Corey Rose Wins 1st Place: IAFF Media Award for her Cancer in the Fire Service Series "Left in the Smoke"
9 News Ancor Corey Rose dedicated a three-part series, "Left in the Smoke" highlighting the growing issue of cancer in the fire service.
As many of you know, Corey sits on the Board of Directors for the CPFF Foundation. Corey's father, Gary, died due to job related cancer shortly after retiring from a 32 year career with LA City Fire.
Firefighter Brett Anderson of Adams County Fire, L2403, lost his battle with cancer on April 22, 2017. Brother Anderson’s cancer was covered under workers comp and is being recognized by his department as a Line of Duty Death. At the family’s request, there will be a full LODD funeral with procession. The following are the details of his services. Read More...
Today SB-214 passed out of the House on a bipartisan vote 65-0. After passing out of the Senate earlier this session, our bill now heads to Governor Hickenlooper with unanimous bipartisan support.
This is testament to the continued collaborative efforts and hard work from everyone involved over the last two years.
Cooperation Brings Success
Firefighters and Fire Chiefs Work Together to Change the Fire Service in Colorado
By Susan M. Thornton
There was a time in Colorado when fire chiefs and firefighters didn’t work together very well in dealing with the details of operating their fire and emergency medical services organizations.
Check out the latest episode of the IAFF Dispatch! This episode contains 4 Chapters:
Election 2016: Our Process
Out of the Shadows (PTS)
Tracking Disasters, Helping Members
Changing the Conversation
Check out all the chapters of Episode 2!
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.
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.
A broad coalition of health, fire fighter, consumer and science groups - including the IAFF - has filed a petition asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban four categories of consumer products - children's products, furniture, mattresses and the casings around electronics - if they contain any flame retardant in the chemical class known as organohalogens.
The IAFF is throwing its full support behind legislation to repeal the excise tax on high-cost health plans, more commonly referred to as the “Cadillac Tax.”
Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) has introduced a bill to repeal this provision that was added to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at the last minute, with little debate or careful consideration.
Colorado Firefighter LOD Heart and Circulatory Malfunction Benefits Bill takes Effect January 1, 2015
The CPFF is proud to announce that Senate Bill 14-172 will become a reality after more than a year of planning, hard work, collaboration, and months of lobbying at the state capitol.