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    • The family of Kansas City, Missouri Battalion Chief Tom Byrne who died in the line of duty after contracting job related cancer after his 30 years of service to the department is hoping to establish a foundation in his name: The Byrne Out Cancer Foundation. 

      Colleen Byrne has submitted a request to Chip-Starter.com for consideration and funding with this foundation.  The focus of this foundation is to provide specialized washer extractors in all the fire stations with the Kansas City Fire Department to help remove toxins from turnout gear.  For more information please click here.



      The Firefighter Cancer Support Network Health and Wellness Symposium will be held in New Orleans at the Hilton Riverside on October 3-5, 2018.  We will have guest speakers from across the United States speaking in reference to cancer prevention, PTSD, legislative issues, fitness and behavorial health.

      The registration fee for this event is $75.00 which includes breakfast and lunch.  Dinner is on your own. Register Online here.  There is a group rate for lodging and it will expire on September 3, 2018.  Event Agenda here.


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      The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017, S. 382. Introduced by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the bill’s passage in the Senate brings it one step closer to being the first-of its kind national cancer registry specifically for fire fighters.

      Last September, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed its version of the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, which differs slightly from the Senate-passed bill. As a result, the two chambers will work to reconcile their differences before sending the bill to the president’s desk for his signature.

      The cancer registry will collect detailed data on the occurrence of cancer in fire fighters to assist scientists with specialized information they need for research to help strengthen our understanding of the link between firefighting and cancer, which could potentially lead to better prevention and safety protocols.

      "I sincerely thank the Senate leadership for taking up the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act. I also thank the entire Senate for its unanimous vote bringing us one step closer to delivering this legislation to the president’s desk for his signature,” says General President Harold Schaitberger. “The strength of the vote in each chamber demonstrates the importance of this legislation and the need to better understand cancer within the fire service.”

      The IAFF will continue working with its allies in Congress to produce a final bill in the coming weeks.

      At this week’s MSCFF Presidents Meeting the floor voted to proceed with the MISSOURI PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS plates. Below is a mockup of the plates and the steps for a person to obtain the Missouri Professional Firefighter plates. This applies to any applicant after the plates go into production.

      1. To be eligible to apply for the plates you must meet at least one of the following requirements:
      • You are currently a member of the IAFF in good standing
      • You are an Active Retiree of the IAFF
      • You are a former member of the IAFF who has left in Good Standing (this would include former members who have Retired from or Promoted out of the IAFF)

      The applicant makes a $25 donation to the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters Community Action Fund. This donation goes to the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters and not to DOR.

      Please mail a check or money order to –

      MSCFF Action Fund

      6320 Manchester Ave. Suite 42 c/o Sherwood Smith

      Kansas City, MO 64133

      1. Upon receipt of your check, the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will issue you a completed Emblem Use Authorization Statement (EUAS) to the applicant as proof of donation.
      2. The applicant will complete an Application for Missouri Personalized and Special License Plates (Form 1716PDF Document) (if you are not able to print form 1716, we will send one to you) listing their personalized license plate configuration(s).
        1. The plates will only be available in personalized configurations.
        2. “Professional Firefighter” will be added to the application once production begins. For the first 200 it will need to be noted in the “other” box.
      3. Applicant will submit the completed 1716 form along with the EUAS from the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters and a $15 specialty plate fee to any local license office or by mail to the central office in Jefferson City for processing.
        1. The $15 specialty plate fee is paid to DOR for cost of producing of the plate.
      4. After review of the personalized configuration by DOR the plate will be ordered for manufacturing.
      5. Upon completion plates will be mailed to the applicant’s local license office and notice will be mailed to the applicant by DOR.
      6. Applicant will visit the license office and register the plate to their vehicle and pay any applicable registration fees.

      Brothers and Sisters, please remember that these license plates not only tell the story of your training and sacrifice, but you should also know that the $25.00 cost goes toward helping to advance the enhancement of safety issues and working conditions of Missouri’s First Responders while also helping us better serve the communities in which we live and work. Also, these plates are available for your immediate family members. And one last point, in most circumstances the cost of these plates may be tax deductible (please consult your tax preparer for details). If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or text me 816.536.2662 or reply to this email.

