• Service all heating systems and all gas-, oil- or coal-burning appliances by a technician annually.
• Install a battery-operated and electric-powered carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911.
• Contact a doctor if you believe you have carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Do not use gas-powered devices such as a generator, grill or stove inside your home, basement or near a near a window or door. Generators should be operated more than 15 feet from the home.
• Do not run any gas-powered motor inside a closed structure, such as a garage.
Some Kendallwood Drive residents were sleeping when they smelled smoke in their Farmington Hills home early Saturday morning, according to fire officials.
They were able to call 911 and escape the one-story home by jumping out of a bedroom window and not sustaining any injuries.
An ongoing electrical issue apparently sparked a Monday morning fire that damaged six SMART buses stationed outside Nankin Transit in Westland.
Westland officials reported on Facebook that the fire department received several reports that multiple buses were on fire in the 32150 Dorsey St. parking area.
We are glad we could participate is so many Drive By Birthdays. Sorry to say as of today, April 30, we discontinuingï¿¼ these requests.
Everyone stay safe, look after each other.
Remember to stay home.
We are all in this together and we will get through it together.
Canton firefighters are investigating a Tuesday night shed fire that spread to a home and then damaged a neighboring residence on Claymore Drive.
Fire Chief Christopher Stoecklein said firefighters were called to the scene northwest of the Sheldon and Warren roads intersection at about 9:33 p.m.
Interior and exterior crews fought the flames.
Gov. Whitmer launches new, first in nation Futures for Frontliners program to offer essential, frontline workers a tuition-free path to community college : Education, labor, business, and workforce leaders join to urge Michigan’s 625,000 COVID-19 essential workers to apply now for tuition-free college
The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union is pleased to announce that two MPFFU members were recently appointed to the State Fire Safety Board by Governor Whitmer. These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Tavis Millerov is a member of L1600-Meridian Township and Brian Talvensaari is a member of L643-Marquette. Congratulations to both of you.
Gov. Whitmer launches new, first in nation Futures for Frontliners program to offer essential, frontline workers a tuition-free path to community college : Education, labor, business, and workforce leaders join to urge Michigan’s 625,000 COVID-19 essential workers to apply now for tuition-free college Read More...
The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union is pleased to announce that two MPFFU members were recently appointed to the State Fire Safety Board by Governor Whitmer. These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Tavis Millerov is a member of L1600-Meridian Township and Brian Talvensaari is a member of L643-Marquette. Congratulations to both of you. Read More...
Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations
in the US and Canada.
Monday Morning Headlines 03/02/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Honor Watch for Brother Pula
Women's History Month
Union Meeting & Information Session 3/3 & 3/4
Collective Bargaining Survey
National Firefighter Ski Races
2021 Scholarship Applications Posted 03/01/21 - New London Fire Fighters
2021 Dr. Wies and John O'Connor Scholarship applications have been posted to the Scholarship page found in the menu above.
Women's History Month | March 2021 03/01/21 - IAFF Local 21
We are all products of our life experiences. Our gender, our religion, our race, our ethnic background, our sexual orientation, where we grew up, along with many other factors, contributes to who we are and what we value. We are often different in many ways from the individuals we work with, side by side, day after day. Our workplaces are characterized by this diversity.
Honor Watch for Lieutenant Richard Pula 03/01/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brother and Sisters,
Honor Watch is a longstanding and solemn tradition for line-of-duty deaths in the fire service. At least two other firefighters will remain with the fallen firefighter's body around the clock on "honor watch" in the days leading up to the funeral. Firefighters are always together, and we never leave anyone behind.
Brother Rich Pula 03/01/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of Retired Lieutenant Rich Pula.
Rich was born on December 1, 1970 and was hired on August 16, 2002. He was promoted to Lieutenant in October of 2010 and retired in July 2018. Rich was diagnosed with Cancer in 2015.
Rich passed away this morning with family and friends at his bed side.
Passing of President Emeritus Raymond D. Shea 02/28/21 - UPFFA
It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we inform the membership that President Emeritus Raymond D. Shea passed away today, please keep the Shea Family in your Thoughts & Prayers.
As soon as we received additional information, we will inform the membership.
Crews called to fire in Springfield on Saturday morning 02/27/21 - IAFF Local 648
Crews called to fire in Springfield on Saturday morning
by: Sofía Hernández Carrillo
Posted: Feb 27, 2021 / 11:34 AM EST / Updated: Feb 27, 2021 / 12:42 PM EST
(Photo Credit: Springfield Fire Department)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews were called to a fire on 539 Nassau Dr.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Roger Beesley 02/26/21 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Roger Beesley.
