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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 over 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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    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.
    Pro Act
    07/25/21 - PFFMaine
    Sisters and Brothers of the PFFMaine,  Please join us along side the Maine AFL-CIO and other Labor Unions at the weeks PRO Act Rally at the Federal Building, 202 Harlow Street, in Bangor on Thursday, July 29, at 10:00AM. We are looking to get as many members as possible to attend this important Rally.
    Birth Announcement
    07/24/21 - International Association of Firefighters
    IAFF Local F-147 would like to congratulate FF/EMT Palumbo on the birth of his son Nicholas Walter Palumbo Born 7/23/21 @ 0948. A healthy 19.
    Friday Update 7-23-21
    07/23/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Friday Update 7-16-21
    07/23/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Friday Update 7-9-21
    07/23/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    07/23/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    TA'd CBA Letter & Detailed Info from VP Breeswine
    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.
    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 Annual Summer Picnic
    07/21/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The Denver Firefighters Local 858 Annual Summer Picnic will be at Chatfield State Park Group Camping Sites, August 5th through August 8th.  There are two types of sites available, electric and non-electric. Electric sites (20/30/50 amp service) will be $40 per night, and non-electric will be $20 per night.
    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
    07/20/21 - IAFF Local 42
    August Union Meetings Notice
    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
    Monday Morning Headlines
    07/19/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Monday Morning Headlines Executive Board Meeting - July 22nd at 8:30 am   Patrick Mahan - Funeral July 23rd at 11:00 Local 858 Camping Trip August 5th - 8th Charitable Foundation Fishing Derby August 19th  September Save the Dates
    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.
    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.
    Arapahoe Road Car vs. Building
    07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    July 12, 2021, just before 1 p.m., Local members were dispatched to a vehicle into a building near Arapahoe and Peoria Road in Centennial, CO. Members found the vehicle to have heavy impingement into the Stinker Gas Station. Initially, no one reported injuries, but one person was later transported for non-life-threatening injuries.
    September 20, 2021: IAFF Partnership Education Program
    07/15/21 - UPFFA
    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.
    Charitable Foundation Fund for the Baker and Mahan Families
    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.
    A Tail of Two Brush Rigs
    07/13/21 - IAFF Local 4349
    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.
    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.
    2021 SFPFF Conference
    07/09/21 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
    June 1, 2021 All Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters State & Local Affiliate Officers: In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters, I am sending notice in regard to your annual membership in the organization and the 2021 SFPFF Conference.
    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
    Monday Morning Headlines
    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
    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.
    Business Agent Position
    06/28/21 - IAFF Local 42
    POSTPONED until 2022 | L21 x MDA Golf Tournament
    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.

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IAFF Local 3972
PO Box 43445
Louisville, KY 40253

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