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Pray for the safety of the membership. Trying times. Time to vote republican and remove the corrupt democrats away from our union.

Democrats and Republicans are an existential threat to the existence of not only our union and unionism, but to the human species!

I would like someone to tell me one single piece of major legislation supporting Labor that was introduced and supported by republicans in the last 50 years.

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Same to you

I read stories of Firefighters being laid off, stations being closed, hazardous conditions in fire stations, worn out equipment, all are safety issues. Why isn't the IAFF front and center on these issues?

Stay safe!!!

no we are not!!!!

Yeah, it's just the Union Workers, the professionals!

Bravo Sierra! DT is a corrupt, bully, who is Impeached forever and an embarrassment to our country and the laughing stock of the entire world! Rich

Thankyou IAFF 30 years service / 18 years retired

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Thank you for all you do for us everyday.

YES!

Not everyone in IAFF is for Trump!

amen

Everyone on here complaining about these commies endorsing Biden should check your state laws and see if you can resign from the IAFF and stop paying your dues. Its the only way the IAFF will get it. I know in Ohio you do NOT have to be a member to work.

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

We Do More Than Save Lives!

  Tampa Fire Fighters would like to thank everyone who has supported our donation drives throughout the years. With the generosity of our friends, we have been able to provide the community throughout the Tampa Bay area with programs designed to educate the public about the many aspects of fire prevention and safety. Through our non-profit (501c3) charity, Tampa Fire Fighters continue to support local area programs and services which have included but are not limited to the following:

