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    PREVENTING CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

    • Service all heating systems and all gas-, oil- or coal-burning appliances by a technician annually.

    • Install a battery-operated and electric-powered carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911.

    • Contact a doctor if you believe you have carbon monoxide poisoning.

    • Do not use gas-powered devices such as a generator, grill or stove inside your home, basement or near a near a window or door. Generators should be operated more than 15 feet from the home.

    • Do not run any gas-powered motor inside a closed structure, such as a garage.

    • Do not heat a home with a gas oven.

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      Fire chief: Fourth Canton station needed to keep response times down

      Canton Township's decades-long growth spurt has created a need for a fourth fire station, Director of Fire Services Christopher Stoecklein told the township's board of trustees during an April 20 study session. Just weeks after the unveiling of the township's newly-renovated Fire Station No.
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      Novi woman dies in early Monday condo fire

      A Novi woman and her two small dogs died in an early Monday morning condo fire along East Glen Haven Circle. Fire Chief Jeff Johnson said firefighters went to the Country Place Condominiums northwest of Meadowbrook and Eight Mile roads after a 911 call was made at 2:06 a.m. on April 5. They saw smoke and flames through the front window.
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      Canton Township officials gathered at the new Fire Station No. 2 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Susan Vela |Hometownlife.com Canton Township’s new Warren Road fire station has quick-moving doors that are a favorite feature of Chief Christopher Stoecklein’s because of their local maker: International Door.
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      Farmington Hills firefighters respond to Kendallwood Drive fire

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      Fire destroys SMART buses in Westland

