IAFF Urges Congress to Support Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

General President Harold Schaitberger joined members of Congress May 17 at a press conference to promote legislation establishing a national fire fighter cancer registry. The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act (H.R. 4625 / S. 2799) would allow novel research on cancer in fire fighters by providing scientists with new data. “It sometimes surprises people when I tell them that the most dangerous threat to the health...

IAFF Develops National Database to Address Youth Firesetting

Each year, youth firesetting leads to an alarming number of injuries, deaths and property damage. To address this growing and overlooked problem, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) initiated the Youth Firesetting Information Repository and Evaluation System (YFIRES) to serve as a national database, as well as a resource at the local level, for developing intervention programs and other efforts to reduce youth firesetting.According to the National...

Prince George's MD Local 1619 Suffers a Line of Duty...

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is mourning the death of one of our own and praying for the best of a second member.  Firefighter/Medic John E. Ulmschneider was shot and killed while on a call Friday evening.  A Morningside Volunteer Firefighter, Kevin Swain, was shot multiple times and at last check was undergoing surgery.At around 7:30...

Senator Bernie Sanders Passionate Speech to Fire Fighters video

SEN BERNIE SANDERS (D-VT) speech at the IAFF 2015 Presidential Forum last year. With the elections upon us we felt it was important to repost the remaining candidates who spoke to the Fire Fighters. Please review the videos from Cruz, Rubio and Sanders and post your comments below. The 2015 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference included one of the nation’s first...
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Fairfax County: Supervisors Review Use of Force Guidelines - Virginia Connection Newspapers

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Firehouse Subs to donate sales to firefighter with cancer Saturday...

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Central Fire board votes to cut firefighters' pay, make them...

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Attorney: Akron discriminating against black firefighters - Akron Beacon Journal

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IAFF Local 279, and Auxiliary, to Host Annual Charity Ball...

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