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      January 11, 2019

      All Southern Federation of Fire Fighters 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:

      CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS

      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

      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

      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 Lexington, KY 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 Lexington Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 526.  The Southern Fed Executive Board and Committees will meet on Sunday, April 14, 2019.  The IAFF Committee on Assistance to Non-Collective Bargaining States will meet on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.  There will be an IAFF Educational Seminar on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.  The General Session is set to start on Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. with business concluding Wednesday afternoon. There will be several hospitality events Monday through Wednesday evenings and there will be plenty of networking through the conference.  After the close of business Wednesday there will be a hospitality event at the Keeneland Horse Track. 

      The SFPFF will hold our annual Conference, Monday, Tuseday, and Wednesday, April 15-17, 2019. This conference will be hosted by the Lexington Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 526. We have secured a room block with affordable options at the Hyatt Regency located in Downtown Lexington.

      Group Rates available from: April 14, 2019 - April 18, 2019
      Pricing: $149.00 per night

      Hyatt Regency Lexington
      401 West High Street
      Lexington, KY  40507
      Phone: 800.233.1234

      Make Online Reservations here.

      Accommodations: Group Code: G-SFPF
      Hotel Direct Line: 859.253.1234

      PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY

      Lexington Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 526 has established a “Room Block Release Date” of March 14, 2019 for Group reservations. After this date, all rooms not reserved will be released to Hyatt Reservations for general sale.

      If you have any questions, please contact SFPFF Secretary/Treasurer Barry Byers directly at 615. 739.4928 or via email at barrybyers@iaff140.org.

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

      In solidarity,

      Barry Byers, Secretary/Treasurer SFPFF


      2019 Conference Registration Form

      2019 SFPFF Membership Registration Form

      2019 Tentative Agenda (Updated 3-8-19)

      When Disaster Hits Home for Our Own

      Fires. Floods. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Earthquakes. Wildfires. Civil Disturbances. When disasters strike, fire fighters are called to respond, even while their own families may be displaced and their homes damaged or destroyed.

      The Disaster Relief Fund provides immediate financial assistance to help these displaced fire fighters and their families while they continue to serve the surrounding communities.

      Our Disaster Relief Fund provides financial assistance to members living in disaster areas who have also experienced losses of their own and has provided more than $5 million dollars in assistance since its inception.  Donate here.


      APPLY FOR AID TODAY

      Disaster Relief Funds are available to IAFF members who are displaced from their homes as the result of a disaster these include man-made disasters, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other events. If you meet the following criteria, use our application form to request funds:

      • The applicant must be a current IAFF member at the time the disaster occurred.
      • The member must reside in the area in which the disaster occurred.
      • The member’s eligibility is based solely on need as determined by a majority of the Trustees.
      • Members are eligible for assistance only if they are displaced from their homes because of the disaster.

      Visit the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund website to download an Application.

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

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      10/15/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
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      Brothers & Sisters, We need volunteers to assist with Political Action (PAC) efforts, as the Nov 5, 2019 election is approaching. IAFF Local 244 has endorsed three (3) candidates for Albuquerque City Council: Ane Romero, Zack Quintero & Pat Davis. Please see the dates below for scheduled PAC efforts.
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      10/15/19 - IAFF Local 42
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      Nominations for 2019 Local 1826 Member of the Year
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      Honoring our Veteran
      10/09/19 - IAFF Local 1403
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      Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! 11/2/19
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