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    Hotel Palacios Del Rio 200 South Alamo Street San Antonio, Texas 78205
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    • What is the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters? 

      This organization is known as the SOUTHERN FEDERATION OF PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS, and was organized February 2, 1995, in Nashville, Tennessee. 

      The purpose of the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters is to provide the best possible resources, services and communications for Southern Federation affiliates of the IAFF; to develop a united effort and consensus of opinion with regards to our common concerns in the South, with the goal of having a positive effect on the IAFF, its constitution and By-laws, policies and resolutions. 

      The Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters encompasses the IAFF State Associations and Local IAFF affiliates in good standing within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Dela­ware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.  Associate membership is allowed to any member or affiliate of the IAFF of any state not currently affiliated with the federation and IAFF members at large. 

      The Association holds an Annual Conference in which delegates of the organization attend. The Conference includes educational modules, presentations that assist delegates in accordance with the organization purpose. 

      The 2018 SFPFF Conference will be held in San Antonio, TX and hosted by IAFF Local 624.  The Conference dates are Wednesday, April 11, 2018 thru Friday, April 13, 2018. 

      January 11, 2018

      All Southern Federation of Firefighters State & Local Affiliate Officers:

      In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters I am sending this correspondence in regard to your annual membership and the Annual SFPFF Conference.

      “All Affiliated States and Locals and Associate Members shall pay one dollar ($1.00) per member per year up to one hundred members, but not less than thirty-five dollars ($35) per year for affiliation to the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters” Forms have been attached to assist you in the remittance of your dues and conference registration.

      Further, this conference will be held in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters. In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws please be aware of the following:


      All resolutions, submitted by affiliates for consideration at the Conference, shall be received by the Secretary/Treasurer at least thirty (30) days prior to the Conference, and shall be sent to all State and Local affiliates fifteen (15) days prior to the annual Conference of the Federation by the Secretary-Treasurer.  The only exception to this article shall be resolutions to amend the Consti­tution and By-Laws, submitted by the Constitution and By-Laws Committee.


      Late resolutions must be received by 5 PM on the day prior to the start of the Conference, provided the following conditions are met; the affiliated individual or affiliated organization submitting the Late Resolution shall provide the President with sufficient copies for each registered delegate.  The resolution must be accepted by 2/3 majority vote of the delegation present and voting.


      Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Federation shall be approved by 2/3 majority vote of the delegates present and voting at the Annual Conference, in accordance with the IAFF Constitution and By-Laws.

      Please sign up on our website at www.sfpff.org for updates for the conference.

      On behalf of the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters, I would like to personally invite you to attend the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters annual conference in San Antonio, Texas this coming April. It is our hope you will be able to attend and address our delegation.

      Many activities have been planned by our host, the San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 624. Our executive board and committees will meet on Wednesday April 11, 2017 and General Session is set to start that Thursday morning with business concluding late Friday afternoon. We will be hosting several hospitality events Wednesday thru Friday evenings and there will be plenty of networking ongoing through the conference.

      To help you plan your travel, details of some of the events can be found on our website at www.sfpff.org.  The SFPFF will hold our annual Conference, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 11-13, 2018. This conference will be hosted by the San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 624. We have secured a room block with affordable options at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio located on the Riverwalk in beautiful downtown San Antonio.

      Group Rates available from:  April 10, 2018 - April 14, 2018
      Pricing:  Starting at $199.00 for Single/Double Occupancy in Deluxe Accommodations. Group Code: SAPF.  Make reservations Online by clicking on the link below:

      Reservation Website for Hilton Palacio Del Rio

      Hotel Palacios Del Rio
      Hotel Direct Line: 210.222.1400
      200 South Alamo Street
      San Antonio, Texas 78205



      San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 624 has established a “Room Block Release Date” March 13, 2018 for Group reservations. After this date, all rooms not guaranteed by deposit, credit card or the Master Account will be released to Hilton Reservations for general sale.

      If you or your staff have questions, please contact SFPFF Secretary Treasurer Tim Dupin directly at 816.516.4964 or via email at tdupin@iaff42.org.

      Please come join us as we celebrate our past and imagine our future.

