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    Firefighters Rescue Nine Ducklings from Catch Basin in Stamford

    Stamford Engine 5 Firefighters Safely Remove Nine Ducklings and Escort Family Back to the Mill River.

    Stamford Fire Fighter Receives 2013 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award !!

    Wedneday, April 24, 2013: Stamford Fire Fighter and Local 786 Member, Bill O'Connell (Group 2, Rescue 1) recieved the 2013 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award this morning at the Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Robert F. Biolchini, chief executive officer of PennWell Corporation, parent company of Fire Engineering/FDIC, made the presentation.

    Local 786 Members Go Hollywood ?

    May 17, 2010 - Four Stamford Fire Fighters were recently hired as extras for the film "We Need To Talk About Kevin". The production of the movie is currently underway in Stamford and featured Academy Award Winning Actress Tilda Swinton and Academy Award Nominee Actor John C. Reilly

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    Captain Daniel Burke Family Photo Gallery
    The family of Deceased Fire Captain Daniel Burke has generously donated several of Captain Burke's personal photos of the Stamford Fire Department and Local 786 functions. Our sincere gratitude to the Burke Family for sharing these with us.
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    First Run with New Engine 3
    Dale Street Fire
    VOTE YES ON CHARTER QUESTION 2 - One City, One Fire Chief, One Unified Fire Service! NO NEW TAXES !
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    July 2020 Relief Driver MOU
    07/08/20 - IAFF local 2359
    Attached is the MOU recenlty signed over allowing RD's on list to continue to be utilized as RD.
    Ceremony for Old Fire Station 10
    07/07/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Come say farewell to an important part of SPFD's history! On Thursday, July 9th, 2020, at 11:00am, Saint Paul Fire Station No. 10 is being turned over to it's new owner in an informal ceremony between the Saint Paul Fire Department and the property development company. All active Fire Department personnel and Retirees are welcome and encouraged to attend.
    Riverscape Ct. Structure Fire
    07/07/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 3:41 p.m. on Monday July 6, 2020, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a reported construction site on fire with heavy fire/smoke conditions present and people with injuries near the intersection of Riverscape Ct. & Channel Dr. in Unincorporated Douglas County.
    Cherokee Trail Brush Fire
    07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before sunset on July 4th, Local 2086 and 1290 from Aurora responded to a brush fire at the corner of Cherokee Trail and Chambers Way in Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found thick vegetation burning behind an apartment building. Because of difficult ground access for hose lines, an aerial ladder was used to spray water into the burn area to extinguish the flames.
    Chatridge 2 Hot Spots
    07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the afternoon of July 4th, Local members responded to a small bush on fire in the Chatridge 2 burn scar, while simultaneously investigating several reports of smoke west of Wadsworth between Waterton and Deer Creek Canyons. To assist in the search for hot spots, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control’s Multi Mission Aircraft was requested for a reconnaissance mission.
    Whitaker Dr. Structure Fire
    07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Local members got an early start to Independence Day after a person driving by at 12:45 a.m. reported a house on fire in the 21100 block of E. Whitaker Dr. in Arapahoe County. Sheriff Deputies were first to arrive, they woke up the residents who safely evacuated. Members arrived a short time later and extinguished a fire burning up the side of the home before it could extend inside.
    IAFF Center of Excellence
    07/06/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
    IAFF Center of Excellence Hosting Online Education Series
    07/03/20 - UPFFA
    The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large.
    PPFFA Challenge Coin
    07/03/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    We are taking pre-orders for this new challenge coin.  The cost for the coin will be $10 and the proceeds will go to the PPFFA Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial in Harrisburg.  Supply will be limited to 1000 coins each with it's own number from 1-1000 (we can not guarantee you a specific number).
    Chatfield State Park Brush Fire
    07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, Local members responded to a brush fire at the Chatfield State Park Campground. A plume of smoke was visible from several miles away. Park Rangers evacuated the immediate area and the Douglas County contract helicopter was launched as a precaution.
    Appleton Cir. Structure Fire
    07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020, Local members responded to a report of haze and smoke odor inside a home at 7044 E. Appleton Circle in Centennial. When members arrived, there was nothing visible from the street, but smoke was found inside. After investigating, a neighboring unit was found charged with smoke and a full structure fire response was dispatched.
    Elmhurst Dr. Brush Fire
    07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 3:45 on Wednesday afternoon, Local members responded to numerous reports of a brush fire burning in the open space behind 7573 W. Elmhurst Drive in Jefferson County. Upon arrival, gusty winds were spreading the fire at a moderate rate, prompting a call for more equipment and personnel. By 4 p.m.
    E470 Brush Fire
