10/21/12 – UPFFA
IAFF GENERAL PRESIDENT HAROLD A. SCHAITBERGER HEADING TO CONNECTICUT FOR STATIONS VISTS. IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger will be stopping in the following Connecticut cities as part of a two (2) day swing designed to give you a chance to hear from your State and National leadership

Upcoming CHFFA Meeting
10/21/12 – Local 2580
The next CHFFA General Body meeting is Sun., 10/28 at 0830hrs at Bailey’s. An all-you-can eat breakfast buffet (scrambled eggs, breakfast meat, potatoes, pancakes, multiple toppings, etc.) will be available. Price is about $9 & includes tax, gratuity, & drinks. Tentative agenda:  Show Fund update, Holiday Family, updates on prior events, etc.

2012 Truck, Car, & Bike Show Results
10/21/12 – Local 2580
Thanks to everyone who made our 2012 Show such a great day. Check out pictures on the Car Show page (left side bar).   Congrats to our winners! – Car 1979 & Older:  Gerald Aiken, Sr.

Another fire labeled suspicious on Charleston’s West Side
10/21/12 – Professional Fire Fighters of West Virginia
Charleston Fire Fighters were on the scene of a fire at the corner of Glen Street and Indiana Ave on the City’s Westside. The blaze began at around 8:30 Friday night. 13NEWS is told the home was abandoned.  This is the latest west side fire that authorities are investigating as suspicious.

Huntington Firefighters
10/21/12 – Professional Fire Fighters of West Virginia
Crews are on the scene of a house fire in the 800 block of 22nd Street in Huntington. Firefighters say a mattress inside the home caught on fire. Nobody is hurt, however, the home is fully engulfed.

Moline firefighters battle house fire; several pets die
10/20/12 – Moline Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 581
Firefighters were dispatched to the building at 10:22 a.m. after receiving reports of a possible fire, said Moline Fire Capt. Mike Maynard. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found “fire blowing out of the west side” of the building through a second-floor window.

Movember Campaign
10/20/12 – Nashua Fire Fighters Union
Brothers and Sisters, Cancer is not something we want to experience but all to often we know or are directly affected by its far-reaching grasp. Whether it is a co-worker, friend, family member or ourselves this disease has affected us all in some way. Here in Portsmouth we know it all to well. Many of you know we have lost two active members to cancer in the past year.

Firefighters hold out hope for extension of $4.9M grant
10/20/12 – Paul Hufnagel
About 20 firefighters have an uncertain future as they wait to see whether the federal government will extend the Warren Fire Department’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.

Susan G. Komen: “Passionately Pink for the Cure” campaign
10/19/12 – IAFF Local 2493
On Friday October 19th, Members of Upper Darby Professional Firefighters Local 2493, along with Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie, Upper Darby CAO Thomas J. Judge Jr, and Fire Chief Edward Cubler showed their support in the fight against Breast Cancer. Like many local across the country, we donned our Pink T-Shirts for the day and took some pictures at Station 26 in Highland Park section of the Township.

Joplin Fire Fighters Win Pension Ruling
10/19/12 – Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The members of IAFF Local 2618, Joplin Fire Fighters have won a significant court ruling regarding Pension Benefits for those members who become disabled or die in the line-of-duty.  This lawsuit was filed by Tom Robertson, who is a retired member of IAFF Local 2618.  The Joplin Globe covered this story on October 15, 2012, and you can read the entire story by clicking here.

Election Day
10/19/12 – IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
November 6th is election day It is a group 3 day. If you are unable to vote that day, please take an absentee ballot prior to election day. Every vote counts.

Detroit firefighters getting new gear with $1.75M federal grant
10/19/12 – Paul Hufnagel
Detroit — City firefighters are picking up new equipment to replace old, battle-scarred gear Wednesday at the Fire Department’s apparatus division.

Bangor names new fire chief
10/18/12 – IAFF Local 772
By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff   BANGOR, Maine — Michigan native Scott F. Lucas has been selected as Bangor’s new fire chief and — pending approval by the City Council on Monday night — will start his new job Dec. 3.

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