      In solidarity,

      Tim Dupin, Secretary Treasurer SFPFF

      2018 SFPFF Conference Notice
      2018 SFPFF Tentative Agenda
      2018 SFPFF Conference Registration Form
      2018 SFPFF Membership Form


      What's New at SFPFF

      We're all thinking about our members in Texas and Louisiana who are on the frontlines of Hurricane Harvey helping communities and their citizens knowing their own homes and possessions may be lost.

      The best way you can assist your brothers and sisters is through the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund, which provides short-term, immediate financial assistance to IAFF members affected by major disasters.

      Donate today with a tax deductible contribution online or by texting DISASTER to 50555* to make a $10 donation.

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      Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

      Local 3169 Hosts CPR & Stop the Bleed Programs
      03/31/18 - IAFF Local 3169
      Professional Firefighters of Marion County will be hosting a FREE CPR and Stop the Bleed programs for the community.  Since the most recent tragedies in Las Vegas your Local 3169 felt it was important to host a free CPR and Stop the Bleed program for our community. Saturday, March 31st from 0800-1600 at the MCSO Multi Purpose Building.
      Crump Conquering Cancer 5k
      03/17/18 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Campden Place Fire
      03/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon Local 2164 and 2086 members responded to a residential structure fire on Campden Place in Castle Pines. Initially there was no smoke visible on arrival, and then a working fire was discovered on the first floor burning through the exterior wall. Firefighters advanced attack lines inside and quickly controlled the fire.
      Mountain Democrat
      03/16/18 - IAFF Local 3556
      Firefighters host life-saving course. Click to see the whole article.
      IAFF 7th District New Fire Fighter Conference
      03/16/18 - IAFF 7th District
      The office of the 7th District VP is happy to announce the IAFF 7th District New Member Conference is scheduled.  It will be held on May 16-18, 2018 (reception on the evening of the 15th) at the Kennewick, Washington Red Lion.
      St Paddy's Day Parade
      03/16/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Tomorrow is the big day, like Christmas for the Irish and wanna be Irish.  If you would like to meet and march in the parade, meet us in Coors Field Lot A between 8:30-9am and look for the 858 Anitque rig and DFD Rigs.  If you are a PROBY come on out, show in force, let's make the DFD look good, remeber to wear your Class A with hat.
      L4890 Montgomery Twp. Fundraiser
      03/16/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters:   L4890 Montgomery Twp. Will be hosting their 3rd Annual Bocce Tournament Fundraiser. Sponsorship and team openings are still available for this June 9, 2018 event.   Please see the attached documents or follow the link below for more information. https://www.facebook.
      Reynolds Drive Brush Fire
      03/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, South Metro Dispatchers received several 911 reports of a large brush fire along the railroad tracks near Highway 85 and Airport Road in Douglas County. First arriving Engine and Brush 40 found a slow moving brush fire threatening trailers behind 7374 Reynolds Drive.
      Raise a glass
      03/15/18 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
      Raise a glass in memory of Shane Deines @ Berthoud Brewing Company.  March 25th 1200-1700.
      Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 42, St. Patrick’s Day Parade
      03/15/18 - IAFF Local 42
      Join us with your family and walk in the parade. Line up at 10.a.m at Linwood and Broadway with the Fire Trucks. Get there early, parking is always an issue.
      2018 Local 1826 Election
      03/15/18 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, The 2018 Election for the position of Vice President has three candidates; (alphabetical) Bryan Alexander Henry Garcia James Hagie Election times and places: 1. April 23rd, 2018 (Monday), Positano Place at Naples Clubhouse, 12910 Positano Circle, Naples, Fl. 34105. Polls open from 8:00Am-noon. 2.
      FF Kevin Walsh Retires
      03/14/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Firefighter Kevin Walsh Retires The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Firefighter Kevin Walsh of C-4 Aide on his retirement.  Walshy, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
      Cancer and why we fight
      03/14/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      please watch http://www.fox25boston.
      City and County Chapter Informational Meetings Scheduled for March 22, 2018
      03/14/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      City and County Chapter Informational Meetings Scheduled for March 22, 2018 City and County Chapter Informational Meetings are scheduled for March 22, 2018 at the Union Hall. The purpose of these meetings will be to discuss concerns, answer questions and accept recommendations for upcoming Collective Bargaining negotiations.
