LOCAL 3972
  • Upcoming Events
    2021 KPFF Biennial Convention
    May 17, 2021
    Frankfort, KY



    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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    American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
    05/06/21 - PFFMaine
    Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed into law by President Biden, Congress permitted ground ambulance suppliers and providers to be reimbursed for Treatment in Place (TIP) without transport under limited circumstances. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released guidance on this provision.
    Coronavirus Update #18
    05/06/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Original Message sent 05/06/21 As things continue to improve and life slowly gets back to normal we have decided that we will return to normal here at the Health & Wellness Center. Effective immediately we will resume full normal operating hours, Monday - Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.
    Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams
    05/06/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams We have seen an increased rate of fraud and scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Please be aware of fraud: If someone calls, texts, or emails you or a family member promising access to the vaccine for a fee, you should not share your personal or financial information.
    Save the Date MPFF Convention
    05/06/21 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    SAVE THE DATE Good afternoon MPFF members! I am very excited to announce we will be having an in-person convention this year. Our host this year is Brooklyn Park Local 5031. Convention will be at the Marriott Minneapolis Northwest (Brooklyn Park). More info to come.
    PFFMaine In The Line of Duty
    05/06/21 - PFFMaine
    IN THE LINE OF DUTY Robert Dorr Local Number: L3402 Location: Ellsworth, ME It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Deputy Chief Robert Dorr, IAFF 3rd District Local 3402, Ellsworth, Maine. Brother Dorr, 43, passed away on May 5, 2021 from colon cancer.
    May 2021 General Membership Meetings
    05/05/21 - International Association of Firefighters
    Our next general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, May 25th and Wednesday, May 26th at The Cabin on Rt. 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace) and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend.
    2021 Gina Galetti Scholarship NOW OPEN
    05/03/21 - IAFF Local 42
    The 2021 Gina Galetti Scholarship for the University of Central Missouri is NOW OPEN.  Applications are being accepted between Monday, May 3, 2021 and they will close on Friday, May 14, 2021.  Download and application here.
    May 5, 2021: Services for Fire Inspector Jeffrey King, Local 4746, IAFF Mashantucket Pequot Fire Fighters
    05/03/21 - UPFFA
    It is with deep sorrow we report the passing of Fire Inspector Jeffrey King, IAFF Local 4746, Mashantucket Pequot Firefighters Union & IAFF Local F-219, Submarine Base Firefighters Union (retired).  Brother King, 60, passed away on April 17, 2021 from cancer.
    Cherry Creek State Park Water Rescue/Recovery
    05/03/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before noon on Sunday, May 2, 2021 SMFR received calls for a kayaker who fell into the water at Cherry Creek State Park. Within minutes Local members arrived and were able to obtain multiple reports of the person’s last known location. Members from the Dive team started an extensive shore-based search fighting through near-zero underwater visibility and incoming storms.
    PFFA Convention Call 2021
    05/03/21 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
    73rd PFFA CONVENTION CALL Professional Fire Fighters Association of Alabama June 1st – June 3rd, 2021 TO ALL PFFA AFFILIATES: You are hereby notified that pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Alabama, the 2021 Convention of the PFFA will be held at Ross Bridge Resort in Hoover, AL.
    PPFFA-Bob Zeigler Scholarship Program Winners
    05/01/21 - PPFFA
    Congratulations to our 2021 PPFFA Bob Zeigler Scholarship Award Winners! Jordan Vargo, daughter of John Vargo Bethlehem IAFF Local 735.  Jordan is pursuing a career in Clinical Psychology at Moravian College. Dana Clements, daughter of Matt Clements Lebanon IAFF Local 1952.
    30th Annual Robert Palmer Golf Tournament
    04/30/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Registration and Sponsorship will be conducted electronically this year.  You may register by using the QR Code listed above or by clicking here.
    Friday Update 4-23-21
    04/30/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    City MOU Vote
    04/29/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Brothers & Sisters, A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:00a.m. at the Union Hall 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 IAFF 244/AFR Upgrading Outside of the Bargaining Unit MOU.
    2021-2022 Legislative Session
    04/29/21 - Boston Firefighters
    @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} 2021-2022 Local 718 Legislation.
    South Depew St. Kitchen Fire
    04/28/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    This afternoon, April 28th, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a kitchen fire in a home on South Depew Street in Jefferson County. Members from first arriving Engine 16 found smoke venting from the roof, upgraded the response to a working structure fire and pulled an initial attack line.
    PMC - Team Boston Fire
    04/28/21 - Boston Firefighters
    Click pic for Team Boston Fire's website 2021 PMC Sponsorship.pdf 2021 PMC Donation Request Form.
    Cancer/Cardiac Screening
    04/28/21 - Boston Firefighters
    @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} Cancer Screening.
    Steward Seminar - Attendance and ZOOM Info
    04/28/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    TODAY- April 28th at 5pm & TOMORROW  April 29th at 8:30am
    PTSD | One Firefighter's Personal Survival Story
    04/27/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Richard Topp
    04/27/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator Richard Topp. FEO Topp started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on April 02, 1965 and retired after 40 years.  Richard spent most of his career assigned to Engine Company 06. Richard passed away on December 19, 2020 at the age of 79. Richard A.
    -Burnsville Fire Local 2910 is looking for member interest in getting personnel trained for the Peer Support Program through the IAFF
