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April 26, 2018
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About us!

Strathcona County Fire Fighters Union Local 2461 is a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, representing 170 members of Strathcona County Emergency Services. Strathcona County Fire Fighters became affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters on September 16, 1975. The local originally consisted of 16 members.
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2016 FIREFIT NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!

A weekend to remember for the Strathcona FireFit Team at the 2016 Canadian National Finals in Calgary September14-18! The Mixed Relay team of Lt Darren Anderson, FF Brad Dicks, FF Kris Chlebek, and FF Carla Morrison came out on top with a World Record and National Title! The team edged out Toronto Pearson in the final with a time of 1:12 (Toronto Pearson held the previous record of 1:14).
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National Champions!
Water Rescue Team - Airboat
Fallen FF's Memorial
At station 1
Landing STARS
MVC on 216
Tower 1
Fallen FF's Memorial
MD carwash fundraiser
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Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

2018 Alumni Luncheon
04/25/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Tuesday, April 24th - Firefighters spanning each decade since the 70's enjoyed a homemade spaghetti luncheon hosted by the crews at Station 44. These amazing Alumni firefighters represent SMFR's strong history and roots in SMFR, Parker, Cunningham, and Castlewood Fire. As our department grows, we honor our long rich history and celebrate their years of contribution.
***March of the Bull Update 6***
04/25/18 - IAFF Local 3169
Kick off is at 0830-0845 at the Fire College,  you don’t want to miss this.  The Fire College has opened up the Fallen Firefighter Memorial for the reading of the names and the entire class of students will be in attendance.  The walk will commence when the ceremony is over.   Look to the App for updates in real time.
Erie Firefighters Steve McKEnrick Charity Golf Tournament
04/25/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
This Years Erie Firefighter Steve McKenrick Charity Golf Tournament will be held July 20, 2018 at Downing Golf Course. It will be a shotgun start at 9am. This year a portion of the proceeds will benefit  The Eye Center of Northwest Pennsylvania. Call Greg Laird (814)323-4410 for golf and sponsorship options. if you want to golf, sign up early as it fills up each year.
2018 Primary Endorsements
04/25/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
SPFF Scholarships
04/25/18 - Suncoast Firefighters
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE Suncoast Professional Firefighters & Paramedic Annual Scholarship Program For scholarship rules and applications, follow this link.
*** March of the Bull Update 5 ***
04/24/18 - IAFF Local 3169
• Here is the tentative schedule for Bulls walk through Marion County. Remember this is all fluid and can change so I will post daily updates in the morning on the two groups. • Traffic protection is being coordinated with the County who has been very supportive.
Local 274 Members supporting Shelley Mayer
04/24/18 - IAFF Local 274
On Sunday April 22nd, some members got out and supported Shelley Mayer for New York State Senate at a rally in Mamaroneck
Local 1381 Golf Outing
04/24/18 - MPFFU
Local 1381-Clinton Township Golf Outing is on June 22nd.
FF Willie Dollar
04/24/18 - IAFF Local 1403
It is with great sadness that Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 announces the passing of Retired Firefighter Willie G. Dollar on April 24, 2018. He proudly served 30 years with MDFR. Funeral services to be announced.
New Tag Forms Updated
04/24/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
New/updated PPFFA Special license tag forms have been added
MFD Assistant Chief Chuck Brynteson Funeral Arrangements
04/24/18 - IAFF Local 21
MFD Assistant Chief Chuck Brynteson Funeral Arrangements:   Reviewal Monday, April 30th, 2018 4:00-8:00 PM at Washburn-McReavy, 5000 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424 Funeral Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 11:00 AM at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S, Minneapolis, MN  55419   Reviewal one hour prior to service from 10:00-11:00 AM.
Peer Fitness Trainer Course
04/23/18 - IAFF Local 4416
Become a Peer Fitness Trainer - July 23-27, 2018 - Fishers, Indiana.  Space is limited, sign up now! For more information and to secure your registration, click file attached.
New BOD
04/23/18 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Congratulations to the new Executive Board members and the Directors. Local 3523 is lucky to have so many who are willing to work hard for its members. And a huge thank you to those who served diligently over the past many years. President Fox, Secratary Baskin, Director Polkow, and Director MacDonald. Your service, commitment, and dedication is appreciated.
