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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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      Membership Meeting
      08/21/19 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands,    A Membership Meeting is being scheduled for 04 September 2019, at Crash Fire Station 62, and will commence at 1730 hours. Listed below is a running agenda for the meeting. If you wish to have anything added to the agenda for consideration, please feel free to contact me.
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      08/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 1:18 p.m. on Monday August 19th, Local members responded to a vegetation fire at Highland Heritage Regional Park, located southwest of University Boulevard and South Quebec Street. When members arrived, they encountered a 50x50 foot area of grass and weeds on fire spreading into thicker vegetation.
      Western Welcome Week Parade
      08/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      From keeping everyone safe to joining in the fun, South Metro personnel enjoyed the Western Welcome Week Parade in Littleton, CO today. Local 2086 sponsored Children’s Parade kicked off the Main Street event with the South Metro Safety Foundation Engine ½ and Engine 11 leading the way. Judges included members of the SMFR Board of Directors and an Assistant Fire Chief.
      The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held in December 2019 (Exact Date-TBD)
      08/19/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention All Members: Nominations for the 2019 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 12, 2019 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 14, 2019. In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Section 4.
      2020 IAFF Local 244 Negotiating Teams
      08/19/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention Members: At this time we are accepting letters of interest for the 2020 Negotiating Teams for both City and County Chapters. Please send the interest letters to President Cheney jcheneyiaff@gmail.com and cc your respective Chapter Vice Presidents. Letters are due by September 4, 2019.
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Irvin Hansen
      08/19/19 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Irvin Hansen.  Firefighter Hansen started on June 7, 1948 and retired on February 16, 1982. Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, August 20 at Lyngblomsten Chapel, 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service from 9:30-11:00 am at Lyngblomsten Chapel.
      Register your foursome today for our 15th Annual Charity Fundraiser Golf Tournament!
      08/19/19 - IAFF 323
      August, 2019 - Book your foursome today for our 15th Annual Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society Golf Tournament taking place on Wednesday, September 11th at Burnaby's Riverway Golf Course.
      Engineer Kaiser Retirement
      08/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Congratulations to Engineer Dave Kaiser for 39 years of service to the South Metro community.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
      Friday Update 8-16-19
      08/16/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      Firefighters Rescue Nine Ducklings from Catch Basin in Stamford
      08/14/19 - IAFF Local 786
      Stamford Engine 5 Firefighters Safely Remove Nine Ducklings and Escort Family Back to the Mill River.
      2020 Group Calendars
      08/13/19 - International Association of Firefighters
      2020 Group Calendars are available in the "Member Resources" section.
      CAMBRIDGE RETIREMENT BOARD ENDORSEMENT
      08/13/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, You should have received (or should receive shortly) a ballot for election to the Cambridge Retirement Board via US Postal Service. The election is for a board member for a three-year term from 10/1/2019 to 9/30/2022. Members may vote for one of the two candidates for election. Local 30's Executive Board has voted to endorse Local 30 member John R.
      FF Steven Bahr
      08/13/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF Steven Bahr on August 11, 2019. He just turned 70 this year as well. Steven proudly served MDFR for 30 years. He was hired 3/18/74 and retired in 6/30/04. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Services to be announced.
      Retired Chief Patrick Lyons
      08/13/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Chief Patrick Lyons on August 11, 2019. He just turned 70. Chief Lyons proudly served MDFR for 35 years. He was an avid mountain biker and frisbee golf player and lived his life to the fullest. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Services to be announced.
      Retired FF Michael McFall
      08/13/19 - IAFF Local 1403
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      Notice of Election, Field Representative
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      To all Local 1826 Members, Field Representative William Simpson has tendered his resignation effective January 1, 2020. Nominations for the position of Local 1826 Field Representative will be accepted at the August 29th, 2019 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting. Meeting is held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, 15924 Air Cargo Lane, Ft. Myers, Fl. Meeting starts at 6:30PM.
      Franklin St. Vehicle vs. House
      08/12/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
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      SPFD & SPFF 1st Annual Golf Tournament
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      MDA GOLF OUTING
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      Signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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      Parkside Apartment Complex Fire.
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      Meeting Location Changed
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      Download the Registration Form here.
      Paramedic Hansford Retirement
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      Congratulations to Paramedic Troy Hansford for 30 years with South Metro Fire Rescue! We wish him all the best in his next life chapter. https://www.southmetro.
      August 2019 General Membership Meetings
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      Our next Union meetings will be on Wednesday, August 7th and Thursday, August 8th. Both meetings will take place at The Cabin (on the patio, behind the fireplace) on Route 33 in Freehold and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend.
      Town Hall with New Base Commander
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      The new base commander will be having two town halls. I attached the dates and times below, hope to see you there.
      2019 Ct. United Ride Press Release
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      2019 Ct.
      West Powers Ave Structure Fire
      08/06/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On the evening of Monday August 5th, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a house fire in the 3400 block of West Powers Avenue in Littleton. While crews were enroute smoke was already visible from a distance. Upon arrival members encountered heavy smoke conditions and confirmed with the occupants that everyone safely evacuated.
      August 15, 2019 - Special Meeting
      08/05/19 - IAFF Local 2980
      Due to several pressing matters the Executive Board has found it necessary to schedule a special meeting.
      South Olathe Cir. Structure Fire
      08/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On August 2nd, 2019 at approximately 16:18 Local members responded to a reported residential structure fire at 5009 S. Olathe Circle. Engine 22, stationed a block away, arrived within minutes of the call and found a deck burning behind the residence. Members made quick work of the fire and forced entered into the home to check for extension, and the rest of the alarm as cancelled.
      8th Annual Guns And Hoses Golf Tournament
      08/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
      We are excited to announce that the 8th Annual Guns And Hoses Golf Tournament will be held at Prestwick Golf Club located in Woodbury on Tuesday September 17th.
      Highland Games Tug Of War 2019
      08/05/19 - IAFF Local 1164
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      Discounted hotel rooms for the IAFF Memorial/ Colorado Rockies Game
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      Good morning and happy Monday, the Annual IAFF fallen firefighter memorial is coming up quickly and we have a link and phone number you can call to reserve a room at the Colorado Springs Marriot for Friday Sept 20th-Sunday the 22nd. Rooms are $149 and more memorial details will follow soon but the discounted room rates are only good until August 21st, so don’t wait. 1.800.932.
      Passing of Charter Member Captain Arthur K. Daly Jr.
      08/05/19 - International Association of Firefighters
      IAFF Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Captain Arthur K. Daly Jr. age 83 passed away on Friday August 2, 2019 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. He was born in Neptune and lived there and in W. Belmar most of his life. Art served his country as a member of the 505 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 1953-1956. Art is a member of the P.G.A.
      2019 Randall Atkinson Memorial Academic Scholarship
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      All members- We are experiencing difficulties on the CPFF Foundation website with the 2019-2020 application for the Randall Atkinson Memorial Academic Scholarship. Until we can get that up and running again, please use the following email until we can get the site back up. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
      Bowles Ave. Vehicle vs. Building
      08/03/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 11:07 a.m. on Saturday August 3rd, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a vehicle vs. building accident at 8246 W. Bowles Ave. in Jefferson County. When members from South Metro Engine 13 arrived, they found a pick up truck inside the Qdoba restaurant and began checking for injuries.
      Friday Update 8-2-19
      08/02/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      Walmart Donation
      08/02/19 - IAFF Local 1164
      Thank You to Walmart North for their donation of 1500.00 dollars to our department during their re-grand opening. The store manager gave away several grants including ours and Livonia Police Department.
      August 1, 2019: Workshop on Ct. PTSD Legislation
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      August 1, 2019 Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Assocition of Connecticut Workshop on Ct.
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Richard Haider
      08/01/19 - IAFF Local 21
           Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Richard Haider who passed away on July 24. Richard started for the department on June 7, 1948 and retired on April 30, 1990. Visitation will take place at Wulff Funeral Home, 1485 White Bear Ave, Saint Paul on Monday, August 12 from 4-8 pm and again one hour prior to mass at church.
      Highway 67 Brush Fire
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      At 6:32 p.m. on Tuesday July 30, 2019, Local members responded to an automatic aid wildland fire with West Douglas County Fire Protection District.  911 callers reported 2 fires burning near Madge Gulch Road and Highway 67, a large plume of smoke was already visible from miles away. The smallest fire along Madge Gulch was contained at 50x50 feet and quickly extinguished.
      Fair Lane Deck Fire
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      At 2:13 a.m. on Tuesday July 30, 2019, Local members responded to a house fire in the 9700 block of E. Fair Lane in Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found the backyard deck involved with fire and advanced a hose line to extinguish it. Thanks to a combination of fast reporting and quick actions from members, the flames did not extend inside the home.
      Russell Family Meal Train
      07/30/19 - IAFF local 1289
      Here is the link to help out the Roussell Family with Meals.  It has been extended through August. https://www.mealtrain.
      Bikes, Blues and BBQ Poker Run
      07/29/19 - IAFF Local 2866
      The Bikes, Blues and BBQ Poker Run Preregistration is OPEN. Please be aware that the info on the form is not correct as to where we are going each day. The Friday Route will be going south and the Saturday Route will be going northwest back east. Cost is $25 per hand.
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