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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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William Tolley, L0094, New York, NY - Fall at Structure Fire

IAFF LODD - William Tolley, L0094, New York, NY - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Fire Fighter William Tolley of IAFF 1st District Local 94, New York, NY. Brother Tolley, 42, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from a fall when operating at a structure fire. The visitation will take place at the Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home......
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Robert A. Mentrasti, L1586, Greenburgh, NY - Colon Cancer

IAFF LODD - Robert A.  Mentrasti, L1586, Greenburgh, NY - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Robert A. Mentrasti of IAFF District 1 Local 1586, Greenburgh, NY. Brother Mentrasti, 54, passed away on April 14, 2017 from colon cancer. Visitation will be held at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 72 E. Main Street, Elmsford, NY from......
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Former Providence District Supervisor James M. Scott Passes, Age 78

James M. "Jim" Scott, born June 11, 1938, passed away yesterday April 13, 2017. Jim was a well respected figure in Fairfax County politics for his entire career. He was first elected to public office in 1971. He represented the Providence District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1972 to 1986. He left the Board to become Vice Pr...
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VIDEO: A Special 'Thank You' - Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2017

Personnel from the Fairfax County Police and Fire Rescue stopped by the Department of Public Safety Communications to say thanks to call takers and dispatchers for their hard work as part of National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week (April 9-15). A special 'Thank You' to our Fairfax County's dedicated 9-1-1 staff who are there to assist y...
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VIDEO: Grand Opening of the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

IAFF members are twice as likely as the general population to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring addictions. That’s why a treatment center specifically for the fire service is more important now than ever before. The IAFF Center of Excellence provides evidence-based care for addiction and co-occurring disorders, including PTSD, anxiety and depression. Through an ess......
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Local 2068 Battalion Representative Election Results

by Matthew Lopez, Election Chair - First, I would like to thank the members of the committee who came out this afternoon to assist in validating, sorting and counting the over 1,000 ballots received for the 2017 Battalion Representative Election.   The members who deserve special recognition are: John Harris, Clayton "Smoke" Thompson, Kendall Thompson, Tim Walker, Richie Cunningham,......
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Robert Rosenlund, L0018, Vancouver, BC - Cancer

IAFF LODD - Robert Rosenlund,  L0018, Vancouver, BC - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Captain Robert Rosenlund of IAFF District 6 Local 18, Vancouver, BC. Brother Rosenlund, 53, passed away on April 7, 2017 from colon cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, 969 Burrad Street, Vancouve......
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In IAFF Victory, EPA to Study Flame Retardants

IAFF NEWS - After a sustained campaign by the IAFF, and pursuant to passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will study the potential risks of certain flame retardants to human health and the environment. Specifically, the EPA will include flame retardants in the Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster as one of th......
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Arthur O. Peters, II, L0414, Kenosha, WI - Cancer

IAFF LODD - Arthur O. Peters, II, L0414, Kenosha, WI - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Apparatus Operator Arthur Otto Peters, II of IAFF District 5 Local 414, Kenosha, WI. Brother Peters, 57, passed away on April 9, 2017 from throat cancer. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Marina Shores, 302-58th Street (phone 262-675-1166) from 10:......
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Bill to Save the SAFER and FIRE Act Grant Programs Introduced

IAFF NEWS - Legislation to reauthorize the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) and Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE Act) grant programs was introduced this week in the U.S. Senate. S. 829, sponsored by Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Jon Tester (D-MT), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tom Carper (D-DE), would extend the authorization for the both programs through 2023. SAFER and FIRE ar......
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James Jablonsky, L3531, Polk County, FL

IAFF LODD - James Jablonsky, L3531, Polk County, FL - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Captain James Jablonsky of IAFF District 12 Local 3531, Polk City, FL. Brother Jablonsky, 54, passed away from colon cancer on April 6, 2017. The visitation will take place from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at NorthRidge Church, 2250 SR 17, South, Haines Cit......
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Charles R. Gentilcore, L1664, Montgomery County, MD

IAFF LODD - Charles R. Gentilcore, L1664, Montgomery County, MD - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Charles R. Gentilcore of IAFF Local 1664, Montgomery County, MD. Brother Gentilcore, 52, passed away on April 7, 2017 of cardiac arrest. The viewing will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Hom......
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