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      January 11, 2019

      All Southern Federation of Fire Fighters State & Local Affiliate Officers:

      In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters I am sending this correspondence in regard to your annual membership and the Annual SFPFF Conference.

      “All Affiliated States and Locals and Associate Members shall pay one dollar ($1.00) per member per year up to one hundred members, but not less than thirty-five dollars ($35) per year for affiliation to the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters.” Forms have been attached to assist you in the remittance of your dues and conference registration.

      Further, this conference will be held in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters. In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws please be aware of the following:

      CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS

      All resolutions, submitted by affiliates for consideration at the Conference, shall be received by the Secretary/Treasurer at least thirty (30) days prior to the Conference, and shall be sent to all State and Local affiliates fifteen (15) days prior to the annual Conference of the Federation by the Secretary-Treasurer.  The only exception to this article shall be resolutions to amend the Consti­tution and By-Laws, submitted by the Constitution and By-Laws Committee.

                  LATE RESOLUTIONS

      Late resolutions must be received by 5 PM on the day prior to the start of the Conference, provided the following conditions are met; the affiliated individual or affiliated organization submitting the Late Resolution shall provide the President with sufficient copies for each registered delegate.  The resolution must be accepted by 2/3 majority vote of the delegation present and voting.

      AMENDMENTS

      Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Federation shall be approved by 2/3 majority vote of the delegates present and voting at the Annual Conference, in accordance with the IAFF Constitution and By-Laws.

      Please sign up on our website at www.sfpff.org for updates for the conference.

      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 Lexington, KY this coming April. It is our hope you will be able to attend and address our delegation.

      Many activities have been planned by our host, the Lexington Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 526.  The Southern Fed Executive Board and Committees will meet on Sunday, April 14, 2019.  The IAFF Committee on Assistance to Non-Collective Bargaining States will meet on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.  There will be an IAFF Educational Seminar on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.  The General Session is set to start on Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. with business concluding Wednesday afternoon. There will be several hospitality events Monday through Wednesday evenings and there will be plenty of networking through the conference.  After the close of business Wednesday there will be a hospitality event at the Keeneland Horse Track. 

      The SFPFF will hold our annual Conference, Monday, Tuseday, and Wednesday, April 15-17, 2019. This conference will be hosted by the Lexington Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 526. We have secured a room block with affordable options at the Hyatt Regency located in Downtown Lexington.

      Group Rates available from: April 14, 2019 - April 18, 2019
      Pricing: $149.00 per night

      Hyatt Regency Lexington
      401 West High Street
      Lexington, KY  40507
      Phone: 800.233.1234

      Make Online Reservations here.

      Accommodations: Group Code: G-SFPF
      Hotel Direct Line: 859.253.1234

      PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY

      Lexington Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 526 has established a “Room Block Release Date” of March 14, 2019 for Group reservations. After this date, all rooms not reserved will be released to Hyatt Reservations for general sale.

      If you have any questions, please contact SFPFF Secretary/Treasurer Barry Byers directly at 615. 739.4928 or via email at barrybyers@iaff140.org.

      Please come join us as we celebrate our past and imagine our future.

      In solidarity,

      Barry Byers, Secretary/Treasurer SFPFF


      2019 Conference Registration Form

      2019 SFPFF Membership Registration Form

      2019 Tentative Agenda (Updated 3-8-19)

      When Disaster Hits Home for Our Own

      Fires. Floods. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Earthquakes. Wildfires. Civil Disturbances. When disasters strike, fire fighters are called to respond, even while their own families may be displaced and their homes damaged or destroyed.

      The Disaster Relief Fund provides immediate financial assistance to help these displaced fire fighters and their families while they continue to serve the surrounding communities.

      Our Disaster Relief Fund provides financial assistance to members living in disaster areas who have also experienced losses of their own and has provided more than $5 million dollars in assistance since its inception.  Donate here.


      APPLY FOR AID TODAY

      Disaster Relief Funds are available to IAFF members who are displaced from their homes as the result of a disaster these include man-made disasters, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other events. If you meet the following criteria, use our application form to request funds:

      • The applicant must be a current IAFF member at the time the disaster occurred.
      • The member must reside in the area in which the disaster occurred.
      • The member’s eligibility is based solely on need as determined by a majority of the Trustees.
      • Members are eligible for assistance only if they are displaced from their homes because of the disaster.

