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Missing the Mark

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker isn’t the only politician getting a failing grade from some voters this week. Florida’s Governor Rick Scott isn’t getting high marks in his state either. Union leaders issued a performance evaluation of Scott’s first 100 days in office. He r... [More]

Deadliest Jobs

We know you risk your lives every day to save others. The Daily Beast has released the 20 riskiest jobs in America and fire fighters ranked second. Fishermen topped the list. Airplane pilots, police officers and loggers round out the top five. Hopefully, those politicians who try to strip collec... [More]

Grading Governor Scott Walker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has completed his first 100 days in office. Local media outlets such as ABC 27 in Madison and NBC affiliate WEAU are marking the governor’s short and controversial stint in office by asking viewers what grade they would give him. Governor Walker gives himself ... [More]

Recipes from the Fire House Chef

Here are two soup recipes selected from the Firehouse Chef web site and the IAFF Menu Planner that will make you say ‘mmmm good.’ From the Firehouse Chef Cheddar-Potato Bake Ingredients • 1 can (10 3/4 oz) Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup • 1/3 cup sour cream or plain yog... [More]

Seeking Layoff Help

Union Plus has created a web page for union members who have been laid off the job. You’ll find information about job less grants, furlough grants, strike grants and much more. Go to this link for more information. Also, make sure you check out the IAFF’s Job Center for updates too. ... [More]

DC Fire Chief on Rebranding Kick

DC fire fighters are unhappy with a plan that would ban them from wearing anything that says District of Columbia Fire Department. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Service Chief Ken Ellerbe said he wants to make EMS more prominent in the banner. He is now requiring fire fighters to wear uniforms, t-sh... [More]

Florida Fire Fighters Face Big Test

Florida governor Rick Scott’s performance ratings are sinking into the toilet.A new poll released by Quinnipiac University finds 48 percent of 1,499 registered voters polled disapproved of Scott’s performance during his first three months in office, compared with 35 percent of voters who... [More]

The Real Kingmaker

As the 2012 presidential cycle gears up, some Republican candidates are turning to an opponent of fire fighters to help boost their appeal among conservative voters.Read this story in Politico about potential presidential candidates seeking an endorsement from New Jersey’s pension busting Gove... [More]

What Unions Mean for America’s Middle Class

How can America build a stronger middle class? A new report says the answer lies within a solid labor movement.The Center for American Progress Action Fund, a think tank based out of Washington, DC, finds unions make the middle class strong by giving workers a voice in the workplace and in the polit... [More]

Recipes from the Fire House Chef

Here are two recipes selected from the Firehouse Chef web site and the IAFF Menu Planner that will make you say ‘mmmm good.’ From the Firehouse ChefSouthern Style Fried Fish Fish Fillets (crappie,bass,walleye,etc.) •   Yellow Corn Meal Flour Cooking Oil (canola, corn,... [More]

DOL Publishes Final Regulations on Some FLSA Provisions

 Today the Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulations on a series of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issues, some of which apply to fire fighters.  Going back to July 2008, the Bush Administration DOL had issued a "Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" - an NPRM - that sought to unwind some imp... [More]

Are You Ready to Fight?

The IAFF continues to fight the outlandish political attacks on fire fighters’ benefits and pensions. General President Harold Schaitberger appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews April 1. He told interviewer Chuck Todd that the IAFF supports any political candidate that supports fire fighte... [More]

Not Backing Down

IAFF affiliates are standing up to the political shenanigans that are threatening their rights, benefits and retirement security. The Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters, Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona, Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire, Michigan Professional Fire Fighte... [More]

A lesson in leadership

As Women’s History Month winds down, the Frontline Blog speaks with New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association president Emily Kane about her thoughts on fire fighting, leadership and the challenges facing the fire profession today. Kane, a 20 plus year veteran, is the only female st... [More]

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