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Florida Supreme Court denies Gainesville appeal

Written by Ron Saathoff, director of the Pension Resource Department, International Association of Fire Fighters Gainesville, Florida fire fighters and other public employee unions in the city got a well-deserved victory in the fight to protect worker rights.This week the Florida Supreme Court den... [More]

16th Annual International Burn Camp

      To donate to the IAFF Burn Foundation click the icon. Burn Campers Say Thanks Dear Friends, I want to first start off by thanking you so much for making an opportunity like this possible for me. Everything that you have done has truly been a b... [More]

How 9/11 has changed your job

How has the fire service and the role of fire fighters and EMS personnel changed in the 10 years since 9/11? We asked this question on Facebook and below are some of the comments. We will explore this topic more in the next issue of the International Fire Fighter magazine out next month. You can s... [More]

President’s Plan Will Put Fire Fighters Back to Work

President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act is a step in the right direction to put fire fighters and paramedics back to work and help make communities safer. As a part of his jobs plan, the president has proposed $1 billion in the form of federal grants to municipalities across the country to... [More]

Watching Redmond online

If you couldn’t attend our John P. Redmond Symposium and Dominick Barbera Emergency Medical Services Conference in New York last month, you can watch video of selected speakers and workshops on our coverage page, including the special panel on “Protecting Responders and the 9/11 Health C... [More]

New poll finds most workers unhappy with benefits, promotion

Are you satisfied with your health benefits and chances for job promotion? A new Gallup survey shows most U.S. workers are more dissatisfied with their health benefits and chances for promotion than they were before the economic meltdown. This should come as no surprise to public employees who hav... [More]

President Obama speaks on labor

President Obama spoke to union workers on Labor Day showing his greatest support for the challenges facing the labor movement. See his Labor Day speech in Detroit here. President Obama has been criticized by unions for his administration’s silence on the attacks on public workers and the lab... [More]

FDNY WTC Cancer Study News

Thousands of print and video news articles have now appeared around the world regarding the study released today on the cancer experience of New York City fire fighters and fire officers in relationship to exposures at the World Trade Center on 9/11.  As the IAFF reported, this study clearly sh... [More]

Taking care of yourself while caring for others

Fire fighters and emergency medical personnel are in the business of caring for others and often neglect their own health and safety. This EMS1.com video discusses why first responders should play a more active role in taking care of their health. Nutrition and fitness are essential, and the IAFF h... [More]

Hurricane Irene - Vermont

Our IAFF members have been on the ground in the devastation across the state of Vermont for several days working passionately and heroically, making several rescues in very dangerous swift water and assisting with the relocation of families from cities and towns that have seen unprecedented devastat... [More]

Surviving Hurricane Irene

For the past week, the IAFF has continuously monitored the track of Hurricane Irene, and has provided updates regarding conditions or news affecting our members. Approximately 620 IAFF affiliates were located in this storm’s path.  Additionally, we updated our hurricane information and re... [More]

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