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    The IAFF is the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in the 21st century—from the introduction of shift schedules early in the last century to the enactment of SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response).  With extremely active political and legislative programs, and with recognized experts in the fields of occupational health and safety, fire-based emergency medical services and hazardous materials training, the IAFF has established professional standards for the North American fire service.

    Today, the IAFF is the primary advocate for firefighters.  The IAFF provides a strong voice in the development and implementation of new training and equipment, and has worked hard to ensure the proper staffing of fire and EMS departments.

    The IAFF is a member driven organization…FOR FIREFIGHTERS, BY FIREFIGHTERS.

    The only way we can overcome the challenges that firefighters face today is to stand united.  Without commitment and active participation from our Jefferson County Firefighters, we already have and will continue to lose the benefits that have been granted to our profession. 

    We must protect what we have and work together to secure and build the future.  This cannot be accomplished without the continued effort and perseverance of our IAFF Local 3972 Members.  As a truly member-driven organization, FOR FIREFIGHTERS, BY FIREFIGHTERS, IAFF Local 3972 has grown from its 15 charter members in 1999 to the nearly 100 today.  But, our work is not done.  In spite of the work and dedication of many positive Fire Service Leaders in Jefferson County, there is still much to be done.  Misapplication and violation of department plicies, inappropriate disciplinary practices, inconsistent salaries, disparate health benefits, challenging working conditions, training issues, and excessive threats of Chapter 75 hearings through intimdation tactics are just some of the challenges we must overcome.




