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Rapid Intervention Training

May 19th and 20th The Branford Professional Firefighters Local 2533 had members participate in Rapid Intervention Training (R.I.T.). These members were being instructed by a group of professional firefighters from all around the country lead by Asst. Chief James Crawford – Midway Fire/Rescue formally of the Pittsburgh bureau of Fire.

Local 2533 Swearing in ceremony

On December 18, 2017 at Branford Fire Headquarters, along with family, friends and co-workers, 4 members of Local 2533 were sworn into their new ranks within the Fire Department.

Branford Professional Firefighters Donate Turkeys

Members of the Branford Professional Firefighters Local 2533 as a group donated 30 Turkeys, stuffing’s, Cranbury sauce, and vegetables this morning to help the Branford Police donate to the local food bank and community house to help families in need this holiday season.

Pool House Fire 10-27-17

Members quickly extinguished this fire in a backyard pool house off Branford Hill at 5:45 on 10-27-17 Shed/ garage fires can be extremely dangerous as they contain a wide range of hazards from chemical vapors to exploding gas containers. (seen here are the first arriving crews from E1,T1,M1,C6)

Movember benifit

During the month of November members of the Local 2533 will be participating in Movember. The Movember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men's health. They will be raising funds to tackle some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and poor mental health. Help them stop men from dying too young.

Rope Rescue Training 11-01-2017
Rope Rescue Training
Rope Rescue Training 11-01-2017
Rope Rescue Training
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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Buddy Walk
09/19/18 - IAFF Local 739
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Walk On October 7, 2018, I will be participating in the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress’ Buddy Walk in Wakefield in honor of my son, Noah.  This walk takes place each year in Massachusetts to support the more than 5,000 families who have a member with Down Syndrome in the Commonwealth.
2018 Executive Board Election - Membership Meeting
09/19/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Firefighter Fitness Study
09/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
The Saint Paul Fire Department has an opportunity to participate in a study that will have long term impact on firefighter fitness throughout the nation. The Health Partners Institute has been awarded a grant to evaluate cardiorespiratory fitness among active firefighters. The study will utilize the most current technology to assess individual aerobic capacity and body fat.
September Meeting Minutes Uploaded
09/18/18 - IAFF Local 1403
The minutes of the September meetings have been uploaded.
Academy Burn Day
09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
The temperature is heating up on the SMFR drill ground as Academy 18-1 begins training with live fire. https://www.southmetro.
9/11 Remembrance
09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
A 9/11 remembrance ceremony was held at South Metro Fire Headquarters in Centennial this morning. https://www.southmetro.
Academy Training
09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
On Friday South Metro Fire Academy recruits practiced roof assessments, vertical ventilation and overhaul techniques at a home donated to the SMFR Training Bureau. The structure is scheduled for demolition and provided the perfect environment for hands-on training. https://www.southmetro.
Engineer Greenwalt Retirement
09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
On Saturday afternoon family, friends and co-workers of Engineer Bill Greenwalt gathered at Firehouse 38 in Cherry Hills Village to celebrate his retirement. The SMFR Honor Guard presented Engineer Greenwalt with a flag while the Pipes and Drums performed. Thank you for 23 years of service to the community and congratulations on your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
09/16/18 - IAFF Local #1945
Notice of Elections
09/16/18 - IAFF Local 1403
NOTICE OF ELECTION In accordance with our Constitution and By-Laws, Article 5 Section 6 – “Nominations for elected office shall be held in September of the election year. Any member in good standing may nominate eligible members for office, or may submit a letter of nomination prior to meeting date.
PFFM Quarterly Meeting
09/14/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Sisters and Brothers, This is a reminder that our upcoming Quarterly Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 starting at 10am, Pipefitters Hall on Gabriel Dr. in Augusta.
Friday Update: September 14, 2018
09/14/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Gross Decon Training 9/13/18
09/13/18 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD has many nearby potential hazardous materials sites. Members often train on how to best deal with these potential incidents. Today members trained on gross decontamination. Pictured is a quick set up using two engines that will spray effected people with a gross rinse of water before they are seen by medical professionals.
2018 MFD Family Picnic
09/13/18 - IAFF local 1289
Save the date, Subday October 7th will be this years MFD family picnic! It will be held at Beyer Park from 11am - 5pm. Any questions contact Mat Pirrone. Hope to see you there.
September 11, 2001
09/13/18 - New London Fire Fighters
This week we remember the lives cut short on September 11th, 2001. The following photo is of Ladder 118 responding out of Brooklyn Heights. All 6 firefighters on board never made it out of the towers.
September 13, 2018: UPFFA of Ct. Delegates Meeting, Journeyman & Apprentices Training Center, 450 Murdock Avenue, Meriden - Hosted by: Meriden Fire Fighters, Local 1148
09/13/18 - UPFFA
Fire Fighter Raul Montoya
09/13/18 - IAFF Local 51
Fire Fighter/ Paramedic Raul Montoya is a 16 year veteran for the El Paso Fire Department. On March 2018, Raul sought medical attention for gastrointestinal pains.   On September 6, 2018, he was diagnosed with Colo-Rectal cancer.  He is scheduled to initiate radiation therapy on September 17th in attempts to reduce the size of the malignant tumor.
IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial 2018 Things To Do Information
09/12/18 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
Please follow this link for things to do while in town for the 2018 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial.
2018 Nomination & Election Notice
09/12/18 - IAFF Local 42
FPF Endorsement for Governor-2018 Election
09/12/18 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing the FPF's reasons and endorsement for the position of Governor of Florida, Nov. 6th 2018 Election.
Semi-Truck Fire
09/12/18 - IAFF Local 1164
If you were traveling on I-275 today around 6pm today you may have seen your Livonia Firefighters hard at work. Livonia responded to a semi-truck fire, carrying lithium car batteries. To safely and quickly extinguish this fire we call for assistance from Detroit Metro Airport Fire and Northville Township Fire, to assist LFD with using “a lot” of foam. Good job everyone.
Free Member Orientation Classes
09/12/18 - MPFFU
Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Member Orientation Class From brand new member to seasoned vet, this class has something for you. Great overview of our union, how it works, and what resources are available to you. Any member can attend either of these locations. Please register ASAP if you want to attend.
Photo gallery: Our flag still stands — 9/11 Memorial at El Dorado Adventist School
09/12/18 - IAFF Local 3556
By Gray Baker
Member of the Year Nominations will be accepted at the Oct. 25th Bi-Monthly Meeting
09/12/18 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, "Member of the Year" Nominations will be accepted at the Oct. 25th 2018 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly meeting. If you feel a member of your District or Union wide has distinguished themselves as a Union Member, please bring forward a nomination at next months meeting.
09/11/18 - MPFFU
The Michigan State Police-Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training Center (MSP-EMHSTC) recently released their FY 2019 training schedule. Most of these courses are open to firefighters.
We shall NEVER forget
09/11/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Patriot Day Tuesday September 11, 2001 is a day that we shall never forget (click here for a time line of events). Think back.
Red Hawk hosting 9/11 memorial climb
09/10/18 - IAFF Local 3556
By Mackenzie Myers In remembrance of lives lost almost two decades ago on Sept. 11, 2001, local first responders will don their gear and climb over 100 stories for the second year in a row. The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will take place outside the Red Hawk Casino level 1 parking structure at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. […]
September 9, 2018: Ct. United Ride
09/10/18 - UPFFA
Sept Meeting Canceled
09/10/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Septembers meeting has been canceled due to the possible hurricane. Please ignore all auto-reminders sent out by the calendar.
2018 Guns & Hoses Softball Game
09/10/18 - IAFF Local 21
Last Call Foundation-Fundraiser
09/10/18 - IAFF Local 739
FALL FUNDRAISER SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 Florian Hall 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester 3:00–7:00pm Emcee - Boston 25 News Anchor Blair Miller ? Light Dinner ? Entertainment ? Cash Bars ? Silent Auction Cambridge-born-turned- Boston-comedy-legend Lenny Clarke headlines General Admission Tickets $60 Historical BFD photo’s and video by Boston Fire Dept.
09/09/18 - New London Fire Fighters
The MDA's Fill the Boot fundraiser campaign is here again. NLFD members will be outside Fire Headquarters on 289 Bank St and at the North Station on 240 Broad St. every Friday in September from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm. To learn more about Fill the Boot, please visit: https://filltheboot.donordrive.
Storm Duty Prep Guide
09/09/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
We know you've probably heard enough about Hurricane Florence already. However, we want to give you some "tips from our senior members" on what you need to survive storm duty at the fire house.
Annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony
09/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
Annual Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony. All off duty members encouraged to attend. Class A uniform with Bell Cap and white gloves. Tuesday September 11, 2018; form up at Beacon and Charles Streets at 4 PM.
Local 1009 Anuual "Fill the Boot" for MDA Great Success
09/07/18 - IAFF Local 1009
Each year the Worcester Firefighters participate in fundraising activities to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.   This year we had a GREAT showing from our membership on the Labor Day weekend and we were able to reach an amazing donation total.
Friday Update: September 7, 2018
09/07/18 - IAFF Local 1014
The Byrne Out Cancer Foundation
09/07/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The family of Kansas City, Missouri Battalion Chief Tom Byrne who died in the line of duty after contracting job related cancer after his 30 years of service to the department is hoping to establish a foundation in his name: The Byrne Out Cancer Foundation.  Colleen Byrne has submitted a request to for consideration and funding with this foundation.
Police: Fatal crash in Livonia may have been triggered by medical problem
09/07/18 - IAFF Local 1164
09/07/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
To:        All Executive Branch Employees From:    Ronald J.
Firefighter Calendar for Museum
09/06/18 - IAFF Local 135
The Kansas Firefighters Alliance is making a special tribute in our 2019 Kansas Firefighter Calendar in the month of October.
09/06/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
IAFF GIS Analysis
09/06/18 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
The link below is the Geographical Systems Information Analysis performed by the IAFF along with Local 1400 for the city of Chester. The city was looking into property on the waterfront and the property of the abandon Columbus School for the "centralized" fire station.
KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
09/05/18 - 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.
09/04/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel CALL TO ARMS—LOCAL 1014 NEEDS YOU.
Breast Cancer Awareness Tee
09/04/18 - Westport Fire Local1802
October is coming and once again we are offering our Breast Cancer Awareness shirt. Proceeds go to support awareness.
Thank You LT. Basilica
09/04/18 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD would like to thank Lt. Rocco Basilica for his 16 years of service as the NLFD Union President. Firefighter Steve Joly will be taking his place as of 09/04/2018.
NLFD Union Aquires New Contract
09/04/18 - New London Fire Fighters
A new 3 year contract has been signed by the City of New London and the NLFD.

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9/11 Remembrance
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Academy Training
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Engineer Greenwalt Retirement
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