Preparing for a Pink October

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466 bills and counting

Jane Blume August 13, 2013 14:57 The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) felt the heat of its critics as they protested the group’s annual convention in Chicago last week. The Center for Media and Democracy has released a new report that identifies 466 ALEC “model bills” that were introduced in state houses across the country in 2013. CMD finds 84 of these “model bills” were passed and pu...
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August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month

Jane Blume August 7, 2013 09:55 Summer is winding down and this is a good opportunity for IAFF members to raise awareness for drowning prevention and safety in their communities. The month of August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month (DIAM). The goal of DIAM is to bring increased attention to drowning that will save lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2005-2009,...
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PSOs: Not Worth the Costs

Combining the roles of fire fighters and police officers undermines public safety. Today, when faced with the pressure to decrease budgets, municipal decision makers may be more easily tempted by the argument that consolidation can cut costs, even if that argument is unfounded. At this year’s IAFF John P. Redmond Symposium on the Occupational Health and Hazards of the Fire Service in conjunction w...
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