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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. 

      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.

      10/21/18 - IAFF Local F283
      ****ENDORSEMENT FLYER ALERT**** Endorsement mailers started hitting mailboxes today. Unfortunately in the duplicate search/finalizing the mailing list, some of the data got mixed up.  This means that some of us are going to receive mailer with someone else’s name on it.  Please OPEN and USE the flyer you receive.
      Space Heater Safety
      10/20/18 - IAFF Local 902
      Space heaters help to keep us warm in winter. But space heaters can also cause deadly fires. Find out how to use space heaters safely. Space Heater Fires Between 2007 and 2016 One hundred thirty-nine (139) space heater fires were reported to the Office of the State Fire Marshal between 2007 and 2016. While these fires are not frequent, they are deadly.
      10/20/18 - Stockton Firefighters
      Christmas is right around the corner and its time for the Annual SFD Toy Drive Softball Tournament supporting the Child Abuse Prevention Council on December 3rd.  Even if you're not a softball player come out for a great time, with great people, supporting a great cause!  A-shifters get your time off early or your gonna miss out.
      Halloween Safety
      10/20/18 - IAFF Local 902
      Halloween night is Wednesday October 31, 2018. Here are a few tips to stay safe this year.
      Local 1014 November 2018 Voter Guide
      10/20/18 - IAFF Local 1014
        Brothers and Sisters,  We only have 17 days left until the November 2018 election on Tuesday, November 6. First and foremost, your Union is encouraging you to exercise your right and vote.
      Friday Update 10-19-18
      10/19/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      10/19/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, Any Local 30 Member interested in participating in this year's BFIT First Responder Challenge, please contact Team Captain FF Doug Boudrow (E3/G4). More info on the event can be found at: https://www.nhl.
      Passing of Retired Fire LT Francis G. Murphy
      10/18/18 - Local 1347
      Local 1347 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Fire Lieutenant Francis G. Murphy, father of Firefighter Gary Murphy. Lieutenant Murphy served more than 43 years on the department from February 4, 1959- March 31, 2002. He was promoted to Lieutenant on April 29, 1969. Visiting Hours:  MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St.
      City of Columbia Firefighter Park
      10/18/18 - IAFF Local 4381
      The IAFF Local 4381 will be making a donation to the City of Columbia Firefighter Park. All Members are encouraged to vote on which level they agree to donate. This poll will be open until 10/26/2018 at 17:00. Please, all members, do to the online poll and place your vote as soon as possible. Attatched is the different levels that are available.
      October 17, 2018: Retirement Party Battalion Chief James Kottage
      10/18/18 - UPFFA
      October 17, 2018: Retirement Party Battalion Chief James Kottage  Anthony’s Ocean View, New Haven    Presentation to James Kottage by:                         Presentation to James Kottage by: Peter S.
      2019 PFFA Convention Hotel Information
      10/18/18 - PFFA
      Walpole's Newest Firefighters
      10/17/18 - IAFF local 2464
      (L to R: Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels, & Matt Rakoski) Congratulations to Walpole's newest Firefighters Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels & Matt Rakoski on their completion of the Massachusetts Fire Academy. Strong work .
      Video from 10-01-2018 | Administration's Attempt to Justify Failed Response Policy before City Council's Public Health and Safety Standing Committee
      10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Video from 09-17-2018 | DFFA before Detroit City Council Public Health and Safety Committee
      10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Video from 09-10-2018 | President Nevin before Detroit City Council Public Health and Safety Committee
      10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      October 15, 2018: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut PAC Reception
      10/17/18 - UPFFA
      State Representative Michelle Cook Attends UPFFA PAC Reception in Torrington. Representative Cook is a great supporter of Fire Fighters.
      2019 Open Enrollment
      10/15/18 - IAFF Local 51
      Open enrollment for city employees is live!  Please see attached articles for information as to sessions and rates.  Open enrollment ends November 9, 2018.
      MDA Fill The Boot for MN Wild Games and Muscle Team Gala Invitation
      10/14/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Dear Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, Year after year we continue to have a strong partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the IAFF when we are called upon to raise money to fight muscle disease with our nationally recognized Fill The Boot campaign.
      Friday, October 12, 2018: Greenwich Fire Fighters, Local 1042 FIRE OPS 101
      10/14/18 - UPFFA
      Special Union Meeting October 19th - Health Insurance Renewal
      10/13/18 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      A Special Meeting has been called for Friday, October 19, 2018 Fire Station #6 at 1900 hours to review the 2019 Health Insurance Renewal and plan option changes. In the Health Insurance Info tab under Member Resources go to the Open Enrollment 2019 link to review the renewal and options sheets.
      Friday Update 10-12-18
      10/12/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Pink Breast Cancer Shirts
      10/12/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Pink Breast Cancer Shirts Tomorrow, Saturday October 13, 2018 from 10 AM-12 Noon we will be selling Pink Breast Cancer shirts. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Shirts are $20.00 each. We hope to see you tomorrow, thanks.
      Yes on Question 1
      10/11/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Rich Paris speaks at a press conrference supporting Mass. Nurses Assn.
      Poplar St. Vehicle Fire
      10/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 8:48 a.m. on Thursday October 11th, Local 2164 members responded to 911 reports of a vehicle fire in the driveway at 6162 South Poplar Street in Centennial. Heavy smoke was visible in the area while members were responding. First arriving Engine 33 encountered a fully engulfed pickup truck cab and advanced a hose line to control the flames and protect the house.
      Chenango Ave Kitchen Fire
      10/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 9th, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a residential kitchen fire in the 3700 block of West Chenango Avenue. The 911 caller reported a fire in the microwave and safely evacuated without injuries. When Engine 11 arrived smoke was coming from the front door of the house and members advanced a hose line inside.
      Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters Elects New Vice President
      10/11/18 - UPFFA
      During the Federal State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters (FSPPFF) fall meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, FSPPFF leaders held officer elections.
      Russell Cerami Funeral Arrangements
      10/10/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Russell Cerami, as most of you know, passed away Monday night. Russ was a dedicated advocate of Professional Firefighters and had an impact on every aspect of our job. He was hired in July 1961 and retired in January of 1994. During that time he was very active with the union, tirelessly working to better our livelihood.
      Brotherhood for Boobs
      10/10/18 - IAFF Local 274
      Come on out to Brother Jimmys on Thursday October 18th, 8-11pm to help support Breast Cancer Awareness.$10 Donation at the door,WPFD Bartenders,Happy Hour prices til 11, a portion of the proceeds goes to local breast cancer victims through Soul Ryeders.Contact Brother Dooley(914)844-3577 or Brother Nicholson (914) 882-0704 for more information.
      10/09/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      We regret to inform everyone of the passing last night of retired past Local 293 President, past PPFFA President and past IAFF 4th District Vice President Russell Cerami. Russ is the father of retiree Dave Cerami. We extend our condolences to Dave and his family. More info to follow.
      Passing of Russell Cerami
      10/09/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      We regret to inform everyone of the passing last night of retired past Local 293 President, past PPFFA President and past IAFF 4th District Vice President Russell Cerami. Russ is the father of retiree Dave Cerami. We extend our condolences to Dave and his family.
      Local 31 Endorsements
      10/09/18 - IAFF Local 31
      2018 Election Results
      10/09/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      Join us in congratulating our members who were elected by acclimation for a 2 year term to the 2019-2020 Executive Board.
      Passing of Lt. Robert Cippoletti Sr
      10/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Passing of Lt. Robert Cipoletti Sr. of Engine 11, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Lt. Rober Cipoletti of Engine 11, Retired.  Lt. Cipoletti is the father of FF Joseph Cipoletti of Ladder 2 and retired FF's Robert Jr and Michael Cipoletti.
      Fremont Ave Structure Fire
      10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 09:32 a.m. on Monday Engine 42 and Tower 35 were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 16363 E. Fremont Avenue in Arapahoe County. While they were responding a report came from onsite advising that water and smoke were coming from under a door on the top floor. The incident was upgraded to a structure fire and additional crews were dispatched.
      Chief Brown Retirement
      10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Congratulations to South Metro Bureau Chief Brian Brown who celebrated his 30+ year career in the fire service today. We wish him a happy and healthy retirement! https://www.southmetro.
      Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
      10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Check out these awesome new pink logo shirts that all Local 2164 personnel are wearing during October in support of Breast Cacner Awareness month.
      Burbank Firefighters Support Measure P
      10/08/18 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
      Local 42 Election Results
      10/08/18 - IAFF Local 42
      10/07/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      The picture gallery for the NLFD members has been updated and can be viewed here.
      10/07/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      Please join us for Billy Allyn's retirement party. Please see either Lt. Dan Sawyer or FF Tim Jefferies.
      Friday Message 10-5-18
      10/05/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      MDA, Boot Camp, Jan. 10th &11th, 2019 in Orlando
      10/05/18 - IAFF 1826
      Each year, the MDA partners with the IAFF and holds a “Boot Camp” training that provides opportunity to learn about updates from the MDA, best practices for a boot drive and more about the partnership between the fire service and the MDA. Locals from across the state of Florida attend each year.
      Saint Paul Fire Ops
      10/04/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Fire Ops was a big success! Thanks to City staff and Deputy Mayor Tincher for participating.
      2018 Upcoming Elections
      10/04/18 - UPFFA
      Why Is the 2018 elections so important to you and your families.
      Negotiations Update: 10-4-2018
      10/04/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA & Rhode Island Health & Safety Seminar
      10/03/18 - UPFFA
      2018 Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates
      10/03/18 - IAFF 1826
      Absentee Ballots have been mailed out by the Supervisor of Elections! Early voting dates: October 22nd-November 3rd, 2018. Election day: November 6th, 2018                                        2018 Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates 1. US SENATE: Bill Nelson 2.
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