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Seattle Fire Fighters Train to Deal With Oil Trains
About two dozen Seattle fire fighters received training Wednesday on responding to incidents involving trains carrying crude oil. BNSF Railway plans to locate a new mobile foam trailer in Seattle, and about a dozen fire fighters got a chance to see how that equipment works at the company's Seattle rail yard.

Posted on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:53:44 GMT



Dallas Paramedics Response to Ebola Patient
Three Dallas, TX Local 58 members – two paramedics and one paramedic intern – who transported the now-deceased patient with Ebola to the hospital – have been taken off duty with pay and are under continuous medical observation at their homes.

Posted on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:42:54 GMT



Participants Feel the Heat in Fire Training
It's a special kind of fire fighter training, and it's not for fire fighters. A dozen Hamilton County community leaders took part in the intensive day-long event to literally feel the heat.

Posted on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:25:19 GMT



Fire Fighter Killed, 3 Hurt Battling Hartford House Fire
Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell was killed and three others were injured fighting a house fire on Blue Hills Avenue Tuesday night. Bell, 48 and a member of the department for six years, came to fire fighting relatively late in life, inspired by a relative, according to his father Manuel Gomes.

Posted on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:55:31 GMT



Howard County Council Passes DROP Legislation for Fire Fighters
Thanks to hard work and political action by members of Howard County, MD Local 2000, the County Council passed Council Bill 51-2014 creating a Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) for fire fighters and updating the plan for police officers. The legislation passed unanimously, receiving bi-partisan support from the five-member Council.

Posted on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:31:15 GMT



Carozza Re-elected Chair of Federation of State and Provincial Fire Fighters
October 6, 2014 - Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association (UPFFA) President Peter Carozza has been re-elected to a third term as chair of the Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters (FSPPFF). The election took place at the FSPPFF fall meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Posted on Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:20:48 GMT



Chattanooga Local 820 and the City Agree on New Pay Plan
For years, the Chattanooga Fire Department operated with an inefficient wage schedule that resulted in inconsistent pay increases and no clear career path for rank-and-file fire fighters. To address the problem, members of Chattanooga, TN Local 820 and the City met and founf common ground on a workable plan, which was made official in a Memorandum of Understanding.

Posted on Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:12:49 GMT



Saginaw Fire Fighters Receive FGS Training
Whether it's climbing out of a two-story window or crawling through a bunch of wires, Saginaw fire fighters are getting real-life training for situations they may find themselves in.

Posted on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:26:31 GMT



Ft. Wayne Fire Ops 101 Shows What Fire Fighters Go Through Everyday
Fire fighters no doubt have one of the most dangerous jobs on record. Elected officials and journalists, as well as other members of the community, had to face the heat and go through a day of firefighter training.

Posted on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:22:06 GMT



Retired FDNY Fire Fighters Who Helped at Ground Zero Die on Same Day
The deaths raise the tragic toll to 92 fire fighters who have succumbed to illnesses stemming from sifting through the rubble of the toppled towers in the desperate search to recover bodies. In a heartbreaking reminder that the Sept. 11 attacks are still claiming lives, three retired FDNY firefighters died on the same day from cancer contracted at Ground Zero. Retired Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff and retired firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund all died on Monday after suffering the ravages of 9/11-related illnesses. Making the news even more poignant is the fact that Leaver and Bischoff grew up together in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and were lifelong best friends.

Posted on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:18:57 GMT



Castle Rock Fill-the-Boot Totals Rise After Ordinance Amended
For the first time in several years, Castle Rock, CO Local 4116 members participated in a Fill-the-Boot campaign this Labor Day weekend as per tradition, collecting one of their highest totals ever -- $45,000.

Posted on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:37:48 GMT



Special Camp for Child Burn Survivors
About 50 child burn survivors from across the U.S. and Canada have gathered in Washington for the International Burn Camp, a week of activities, inspiration and support, from each other and from fire fighter counselors who donate their time.

Posted on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:27:25 GMT



Connecticut Fire Fighters Endorse Malloy for Re-election
With Hartford, Connecticut, Engine Company 14 and Ladder Company 4 in the background, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association (UPFFA) of Connecticut President Pete Carozza announced at a press conference that the UPFFA Executive Board and its members unanimously endorsed Governor Dan Malloy for re-election.

Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:24:00 GMT



Winnipeg's Fire Fighters Are Backing Judy Wasylycia-Leis
Winnipeg’s fire fighters union has endorsed mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis, while describing her opponents as surrounded by narrow-minded, right-wing extremists.

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:45:33 GMT



Thousands Gather at Memorial Park to Honor Fallen Fire Fighters
Under a bright blue September sky, thousands of friends, family members, comrades and local spectators gathered at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to pay solemn tribute to the IAFF members who gave their lives in service to their communities.

Posted on Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:26:33 GMT



IAFF Members Stranded After Hurricane in Cabo Return Home
Sixteen Hoffman Estates, IL Local 2061 members are finally back in the United States after being stranded in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for several days in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile, a Category 3 storm.

Posted on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:23:57 GMT



Zadroga Reauthorization Introduced in Congress
Legislation to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was introduced in both chambers of Congress this week. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act was introduced as S. 2844 by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) in the Senate, and H.R. 5503 by Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) in the House.

Posted on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:17:32 GMT



IAFF Locals Respond to California Wildfires
CAL FIRE Local 2881 - joined by members of several other IAFF locals - are working to extinguish nearly one dozen wildland fires across the state. The largest fire, the King Fire located on the California/Nevada border near Lake Tahoe, has burned more than 70,000 acres and threatens 2,000 homes.

Posted on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:54:21 GMT



Hoffman Estates Fire Fighters Stranded in Mexico
A group of 16 northwest suburban fire fighters are stuck in Mexico after a hurricane ravaged the resort area of Cabo San Lucas. The group had traveled to a beautiful oceanfront resort for the destination wedding of longtime Hoffman Estates fire fighter Tom Mangiameli.

Posted on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:21:05 GMT



On Flight to Vegas, Jacksonville Fire Fighters Help Ailing Man
A 41-year-old man headed to Las Vegas can be thankful his flight included Jacksonville fire fighters on their way to a bachelor party. On the flight's early afternoon final leg from Houston to Las Vegas, the man became ill, lost color and was thought to be having a heart attack. The half-dozen fire fighters pitched in after the pilot asked for help, said Jason Kerr, the bachelor being feted ahead of his October wedding.

Posted on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:40:40 GMT



 

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