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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. 

      Dear Affiliate Leadership:

      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 New Orleans, Louisiana this coming April.

      A number of activities have been planned by our host, the Louisiana Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF State Association A0017. Our executive board and committees will meet Thursday and General Session is set to start on Friday morning with business concluding on Saturday. We will be hosting several hospitality events Thursday thru Saturday evenings and there will be plenty of networking and the French Quarter Festival events will be ongoing through the Conference. So come and join us in the Big Easy.

      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, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 6-8, 2017. This Conference will be hosted by the Louisiana Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF State Association A0017. We have secured a room block with affordable options at the Loews New Orleans Hotel 300 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130.

      Group Rates available from:  April 4th, 2017 - April 9th, 2017
      Pricing:  Starting at $229.00 for Single/Double Occupancy in Deluxe Accommodations.

      Reservations Center:   866.211.6411
      https://www.loewshotels.com/new-orleans/southern-federation-of-professional-fire-fighters
       
      PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY
       
      Loews New Orleans Hotel has established a “Room Block Release Date” of Monday, March 13, 2017 for Group reservations. After this date, all rooms not guaranteed by deposit, credit card or the Master Account will be released to Loews 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.
      Yours in Solidarity,

      Tim Dupin, Secretary-Treasurer SFPFF

      2017 Tentative Agenda

      2017 Membership Form

      2017 Conference Registration Form


      What's New at SFPFF

      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. If your Association or Local would like to be submitted as a Co-sponsor of the Resolution please contact Tim Dupin via email at tdupin@iaff42.org . Please include your Local or Association Name, Number and President with the authority to authorize sponsorship. The deadline to be included as a sponsor shall be June 15, 2016.

      Thank you for your consideration of this Resolution. If you have questions or need further information contact Tim Dupin at 816.516.4964.
       
      Yours in solidarity,
       
      Ed Jaros                                    Tim Dupin
      SFPFF President                         SFPFF Secretary Treasurer

       

