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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. 

      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.

      FIVE ALARM 5K TO BENEFIT CANCER RESEARCH
      08/21/17 - Lets Fire Cancer
      May 1, 2017 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
      08/20/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Local 293 Charities Golf Tournament T-Shirts
      08/20/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      2017 Local 293 Charities Golf Tournament T-Shirts are available for $10 each at Union Office or through a Board Member.
      KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
      08/19/17 - IAFF Local 42
      The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
      Concordia Day Of Heroes Event
      08/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Letters From Local 51
      08/19/17 - IAFF Local 51
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      2017 John V. Mesh Sporting Clay Shoot
      08/18/17 - IAFF Local 42
      The John V. Mesh Memorial Scholarship Fund will be hosting its 2nd Annual Fundraiser, Sporting Clay Shoot on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 1:00 PM at Powder Creek Shooting Park, located at 8601 Monticello Road, Lenexa, KS 66227.  For more details visit their website here.
      2017 SPFF Memorial Walk
      08/18/17 - IAFF Local 21
      The Fire Foundation is looking for 2 volunteers to drive the gators around the lake to lead the walk, drop off volunteers and help with signs 4:30-8:30 if able contact:  Susan O'Neil, Executive Director, St. Paul Fire Foundation at 651.270.
      MIZZOU Labor Appreciation Day
      08/18/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Ethnic Doll Drive
      08/18/17 - Toy Program
      First Responder Discount, Winghouse of Ft. Myers
      08/18/17 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this discount offer from the Winghouse of Ft. Myers, Winghouse of Fort Myers, 4606 S. Cleveland Avenue, Ft. Myers, Fl.
      MSCFF Convention Delegates
      08/18/17 - IAFF Local 42
      In accordance with the IAFF Local 42 Constitution & By-Laws an Election was held at the March 7th and 8th Membership Meetings as a result of the election the members listed below shall be the delegation to the Missouri State Council Convention, August 21-23, 2017.
      Funeral Arrangements: Scott Richard Johnson, Local 992
      08/17/17 - UPFFA
      Local 1568 Endorses Brother Bob Witte for Board of Supervisors
      08/17/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters, We are pleased to stand beside and support one of very own members brother Bob Witte for Brookland District Supervisor.  Brother Witte retired from the Division of Fire in 2005 with 30 years of dedicated service to our department. Volunteers are needed at the campaign office, distributing materials, and at the election polling locations on Election Day. Please contact VP Whaley for more information and details.
      CHELSEA FIRE FUNDRAISER
      08/17/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Any member that's interested in a raffle ticket can also contact FF Mike Dwyer (L1/G1) and he will contact the Chelsea Fire Secretary/Treasurer who will come out with tickets.
      2nd Annual Widows and Orphans Golf Tournament
      08/17/17 - IAFF Local 1563
      Dear Friend, Neighbor, or Partner of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters. The Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters are seeking your support for our 2nd Annual Widows and Orphans Memorial Golf Tournament. All the proceeds from this golf tournament will be donated to our Widows and Orphans Fund.
      Membership Meeting
      08/17/17 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands    A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 09 Aug 2017 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 on the Union website calendar. If you wish to have something added to the agenda prior to the meeting please contact me.
      IAFF Recovery Center
      08/16/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
      The IAFF Recovery Center has recently opened just outside of D.C. If you are in need of help, please call on any Executive Board member or visit the link to see how you can get help. https://www.therecoveryvillage.
      Laconia Golf Tournament
      08/16/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Laconia Firefighters hosting our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at the Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonborough NH. Registration starts at 8AM. Shotgun start at 9AM. Cost is $100 per person. Sponsorship opportunities start at $75. Any questions or for additional sponsorship options please contact Dennis Comeau at 603-455-6648 or dennisc25@gmail.com.
      UNION BBQ
      08/16/17 - IAFF 3711
      This year's Union BBQ will be Saturday August 26th from 1130-1530 at the Liberty Lake Pavillion Park.
      Join Brother Randy Frye on September 5th
      08/16/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Fire Fighters are hosting a gathering for our Brother, State Representative Randy Frye.
      Bellows Falls L4437 Layoffs
      08/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      Local 42 Hosts IAFF Peer Support Training
      08/14/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      New Probationary Firefighters
      08/14/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      New probationary firefighters Troy Saulnier and Stephen Cafferky were appointed to the departmant effective August 7th and will be starting the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Monday, August 21st.
      Northeast Charity Golf Tournament
      08/14/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      1st Annual PPFFA Firefighters Memorial Ball
      08/14/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters: The PPFFA Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Committee in conjunction with the PPFFA Executive Board and PPFFA District Service Representives will be hosting the 1st Annual Firefighters Memorial Ball on October 10, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg 23 South 2nd Street Harrisburg, PA 17101. The Ball begins with a cash bar at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:30. The cost is $75.
