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    • 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



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      Thursday, December 21st: Last night, in its very last act of legislative business for the year, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to pass legislation to reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs. The bill authorizes the two programs at $750 million each – making $1.5 billion available for staffing, training and equipment for the departments where our members work over the next six years.

      The bill now goes to the president for his signature, and he is expected to sign it, ending a lengthy saga whereby the two programs were threatened with elimination.  

      The IAFF has been working with its friends in Congress for nearly two years to reauthorize AFG and SAFER, which were due to expire on January 2, 2018. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jon Tester (D-MT) led the effort on our behalf in the Senate. In the House, at the very last minute, Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) authored a sister bill to reauthorize AFG and SAFER, but included a new seven-year sunset clause. This is the bill passed by the Senate yesterday and due to be signed into law.

      AFG and SAFER are critical resources for fire departments in every state. We are proud to have been able to win reauthorization for both programs and will work in the coming years to pull out the sunset provision.

      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.

      Wednesday December 20, 2017: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens and IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger made a landmark announcement in St. Louis, MO concerning First Responder Cancer Presumption. As we all know, cancer has taken a toll on our ranks as never before, and the International Association of Fire Fighters, the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters, and the Governor’s office have been working hand in hand to make sure our members and their families are protected as much as possible. We are encouraging our members and their families to look for further information from your MSCFF District Vice President as legislative action develops.  Here is a video of this Press Conference. Please share this link with your co-workers, friends, and family.

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters would like to welcome our newest Affliate Local: Lake City, MO Fire Fighters.  Lake City Fire Fighters protect the individuals that work and reside at the Army Ammunition Production facility, located in Independence, MO. 