Captain Beesley started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on December 1st, 1948. He was promoted to Fire Captain on August 1st, 1958.
Captain Beesley retired in the mid 1980's as Captain of Ladder 07 on the B Shift.
Roger passed away at the age of 94.
#VaccinateLivonia 02/26/21 - IAFF Local 1164
We are so grateful to our City of Livonia leadership and employees, our
Livonia Fire & Rescue firefighters and paramedics and our Livonia Police Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers for their support and dedication! Our #VaccinateLivonia initiative would not be possible without them.
Livonia operates city-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic 02/26/21 - IAFF Local 1164
LIVONIA, Mich (WXYZ) — It’s day three of vaccinations at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center, and those with appointments are getting in line to get their shot.
“Oh we’re excited," said Livonia resident Ilene Suchora. "We’re excited. We’ve been waiting for it.
Courtyard by Marriott Structure Fire 02/24/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24th,Local members were dispatched to a smoke investigation at the Courtyard by Marriott near I-25 and County Line Road. The response was upgraded to a working commercial structure fire when crews confirmed there was smoke and fire in the ceiling of the swimming pool room.
Kalispell Ct. House Fire 02/24/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 4:58 p.m. on Monday, February 22nd, Local members along with members from Local 1209 responded to a reported garage fire at 5781 S. Kalispell Court in Centennial. As units were responding, a large plume of black smoke was visible from miles away.
Local 311 Memorial 02/24/21 - IAFF Local 311
In 2020, Fire Fighters Local 311 convened a committee with the goal of planning and constructing a memorial to honor those we have lost in the line of duty over the course of our history.
Community COVID Vaccine Volunteer Opportunity 02/23/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Local 858 Members and F.I.R.E. Members,
Denver Firefighters Local 858 and F.I.R.E. want to continue this great volunteer opportunity. City Council members have been pleased with our participation and would like us to continue to help get the COVID Vaccine out to the public.
Chimney fire at Indian Orchard home 02/22/21 - IAFF Local 648
Chimney fire at Indian Orchard home
by: Tony Fay
Posted: Feb 22, 2021 / 05:38 AM EST / Updated: Feb 22, 2021 / 05:38 AM EST
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield firefighters put out a chimney fire at a home in the city’s Indian Orchard neighborhood early Monday morning.
7th District FIREOPS 101 2021 02/22/21 - IAFF 7th District
The annual 7th District FIREOPS 101 is shceduled and we are taking applications. The date is May 20-21 and the event will be held at the new Boise Fire Department Training Center. This event if for you to assist a policy maker from your jurisdiction to "walk a day in your boots". The spots are limited to 42 so register early.
Powhaton Road Brush Fire 02/21/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 3:24 p.m. on Saturday, February 20th, Local 2086 and 1290 members responded to a grass fire along the west side of Powhaton Road just north of County Line Road. Gusty winds from the approaching cold front were pushing the fire south and west toward homes. Members began initial fire attack from the road while additional units were sent into the neighborhood for structure protection, if needed.
Engineer John Wood Sr. Memorial 02/21/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Saturday morning, February 20th, Local members honored the memory of Engineer John Wood Sr. On February 20, 1981 Engineer Wood was operating a brush truck on the scene of a large wildland fire east of Pine Drive and north of Mainstreet near Parker when he tragically suffered a heart attack and died.
Kit Carson Dr. Garage Fire 02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:33 a.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021, Local members responded to a report of smoke inside the home at 7780 S. Kit Carson Dr. in Centennial. The family safely evacuated without injuries. Members from first arriving Engine 15 reported smoke showing from the eaves and declared a working fire, prompting the dispatch of additional units.
Dallas St. Structure Fire 02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 7:05 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2021, Members from Engine 31 were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 5450 S. Dallas Street. Greenwood Village Police Officers were first to arrive on scene and they encountered heavy smoke inside the residence. The response was upgraded to a working structure fire and additional SMFR resources were dispatched.
Newton St. Structure Fire 02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021, Local members responded to several 911 calls reporting at house on fire at 5112 S. Newton Street in Littleton. First arriving Engine and Medic 11 found a large volume of smoke and fire visible from the front and rear of the home. Members advanced an attack hose line to control the flames and conducted a 360 degree walk around.