      Visit the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund website to download an Application.

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      04/21/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      At 9:57 AM, Norwalk Professional Firefighters were called to reports of a structure fire at a multi-family residence located at 18 Soundview Avenue.  Upon arrival crews found heavy fire on the third floor.  Due to high heat, the first due engine had difficulty stretching the first line.  Eventually two lines were stretched and operated.
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      The NLFD has completed a Rope Technician 6 week training course. During this time, the CT Fire Academy sent instructors to train members on advanced rescue skills. This training was made available thanks to a grant obtained by the department. Members training with rope descending devices. Members constructing a highline rope rescue system.
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      04/19/19 - IAFF Local 4416
      Engineer Jim Brown retired from the Noblesville Fire Department on April 17th.  Brother Brown is a 26 year veteran of the department and retired at Engine 76-A.  Congratulations to Jim and his wife as they plan for a joint retriement celebration this summer.
      Cherry Creek Brush Fire
      04/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 1:58 p.m. on Friday April 19th, Local members responded to multiple 911 reports of a vegetation fire along the Cherry Creek Trail just north of Broncos Parkway. First arriving Brush 42 found a 50’ x 100’ grass fire burning between the creek and the bike path behind Courtney Downs Apartments and began a direct attack.
      CONTRACT INFORMATIONAL MEETING
      04/19/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, There will be Informational Meetings about the Contract held Tuesday (4/23) and Wednesday (4/24) at the Marsh Post (9AM both days).
      May 30, 2019 UPFFA Educational Seminar
      04/19/19 - UPFFA
      UPFFA EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE 5TH DISTRICT & CT. FIRE PAC THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019 THIS SEMINAR IS FREE TO ALL UPFFA MEMBERS.
      April 16, 2019 UPFFA of Ct., Legislative Conference & Lobby Day.
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      1st Annual Battle for the Pump Cornhole Tournament
      04/19/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Come out and take part in the 1st Annual Battle for the Pump Cornhole Tournament benefitting Local 244's Membership Assistance Program.   When: Saturday May 11th 9 a.m.
      4F Tournament
      04/19/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Can't make the tournament this year but you would still like to help? Register Online or Donate As always, all of the proceeds will benefit the 4F Fund which provides assistance to families in their time of need.  Any donations of goods, services, or financial contributions will be greatly appreciated.
      Friday Update 4-19-19
      04/19/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      George Burton Remembrance
      04/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      April 17th marked the 36th anniversary of George Burton’s line of duty death while with the Parker Volunteer Fire Department. After responding to several calls on March 25th 1983, George suffered a heart attack while at the fire station. He was transported to the hospital and died on April 17th 1983.  https://www.southmetro.
      Rockbridge Structure Involved MVA
      04/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Monday April 15th, Local members were dispatched to a vehicle into a building.  Members arrived on scene and found on vehicle into the building.  Members from the technical rescue team stabalized the structure.  The incident remains under investigation. https://www.southmetro.
      Ballots have been sent!!!
      04/18/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Dear Brothers and Sisters; Ballots have been sent to Denver residents and the time to act is now. We need your help in District 1 and this is how you can participate. Please watch this video and then sign up for events below: Knock on Doors: We need at least 35 people this weekend to knock on doors. A new shift has been added from 2pm - 5pm.
      May State Meeting
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      04/18/19 - IAFF Local 21
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      IAFF President Letter, No one should tell you how to vote
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      Garner Memorial Scholarships Recipients
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      County Chapter Special Meeting Regarding Captain Conversions
      04/16/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
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      FPF Legislative Report, Week 6
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      Download Androide App here.  Download iOS App here.
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      Clinton Township Charity Golf Outing
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      Vivie’s Fun Run around Lake Como
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      MnFire Golf Tournament May 20, 11:30 AM
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      Holyoke Westfield Golf Tournament 2019
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      A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall on April 11, 2019 in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Political Action Committee recommendation for a Congressional Endorsement. The meeting will start promptly at 6:45pm, the General Meeting with follow at 7:00pm.
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