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Behavioral health is one of the biggest issues in the fire service today, and is the focus of several education offerings at the upcoming IAFF health, safety and EMS conference. See the full schedule and register at redmondems.iaff.org ... See MoreSee Less

Behavioral health is one of the biggest issues in the fire service today, and is the focus of several education offerings at the upcoming IAFF health, safety and EMS conference. See the full schedule and register at redmondems.iaff.org

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I have a question. With as many thousands of members we have isn’t there any way the IAFF could negotiate some type of retirement healthcare plan with an insurance carrier. Something that retirees could actually afford. It seems you guys would have some bargaining with as many members we have and it would be nice for us after 20-35 years of Union dues. #JustaThought

IAFF, please do not perpetuate the myth that Opioid exposures exist. It’s literally impossible to overdose from an accidental Opioid exposure.

Dear IAFF: Please refrain from listening to any cult members. The only thing that’s Union about them is their card (if they really have one.)

Apparently many on this site can use mental health if they support Trump.

Michael

Behavioral health alright. The Union is backing Biden for POTUS. That's insane.

Trump 2020!

Mental health issue: the union who is supposedly “fighting on behalf of its members” endorsing Biden when your IAFF paying members want President Trump.#FirefightersForTrump #IaffForTrump #Trump2020 #TrumpTrain

You know it’s true, trump nuts!

Trump 2020 no troll here. One of the founders of our local. We lost 40% with the endorsement of Obama and they are dropping the same way now.

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IAFF Federal fire fighters received great news on Thursday after it was announced the Protecting Military Firefighters from PFAS Act of 2019 will be included in the Senate Defense Authorization bill. The act would require DoD fire fighters be tested for PFAS at their annual physicals. PFAS have been used for decades in firefighting foams and other industrial applications at military bases, airports and manufacturing facilities. The IAFF has been encouraging Congress to make changes because of the health risks fire fighters face when exposed to PFAS chemicals, including, certain type of cancers. The bill also includes a provision prohibiting the Department of Defense from procuring foam with PFAS after October 1, 2022. #IAFFFederal ... See MoreSee Less

IAFF Federal fire fighters received great news on Thursday after it was announced the Protecting Military Firefighters from PFAS Act of 2019 will be included in the Senate Defense Authorization bill. The act would require DoD fire fighters be tested for PFAS at their annual physicals.  PFAS have been used for decades in firefighting foams and other industrial applications at military bases, airports and manufacturing facilities. The IAFF has been encouraging Congress to make changes because of the health risks fire fighters face when exposed to PFAS chemicals, including, certain type of cancers. The bill also includes a provision prohibiting the Department of Defense from procuring foam with PFAS after October 1, 2022.  #IAFFFederal

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What about testing retired firefighters who have had cancer.

Wonderful news, way to go IAFF and everyone involved.

Great work....this is awesome news.

Hopefully active duty and veteran military firefighters get tested also !!!

Great work IAFF and Local F-33. Way to look out for us "old timers". Too many day's at Miramar Burn Pit to count.

And the testing works it way down to fed retirees who spent the majority of their time playing with AFFF. 👨‍🚒

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International Association of Fire Fighters

The Ashland Firefighters Association was informed yesterday that effective immediately Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi has submitted his resignation from his position. We were informed that he was asked by City Administration to further reduce the Fire Department budget by $300,000 in addition to the proposed $100,000 reduction in Overtime budget. Chief D’Orazi stated this reduction could only be met with firefighter lay-offs. Chief D’Orazi resigned in the hopes that the cost savings of his salary would be used to prevent the layoff of firefighters. Local 1269 would like to thank Chief D’Orazi for his service to Ashland Fire and Rescue and for taking the ultimate stand against reduction in the number of firefighters protecting the community.

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Much respect Chief. Was PD asked to reduce their OT and budget? Probably not

Strong work Chief, way to lead.

BIG LOVE~

That’s a fire chief that hasn’t forgot where he came from. Solid job.

Hats off to you Chief! 🇺🇲

Integrity and leadership personified. Putting his men and women before himself. Class act. Have a long healthy retirement Chief.

So the public looses an experienced officer..... wow. Now who will steer the boat. Praying for the safety of responding crews.

Shame on the City Admin for being n this position in the first place. Praying for all firefighters and the Chief.

city council should take lessons from this Chief. Thank You for your dedicated service Chief

True integrity and leadership right there folks. Take note politicians, this is leading by example and moral aptitude.

This should have never of had to happen....I'd take a long hard look at other City administration costs....... where I live, one of the water board told the fire department they were using "too much water" to put out a house fire..... the chief answered, "Just hope YOUR house doesnt' have a fire".....and shook his head....

What a Class Act Chief. That's called Leadership. Hope the City admin didn't take a raise this year...

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Thank you Chief!

Leadership doesn't mean orders - leadership is taking the brunt for your people.

That’s integrity in leadership. Take note.

Good ole Dems running that city council. Thanks for the endorsement!!

STOP FUNDING THE WRONG THINGS AND FUND THE PEOPLE WHO PROTECT US.

Big business could learn from this man! Hello Ford, GM, Walmart, ......etc.

Wow. Terrible situation. Good on him for taking a stance. Unfortunate he had to resign because of it.

Great fire chief!!!!

True leadership

Wow. He stands for his men. What a solid guy

A true Chief backs his firefighters... hats off Chief

HERO

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15 days until the #IAFF Media Awards Contest closes.Submit an entry before the Friday, June 7 deadline bit.ly/IAFFMediaAwards19 ... See MoreSee Less

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Daniel Chimento look at the cover photo

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OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SERVICE

In Tampa, as with other major American cities, the evolution from all volunteer to career fire companies occurred due to the arrival of steam technology. Tampa’s first organized volunteer fire department was founded in1884. Seven “bucket brigades” were organized to serve the city. On May 10, 1895, the city council passed ordinance #307 authorizing Tampa’s first professional, paid fire department. A. J. Harris was named chief to preside over 22 fire fighters in five stations at an annual budget of $18,000. The paid firefighters worked in the stations for ten to twelve days at a time. Most of the firefighters lived near their duty stations and were permitted to go home for meals, provided they could return within one hour. Their salary was equivalent to that of police patrol officers, about $600 a year. From May 10, 1895, forward the fire department began to evolve. First the “bucket brigades” were slowly replaced by hand operated pumpers pulled to the scene by the firefighters. Fire hydrants and steam engines were introduced to do the work of pumping water to firefighter’s hoses. With the introduction of steam engines came the requirement of horses to pull the extremely heavy apparatus.  read more

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

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We Do More Than Save Lives!

  Tampa Fire Fighters would like to thank everyone who has supported our donation drives throughout the years. With the generosity of our friends, we have been able to provide the community throughout the Tampa Bay area with programs designed to educate the public about the many aspects of fire prevention and safety. Through our non-profit (501c3) charity, Tampa Fire Fighters continue to support local area programs and services which have included but are not limited to the following: