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    • 2016 has been a great year so far. With every year that goes by, we say goodbye to a few seasoned veterans, and welcome the "new kids". We would like to recognize the following IAFF Local 77 Retiree's:

      Captain George Albert, Rescue 1 "B" Shift

      Captain Patrick Linscott, Engine 6 "B" Shift

      We thank you for your dedication to serving your community, your department, and your IAFF Local 77. With that being said, we would like to welcome our newest members:

      Firefighter Alex Gonzalez, SJFD Poolman "A" Shift

      Firefighter Rick Haynes, SJFD Poolman "C" Shift

      Firefighter Jeff Hayes, SJFD Poolman "A" Shift

      Firefighter Cody Luke, SJFD Poolman "A" Shift

      Firefighter Jeremy Turpin, SJFD Poolman "B" Shift

      Firefighter Hayden Oswald, Air Guard Fire "B" Shift

      Firefighter Caleb Spire, Air Guard Fire "B" Shift

      We are glad to have you as new members and look forward to you having a successful career with the St. Joseph Fire Department, Air Guard Fire Department, and IAFF Local 77!!!


      As some of you may know, this year is the official 150th Anniversary of the St. Joseph Fire Department. With that, we are asking members to come up with any ideas for ways to celebrate our history and dedication to achieve such a milestone in the fire service. Our department is one of the oldest departments and IAFF Locals in this nation and we should be very proud of this.
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      As some of you may know, this year is the official 150th Anniversary of the St. Joseph Fire Department. With that, we are asking members to come up with any ideas for ways to celebrate our history and dedication to achieve such a milestone in the fire service. Our department is one of the oldest departments and IAFF Locals in this nation and we should be very proud of this.
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      The New IAFF Local 77 Headquarters

      For those of you who have not heard, our new office is located at 1202 South 11th Street in St. Joseph. This is also the location of our proud history shown in our own Museum. Feel free to schedule a tour of our history as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the St. Joseph Fire Department this year! Contact Debbie Stagner at (816)232-9114 for tour information.


