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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. 

      The 2018 SFPFF Conference will be held in San Antonio, TX and hosted by IAFF Local 624.  The Conference dates are Wednesday, April 11, 2018 thru Friday, April 13, 2018. 

      January 11, 2018

      All Southern Federation of Firefighters 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 San Antonio, Texas 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 San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 624. Our executive board and committees will meet on Wednesday April 11, 2017 and General Session is set to start that Thursday morning with business concluding late Friday afternoon. We will be hosting several hospitality events Wednesday thru Friday evenings and there will be plenty of networking ongoing through the conference.

      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, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 11-13, 2018. This conference will be hosted by the San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 624. We have secured a room block with affordable options at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio located on the Riverwalk in beautiful downtown San Antonio.

      Group Rates available from:  April 10, 2018 - April 14, 2018
      Pricing:  Starting at $199.00 for Single/Double Occupancy in Deluxe Accommodations. Group Code: SAPF.  Make reservations Online by clicking on the link below:

      Reservation Website for Hilton Palacio Del Rio

      Hotel Palacios Del Rio
      Hotel Direct Line: 210.222.1400
      200 South Alamo Street
      San Antonio, Texas 78205

       

      PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY

      San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 624 has established a “Room Block Release Date” March 13, 2018 for Group reservations. After this date, all rooms not guaranteed by deposit, credit card or the Master Account will be released to Hilton 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.

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

      In solidarity,

      Tim Dupin, Secretary Treasurer SFPFF


      2018 SFPFF Conference Notice
      2018 SFPFF Tentative Agenda
      2018 SFPFF Conference Registration Form
      2018 SFPFF Membership Form

       


      What's New at SFPFF

      We're all thinking about our members in Texas and Louisiana who are on the frontlines of Hurricane Harvey helping communities and their citizens knowing their own homes and possessions may be lost.

      The best way you can assist your brothers and sisters is through the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund, which provides short-term, immediate financial assistance to IAFF members affected by major disasters.

      Donate today with a tax deductible contribution online or by texting DISASTER to 50555* to make a $10 donation.