      In solidarity,

      Sherwood L. Smith
      President
      Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters

      On Monday, March 6th Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) addressed the attendees at the International Association of Fire Fighters Legislative Conference.  Senator McCaskill is very supportive of continuing to fund Fire Grants, Cancer Presumptive Laws and Collective Barganing Rights for Hours, Wages and Working Conditions. 

      During our visit to the US Capitol on Tuesday, March 7th, Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters President Sherwood Smith and IAFF Local 42 Secretary-Treasurer Tim Dupin visite with Senator McCaskill to discuss the IAFF Legislative Agenda for 2017 and ask for her support on the key issues that we are striving to continue to have funded for SAFER Grants, the FIRE ACT and more.  For more on this please read the article that appeared in the Lee's Summit Tribune here.

      An article was featured on February 26th in the Kansas City Star highlighting the increase in cancer related deaths in Firefighters across North America.  Here in Missouri families are faced with fighting for workers' compensation benefits after their loved ones have died and the our government acknowledges are presumptively job related due to the exposure of carcinogens that firefighters are exposed to throughout their careers.  Read the entire article here.


      What's New at MSCFF

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets. 

      This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.  We will soon provide all registered members a link to download the Mobile App via Google Play or iTunes Store thru our website Email system.

      If you are not currently a registered member we would like to encourage you to visit our website and register.  Once you have been approved you will have complete access to the latest information regarding Fire Fighter Issues within Missouri right in the palm of your hand.  Please allow 24 to 48 hours to be approved once you have registered.  

      Once you download the Mobile App, you will log into the application with the same User Name and Password that you established to access the MSCFF website.  From that point forward each time you launch the Mobile App you are already logged in and can access the Members Only Section of the website via the Mobile App.

