, 2019
      03/12/19 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Orientation class for newer members.  This class is free and at the same location as education seminar.  This includes lunch and is from 10:00-13:00.
      MPFFU Educational Leadership Seminar
      03/12/19 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
      MPFFU-IAFF Educational Leadership Seminar on May 07 and 08, 2019.  All members are welcome to attend.
      St Paddy's Day Parade/ Poker Tournament/858 Summer picnic camping trip
      03/11/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hi all members, thanks for your patience in waiting for the St Paddy's day parade details, we just got our staging information this evening. You can meet us at the union hall @ 7am this Saturday the 16th, we will ride the antique rig down to staging. You can also meet us around 8:30 in Lot A of the Coors Field parking lots entering off 33rd & Blake.
      Boots on Capitol Hill
      03/11/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Last week members of Local 1403 where in the Capitol courtyard were 500 pairs of empty boots, each representing Florida firefighters who died of or are battling cancer. It’s a somber reminder that these brave men and women are 17% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the general public.
      Fire Chief Ale Tapping
      03/11/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On March 20th starting at 1800 Rock Bottom Brewery at 9627 E County Line Road will be hosting a Fire Chief Ale tapping benefiting the South Metro Professional Firefighters Foundation. We must rally to support the foundation so that it can continue to support us as members. As South Metro grows in size the demand will increase and the foundation must grow with it. $.
      Lt. Mike Kadel Retirement
      03/10/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Lt. Mike Kadel retired after 28 years of service.  Thank you for your dedication and service to the community.  We wish you a happy and healthy retirement! https://www.southmetro.
      LOCAL 30 BYLAW VOTING NOTICE
      03/10/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      7th District Mini Communications Training Academy
      03/10/19 - IAFF 7th District
      Two opportunities for improving your Locals standing in world of Social Media are fast approaching.  This is the best way to build and offer your brand to the communities you serve.  Instructors come from the 7th District PR team and will teach you how to best navigate through FB, Twitter and Instagram to maximize your reach.
      Cody Mooney Memorial Service
      03/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Friday afternoon family, friends, firefighters and emergency responders from across the front range gathered at Mission Hills Church in Littleton to honor and celebrate the life of Cody Mooney. The outpouring of love and support from our community and from people around the globe is deeply touching and words cannot express how grateful we are.
      MPFFU-IAFF Educational Seminar
      03/08/19 - MPFFU
      The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union is hosting an educational seminar for union officers and members on May 7th & 8th at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Novi.  The complete agenda is attached. The seminar will feature three general session topics as well as an opportunity to attend five of the 15 workshops that are being offered.
      Friday Update 3-8-19
      03/08/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      2019 MSCFF Convention Call
      03/08/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      March 8, 2019 All local affiliates and leaders, The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will hold its 50th biennial convention July 28th-31st 2019. The convention will be hosted by Joplin L-59 and Southern Mo Professional Fire Fighters L-152 and will be held at The Hiltons of Branson. The Hilton Branson Convention Center 200 East Main St Branson, MO 65616 866.442.
      Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
      03/07/19 - IAFF Local 902
       Protect your home and family with smoke alarms Have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside bedrooms, at the top of open stairs and at the base of cellar stairs. Maintain smoke alarms. Test them once a month. If the alarm uses regular batteries, change them at least once a year. An easy way to remember is to change the batteries when you change your clocks.
      Members Fight Blaze on Kossuth
      03/07/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      At 11:56 on March 2nd, 2019, Norwalk Fire Professional Firefighters responded to a house fire at 34 Kossuth st. On arrival the three-story, three-family home had fire showing on the second and third floor.  All 10 occupants managed to get out in time. There were no reported injuries, However the house was gutted and is posted unfit for occupancy.
      Long awaited ball pictures
      03/07/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good afternoon all members, the long awaited ball pictures have been finished and are ready for viewing and downloading.  It took a little longer because we paid a little extra to have some of you photoshopped, but they all came out very nice.  Follow this link to access the photographer’s pictures. You can contact the photographer to purchase any additional pictures. 720.390.
      What Has the MPFFU Done for YOU
      03/06/19 - MPFFU
      Weathering the Storm: What the MPFFU Has Done for You in Lansing? Members sometimes ask, "What has the MPFFU done for me?". You can find out by watching this previously recorded webinar presented by MPFFU Lobbyist Melissa McKinley as she walks you through the trials and tribulations we have been through in Lansing over the past eight years.
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