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February 10, 2016

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Updated: Feb. 10 (00:22)

KC Fire vs St. Louis Fire Hockey Match
IAFF Local 42
KPERS Update
Olathe Firefighters IAFF Local 2542
4th Annual Charity Hockey Game
Ridgefield Professional Fire Fighters
New Farmington Hills fire chief takes command
IAFF Local 1164
Tigers caravan rolls through Livonia with present to fire department
IAFF Local 1164
Local 3027 Participated in Denver Bronco Parade
Cunningham Fire Fighters
Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement

Congratulations to Pueblo Rural Firefighters! Local 3319 signed their first Collective Bargaining Agreement and became the first Colorado Local to utilize the provisions of Senate Bill 25 (Colorado Firefighter Safety Act) to garner their first CBA! Great work brothers.
Firefighter Ski Week
Fire Fighter Ski Week Presented by the National Firefighters Ski Races Hosted by Winter Park February 2-5, 2016 The mission of the National Firefighter Ski Races is to raise money to benefit charities associated with firefighting, firefighters in need and the vitcims of fires.  Check out the website for more information:
2016 Great Balls of Fire Pool Tournament
Hosted by the Colorado Professional Firefighters, Denver Firefighters Local 858 & Wynkoop Brewing Company February 6, 2016 11:00am - 4:00pm Sign up TODAY to have fun while helping at-risk children receive the critical services they so desperately need.
Download: 2016 Billiards Flyer.pdf

Corey Rose Cancer in the Fire Service Series

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.

IAFF Dispatch Episode 2

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! http://bit.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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