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The IAFF is conducting a Human Relations Technical Assistance training to support a new Human Relations Committee established by Akron, Ohio Local 330. Learn more about the IAFF Human Relations Committee resources and see how your local can establish a committee. #IAFFforAll https://www.iaff.org/human-relations/#contact
1990 - Detroit, MI Local 344 member Charlie Nikkila rushes a two-year-old to safety following a fire. Photo credit: Bill Eisner. #FBF #IAFF Detroit Fire Fighters Association, Local 344
Have a happy and safe Labor Day!
Please review more resources on the IAFF Health and Safety website: https://www.iaff.org/behavioral-health/#resource-guides #SuicideAwarenessMonth
The 2020 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Ceremony will be conducted as a virtual remembrance on September 19. #IAFFWallofHonor
Affiliate Presidents: Complete our survey tracker to enter data to document exposures among members in your local/fire department. Entering this date gives us a clearer picture of the impact of COVID-19 on our members and affiliates across the United States and Canada. https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/62412c4770ab4d1ba02207b91c5a3512
The 2020 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Ceremony will be conducted as a virtual remembrance on September 19. #IAFFWallofHonor
1990 - Burbank, CA Local 778 member Ron Pearlman struggles with a father who had threatened to jump from a third-floor balcony with his four-month-old in hand. Both lives were saved. Photo Credit: Ross Benson, Los Angeles Times. #FBF #IAFF Burbank Firefighters Local 778
1979 - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Local F-88 member Paul Gehringer waits with two girls whose car crashed through a guardrail and plunged 65 feet into the icy waters of Mud River. Ropes were secured to the bridge overhead while they waited for the rescue boat manned by Fairborn, OH Local 1235 members. #FBF #IAFF Fairborn Professional Firefighters Local 1235 IAFF Local F88-Public
#IAFFWallofHonor
#IAFFSafetyTips
Have you supported the #FilltheBoot campaign yet? Be a hero and show your support today. filltheboot.donordrive.com
1987 - An injured Chicago, IL Local 2 member is carried to safety from an abandoned building blaze. Photo credit: Scott Srazzante of the Daily Calumet. #FBF #IAFF Chicago Fire Department Firefighters Union - Local 2
Our Influenza Fact Sheet can help educate you about the 2020 flu season and includes information on prevention and vaccination: https://bit.ly/33BAzxi
While we won't be gathering in September for a Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, CO we can still be together in solidarity by sharing tributes and remembering our fallen member(s) now through September 19. #IAFFWallofHonor
Learn your refinance options by contacting our IAFF-dedicated mortgage experts at CrossCountry Mortgage. Plus, CCM gives members and alumni a big break on lender fees. Act now while rates are at historic lows. Visit IAFFCCMhomeloan.com today!
Ready to retire? Just thinking ahead? There’s a lot to consider -- when you want to retire, your income needs, whether you need to secure income for your spouse, and more. A supplemental monthly income plan may help you meet your retirement needs. Consider your retirement options - call your Responders First program rep at 877.700.6847 to learn more about how the IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit can help. www.Responders-First.com
With Hurricane Isaias expected to impact the east coast of Florida and move up the East Coast, IAFF leadership, including, 12th District Vice President Walt Dix, 4th District Vice President Andy Pantelis and 16th District Vice President Jim Johnson have reached out to locals in the hurricane's currently projected path regarding response and disaster relief assistance. The IAFF Disaster Relief Go-Team stands ready to provide assistance to our brothers and sisters affected by this storm -- wherever help is needed -- and taking extra precautions during this pandemic. More updates to come.
1986 - A Cleveland, OH Local 93 member emerges safely through a ball of fire as he escapes from the upper story of a home. Photo credit: Mark Duncan of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. #FBF #IAFF Cleveland Fire Fighters IAFF Local 93
While we won't be gathering in September for a Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at our beautiful site in Colorado Springs, CO we can still be together in solidarity by sharing tributes and remembering our fallen member(s) now through September 19. We will be providing more details on the virtual event in the coming weeks. #IAFFWallofHonor
While we can’t be in streets to collect this year, we hope our neighbors and supporters will help us help those with neuromuscular diseases and donate to our virtual fill the boot program. #FilltheBoot https://filltheboot.donordrive.com
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with Aetna to offer Medicare-eligible IAFF retirees and their spouses four Medicare Advantage plans designed to take a total approach to health and wellness — offering medical, prescription drug, hearing and vision coverage. These plans are for the Medicare-eligible IAFF retirees and spouses who get their insurance on their own in the individual Medicare market, and they provide coverage starting January 1, 2021. Enrollment for new members in these plans is going on now and goes through December 4. Learn about these benefits and more at IAFF-FC.AetnaMedicare.com.
Register: https://bit.ly/July30Trauma
1976 - Superheat from a fire that raged through 20 buildings during a firestorm in downtown St. Louis cut down this St. Louis, MO Local 73 member with heat prostration as fellow fire fighters try to remove smoldering gear and cool him down with spray. Nearly a dozen of 200 responding fire fighters were injured fighting one of the worst fires in the city's history. #FBF #IAFF St. Louis Firefighters Local 73