      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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      SPFF Scholarships
      04/25/18 - Suncoast Firefighters
      NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE Suncoast Professional Firefighters & Paramedic Annual Scholarship Program For scholarship rules and applications, follow this link.
      *** March of the Bull Update 5 ***
      04/24/18 - IAFF Local 3169
      • Here is the tentative schedule for Bulls walk through Marion County. Remember this is all fluid and can change so I will post daily updates in the morning on the two groups. • Traffic protection is being coordinated with the County who has been very supportive.
      Local 274 Members supporting Shelley Mayer
      04/24/18 - IAFF Local 274
      On Sunday April 22nd, some members got out and supported Shelley Mayer for New York State Senate at a rally in Mamaroneck
      Local 1381 Golf Outing
      04/24/18 - MPFFU
      Local 1381-Clinton Township Golf Outing is on June 22nd.
      FF Willie Dollar
      04/24/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      It is with great sadness that Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 announces the passing of Retired Firefighter Willie G. Dollar on April 24, 2018. He proudly served 30 years with MDFR. Funeral services to be announced.
      New Tag Forms Updated
      04/24/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      New/updated PPFFA Special license tag forms have been added
      Keith A. Smith Obituary
      04/24/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Condolences to Local 21 members Michael and Richard Smith on the recent passing of their father. Keith A. Smith, Age 72 of Maplewood Passed away peacefully on April 21, 2018 Preceded in death by parents, Richard & Jordis; brothers, Doug & Tom.
      MFD Assistant Chief Chuck Brynteson Funeral Arrangements
      04/24/18 - IAFF Local 21
      MFD Assistant Chief Chuck Brynteson Funeral Arrangements:   Reviewal Monday, April 30th, 2018 4:00-8:00 PM at Washburn-McReavy, 5000 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424 Funeral Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 11:00 AM at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S, Minneapolis, MN  55419   Reviewal one hour prior to service from 10:00-11:00 AM.
      Peer Fitness Trainer Course
      04/23/18 - IAFF Local 4416
      Become a Peer Fitness Trainer - July 23-27, 2018 - Fishers, Indiana.  Space is limited, sign up now! For more information and to secure your registration, click file attached.
      New BOD
      04/23/18 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
      Congratulations to the new Executive Board members and the Directors. Local 3523 is lucky to have so many who are willing to work hard for its members. And a huge thank you to those who served diligently over the past many years. President Fox, Secratary Baskin, Director Polkow, and Director MacDonald. Your service, commitment, and dedication is appreciated.
      Fire Fighters Endorse Candidates for May 8th Election
      04/23/18 - IAFF Local 4416
      Vote May 8th!  Early and absentee voting is available now.  Click Here for more informaiton on early voting and Election Day polling locaitons.  Below are the candidates that have earned the endorsement of Fire Fighters Local 4416 in the May 8th Republican Primary.
      IAFF/CABQ Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification – April 30, 2018
      04/23/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd) with the City of Albuquerque. The ratification vote will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 1, 2 & 5 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
      Brent Harms Retirement Party
      04/23/18 - IAFF Local 21
      *** March of the Bull Update #3 ***
      04/22/18 - IAFF Local 3169
      *** March of the Bull Update *** Ok everyone, Bull is in Lake County but took today off to sleep at home one last time before he pushes on to Tallahassee. He will resume his walk tomorrow morning. If he sticks to that the proposed timeline he will make Marion County Tuesday around noon. A more definite time will be set as we get closer.
      How to Vote for the upcoming Arvada Protection Dist. Election
      04/22/18 - Arvada Professional Fire FIghters Association, IAFF Local 4056
      The Arvada Professional Firefighters are proud to endorse firefighters Steve Smith and James Gagliano for the Arvada Fire Protection Board. The Arvada Fire Protection District Special Election is May 8th, 2018 for the Arvada Fire District Board. Additional steps are needed to participate in this Arvada Fire Election, even if you are registered to vote in the State of Colorado.
      March of the Bull Update 2
      04/21/18 - IAFF Local 3169
      ***MARCH OF THE BULL UPDATE #2*** Here is the tentative schedule for Bulls walk through Marion County.  Remember this is all fluid and can change so I will post daily updates in the morning on the two groups.   Right now we need support volunteers who wouldn’t mind following the procession with a truck or SUV that can carry water/snacks.
      New and updated Kids Fire Safety links
      04/21/18 - Rockland Fire Fighters
      I-25 MVA with Haz-Mat
      04/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 12:44 on Friday Engine 36, Medic 36 and Engine 44 responded to a vehicle accident on the shoulder of northbound I-25, one mile south of Ridgegate Parkway. A box truck collided with the concrete barrier, which caused a 110-gallon diesel tank in the cargo area to rupture and leak.
      Richfield House Fire
      04/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 10:31 on Friday morning South Metro Engine 42 was dispatched to a fire alarm activation reported by an alarm company. Upon arrival at 6354 S. Richfield Street, no problems were evident from the street. As Local 2164 members knocked on the front door and conducted a 360-degree walk around the home, smoke was seen coming from vents along the basement.
      2018 Golf League
      04/18/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Saint Paul Fire Fighters Summer Golf League All retired and active department golfers we will try to begin our season April 25th at Oak Glen in Stillwater. Tee times remain the same at 7:45 am to 8:30 am on every Wednesday, Golf and Cart $34.  Make sure to ask for SAINT PAUL FIREFIGHTER RATE when paying. Family and friends welcome.
      Highway 67 Brush Fire
      04/18/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Just after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Local 2164 members were requested for an automatic aid wildland fire on the north side of Highway 67 west of Rampart Range Road in the Pike National Forest. With a Red Flag and High Wind Warning in effect and 60 mph wind gusts being observed; a pre-evacuation area was established from Sugar Creek to Sedalia and additional resources were called.
      Lt. Paul Harvey Retires
      04/18/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Lieutenant Paul Harvey Retires The Officers and Members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Lt. Paul Harvey on his retirement.  Paul, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
