Kent Fire Fighters, Local 1747
Serving the Kent, Covington, SeaTac & Dist. 37 Communities
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      Local 1747, the Kent Firefighters Foundation and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are proud to once again be kicking off our Toys for Joy campaign. Toys for Joy is an annual event where new, unwrapped toys are collected, sorted, wrapped and delivered to local food banks and outreach programs to be distributed to local families in our community for the holidays.
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      Please watch our Healthy In, Healthy Out video to see the best practices Local 1747 and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are utilizing to protect our members! Also, you'll notice a guest spot by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs! You can watch the video on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/171131425 or on Youtube at https://youtu.
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      VOTE YES ON KENT RFA FBC VOTE – PROPOSITION 1 What is Proposition 1? State law requires all Regional Fire Authorities to go in front of the voters to reauthorize their funding system every six years. THIS IS NOT A NEW TAX! It is simply a reauthorization of the existing voter-approved funding mechanism that is already in place.
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      The Kent RFA recently held its annual awards ceremony where several of our members were honored.
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      Love helping people? Like hockey? We've got just the event for you. The Kent Firefighters Stairclimb team will be out in full force fundraising at the Seattle Thunderbirds game Saturday night! Come on out and support our stair climb team as they raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in advance of the March Firefighter Stairclimb.
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      A great tradition continued this morning as members of Local 1747 helped to deliver over 4,000 toys, along with stocking stuffers and stuffed animals, as part of Toys for Joy, a joint effort between the Kent RFA, Local 1747, the Kent Firefighters Foundation and our community.  The toys are delivered to close to 2,000 children who otherwise might not have such a merry Christmas.
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      Toys for Tots
      12/08/16 - IAFF Local 937
      CHELSEA FIREFIGHTERS TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE The Chelsea Firefighters are collecting toys for the TOYS for TOTS.
      Get Your Photo with Santa!
      12/08/16 - Toy Program
      Better Halves HUGE Holiday Sale
      12/08/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Better Halves HUGE Holiday Sale. See Flyer for more details.
      2016 Christmas Ornament is now available
      12/07/16 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
      The 2016 Christmas Ornament is now available. Waterbury Station 3 Station 3 was built in 1903 at 288 Washington Avenue, in the Brooklyn section of Waterbury. It was constructed to replace a volunteer station located at 905 Bank Street and housed both Engine Company 3 and the Bureau of Auto Repair. In May 1964 the firehouse was shuttered to make way for the new Route 8.
      Pearl Harbor & Honolulu FD
      12/07/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Today is the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, something many today know nothing about. Here is a little history courtesy of the Joey DiBernardo Foundation: As the Hickam Field firefighting apparatus was knocked out, Honolulu Fire companies responded to assist with the fires. At 0826 a Japanese aerial bomb was dropped on crews from HFD Engine Co.1, 4, and 6.
      Santa Breakfast
      12/07/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Today is the last day to sign up your family for the Santa breakfast on Dec 10th. Please sign up here. It will be 12/10 at 9am located at Angelo's Steak & Pancake house.
      City of Chula Vista to swear in Council Members Padilla and Diaz
      12/07/16 - IAFF Local 2180
      All Local 2180 members are invited to attend the swearing in of both Council Members Steve Padilla and Mike Diaz. Both Council Members elect have requested all of us to attend the swearing in ceremony. The ceremony will be at City Hall at 1800 hours. After the Ceremony you are invited to attend a hosted reception at Third Avenue Alehouse to celebrate.
      Stamford Firefighters Holiday Toy Drive Information
      12/06/16 - IAFF Local 786
      December 6, 2016 - The Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association is hosting its 11th annual toy drive from November 20 – December 15. Those wishing to donate can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any Stamford fire station any day of the week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Gifts should include toys appropriate for children under the age of 18.
      Day 6 Winner
      12/06/16 - IAFF Local 135
       The Day 6 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Justin Klein ticket #386.
      PFFA E-Board meeting
      12/06/16 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      The next PFFA E- Board meeting will be held on December 16th at  the Birmingham Local Union Hall.
      Update on Retiree Healthcare Bills
      12/06/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Day 5 Winner
      12/05/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 5 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Paul Stephens ticket #1172.
      TOY DRIVE
      12/05/16 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD and NLPD will be having their annual Toy Drive on December 10th between 9am-2pm at Toys R Us in Waterford (5 Dayton Rd). Stop by to donate a toy and help make a kid's Christmas a little brighter this year.  FF Joe Nott will be on hand again this year to volunteer. Please contact him for more information.
      Man the Kettles!
      12/05/16 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD will be in front of the New London ShopRite on North Frontage road December 8th between 10am-4pm manning the Salvation Army kettle. Stop by to meet us, lend a hand or to donate! Contact FF Todd Johnson for more information.
      Blood Drive
      12/05/16 - IAFF Local 902
      Join us aboard the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital Blood Mobile at the Malden Fire Department, 1 Sprague Street, on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
      Toys for Joy 2016
      12/05/16 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Local 1747, the Kent Firefighters Foundation and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are proud to once again be kicking off our Toys for Joy campaign. Toys for Joy is an annual event where new, unwrapped toys are collected, sorted, wrapped and delivered to local food banks and outreach programs to be distributed to local families in our community for the holidays.
      REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SEMINAR PEP WORKSHOPS ON JANUARY 10TH, 2017
      12/05/16 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
      The Local President and/or Local Secretary Treasurer can sign up all their members. Please signup for courses by DECEMBER 30th. If you have multiple members attending, we would appreciate if you would not sign them all up for the same workshop track.