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      Gov. Whitmer launches new, first in nation Futures for Frontliners program to offer essential, frontline workers a tuition-free path to community college : Education, labor, business, and workforce leaders join to urge Michigan’s 625,000 COVID-19 essential workers to apply now for tuition-free college
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      The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union is pleased to announce that two MPFFU members were recently appointed to the State Fire Safety Board by Governor Whitmer.  These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate.  Tavis Millerov is a member of L1600-Meridian Township and Brian Talvensaari is a member of L643-Marquette. Congratulations to both of you.
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      35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
      09/18/21 - PFFMaine
      Registration for the 35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, scheduled for September 18, 2021, is now open.
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      07/23/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
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      07/23/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Dear Brothers & Sisters,  Attached you will find a letter along with very detailed information regarding the changes in the TA'd Collective Bargaining Agreement from Vice-President Breeswine. Please see attached.  Thank you.
      Service information for Brother Mahan
      07/22/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Funeral services for Technician Patrick John Mahan will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at Denver First Church, 3800 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, CO.  Members wishing to attend the service should do so in a Class A uniform.  Shrouding of badges will be allowed this day in honor of our fallen brother.
      Second District Leadership Summit and Symposium
      07/22/21 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Members of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters, District Vice President Woolbright has asked us to share the following information. Fraternally Tim Carr Communications Director KSCFF  IAFF 2nd District Officers I hope you and your local membership is doing well. As you know, we remain in an unpredictable time due to the pandemic.
      CHARITY AUCTION FOR CANCER RESEARCH
      07/22/21 - Lets Fire Cancer
      Please visit our charity auction page to support cancer research July 22 - July 25, 2021. www.yourcharityauction.com/letsfirecancer THANK YOU!
      Downing Circle West Exterior Fire
      07/21/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 8:01 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, SMFR received 911 reports of bushes on fire in the front yard of a home in the 6700 block of S. Downing Circle West. Dispatchers received additional information that the home was starting to burn, and a structure fire response was sent. A passing motorist on Arapahoe Road saw the smoke, parked his vehicle out of the way and alerted the occupant of the home.
      Denver Firefighters Retirement Celebration and Appreciation Dinner
      07/21/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Dear Retiree,  The Denver Firefighter's Protective Association and Local 858 would like to invite you and a guest to be our guests at the 2021 Denver Firefighters Retirement Celebration and Appreciation Dinner (traditional firehouse Sunday night spaghetti dinner) to be held Sunday, August 22, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
      Save The Date: October 2, 2021
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      07/20/21 - IAFF Local 42
      2021 Guns N Hoses Event
      07/20/21 - IAFF Local 42
      2021 Guns N Hoses Charity Boxing Event This years event will be held on August 7, 2021 at Municipal Auditorium at 6:30 PM.  Please mark your calendar and an Event Flier is forthcoming.  You can purchase tickets NOW ONLINE.
      September 8-12, 2021: IAFF-MG International Motorcycle Rally
      07/19/21 - UPFFA
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      07/19/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
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      Hialeah Dr. Structure Fire
      07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 14, 2021, residents of a home in the 16500 block of E. Hialeah Dr. heard a smoke alarm sounding in the basement, grabbed a fire extinguisher and investigated what was happening. They encountered a light haze of smoke throughout the basement and discovered one room completely filled with smoke.
      Captain Dick Chesnick Last Shift Ceremony
      07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Tuesday afternoon, July 17th, Local members, family and friends gathered to celebrate the retirement of Captain Dick Chesnick after 34 years serving the South Metro community. The Honor Guard presented Captain Chesnick with a flag and the Pipes and Drums band performed. Congratulations and enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
      Paramedic Todd Parson Last Shift Ceremony
      07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Wednesday July 7th, Local members, family, friends gathered at Station 44 to celebrate the career of Paramedic Firefighter Todd Parson at his Last Shift Ceremony. Thank you to Todd for 21 years serving the South Metro community.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
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      Ever wish you had an opportunity to speak to other local leaders and find out their best practices for union administration, legal issues or just the day-to-day running of their local? The Connecticut PEP event not only brings quality and diverse IAFF education to your state, but it also gives you the opportunity to network with other leaders.
      City Chapter TA'd CBA
      07/15/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd). The ratification vote will take place on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 2, 3 & 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
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      07/14/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation has created a fund at the Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union for the Baker and Mahan families.  Donations can be made to the Denver Firefighters Charitable Foundation in the names of Brian Baker or Patrick Mahan. 
      Brian Baker - Shift Trade Donations
      07/14/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brian is going to have a long road to recovery and is going to need some help. Members of Station 1 have started a Sign-Up Genius for members to sign up to work for Brian. When you sign up, please enter your trade in Telestaff as quickly as possible, so it doesn't get missed. We entered a quick link to Telestaff on the receipt page of Sign Up Genius to make it easy to enter your trade. If you have an issue with your sign-up, please call JD Chism (303) 550-5814.
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      While driving by the Cielo fire station in Rancho Santa Fe, one might wonder if the station’s newest Brush Engine is having an identity crisis.  Actually, the Ranch has had two recent acquisitions of brush engines.  While both of them have very similar functions, one was purchased by RSF Fire (the red one) and the other by the State of California (the lime-green one).
