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    Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act
    04/05/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Membership Meeting
    04/05/20 - IAFF Local F-102
    All Hands,    A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for 07 May 2020 and will commence at 1730 hours at Crash Fire Station 62. Election Ballots 2020 will be collected & counted during this meeting. A running agenda will be posted on the Union website for review/consideration. If you wish to have anything added to the agenda please feel free to contact me.
    COVID-19 Added to Ryan/White Act
    04/04/20 - IAFF Local 274
    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH), of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC),within the Department of Health and Human Resourses(HHS),is adding Coronavirus disease 2019(COVIV-.
    COVID-19 Guidance Surgical Masks:
    04/04/20 - IAFF Local 274
    COVID-19 Guidance Surgical Masks: Reducing Potential Exposure To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and sustain a sufficient workforce to provide continuity of service throughout our communities, the IAFF strongly recommends that members begin wearing surgical masks at the fire station and to consider donning a surgical mask at home around family members.
    April 4, 2020: Message from William Tong, Ct. Attorney General
    04/04/20 - UPFFA
    New Guidance on Wearing Surgical Masks
    04/04/20 - IAFF Local 902
    The IAFF strongly recommends thats members begin wearing surgical masks at the fire station
    An Act relative to Emergency Hazard Health Duty
    04/03/20 - Boston Fire Fighters
    To find your legislature   http://malegisature.
    Friday Update 4-3-20
    04/03/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    Issue With Bid Submission Form
    04/03/20 - IAFF Local 21
    L-21 Members,  We are Currently experiencing issues with our BID submission form. We will update you when the issue has b the een resolved. In the meantime, to submit a bid, send a email to Mark O'Dell via the city email, copy Yourself on the email so you have a record as well. Include the following info: 1. Your name  2. Your current assignment  3.
    Coronavirus: Hamilton Firefighters cautious
    04/03/20 - IAFF Local 20
    https://www.journal-news.
    Covid-19 section updates
    04/02/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Links to a U.S Department of Justice memo on the Public Safety Officer's Benefit Program in regards to Covid-19 has been added to the website.  Also the U.S. and PA Department of Labor and Industries websites have Covid-19/Coronavirus sections that have important information regarding employment issues during this pandemic.  Those links were added as well.
    regular meeting 4-7-2020
    04/01/20 - Medford Firefighters Local 824
    Regular Union meeting at 1900 Hrs via Zoom App (2306) Bum and Payer will be at station 6 if you dont have ability to use zoom from your home. We are trying to follow the social distancing guidline and keep the group at station 6 small. please log in with your name so we can easily tell who is logged in. Agenda will be posted under member only section - Union Meeting Info-
    Behavioral Health Resources for COVID-19
    04/01/20 - IAFF Local 902
    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every aspect of our daily lives. You continue to serve your communities on the frontlines and your families remain confined at home without their typical daily structure and activities. It’s putting a strain on everyone. Now more than ever, we need to make sure we have each other’s backs on the job and off.
    Blood Drive-Critical Need
    04/01/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    To easily sign up click the link below to choose a time to donate:   https://bloodhero.com/index.cfm.
    2020 Tacoma Firefighters Scholarship information
    04/01/20 - IAFF Local 31
    Brothers and Sisters, The 2020 Tacoma Firefighters Scholarship information is now available. I am happy to announce that through action of the membership, we will be awarding two $2,500.00 scholarships. Please contact the Local 31 Union Office with any questions.
    Coronavirus: Hamilton Firefighters to be quarantined
    04/01/20 - IAFF Local 20
    https://www.journal-news.
    Return to Work Policy
    03/31/20 - IAFF Local 274
    The City of White Plains officially implemented a back to work policy(below).The CDC recommends that you have to be free of fever and other symptoms for 72 hours straight and have the option of 2 negative tests 24 hours apart.The city part leaves that out.With the shortage of tests,it is hard enough to get one test.Use common sense,if you dont feel well,stay home.
    Notice of Nomination for Office
    03/31/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Message from PFFO
    03/31/20 - IAFF local 2359
    Please see the attached document from the PFFO about what they are encouraging lawmakers in regards to COVID-19.
    Local 42's Office CLOSED
    03/30/20 - IAFF Local 42
    Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local No. 42 Office is CLOSED until further notice.  If you need to speak with an Officer of Staff you may reach them by telephone or E-mail.  We apologize for this inconvenience.
    Monday Morning Headlines 3/30/20
    03/30/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning, -COVID-19 -How to Contact your District VP -Support your Local Businesses -Union Meeting -Photo Request
    Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act
    03/29/20 - IAFF Local 902
    Fire fighters and emergency medical personnel will receive billions in aid from an economic stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, to address the response to and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Helping Your Family Cope with COVID-19
    03/29/20 - IAFF Local 2180
    Brothers and Sisters- Please review the following IAFF Documents specifically designed for you and your families. We realize the overwhelming amount of stress that this Pandemic is placing not only on you but also on your loved ones. Please remember that we have several avenues and options for Behavioral Health programs for you and your family.
    COVID-19 Resources for IAFF Members
    03/29/20 - IAFF Local 902
    As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and exposures continue to grow, the IAFF wants to make sure you have the latest guidance, best practices and information to protect your health and safety and the public's safety as you remain on the frontlines of this pandemic.