      MARCH OF THE BULL UPDATE
      04/17/18 - IAFF Local 3169
      **THE MARCH OF THE BULL UPDATE** I know everyone has been on the edge of their seats awaiting word on Bull’s arrival to Marion County and after talking to his Logistics Team yesterday we have a more definite picture of his arrival.  Bull in currently making his way across Orange County which is the department he retired from before starting his walk.
      Foxtail Drive Fire
      04/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Just after 10 a.m. on Tuesday April 17th, Local 2164 members assisted Castle Rock Fire Rescue with a wind driven structure fire in the 4800 block of N. Foxtail Drive. Simultaneous wildland fires near Larkspur and Sedalia were also challenging firefighters from all Douglas County fire districts, including South Metro.
      2018 NM Fire Muster & 5K Race
      04/17/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention Members, IAFF Local 244 will be hosting the 2nd Annual New Mexico Fire Muster and 5k on June 16, 2018 at Balloon Fiesta Park. The NM Fire Muster & 5K event was created to support and raise money for the IAFF Local 244 Survivor’s Fund and Membership Assistance Program.
      LAC Fallen Firefighter Memorial April 21st, 2018
      04/16/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      First Responders Night
      04/16/18 - IAFF Local 51
      First Responders Night May 20, 2018 @ 6:05pm $30 Tickets Tickets Include: Entrance to game Reserved Seat Limited Buffet Contact Union Office @ (915)598-8117 *First 80 tickets will be sold for $30 each then tickets will be $39 each, first come first serve.
      Promotions
      04/16/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Congratulations to Firefighters Jeremy Coy Engine 20-A and Kate Heckaman Engine 22-B on their recent promotion to Captain.
      Local 772 Announces the passing of Lt. David Dow (Ret)
      04/15/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Local 772 sadly announces the passing of Lieutenant David Dow (retired). David passed away on April 13, 2018, from a long battle with brain cancer. A Firefighter's funeral has been requested by the family and local 772.
      Baton Rouge Firefighters win Pensacola Firefighter Challenge
      04/15/18 - PFFA
      Congrats to this group of firefighters representing Baton Rouge Firefighters Local 557 and the dept in the Pensacola firefighter challenge this weekend . They won the event , and set the new course record .
      Announcing the passing of Lt. David Dow (Ret.)
      04/15/18 - IAFF Local 772
      It is with great sadness that IAFF Local 772 announces the passing of Lt. David Dow (Ret.) after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer.
      Cottontail Vehicle Fire
      04/14/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At around 11:30 April 10th, Local 2164 members from Station 41 extinguished this diesel pick up truck fire on Cottontail Lane before it could spread to the dry grass. No one was injured and the cause is under investigation. http://www.southmetro.
      June 2, 2018: MDA Muscle Walk
      04/14/18 - UPFFA
      The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be having its annual Muscle Walk on June 2nd at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Matt Abdifar, of New Britain Local 992 has created a Muscle Walk Team named, IAFF Fire Fighters.
      Retiree's Get Together
      04/14/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The next retiree' get together will be held Wednesday, May 9th at the Dante Club on Craigie St from 9 am until noon. Coffee and donuts provided. If any retirement paperwork needs to be notarized, there will be a notary in attendance.
      Demopolis News Release
      04/14/18 - IAFF 14th District
      The city of Demopolis AL is playing politics with public safety. By having as few as 2 fire fighters on each fire truck, the city is ignoring nationally accepted science and studies that prove a minimum of 4 fire fighters per truck is the most efficient and safe way for fire fighters to protect their community.
      Livonia firefighter injured battling Sunday garage fire
      04/14/18 - IAFF Local 1164
      A fire in Sunday damaged this garage at a house on Norfolk west of Merriman.(Photo: Livonia Fire Department)
      Louisiana Firefighter Appreciation Day
      04/13/18 - PFFA
      L0293 Family Picnic
      04/13/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Quebec St. Haz-Mat
      04/13/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 1:45 p.m. on Thursday April 12th, Local 2164 members responded to a hazardous materials incident at 5340 S. Quebec Street in Greenwood Village. 3 Employees in one of the offices experienced eye and throat irritation after being exposed to an unknown powder and they dialed 911. 13 units responded to the scene including the SMFR Haz-Mat and Decontamination apparatus.
      Molle Retirement
      04/13/18 - IAFF Local 1264
      Hey All, Just a reminder that we have Tim Molle’s retirement party coming up on the 21st of April from 7 to 11pm at O’Malley’s.  Please pass the word to any retirees you run into.  We have passed out envelopes at all the stations and have set up a go fund me if that is easier.   https://www.gofundme.
      Notice of Election of Delegates
      04/12/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      On April 24th from 2000 to 2020 we will be taking nominations for Delegates and Alternates to The 74th Annual Florida Professional Firefighter Convention in Naples FL.
      Luzerne Co. L0840 Pig Roast Fundraiser
      04/12/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Luzerne County Professional Fie Fighters Local 840 will host a Pig Roast Saturday May 19, 2018 with the proceeds to offset the cost of the September Golf Tournament. This will be held at the Polish American Veterans (PAV) Pavilion 2 S. Oak St., Plains, PA 18705. Tickets are $30.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door.
      Child Safety Seats
      04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
      Find out about upcoming clinic dates, Oregon Child Safety Seat Laws, and more.
      Outdoor Burning
      04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
      Find out about general requirements, commercial burning, and more.
      Property Insurance (ISO)
      04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
      Welcome Insurance Companies! We have developed the following tools to assist you with your questions regarding protection classifications and requesting fire reports when needed.  We hope you will find this page helpful.
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      04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
      Make A Payment (Payment types include ambulance, rescue, training, car seat, address sign or any other invoiced fee.
      Insurance
      04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
      Welcome Insurance Companies! We have developed the following tools to assist you with your questions regarding protection classifications and requesting fire reports when needed.  We hope you will find this page helpful. Thank You.
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