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July 31, 2015

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Updated: Jul. 31 (11:10)

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IAFF Local 385
Welcome Class of 15-01 & 02
Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
BY-LAW APPEAL NOTIFICATION
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Membership Meeting
IAFF Local F-102
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
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2015 Local 42 Annual Picnic
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Corey Rose Cancer in the Fire Service Series
Brothers and Sisters, Tune in to 9 News on Monday, July 27th @ 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm for the first of a three-part series by Corey Rose on cancer in the fire service.  This series will be airing Monday the 27th, Tuesday the 28th and Wednesday the 29th at 4pm and 9pm.  Additionally, Corey will be previewing the stories each morning live at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 am.
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ASU study underscores economic impact of Phoenix Fire Department

TEMPE, AZ - An independent ASU study shows that the Phoenix Fire Department may be responsible for saving thousands of jobs and millions to the Arizona economy.   The study looked at eight commercial fires last year where the fire department's response ended up saving the business.   Hatfield's Laundry near 16th Street and Washington was one of them.
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Congress Sets the Stage for Fight on Toxic Flame Retardant Laws

June 25, 2015 - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2576, legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by a vote of 398-1. The House vote sets the stage for action in the Senate on its version of TSCA reform, S. 697.
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CPFF Annual Meeting

CPFF President Mike Rogers honors Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation? Board members Mark Lau of Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union? Denver Fire Credit Union, Ralph Barocas of RBC Wealth Management?, Corey Rose?  of 9NEWS (KUSA)?, and San Diego Chargers? Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein? for their work for the Foundation.
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Decline of Unions

What happened to American labor unions?  Last week came news that the share of America’s workforce that’s unionized hit a 97-year low. A mere 11.3% of workers now belong to a union, and a great chunk of those are in the shrinking public sector. In the private sector, unionization fell to an abysmal 6.6%, down from a peak of 35% during the 1950s.
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IAFF Statement on TPA

This morning, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) General President Harold Schaitberger issued this statement on Congress’ plan to hold fire fighter retirement hostage for Trade Promotion Authority agenda. /IAFF_TPA_Statement.
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Governor Hickenlooper Signs HB 1348

Governor Hickenlooper signed HB 1348!  This important legislation will level the playing field for Special Districts when cities pursue Urban Renewal projects.
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IAFF Memorial Day PSA

Check out the IAFF Memorial Day PSA Salute.  Feel free to share it.  The Colorado Professional Fire Fighters thanks all our military personnel: past and present. https://www.youtube.com/watch.
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IAFF Dispatch

Check out the new IAFF Bi-Monthly series "IAFF Dispatch", it features the work of IAFF members from across the United States and Canada.  Here is the first edition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0qhc378nOE&feature=youtu.
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Elk Creek Local 4710 Golf Tournament

Please join the Elk Creek Professional Fire Fighters Local 4710 to support Colorado fire fighters and their families who have been victims of tragedy. Sponsorship and Four some opportunities are still available.
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Big Chili Cook Off

WANTED - ALL FIRE DEPARTMENTS! You are INVITED!  ... to the annual Big Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, September 12 in Evergreen, a benefit for the mountain area fire departments in Evergreen and Conifer areas.  As something new this year, we would LOVE to have other fire departments come up, show off your chili making skills and compete.
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Upcoming Events
West Metro Fire Fighters Golf Tournamnet
Aug 07, 2015
Elk Creek Local 4710 Golf Tournament
Aug 17, 2015
Hiwan Golf Course 30671 Clubhouse Lane, Evergreen
Redmond Symposium/EMS Conference
Aug 25, 2015
Big Chili Cook-Off
Sep 12, 2015
Evergreen, CO
IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
Sep 19, 2015
 
 
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