    04/27/21 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    -Burnsville Fire Local 2910 is looking for member interest in getting personnel trained for the Peer Support Program through the IAFF -Timeframe for Scheduling would be OCT 2021-DEC 2021. The program is 3 consecutive weekday VIRTUAL sessions, each day 6hrs long. Members must be off shift and have a dedicated device -Cost is $200 per person  If interested email jared.
    June 11, 2021: The Vincent J. Pezzella Foundation presents: AN EVENING WITH FRED GARRITY, JR.
    04/26/21 - UPFFA
    The Vincent J. Pezzella Foundation presents: AN EVENING WITH FRED GARRITY, JR. Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour 7:00 p.m. Food & Program Vazzy’s 19th Hole at Fairchild-Wheeler Golf Course 2380 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, Ct. Vincent J.
    04/26/21 - UPFFA
    Longboat Key Fire Receives a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant
    04/26/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Longboat Key Fire Department received valuable extrication equipment from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    04/25/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning,  Healthcare Committee Survey Union Steward Seminar - 4/28 & 4/28 Station 3 - 90th Anniversary -5/1 Healthcare Committee Survey The Local 858 Healthcare Committee is looking to get your opinion. This survey takes only a minute or two, and your feedback is greatly appreciated.
    Hampden Ave MVA/HazMat
    04/25/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Around 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021, Local members responded to a traffic collision involving hazardous materials in the eastbound lanes of Hampden Avenue just west of Dahlia Street in Cherry Hills Village. 3 vehicles were involved including a passenger car that overturned as well as a commercial landscaping truck that tipped over.
    UPFFA Scholarship Applications: DUE AT THE OFFICE ON FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021
    04/25/21 - UPFFA
    2021 - “George Crowley Memorial Scholarship” 2021 – “Michael C.
    Yes on 20-320
    04/22/21 - IAFF 851
    FAQ Link https://www.lanefire.org/frequently-asked-questions?fbclid=IwAR38QXCb80v08Gyx8_MMSEdds-2yzi9pTvlcVrGsVUiA4uOeyujlIBPQQQI General Information  https://www.lanefire.
    Willow Street Structure Fire
    04/20/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:53 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Local members responded to a report of smoke inside a home at 6944 S. Willow Street in Centennial. Members from first arriving Engine 33 observed nothing showing from the exterior on arrival but discovered smoke and heat inside the first floor. The incident was upgraded to a working structure fire and additional resources were dispatched.
    City Chapter 'ZOOM' Informational Meeting
    04/20/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    City Chapter Informational Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 4/22/21 at 7:00pm via ZOOM. The purpose of this meeting will be to ‘Upgrades Outside of the Bargaining Unit.’ The meetings will start promptly at 7:00pm. An email will be sent out to those on file with the Zoom registration information/link.
    Hazelton IAFF Local 507 CBA
    04/19/21 - PPFFA
    The 2021-2027 CBA for Hazelton IAFF Local 507 has been added to the contracts section of the website.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Dudding
    04/18/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Bruce Dudding. Captain Dudding started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on March 20, 1975.  He retired from Engine 20 (C) shift on July 29, 2003 after 28 years with the Saint Paul Fire Department. A formal announcement and memorial details will be posted when they become available.
    Anniversary of Kreski LODD
    04/18/21 - IAFF Local 1164
         Today marks the 38th anniversary of the death of Fireman Gary "Star" Kreski. Due to the recent COVID uptick as well as other factors, the decision was made to hold a small memorial ceremony today. Chief Heavener and members of the LFD Honor Guard Team placed a wreath at Gary's marker in Nehasil Park.
    Statement from IAFF Local 21 | April 16, 2021
    04/16/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Friday Update 4-16-21
    04/16/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Alexandria Local-540 MDA Softball Tournament
    04/16/21 - PFFA
                                                                      Dear Firefighters, Alexandria Firefighters Association Local 540 has gained quite a bit of interest for the 2021 MDA Softball (Incrediball) Tournament.
    Suspect in MLK Jr Church arson charged with hate crime
    04/16/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Suspect in MLK Jr Church arson charged with hate crime CRIME by: Nick DeGray, Katrina Kincade Posted: Apr 15, 2021 / 10:30 AM EDT / Updated: Apr 15, 2021 / 06:53 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The suspect for the arson of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church has been charged with hate crime.
    Friday Update 4-9-21
    04/15/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Friday Update 4-2-21
    04/15/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Friday Update 3-26-21
    04/15/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Friday Update 3-19-21
    04/15/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Butler L0114 2020-2024 CBA
    04/15/21 - PPFFA
    Butler Local 114's 2020-2024 CBA has been added to the contract area of the website.
    Allentown Local 302 Minimum Staffing Presentation via Zoom
    04/15/21 - PPFFA
    A link and password to the minimum staffing presenation hosted by Allentown Local 302 is now posted in the members section of the website.
    Checkout New IAFF Online Course
    04/15/21 - PFFMaine
    The new IAFF Fire Ground Survival Awareness? course is now live online. The FGS program ensures that training for Mayday prevention and Mayday operations are consistent among all fire fighters, company officers and chief officers.
    04/15/21 - PFFMaine
    Kern County, CA Local 1301 member Derek Robinson wants fire fighters and other first responders to know help is available for those suffering with post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI). Robinson is living proof that treatment works and a happier life is possible and it’s okay to ask for help.
    New International Leadership at IAFF
    04/15/21 - PFFMaine
    Newly elected IAFF principal officers General President Edward A. Kelly and Frank V. Líma officially begin their terms in office, marking a new chapter in our union’s history and for our 324,000 members across the United States and Canada.

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IAFF Local 3972
PO Box 43445
Louisville, KY 40253

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