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    • What is the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters? 

      This organization is known as the SOUTHERN FEDERATION OF PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS, and was organized February 2, 1995, in Nashville, Tennessee. 

      The purpose of the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters is to provide the best possible resources, services and communications for Southern Federation affiliates of the IAFF; to develop a united effort and consensus of opinion with regards to our common concerns in the South, with the goal of having a positive effect on the IAFF, its constitution and By-laws, policies and resolutions. 

      The Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters encompasses the IAFF State Associations and Local IAFF affiliates in good standing within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Dela­ware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.  Associate membership is allowed to any member or affiliate of the IAFF of any state not currently affiliated with the federation and IAFF members at large. 

      The Association holds an Annual Conference in which delegates of the organization attend. The Conference includes educational modules, presentations that assist delegates in accordance with the organization purpose. 

      Dear Affiliate Leadership:

      On behalf of the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters, I would like to personally invite you to attend the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana this coming April.

      A number of activities have been planned by our host, the Louisiana Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF State Association A0017. Our executive board and committees will meet Thursday and General Session is set to start on Friday morning with business concluding on Saturday. We will be hosting several hospitality events Thursday thru Saturday evenings and there will be plenty of networking and the French Quarter Festival events will be ongoing through the Conference. So come and join us in the Big Easy.

      To help you plan your travel, details of some of the events can be found on our website at www.sfpff.org . The SFPFF will hold our annual Conference, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 6-8, 2017. This Conference will be hosted by the Louisiana Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF State Association A0017. We have secured a room block with affordable options at the Loews New Orleans Hotel 300 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130.

      Group Rates available from:  April 4th, 2017 - April 9th, 2017
      Pricing:  Starting at $229.00 for Single/Double Occupancy in Deluxe Accommodations.

      Reservations Center:   866.211.6411
      https://www.loewshotels.com/new-orleans/southern-federation-of-professional-fire-fighters
       
      PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY
       
      Loews New Orleans Hotel has established a “Room Block Release Date” of Monday, March 13, 2017 for Group reservations. After this date, all rooms not guaranteed by deposit, credit card or the Master Account will be released to Loews Reservations for general sale.
       
      If you or your staff have questions, please contact SFPFF Secretary Treasurer Tim Dupin directly at 816.516.4964 or via email at tdupin@iaff42.org.
      Yours in Solidarity,

      Tim Dupin, Secretary-Treasurer SFPFF

      2017 Tentative Agenda

      2017 Membership Form

      2017 Conference Registration Form


      What's New at SFPFF

      Brothers and Sisters:
       
      This past weekend the delegates attending the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution. The Resolution shall be submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42. If your Association or Local would like to be submitted as a Co-sponsor of the Resolution please contact Tim Dupin via email at tdupin@iaff42.org . Please include your Local or Association Name, Number and President with the authority to authorize sponsorship. The deadline to be included as a sponsor shall be June 15, 2016.

      Thank you for your consideration of this Resolution. If you have questions or need further information contact Tim Dupin at 816.516.4964.
       
      Yours in solidarity,
       
      Ed Jaros                                    Tim Dupin
      SFPFF President                         SFPFF Secretary Treasurer

       

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      Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

      Leadership Forum Tomorrow
      03/27/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Reminder: Chief Alley's Leadership Forum is tomorrow at the Midtown Community Center from 9am-11am. We urge all members to attend and ask questions.
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      3rd Anniversary Beacon Street Fire
      03/26/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      March 26, 2017 Brothers & Sisters: Boston Firefighters Local 718 would like to acknowledge the 3 year anniversary of the tragic loss of Fire Lieutenant Edward Walsh/E-33 and Firefighter Michael Kennedy/L-15.  Fire Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy made the ultimate sacrifice at Box 9-1579 at 298 Beacon Street on March 26, 2014.
      2017 Kevin Jenkins Memorial Golf Tournament
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      03/25/17 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
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      March 2017 Legislative Update
      03/24/17 - International Association of Firefighters
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      Services for Brother Chris Foster, Demopolis Local 3663
      03/24/17 - IAFF 14th District
      Services for Brother Chris Foster, Demopolis Local 3663 Monday March 27 – Visitation 10am - Funeral Service 11am Fairhaven Baptist Church – Demopolis, AL  Demopolis, AL Local 3663 Vice President. He was a good union brother who stood up for the members in Demopolis. Brother Foster died from cardiac arrest  at his home.
      Local 293's Attempts To Ease the Fiscal Crisis Rejected
      03/24/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
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      30-41 Memorial
      03/24/17 - IAFF Local 42
      The 30-41 Memorial is in need of mowing crews this summer. Generally one group mows a month at a time (3-4 times). If you can assist with landscaping, trash pick up or you are a fire crew that works near the memorial your assistance is also needed in watering trees, shrubs and grass in the dry months.
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      03/24/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy Payday! The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is John Clasen assigned to Station 35. Congratulations John! Don’t forget to visit our website at www.denverburnfoundation.org <http://www.denverburnfoundation.org>  and sign up for the 30th Annual Golf tournament coming up on May 19th at Fox Hollow golf course.
      Congrats to all Award Recipients
      03/24/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Congratulations to everyone who received awards and recognition last night at the awards ceremony. Great work representing what we all do everyday.
      Erie Firefighter and L0293 VP Passing
      03/23/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
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      Passing of Steve McKenrick
      03/23/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      It is with heavy hearts that we announce that at 6:30 this evening our friend and brother Steve McKenrick was removed from life-support after suffering grave injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Polk County Florida. The accident also killed his mother and seriously injured his sister.
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      Death of Demopolis Local VP Chris Foster
      03/23/17 - IAFF 14th District
      I am sadden to report the death of Demopolis, AL Local 3663 Vice President. Brother Foster died from cardiac arrest early this morning at his home. No arrangements at this time. Please kept the Foster family and Local 3663 in your prayers.
      Special Magistrate Hearing
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      IAFF PEP Classes
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      Annual Charitable Society Ball celebrating 25th Anniversary
      03/22/17 - IAFF 323
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      Special Meeting to approve the MOU between IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County reference 48/96 Schedule
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      IAFF Center of Excellence is now open
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      LODD - Watertown Firefighter Joseph Toscano
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      PFFUI Golf Outing
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      Legislative Update
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      March 21st 2017 Union Meeting
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      Ryan A. Ferreira Memorial Scholarship
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      Once again our association will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior(s). Anyone may apply for the scholarship; however, preference will be given to students pursuing a career in Fire Science, Health, Municipal Management, or Public Safety. As with other scholarships, primary consideration will be given to students showing financial need and a good scholastic average.
      Watertown Local 1347 Updated Arrangements
      03/19/17 - IAFF Local 739
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      2017 MSCFF Convention
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      LODD - Watertown Local 1347
      03/18/17 - IAFF Local 739
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      LODD - Fitchburg Local 3128
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