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      Throwback Photo
      09/21/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      A quick throwback photo after some work. Pictured from left to right are FF's Ventura, Rosado, McGuirk and LT. Wargo.
      Friday Update: September 21, 2018
      09/21/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      YOUR RETIREMENT BENEFITS ARE UNDER ATTACK
      09/21/18 - OSFFC
      Your retirement benefits are under attack Dark money groups like Priority Oregon are running political ads attacking the retirements of public employees. And now Rep. Knute Buehler has proposed slashing benefits for teachers and other public employees by $1.2 billion. Knute Buehler wants to cut $1.
      I-25 Vehicle Fire
      09/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 11:56 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, South Metro Medic 33, Engine 36 and Engine 44 responded to a vehicle fire on the shoulder of southbound I-25 just north of Castle Pines Parkway. A full-size pick-up truck towing a fifth wheel trailer was engulfed with flames when crews arrived.
      Promotional Ceremony
      09/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      On Wednesday evening family, friends and coworkers gathered at SMFR Headquarters to celebrate personnel who received badges and took oaths of office for their new positions. They include an Accreditation Manager, Fire Investigator, 2 Firefighter Paramedics, 14 Firefighters and 1 Lieutenant. Congratulations on their impressive accomplishments! https://www.southmetro.
      Oak Hill Ct. Brush Fire
      09/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 3:17 p.m. on Tuesday, 911 callers reported a grass fire threatening homes in the 7900 block of South Oak Hill Court in Arapahoe County. First arriving Medic 63 found a ½ acre grass fire that had been mostly extinguished by neighbors with garden hoses and buckets of water.
      Highlands Ranch Hoist Rescue
      09/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 9:08 a.m. on Tuesday September 18, 2018, Local 2086 members responded to a medical emergency on Woodgate Drive in the Back Country Community in Highlands Ranch. Upon arrival the crews found an injured worker approximately 14 feet below grade in the foundation of a home under construction.
      Traveling Vietnam War memorial wall coming to Livonia next year
      09/20/18 - IAFF Local 1164
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      September 22 & 29, 2018: Members Needed Labor to Labor Walks
      09/19/18 - UPFFA
      MEMBERS NEEDED FOR LABOR TO LABOR WALKS.  OUR PARTICIPATION IS CRUCIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE UPCOMING ELECTION: Saturday, September 22nd – 8:30 AM - 12 PM Danbury:  Labor Canvass for Jahana Hayes, Ned Lamont & Julie Kushner (SD 24) Meet at: Connecticut Health Care Associates, 24 Shelter Rock Rd.
      NOTICE TO IAFF LOCAL 42 MEMBERS REGARDING UNION DUES
      09/19/18 - IAFF Local 42
      On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31.  That decision invalidated a public sector union’s ability to require non-members to pay and an employer’s ability to deduct “agency” or “fair share” or “service” fees from non-members’ pay.
      Buddy Walk
      09/19/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Massachusetts Down Syndrome Walk On October 7, 2018, I will be participating in the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress’ Buddy Walk in Wakefield in honor of my son, Noah.  This walk takes place each year in Massachusetts to support the more than 5,000 families who have a member with Down Syndrome in the Commonwealth.
      2018 Executive Board Election - Membership Meeting
      09/19/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Firefighter Fitness Study
      09/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
      The Saint Paul Fire Department has an opportunity to participate in a study that will have long term impact on firefighter fitness throughout the nation. The Health Partners Institute has been awarded a grant to evaluate cardiorespiratory fitness among active firefighters. The study will utilize the most current technology to assess individual aerobic capacity and body fat.
      NEW IAFF Local 42 Mobile App
      09/18/18 - IAFF Local 42
      Local 42 is excited to announce our new Mobile App that works in concert with our website.  Please download the Mobile App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store by merely clicking on the button in the left column.   Once you download the App you will use your User Name and Password that you use to access the Members Only Section of this website to log into the Mobile App.
      September Meeting Minutes Uploaded
      09/18/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      The minutes of the September meetings have been uploaded.
      Academy Burn Day
      09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      The temperature is heating up on the SMFR drill ground as Academy 18-1 begins training with live fire. https://www.southmetro.
      9/11 Remembrance
      09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      A 9/11 remembrance ceremony was held at South Metro Fire Headquarters in Centennial this morning. https://www.southmetro.
      Academy Training
      09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      On Friday South Metro Fire Academy recruits practiced roof assessments, vertical ventilation and overhaul techniques at a home donated to the SMFR Training Bureau. The structure is scheduled for demolition and provided the perfect environment for hands-on training. https://www.southmetro.
      Engineer Greenwalt Retirement
      09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      On Saturday afternoon family, friends and co-workers of Engineer Bill Greenwalt gathered at Firehouse 38 in Cherry Hills Village to celebrate his retirement. The SMFR Honor Guard presented Engineer Greenwalt with a flag while the Pipes and Drums performed. Thank you for 23 years of service to the community and congratulations on your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
      Notice of Elections
      09/16/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      NOTICE OF ELECTION In accordance with our Constitution and By-Laws, Article 5 Section 6 – “Nominations for elected office shall be held in September of the election year. Any member in good standing may nominate eligible members for office, or may submit a letter of nomination prior to meeting date.
      Stratford Fire Fighters, Local 998 - Press Release
      09/15/18 - UPFFA
      Local 42 Annual Picnic
      09/14/18 - IAFF Local 42
      PFFM Quarterly Meeting
