Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
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  • May 22, 2017
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    IAFF Local 781 Golf Tournament
    Jun 02, 2017
    Winterstone Golf Course 17101 E. Kentucky Rd. Independence, MO 64058
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    Aug 06, 2017
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    • The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will be hosting its Biennial Convention August 21-23, 2017, at the Branson Promenade at the Branson Landing, Branson, Missouri.  The Convention Call will be published soon. 

      The MSCFF has a block of rooms for this event.  We ask that you please make your room reservations NOW, the cut-off date for reservations is July 21, 2017.  Register Online here.

      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.

      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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      Local 4727 members Lt promotional process underway
      05/22/17 - IAFF Local 4727
      May 22, 2017 The Addison Fire District's promotional process for the rank of Lieutenant is officially underway today! Good luck and best wishes to all members of Local 4727 who are participating.
      Team Jameson Fishing Trip 7.25.17
      05/22/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      The nice weather is finally here again and with it comes the second annual Team Jameson fishing trip. We went out last year and it was a great day of fishing, fun and remembrance. There are 60 spots available on the boat. Reservations will be first-come first-serve based on payment received.
      Hats For Tom
      05/20/17 - IAFF Local 3666
      Purchase Hats Online @ https://squareup.com/store/Local3666 .  First Round of Shirts will be submitted on June 1st and available for pick-up on/after June 22nd at ALS Headquarters (340 Montevue Lane, Frederick).
      Pub Crawl 2017
      05/19/17 - Lawrence Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 1596
      Ohio HB 38
      05/19/17 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
      The Northern Ohio Firefighters would like to thank Representative Dave Greenspan for sponsoring Ohio House Bill 38 to protect fire fighters. The bill passed the Ohio House of Representatives and will now be heard in the Ohio Senate.
      2017 Recruit Class Graduation
      05/19/17 - Quincy Fire Fighters Association
      The 2017 Recruit Class graduated from the Quincy Fire Academy on Thursday.  These 27 new recruits bring staffing back to levels the Quincy Fire Department hasn't seen since 2003.  These new firefighters will attend the O2X Health and Wellness training next week and start at their assignments throughout fire stations in Quincy on Saturday, May 27th.
      Public Safety Bills move in Congress
      05/19/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES AFG/SAFER REAUTHORIZATION   On Wednesday, May 17th, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs unanimously approved S. 829, the AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act.
      Retirement Seminar
      05/19/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Fire on Cross Highway
      05/18/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      Westport Firefighters responded to an early morning house fire on April 24th This morning, the Westport Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 189 Cross Highway. The call came in from a trapped occupant reporting a fire in the house. The Westport Fire Department responded with all 11 firefighters and 4 officers on duty, along with Westport Police and EMS.
      I-95 Bus Fire
      05/18/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      Vote of no confidence in Fire Chief John Pond and Mayor Alex Morse
      05/18/17 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
      Holyoke Firefighters Association Local 1693 - International Association of Firefighters Affiliated with Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts On Monday evening, May 15th, the Holyoke Fire Fighters Local 1693 had a vote of no confidence in Fire Chief John Pond and Mayor Alex Morse.
      Denton Women Step Up to Serve
      05/18/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      Denton women step up to serve  In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare wrote of the character Hermia: "And though she be but little, she is fierce." Like Hermia, Denton police Sgt. Rachel Fleming and Denton firefighter Tracy Whitten may have smaller frames than some of their male counterparts, but that doesn't mean they back down from a challenge.
      Fire Department Highlights Employees at Awards Banquet
      05/18/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      Fire department highlights employees at awards banquet  Fire Chief Robin Paulsgrove said he nominated Whiddon for the award because he’s the best firefighter he knows, and he has intimate knowledge of the position. “He expects nothing of his crew that he will not first do himself,” Paulsgrove said as he addressed the audience. FILED UNDERNEWSAT http://www.dentonrc.
      Injured Boy Has Firefighters' Support
      05/18/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      Injured boy has firefighters’ support  Three-year-old Aiden McKitrick, the son of a Lewisville firefighter, is expected to survive his injuries, but he’ll have a “lifetime of challenges,” one of his father’s colleagues told KDFW-TV (Channel 4).