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      Car into Water; 1 Rescued, 1 Dead
      02/26/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      Screams from a woman in the Saugatuck River touched off a massive search and rescue operation tonight after a car went into the water in Westport’s Saugatuck section. Police units at the northern end of the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge — the Imperial Avenue side — where a man was floating in the water. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.
      Local 1081 President gets Promotion
      02/26/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      Cecil's message and form
      02/25/17 - IAFF 1826
      Call to action to show our support for Cecil Pendergrass for County Commissioner
      02/25/17 - IAFF 1826
      Normalization of Deviance (Leadership Presentation)
      02/24/17 - IAFF 851
      Friday February 24th Weekend update
      02/24/17 - 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 Happy Friday! February 14, 2017 Have a great weekend.
      House garage catches fire in Livonia
      02/24/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      A fire that broke out over the weekend in the Quakertown subdivision of Livonia has been ruled accidental. Livonia firefighters were called at about 1 p.m. Sunday to a home in the 38000 block of Meeting House Lane, which is located near Six Mile and Haggerty, over the weekend.
      April Political Action
      02/24/17 - Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters
      We are needing "boots on the ground" to get our support out on the candidates that Local 152 has endorsed for the April 4th election. Please get with your shop on how you can help.
      Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting Highlights
      02/24/17 - IAFF 1826
                                               Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting Highlights: 1. MDA "Fill the Boot" Drive presentation from MDA Coordinator Erin Randle.
      New London Pipe Band Pre-St. Patrick's Day Celebration
      02/23/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      Join our pipe band in kicking off the pre St. Patrick's day celebrations.
      2nd Annual Car Show
      02/23/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Come out and join us for the 2nd Annual Car Show, Sunday May 21 9am to 4pm at the Colorado Professional Firefighter Center 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver.  Please see flyer for more details. Hope to see you there.
      Quick last minute ball update, do's and dont's
      02/23/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good morning all members, it's almost that time, Ball fever has hit!  A couple quick ball messages.  The Cocktail Reception/Silent Auction begins @ 4:30pm, everything is located on the 2nd floor of the Four Seasons, 1111 14th Street Denver.  The Program begins @ 7pm with dinner up around 7:15.
      Bloomfield Twp. Golf Outing
      02/22/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Save the date for upcoming golf outing.
      Honor Guard Activity
      02/22/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      The Honor Guard will present Colors during the opening ceremony of the 87th Annual Michigan Safety Conference.    The 2017 Safety Conference will be held on April 11th & 12th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.   Registration at the door begins at 0700 and the Honor Guard ceremony begins at 0830.
      Operation Warm Thank You
      02/22/17 - IAFF 851
      62nd Annual Fire Fighter's Retirement Banquet
      02/22/17 - IAFF Local 42
      2nd Annual Monster Mash Fundraiser
      02/21/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      I started this to help out the locals in the downriver area. We benefit so many good causes throughout the year that there really isn't anything for the guys. The money earned can be spent on anything(groceries) or just something they need or having been wanting for their house. Every year, a new local or firehouse will be drawn to receive the proceeds. Also I have the link down below for the Facebook group page that has even more information, the link to buy tickets and all about the hotel and its discounted prices. Hope to see you there, it's a great time! Fraternally, James Bishop 734-765-7097
      Aces Fore Aiden Golf Tournament
      02/21/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is a proud sponsor of the Aces Fore Aiden Golf Tournament.  Here is more information about Aiden McVicker, and download a Registration Form here or visit their website.
      BBQ for the Badge
      02/21/17 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      We are excited to bring back BBQ for the Badge at North Central Ford.  We will have vendor booths, fire trucks, police cars, and music all day.  This year all procedes from this event will go to RPD officer Steve Hooten and his family.  Please come us April 28, 2017 at North Central Ford in Richardson and help us support our brother in blue.
      2017 RETIREE REUNION
      02/21/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Charity Tournament presented by Local 1747
      02/21/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Please find attached the flyer for a charity golf tournament presented by Local 1747. The tournament is on June 2 at the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent. All proceeds benefit the Kent Firefighter Foundation.
      Upper Darby L2493 MDA Pour for the Cure Event
      02/20/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Upper Darby L2493 is once again hosting their Pour for the Cure to benefit MDA. This will take place on February 25th from 3-7 pm at Casey's Drexel Hill, State Road and Landsdowne Ave. A special guest band will be performing. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door or at UD stations 26, 36, 37 and 74.
      SPD - HELP NEEDED
      02/20/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      Members - In order to make this years St. Patricks day a successful one we need your help. Gabe, Tony and Myself have spent hundreds of hours on the back end planning this day. We need your help the day before, the day of and the night of the event.  Help is needed with set up, serving, sales, clean up and whatever small tasks that we didnt think of.
      Local 858 Teams w/Brute Force
      02/20/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Local 858 is proud to announce a great offer from Brute Force training gear. They are a Local Denver Company and have offered their deepest discount to 858 members and family.  I have attached 2 pages with some product and the discount code. Simply go to bruteforcetraining.com and use promo code DFD15. Buy some sandbags, get buff, and have a happy Monday.