    Resources for COVID-19
    03/29/20 - IAFF Local 902
    As part of the IAFF's work to keep you updated on best practices for responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the IAFF has added important new information and resources to our coronavirus website.
    Texts that Were Cut Off
    03/29/20 - IAFF Local 274
    It has come to my attention that some texts have been getting cut off,we are working to correct that issue.
    Update from President Foster
    03/29/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Dear Sisters and Brothers of Local 858; We are in the midst of an unprecedented event in our country, the fire service, and the Denver Fire Department. This is the first time that our Union has been tasked to deal with a Pandemic that has affected so many facets of our personal and professional lives.
    message from PFFM
    03/29/20 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
    https://www.facebook.com/THE.
    Local 274 Outreach Program
    03/29/20 - IAFF Local 274
    We have been working hard tossing around different ideas on how to raise money and help people at the same time.Brother Niles suggested the gofundme idea and pitched it to us.We all agreed that it was a great idea, and in one day already raised over $10,000 dollars.Brother Niles put alot of work into setting this up and he did a great job.
    2020 Firefighter Ad
    03/27/20 - IAFF Local 1476
    FIREFIGHTER-EMT/PARAMEDIC SOUTH PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT A progressive ISO Class One Fire Department on the Southern Maine Coast is looking for qualified, motivated, and career oriented individuals. Preference will be given for Paramedic applicants. The Department is responsible for Fire, EMS and Hazmat response.
    2020 Firefighter Ad
    03/27/20 - IAFF Local 1476
    FIREFIGHTER-EMT/PARAMEDIC SOUTH PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT A progressive ISO Class One Fire Department on the Southern Maine Coast is looking for qualified, motivated, and career oriented individuals. Preference will be given for Paramedic applicants. The Department is responsible for Fire, EMS and Hazmat response.
    Friday Update 3-27-20
    03/27/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    IAFF CORONA virus guidance
    03/27/20 - IAFF Local 2180
    10 Things Your Local Should Be Doing for COVID-19 Response The current COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, and it can be easy for affiliate leaders to become overwhelmed.
    Maplehurst Dr. Structure Fire
    03/26/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before 4:40 on Sunday March 22nd, Local members responded to a working residential fire in the 400 block of Maplehurst Drive in Unincorporated Douglas County. Initial reports stated a garage was on fire with heavy brown and gray smoke showing. Safety 18 arrived on scene and confirmed this was a working fire in a single carport attached garage to the house.
    COVID 19 - STATUS REPORT - 3/26
    03/26/20 - IAFF Local 2180
    Brothers and Sisters- Here is the latest CHULA VISTA IAFF LOCAL 2180 update and information as of MARCH 26: COVID-19 and Local 2180 Members We are happy to report that currently all Local 2180 members are COVID-19 free. Please continue to protect yourself and others by practicing social distancing and wearing PPE when needed.
    9-133
    03/26/20 - IAFF Local 3650
    In May Redmond Fire & Rescue is asking voters to approve local option levy 9-133. Please support our need to maintain Advanced Life Support staffing and equipment. If you would like to host a yard sign, please email info@iaff3650.org with your name and address and we will place one at no cost.
    Note to all Members during COVID-19
    03/26/20 - IAFF local 2359
    We are in this together - COVID-19
    Clarification of COVID-19 Exposure Reporting
    03/25/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    FPF Legislative Session Report
    03/25/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Week 9 (March 9-13, 2020) of the Florida Legislative session is complete. Watch as FPF President Wayne "Bernie" Bernoska submits his Legislative Report.
    Message from Local 21 Leadership
    03/25/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Dear Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, The Chair Officers and the Executive Board wish to address you personally to simply say, “thank you,” for the job you have been doing and for the jobs you will be tasked with as this crisis unfolds.
    Union Office Closed
    03/25/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Brothers and Sisters, Due to social distancing issues, the 12 Lakeside Lane office has suspended office hours until further notice. We can set meetings up on an 'as needed' basis, however, most meetings will be handled remotely. Please let me know if you have any questions.
    COVID-19 Return-to-Work Procedures
    03/25/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Stay informed and Updated via the IAFF COVID-19 Response Page Download COVID-19: Return-to-Work Procedure PDF here.
    Covid-19/Coronavirus updates
    03/25/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Please let the PPFFA know if your department is running low or having trouble procuring medical supplies. The PPFFA is compiling a database and will forward it to the Governor's office. A template letter that you can use for notifying your employer of a work related Coroanvirus exposure has been added to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 section of the website.
    March 25, 2020: Membership Letter from Peter S. Carozza, Pres., UPFFA of Ct.
    03/25/20 - UPFFA
    Membership Letter from Peter S. Carozza, Pres., UPFFA of Ct.
    COVID-19 Decontamination Guidance
    03/24/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Kaiser Permanente Coronavirus Information
    03/24/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Attached you find "What you need to know" and a "Questions and Answer" resources from Kaiser Permanente. This information will hopefully help with some of your questions and concerns. Be Safe and Stay Well!
    Retirement Of Deputy Chief Richard Englund
    03/24/20 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
    On Friday, March 20, 2020 D/Chief Richard Englund retired from the Hoffman Estates Fire Department.   D/Chief Englund has faithfully served the residents of Hoffman Estates for 30 years.  The Hoffman Estates Professional Firefighters Association, Local #2061, would like to thank him for his 30 years of Service, Leadership, and Brotherhood.
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