District Area Federal Fire Fighters Demand Adequate Radios

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Missouri Local President Killed in Vehicle Accident

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USFA reports 81 firefighter fatalities in 2012

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2 injured in Va. train derail after fuel tank ruptures

The Virginian-Pilot SOUTHHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. — Two railroad employees were injured this morning in a train derailment along General Thomas Highway that included a diesel fuel spill and fire. The derailment, which left one of two CSX locomotives on its side, led to a fire when a fuel tank was punctured, said Maj. Gene Drewery of the Southampton County Sheriff's Office. One of the two inju...
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W.Va. firefighter trainer dies in ATV crash

Mark Doty came from a long line of volunteer firefighters and oversaw the training of more than 18,000 firefighters this year Original link Original author: Staff

Coyotes' hockey coach arranges benefit for Ariz. Hotshots

USA Today GLENDALE, Ariz. — For two summers when he was 18 and 19 years old, Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett would trek up to northern Saskatchewan and set up camp amid the brush and bushes. But this wasn't a vacation from the junior hockey season that had just ended. Tippett had taken a job as a firefighter. "You were up in the bushes for 10 days, and then you came out for five," ......
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Iowa mayor fires entire volunteer fire department

The cut was apparently born out of the fire department's non-compliance with a citywide audit, but the chief says he has "no idea" why the decision was made Original link

Fla. firefighters told not to wear city-purchased pink shirts

WFTV.com MELBOURNE, Fla. — October is breast cancer awareness month, and a number of Melbourne firefighters were planning to show their support for the issue and cancer awareness. Two days ago they got a memo not to wear their pink polo shirts on the job even though they've already been purchased. The chief said firefighters are in the position of protecting lives and property and should...
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Firefighters to make old fire station home for colleagues fighting cancer

When finished, the firefighter house will have three furnished apartments and room for expansion Original link

Fire destroys NY volunteer firefighters' home

Syracuse.com Brewerton, N.Y. — An early morning fire that rekindled from Wednesday has destroyed the home of two volunteer firefighters, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to the 9495 Blaze Path home just after 5:30 p.m. yesterday to battle the initial fire, which began upstairs and destroyed the entire second floor, said Assistant Fire Chief Scott Leavery. Less than 12 hour...
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Deadline for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Is October 3

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Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online

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IAFF Members Among Responders to the Washington Navy Yard Shooting

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Treasury Rejects Labor’s Top Obamacare Demand


Unions initially applauded the signing of the ACA in 2010, pictured here, but implementation of the new law has been a more complicated matter. (Pete Souza / Wikimedia Commons )   On Friday afternoon, following a major labor convention at which many union leaders forcefully advocated revisions in the Obama administration’s interpretations of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Treasury Department r...
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A New Blue-Green Coalition?

It may be difficult to imagine unions and environmentalists burying the hatchet. The high-profile divide over the Keystone XL pipeline is only the latest example of bruising blue and green conflict, fueled by a jobs-vs.-environment push-and-pull. But last week’s AFL-CIO convention, where labor formally embraced new partnerships with the Sierra Club, as well as worker centers and other progressive ...
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