COVID-19 has made it impossible for many locals to hold traditional Fill the Boot campaigns this year. So we’re super excited to be launching a virtual Fill the Boot program so our locals can continue to support MDA and help raise critically needed funds. This virtual Fill the Boot campaign makes it simple for every local and member to participate across all social media platforms. We’re officially launching our campaign August 4, but you can learn more at https://firefighters.mda.org/toolkits/virtual-fill-the-boot.html.
Learn more and register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vW2TLEp4RPK8Oul2OKmy2A
The IAFF Human Relations Committee provided technical assistance training in partnership with Evansville, IN Local 357 and the Evansville Fire Department this week.The training focused on creating a strategic plan to help the local and fire department work towards a successful diverse and inclusive workforce. You can learn more about the training http://ow.ly/nqWJ30r0bGT
IAFF members are on the frontlines protecting their communities while fully aware of the impact of a COVID economy across the United States and Canada. Our COVID economy toolkit can help affiliates prepare for possible cuts to jobs and benefits resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The PREPARE principles are designed to ensure the highest level of success in the COVID economy. https://www.iaff.org/covid-economy/
The IAFF Elected Human Relations Committee is working for our fire union that promotes understanding and acceptance for all our members. Learn more about our resources and how you can establish a committee. #IAFFforAll https://www.iaff.org/human-relations/#contact
The IAFF launched a social media campaign to spread awareness regarding backyard pools and small child pools. Read more about it here: https://wbng.com/2020/07/17/water-safety-tips-for-backyard-pools/
1977 - A lightning stroke crackles and zigzags as rain pours over more than 100 St. Louis, MO Local 73 members battling a stubborn abandoned ice house blaze that took four hours to control and a week to fully extinguish. #FBF #IAFF St. Louis Firefighters Local 73
July is National Grilling Month. Remember the following when grilling to avoid burn injuries: 1. When your grill is in use – keep it in an open space away from anything that might catch fire – including siding, deck railings, eaves or tree branches 2. Keep Young Children Away from Grills While Cooking 3. Using long handled cooking utensils will help prevent burns 4. Never add charcoal starter fluid that has already been ignited
The IAFF Elected Human Relations Committee has resources for affiliate leaders on how to help with workplace interactions before issues arise in our fire union. Understand how we can help your local #IAFFforAll https://www.iaff.org/human-relations/#contact
The IAFF Elected Human Relations Committee recognizes the diversity of our membership and promotes unity in our fire union. Discover how we can help your local affiliate establish effective workplace dynamics by visiting our resources. #IAFFforAll https://www.iaff.org/human-relations/#contact
2011 - Woonsocket, RI Local 732 fire fighters respond to a mill fire just a few blocks from a shuttered firehouse. Photo credit: Tom Carmody, Firehouse Magazine. #FBF #IAFF Rhode Island State Association Of Firefighters
July is National Grilling Month. Remember the following when grilling to avoid burn injuries: 1. When your grill is in use – keep it in an open space away from anything that might catch fire – including siding, deck railings, eaves or tree branches 2. Keep Young Children Away from Grills While Cooking 3. Using long handled cooking utensils will help prevent burns 4. Never add charcoal starter fluid that has already been ignited
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With the uptick in COVID-19 cases around the country, it's important that affiliate presidents complete or update cases in their local/department in our tracker survey. https://www.iaff.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-tracker-survey/
Have a happy and safe July 4th!
1999 IAFF Media Awards Honorable Mention - A Chicago, IL Local 2 member supports a man while leading him away from a gas explosion and fire that forced the evacuation of an apartment complex for senior citizens. Photo credit: John H. White of the Chicago Sun-Times. Reminder: The 2020 IAFF Media Awards deadline is July 8 (www.iaff.org/media-awards). #FBF #IAFF Chicago Fire Department Firefighters Union - Local 2
Like a fire, market volatility can wreak havoc on your retirement quickly. Are you taking steps to prevent that before it happens? A little prevention work can go a long way to help secure your retirement savings. For more information - call 877.700.6847 or go to Responders-First.com.
Good news! Recent changes in federal regulations mean that people with a fully insured Medicare health plan may see lower premiums in 2021. If you’re a Medicare member with an IAFF-FC Aetna Medicare Advantage plan, you could save up to $300 or more per year starting in January 2021. For more information about the IAFF-FC Aetna plans, go to IAFF-FC.AetnaMedicare.com. Or call Aetna at 1-866-246-8039 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM all time zones.
Your union delivers—we know that in an emergency, you have a game plan for responding. But do you have a game plan for retirement? Market volatility, healthcare costs and other factors can significantly impact your retirement dollars. Assess your retirement game plan - call 1-877-700-6847 or go to Responders-First.com.
Make your July 4th a union-made holiday! #ShopUnion
The IAFF releases statement on University of Notre Dame study addressing PFAS in fire fighter personal protective equipment.
1999 - Toledo, OH Local 92 member Jesse Garcia talks to a neighborhood boy who was watching the crew fight a small fire. Photo credit: Dave Zapotosky, The Toledo Blade. #FBF #IAFF Toledo Firefighters Local 92
The best and safest way to enjoy the Fourth of July is to leave fireworks displays to the professionals and view from a distance. #IAFFSafetyTips
