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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. 




       


      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.

      Day 5 Winner
      12/05/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 5 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Paul Stephens ticket #1172.
      TOY DRIVE
      12/05/16 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD and NLPD will be having their annual Toy Drive on December 10th between 9am-2pm at Toys R Us in Waterford (5 Dayton Rd). Stop by to donate a toy and help make a kid's Christmas a little brighter this year.  FF Joe Nott will be on hand again this year to volunteer. Please contact him for more information.
      Man the Kettles!
      12/05/16 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD will be in front of the New London ShopRite on North Frontage road December 8th between 10am-4pm manning the Salvation Army kettle. Stop by to meet us, lend a hand or to donate! Contact FF Todd Johnson for more information.
      Blood Drive
      12/05/16 - IAFF Local 902
      Join us aboard the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital Blood Mobile at the Malden Fire Department, 1 Sprague Street, on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
      Toys for Joy 2016
      12/05/16 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Local 1747, the Kent Firefighters Foundation and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are proud to once again be kicking off our Toys for Joy campaign. Toys for Joy is an annual event where new, unwrapped toys are collected, sorted, wrapped and delivered to local food banks and outreach programs to be distributed to local families in our community for the holidays.
      REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SEMINAR PEP WORKSHOPS ON JANUARY 10TH, 2017
      12/05/16 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
      The Local President and/or Local Secretary Treasurer can sign up all their members. Please signup for courses by DECEMBER 30th. If you have multiple members attending, we would appreciate if you would not sign them all up for the same workshop track.
      Operation Warm 2016
      12/05/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      UNION MEETING REMINDER
      12/05/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      UNION MEETING REMINDER
      12/05/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Membership Meeting
      12/04/16 - IAFF Local F-102
      A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 28 December 2016 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Members will be able to attend remotely via the Union meeting app RingCentral. A running agenda has been posted below & can be found on the Union website calendar. If you wish to have something added to the agenda prior to the meeting please contact me.
      Special Investigation
      12/04/16 - IAFF 1826
      Day 3 Winner
      12/03/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 3 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Noell Shaw ticket #61.
      Impasse update
      12/03/16 - IAFF 1826
      Assistant DVP Position has been filled by Jonathan Huffer
      12/03/16 - IAFF 1826
      Holiday Party
      12/03/16 - IAFF Local F283
      Brothers and Sisters, The Annual Holiday Party is tonight at 6:00 pm at the American Lake Club on North Fort Lewis. This is going to be another great year with lots of raffle items to go along with a traditional holiday dinner that is provided for everyone. Please come one and come all. Everyone and their family is welcome to join us and enjoy the holidays.
      Day 2 Winner
      12/02/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 2 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Brian Collier, ticket #672.
      2017 Ball, news, notes, tickets, and hotel rooms
      12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good evening all members, Happy Holidays.  This is an email to inform you Ball season has begun, I hope you are as excited as I am, as I love balls. This years ball includes the awards ceremony and retiree celebration of life. Tickets for the 2017 DFD ball are now on sale, the date for the event is Saturday February 25th @ the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver.
      2017 Ball, news, notes, tickets, and hotel rooms
      12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good evening all members, Happy Holidays.  This is an email to inform you Ball season has begun, I hope you are as excited as I am, as I love balls. This years ball includes the awards ceremony and retiree celebration of life. Tickets for the 2017 DFD ball are now on sale, the date for the event is Saturday February 25th @ the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver.
      Firset Responder Challenge
      12/02/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy Payday and Happy December,  Before we get to the Payday Raffle here are some fun, upcoming events that support the Burn Foundation and will prove to always be a great time: The final Payday drawing for 2016 will be for $5,000.00 and will be held at Dougherty’s Restaurant and Pub on December 30th at 9:00 a.m.
      Donate
      12/02/16 - Toy Program
      Bowling Team Toy Drive
      12/02/16 - Toy Program
      Welcome Hastings Local 5113
      12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Please welcome Hastings Local 5113 to the MPFF and IAFF. Craig Latch President, Mike Christian Vice President and Brandon Boyd Secretary/Treasurer. Picture are the new members of the IAFF and MPFF receiving their charter from 5th District VP Thornberg.
      The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications.
      12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications.  This is skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, in responding to render emergency medical services, in responding to and mitigating other emergencies, and the operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, and quarters.
      New VP
      11/30/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      Congratulations to Justin Dial.
      Red Dog Restaurant presents Santa's Holiday Brunch
      11/29/16 - Toy Program
      Engine Co 7 Recieves New Engine 11/29/2016
      11/29/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      Engine Co. 7 recieved a brand new 2016 KME Pumper today.
      UPFFA of Ct. Member Questionnaire/Survey
      11/29/16 - UPFFA
      Dear UPFFA of Ct. Member: We have developed a member questionnaire/survey; the purpose of this questionnaire/survey will enable the Officers, Executive Board, and Staff the ability to provide the highest level of service to our affiliated locals.
      Mike Vonesh Retirement Party
      11/29/16 - Franklin Park Firefighters
      Mike Vonesh Retirement Party
      11/29/16 - Franklin Park Firefighters
      Hank Jandrich Family Help Needed
      11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
      On Saturday, December 3rd the Jandrich family will be moving from 1948 Nebraska to 1038 Bayard. If you have some free time and are willing to help Hank’s family out with the move please arrive at the Nebraska home around 0900.
      2016 Toys For Tots Drive
      11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
      The 2016 Toys For Tots drive is here. Starting November 29th drop off boxes will be located at all 15 Saint Paul Fire Stations. We will be accepting NEW wrapped toys for all age groups until December 19th.
      MFD Kids Christmas Party
      11/28/16 - IAFF Local 271
      All Missoula Fire Department members (PAST and PRESENT) and their families are invited to our Annual Family Christmas Party. Ride the carousel til you puke! Where: Missoula Carousel When: Dec. 12th from 6pm to 8pm Who: Your family and SANTA! See attached flier for details.  See you there.
      Longmont Lights Parade
      11/28/16 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
      Longmont Lights Parade 2016 Dec. 10th @ 1700 Local 1806 Holiday Party prior to the parade at Fire St.
      SAVE THE DATE
      11/28/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Merritt Parkway Accident
      11/28/16 - IAFF Local 1081
      On November 27th at 7:42PM the Westport Fire Department received a call for the accident with injuries on the Merritt Parkway Northbound between Exit 41 and Exit 42. The Westport Fire Department responded with Engine 2, Rescue 3 and Car 3 with a total of 8 firefighters and officers.
      The Battle For Benefits
      11/27/16 - IAFF Local 21
         WATCH FOX 9 KMSP's STORY  While Shapira's pension plan recognized his cancer as an occupational disease, when he applied for workers' compensation with the City of St. Paul to cover his medical bills, his claim was denied.   READ PIONEER PRESS'S COVERAGE Reilly wasn’t able to return to work as a St.
      Toy Drive at The Edge Bar
      11/27/16 - Toy Program
      Toy Drive at Tank 18
      11/27/16 - Toy Program
      IAFF Retiree Health Care Options Handbook
      11/26/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Toy Bank Season Is Upon Us
      11/26/16 - Hampton Fire Fighters
      We are entering our toy drive season for our toy bank program! Please consider donating to a child in need right here in Hampton by dropping off a new and unwrapped toy at one of our many drop off locations in Hampton, or at either Fire station. Our biggest need is gifts for teenagers as our program accepts children up to 16 years old.
      Date Night Interest Poll
      11/24/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Please complete the following form to help us determine the level of interest in holding a Date Night for members and their significant others in January/Febuary 2017.
      HAPPY THANKSGIVING
      11/24/16 - IAFF 14th District
      Happy Thanksgiving to all in the 14th District. I am thankful for all of you especially those in leadership within your local and state associations. To those on duty today please be safe.
      Operation Warm
      11/23/16 - IAFF Local 2647
      IAFF 2674 Pittsfield Fire Fighters distributed more than 100 new coats for Operation Warm.
      Happy Thanksgiving 2016
      11/23/16 - IAFF Local 1014
      VSP VISION ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
      11/23/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      OPTICAL COVERAGE   Members choosing the city sponsored Heritage Optical Plan, can also purchase V.S.P. Optical Insurance for a one-time payment of $162.00, for a 12 month period, coverage beginning January 1, 2017.   To purchase the additional VSP Vision, you must complete an enrollment form and send a check, made payable to C.O.P.S.
      Update-General Election
      11/23/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Dear Members, This letter is to inform you that IAFF Local 244 will not be holding its annual General Election for 2016, as all positions for this election have been elected through acclamation by the membership in accordance with the Constitution & Bylaws.   The nominations for the 2016 General Election opened in September and closed at the November General Membership meeting.
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