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Save the Date - Local 55 Union Picnic

The Local 55 Union Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014, from 1-5 PM at Oakland's Lake Temescal.

More information will follow.

Hope to see everyone there!


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CAPF Children's Scholarship Program

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2012 Election Endorsements

 

Please see Local 55 and CPF's political endorsements linked below.  If you are outside the area, please contact your local fire representative for their list of endorsements specific to your area.

CPF Endorsements

IAFF Local 55 Endorsements

 


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CAPF Summary Annual Report

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Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Sorry for the short notice. This fundraiser was scheduled for October 20,2012, but Due to Brother Hollis Franks name being placed on the Firefighter Memorial in Sacramento that Day we had to change it to October 13.


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IAFF Stands With APWU to Boycott Staples
July 13, 2014 – The IAFF is urging members, friends and family to no longer shop at Staples stores. Staples and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) have entered an agreement that jeopardizes your mail service and your local post office by replacing full-service U.S. Post Offices with knock-off post offices in Staples stores that are not staffed with U.S. Postal Service employees.

Posted on Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT



Memorial to Honor Fallen Houston Fire Fighter Daniel Groover
July 12, 2014 -- Houston Local 341 fire fighters will gather this morning to hold a memorial for one of their own killed in the line of duty.

Posted on Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT



The IAFF Foundation Is Now a Combined Federal Campaign Approved Charity!
July 2, 2014 – The IAFF Foundation is pleased to join federal employees and more than 4,000 approved charities in continuing the legacy of giving. The International Association of Fire Fighters Foundation Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 60288.

Posted on Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT



Supreme Court Chips Away At Worker Rights - Again
June 30, 2014 – In another example of why elections matter, the politically appointed members of the U.S. Supreme Court handed down their decision today in Harris v. Quinn today. Harris involves a challenge by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation on behalf of eight in-home health care workers for Medicaid recipients against the state of Illinois (and indirectly SEIU). The Supreme Court ruled narrowly that the First Amendment prohibits a union’s collection of fees for the cost of representation activities (known as “agency fees”) from in-home health care workers who do not wish to join or support the union.

Posted on Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT



One Year Ago: 19 Fall in the Line of Duty Fighting Yarnell Fire
June 30, 2014 – The IAFF is remembering the loss of 19 Prescott, Arizona fire fighters killed battling a fast moving wildfire near Yarnell on June 30, 2013. The deaths mark the greatest loss of fire fighter lives in a single incident since September 11.

Posted on Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT



Could Your Flame Retardant Sofa Kill Fire Fighters?
June 24, 2014 -- For years, fire fighters and environmentalists have warned of the dangers from upholstered furniture treated with flame-retardant chemicals that are linked to cancer, decreased fertility, hormone disruption and lower IQ development. A bill in California would require upholstered furniture manufacturers to clearly disclose whether or not furniture sold in California contains flame-retardant chemicals. The information would be provided on the product labels that are already required by current regulations.

Posted on Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT



Fire Statistics Issue in Motion on Parliament Hill
June 20, 2014 -- The longstanding issue of national fire service statistics got a shot in the arm June 19 thanks to the efforts of an IAFF ally on Parliament Hill.

Posted on Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT



IAFF Testifies on Capitol Hill to Improve Wildfire Training, Coordination
June 6, 2014 – IAFF Assistant to the General President for Governmental Affairs and Public Policy Kevin O’Connor told a Congressional subcommittee June 5 the federal approach to managing wildfires must evolve, recommending the establishment of a Blue Ribbon Commission to jumpstart the process. O’Connor delivered his remarks before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations and the District of Columbia.

Posted on Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT



Rebuilding Our Memorial to the Fallen
The hallowed grounds of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial are a place where thousands gather every September to celebrate and honor the lives of IAFF members who have died in the line of duty during the past year. Hundreds more make private pilgrimages throughout the year. To ensure the integrity of the site remains intact for future generations of fire fighters and their families, the IAFF will be putting forth a resolution at the 2014 Convention for reconstructing the entire Memorial site.

Posted on Wed, 14 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT



Giving Muscular Dystrophy the Boot
May 9, 2014 – The year was 1954. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the White House home, a gallon of gas averaged 22 cents, and the television show “Father Knows Best” kept Americans captivated with Hollywood’s version of the perfect family. But, as explained in a 1954 article published in The Press-Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio), no one knew best when it came to treating the estimated 200,000 Americans diagnosed with a strange ailment called muscular dystrophy. This “very costly disease,” the article explained, baffled researchers, and although the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), founded in 1950, was dedicated to “seeking the cause and a cure for this mysterious and fatal malady,” insufficient research funds kept progress at bay.

Posted on Mon, 12 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT



PHOTO GALLERY: IAFF Legislative Conference

Posted on Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT



ICYMI: IAFF Legislative Conference Speaker Videos
March 18, 2014 -- Watch video of speakers at the 2014 IAFF Legislative Conference.

Posted on Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMT



Enter the IAFF 2013 Media Awards Contest
February 21, 2013 -- The IAFF is now accepting entries for the 2013 Media Awards Contest! Entering is easy with the online submission option that allows IAFF affiliates to upload entries or download an entry form. The deadline for entries is May 1, 2013.

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:00:00 GMT



IAFF Member, PFFW President Mahlon Mitchell Runs for Lt. Governor of Wisconsin
March 19, 2012 -- IAFF member and Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin President Mahlon Mitchell has announced that he will run for lieutenant governor in the recall election to be held June 5. Mitchell is running for the second-most powerful office in that state, which has become a national battleground in the fight to protect the rights of workers from attacks launched by far-right politicians like current Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

Posted on Mon, 19 Mar 2012 07:00:00 GMT



IAFF Announces Media Awards Contest Winners

Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2011 07:00:00 GMT



IAFF Mourns the Death of Jack Layton
August 22, 2011 -- The IAFF is mourning the death of a great Canadian who was a tremendous ally to Canada’s professional fire fighters, Jack Layton, a member of Parliament for Toronto-Danforth and leader of the federal New Democratic Party, died early Monday of cancer at the age of 61.

Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT



FIRE Act Grant Application Opens August 15
August 8, 2011 -- The application period for Fiscal Year 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (FIRE Act) program will begin August 15 and run through September 9, 2011. The IAFF encourages its affiliates to work with their fire departments to apply for these grants.

Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT



Bill Clinton to Keynote IAFF Redmond/EMS Conference
July 27, 2011 -- The IAFF is pleased to announce that former President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address on Monday, August 15 during the opening session at the IAFF John P. Redmond Symposium and Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference in New York City.

Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT



Schaitberger Elected to NFPA Board of Directors
July 12, 2011 -- IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and a leader in establishing codes and standards related to fire and life safety.

Posted on Tue, 12 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT



IAFF Mourns the Loss of Union Leader Quentin Tabscott
May 5, 2011 – The IAFF is sad to learn of the passing of former Virginia Professional Fire Fighters (VPFF) President and Arlington County, VA Local 2800 President Quentin Tabscott. He was 72.

Posted on Thu, 05 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT



 

 
 
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