IAFF members remembered this week at Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
12. September 2011
Activities for the 25th annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial begins Wednesday, concluding with a memorial service Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. With the tenth remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks still fresh, this year’s fallen fire fighter memorial service wi...
FDNY Unveils Memorial For Members Who Died From 9/11-Related Causes
9. September 2011
On Thursday, September 8, the FDNY unveiled a Memorial Wall at FDNY Headquarters for 55 FDNY members who have died from an occupational illness related to their work at the World Trade Center during and after the September 11th attacks. Individual names of FDNY members who have died since Sept...
President’s Plan Will Put Fire Fighters Back to Work
9. September 2011
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...
Watching Redmond online
9. September 2011
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...
New poll finds most workers unhappy with benefits, promotion
8. September 2011
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...
President Obama speaks on labor
6. September 2011
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...
FDNY WTC Cancer Study News
2. September 2011
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...
Taking care of yourself while caring for others
2. September 2011
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...
Hurricane Irene - Vermont
31. August 2011
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...
Surviving Hurricane Irene
29. August 2011
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...
What first responders should know about Hurricane Irene
26. August 2011
About 65 million Americans on the East Coast will be in the path of Hurricane Irene this weekend. In
At IAFF Headquarters, Patriot Flag Flies in Honor of Those Who Died on September 11 (video)
23. August 2011
The Patriot Flag has been on a remarkable journey over the past year. The 75-pound flag has traveled 110,000 miles and stopped in 183 cities. It made its way outside the IAFF headquarters in Washington, DC on Monday, and you can watch retired FDNY Lt. Joe Torrillo and a survivor of the World Trade ...
10 Year Remembrance
18. August 2011
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...
Who Will be Crowned the Worst Governor Ever?
17. August 2011
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 ...
Are you ready for Redmond?
12. August 2011
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...
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