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August 24, 2016
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REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES.
You should check your batteries at least once a month to make sure this life saving device is always ready.
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Indian Neck Ave. 2nd alarm

Branford Fire Department responded to this multi-family home at 10:39 this morning for a reported building fire. All five occupants of the four apartments managed to escape harm unfortunately however, a dog and cat perished. Branford was assisted by Guilford Fire Department at the scene and North Branford Fire Department who provided cover.
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WTC PATH Car

August 6th 2015, Members of the Branford Fire Department - Local 2533, East Haven Fire Department & the New York City Fire Department's honor guards including New Haven Emerald Society and the F.D.N.Y. Pipe band as well as many other volunteers and delegates welcomed PATH car 745 into its new home at the East Haven Trolley Museum.
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Bailout Bag Training.

May 2015, some members of the Local 2533 were selected to participate in a train the trainer program for the newly purchased bail out kits. Members from Branford Fire were given some classroom instruction as well as in depth hands on training on how to utilize these lifesaving pieces of equipment from some members of Stratford Fire Dept.
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Attic fire

On May 4, 2015 at @ 3:15 p.m. the Branford Fire Department was dispatched to Sound view Heights for a reported structure fire. Engines 1,2,9 Rescue 1, Truck 1, Medic 1, Car 6 as the incident commander. Car 2 arrived first on scene to report smoke showing from the attic area.
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Fatal Accident I-95