      2018 Elk's Firefighter of the Year
      03/14/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Local 2687 would like to congratulate Captain Hugh O'Callaghan on receiving the Hamden Elk's Firefighter of the Year Award! Hugh was honored during a ceremony on Saturday, March 10th. Congratulations on this well deserved honor.
      42nd Biennial AFFI Convention
      03/13/18 - St. Charles Professional Firefighters Local 3322
      AFFI Members The St. Charles Professional Firefighters Local 3322 has been working diligently to organize a great convention for members throughout the state.  We are excited to announce that details are available to book your stay at the resport, register for the golf outing, purchase apparel and support the convention through various sponsorship packages.
      Memphis Street Fire
      03/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 12:55 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018, 2164 members responded to a reported house fire at 7442 South Memphis Street in Arapahoe County. A neighbor noticed a fire near the back porch, called 911 and didn’t get an answer at the front door. First arriving Engine 42 observed light smoke from the rear of the home and advanced an attack line.
      MVA with Extrication
      03/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Local members responded to a MVA with extrication needed.  http://www.southmetro.
      FF Joseph Toscano Memorial Dedication
      03/12/18 - Local 1347
      Firefighter Joseph Toscano Memorial Dedication is on  March 17th 2018 at 1000hrs.
      St Patricks Day Parade
      03/11/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good evening members, Next Saturday March 17th is the Annual St. Patricks Day parade in Denver, Local 858 will have the antique rig in the parade and all members are welcome to march along with the Colorado Emerald Society in the front of the parade.
      Charter Locals Represent Arkansas in Washington D.C.
      03/11/18 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Recently, Arkansas Professional Firefighters traveled to Washington D.C. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
      Mick Morgan's 5k
      03/10/18 - IAFF local 2464
      Lt. Brian Cherella, FF Ben Foley, FF Colin Ryle, & FF Donovan Minutolo ran in the 7th Annual Mick Morgan's St. Patrick's 5k Race on March 10, 2018. All proceeds from this race go directly to supporting HESSCO programs & services that care for the elderly or disabled living independently at home.
      Chris King appointed Norwalk’s new assistant fire chief
      03/10/18 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
      NORWALK — Veteran firefighter Chris King has taken over as second of command of the city’s nearly 150-member fire department. On Monday afternoon, Mayor Harry Rilling and fellow fire commissioner Oscar Destruge offered King the position of assistant fire chief and King accepted.
      Saint Paul Fire Foundation - MN Wild
      03/10/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Members recognized as Angel Medics
      03/10/18 - IAFF Local 4416
      Congratulations to our Local 4416 members and all the recipients of the St. Vincent Angel Medic Award. This recognition is awarded each year to an EMT or paramedic in each of the fire departments in Central Indiana. The recipients represent the best the industry has to offer.
      KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
      03/09/18 - 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.
      “Boston’s Bravest: Facing A Hidden Killer”
      03/09/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
      2018 IAFF Convention Delegates
      03/09/18 - IAFF Local 42
      Sisters and Brothers: Pursuant to the provisions of the IAFF Constitution and By-laws and the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 42 Constitution By-laws, the 54th Convention of the International Association of Fire Fighters will be held at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in Seattle, Washington, beginning Monday, August 6, 2018.
      Spring Forward Sunday, Change Your Batteries
      03/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      This weekend as you change your clocks, check your alarms. Prevent that annoying chirp of a dying smoke alarm battery by replacing the alkaline batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms now, unless you have newer alarms with 10-year sealed batteries. Check the age of your alarms.
      Local Member Assists DFD
      03/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Local 2164 member A. Cooper and his specially trained search dog Prism assisted Denver Fire personnel in their search for two missing workers after a intense fire at a apartment building under construction.
      MDA 1st Annual TOPGOLF Golf Tournament
      03/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Ready to play some golf?  Get your team together for a fun competition that supports a great cause.  MDA's 1st annual golf tournament at TOPGOLF.  Monday May 21, 2018 from 10am-2pm.  See the attachment for more info! Click below to Register: http://www2.mda.
      Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries
      03/08/18 - IAFF Local 902
      This weekend as you change your clocks, check your alarms. Prevent that annoying chirp of a dying smoke alarm battery by replacing the alkaline batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms now, unless you have newer alarms with 10-year sealed batteries. Check the age of your alarms.
      2018 Jennings Scholarship
      03/08/18 - Everett Firefighters Local 143
      Dear Applicant: It is that time of year again when the John J. and Nora Jennings Memorial Scholarship is opened and is now accepting applications for 2018.  We encourage you to apply and we look forward to reading all applications and 2018 essays.  This information has been posted to PFFM.
      St Practice Day!!
      03/08/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      CPFF Foundation St. Practice Day Beer
      Help for Conor Lamb Dem running for Congress
      03/08/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Hi!, I, Rosann Barker of the NWPA ALF am currently working in the Washington Greene CLC Office Located at 1 S. College St. Washington, PA 15301. We really need help. Congressional District -18 has an 11 Pt Republican advantage.
      Brother Delanoy Honored
      03/08/18 - IAFF Local 274
      Congratulations to Br. Chris Delanoy for being chosen as the Aide to the Grand Marshall for this years City of White Plains St. Patrick's Day Parade. Brother Delanoy has been an active Union member since 2003 serving on the Executive Board for 10 years first as a trustee and then as Welfare Chairman. Local 274 would like to wish Br.
      100 Anniversary
      03/07/18 - IAFF Local 51
      Local 51 Participates in IAFF 100 Year Anniversary! Professional fire fighters first started uniting in the mid-19th century as organizations designed to assist fire fighters injured on the job or for the families of fire fighters killed in the line of duty. Many individual fire unions independently affiliated through the American Federation of Labor (AFL) – established in 1886.
      100 Anniversary
      03/07/18 - IAFF Local 51
      Local 51 participates in IAFF 100 Year Anniversary! http://100years.iaff.
      March 7, 2018: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Legislative Breakfast, Washington, D. C
      03/07/18 - UPFFA
      March 7, 2018: IAFF Legislative Conference, Washington, D. C.: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Legislative Breakfast – Peter S. Carozza, Pres., UPFFA of Ct.
      Lisbon Way Fire
      03/06/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      March 5 2018 ~ At 12:58 Local 2164 members were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 5828 S. Lisbon Way in Centennial. Initial radio reports indicate a small fire on the deck in the rear of the residence. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes of the call and made quick work of the blaze before it could spread to the residence.
      March 4-7, 2018 IAFF Legislative Conference, Washington D. C.
      03/06/18 - UPFFA
      Connecticut Fire Fighters members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association  of Connecticut meeting with our Connecticut Delegation Staff in Washington, DC on Fire Fighters Issues.
      March 6, 2018 - This local group celebrated its 100th birthday as one of the nation’s first of its kind
      03/06/18 - IAFF Local 20
      Cheers for Charity Event!
      03/06/18 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
      Please join us in conjunction with the Fire Ground Commander Conference on March 19th from 5-9pm at Strangeways Brewing for Cheers for Charity, benefiting Central Virginia Burn Camp.
      2018 St. Patrick's Day T-Shirts
      03/06/18 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, The Local 1826 office has a limited supply of the 2018 St. Patrick's Day T-Shirts. All shirts at office are short sleeve and in varying sizes: S, M. L, XL, and XXL. Shirts are $20. Call in advance to ensure there is someone in the office, 239-334-8222.
      Structure fire on Canal Road
      03/06/18 - IAFF Local 1081
      Shortly after noon on March 2, 2018 the Westport Fire Department received multiple calls reporting a structure fire on Canal Road. The Westport Fire Department responded with 5 engine companies, 1 ladder truck, 1 Rescue, 1 High Water Rescue Truck and the Shift Commander. Engine 4 arrived and found Canal Road covered with over one foot of water.
      E470 Brush Fire
      03/05/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      March 5 2018~SMFR dispatched Local 2164 members to the area of Quincy Avenue and E-470 for reports of a large vegetation fire. A plume of smoke and dust was visible from several miles away. As units approached the scene, the fire was determined to be in the City of Aurora with Aurora Fire Rescue already battling the flames. SMFR provided mutual aid assistance along with Sable Altura Fire Rescue.
      FPF Legislative Report, Week 7
      03/05/18 - IAFF 1826
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