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  • New England Conference of Fire Fighters

    Join Us June 25-27, 2018

    Dear Federal, State, and Local Affiliates of the IAFF 3rd District, 

    IAFF District 3 Vice President and NE Conference Chairman Jay Colbert announces the following: 

    You are hereby notified that, pursuant to the Constitution of the New England Conference of Fire Fighters, the 35th Biennial New England Conference will be held at the Foxwoods Fox Tower Hotel in Mashantucket, CT on June 25, 26, & 27 of 2018. The Mashantucket Pequot Fire Fighters Local 4746 and the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut will be hosting the Conference and are suggesting arrival for Monday, June 25. The NECFF is the caucus of all the IAFF Locals in the 3rd District, and gives us all an opportunity to meet collectively in New England ahead of the IAFF Convention and hear from the General President and General Secretary-Treasurer who have been invited to speak. IAFF Peer Support training and IAFF PEP Classes will be offered.  This will be our opportunity to hear and discuss Convention Resolutions.

    This year we will have a special presentation from the Fire Chief  Greg Cassell and Local 1908  President Steve Thompson from Clark County Nevada, who will detail the response to the October 1, 2017 mass shooting.  This is valuable presentation is not to be missed.

    Additionally, you will receive updates from each of the State Presidents detailing how these difficult economic times are leading to unprecedented attacks on our membership, and how each state is dealing with these issues.  

    Resolutions will be accepted until Conference registration begins, but the business of the Conference will be greatly expedited if Resolutions are submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer prior, submit Resolutions to the NECFF, 43 Centre St. Concord, NH 03301. 


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    2019 MPFFU/MDA Boot Camp
    04/22/19 - MPFFU
    The 2019 MPFFU/MDA Boot Camp was held April 18th at The View inside Lansing Lugnuts Cooley Law School Stadium. 37 locals were represented by over 57 MPFFU members who gave up thier time to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the partnership between the IAFF and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
    Retired FF Willam Edgman
    04/22/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF Willam Edgman on 4/15/19. Bill was hired in 7/26/1976. Most of you know him from Station 35 where he served proudly. He was 73 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
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    04/21/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    At 9:57 AM, Norwalk Professional Firefighters were called to reports of a structure fire at a multi-family residence located at 18 Soundview Avenue.  Upon arrival crews found heavy fire on the third floor.  Due to high heat, the first due engine had difficulty stretching the first line.  Eventually two lines were stretched and operated.
    04/21/19 - New London Fire Fighters
    The NLFD has completed a Rope Technician 6 week training course. During this time, the CT Fire Academy sent instructors to train members on advanced rescue skills. This training was made available thanks to a grant obtained by the department. Members training with rope descending devices. Members constructing a highline rope rescue system.
    Engineer Jim Brown retires from NFD
    04/19/19 - IAFF Local 4416
    Engineer Jim Brown retired from the Noblesville Fire Department on April 17th.  Brother Brown is a 26 year veteran of the department and retired at Engine 76-A.  Congratulations to Jim and his wife as they plan for a joint retriement celebration this summer.
    Cherry Creek Brush Fire
    04/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:58 p.m. on Friday April 19th, Local members responded to multiple 911 reports of a vegetation fire along the Cherry Creek Trail just north of Broncos Parkway. First arriving Brush 42 found a 50’ x 100’ grass fire burning between the creek and the bike path behind Courtney Downs Apartments and began a direct attack.
    04/19/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
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    1st Annual Battle for the Pump Cornhole Tournament
    04/19/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Come out and take part in the 1st Annual Battle for the Pump Cornhole Tournament benefitting Local 244's Membership Assistance Program.   When: Saturday May 11th 9 a.m.
    Friday Update 4-19-19
    04/19/19 - IAFF Local 1014
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    04/19/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Have fun and raise money for the PFFNH Fallen Firefighters Family Fund. This fund helps our fallen Brothers and Sisters families when they make the ultimate sacrifice in the Line Of Duty. This is a public event and 35% of winnings go to the 4F Fund. Doors open at 11 a.m. & gambling is from noon until 1 a.m.
    George Burton Remembrance
    04/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    April 17th marked the 36th anniversary of George Burton’s line of duty death while with the Parker Volunteer Fire Department. After responding to several calls on March 25th 1983, George suffered a heart attack while at the fire station. He was transported to the hospital and died on April 17th 1983.  https://www.southmetro.
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    04/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Monday April 15th, Local members were dispatched to a vehicle into a building.  Members arrived on scene and found on vehicle into the building.  Members from the technical rescue team stabalized the structure.  The incident remains under investigation. https://www.southmetro.
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    04/18/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
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    04/18/19 - IAFF Local 21
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    IAFF President Letter, No one should tell you how to vote
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    04/18/19 - IAFF Local 311
    The Richard Garner Memorial Committee has selected the two scholarship recipients for the 2019-2020 school year.  The process consisted of an application, oral board interview, and review of letters of reference, academic performance, and community service/outreach involvement.  After the process was completed, we have selected Wyatt Bomkamp and Andrew Eyler.
    FPF Legislative Report, Week 6
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    04/08/19 - IAFF 7th District
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    Holyoke Westfield Golf Tournament 2019
    04/08/19 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
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    Mini Education Schedule 2019
    04/06/19 - IAFF 7th District
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    04/05/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Victor Mondragon Retirement
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    Special Meeting to Approve Congressional Endorsement, April 11, 2019
    04/04/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall on April 11, 2019 in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Political Action Committee recommendation for a Congressional Endorsement. The meeting will start promptly at 6:45pm, the General Meeting with follow at 7:00pm.
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