    07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11 a.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020, Local members responded to a small brush fire burning in between E-470 and Liberty Blvd. west of Peoria St. When members from Engine 44 arrived on scene, they found 2-3 separate fires burning and spreading to the north of the highway. The fire was upgraded to a large brush fire, bringing additional suppression units to the scene.
    Friday Update 7-3-20
    07/02/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    Union Meeting and Informational Session Today
    07/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The Local 858 Union Meetingtoday at 8:30 am at 12 Lakeside Lane. If you wish to attend you will need to RSVP, please select the link below : Thursday, July 2nd @ 8:30 am (Click Here)   If you wish to attend the Informational Session virtually. You will need to Pre-Register by selecting the link below.
    Union Steward Seminar
    07/01/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Brothers and Sisters, Due to the current pamdemic restrictions, we decided to have the Union Stewards Seminar separate from the Union Meeting. It will be held on July 22nd at 5 pm, and July 23rd at 8:30 am. We will meet at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212 in the Union Office.  We will provide pizza at the night meeting and breakfast burritos at the morning meeting.
    Brooklyn Park Fire Foundation 5 th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
    07/01/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Brooklyn Park Fire Foundation 5 th Annual Charity Golf Tournament New Name, New Day, Same Great Time On Friday, July 31st, 2020 The Brooklyn Park Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 charity, will be hosting our fifth annual charity golf tournament to benefit many local charities.
    Stop, Drop and Reel Fishing Derby
    07/01/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Derby Headquarters will be at the dock area of The Veteran’s Rest Camp on the southwest side of the lake. There is a launch there that we'll plan to use but it is shallow.  If you have a bigger boat we recommend the public launch on the north end of the lake off Mayberry Trail, or the County Park just south of the Veteran's Rest Camp.
    Ct. State Fire Fighters, Local S-15 Fundraiser Event July 6, 2020
    07/01/20 - UPFFA
    Chatridge Urban Interface Brush Fire
    06/30/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before 10 a.m. on Monday June 29, 2020, multiple 911 callers reported a brush fire on the east side of Highway 85 at Chatridge Drive in Douglas County. When Local 2086 members arrived, they found several acres already burning with a flame front moving at a moderate to rapid rate of spread to the northeast.
    July Meetings Canceled
    06/29/20 - IAFF Local 42
    Monday Morning Headlines 6/29/2020
    06/29/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning, This week is Union Meeting Week! We will be conducting business this week with an in-person union meeting on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, at 7 pm and Thursday, July 2nd, 2020, at 8:30 am. We will be in the Event Space at the Union Office at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212.   As we try to get back to normal, we still have restrictions to follow.
    Mansfield Fire Fighters, Local 4120
    06/26/20 - UPFFA
    Mansfield Fire Fighters, Local 4120, seeking liver donors for one of their members, Ted Morrissette. For additional information please don’t hesitate to contact Joe Burnham, President, Mansfield Fire Fighters, Local 4120 - BurnhamJ@mansfieldct.
    6/25/2020 9-11 Wall Street
    06/26/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    Press Release June 25, 2020 The Norwalk Fire Department responded to kitchen fire in a 3rd floor apartment, of 9-11 Wall Street, at 5:39pm Thursday evening. Firefighters forced their way into the unoccupied apartment and finished extinguishing the fire, that the sprinkler had kept in check.
    Celebrating PRIDE Month
    06/25/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 is proud to recognize the diversity in our union and celebrates our LGBTQ members.  We encourage everyone to continue to raise awareness and take positive steps towards an inclusive culture.
    IAFF Elected Human Relations Committee Statement
    06/25/20 - IAFF Local 21
    The IAFF Elected Human Relations Committee (EHRC) was created by Convention resolution in 1988 to address issues relating to diversity and inclusion in our union and the fire service. Since its inception, the EHRC has worked as the sounding board and voice of our union, providing insight and guidance to affiliates and fire departments on matters such as those going on today across the globe.
    Cottonwood Dr. Extrication
    06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 3:11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24th, Local members responded to a collision involving an overturned vehicle on Cottonwood Drive just east of Chambers Road. Parker Police Officers were first to arrive, they found a truck on its side with heavy damage and the driver trapped inside. Stabilization struts were used to secure the truck so it wouldn’t move while members assessed the patient.
    Kendall Ct. Vehicle vs Building
    06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:37 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23rd, Local members responded to a vehicle collision involving two structures on Kendall Court in Castle Pines North. The vehicle entered a garage and drove through a wall, damaging 3 separate garages in the building.
    Swift Water Rescue Training
    06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Local members participated in swift water rescue training along and in the South Platte River near Reynold's Landing in Littleton this week. https://www.southmetro.
    Friday Update 6-26-20
    06/25/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    June 24, 2020: 2020 UPFFA of Ct. Scholarship Recipients
