REPLICA legislation continues to compromise EMS care

Seven states have enacted legislation that negativelyaffects EMS jobs and wages. Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Tennessee, Texas,Utah, Virginia and Wyoming have all approved the Recognition of EMS Personnel LicensureInterstate CompAct (REPLICA) over the past year , which poses a serious threat to IAFFaffiliates everywhere, compromises quality care and service to the communitiesthey serve. States such as...
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Youth Firesetting a Growing Public Safety Concern


Two teenaged boys tossed lit matches along the Chimney Tops trail in the Smokey Mountains in Late November. The act resulted in 14 deaths, damaged 2,500 buildings and shut down the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee during the peak of its winter tourism season. In Helena, Montana, three intoxicated 13-year-olds set fire to a high school, resulting in $1 million in damage. These are two examples of stor...
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New Hampshire Members Awarded Liberty Mutual’s Firemark Award

Durham, NH Local 2253 Secretary David Blatchford is the newest IAFF member to be honored with Liberty Mutual’s Firemark Award for his part in a successful three-year campaign to install the first automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in two University of New Hampshire sorority houses – Alpha Xi Delta and Alpha Phi. Original link

Missouri Local President Killed in Vehicle Accident

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District Area Federal Fire Fighters Demand Adequate Radios

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IAFF Members Among Responders to the Washington Navy Yard Shooting

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Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online

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Deadline for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Is October 3

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Solar panel rooftops and fire fighters

It is no secret that the solar industry is booming. Photovoltaic (PV) systems are reportedly being installed every four minutes. The number is only expected to increase with experts predicting that a system will be installed every minute and 28 seconds by 2016. In addition, the U.S. is expected to reach one million cumulative residential solar installations by that time. States like Arizona, Calif...
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Child Burn Survivors Learn to Heal and Thrive With Help of Fire Fighters at the IAFF International Burn Camp

Pat Morrison September 16, 2013 09:51 More than 40 teenage burn survivors from across North America will attend the 18th International Burn Camp  September 21-28 in the Nation’s Capital. The week-long program provides a unique support system for these young burn survivors. No one understands better than the fire fighters who serve as camp counselors that burns leave scars that last a lifetime and ...
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Fighting Back for Detroit

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IAFF Members Likely Affected by Colorado Flooding

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IAFF Affiliates: Prepare to Participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Companies Continue to Drop ALEC

It’s not good for businesses these days to be associated with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Sallie Mae, the nation’s largest student loan lender, became the 50th business to publicly drop its membership in ALEC. ALEC has worked to make the education system a for-profit entity and a Sallie Mae spokesperson said it thought carefully about pulling its membership. “The noise level ...
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Marking the 12th Anniversary of September 11

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