The Galveston Firefighter's Association was originally chartered in August of 1919 and is currently comprised of the entire uniformed force of the Galveston Fire Department. We exist to serve the citizens, businesses, and industry of Galveston, Texas. We strive to foster and encourage a higher degree of professionalism, skill and efficiency as well as a cultivation of friendship and fellowship among our members.
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Toys for Tots 12/08/16 - IAFF Local 937
TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE
The Chelsea Firefighters are collecting toys for the TOYS for TOTS.
2016 Christmas Ornament is now available 12/07/16 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
The 2016 Christmas Ornament is now available.
Waterbury Station 3
Station 3 was built in 1903 at 288 Washington Avenue, in the Brooklyn section of Waterbury. It was constructed to replace a volunteer station located at 905 Bank Street and housed both Engine Company 3 and the Bureau of Auto Repair. In May 1964 the firehouse was shuttered to make way for the new Route 8.
Pearl Harbor & Honolulu FD 12/07/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Today is the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, something many today know nothing about. Here is a little history courtesy of the Joey DiBernardo Foundation:
As the Hickam Field firefighting apparatus was knocked out, Honolulu Fire companies responded to assist with the fires. At 0826 a Japanese aerial bomb was dropped on crews from HFD Engine Co.1, 4, and 6.
Santa Breakfast 12/07/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Today is the last day to sign up your family for the Santa breakfast on Dec 10th. Please sign up here. It will be 12/10 at 9am located at Angelo's Steak & Pancake house.
City of Chula Vista to swear in Council Members Padilla and Diaz 12/07/16 - IAFF Local 2180
All Local 2180 members are invited to attend the swearing in of both Council Members Steve Padilla and Mike Diaz. Both Council Members elect have requested all of us to attend the swearing in ceremony. The ceremony will be at City Hall at 1800 hours. After the Ceremony you are invited to attend a hosted reception at Third Avenue Alehouse to celebrate.
Stamford Firefighters Holiday Toy Drive Information 12/06/16 - IAFF Local 786
December 6, 2016 - The Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association is hosting its 11th annual toy drive from November 20 – December 15.
Those wishing to donate can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any Stamford fire station any day of the week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Gifts should include toys appropriate for children under the age of 18.
Day 6 Winner 12/06/16 - IAFF Local 135
The Day 6 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Justin Klein ticket #386.
PFFA E-Board meeting 12/06/16 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
The next PFFA E- Board meeting will be held on December 16th at the Birmingham Local Union Hall.
Day 5 Winner 12/05/16 - IAFF Local 135
The Day 5 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Paul Stephens ticket #1172.
TOY DRIVE 12/05/16 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD and NLPD will be having their annual Toy Drive on December 10th between 9am-2pm at Toys R Us in Waterford (5 Dayton Rd). Stop by to donate a toy and help make a kid's Christmas a little brighter this year.
FF Joe Nott will be on hand again this year to volunteer. Please contact him for more information.
Man the Kettles! 12/05/16 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD will be in front of the New London ShopRite on North Frontage road December 8th between 10am-4pm manning the Salvation Army kettle. Stop by to meet us, lend a hand or to donate!
Contact FF Todd Johnson for more information.
Blood Drive 12/05/16 - IAFF Local 902
Join us aboard the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital Blood Mobile at the Malden Fire Department, 1 Sprague Street, on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Toys for Joy 2016 12/05/16 - Kent Fire Fighters
Local 1747, the Kent Firefighters Foundation and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are proud to once again be kicking off our Toys for Joy campaign. Toys for Joy is an annual event where new, unwrapped toys are collected, sorted, wrapped and delivered to local food banks and outreach programs to be distributed to local families in our community for the holidays.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SEMINAR PEP WORKSHOPS ON JANUARY 10TH, 2017 12/05/16 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
The Local President and/or Local Secretary Treasurer can sign up all their members. Please signup for courses by DECEMBER 30th. If you have multiple members attending, we would appreciate if you would not sign them all up for the same workshop track.
Membership Meeting 12/04/16 - IAFF Local F-102
A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 28 December 2016 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Members will be able to attend remotely via the Union meeting app RingCentral. A running agenda has been posted below & can be found on the Union website calendar. If you wish to have something added to the agenda prior to the meeting please contact me.
Day 4 Winner 12/04/16 - IAFF Local 135
The Day 4 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Joe Nail ticket #1018.
Holiday Party 12/03/16 - IAFF Local F283
Brothers and Sisters,
The Annual Holiday Party is tonight at 6:00 pm at the American Lake Club on North Fort Lewis. This is going to be another great year with lots of raffle items to go along with a traditional holiday dinner that is provided for everyone. Please come one and come all. Everyone and their family is welcome to join us and enjoy the holidays.
Day 2 Winner 12/02/16 - IAFF Local 135
The Day 2 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Brian Collier, ticket #672.
2017 Ball, news, notes, tickets, and hotel rooms 12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good evening all members, Happy Holidays. This is an email to inform you Ball season has begun, I hope you are as excited as I am, as I love balls. This years ball includes the awards ceremony and retiree celebration of life.
Tickets for the 2017 DFD ball are now on sale, the date for the event is Saturday February 25th @ the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver.
Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner 12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Happy Payday and Happy December,
Before we get to the Payday Raffle here are some fun, upcoming events that support the Burn Foundation and will prove to always be a great time:
The final Payday drawing for 2016 will be for $5,000.00 and will be held at Dougherty’s Restaurant and Pub on December 30th at 9:00 a.m.
Day 1 Winner 12/01/16 - IAFF Local 135
The Day 1 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Mark Garcia.
Welcome Hastings Local 5113 12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Please welcome Hastings Local 5113 to the MPFF and IAFF. Craig Latch President, Mike Christian Vice President and Brandon Boyd Secretary/Treasurer.
Picture are the new members of the IAFF and MPFF receiving their charter from 5th District VP Thornberg.
The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications. 12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications. This is skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, in responding to render emergency medical services, in responding to and mitigating other emergencies, and the operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, and quarters.
New VP 11/30/16 - IAFF Local 1565
Congratulations to Justin Dial.
UPFFA of Ct. Member Questionnaire/Survey 11/29/16 - UPFFA
Dear UPFFA of Ct. Member:
We have developed a member questionnaire/survey; the purpose of this questionnaire/survey will enable the Officers, Executive Board, and Staff the ability to provide the highest level of service to our affiliated locals.
Hank Jandrich Family Help Needed 11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
On Saturday, December 3rd the Jandrich family will be moving from 1948 Nebraska to 1038 Bayard. If you have some free time and are willing to help Hank’s family out with the move please arrive at the Nebraska home around 0900.
Partyyyyy!!!! 11/28/16 - IAFF Local F283
We are ready to go for the Holiday Party!! It's happening this Saturday, December 3rd, from 6pm to 10pm at the American Lake Club on Lewis North. Families are very welcome. Dinner is catered, delicious and complimentary to all. Raffle tickets are $2 cash money. All of this year's proceeds are going to support Captain Eric Sheppard's son, Aiden Sheppard.
2016 Toys For Tots Drive 11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
The 2016 Toys For Tots drive is here.
Starting November 29th drop off boxes will be located at all 15 Saint Paul Fire Stations.
We will be accepting NEW wrapped toys for all age groups until December 19th.
MFD Kids Christmas Party 11/28/16 - IAFF Local 271
All Missoula Fire Department members (PAST and PRESENT) and their families are invited to our Annual Family Christmas Party.
Ride the carousel til you puke!
Where: Missoula Carousel
When: Dec. 12th from 6pm to 8pm
Who: Your family and SANTA!
See attached flier for details.
See you there.
Longmont Lights Parade 11/28/16 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
Longmont Lights Parade 2016
Dec. 10th @ 1700
Local 1806 Holiday Party prior to the parade at Fire St.
Merritt Parkway Accident 11/28/16 - IAFF Local 1081
On November 27th at 7:42PM the Westport Fire Department received a call for the accident with injuries on the Merritt Parkway Northbound between Exit 41 and Exit 42. The Westport Fire Department responded with Engine 2, Rescue 3 and Car 3 with a total of 8 firefighters and officers.
The Battle For Benefits 11/27/16 - IAFF Local 21
WATCH FOX 9 KMSP's STORY
While Shapira's pension plan recognized his cancer as an occupational disease, when he applied for workers' compensation with the City of St. Paul to cover his medical bills, his claim was denied.
READ PIONEER PRESS'S COVERAGE
Reilly wasn’t able to return to work as a St.