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April 28, 2017

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Updated: Apr. 28 (17:10)

PFFM Action Alert—LD 182 Lobby Day and Press Conference
Professional Firefighters of Maine
Pat Harris For Mayor Event
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4F Golf Tournament
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
4F Gaming Nights
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Brian Cristofono Retirement Party
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Station 12 Chili Dinner
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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.
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FF Anderson Funeral Information

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.
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Brother in need

Brothers and Sisters- Please visit this GoFundMe page for a fellow Brother in need. Brother Anderson is with Adams County L2403. www.gofundme.
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SENATE BILL 214 - FIREFIGHTER CANCER BILL HAS CLEARED BOTH HOUSES, ON ITS WAY TO GOVERNOR'S DESK

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.
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Cooperation Brings Success

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.
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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.
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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 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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IAFF Joins Groups Seeking Ban on Toxic Chemical Flame Retardants

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.
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IAFF Backs Legislation to Repeal

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.
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Colorado Firefighter LOD Heart and Circulatory Malfunction Benefits Bill takes Effect January 1, 2015

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.
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