Southridge Way Structure Fire 02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:17 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021, Local members responded to several reports of a house fire at 6 Southridge Way in Littleton. First arriving Battalion 2 found a small single-story home with the attached garage fully engulfed. Members deployed an attack hose line and used it to prevent any additional fire damage to the living area.
ChiefVanHeldenRetirement 02/18/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
Congrats Chief Van Helden on your retirement!!! Welcome Chief Fair.
Updates 02/16/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters,
A few updates and reminders:
- Please vote in the Local 30 Election of Officers. Contact Brother Brandon Hugh with any ballot issues. The voting deadline is Monday, March 1st at 12:00pm.
- Please submit any proposals for Bargaining to Secretary John Magee at JLMagee76@gmail.
Our Deepest Sympathies 02/16/21 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of James Tompey, father of Local F-147 member Joe Tompey. Mr. Tompey passed away on Monday, February 9th at Jersey Shore University Medical Center at the age of 75.
Memorial visitation for Mr. Tompey will be on Friday, February 19th from 2-5 with a memorial service being held at 4:30 at the O'Brian Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35 in Wall Township.
Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams 02/16/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams
We have seen an increased rate of fraud and scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Please be aware of fraud:
If someone calls, texts, or emails you or a family member promising access to the vaccine for a fee, you should not share your personal or financial information.
National Firefighter Ski Races 02/16/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
National Fire Fighter Ski Races February 22-25, 2021 in Steamboat Springs
National Firefighter Ski Races is raising money for burn injured firefighters. We’re selling chances to win a snowboard, a Colorado Firehose flag, a metal & wood American flag and a beautiful red fire helmet (pic doesn’t have the cool shield on it yet). Chances to win are $10 each or 3 for $25.
Customer, firefighters use CPR to rescue Livonia man, 57, at car wash 02/13/21 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia police discovered another hero when they were dispatched to a Plymouth Road car wash earlier this month.
According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the 33905 Plymouth Road car wash the afternoon of Jan. 9 because of a medical emergency in progress.
February 23, 2021: 2021 Virtual MDA Boot Camp 02/12/21 - UPFFA
Join us for this year’s 1st and 3rd District VIRTUAL MDA Boot Camp to prepare and plan for 2021
We would love for you to join us for this newly envisioned annual event to kick off the 2021 Fill The Boot Season.
IAFF Center of Excellence Trainings 02/11/21 - PFFNH
IAFF Center of Excellence
has two educational seminars coming up. Learn more below:
Fire Family Dynamics: Promoting Healthy Home Lives on 2/18
Cherry Creek High School Structure Fire 02/09/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Local members responded to a fire at Cherry Creek High School. Security reported a fire alarm activation and found flames inside a bathroom in the East Building. When members arrived, they found students evacuated, positioned apparatus on 3 sides of the building, secured water supplies from hydrants and pulled attack hose lines to the doors.
Cherry Creek State Park Interface Brush Fire 02/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Sunday February 7, 2021 at around 4:10 p.m. Local members responded to a brush fire on the east side of the Cherry Creek State Park reservoir in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived on scene, they found a brush fire with large flame lengths moving quickly as it was being fueled by high wind speeds and dry conditions.
Norfolk St. Car vs House 02/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:58 p.m. on Thursday February 2, 2021, Local members responded to a vehicle collision involving a structure at 8127 S. Norfolk Street in unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found a sedan embedded in the corner of the garage and a free-flowing natural gas leak from the damaged meter.
Monday Morning Headlines 02/08/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning,
Black History Month Installment
COVID Vaccine Reminder
Coffee With Dr. Koval
2021 | SPFD Saint Patrick's Day Apparel 02/07/21 - IAFF Local 21
Online ordering will begin on Monday, February 08 and run for two weeks through Monday, February 22. No pick up option is available for this year and you can expect items to be shipped the week of March 08. It is very important to check the accuracy before you confirm your order as no changes can be made once the order is placed.
GoFundMe | Kyle Evan Tibbs (Lake Johanna Fire) 02/07/21 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 is sending love and support to our Brothers and Sisters of the Lake Johanna Fire Department.
Please consider donating to the GoFundMe for Kyle Evan Tibbs. Thank you.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Tom Duggan 02/05/21 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator and former IAFF Local 21 President, Tom Duggan.
FEO Duggan started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on July 16, 1958. He promoted to FEO in 1972 and served as the President of IAFF Local 21 for one term in the late 1970s.
FEO Duggan retired in the mid to late 1980s driving Engine 07 on the B Shift.