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      IAFF Local 3828 consists of the Professional Firefighters that serve Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue and Cowlitz County Fire District 6. We are commited to serving the citizen's of our communities.


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      Monday Morning Headlines
      05/17/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning 5/17 - Healthcare Committee Meeting - 9:00am 5/19 - Collective Bargaining Committee set to begin bargaining  5/20 - Executive Board Meeting - 8:30am 5/22 - Memorial Service for Brother Novotny  Services for Brother Dave Novotny On November 27th, 2020, Dave Novotny passed away from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a Line of Duty Illness.
      8.16.2021 | L21 x MDA Golf Tournament
      05/16/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Save the date!  Monday, August 16th, 2021! The Fill the Boot Golf Classic returns.  Gather your friends and come join IAFF Local 21 and the MDA in raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy research and programs. More information and event registration will be available soon.  Questions and inquiries may be directed to the Local 21 MDA Coordinator, Sam Severtsgaard, Engine Co.
      Paramedic John Schroer Retirement
      05/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      May 13, 2021 – At 4 p.m., Local members celebrated John Schroer’s 22 years of dedicated service. Alongside the SMFR's Honor Guard and Pipes and Drums, family members and friends from his career gathered to reminisce. He credited his wife, Linda, for being his support.
      Centennial Mid Air Plane Collision
      05/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 10:24 a.m. on Wednesday May 12, 2021, Local members were alerted by the Centennial Airport Control Tower to a plane crash south of Cherry Creek Reservoir in Arapahoe County. Moments later 911 callers reported a midair collision and small plane down in a field just south of Belleview Avenue and west of Peoria Street.
      FF Billy Cahil
      05/16/21 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Today, May 16th, marks the first anniversary of FF Billy Cahill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family today.
      General Secretary Lima's message to the Kansas State Council of Firefighters.
      05/16/21 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      General Secretary Lima's address to the delegates at the 75th Annual Kansas State Council of Firefighters conference.
      Trustee Elections 2021
      05/14/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Congratulations to the Board members who retain their seats for another 5 years.
      Zoom Meeting Link 15May21 @ 0830
      05/14/21 - IAFF Local F283
      Zoom Meeting link 15May21 @0830Link to Zoom meeting  https://zoom.us/j/94044317312 Brothers and Sisters, In accordance with Motion 2021.001, the rules for conducting virtual meetings have changed. Local F- 283 has purchased a subscription and will continue to utilize the Zoom® platform (Motion 2021.
      Zoom Meeting 15May21 @ 0830
      05/14/21 - IAFF Local F283
      Zoom Meeting link 15May21 @0830 https://zoom.us/j/94044317312 Brothers and Sisters, In accordance with Motion 2021.001, the rules for conducting virtual meetings have changed. Local F- 283 has purchased a subscription and will continue to utilize the Zoom® platform (Motion 2021.
      Zoom Meeting 15May21 @ 0830
      05/14/21 - IAFF Local F283
      Zoom Meeting link 15May21 @0830 https://zoom.us/j/94044317312 Brothers and Sisters, In accordance with Motion 2021.001, the rules for conducting virtual meetings have changed. Local F- 283 has purchased a subscription and will continue to utilize the Zoom® platform (Motion 2021.
      7th District Scholarship Winners
      05/13/21 - IAFF 7th District
      After much discussion the winnners of the annual 7th District Benevolent Scholarships have been selected.  The scholarship committee wishes to thank all that applied.  The winner of the lone $1000 scholarship is Rebecca DePoe, daughter of Brother Tyson DePoe of Local 27.
      Services for Fire Fighter Ricardo Torres
      05/12/21 - UPFFA
      This morning I spoke with John Alston, Chief of the New Haven Fire Department, and extended our condolences and prayers to him and the entire department. I offered our assistance and resources to assist the New Haven Fire Department in these difficult times. Further details to follow Fraternally, Peter S.
      May 12, 2021: New Haven LODD
      05/12/21 - UPFFA
      The Officers & Members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut sends our condolences to the Families, Members of the New Haven Firefighters, Local 825, and New Haven Fire Department who are mourning the loss of Firefighter Ricardo Torres, Jr., who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on May 12, 2021.
      Springfield Fire Department promotions and award ceremony
      05/11/21 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield Fire Department promotions and award ceremony HAMPDEN COUNTY 3 Springfield firefighter's promoted to Captain, 7 promoted to Lieutenants by: Ariana Tourangeau Posted: May 7, 2021 / 12:30 PM EDT / Updated: May 7, 2021 / 06:43 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
      6 without a home after fire on David Street in Springfield
      05/11/21 - IAFF Local 648
      6 without a home after fire on David Street in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Ariana Tourangeau Posted: May 7, 2021 / 05:31 AM EDT / Updated: May 7, 2021 / 06:17 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Five adults and one child are without a home after a fire on David Street in Springfield early Friday morning.
      Car accident on Page Blvd in Springfield
      05/11/21 - IAFF Local 648
      Car accident on Page Blvd in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Jillian Andrews Posted: May 9, 2021 / 06:32 PM EDT / Updated: May 10, 2021 / 09:59 AM EDT Springfield Fire and Emergency Services SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Fire and Emergency Services were called to a car accident on Sunday afternoon.
      Porch fire on White Street in Springfield
      05/11/21 - IAFF Local 648
      Porch fire on White Street in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Jillian Andrews Posted: May 9, 2021 / 08:35 PM EDT / Updated: May 10, 2021 / 07:39 AM EDT (Photo: Springfield FD) SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
      May 2021: IAFF Financial Corporation Webinars
      05/11/21 - UPFFA
      May 2021 Webinars Exclusively for IAFF Members Join these interactive webinars to learn more about available financial programs and services. Register today! – space is limited.
      Memorial Services for Brother Dave Novotny
      05/11/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      On November 27th, 2020, Dave Novotny passed away from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a Line of Duty Illness. The memorial for Dave will be held at 3:30 pm on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, at the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Event Center, 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, Colorado 80212. Seating will begin at 3:00 pm. Attire will be Class A uniform with shrouded badges for the day of the memorial.
      27th Annual DFFA Golf Outing
      05/10/21 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Full Information/Registration Package attached: Mark Your Calendar for the: 27th Annual DFFA Burn Fund Golf Outing MONDAY – JUNE 7, 2021 *GOWANIE GOLF CLUB* 24770 S.
      Capt. Keith Peterson Services
      05/10/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Services for Sarasota County Fire Capt. Keith Peterson will be held on 5/18/21 at 11:00 am, at The Sarasota National Cemetery. The address is 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241. The service is scheduled on an A shift.
      2021 Dental Plan Open Enrollment
      05/10/21 - Boston Firefighters
      @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} 2021 Dental Plan Open Enrollment Notice.
      WANTED: FIRE HOUSE BULLETIN BOARDS!
      05/09/21 - Lets Fire Cancer
      Brothers and Sisters,   You all know how devastating cancer is to Fire Fighters. Now there is a simple way to do something about it. Request these posters for your fire house bulletin board. Your members will have the opportunity to support cancer research by donating to The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund.
      Endorsement Vote (5-20-21)
      05/08/21 - Boston Firefighters
      @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} Endorsement Vote (5-20-21).
      May 7, 2021: UPFFA Golf Tournament - Thank you to all the Golfers & Supporters
      05/08/21 - UPFFA
      Thank you to the 160 Golfers, Sponsors & Supporters of the UPFFA of Connecticut Golf Tournament on Friday, May 7, 2021 It was a great day and hope to see you all next year Again, thank you, President, UPFFA of Ct.
      F2T 101 – Fitness Principles and Practice 
      05/07/21 - UPFFA
      Enrollment is open for our newly developed virtual F2T 101 – Fitness Principles and Practice course (formerly the Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) certificate course). This industry-leading virtual experience combines the flexibility of online learning with interactive and practical exercises typically reserved for in-person deliveries.
      Congratulations to Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut District Vice President Bob Smith
      05/07/21 - UPFFA
      President Update
      05/07/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      To All Members of Local 858; The City and County of Denver announced the suspension of the 2021 furlough days for Career Service employees. In preparation for Collective Bargaining negotiations, we’ve had several discussions regarding the funds coming from the American Recovery and Rescue Act, and the recovery of the Denver Economy.
      Coronavirus Update #18
      05/06/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Original Message sent 05/06/21 As things continue to improve and life slowly gets back to normal we have decided that we will return to normal here at the Health & Wellness Center. Effective immediately we will resume full normal operating hours, Monday - Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.
      Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams
      05/06/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams We have seen an increased rate of fraud and scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Please be aware of fraud: If someone calls, texts, or emails you or a family member promising access to the vaccine for a fee, you should not share your personal or financial information.
      Save the Date MPFF Convention
      05/06/21 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      SAVE THE DATE Good afternoon MPFF members! I am very excited to announce we will be having an in-person convention this year. Our host this year is Brooklyn Park Local 5031. Convention will be at the Marriott Minneapolis Northwest (Brooklyn Park). More info to come.
      PFFMaine In The Line of Duty
      05/06/21 - PFFMaine
      IN THE LINE OF DUTY Robert Dorr Local Number: L3402 Location: Ellsworth, ME It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Deputy Chief Robert Dorr, IAFF 3rd District Local 3402, Ellsworth, Maine. Brother Dorr, 43, passed away on May 5, 2021 from colon cancer.
      May 2021 General Membership Meetings
      05/05/21 - International Association of Firefighters
      Our next general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, May 25th and Wednesday, May 26th at The Cabin on Rt. 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace) and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend.
      Cherry Creek State Park Water Rescue/Recovery
      05/03/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before noon on Sunday, May 2, 2021 SMFR received calls for a kayaker who fell into the water at Cherry Creek State Park. Within minutes Local members arrived and were able to obtain multiple reports of the person’s last known location. Members from the Dive team started an extensive shore-based search fighting through near-zero underwater visibility and incoming storms.
      PFFA Convention Call 2021
      05/03/21 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      73rd PFFA CONVENTION CALL Professional Fire Fighters Association of Alabama June 1st – June 3rd, 2021 TO ALL PFFA AFFILIATES: You are hereby notified that pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Alabama, the 2021 Convention of the PFFA will be held at Ross Bridge Resort in Hoover, AL.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      05/02/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning,   Union Meeting & Information Session 5/5 Union Meeting & Information Session 5/6 Healthcare Survey Ending 5/6
      PPFFA-Bob Zeigler Scholarship Program Winners
      05/01/21 - PPFFA
      Congratulations to our 2021 PPFFA Bob Zeigler Scholarship Award Winners! Jordan Vargo, daughter of John Vargo Bethlehem IAFF Local 735.  Jordan is pursuing a career in Clinical Psychology at Moravian College. Dana Clements, daughter of Matt Clements Lebanon IAFF Local 1952.
      30th Annual Robert Palmer Golf Tournament
      04/30/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Registration and Sponsorship will be conducted electronically this year.  You may register by using the QR Code listed above or by clicking here.
      Friday Update 4-23-21
      04/30/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      City MOU Vote
      04/29/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Brothers & Sisters, A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:00a.m. at the Union Hall in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for final membership approval of the IAFF 244/AFR Upgrading Outside of the Bargaining Unit MOU.
      AFF Center of Excellence is hosting an online Education Series
      04/29/21 - UPFFA
      2021-2022 Legislative Session
      04/29/21 - Boston Firefighters
      @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} 2021-2022 Local 718 Legislation.
      South Depew St. Kitchen Fire
      04/28/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      This afternoon, April 28th, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a kitchen fire in a home on South Depew Street in Jefferson County. Members from first arriving Engine 16 found smoke venting from the roof, upgraded the response to a working structure fire and pulled an initial attack line.
      PMC - Team Boston Fire
      04/28/21 - Boston Firefighters
      Click pic for Team Boston Fire's website 2021 PMC Sponsorship.pdf 2021 PMC Donation Request Form.
      Cancer/Cardiac Screening
      04/28/21 - Boston Firefighters
      @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} Cancer Screening.
      Steward Seminar - Attendance and ZOOM Info
      04/28/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      TODAY- April 28th at 5pm & TOMORROW  April 29th at 8:30am
      2021 | Local 21 Stop, Drop and Reel Fishing Derby
      04/27/21 - IAFF Local 21
      This tournament is for the fun and fellowship of Police, Fire, Dispatch and EMS workers.  All are welcome and encouraged to participate.  You can fish as hard as you want or come to soak a bobber in the company of friends and kids.  At least one person on each team must be an active or retired emergency worker, full time or volunteer.
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