One of Santa's little helpers needed some help from firefighters. An Elf on a Shelf fell off a ledge onto a hot lamp and burned its leg. Firefighters decided to use this a teaching moment about safety during the holidays.
The IAFF is well represented on the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) Board of Directors by Assistant to the General President Jim Brinkley (who has been appointed to replace former IAFF senior staff member Lori Moore-Merrell) and Director of Education Matt Vinci, who serves as vice chair of the Commission on Professional Credentialing. All three are attending the CPSE Board meeting this week in Chantilly, Virginia. ... See MoreSee Less
This week, the House of Representatives held a hearing to discuss the merits of expanding Medicare to retired public safety officers. The hearing included direct testimony from Representative Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) on HR 4527, the Expanding Health Care Options for Early Retirees Act. This bill, a fir...
I've heard this is in "Committee," whatever that means. Is the IAFF all over this? Is our union providing input or lobbying? Who are the elected representatives involved? Can we have names to call on them? There has to be more to the story than just this and our Gen. Prez's sound bites.
It will never get past the desk of Moscow Mitch in the Senate.
YES! Please! This is a great idea
Look forward to seeing how this progresses !
Just another thing that will sit on Mitch the Kentucky Swamp Turtle McConnell's desk, along with over 400 other items from the house, when it is sent to the senate. The Turtle hasn't done anything in over 10 years, why start now.
Funny how they never mention the actually numbers. So nobody can figure out what they are actually paid and how much of a raise it actually. Does it reflect a 20% increase in their pension base? Did their health insurance cost consume 18% or this raise?These are important questions that are talked about.
Even with a 20% raise, I bet you they are still underpaid!
wildland Firefighters aren’t even considered Firefighters. Forestry techs. Smh.
Of course she is, it’s a election year😡
How do we thank her
Steven Dann you joined at a great time.
At what concession to the bargaining unit and what cost to the tax payer?
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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
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