      Honor Watch for Patrick Mahan - 2 Additional Days Added
      07/13/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brother and Sisters,  Honor Watch is a longstanding and solemn tradition for deaths in the fire service. At least two other firefighters will remain with the fallen firefighter's body around the clock on "honor watch" in the days leading up to the funeral. Firefighters are always together, and we never leave anyone behind. Honor Watch is taking care of one of our own.
      Beth Sweeney Retirement Luncheon
      07/12/21 - International Association of Firefighters
      Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement luncheon to celebrate Firefighter Beth Sweeney's 23 years of Government service on Sunday, August 22nd, from 1300 to 1600 at the Waterfront Fire Station (94-2). All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147. All family, friends and current and former coworkers of Beth's are welcome to attend.
      Reading Local 1803 2021-2022-CBA
      07/12/21 - PPFFA
      The 2021-2022 CBA for Local 1803 Reading has been added to the contract section in the member's area of the website.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      07/12/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Monday Morning Headlines I know I speak for all of us that our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Technician Patrick Mahan as they navigate through these difficult times.  We are also hoping for a quick recovery for Technician Brian Baker. We know it will be tough, but Brian, we are all here to support you.
      Promotional Testing
      07/09/21 - IAFF Local 3991
      We have been dealing with issues concerning the promotional exams that were posted and discrepancies on the verbiage of our contract. This obviously has brought controversy amongst the entire membership to which we are attempting to resolve. It should be noted that the board's intent was to never exclude any one of us from the promotional process.
      IAFF Vehicle and Motorcycle License Plates
      07/08/21 - PPFFA
      The PPFFA was just made aware from PennDot that there was a price increase and new forms to be used when submitting for the firefighter plates.  The previous form has been removed from the website and we are in the process of gathering information on what will happen to any license plate requests currently in process.  We will update as we have more information but expect some delays.
      Fillmore Way Multi Family Structure Fire
      07/06/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:57 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2021, South Metro Dispatch received multiple 911 calls reporting a townhouse fire at 8192 S. Fillmore Way in Centennial. Responding crew observed a smoke plume from a distance and upon arrival they countered a large volume of fire consuming the back of the building.
      West Hoover Pl. Car vs. Building
      07/06/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 7:51 a.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2021, Local members responded to a vehicle accident involving a structure in the 5600 block of W. Hoover Pl. in Jefferson County. When members from Engine and Medic 13 arrived, they found a SUV that crashed through a fence and struck a small building at the Dutch Creek Pool. Paramedics treated an adult driver and passenger who were both transported to the hospital.
      Local 1826 T-Shirts
      07/06/21 - IAFF 1826
      Local 1826 T-shirts are now available online https://local1826.wearthefund.com/local_1826
      July 7, 15, 29, 2021: IAFF Center of Excellence Upcoming online Educational Series
      07/05/21 - UPFFA
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      07/05/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning,  I hope everyone had a safe Independence Day.
      NYSPFFA 81st Convention
      07/03/21 - IAFF Local 274
      Executive Board members Carrier,Heffernan, Barbella and Fischetti attended the 81st NYSPFFA Convention in Rochester on June 28,29 and 30th.Many topics were discussed including Elections,Redistricting,State Comptroller Dinapolis report,Section 71 of the NYS Civil Service Law, Legislation, Hypertension in the fire service and medical marijuana.
      Centennial Airport Training
      07/03/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On the evening of Tuesday, June 29th, Local members and Centennial Airport conducted a training exercise that tested our policies, procedures, strategies, and tactics. At 6 p.m. a simulated inbound airplane declared an emergency and responders were dispatched by the air traffic control tower.
      Friday Update 7-2-21
      07/02/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      Gas leak reported on Wilbraham Road in Springfield
      07/01/21 - IAFF Local 648
      Gas leak reported on Wilbraham Road in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: WWLP Digital First Posted: Jun 30, 2021 / 11:16 AM EDT / Updated: Jun 30, 2021 / 02:07 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews are working on Wilbraham Road in Springfield for a reported gas leak Wednesday morning.
      Five people forced out by Springfield apartment building fire
      07/01/21 - IAFF Local 648
      Five people forced out by Springfield apartment building fire HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Tony Fay Posted: Jul 1, 2021 / 06:21 AM EDT / Updated: Jul 1, 2021 / 06:27 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
      Meal Train
      06/29/21 - IAFF Local 2032
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      2021 Line of Duty Rememberance
      06/29/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Saturday June 26, 2021, Local members honored the memory of our fallen firefighters and their families. The SMFR Honor Guard placed flowers at the memorial while Pipes and Drums Performed. The event also included a bell ceremony, comments from Fire Chief Bob Baker and Chaplain Paul Russell.
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      06/28/21 - IAFF Local 42
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      06/28/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Save the date!  Monday, August 16th, 2021! The Fill the Boot Golf Classic returns.  Gather your friends and come join IAFF Local 21 and the MDA in raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy research and programs. More information and event registration will be available soon.  Questions and inquiries may be directed to the Local 21 MDA Coordinator, Sam Severtsgaard, Engine Co.
      Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of our Friend, Gary Tschida
      06/28/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 and the Saint Paul Fire Department regret to announce the passing of our longtime friend and superfan of the Fire Department, Gary “Chico” Tschida.  Gary passed away at the age of 70. Gary often visited Fire Station 04, Fire Station 08, Fire Station 17 and would stop by on his bicycle to visit with us over the years.
      Fire Station 07 Apparel
      06/28/21 - IAFF Local 21
      New logo design and apparel from SPFD Fire Station 07!  Unlike previous station apparel orders, there will not be an online store for this.  Corporate Mark will be able to print the Fire Station 07 x Hamm's Sasha Bear logo on any apparel item purchased in their store.  This is limited edition.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      06/28/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
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