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10 Year Remembrance

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 marked the most horrific day in the history of the fire profession in the U.S. Three hundred and forty-three FDNY members lost their lives when they rushed to the World Trade Center after two airliners crashed into the Twin Towers. And 10 years after the... [More]

Who Will be Crowned the Worst Governor Ever?

By: Carly Lanning, IAFF Communications and Media Department Fire fighters have lived under some bad governors in the last year or two, but who is the worst? This year has been a tough one for fire fighters as many of our brothers and sisters across the United States have felt the pressures of the ... [More]

Are you ready for Redmond?

Almost 1,500 fire fighters will gather for the IAFF John P. Redmond Symposium and Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference  in New York City - home to one of the largest fire departments in the US. This conference comes at a historic time as the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks... [More]

ALEC parties in New Orleans this week

Earlier this week, we gave you an insider’s guide to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). For several decades the group has developed close-knit relationships with mostly conservative and business moguls to adopt “business-friendly” bills in statehouses across the Unit... [More]

Redmond / Barbera Agenda and Speaker Abstracts!!!

Our John P. Redmond Symposium is now ten days away, and this year it is being held in conjunction with the IAFF’s Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference.   If you haven’t made your reservations or unsure what this year’s Symposium and Conference will offer, we are providing the&... [More]

Your Guide to ALEC

Do you know where your tax dollars are going? In some states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Kansas taxpayer money is being used to support state lawmakers’ membership in the 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Since the late 1970s, AL... [More]

9/11 and the Cancer Report!

  By now, many have heard about or read the recent release of the report, Periodic Review of Scientific and Medical Evidence Related to Cancer for the WTC Health Program.  The Public Health Service Act, which codified the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, requires th... [More]

Fire fighters banned from Facebook at Kansas department

When news broke that one fire department in Kansas banned fire fighters from using Facebook at fire stations, IAFF Facebook fans had a lot to say about the importance of freedom speech. Wichita fire fighters are now under new restrictions on using Facebook, and any employee who violates the departm... [More]

Everybody Loves Redmond

Our 21st John P. Redmond Symposium is right around the corner, and this year it is being held in conjunction with the Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference. Join us and the 1,500 IAFF affiliate leaders and members across the United States and Canada in New York City during the week of August 14-17, wh... [More]

Maine City Debates Home Sprinkler Mandate

Maine’s fourth-largest city is debating whether sprinkler systems should be installed inside new residences.  The controversial issue will be reviewed soon by the South Portland City Council. And it comes as no surprise that local home builders and real estate agents are adamantly opposin... [More]

The Central Falls, RI Dilemma

Central Falls, RI fire fighters are being asked to do the unthinkable. Retired and active duty fire fighters are being asked to give up at least half of their pensions after contributing to the retirement system for years. Police officers are also being affected by what’s now being called &l... [More]

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