The IAFF opposes the nomination of Nancy Beck to lead the US Consumer Product Safety Commission because she puts the interests of the chemical industry above the health and safety of fire fighters. http://ow.ly/pufr50AeKil
1998 - Fire fighters Scott Schumacher and Steve Osmanski of Kenosha, WI Local 414 carry a 2-year-old from her burning home. Photo credit: Dan Wade, Kenosha News. #FBF #IAFF Kenosha Professional Firefighters Local 414
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Has your affiliate president completed our COVID-19 tracker survey? This helps us document members' exposures, positivity, quarantines and more. Go to https://www.iaff.org/coronavirus/ to begin.
1986 - Members of Hammond, IN Local 556 pass a small child to safety during a house fire. Photo credit: John Bojda of the Hammond Times. This photo won first place in the 1987 IAFF Media Awards Contest. The 2020 Media Awards Contest submissions are due July 8: www.iaff.org/media-awards. #FBF #IAFF
1987 - Fire fighter John Cappelano of Danbury, CT Local 801 hands an unconscious victim of smoke inhalation down a ladder head first from a third-floor apartment fire. Cappelano carried out the rescue in dense smoke despite the fact that the air supply in his tank was exhausted. Assisting on the ladder are Phil Curran and Al Mion. #FBF #IAFF Danbury Professional Fire Fighters, Local 801, IAFF
We are asking affiliate presidents to complete our economic impact survey to help us get a better picture of the impact of the financial fallout from the economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. https://my.iaff.org/Web/EC_Survey/EC_Survey.aspx. Also see our Preparing for a COVID-19 Economy toolkit at www.iaff.org/covid-economy
See the IAFF’s updated guidance for resuming CPAT testing: https://www.iaff.org/wp-content/uploads/CPAT-Reopening-COVID-19.pdf. Visit www.iaff.org/coronavirus for more resources.
The IAFF reminds affiliate presidents to update their numbers in our tracker survey whenever members are exposed, quarantined, have tested positive for COVID-19 or died .
Our Preparing for a COVID-19 Economy toolkit has the tools and resources to help affiliates facing cuts to staffing and other vital fire department resources needed to continue to protect your communities. https://www.iaff.org/covid-economy/ (login is required)
IAFF Statement on Civil Unrest Across America: https://bit.ly/2TX6dPZ
1976 - Lynn, MA Local 739 members saved the life of an 18-year-old boy after rescuing him from a house fire. Photo credit: Walter Hoey of Lynn Daily Evening Item. #FBF #IAFF
Members of Los Angeles, CA Local 112 are recovering from their injuries after a horrific explosion happened in downtown Los Angeles on May 16, 2020. The fire fighters work at LAFD station 9, the busiest fire station in the nation. https://www.iaff.org/news/12-los-angeles-local-112-members-injured-in-explosion/
Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) of New York Local 94 president Gerard Fitzgerald appeared on Fox News and MSNBC Wednesday morning to discuss the importance of local governments adequately funding fire departments during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Communities are counting on us to continue to protect them. The only way our members can do that is with the proper PPE to prevent exposure and with access to testing. The IAFF is asking affiliate presidents to complete our survey tracker to enter data to document exposures among members in their local/fire department. Go to https://www.iaff.org/coronavirus/
The IAFF-FC is here to help as you become eligible for Medicare. You can start to sign up for Medicare during the 90 days before your 65th birthday. The window to enroll closes 90 days after your 65th birthday. Apply for Medicare online at SocialSecurity.gov. For more information, go to IAFF-FC.AetnaMedicare.com/turning-65. We have helpful videos about enrolling in Medicare and your Aetna Medicare Advantage plan options. Or call Aetna at 1-866-246-8039 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM all time zones.
Thinking ahead to retirement? Your union is ready to help. There’s a lot to consider -- when you want to retire, what you plan to do, whether your spouse is covered, and more. An accumulation vehicle with no downside risk may help you meet your retirement needs. Consider your retirement options - call 1-877-700-6847 or go to Responders-First.com.
If you have turned or will be turning 65 this year, consider the four IAFF-FC Aetna Medicare Advantage plan options. These Medicare plans give you hospital care (Part A), doctor services (Part B) and prescription drugs (Part D), all in one plan. Plus, you get extra benefits and programs beyond what Original Medicare provides. Go to IAFF-FC.AetnaMedicare.com/your-plan-options to see the four plans we offer. Or call Aetna at 1-866-246-8039 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM all time zones.
Your union cares--on the frontlines, your safety is always at risk. Don’t put your retirement at risk. You may have a great pension benefit, but have you considered the impact of retiree healthcare costs or major purchases like a new truck, boat or motorcycle? Help ensure you have adequate retirement savings - call 1-877-700-6847 or go to Responders-First.com
Enter to win a fishing kayak -- IAFF members enter for free: https://powderhook.com/contests/just-add-water
1976 - Washington, DC Local 36 members rescue infant children from an apartment fire. Photo credit: James Parcell. #FBF #IAFF DC Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 36
Please review the IAFF’s website for the latest information and guidance. iaff.org/Coronavirus
Today during National EMS Week, the IAFF recognizes our brothers and sisters who serve as single-roll EMS practitioners. Our IAFF single-role EMS members provide emergency medical response within fire departments or EMS agencies in communities across the United States. We are all in solidarity on the community’s frontline.
The IAFF is asking affiliate presidents to complete our tracker survey to enter data to document exposures and infection among members in their local/fire department.