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March 25, 2017

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Updated: Mar. 25 (17:10)

Meridian Twp. L1600, and Delhi/Lansing 421 Golf Outing to support MDA.
Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Bangor Retired Firefighter / EMT P Funeral Information
Professional Firefighters of Maine
March 2017 Legislative Update
International Association of Firefighters
BYLAW VOTING REMINDER
Cambridge Fire Fighters
Services for Brother Chris Foster, Demopolis Local 3663
IAFF 14th District
Local 293's Attempts To Ease the Fiscal Crisis Rejected
Erie Firefighters Local 293
 
     
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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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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2017 Moilanen Hockey Tournament

Brothers and Sisters, Join us for this years Craig Moilanen Memorial Hockey Tournament.  See the attached flyer for information.
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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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GOV. SIGNS FIREFIGHTER COLLECTIVE BARGAINING BILL

GOV. SIGNS FIREFIGHTER COLLECTIVE BARGAINING BILL Hickenlooper signs SB 25 On June 5th 2013, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 25, to give firefighters political rights protection, a mandatory seat at the table on safety issues and a collective bargaining process across the state of Colorado.
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