      Firefighter Cancer Registry Act
      02/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 Members active and retired are encouraged to attend a press conference supporting The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act hosted by Senator Amy Klobuchar.  We will be at Minneapolis Station 17 – 330 E 38th St, Minneapolis. The presser will begin at 11:00 am. If you want to arrive a little early, that would be much appreciated.
      Contract Meeting - ALL MEMBERS
      02/19/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      Local 1945 members, The bargaining team has been regularly meeting and working on the formation of the initial CBA for Local 1945. We are currently at a point where the membership is being asked what ideas/concepts would be important in a CBA.
      IAFF Local 781 Annual Golf Event
      02/17/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      March Bi-Monthly
      02/17/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      MDA 856 Monarchs Family Night
      02/17/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Retirement/Promotion Party 2-24-17
      02/17/17 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      The Buffalo Professional Firefighters is hosting their 6th Annual Dinner Party.  At this party we honor all those who were promoted in 2016 and all of those retired in 2016 and beginning of 2017.  It will be held at Pearl Street Grill on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6 pm to 11 pm.  The cost is $40 and includes dinner, open bar and music.
      Retirement/Promotion Party 2-24-17
      02/17/17 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      The Buffalo Professional Firefighters is hosting their 6th Annual Dinner Party.  At this party we honor all those who were promoted in 2016 and all of those retired in 2016 and beginning of 2017.  It will be held at Pearl Street Grill on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6 pm to 11 pm.  The cost is $40 and includes dinner, open bar and music.
      Denver Firefighters Annual Ball
      02/16/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good evening members.  Just a quick email to let you know that we do have about 8 available seats to the ball.  We were able to add some seating.  If you do need tickets please call Dena @ the union office and she can hook you up, or if you have any questions feel free to call myself, FF James Burkhalter @ 303.725.6066. The big day is a week from Saturday, February the 25th.
      2017 Fire On Ice game raises over $12,000
      02/16/17 - IAFF Local 271
      The 6th Annual Fire on Ice brought in over 12k dollars!!! This would not of been possible without the generosity and support from the community! A gigantic THANK YOU to all of our sponsors!! All money is donated to The Wildland Firefighter Foundation in the name of fallen Lolo Hotshot Justin Beebe, L271 Fired up 4 Kids and L2457 Burn Foundation.
      IAFF Local 3808 LODD - Thomas G. Byrne
      02/15/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Thomas G. Byrne, 51, of Kansas City, MO., passed away February 11, 2017 at Saint Luke's East Hospital. A visitation will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO., on Tuesday, Feb 14th from 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      2017 Scholarship Applications
      02/15/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      The 2017 applications for the Dr. Carl Wies Scholarship Fund and the John M. O'Connor Scholarship Trust have been posted on our website as of 2/15/17. Please click on "scholarships" located within the tabs above. These applications must be received by April 1st, 2017.
      Passing of Brother Bob Scholl
      02/15/17 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
      R.I.P. Brother Bob Scholl  6/12/32 - 2/12/17 Lt. Robert “Bob” Scholl. Bob passed away in his home state of Arizona yesterday, February 12. He was born on June 12, 1932 and was 84 years old. Bob began here with the Hoffman Estates Volunteer Firemen’s Association and began his career as a full-time firefighter on August 8, 1968.
      Highly suggested for city administrators
      02/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
      To All IAFF Affiliate Presidents,   Our members respond to any number of tragic events, and post-traumatic stress is a natural response to the accumulation of what they experience on a daily basis.
      Palo Verde Golf Club Donates to Sun Lakes
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 3560
      The Palo Verde Men’s Golf Club held a charity tournament to benefit the Sun Lakes Fire District on February 4th. They donated all proceeds,$3170,from the tournament to the District.
      Palo Verde Golf Club Donates to Sun Lakes
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 3560
      The Palo Verde Men’s Golf Club held a charity tournament to benefit the Sun Lakes Fire District on February 4th. They donated all proceeds,$3170,from the tournament to the District.
      Westport Firefighters Extricate One
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      A two-car rollover crash tonight in the northbound lanes of the Merritt Parkway just north of Exit 42 in Westport closed the parkway northbound for more than an hour, state police said. At the request of state police, Westport police block the northbound Exit 42 entrance ramp of the Merritt Parkway tonight following a two-car crash. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.
      Think Spring
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 772
      Our annual Red Sox Alumni Benefit Game is scheduled for June 24, 2017 at Mansfield Stadium.
      In Memory of Mark Horton
      02/15/17 - UPFFA
      [L-R] Mark Horton, Secretary-Treasurer, Ohio Professional Fire Fighters, Mark Sanders, 8th District VP, General President Harold Schaitberger, Peter S.
      Upcoming Election for E-board Vice President
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 4413
      There will be an election for Vice President coming soon.
      30th Annual IAFF Local 312 Awards-Retirement Dinner
      02/14/17 - IAFF Local 312
      MDA Summer Camp Events
      02/14/17 - IAFF Local 2180
      Local 2180 Members, The IAFF has a long and rich partnership with the MDA that Local 2180 has supported throughout the years. Please consider attending the following MDA summer camp events - Sponsor Day on June 30th or Firefighter Fun Day on June 27th. Please see the attached pdfs for info
      Rockies Flyer, again, sorry
      02/14/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
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