      09/14/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Sisters and Brothers, This is a reminder that our upcoming Quarterly Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 starting at 10am, Pipefitters Hall on Gabriel Dr. in Augusta.
      Friday Update: September 14, 2018
      09/14/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Gross Decon Training 9/13/18
      09/13/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD has many nearby potential hazardous materials sites. Members often train on how to best deal with these potential incidents. Today members trained on gross decontamination. Pictured is a quick set up using two engines that will spray effected people with a gross rinse of water before they are seen by medical professionals.
      2018 MFD Family Picnic
      09/13/18 - IAFF local 1289
      Save the date, Subday October 7th will be this years MFD family picnic! It will be held at Beyer Park from 11am - 5pm. Any questions contact Mat Pirrone. Hope to see you there.
      September 11, 2001
      09/13/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      This week we remember the lives cut short on September 11th, 2001. The following photo is of Ladder 118 responding out of Brooklyn Heights. All 6 firefighters on board never made it out of the towers.
      September 13, 2018: UPFFA of Ct. Delegates Meeting, Journeyman & Apprentices Training Center, 450 Murdock Avenue, Meriden - Hosted by: Meriden Fire Fighters, Local 1148
      09/13/18 - UPFFA
      IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial 2018 Things To Do Information
      09/12/18 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
      Please follow this link for things to do while in town for the 2018 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. https://downtowncs.com/iaff/
      2018 Nomination & Election Notice
      09/12/18 - IAFF Local 42
      2018 Trunk or Treat Event
      09/12/18 - IAFF Local 42
      FPF Endorsement for Governor-2018 Election
      09/12/18 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing the FPF's reasons and endorsement for the position of Governor of Florida, Nov. 6th 2018 Election.
      Semi-Truck Fire
      09/12/18 - IAFF Local 1164
      If you were traveling on I-275 today around 6pm today you may have seen your Livonia Firefighters hard at work. Livonia responded to a semi-truck fire, carrying lithium car batteries. To safely and quickly extinguish this fire we call for assistance from Detroit Metro Airport Fire and Northville Township Fire, to assist LFD with using “a lot” of foam. Good job everyone.
      Free Member Orientation Classes
      09/12/18 - MPFFU
      Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Member Orientation Class From brand new member to seasoned vet, this class has something for you. Great overview of our union, how it works, and what resources are available to you. Any member can attend either of these locations. Please register ASAP if you want to attend.
      Photo gallery: Our flag still stands — 9/11 Memorial at El Dorado Adventist School
      09/12/18 - IAFF Local 3556
      By Gray Baker
      Member of the Year Nominations will be accepted at the Oct. 25th Bi-Monthly Meeting
      09/12/18 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, "Member of the Year" Nominations will be accepted at the Oct. 25th 2018 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly meeting. If you feel a member of your District or Union wide has distinguished themselves as a Union Member, please bring forward a nomination at next months meeting.
      MSP-EMHSTC Training
      09/11/18 - MPFFU
      The Michigan State Police-Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training Center (MSP-EMHSTC) recently released their FY 2019 training schedule. Most of these courses are open to firefighters.
      We shall NEVER forget
      09/11/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Patriot Day Tuesday September 11, 2001 is a day that we shall never forget (click here for a time line of events). Think back.
      Red Hawk hosting 9/11 memorial climb
      09/10/18 - IAFF Local 3556
      By Mackenzie Myers In remembrance of lives lost almost two decades ago on Sept. 11, 2001, local first responders will don their gear and climb over 100 stories for the second year in a row. The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will take place outside the Red Hawk Casino level 1 parking structure at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. […]
      September 9, 2018: Ct. United Ride
      09/10/18 - UPFFA
      NEVER FORGET
      09/10/18 - IAFF Local 902
      The Malden Fire Department will commemorate the 17th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the subsequent losses suffered at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. All apparatus will report to District 1 by 0830.
      Sept Meeting Canceled
      09/10/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Septembers meeting has been canceled due to the possible hurricane. Please ignore all auto-reminders sent out by the calendar.
      2018 Guns & Hoses Softball Game
      09/10/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Last Call Foundation-Fundraiser
      09/10/18 - IAFF Local 739
      FALL FUNDRAISER SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 Florian Hall 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester 3:00–7:00pm Emcee - Boston 25 News Anchor Blair Miller ? Light Dinner ? Entertainment ? Cash Bars ? Silent Auction Cambridge-born-turned- Boston-comedy-legend Lenny Clarke headlines General Admission Tickets $60 Historical BFD photo’s and video by Boston Fire Dept.
      FILL THE BOOT
      09/09/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      The MDA's Fill the Boot fundraiser campaign is here again. NLFD members will be outside Fire Headquarters on 289 Bank St and at the North Station on 240 Broad St. every Friday in September from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm. To learn more about Fill the Boot, please visit: https://filltheboot.donordrive.
      Storm Duty Prep Guide
      09/09/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      We know you've probably heard enough about Hurricane Florence already. However, we want to give you some "tips from our senior members" on what you need to survive storm duty at the fire house.
      Annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony
      09/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Annual Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony. All off duty members encouraged to attend. Class A uniform with Bell Cap and white gloves. Tuesday September 11, 2018; form up at Beacon and Charles Streets at 4 PM.
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