On April 30th at 6:00a.m. Units C6,E1,R1,M1&M2 were dispatched to an motor vehicle accident on I-95 n\b. Units on scene found a head on accident involving a mini van and a pick up truck. Extrication was required (using HURST cutters, spreaders, & rams) One patient was found to be d.o.a. but M1 & M2 transported 2 other occupants.
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Indian Neck Ave.
2 alarm house fire 10/27/2015
Soundview Hgts structure fire
5\4\2015 Structure Fire
Soundview Hgts structure fire
5\4\2015 Structure Fire
Fatal M.V.A. I-95
April 30, 2015 Early morning Fatal accident
Truck Roll Over 11/3/2014
Early Morning Truck Accident
8 Heritage Hill 10/31/2014
2nd alarm Gas driven fire
8 Heritage Hill 10/31/2014
2nd alarm Gas driven fire
Harbor Village 1/4/2014
Bed room fire
Harbor Village 1/4/2014
Bed room fire
M.V.A. Brushy Plains Rd. (08/18/2013)
Fatal M.V.A. Brushy Plains Rd.
East Haven R.I.T.
Plane Crash on Charter Oak Ave.
East Haven R.I.T.
Plane Crash on Charter Oak ave.
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2016 IAFF Convention Videos
08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
2016 IAFF Convention Videos
08/23/16 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Hamtramck Firefighters Haunted Fowling
08/23/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Join the Hamtramck Firefighters on October 22, 2016 for a Halloween party you won’t forget – right here in Hamtramck! The Hamtramck Firefighters’ Haunted Fowling returns at Fowling Warehouse! Fowling is an enjoyable and lively game that combines elements of bowling, football, and horseshoes.
NNFA Polo Order
08/23/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
We are ordering custom NNFA Polo Shirts from Elite Fire Apparel. The polo's are 5.11 Utility Polos for a full description and to order please go to the online store.
Gun Raffle & Fund Raiser
08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
Gun Raffle & Fund Raiser
08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
New Pink Heals shirts
08/22/16 - Local 2580
Get your "Pink Heals" shirts with our new "Wings" logo. Pre-order by 8/27 at 11:59pm to choose your color (charcoal gray or pink) & sizes (youth medium to 3XL). We will eventually maintain stock in charcoal gray adult sizes. A limited number of the navy or pink "Boot" shirts are also still available. Proceeds continue to benefit UNC's Lineberger Cancer Center.
Brother Brandon Anderson hospitalized at U of L after off duty accident
08/22/16 - IAFF Local 4416
The Sisters and Brothers are reaching out to assist Fishers Brother Anderson as he continues to be hospitalized in Louisville after an off duty motorcyle accident in Southern Indiana on August 12.
General Secretary-Treasurer Ed Kelly Acceptance Speech
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Help Needed Louisiana floods
08/22/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
IAFF 53rd Convention Opening Ceremonies
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
MDA National Ambassador Joe Akmakjian
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
General President Harold Schaitberger No Endorsement for POTUS
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Urgent Request: Help Needed in Louisiana
08/22/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
BC Contract
08/22/16 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Donate to IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
08/21/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The IAFF is on the ground and has established a command operations center to provide assistance – including financial relief through the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund – and to distribute clothing, water and other basic supplies to the almost 300 Local 557 members who lost their homes in the worst flooding disaster in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Saints Game Supporting The Saint Paul Fire Foundation
08/21/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Firefighters Block Party Supporting Operation Warm
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 21
Saints Game Supporting The Saint Paul Fire Foundation
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 21
EMS Regional Coordinator
08/21/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The EMS Section has recently posted a position for EMS Regional Coordinator with the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI).  This position will work within the upper peninsula of Michigan to promote compliance with Michigan statute and rules related to EMS functions.
"Patriot Day Blue Mass"
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 312
Help Needed for Our Brothers and Sisters in South Louisiana
08/21/16 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
An urgent request for help in the flooding aftermath for our brothers and sisters in South Louisiana.
IAFF 53rd Convention Concludes With Executive Board Elections
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
On the final day of the IAFF 53rd Convention, delegates cast ballots in three contested elections. In the race for 1st District Vice President, Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York Local 94 Vice President James Slevin defeated incumbent WilliamRomaka by a vote of 13,419 to 1,609.
Delegates Censure Eight Officials From Different Cities
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention in Las Vegas unanimously adopted eight resolutions to censure six fire chiefs, one deputy fire chief and one mayor for their anti-union, anti-fire fighter actions and views.
Delegates Approve Resolutions to Resource Fire Departments and US&R Teams
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Ensuring that IAFF locals and members have the resources to do the job has always been a top priority for the IAFF. At the IAFF 53rd Convention, delegates passed resolutions 39 and 41 to make sure departments and Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams have the resources needed to respond safely and effectively.
Delegates Resolve to Fight for Greater Resources to Combat Wildland Fires
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention unanimously approved two resolutions calling for greater attention, research and resources to support wildland fire fighting and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) initiatives.
Delegates Pass Resolutions to Reduce Cancer, Reaffirm Commitment to Behavioral Health
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Two important resolutions addressing the physical and behavioral health of members passed as delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention finished up the final business session. Resolution 44 calls for the IAFF’s continued support for programs, initiatives and legislation that reduce cancer in the fire service and provide assistance to members fighting this disease.
Help needed
08/21/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Help Urgently needed in Baton Rouge
08/20/16 - PFFA
2016 IAFF Convention Resolution
08/20/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters:   This past weekend the delegates attending the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution. The Resolution shall be submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42.
PPFFA Ton Haines Education Conference Reminder
08/20/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters; Please be aware that the deadline for the Education Conference is September 7, 2016. The registration fee includes lodging at the Crowne Plaza for October 9th and 10th.
Easton L0713 Coats for Kids Motorcycle Ride
08/20/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
In cooperation with The Standard Modern American Bar & Restaurant & The 3rd & Ferry Fish Market, we will be holding our 2nd Annual Easton Firefighters Motorcycle Run to benefit our "Coats for Kids" program.  The ride will take place on Sunday, August 28th, in the circle in downtown Easton, kickstands up at 11:45.
Special Olympics
08/19/16 - IAFF Local 51
Run With Local Law Enforcement to Support SOTX Athletes! Open to the Whole Community! Registration Now Open.
2016 Fill the Boot
08/19/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Fill the Boot is Saturday, August 27th! Start time is 10am. Locations: Jefferson Commons & Tech Center at Oyster Point. Please sign up below if you plan on participating. All participants are to check in at the Command Post which will be infront of Moe's in Jefferson Commons Shopping Center when they arrive.
LFD 75th Anniversary
08/19/16 - IAFF Local 1164
Fire displaces residents at Livonia home
08/19/16 - IAFF Local 1164
A fire that started in the bedroom of a home near Six Mile and Merriman left smoke damage throughout the house and displaced the residents. Livonia firefighters were called to a house fire at about 3 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 31500 block of Grove.
Local 858 NFL Pick EM League is back!
08/18/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello Again Brothers and Sisters! The 858 NFL Pick-em league is back.  It's fun and easy and anyone can play.  Entry is just $10 with 1 re-buy if you get knocked out for an additional $10.  All you have to do is pick 1 team each week to win it's game, each team can only be picked once.  That's pretty much it.
Brother Ed Kelly Elected GST IAFF
08/18/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
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Funeral Services for Justin Beebe
08/18/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
Funeral Services for Fallen Firefighter Justin Beebe Saturday August 27, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm Bellows Falls Union High School 406 Union High School Road Westminster VT Please contact 2DVP Ron Hubbard if attending rhubbard@pffv.
Park View Little League Fundraiser
08/18/16 - IAFF Local 2180
Park View Little League will begin thier World Series games this Friday in Pennsylvania and will need all the support they can get. The travel cost for our Chula Vista players, coaches and parents will cost upwards of a $100,000. Chula Vista Firefighters will be allowed to purchase and wear Park Views "West" T-Shirts on duty for the next two weeks.
August 17, 2016: Schaitberger Re-Elected General President, Kelly Elected General Secretary-Treasurer
08/17/16 - UPFFA
Schaitberger Re-Elected General President, Kelly Elected General Secretary-Treasurer Harold A. Schaitberger, who was re-elected today for the fifth time by acclamation at the IAFF 53rd Convention, will lead this union for another four years alongside newly elected General-Secretary Treasurer Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.
Sunday, September 11, 2016: Ct. United Ride
08/16/16 - UPFFA
L30 NOTIFICATION
08/16/16 - 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.
Widows and Orphans Golf Tournament
08/16/16 - IAFF Local 1563
Annual Widows and Orphans Foundation Golf tournament Every day fire fighters rush into burning buildings when everyone else is rushing out. They respond to auto accidents, they jump into rough water, and sometimes dangle from high bridges all in an effort to help and save us. When the unthinkable happens, who is there to help the fire fighter’s family.
Early Voting Locations
08/16/16 - IAFF Local 2546
Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts
08/16/16 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
For the past several years, the Longmont Fire Department has worn special uniform shirts in October to promote breast cancer awareness month. In 2016, these shirts will take on a different look, thanks to a great partnership with the St. Vrain Valley School District and Silver Creek High School.
Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
08/15/16 - Lubbock Fire Fighters
September 17, 2016 Colorado Springs, Colorado The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, located in the shadow of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, honors the sacrifice made by IAFF members who have given their lives in the line of duty.

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