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Public Assists

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Nebraska Members Hit Hard by FloodingIn the aftermath of the bomb cyclone that swept across Nebraska, bringing blizzard conditions, heavy rain and flooding, at least nine IAFF members’ homes are damaged or destroyed, with more expected as flood waters continue to rise. “Our thoughts are with our members as they continue to respond to calls in the aftermath of this storm while perhaps not knowing the condition of their own homes,” says General President Harold Schaitberger. “The IAFF is offering the full extent of its resources to assist our members.” “The 2nd District team has been reaching out to affiliate leaders to assess membership needs and to provide assistance as quickly as possible,” says 2nd District Vice President Mark Woolbright. “We are already beginning to process disaster reliefapplications and I am encouraging any member who has incurred damage to his or her home to contact me.” Nebraska Professional Fire Fighters Association (NPFFA) President Darren Garrean says, “Because some of our members are currently unable to reach their homes due to the high water, it could be several more days before we know the full impact of this storm on our members.” Meanwhile, the NPFFA continues to provide assistance as needs arise. The eastern side of the state is the hardest hit. Fremont Local 1015, Columbus Local 1575, Norfolk Local 1005 and Omaha Local 385 members are reporting the most damage. In Fremont, flood waters were so high at one point that all the streets entering and leaving the city were impassable. Local 1015 members have been busy rescuing stranded citizens by boat. On Thursday, March 14, a crew of seven were on their way to a rescue when their boat capsized. Members of Local 1015 were in the water for more than 30 minutes before being pulled out by a helicopter. None experienced any serious injuries. The total number of rescues across the state so far is unknown, but there are reports of more than 200 citizen rescues in Douglas County alone, which includes Omaha. “I’m so proud of the professionalism and dedication to duty our members have displayed in the aftermath of this storm,” says Garrean. “Even our affected members have reached out to me asking how they can help.” Meanwhile, the western part of the state experienced blizzard-like conditions. Winds and visibility made it impossible for members to respond to emergency calls until the conditions subsided. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts called the flooding the “most widespread disaster we have had in our state’s history.” Seventy-four cities, 65 counties and four tribal areas have issued emergency declarations. Donate to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. http://bit.ly/IAFFDonate ... See MoreSee Less

Nebraska Members Hit Hard by Flooding

IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger and members of Chicago, IL Local 2 meet mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot this week. The Chicago local has endorsed Lightfoot for the city’s run-off election on Tuesday, April 2. ... See MoreSee Less

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International Association of Fire Fighters

Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association march to City Hall over planned layoffs #UnionStrong

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WATCH LIVE: Firefighters march to City Hall over planned layoffs as result of Prop B pay raises https://abc13.com/5204149/
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Democratic mayor. Remember that.

God be with you all and bless those brave men and women with the what we all know is the right outcome.

I guess not all Democrats support the IAFF! This Mayor needs to go!!!!💩

Teresa Minnix Zach Minnix

Go get em brothers

Where is Joe Biden that supports firefighters?

Wow! When salary increases were approved there didn’t seem to be this negative affect by laying off employees that certainly deserved the wage increase. Must be miss management somewhere.

Fire Fighters Lives Matter

Joe Biden there ??

Go get em boys!

Stand tall fellas!!!!

About time.

❤️ sad I wasn’t able to make it out today, to join the March!

This is just a publicity hack by the Democratic Mayor. These layoffs will somehow never happen and the funding will be found at the last minute. Maybe Harold & Biden can go down there and smooth things over. Or the better idea is to elect a republican mayor that isn’t a socialist and believes in the value of public safety. Most of the stuff that the International pushes out these days is merely BS democratic propaganda.

Marcus Ketner

Screw city hall, march tp the mayors house!!!!

Jim White

Let me guess, your mayor is .... A Democrat??

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Brandy McFarland-Alexander

THIS IS NOT RIGHT. IM SUPPORTING YOU GUYS 100 PERCENT. IF YOU CUT PUBLIC SAFETY, SOMEBODY DIES AND IF THAT HAPPENS, BLAME YOUR MAYOR AND CITY MANAGER. FIREFIGHTERS LIVES MATTER. PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE IAFF. GOD BLESS THE HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT.

Unfortunately it’s more of the same all over!

Recall the mayor

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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

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  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: