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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. 

      If you or your Local wants to assist with Clean Up (Muck) and Demo of IAFF Members homes in the Houston/Beaumont Texas area, please contact Brandon Day in the Houston Command Center at 214.415.0201.

      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.

      Foley Local 4772 member Cody Carraway’s son, Easton, is in St. Jude Hospital in Memphis.  His son was diagnosed with cancer (Sacrococcygeal Teratoma). The little boy is 15 months old and has some difficult days and months ahead. Speaking with Brother Carraway they expect to be in Memphis at least 6 months for his treatment.

      Foley Local 4722 is raising funds to help Cody & Kahlee as they care for their son. If you or your local would like to make a donation follow the directions below.

      You can deposit your check at any Regions bank or send it to me, Danny Todd at the address below. I had the pleasure of meeting Easton, Cody & Kahlee at St. Jude hospital and they appreciate the prayers and show of support from the IAFF and firefighting community.

      Cody is posting on Facebook. His March 19 post is powerful and moving. PRAYERS FOR EASTON, CODY & KAHLEE.

      Bank- Regions
      Account #0247514787
      Checks can be made out to Cody Carraway but in the memo section it should say: for Easton Carraway. The back of the check should say for deposit only and must have that account # written on it.

      Fraternally,

      Danny Todd, IAFF 14th District VP

      5150 Stage Road , Ste 103

      Memphis, TN 38134

      dtodd@iaff.org

      Vote for our IAFF Member David Harer’s  panel!

      Did you know the Koch Brothers’ network has key positions on Trump’s team?


      For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for organizers, grassroots activists, and independent change-makers, drawing nearly 3,000 attendees from around the country and beyond.

      We want UnKoch to be a part of it this year-- but we need your help!

      Panels at Netroots are chosen based on public interest, meaning we need everyone to vote for our proposal! We plan to feature a diversity of voices from our movement that will really highlight the incredible progress we've made over the last year:

      • Mark Hammond will talk about the lawsuit GMU students just filed against their university for Koch agreements
      • Laura Wright will discuss how faculty at Western Carolina University achieved faculty oversight of their Koch-funded center
      • David Harer will highlight how Koch-network professors at Troy University attempted to dismantle the Retirement System of Alabama
      • Chad Stanton will examine how UnKoch research relates to his ongoing student organizing with Color of Change

      Can you take 3 minutes to vote for our session-- UnKoch My Campus: Resisting the Political Corruption of Higher Education?

      Sincerely,

      Samantha Parsons
      Grassroots Campaign Strategist

      DC Women's March


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

      Light Up Malden
      10/17/17 - IAFF Local 902
      Let's light up Malden to show our Veterans that we support them. Change one light to GREEN for the month of November to join the Green Light Vet Movement, endorsed by the American Legion. For more information email lightupmalden@gmail.com.
      Veterans Day Parade
      10/17/17 - IAFF Local 902
      2017 Veterans Day Parade and Memorial Service  The City of Malden Annual Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 with kickoff at the corner of Elm and Pleasant Streets (across from the American Legion).
      858 Safety Committee Meeting
      10/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Safety Committee Meeting on Monday, October 23rd  / B shift . This meeting is open to all members and will be held at the DFDFCU (2201 Federal Blvd) conference room.
      Elections
      10/16/17 - IAFF local 3704
      Brothers and Sisters, In accordance with our Bylaws, this is notice that in 15 days on October 24, 2017 at the regular Union meeting of Local 3704 at station 42 for 1800hrs nominations for President and Secretary Treasurerwill open and remain open for 15 days.  Nominations can be made in person at the meeting or online under topic 2017 nominations.
      IAFF Transition Team
      10/16/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention City Chapter Members:  As we head into the Albuquerque municipal runoff election it is important that we identify and organize our collective properties before working with a new administration. We are currently accepting letters of interest for members who are willing to serve on the IAFF Transition Team.
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing of Retired Firefighter Mike Butler
      10/16/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Mike Butler.  Firefighter Butler started with the fire department on May 12, 1986 and retired on July 26, 2013. Arrangements are pending.
      Ann Schramm Retirement Party
      10/16/17 - IAFF Local 21
      11th Annual Johnny V Memorial Toy Run
      10/16/17 - Toy Program
      Bowling for Toys
      10/16/17 - Toy Program
      Halloween Party
      10/16/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      WHEN: October 27th at 7 p.m.
      Historical SFD Newspaper Clippings
      10/16/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      A collection of SFD related newspaper clippings dating back to 1970 was given to Local 76 by FAO Jason Castle. They have been uploaded into a new gallery. Click HERE to access them.
      Ethnic Doll Drive
      10/16/17 - Toy Program
      October 15, 2017: Obituary Mrs. Jennie Carozza
      10/14/17 - UPFFA
      It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the passing of Mrs. Jennie Carozza, Mother of Peter S. Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, Mrs. Carozza passed away this morning. Maiorano Funeral Home of Waterbury is handling the arrangements, funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please keep the Carozza Family in your Thoughts & Prayers.
      Tri-City Fire Fighter Mental Health information night for spouses/partners - Nov. 24, 2017
      10/13/17 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      Coquitlam Firefighters are proud to join forces with Port Coquitlam Firefighters - IAFF Local 1941 and Port Moody Firefighters to co-host a Tri-City mental health awareness/information night for our spouses and partners! Our special guest Dr. Susan Hunt (registered psychologist) will lead a discussion on trauma and how it effects firefighters and their families.
      Captain Marshall Retierment
      10/13/17 - Dutchess-Fairview Professional Fire Fighters
      Honor Flight
      10/13/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      -Please join Honor Flight New England for the final sendoff of the 2017 season- Sendoff Date: November 5th, 2017 Location: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Time: 0815 inside the terminal Note: Clocks ‘fall back’ the night before Links: www.honorflightnewengland.org Message from HFNE founder Joe Byron (MPD Ret.): Our mission continues as we say ‘thank you’ to our most senior American veterans. We are back where it all started in Manchester. Together, we will say ‘thank you’ to 25 heroes who sacrificed a part of their youth so that we can live free.
      One of our own needs your HELP!
      10/13/17 - 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 One of our own needs your HELP! Ray Gorospe, retired 1014 member and his family needs your help.
      2017 FEMA FIRE ACT Grants
      10/12/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The application period for the Fire Act Grants will be opening soon, this will be for the FY2107 money. I don’t have a date for when the application periods will open, but now is the time (maybe delayed due to all the natural disasters) for locals and their fire/EMS departments to start considering their request.
      Health Insurance Registration Update
      10/12/17 - IAFF Local 21
      There are still many Fire Department employees who need to login to https://benefits.stpaul.gov and make their selections, or they risk losing the benefits they’re accustomed to.  THIS YEAR IS NOT LIKE LAST YEAR: THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC CARRYOVER OF BENEFITS.
      PFA Holiday Party
      10/12/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      The Holiday Party will be December 3rd, New Belgium Brew house. 18:00-21:30. This is a fundraiser so it will be a ticketed event. Bryan Hanson will start collecting names via email early November. We are limited to 100 people. Thank you to all who have supported this in the past and those of you who plan to come out and support it this year.
      Retirement Party
      10/12/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Somerville Firefighters Local 76 Retirement Party November 8th, 2017 Dante Club 7 pm See station stewards or Steve Layton for tickets. Last day for tickts is October 31st.
      Dave Kelln Retirement Celebration