      Operation Warm 2016
      12/05/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      UNION MEETING REMINDER
      12/05/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      UNION MEETING REMINDER
      12/05/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Membership Meeting
      12/04/16 - IAFF Local F-102
      A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 28 December 2016 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Members will be able to attend remotely via the Union meeting app RingCentral. A running agenda has been posted below & can be found on the Union website calendar. If you wish to have something added to the agenda prior to the meeting please contact me.
      Day 4 Winner
      12/04/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 4 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Joe Nail ticket #1018.
      Day 3 Winner
      12/03/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 3 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Noell Shaw ticket #61.
      Impasse update
      12/03/16 - IAFF 1826
      Assistant DVP Position has been filled by Jonathan Huffer
      12/03/16 - IAFF 1826
      Holiday Party
      12/03/16 - IAFF Local F283
      Brothers and Sisters, The Annual Holiday Party is tonight at 6:00 pm at the American Lake Club on North Fort Lewis. This is going to be another great year with lots of raffle items to go along with a traditional holiday dinner that is provided for everyone. Please come one and come all. Everyone and their family is welcome to join us and enjoy the holidays.
      Day 2 Winner
      12/02/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 2 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Brian Collier, ticket #672.
      2017 Ball, news, notes, tickets, and hotel rooms
      12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good evening all members, Happy Holidays.  This is an email to inform you Ball season has begun, I hope you are as excited as I am, as I love balls. This years ball includes the awards ceremony and retiree celebration of life. Tickets for the 2017 DFD ball are now on sale, the date for the event is Saturday February 25th @ the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver.
      Firset Responder Challenge
      12/02/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy Payday and Happy December,  Before we get to the Payday Raffle here are some fun, upcoming events that support the Burn Foundation and will prove to always be a great time: The final Payday drawing for 2016 will be for $5,000.00 and will be held at Dougherty’s Restaurant and Pub on December 30th at 9:00 a.m.
      Donate
      12/02/16 - Toy Program
      Day 1 Winner
      12/01/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 1 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Mark Garcia.
      Welcome Hastings Local 5113
      12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Please welcome Hastings Local 5113 to the MPFF and IAFF. Craig Latch President, Mike Christian Vice President and Brandon Boyd Secretary/Treasurer. Picture are the new members of the IAFF and MPFF receiving their charter from 5th District VP Thornberg.
      The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications.
      12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications.  This is skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, in responding to render emergency medical services, in responding to and mitigating other emergencies, and the operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, and quarters.
      New VP
      11/30/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      Congratulations to Justin Dial.
      Engine Co 7 Recieves New Engine 11/29/2016
      11/29/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      Engine Co. 7 recieved a brand new 2016 KME Pumper today.
      UPFFA of Ct. Member Questionnaire/Survey
      11/29/16 - UPFFA
      Dear UPFFA of Ct. Member: We have developed a member questionnaire/survey; the purpose of this questionnaire/survey will enable the Officers, Executive Board, and Staff the ability to provide the highest level of service to our affiliated locals.
      Mike Vonesh Retirement Party
      11/29/16 - Franklin Park Firefighters
      Mike Vonesh Retirement Party
      11/29/16 - Franklin Park Firefighters
      Hank Jandrich Family Help Needed
      11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
      On Saturday, December 3rd the Jandrich family will be moving from 1948 Nebraska to 1038 Bayard. If you have some free time and are willing to help Hank’s family out with the move please arrive at the Nebraska home around 0900.
      Partyyyyy!!!!
      11/28/16 - IAFF Local F283
      We are ready to go for the Holiday Party!! It's happening this Saturday, December 3rd, from 6pm to 10pm at the American Lake Club on Lewis North. Families are very welcome. Dinner is catered, delicious and complimentary to all. Raffle tickets are $2 cash money. All of this year's proceeds are going to support Captain Eric Sheppard's son, Aiden Sheppard.
      2016 Toys For Tots Drive
      11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
      The 2016 Toys For Tots drive is here. Starting November 29th drop off boxes will be located at all 15 Saint Paul Fire Stations. We will be accepting NEW wrapped toys for all age groups until December 19th.
      MFD Kids Christmas Party
      11/28/16 - IAFF Local 271
      All Missoula Fire Department members (PAST and PRESENT) and their families are invited to our Annual Family Christmas Party. Ride the carousel til you puke! Where: Missoula Carousel When: Dec. 12th from 6pm to 8pm Who: Your family and SANTA! See attached flier for details.  See you there.
      Longmont Lights Parade
      11/28/16 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
      Longmont Lights Parade 2016 Dec. 10th @ 1700 Local 1806 Holiday Party prior to the parade at Fire St.
      SAVE THE DATE
      11/28/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Merritt Parkway Accident
      11/28/16 - IAFF Local 1081
      On November 27th at 7:42PM the Westport Fire Department received a call for the accident with injuries on the Merritt Parkway Northbound between Exit 41 and Exit 42. The Westport Fire Department responded with Engine 2, Rescue 3 and Car 3 with a total of 8 firefighters and officers.
      The Battle For Benefits
      11/27/16 - IAFF Local 21
         WATCH FOX 9 KMSP's STORY  While Shapira's pension plan recognized his cancer as an occupational disease, when he applied for workers' compensation with the City of St. Paul to cover his medical bills, his claim was denied.   READ PIONEER PRESS'S COVERAGE Reilly wasn’t able to return to work as a St.
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