    06/24/20 - UPFFA
    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut is pleased to announce the 2020 Scholarships Recipients  2020 Michael C. Osiecki Memorial Scholarship Kassidy A. Thompson, East Hartford, Local 1548  2020 George Crowley Memorial Scholarship Izabella A. Lopez Kalapir, Fairfield, Local 1426 Michael D. Beaton, Hamden, Local 2687 Jocelyn P.
    Western District Meeting
    06/24/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The PPFFA Western District Meeting will be held Wednesday July 8, 2020 beginning at 12pm.
    Central Pennsy Meeting
    06/24/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The postponed June Central Pennsy Meeting has been scheduled for June 30th in Harrisburg. The meeting will begin with a social hour at 6:00pm, meal at 7:00pm, and the meeting at 8:00pm. The event will be held at Local 428's Union Hall which is located at 2048 Derry St. Harrisburg, PA 17104.
    Springfield firefighters injured, 7 displaced in house fire
    06/24/20 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield firefighters injured, 7 displaced in house fire Updated Jun 22, 4:57 PM; Posted Jun 22, 4:56 PM Two Springfield firefighters were injured while ventilating a roof at a fire on 859 Armory St. The fire displaced the seven residents.
    Support Kate
    06/23/20 - PFFNH
    The Dover Professional Firefighters are selling T-shirts to help show support to one of the Dover Fire family. Katie Michaud has been bravely and courageously fighting Breast Cancer. She has just had her 7th week of chemo. Please follow the below link to read her story and purchase a shirt. These shirts are black with pink. Thank you for wanting to help our Brother Matt Michaud and his family.
    Ocean Gaming
    06/23/20 - PFFNH
    Charitable Gaming is open at Ocean Gaming at Hampton Beach! The PFFNH Fallen Fire Fighters Family Fund has gaming dates on Mon. & Tues. 35% of winnings will be donated to it.
    Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
    06/22/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted during the month of (July 2020) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in July 2020.
    City Chapter Special Meeting to approve the MOU between IAFF Local 244 and Albuquerque Fire Rescue reference Upgrading Outside of the Bargaining Unit
    06/22/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2020 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.
    Monday Morning Headlines 6/22/2020
    06/22/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning I hope you all had a great father's day and were able to spend time with your family this weekend.   This week is the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Annual Meeting. It's scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23, and Wednesday, June 24, from 9 am until 1 pm.  Denver Firefighters are allowed 12 Delegates and additional alternates or guests.
    IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
    06/19/20 - UPFFA
    Brothers and Sisters, On May 14, our IAFF Executive Board voted unanimously to hold the 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial observance as a virtual service recognizing those we lost in the last year. I assure everyone that this virtual ceremony will be performed in a respectful manner to provide a dignified remembrance for those lost.
    Friday Update 6-19-20
    06/19/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    48th Anniversary Hotel Vendome Fire
    06/17/20 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Today June 17th is the 48th Anniversary of the Vendome tragedy that took the lives of 9 Boston Firefighters. Please take a moment and remember the sacrifice our brother’s made that terrible day. Fire Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll        Engine Company 32 Fire lieutenant John E.
    Fireworks cause porch fire in Springfield
    06/17/20 - IAFF Local 648
    Fireworks cause porch fire in Springfield Updated 6:26 AM; Today 6:25 AM Springfield fire 85 shares By Michelle Williams | Michelle.Williams@MassLive.com Springfield firefighters were called to a Forest Park home late Tuesday following a report of a fire.
    University Blvd Shed Fire
    06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 6:17 p.m. on Sunday June 14, 2020, Local members responded to a reported house fire at 6350 S. University Blvd. in Centennial. While enroute, crews observed a plume of smoke from several blocks away. Upon arrival, members found one shed fully engulfed with fire, extending to another shed and fence. The fire was quickly extinguished, no injuries occurred, and the home was not damaged.
    Big Stone Drive Structure Fire
    06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Working smoke alarms alerted a family to fire burning in their garage just after 2 a.m. on Sunday June 14th. Local members responded to the home on Big Stone Drive in Douglas County and found smoke visible on arrival. Members cut a large hole in the garage door to access the fire, which was quickly extinguished.
    Academy 20-1 Hell Night
    06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    During the evening of Friday June 12th into the early morning hours of Saturday June 13th, South Metro Fire Academy Recruits from class 20-1 experienced “Hell Night.” A long-standing tradition at SMFR, the night is filled with a variety of training calls that put the soon to be probationary firefighters to the test.
    Norwood Drive Brush Fire
    06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:46 p.m. on Saturday, June 13th, Local members responded to a vegetation fire along the railroad tracks west of Norwood Drive and Highway 85 in Douglas County. Members found a slow-moving grass fire and used hand tools and water pump backpacks to extinguish it. No structures were threatened, and no injuries occurred. https://www.southmetro.
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