      Local 42 Hosts IAFF Peer Support Training
      08/14/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Funeral Notice: Jonathan Messick
      08/11/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Funeral Arrangements for former IAFF Local 42 Executive Board Member and Southern Platte Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Jonathon Messick: Visitation, Monday, August 14th: 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Kearney First Baptist Church, located at 303 South Grove, Kearney, MO.  Funeral Service, Tuesday, August 15th, 11:00 AM, located at the Church.  Burial, Mt.
      30th Annual Chili Cook Off
      08/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brothers and Sisters, It's that time of year again and we want to make sure this year is the best cook-off ever. 2017 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the cook-off and it will be an amazing event. The event applications can be downloaded from the attachment from this email. The event will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at Larimer Square.
      30th Annual Chili Cook Off
      08/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brothers and Sisters, It's that time of year again and we want to make sure this year is the best cook-off ever. 2017 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the cook-off and it will be an amazing event. The event applications can be downloaded from the attachment from this email. The event will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at Larimer Square.
      IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial Procession Information
      08/11/17 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
      Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters Union, IAFF Local 5 2017 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Procession “The Ride to Remember” Procession Route (First Section) Route Liaison: John “Sparky” Stevens 720-273-7566 Check Rocky Mountain Wind and Fire website for updates and registration information.
      FAC, Rockies, and Ball updates
      08/10/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good morning all members.  Just a couple quick updates and some excited save the date info.  First off, we have our Summer Patio series FAC tomorrow night @ Locavore Beerworks, fun starts @ 5:30 with delicious beer and great times. 5950 S Platte Canyon Rd. Secondly, we have our 858 day with the Rockies coming up on Sunday August 20th.
      2017 PFFWV Fall Training Summit
      08/09/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of West Virginia
      2017 PFFWV Fall Training Summit The PFFWV is proud to present our 1st biennial Fall Training Summit. This event will be held in Charleston, WV on September 25th – 27th at the Embassy Suites. Charleston Professional Firefighters Local 317 will be the host for this inaugural event. This unique opportunity offers training in both job related and union skills.
      KCFD & KCKFD Fundraising Event
      08/09/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament
      08/09/17 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
      Killearn Country Club along with Local 2339, and PBA will be holding a Guns and Hoses golf tournament Aug 28th to support local charities.
      2018 Calendar Sponsors
      08/09/17 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
      The 2018 Bringin the Heat calendar is looking for sponsors, this years calendar will feature some special guests and will be going towards a great cause. Contact jreese523@aol.com if you are interested.
      Local 786 Golf Tournament
      08/08/17 - IAFF Local 786
      CPFF Meeting August 17th
      08/08/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      All, The CPFF Delegate Meeting will be hosted by North Metro Fire Fighters on August 17, 2017 at 10:30am. Posting - Nominations and Election for CPFF Secretary/Treasurer - This serves as a 30 day notice.
      August FAC **FRIDAY the 11TH**
      08/08/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      You may have received a flyer for the August FAC taking place this Saturday. PLEASE DISREGARD! The August FAC will take place this **FRIDAY** the 11th. See attached Flyer. Sorry for any confusion, and feel free to call our PR Director James Burkhalter with any questions.
      Mission BBQ, Hometown Heroes Cup Sales
      08/08/17 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Mission BBQ will be selling Hometown Hero Cups starting on August 11th through September 11th. Purchasing the cup adds $2 to the regular price of a combo and that $2 is donated to their local charities, our Good and Welfare is one of them. When you bring your cup back on future visits you will save $1 off the regular price of a combo.
      Meeting with Mayoral Candidate Tim Keller
      08/07/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      IAFF Mayoral Candidate Tim Keller is scheduled for a membership forum at the Union Hall on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00am. All members are encouraged to attend.
      The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held in December 2017 (Exact Date-TBD)
      08/07/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention All Members: Nominations for the 2017 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 14, 2017 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 9, 2017. In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Section 4.
      SF Firefighters Toy Program Holiday Party
      08/07/17 - Toy Program
      Friday August 4, 2017 UPDATE
      08/04/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      Fill the Boot! August Friday's 1-3pm
      08/04/17 - New London Fire Fighters
         Help the New London Firefighters "Fill the Boot" to support the MDA foundation. The NLFD will be filling the boot outside of the North Station (240 Broad St) and outside Fire Headquarters (289 Bank St) every Friday of August from 1-3pm. The Fill the Boot campaign was started in 1954 and has raised over $558 million from generous donations.
      MDA Fill the Boot
      08/04/17 - IAFF Local 1132
      We will have our MDA Fill the Boot event at Valley View Mall on September 2 &3. We will need members for two hour blocks during the two day event. We will hold a raffle for each member that spends two hours helping with the Boot drive. So, Save the Date and help raise money for our local kids and support MDA, an IAFF tradition since 1954.
      SOLICITING FOR CAMBRIDGE FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF ASSOCIATION
      08/03/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Beginning this week the Cambridge Firefighters’ Relief Association will be utilizing Eastern Advertising to solicit residents and businesses of Cambridge, by telephone and by mail for fundraising.   Any questions or concerns should be directed to the following officers of the organization.
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