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September 04, 2015

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Updated: Sep. 04 (15:59)

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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.
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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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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 Memorial Assistance Request
Colorado Professional Firefighters We need your help, This years Memorial assistance will be needed from Wednesday September 16th through Saturday September 19th with the Memorial being on Saturday the 19th. Over the Last year throughout the United States and Canada we have lost 308 members to Line of Duty Deaths or occupational related illnesses.
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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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