*** March of the Bull Update #4 ***
04/23/18 - IAFF Local 3169
*** March of the Bull Update #4 *** Here is the tentative schedule for Bulls walk through Marion County.  Remember this is all fluid and can change so I will post daily updates in the morning on the two groups.   Traffic protection is being coordinated with the County who has been very supportive.
Fire Fighters Endorse Candidates for May 8th Election
04/23/18 - IAFF Local 4416
Vote May 8th!  Early and absentee voting is available now.  Click Here for more informaiton on early voting and Election Day polling locaitons.  Below are the candidates that have earned the endorsement of Fire Fighters Local 4416 in the May 8th Republican Primary.
IAFF/CABQ Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification – April 30, 2018
04/23/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd) with the City of Albuquerque. The ratification vote will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 1, 2 & 5 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
Brent Harms Retirement Party
04/23/18 - IAFF Local 21
*** March of the Bull Update #3 ***
04/22/18 - IAFF Local 3169
*** March of the Bull Update *** Ok everyone, Bull is in Lake County but took today off to sleep at home one last time before he pushes on to Tallahassee. He will resume his walk tomorrow morning. If he sticks to that the proposed timeline he will make Marion County Tuesday around noon. A more definite time will be set as we get closer.
How to Vote for the upcoming Arvada Protection Dist. Election
04/22/18 - Arvada Professional Fire FIghters Association, IAFF Local 4056
The Arvada Professional Firefighters are proud to endorse firefighters Steve Smith and James Gagliano for the Arvada Fire Protection Board. The Arvada Fire Protection District Special Election is May 8th, 2018 for the Arvada Fire District Board. Additional steps are needed to participate in this Arvada Fire Election, even if you are registered to vote in the State of Colorado.
New and updated Kids Fire Safety links
04/21/18 - Rockland Fire Fighters
I-25 MVA with Haz-Mat
04/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 12:44 on Friday, April 20th - Engine 36, Medic 36 and Engine 44 responded to a vehicle accident on the shoulder of northbound I-25, one mile south of Ridgegate Parkway. A box truck collided with the concrete barrier, which caused a 110-gallon diesel tank in the cargo area to rupture and leak.
Richfield House Fire
04/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 10:31 on Friday, April 20th - South Metro Engine 42 was dispatched to a fire alarm activation reported by an alarm company. Upon arrival at 6354 S. Richfield Street, no problems were evident from the street. As Local 2164 members knocked on the front door and conducted a 360-degree walk around the home, smoke was seen coming from vents along the basement.
Cinco De Mayo Shirts
04/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
Cinco De Mayo shirts available.
2018 Golf League
04/18/18 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Fire Fighters Summer Golf League All retired and active department golfers we will try to begin our season April 25th at Oak Glen in Stillwater. Tee times remain the same at 7:45 am to 8:30 am on every Wednesday, Golf and Cart $34.  Make sure to ask for SAINT PAUL FIREFIGHTER RATE when paying. Family and friends welcome.
Highway 67 Brush Fire
04/18/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Just after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Local 2164 members were requested for an automatic aid wildland fire on the north side of Highway 67 west of Rampart Range Road in the Pike National Forest. With a Red Flag and High Wind Warning in effect and 60 mph wind gusts being observed; a pre-evacuation area was established from Sugar Creek to Sedalia and additional resources were called.
Lt. Paul Harvey Retires
04/18/18 - IAFF Local 739
Lieutenant Paul Harvey Retires The Officers and Members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Lt. Paul Harvey on his retirement.  Paul, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
MARCH OF THE BULL UPDATE
04/17/18 - IAFF Local 3169
**THE MARCH OF THE BULL UPDATE** I know everyone has been on the edge of their seats awaiting word on Bull’s arrival to Marion County and after talking to his Logistics Team yesterday we have a more definite picture of his arrival.  Bull in currently making his way across Orange County which is the department he retired from before starting his walk.
Foxtail Drive Fire
04/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Just after 10 a.m. on Tuesday April 17th, Local 2164 members assisted Castle Rock Fire Rescue with a wind driven structure fire in the 4800 block of N. Foxtail Drive. Simultaneous wildland fires near Larkspur and Sedalia were also challenging firefighters from all Douglas County fire districts, including South Metro.
LAC Fallen Firefighter Memorial April 21st, 2018
04/16/18 - IAFF Local 1014
First Responders Night
04/16/18 - IAFF Local 51
First Responders Night May 20, 2018 @ 6:05pm $30 Tickets Tickets Include: Entrance to game Reserved Seat Limited Buffet Contact Union Office @ (915)598-8117 *First 80 tickets will be sold for $30 each then tickets will be $39 each, first come first serve.
