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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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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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 Hom...
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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 P...
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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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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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