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    Monday Morning Headlines 5/25/20
    05/25/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Monday Morning Headlines On this Memorial Day, we salute those including our Sisters and Brothers who have served our nation. Please take a moment this weekend to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.
    LODD - Cromwell Professional Fire Fighters, Local 4662
    05/24/20 - UPFFA
    The Cromwell Professional Firefighters regret to announce the passing of our brother, Todd Gagnon. Todd started in Cromwell as a Firefighter and EMT in 1991, became Cromwell's Fire Marshal in 1994, and joined the ranks of Local 4662 in 2015.
    May 25, 2020: Memorial Day
    05/23/20 - UPFFA
    Monday, May 25, 2020 is Memorial Day, this year’s celebration will be somewhat different as our Country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic causing over 95,000 deaths in the United States. Due to COVID-19 many events honoring our Service Members were cancelled.
    MSCFF Legislative Report
    05/22/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    The Missouri State Council Weekly Legislative Report from May 15, 2020 and the MSCFF Final 2020 Legislative Report are now viewable in the Member Resources of our website and viewable to all registered members.
    CANCELED | Veteran Firefighters Luncheon
    05/21/20 - IAFF Local 21
    The Veteran Firefighters Luncheon scheduled for June 11th has been    canceled due to ongoing social      distancing expectations and COVID-19 related concerns.
    regular meeting 6-2-2020
    05/21/20 - Medford Firefighters Local 824
    Friday Update 5-22-20
    05/21/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    19th Annual Northeast IAFF Memorial Golf Tournament
    05/21/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Bethlehem Fire Local 735 will be hosting the 2020 Northeast IAFF Memorial Golf Tournament.  This will be the 19th year for this annual event. This year’s tournament will at the Riverview Country Club 1 Riverview Place Easton, PA 18040   It is a Captain and Crew format with a shotgun start at 10am.  Registration is $95pp/$380per team.
    2020 Memorial Service Canceled
    05/20/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, We regret to announce the cancellation of this year’s memorial service due to ongoing social distancing expectations and COVID-19 related concerns. Please take a personal moment over the weekend to remember those who have gone before us, so they may never be forgotten. Thank you.
    SAFER Application Period Now Open
    05/20/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    The Fiscal Year 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application period is  now open. The application deadline is Friday, May 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). There is $350 million available in federal grants to add fire fighters to departments in need. Career, combination and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply. For additional information, click here.
    UFLAC Fire Foundation – LAFD Firefighters Injured on May 16, 2020
    05/20/20 - UPFFA
    I am confident that you all have heard On May 16, 2020 230 LAFD Firefighters responded to a structure fire in downtown Los Angeles.  Soon after arrival the world watched 11 of our Firefighters from Fire Station 9 engulfed in flames when a large explosion occurred.  Fortunately, these Firefighters were able to escape, although each one of them suffered burns of various degrees.
    IAFF Center of Excellence Hosting Online Education Series
    05/20/20 - UPFFA
    An Update from us on the Virus & Firefighter Physicals
    05/20/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    An Update from us on the Virus & Firefighter Physicals   Orginal Message Sent 05/20/2020 Trustee Elections Before we get on to the updates, I would like to take a moment to congratulate District Chief Anthony (Tony) Tozzi for retaining his seat on the Board of Trustees for the Benefits Fund.
    05/19/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Local 76 regrets to announce the passing of Somerville Firefighter William Cahill L3 retired. There will be a service for Brother Cahill on Friday May 22nd from 9 to 10:00 a.m. at Doherty's Funeral home in Somerville. For health safety concerns, only family members will be allowed inside the funeral home.
    COVID Testing
    05/18/20 - PFFNH
    ASYMPTOMATIC COVID TESTING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS OPPORTUNITY The NH Dept. of Health and Human Services has announced an opportunity for Fire, EMS and Police in the seacoast area to get a COVID-19 test in Portsmouth on Friday, May 22 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   The testing will be drive-through style with nasal swabbing for active viral testing (not antibody).
    2020 Firefighter Memorial Sunday
    05/18/20 - IAFF Local 739
    May 18, 2020   Dear Lynn Fire Department Members, Retirees, Families and Friends,             We regret to inform you that our annual Firefighter Memorial Sunday exercises to be held at Pine Grove Cemetery on Sunday, June 14, 2020 have been postponed.
    Monday Morning Headlines 5/18/20
    05/18/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    .Monday Morning Headlines 5/18/20 This Week : Executive Board Meeting – Thursday 21st at 8:30am on Zoom Special Guest Murphy Robinson
    5/13/2020 17 West Couch Street
    05/17/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    Press Release Wednesday 5/13 at 9:50 PM the Norwalk Fire Department responded to a structure fire on West Couch St. The fire involved the kitchen and the attic space above. The fire was extinguished and brought under control within 15 minutes of the fire department arrival. There were no injuries. Two occupants were displaced.
    5-16-2020 6 Watson CT
    05/17/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    Norwalk Fire Department Press Release May 16, 2020 The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 6 Watson Ct. Saturday evening, at 6 pm. The fire in the single family split level home gutted the kitchen and caused heat and smoke damage throughout the second floor of the residence.
    Benefits Fund Trustee Elections-Position of Trustee #9
    05/15/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Anthony (Tony) Tozzi is the winner.
    Position Open-Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefits Fund
    05/15/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Issued:          5/7/2020        Closes:          5/20/20    Position:                   Special Projects / Research Coordinator Salary:                       $15.00 per hour (Part Time 20 hours per week) Hours:                       Flex Schedule
    Congratulations, brother Sacco!
    05/15/20 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
    Friday Update 5-15-20
    05/15/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    Springfield Fire Department respond to dumpster fire outside Chestnut Park high-rise on Dwight Street
    05/15/20 - IAFF Local 648
    Police & Fire Springfield Fire Department respond to dumpster fire outside Chestnut Park high-rise on Dwight Street Posted May 14, 2020 Springfield firefighters pour water into a burning dumpster fire on Dwight Street 0 shares By Patrick Johnson | pjohnson@repub.
    Supporting Frontline Workers
    05/14/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Members of Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21, Saint Paul Fire Administration & Wahlburger's Restaurants teamed up to provide 120 meals to staff at Bethesda Hospital. It is an honor to support Bethesda staff working on the front lines.