      Captain and Battalion Chief AP appeals update
      05/17/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 Fill The Boot golf tournament benefiting the MDA
      05/17/17 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Local 858 Water World Discount link and tickets are now available
      05/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello all members and happy almost summer? Well maybe after this Friday, however, once the weather gets warm, your family and friends are going to want to go to Water World.  Well for the 3rd straight year we have an exclusive member discount, good for the water park, the mini golf, go-carts, and the all you can buffet for the big kids and truckees.
      05/17/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Burn Foundation Golf Rescheduled
      05/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello Team Captains and Supporters, As you probably could have guessed the weather forecast has caused us to postpone the 30th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament and re-schedule.  This postponement is made on the recommendation of the Fox Hollow Golf Course based on National Weather Service information.
      Memorial Day Ceremony
      05/17/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      Memorial Day Celebration The City of Livonia will celebrate Memorial Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Veterans Memorial Plaza, Farmington and Five Mile. Join the Livonia Fire Honor Guard in paying homage to those who gave their lives in service defending our nation. The event, hosted by American Legion Post #32, will be led by Master of Ceremonies U.S.
      Quincy Fire beats Quincy Police in Hockey Game
      05/17/17 - Quincy Fire Fighters Association
      The Quincy Fire Hockey Team came back from an early 3-0 deficit and rallied for a 5-4 win against the Quincy Police.  Quincy Fire scored the game winning goal with just 21 seconds to go in the game.
      Help Support the Messick Family
      05/17/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Sisters and Brothers:  Please support our South Platte Bargaining Unit members in helping to raise funds to assist SPFPD Battalion Chief and former IAFF Local 42 Executive Board Member John Messick. John is fighting kidney and lung cancer show John you are Messick Strong. @ #Messick Strong.
      Membership Meeting
      05/16/17 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 31 May 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. Hope to see you all there.
      2017 Mid-Atlantic Firefighting Seminar
      05/16/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Registration is now open for our 2017 Mid-Atlantic Firefighting Seminar to benefit the Lt. Joseph DiBernardo Foundation! The topic is Advanced RIT Drills and will be taught by REAL Fire LLC on September 15th or 16th. It will be held at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg VA. Registration is $65 and lunch will be provided. Please see and share the attached flyer or visit www.
      Congrats and thank you to our new board!
      05/16/17 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
      Local #3523 has voted for our new Executive Board and Board of Directors. Thank you for stepping up to help lead Local 3523. Our new board led by President Sammy Fox and Vice President James Witt is looking forward to serving the members of our local and continuing to lead our community.
      Shoes For Charity
      05/16/17 - IAFF Local 21
      The deadline is fast approaching, Clean out your closest and help a charity.
      05/16/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      05/16/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      May 22nd 2017 Union Meeting
      05/15/17 - IAFF Local 3598
      REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING NOTICE To: Gurnee Firefighters Local 3598 Members  From: Nick Perry Date: Monday May 22nd (Black Shift)  Time: 8:30 A.M.
      Billy Donahue Retirement Luncheon
      05/15/17 - International Association of Firefighters
      We will be celebrating Training Officer William Donahue's 33 years of Government service with a luncheon on June 10th at the Mainside Fire Station (Station 94-1). The Luncheon will be from 1300 until 1600. All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147. All family, friends and co-workers of Billy's are welcome to attend.
      Funeral Arrangements for Billy Sanchez, New Orleans Local 632
      05/15/17 - IAFF 14th District
      I am sadden to report the death of Brother William J. “Billy” Sanchez. Billy was a longtime leader and former President in New Orleans Local 632. The funeral arrangement are for Thursday May 18, 2017 at Lake Lawn Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartain Blvd., New Orleans. Visitation from 9-11 am with a Mass to follow. If if you more information contact the Local 632 office at 504-366-8564.
      Convention Registration
      05/15/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Registration for the 45th PPFFA Convention will be Tuesday May 16th from noon - 5:00 PM on the 2nd floor of the Hilton.
      IAFF Center of Excellence
      05/14/17 - IAFF 3718
      Addiction Treatment Facility Exclusively for IAFF Members 04/24/2017, 11:00 AM If you are experiencing signs of addiction, post-traumatic stress or any behavioral health issue, call the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery 24/7 Call Center at (855) 900-8437 or visit www.iaffrecoverycenter.
      Passport to Safety Event
      05/13/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10am-2pm Come learn how to be safe. It's fun and informative. Get you Passport stamped and get FREE stuff.
      Garth Goodwin
      05/13/17 - Waco Firefighters
      If you would like to help, please Click Here to Donate! Garth Goodwin, a 17 year veteran of the Waco Fire Department, suffered 2nd degree burns and a severe spinal cord injury while working off duty. He was performing routine maintenance on an elevated billboard sign and came in contact with high voltage power lines that caused him to fall. Unable to move his legs, he laid there for an extended period of time until someone who lives close to the scene discovered him and called for help. He was transported to Hillcrest Hospital in Waco then air lifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas where he is currently receiving treatment for the extensive injuries he suffered. A long term diagnosis is still unknown. The entire Goodwin family appreciates the overwhelming concern and support for Garth. Of course all prayers and well wishes you'd like to pass along are appreciated more than you will ever know. Garth's circle of family and friends reaches far and wide and he needs us all now more than ever. Thank you again and we will post updates as soon as we can. For the latest updates on Garth, please follow us on: www.caringbridge.org/visit/garthgoodwin or at www.facebook.com/garthoutlawgoodwin/ The Waco Firefighters Honor Guard (a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization) is now accepting monetary donations to assist Garth Goodwin and his family with whatever expenses that they may incur. If you would like to make a donation, please make checks or money orders payable to: Waco Firefighters Honor Guard 1016 Columbus Ave. Waco, TX 76701 In the memo line please put Movember/Garth. You can also drop them by any City of Waco fire station, give them to any member of the Waco Fire Department, or Click Here to Donate! via PayPal. Currently, the immediate needs of the family are being met with the assistance of friends, family, and a couple of great organizations. The long term needs and care are going to be expensive and taxing on the family. This is where you can help. The Waco Firefighters Honor Guard is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and 100% of the money donated will go directly to Garth and his family.
      Remembering Ken Donnelly
      05/13/17 - Lexington Fire Fighters
      May General Membership Meetings
      05/12/17 - International Association of Firefighters
      Our next quarterly membership meetings will take place on Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday, May 25th. Both meetings will take place at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend at least one meeting. See you there.
      Welcome To The Class Of 2017
      05/12/17 - IAFF Local 21
      John P. Whelan III Out of the Rough Golf Tournament
      05/12/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Come join us for a day of camaraderie, golf, good times, and remembrance of John P. Whelan III and others who have fallen while serving.  Please see attached Flyer and Registration form for more details.
      Structure Fire 5-10-17
      05/11/17 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      5/10/17 HAMDEN >> The cause of a multi-unit condo blaze is under investigation after a fire was sparked in a unit at Hillside Village housing complex. Hamden firefighters arrived to a heavy blaze at Townhouse Road complex, with fire burning through the central roof structure of a six-condo building.
      MS Muckfest
      05/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Looking for a good time and raising money for a good cause. Come join my team the "ammomucksters" for the July 5th MS Muckfest in Parker, CO.
      Pat Harris For Mayor
      05/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Parade season is upon us, watch for the Pat Harris for Mayor trailer at community events.
      FDA Approves Radicava to Treat ALS
      05/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      I have some exciting news to share with you: The FDA just approved the first drug in 22 years to treat ALS - the second treatment ever for the disease. Edaravone (brand name Radicava) is an anti-oxidant drug thought to preserve motor neurons in people with ALS, allowing the nerves to keep their muscles working for a longer period of time.
      Federal Fire Fighter Presumptive Disability Back Before Congress
      05/10/17 - New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association
      U.S. Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and Mark Takano (D-CA) have reintroduced legislation in Congress to provide presumptive disability coverage for federal fighters suffering from cancer, heart and lung diseases. The bill, H.R.
      Shocking Firefighter Annual Income
      05/10/17 - IAFF Local 4349
         A recent article posted by KTLA in Los Angeles reported that three Los Angeles firefighters earned a combined $1.36 Million in 2016.  The top earner receiving $469,198 in which $334,655 was from working overtime.  You may be asking; “How could firefighter make so much money; and why can’t that happen to me.
      Fire Charity Fishing Tournament
      05/10/17 - IAFF Local 2546
      Hoosier Burn Camp Ride
      05/10/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Join the ride Wednesday May 31st, $30 per bike and one rider, $15 to aded a passenger. $15 for any additional t-shirt. Dontations always accepted and appreciated. For over 15 yeras, Carmel Fire Department has sponsored this ride to the Hoosier Burn Camp.
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