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

      Squad 2 T-Shirts
      11/20/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Pat "Woody" Wilhelm Is Retiring
      11/20/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Connecticut Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
      11/20/17 - UPFFA
      Funeral Arrangements for F.F. Keion Boone (E-44)
      11/20/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      2017 Election Results
      11/20/17 - IAFF Local 42
      State Fire Training Funds 101
      11/20/17 - MPFFU
      Action Required - Rally in Lansing is Next Wednesday, Nov 29th
      11/20/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      The rally to protect health care and pensions has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov 29th at 9 am.  Please share this information with your membership, retirees, family, and friends.  We need a large crowd to assist in our fight to stop the take-aways the legislature is proposing.  Please follow updates on facebook and twitter and at mpffu.org.
      Newspaper Editorial on Health Care Cuts
      11/20/17 - MPFFU
      2017 Annual Christmas Party
      11/19/17 - IAFF Local 772
      2018 Christmas Party We would like to announce our annual Local 772 Christmas Party for all current and past members of the Bangor Fire Department.
      Noblesville DVP Election
      11/19/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Polling location is Noblesville FD HQ - 135 S. 9th Street - December 7 & 8, 2017 from 0600-0830 each day.   Absentee voting will take place at IAFF Local 4416 - 399 S. 9th Street, Noblesville - November 27 thru December 1, 2017 from 0900-1600 daily.  Noblesville District members in good standing are eligible to cast a ballot.
      Webinar: State Fire Training Funds 101 - How does your department receive that money?
      11/18/17 - MPFFU
      Webinar: State Fire Training Funds 101 - How does your department receive that money? ____________________________________________________ Have you ever wondered how to receive state "fireworks" training dollars? What does encumbered mean? What is so important about September 30th and December 31st? What is a CTC.
      Toy Drive at Bus Stop Saloon
      11/17/17 - Toy Program
      EMS UPDATE on Practical Continuing Education Requirements
      11/16/17 - MPFFU
                      As many of you may be aware the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services sent out a letter informing all EMS Licensed Personnel, Instructor-Coordinators, Education Programs, Life Support Agencies, and Medical about the elimination of the requirement for Practical CE’s.
      union meeting 12/4/17
      11/16/17 - IAFF Local 740
      IAFF Local 244 General Election
      11/16/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Exposed: Firefighters' risk of cancer is growing
      11/16/17 - IAFF Local 1009
      Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Firefighters being diagnosed with cancer has been a problem for decades, but now the statistics are even more alarming. In Boston, a firefighter is 2.5 times more likely of getting diagnosed compared to other Boston residents.
      2018 Shift Calendar
      11/15/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Passing of FF Robert Campbell, Rescue 2, Retired
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local 739
      Passing of Firefighter Robert Campbell of Rescue 2, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the passing of Firefighter Robert Campbell of Rescue 2, Retired.
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter William Wegwerth Sr.
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
         Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter William Wegwerth Sr.  Firefighter Wegwerth joined the Saint Paul Fire Department on March 16, 1954 and retired March 31, 1981.   At the family’s request his Memorial Service will be private.
      IT'S A BOY!!
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands,    It is my extreme pleasure to provide the Membership notice that past member Firefighter / Paramedic Paul Sobyra & his wife have advised they have become the proud parents of Andrew Ridge Sobyra, Born 14 November 2017 and weighing 7 lbs 06 Oz & measuring 20 inches. Paul advises that all are healthy & resting.
      The Saint Paul Fire Foundation Is Looking For Board Members
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
      The Saint Paul Fire Foundation is looking for 2 people to join their Board of Directors.  If interested contact Susan O'Neil, Executive Director at 651.270.0285.  See attached PDF file for more information and application.
      73rd Annual Conference
      11/15/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Save the Date 73rd Annual Conference The Conference will be held June 6th to 9th at the Great Wolfe Lodge in Kansas City, Kansas.  Room rates are $139.00 a night including tax.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-608-9653.  Be sure to let them know you are with the Kansas State Council of Firefighters when making reservations.
      November 2017 General Membership Meetings
      11/15/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Civil Service Ordiance
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local 740
      Attached is the last draft of Civil Service Ordinance that was agreed upon.  These still need to be approved and adopted into law by City Council.
      14th Annual Malden Parade of Holiday Traditions & Christmas Tree Lighting
      11/14/17 - IAFF Local 902
      The City of Malden will kick off the Holiday Season with the 14th Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions on Saturday, November 25th at 2 PM. The Parade will lift off at the Salemwood School on Waite Street Extension, will bear left onto Maplewood Street, and will then travel west on Salem Street.
      Thanksgiving Safety
      11/14/17 - IAFF Local 902
      Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. In 2015, cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and tied with heating equipment for the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
      HELP WANTED: PFFM MEETING
      11/14/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      1st Annual 1042 Mouse Derby
      11/14/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Thanksgiving Meals On Wheels
      11/13/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 is looking for individuals to volunteer for this year’s Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving dinner distribution.  Volunteers will help the Meals on Wheels drivers with preparing their delivery routes.  Arrive at Cretin-Derham Hall at 0700 hrs to about 1000 hrs.  Matt Lacy is the contact for this event.
      Two 2nd Alarm Fires in November
      11/13/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD has responded to two 2nd alarm fires in the month of November. Thank you to all of the mutual aid districs for responding. Here are a few pictures from the scenes.
      Operation Warm 2017
      11/13/17 - IAFF Local 2760
      Jerome Benner Retirement Event
      11/13/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Raffle Winners
      11/13/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Congratulations to the recent winners from the raffle to support Justin Weston & his family!  1st prize: James Smart 2nd prize: NNFD Sta 9/C 3rd prize: Karen Daddario Thank you to everyone who gave & helped us come together to support Justin. Please watch closely for more fundraisers coming up.
      Thanksgiving Cooking Safety
      11/13/17 - IAFF Local 2760
      November 2017 D-14 Meetings
      11/13/17 - IAFF 1826
      District 14 T-Shirts
      11/13/17 - IAFF 1826
      Lets Go nuts For Lamb
      11/13/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      As some of you my know Chris Lamb was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. Chris underwent surgery a few months ago and is back on the job.  Just a few weeks ago Chris learned the cancer has returned to his lymph nodes in his stomach. Chris once again has to undergo surgery and will be out of work for sometime. Tickets are $30.00 available at the door or in advance.
      Merp booklet
      11/12/17 - IAFF Local 1565
      Merp slide show
      11/12/17 - IAFF Local 1565
      Christmas Angel - Adopt a child
      11/11/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      Hello everyone, It’s that time of year again! The Salvation Army Christmas Angel tags are available if you would like to adopt a child. As of right now, we have 100 kids that need adopting. If you or your crew/coworkers are interested, please send me an email letting me know how many kids you would like to adopt.
      UPDATED - LODD Firefighter/EMT Scott Compton
      11/11/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      It is with deep sorrow that we must announce a line of duty death. Firefighter/EMT Scott Compton passed away less than 24 hours after fighting a commercial fire in Greenfield. Scott was a dedicated 17 year veteran of the Greenfield Fire Territory.
      Big Buck Contest
      11/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Thank a Veteran today...
      11/10/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      URGENT - ACTION ALERT
      11/10/17 - MPFFU
      Brothers and sisters, As you know, since last November when the legislature tried to jam pension and retiree health care reform down our throats, we have been working very hard to try and limit them to reasonable changes. Since February, we have been a part of the Governor’s Responsible Retirement Reform For Local Government task force.
      Contact You Legislators
      11/10/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      NEW Local 21 App
      11/09/17 - IAFF Local 21
      The new App for local 21 is now available. It’s a free App that is paired with our website. You can find it in the Apple App Store or in the Android App Store under IAFF21 or you can find a link on the website in the upper left hand corner of the webpage. Your log in is the same that you use for the website.
      Ethnic Book and Doll Drive
      11/09/17 - Toy Program

      Current IAFF Local 77 Charitable Donations and Supported Causes

      Aiden McVicker Charitable Association - Ace's Fore Aiden

      Muscular Dystrophy Association - "Jerry's Kids" Annual Fill the Boot Drive

      Missouri Burn Camp

      AFL-CIO - Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program

      Second Harvest Food Bank - Feed-A-Family Program

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