    9th District Zoom Meeting
    05/13/20 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    Sister and Brothers, On April 27th, DVP Rahne held a 9th district Zoom meeting. We were honored to have GP Schaitberger as well as multiple AGP's on the call explaining to us what the IAFF has been doing and the resources available to our locals. Please watch the video in the link below.
    IAFF Local 781 LODD David Jameson, Jr.
    05/12/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters sends our condolences to the brothers and sisters of IAFF Local 781, representing the Fire Fighters of Independence, Missouri for the line-of-duty death of Fire Fighter David Jameson, Jr. Brother Jameson died of an apparent heart attack late last week while on an emergency call.
    COVID-19 Questions
    05/11/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 Members, Saint Paul Fire Administration be meeting with a Physician on Wednesday May 13th to answer any questions you have regarding COVID-19 issues or concerns.  On the Local 21 website there is a banner to click to submit questions, you can remain anonymous or fill in your contact information when submitting a question.
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
    05/07/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    CLICK HERE To read all of the Benefits Fund COVID-19 email updates Click here for a short but informative video from our partners at UnitedHealthCare. Besides following the simple hygiene practices outlined in the video you should consider a visit to the clinic sooner rather than later when signs of a cold or any respiratory illness begins.
    City Chapter Special Meeting Announcement & Brief Q&A for General Matters
    05/07/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11:00a.m. via ‘Zoom Online Video Meeting’ in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for final membership approval of the AFR REVISED COVID-19 MOU. The special meeting will start promptly at 11:00a.m.
    May 7, 2020: Tommy Fund Families Need Your Help
    05/07/20 - UPFFA
    IAFF Convention Postponed
    05/06/20 - PFFNH
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAFF Executive Board voted to postpone the 55th IAFF Convention until January 25-29, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. With this decision, there are a lot of questions. While a number of decisions on specifics (dates, processes, etc.) still need to be made, The IAFF is providing the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) as initial guidance.
    Fire Fighter Resilence
    05/06/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Resources to support the health and resilience of our members.
    2020 KSCFF Conference
    05/06/20 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
    Members of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters, Due to the Covid-19 pandemic IAFF local 3309 along with President Wing have decided to postpone the annual conference until a later date.  As you can imagine this decision was not easy but needed to be made.  We are currently looking at dates in September being mindful of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter conference.
    603/604 Tentative Agreement Ratification Vote
    05/05/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    May 15, 2020: Safer Application EXTENDED
    05/05/20 - UPFFA
    SAFER APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN The Fiscal Year 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application period is  now open. The application deadline is Friday, May 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). There is $350 million available in federal grants to add fire fighters to departments in need. Career, combination and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply.
    May Union Meeting CANCELLED
    05/05/20 - IAFF Local 1687
    May's regularly scheduled union meeting is cancelled due to the stay at home orders. Hopefully next month we will be able to resume our meetings. If anyone has any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get with John Riddle, Michael Trujillo, Todd Vannatter, Louie Vasquez, Robert Castillo, Richie Ramirez, or myself Thanks.
    April 2020 Birthday Drive Bys
    05/05/20 - IAFF Local 1164
    We are glad we could participate is so many Drive By Birthdays. Sorry to say as of today, April 30, we discontinuing? these requests. Everyone stay safe, look after each other. Remember to stay home. We are all in this together and we will get through it together.
    Mental Health Is Very Important During COVID-19
    05/05/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Information Session Invitation
    05/05/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good morning, Below you will find the link for the three Information Sessions we are hosting instead of the monthly Union Meeting. Because this is not an official Union Meeting, we will not discuss financials, we will not open the floor for new business, and no motions can be made.
    Monday Morning Headlines 5/4/20
    05/04/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning, This week we would normally have our Union Meeting but due to COVID-19 restrictions we cannot hold our meeting. We can however have a virtual information session and the offical information is attached to this email.
    Benefits Fund Trustee Elections
    05/01/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    March 2, 2020 To all participants of the Employee Benefits Fund, The Board of Trustees for the PBC FF’s Employee Benefits Fund has taken action to create terms of office for Trustees. Each Trustee position will be up for election/re-election every five (5) years with one (1) position up for election this year (2020).   New Trustees will take office on June 1st of each year.
    05/01/20 - UPFFA
    PRESS RELEASE: REBUTTAL TO BOARD OF FINANCE REMARKS I want to say how proud I am of Fairfield and how the Town has responded to this global crisis. First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick has shown strength and determination in her leadership. The department heads banded together and flattened the curve in a way unparalleled in the county.
    HB1869--Act 17 Heart and Lung Benefits
    05/01/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Template letters to use when requesting Heart and Lung Benefits from your employer due to a COVID-19 related work absense are now in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 section of the website.
    Station 14 Apparel
    05/01/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Please Help us raise money for new workout equipment via our Station 14 Apparel Sale!! The store will be open on May 1st until May 17th.  All orders will be filled in 10 business days after store closing.  Free shipping to Station 14 for pick up, or custom shipping to any address for an additional fee.
    IAFF Podcast
    05/01/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Tax Preparation for Fire and EMS
    04/30/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    H&R Block is supporting communities nationwide by thanking frontline workers with free tax preparation April 29, 2020    During the month of May, the company is offering free expert-prepared taxes for police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and healthcare workers In times like these, we must all find more ways to help.

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IAFF Local 3972
PO Box 43445
Louisville, KY 40253

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