Promotions
04/16/18 - IAFF Local 21
Congratulations to Firefighters Jeremy Coy Engine 20-A and Kate Heckaman Engine 22-B on their recent promotion to Captain.
2018 Benefit Road Race and Walk
04/15/18 - IAFF Local 1464
Our Mother's Day Benefit Road Race and Walk is scheduled for Sunday May 13, 2018. Walk begins at 8:30 am. Kids 1k Fun Run at 9:00 am. The 5k race begins at 10:00 am. The race proceed will benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Local 772 Announces the passing of Lt. David Dow (Ret)
04/15/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Local 772 sadly announces the passing of Lieutenant David Dow (retired). David passed away on April 13, 2018, from a long battle with brain cancer. A Firefighter's funeral has been requested by the family and local 772.
Baton Rouge Firefighters win Pensacola Firefighter Challenge
04/15/18 - PFFA
Congrats to this group of firefighters representing Baton Rouge Firefighters Local 557 and the dept in the Pensacola firefighter challenge this weekend . They won the event , and set the new course record .
Announcing the passing of Lt. David Dow (Ret.)
04/15/18 - IAFF Local 772
It is with great sadness that IAFF Local 772 announces the passing of Lt. David Dow (Ret.) after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer.
Cottontail Vehicle Fire
04/14/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At around 11:30 April 10th, Local 2164 members from Station 41 extinguished this diesel pick up truck fire on Cottontail Lane before it could spread to the dry grass. No one was injured and the cause is under investigation. http://www.southmetro.
June 2, 2018: MDA Muscle Walk
04/14/18 - UPFFA
The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be having its annual Muscle Walk on June 2nd at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Matt Abdifar, of New Britain Local 992 has created a Muscle Walk Team named, IAFF Fire Fighters.
Retiree's Get Together
04/14/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The next retiree' get together will be held Wednesday, May 9th at the Dante Club on Craigie St from 9 am until noon. Coffee and donuts provided. If any retirement paperwork needs to be notarized, there will be a notary in attendance.
Demopolis News Release
04/14/18 - IAFF 14th District
The city of Demopolis AL is playing politics with public safety. By having as few as 2 fire fighters on each fire truck, the city is ignoring nationally accepted science and studies that prove a minimum of 4 fire fighters per truck is the most efficient and safe way for fire fighters to protect their community.
Livonia firefighter injured battling Sunday garage fire
04/14/18 - IAFF Local 1164
A fire in Sunday damaged this garage at a house on Norfolk west of Merriman.(Photo: Livonia Fire Department)
Louisiana Firefighter Appreciation Day
04/13/18 - PFFA
L0293 Family Picnic
04/13/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Quebec St. Haz-Mat
04/13/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 1:45 p.m. on Thursday April 12th, Local 2164 members responded to a hazardous materials incident at 5340 S. Quebec Street in Greenwood Village. 3 Employees in one of the offices experienced eye and throat irritation after being exposed to an unknown powder and they dialed 911. 13 units responded to the scene including the SMFR Haz-Mat and Decontamination apparatus.
Molle Retirement
04/13/18 - IAFF Local 1264
Hey All, Just a reminder that we have Tim Molle’s retirement party coming up on the 21st of April from 7 to 11pm at O’Malley’s.  Please pass the word to any retirees you run into.  We have passed out envelopes at all the stations and have set up a go fund me if that is easier.   https://www.gofundme.
Notice of Election of Delegates
04/12/18 - IAFF Local 1403
On April 24th from 2000 to 2020 we will be taking nominations for Delegates and Alternates to The 74th Annual Florida Professional Firefighter Convention in Naples FL.
Luzerne Co. L0840 Pig Roast Fundraiser
04/12/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Luzerne County Professional Fie Fighters Local 840 will host a Pig Roast Saturday May 19, 2018 with the proceeds to offset the cost of the September Golf Tournament. This will be held at the Polish American Veterans (PAV) Pavilion 2 S. Oak St., Plains, PA 18705. Tickets are $30.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door.
Child Safety Seats
04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
Find out about upcoming clinic dates, Oregon Child Safety Seat Laws, and more.
Important Links
Strathcona County Emergency Services
IAFF Main Site
Alberta Firefighters Association
IAFF Center of Excellence
Emergency Services Canada
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