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

      Passing of Retired Firefighter Frank Brennick
      01/18/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Passing of Retired Firefighter Frank Brennick The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Retired Firefghter Frank Brennick.  Arrangements are as follows: Wake: Solimine Funeral Home, Ocena St Friday January 19, 5-9 PM Funeral: Saturday January 20, 9 AM, St Mary's Church, South Common St.
      4th Alarm Box 342 Codman Sq
      01/18/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
      On Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 9:18 a.m.Boston Fire Alarm recieved a call from 573 Washington Street in the Dorchester section of the city reporting a fire in the basement of a business. Box 342 Codman Sq was transmitted, engine 18 and Ladder 6 found a fire in the basement of a taxpayer. Eventually going to 4 alarms.
      Dodgers and Local 1014
      01/17/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Update on Senate Bill 75
      01/17/18 - IAFF Local 4416
      This morning SB75, a bill concerning certain benefit changes in the 1977 Police and Firefighters Pension and Disability Fund, was heard in Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor. The bill passed out of committee with an amendment. The bill as amended sends it to the Pension Management Oversight Committee (PMOC) for further study this summer.
      Cancer Presumption Update
      01/17/18 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters, This week myself, President Vick, and VP Whaley attended the 2018 VPFF Legislative Conference. The short and sweet of it is this...the VPFF and Locals around the state are putting 100% of our legislative efforts into getting our Cancer Presumption bills passed this session.
      Firefighter Boot Display
      01/17/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      Attention Firefighters, On Wednesday February 21st Florida Firefighters along with Firefighter Cancer Presumption Coalition will line the steps of the Capital in Tallahassee with pairs of fire boots to honor firefighters we have lost to Cancer. Each pair of boots will represent a brother or sister who lost their battle. If you would like to honor a firefighter who has fallen from cancer please contact us at the office so we can get you involved.
      NOTICE OF ELECTIONS
      01/17/18 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Per the Local 1826 Constitution & By Laws, Article 5.
      Boston Fie Cancer Video Part 2
      01/17/18 - IAFF Local 1009
      https://www.facebook.
      Hank Jandrich Retirement Event
      01/17/18 - IAFF Local 21
      We are back
      01/17/18 - Taylor Professional Fire Fighters
      The Taylor fire department resumed transporting November 15th 2017. Six years have past since transporting was stopped. Tfd ended 2017 with 8802 runs and with the increase run volume that transporting will bring we expect to have well over 10,000 in 2018. We are happy to have the chance to provide premium patient care from the time you call until the time you arrive at the hospital.
      Tilton-Northfield Seminar
      01/16/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Emergency Vehicle & Aerial Ladder Operations Seminar on March 19 presented by FDNY Ret. Lt Michael Wilbur. Learn more & register here: http://pffnh.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=680973
      2018 14th District Caucus
      01/16/18 - IAFF 14th District
      The 2018 14th District Caucus will be held June 24-27, 2018 in Orange Beach, Alabama at the Island House Hotel - Doubletree by Hilton. The hotel has been completely renovated since we held our last caucus. It is time to make your reservations and plan to attend.
      Please help a family in need
      01/16/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Please consider helping Please take a moment to read and help support our Sister's and Brother's of LACOLA (Lifeguards) - and Local 1014.
      2018 Installation
      01/16/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Bid Cycle #328 REVISED
      01/16/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Bid cycle #328 has been revised. The Engine 5-A FEO slot now reflects that only Paramedic FEOs can bid.
      The 16th Annual Firefighter Charity Golf Tournament
      01/15/18 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Please see attached flyer.
      2018 Legislative Session FPF Week 1 Report
      01/15/18 - IAFF 1826
      2018 Firefighters Ball
      01/15/18 - PFFA
      MLK Day 2018
      01/15/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      UPDATE: MSCFF License Plates
      01/15/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Download MSCFF Emblem Use Authorization Form here. This is a mock-up of the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters plates we created and submitted to the Senate Legislative and Transportation Committee. It was voted on affirmatively and has passed out of the legislature and is currently at the DOR for final review.
      Earn Your Degree With Kaplan University
      01/14/18 - PFFA
      Dear IAFF Member: A college degree in the fire service can help you advance your career. In fact, several fire departments require a degree in fire science or a related field to be considered for promotion. The IAFF believes all members should have access to quality higher education.
      President Paris Standing by Second Alarm
      01/14/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Sunday January 14, 2017 Boston Fire Alarm began receiving calls for a building fire at 14 Evelyn Street in the Mattapan section of the city.Engine 52 first due reported fire showing floor 2 of a 3 story wood. Car 8 arrived on scene and ordered a second alarm.    Above Local 718 President Rich Paris standing by at the second alarm.
      2018 CFRA FIREFIGHTERS BALL UPDATE
      01/13/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Firefighters For Healing
      01/12/18 - IAFF Local 21
      2017 Big Buck Contest
      01/12/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Congratulations hunters on your successful season. It was a close contest this year with 4 nice bucks entered. This contest has an Archery and Gun category. When there isn’t an Archery entry, then a Muzzleloader category takes its place. If a Archery buck is entered, Muzzleloaders can still enter the regular Gun category.
      Saint Paul Firefighters Mug
      01/12/18 - IAFF Local 21
      LIMITED EDITION DENEEN POTTERY MUG/ order yours online today or cal Susan O'Neil to purchase in person. This fundraiser will be supporting the St. Paul Fire Foundation – a foundation that supports the health, wellness and safety of every St. Paul Firefighter. Go to www.stpaulfirefoundation.
      2018 Legislative Breakfast
      01/12/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Local 4416 Super Bowl Party
      01/12/18 - IAFF Local 4416
      Let's Huddle Up at the Hall!!  All 4416 members and their guest are invited to attend our family friendly Super Bowl party.  Taco and Nacho bar provided with beverages for sale.
      Nashua Training: Family by Fire
      01/12/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      link to register: https://familybyfire.brownpapertickets.
      County Chapter E-Board Vacancies
      01/11/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for County Chapter positions: First Steward and Fourth Steward for the next 14 calendar days.
      County Chapter Special Meeting
      01/11/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      A County Chapter Special Meeting will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 9:00am. The matter of County Chapter membership consenting to the reclassification of Lieutenant positions to Captains positions, once again has come before the membership at the General Meeting on January 11, 2018.
      MDA Boot Camp 2018
      01/11/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last year we celebrated the 63nd anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighter’s commitment to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  We made a promise to stand with MDA and fight against muscle disease, until the battle was won and a cure and treatments were found for these terrible diseases.
      Legal Service Education Program
      01/11/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Learn more about the legal service educational program offered to locals
      2018 SFPFF Conference
      01/11/18 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
      The 2018 SFPFF Conference will be held in San Antonio, TX and hosted by IAFF Local 624.  The Conference dates are Thursday, April 11, 2018 thru Friday, April 13, 2018.
      Brother Robert Brantley memorial service information
      01/10/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Texas Firefighter Games 2018
      01/10/18 - Amarillo Professional Firefighters
      This year's Texas Firefighter games will be held in Mansfield, TX.  The dates are July 15-20.  There are many ways to compete with firefighters from all across the state from fishing to washers.  You can download the brochure below and here is a link to the website: http://texasfirefightergames.
      January 8, 2018 - Hamilton firefighters have found a unique way to battle their stress
      01/10/18 - IAFF Local 20
      http://www.journal-news.
      December 28, 2017 - For his Eagle Scout project, this area teen honored a fallen firefighter
      01/10/18 - IAFF Local 20
      http://www.journal-news.
      December 28, 2017 - For his Eagle Scout project, this area teen honored a fallen firefighter
      01/10/18 - IAFF Local 20
      http://www.journal-news.
      2018 Unite and Fight
      01/10/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Hamilton County Firefighters Retiree Breakfast
      01/10/18 - IAFF Local 4416
      Join us on Saturday, January 20th 2018! Open to all retired firefighters and active members of Hamilton County.
      L-21 Salvation Army Drive
      01/10/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Nice weather and the spirit of giving during the Holiday Season resulted in another successful year of bell ringing for St. Paul Fire on behalf of the Salvation Army.  Ringers at various events and locations in St. Paul brought in a total of $11,832.28 between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
      Union Meeting Change
      01/09/18 - IAFF Local 29
      January's Union meeting has been changed from Tuesday 1/9 to Wednesday 1/17.  Mark your calendars.  See you there.
      Captain Promotion
      01/09/18 - IAFF Local 801
      Congratulations to the DFD's newest captain Bart McCleary - who was promoted from Lieutenant to Captain in a swearing-in ceremony held on Monday January 8, 2017 at City Hall.  Captain McCleary has served the City Fire Department and been an active member of Local 801 since July 1987.  Captain McCleary will move from C Group to the truck company on D Group.
      LODD of Lt. Matthew LeTourneau
      01/09/18 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      Funeral arrangements have been announced for a veteran firefighter who was killed when a fast-moving fire roared through a North Philadelphia row home Saturday morning. Public viewings will be held Thursday, January 11 from 4:30 p.m to 9 p.m. and Friday, January 12 at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
      2018 Gladys Benerd Scholarship
      01/09/18 - Stockton Firefighters
      2018 Gladys Benerd Scholarship The official Application for the 2018 Gladys Benerd Scholarship. It needs to be noted that the applications are due earlier than in previous years.  All applications need to be post marked by March 1, 2018.  Follow all of the directions listed on the application.
      2018 Installation Dinner and Crab Feed
      01/09/18 - Stockton Firefighters
      Stockton Firefighters Local 456 Installation and Crab Feed Friday February 2, 2018 Civic Auditorium 6:00 Drinks 7:00 Dinner Program to follow Tickets - $50.00 each The tickets are available through the Chief's Operator, Mario Gardea, and Jeremy Bishop.  The Operator will accept check or cash.  Jeremy will accept cash, check, or credit card.
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