      10/12/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      Dave Kelln's retirement celebration is on October 20th, the celebration will be held at CB&Potts at Colindale. The celebration/stories will commence at 17:00 hours. Prior to the celebration, Dave has reserved 3 Tee times on the golf course starting at 11:36. Please email, text, call or go see Dave for a spot.
      Avalanche Opener Tonight, Nuggets Opener Oct. 22nd
      10/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good morning, Just a quick update for the Avs Home Opener tonight VS the Boston Bruins, tickets are still available, if you have tickets here are some tips if you are coming down early for the happy hour. Thank you for purchasing tickets to support the Denver Firefighters Charitable Foundation.
      Local 416 Brother Stump Fund
      10/10/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      On October 2nd 2017 David Stump, a husband, father, brother, friend and Engineer of IFD Engine 4 (C Shift) suffered a severe stroke.  He was working his side job, building a deck, when symptoms appeared and he was taken by ambulance to Morgan County IU. As his condition deteriorated he was lifelined to IU Methodist.
      Local 1826 endorses Dave Stokes for Cape Coral C
      10/10/17 - IAFF 1826
      Union Meeting Reminder
      10/10/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      This is a reminder that the October Union meeting will take place this week at the Original Brooklyn’s (2644 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204) on Wednesday, October 11th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, October 12th at 8:30 am     1.)   The Nominees for Collective Bargaining will have a chance to speak at this meeting.
      National Home Fire Drill Day
      10/09/17 - IAFF Local 902
      Fire Prevention Week Home fires are the biggest public safety threat facing U.S. and Canadian families today, with one home fire reported every 86 seconds in 2015.
      Month of Marathons
      10/09/17 - IAFF Local 902
      Rob's Journey So Far I grew up on a farm in the small town of Lovettsville, Virginia. I graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in 2003, and from Virginia Tech in 2007. In my junior year at Virginia Tech, I joined the Marine Corps Reserve as a combat engineer at Bravo Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion in Roanoke, VA.
      Urgent Update For All Members
      10/09/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Dear L-21 Members:  As you may know, the IAFF considers an annual stress test to be a valuable benefit to members for purposes of protecting their health and wellness on and off the job.  For several months, Local 21 has been discussing with the Fire Administration the circumstances under which such a program could be implemented for the benefit of our members.
      NOTICE - Local 4416 Officer Nominations
      10/07/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      NOTICE What:  Nomination of Local 4416 Officers When:  Local 4416 General Meetings             October 17th & 18th 2017 at 7:00PM each night Where:  Local 4416 Union Hall – 399 S.
      2018 Active Benefits Guide
      10/06/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Attached is the 2018 Denver Fire Active Benefits Guide.
      Paramedic Scatter Chart
      10/05/17 - IAFF 1826
      EMT Scatter Chart
      10/05/17 - IAFF 1826
      Compensation Study
      10/05/17 - IAFF 1826
      EMT Scatter Chart
      10/05/17 - IAFF 1826
      Local 31 Endorsements
      10/05/17 - IAFF Local 31
      Local 31 Endorsements
      10/05/17 - IAFF Local 31
      Avalanche Opening Night! Exciting News
      10/05/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good morning Hockey fans.  The Avalanche Home opener is just a 6 days away, next Wednesday October 11th VS the Boston Bruins.  We have a sweet Opening night ticket package for our members, friends, and family.
      CBA Meetings
      10/05/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      On 09/28/2017 Local 1945 and PFA reached tentative terms to the first CBA. We understand that there are a lot of questions about what is contained in this document. Understand that the contract must be ratified by you, the member. Local 1945 would like to hold 3 informational meetings to review the process, the content and the next steps as it pertains to the membership.
      Fire prevention Week
      10/04/17 - IAFF Local 925
      Annual Professional Firefighters Concert
      10/03/17 - CFFA
      1964 the Tribute is a Beatles Tribute band that was formed in 1982. They have performed over 2900 shows, released albums and released videos.
      Las Vegas Shooting – IAFF Response
      10/03/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF is reporting 12 fire fighters shot in the Las Vegas mass shooting: Desert Springs, AZ Local 4543? – ?1 Encinitas, CA – 1 (non-IAFF member).
      Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!!
      10/03/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! Costumes Welcome! The 2017 Annual Kid’s Party will be held on Saturday October 28, 2017 at Dave & Buster’s starting at 10:00am-12:00pm. Please call/text Kelly @ 505-288-2313 before October 20, 2017 for your family's reservation, an RSVP is required.
      New Member Sworn In
      10/03/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      New member of Local 76, FFOP Josh McCann, sworn in.
      Tip a Firefighter at Wood n Tap for Local 2687
      10/02/17 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Upcoming Event for Local 2687: Come on out for a great time to support a great cause. We hope to see you there.
      MFD -Missoula Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
      10/02/17 - IAFF Local 271
      Missoula Fire Department and Local 271 is pleased to announce a free pancake breakfast on Saturday October 14th 26th from 8:00-10:30 AM. Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee will be served at Fire Station 2 on 247 Mount Ave. Firefighters will be on hand to gives the kids a tour of the station and the engines! Donations can be made to our "Clothes for Kids" program but not at all required.
      And The Winners Are....
      10/01/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      OCT 1 - #432 Brian M.
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