Move Mountains for Loren


  Loren Jewell is a firefighter for Fairfax County, she has a 5 year old daughter, Skylar, and a loving fiancé, Billy LeDrew.  Loren was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor which is pressing on her optic nerve. It needs to be removed as soon as possible to avoid causing blindness. We are rallying behind Loren to help ease the financial burden she will incur with this surgery. Between a mortgage,...
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Endorsements Based on Firefighter Issues, Not Party


There is an election every year in Virginia! As the mailers and video the IAFF has released there are many reasons your Union is supporting Lt. Governor Northam but the best reason is that he supports our issues of pension protection and cancer presumption. He is a veteran from Desert Storm who understands duty, a doctor who understands the risks we take with our health and a man who will listen t...
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2017 Elections - Local 2068 Endorsements

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This is a list of candidates endorsed by Local 2068. These candidates are endorsed based on their support for firefighter issues. Deadline To Request Absentee Ballot By Mail : Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 1700hrs Deadline To Vote By Absentee Ballot In Person: Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 1700hrs Election Day: November 7, 2017 – A-Shift on Duty – Polls Open 0600hrs – 1900hrs  

L2068 Endorsement of Karen Keyes-Gamarra

Fairfax County (VA) Professional Firefighters and Paramedics has endorsed Karen Keys-Gamarra in her candidacy for the special election to the Fairfax County (VA) School Board. The election is Tuesday, August 29th. Vote at your regular polling location. Polls are open from 6 am - 7 pm. Please exercise your constitutional right to vote.    

Line of Duty Death - Ronald Shulga, L0742, Evanston, IL - Cancer


It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Captain Ron Shulga, IAFF 8th District Local, 742, Evanston, IL. Brother Shulga passed away on May 11, 2017 from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The Wake will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 3:00-9:00 pm at the Donnellan Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL. The Visitation Services will be on Friday, May 19, 2017, from...
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Response to Anonymous Complaints of Bullying and Harassment


FAIRFAX, VA - The Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics has a long proud history of working to improve not only the lives of our members and their families but to the citizens and visitors of Fairfax County. Our professional firefighters and paramedics are on duty 24/7 to respond to any type of emergency in and around Fairfax County. This is a profession like no other and a depa...
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FY 2017 Spending Package Includes Funding for SAFER, FIRE Act


IAFF NEWS - Congress has finally passed legislation funding the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017. The bill, which passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate this week and averts a government shutdown, includes $345 million each for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) and Assistance to Firefighters  (FIRE Act) grant programs, equa...
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Fairfax Co. Fire Fighters & Paramedics Response to Overtime Pay News Coverage


Recently, there have been some concerns raised regarding news coverage of overtime within the Fairfax County government specifically the Fire & Rescue Department. We would like to provide you with some clarification and understanding on how the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue staffing model provides safety for our community and all our fire & rescue personnel. There are several key points t...
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IAFF Video Training - Generational Differences in the Workplace


Today there are at least three distinctive generations in the workplace which include: Boomers who are team plaers, love social interaction at work and invest time to work their way up; Gen X-ers who are skeptical, determined to do a good job but also go home and have a life; Millenials that have little patience where if they are not happy they leave. This 10 minute IAFF training video is a quick ...
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John P. Redmond Health and Safety Symposium & Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference


​IAFF members face traditional hazards as well as emerging threats while fighting back against attacks on staffing, fire-based EMS and the resources needed to protect their health and safety. The IAFF remains the leader in every fire fighter safety initiative in the 21st century. The 2017 John P. Redmond Health and Safety Symposium and Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference provides research, new...
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Join the IAFF Fitness Team and Run the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon


The  IAFF  Charitable Foundation Fitness Team invites you to run the Marine Corps Marathon  ( MCM ) on October 22, 2017, to help raise funds to support  IAFF  members and their families when they need it most. As a charity partner for the Marine Corps Marathon, the  IAFF  Foundation has a limited number of race entries available to members who join the   IAF...
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Line of Duty Death - Randy Tureski, L2036, Whitby, ON - Cancer


IAFF LODD - Randy Tureski, L2036, Whitby, ON - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Platoon Chief Randy Tureski, IAFF 13th District Local 2036, Whitby, ON. Brother Tureski passed away on April 27, 2017 from cancer. The visitation will take place on May 1, 2017 and May 2, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West...
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Line of Duty Death - Brett Anderson, L2403, Adams County, CO - Cancer


IAFF Line of Duty Death - Brett Anderson, L2403, Adams County, CO - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Fire Fighter/EMT Brett Anderson, IAFF 9th District Local 2403, Adams County, CO. Brother Anderson passed away on April 22, 2017 from bladder cancer. The visitation will take place on April 27, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 pm at the Crown Hill Mortuary, 777 West 29th A...
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Line Of Duty Death - Matthew Trott, L0904, Casper, WY - Cancer


IAFF Line Of Duty Death - Matthew Trott, L0904, Casper, WY - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Captain Matthew Trott of IAFF 9th District Local 904, Casper, WY. Brother Trott, 46, passed away on April 22, 2017, from pancreatic cancer. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Restoration Church, 411 South Walsh Dr., Casper, WY....
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Federal Fire Fighter Presumptive Disability Back Before Congress


U.S. Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and Mark Takano (D-CA) have reintroduced legislation in Congress to provide presumptive disability coverage for federal fighters suffering from cancer, heart and lung diseases. The bill, H.R. 1884, the Federal Firefighter Fairness Act, is a step forward in the IAFF’s long-standing quest to bring presumptive coverage for occupational cancer and h...
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