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      Warrensburg Fire Department Student Resident Program

      The Warrensburg Fire Department Student Resident Program was developed in conjunction with the University of Central Missouri in 1996 to give college students an opportunity to gain work experience, training, and free room and board while going to school.

      The Warrensburg Fire Department provides fire suppression, rescue, first responder, fire prevention, and emergency management services to the citizens and visitors of Warrensburg, MO.  The Fire Department operates out of two fire stations.  Station 1 is located in City Hall at 102 S. Holden St. and Station 2 in located in the Industrial Park at 1550 Corporate Dr.

      Fire suppression, rescue, and first responder activities are provided by three full time shifts that rotate on a 24 hour on duty, 48 hour off duty rotation.  Each shift contains a Battalion Chief and two Engine Companies.  Each Engine Company contains a Captain and two firefighters.  The crews also prepare pre-incident plans for businesses and apartment buildings in the city, conducts training, perform fire hydrant maintenance, and station and vehicle maintenance.  This full-time staff is supported by up to18 part time firefighters and up to 6 student resident/part time firefighters.  This part time staff can respond to larger incidents when requested by on duty personnel.  When full time openings arise in the fire department, they are filled from within the part time staff.  Read more here.


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      The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017, S. 382. Introduced by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the bill’s passage in the Senate brings it one step closer to being the first-of its kind national cancer registry specifically for fire fighters.

      Last September, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed its version of the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, which differs slightly from the Senate-passed bill. As a result, the two chambers will work to reconcile their differences before sending the bill to the president’s desk for his signature.

      The cancer registry will collect detailed data on the occurrence of cancer in fire fighters to assist scientists with specialized information they need for research to help strengthen our understanding of the link between firefighting and cancer, which could potentially lead to better prevention and safety protocols.

      "I sincerely thank the Senate leadership for taking up the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act. I also thank the entire Senate for its unanimous vote bringing us one step closer to delivering this legislation to the president’s desk for his signature,” says General President Harold Schaitberger. “The strength of the vote in each chamber demonstrates the importance of this legislation and the need to better understand cancer within the fire service.”

      The IAFF will continue working with its allies in Congress to produce a final bill in the coming weeks.

      At this week’s MSCFF Presidents Meeting the floor voted to proceed with the MISSOURI PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS plates. Below is a mockup of the plates and the steps for a person to obtain the Missouri Professional Firefighter plates. This applies to any applicant after the plates go into production.

      1. To be eligible to apply for the plates you must meet at least one of the following requirements:
      • You are currently a member of the IAFF in good standing
      • You are an Active Retiree of the IAFF
      • You are a former member of the IAFF who has left in Good Standing (this would include former members who have Retired from or Promoted out of the IAFF)

      The applicant makes a $25 donation to the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters Community Action Fund. This donation goes to the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters and not to DOR.

      Please mail a check or money order to –

      MSCFF Action Fund

      6320 Manchester Ave. Suite 42 c/o Sherwood Smith

      Kansas City, MO 64133

      1. Upon receipt of your check, the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will issue you a completed Emblem Use Authorization Statement (EUAS) to the applicant as proof of donation.
      2. The applicant will complete an Application for Missouri Personalized and Special License Plates (Form 1716PDF Document) (if you are not able to print form 1716, we will send one to you) listing their personalized license plate configuration(s).
        1. The plates will only be available in personalized configurations.
        2. “Professional Firefighter” will be added to the application once production begins. For the first 200 it will need to be noted in the “other” box.
      3. Applicant will submit the completed 1716 form along with the EUAS from the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters and a $15 specialty plate fee to any local license office or by mail to the central office in Jefferson City for processing.
        1. The $15 specialty plate fee is paid to DOR for cost of producing of the plate.
      4. After review of the personalized configuration by DOR the plate will be ordered for manufacturing.
      5. Upon completion plates will be mailed to the applicant’s local license office and notice will be mailed to the applicant by DOR.
      6. Applicant will visit the license office and register the plate to their vehicle and pay any applicable registration fees.

      Brothers and Sisters, please remember that these license plates not only tell the story of your training and sacrifice, but you should also know that the $25.00 cost goes toward helping to advance the enhancement of safety issues and working conditions of Missouri’s First Responders while also helping us better serve the communities in which we live and work. Also, these plates are available for your immediate family members. And one last point, in most circumstances the cost of these plates may be tax deductible (please consult your tax preparer for details). If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or text me 816.536.2662 or reply to this email.

      In solidarity,

      Sherwood L. Smith
      President
      Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters

      On Monday, March 6th Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) addressed the attendees at the International Association of Fire Fighters Legislative Conference.  Senator McCaskill is very supportive of continuing to fund Fire Grants, Cancer Presumptive Laws and Collective Barganing Rights for Hours, Wages and Working Conditions. 

      During our visit to the US Capitol on Tuesday, March 7th, Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters President Sherwood Smith and IAFF Local 42 Secretary-Treasurer Tim Dupin visite with Senator McCaskill to discuss the IAFF Legislative Agenda for 2017 and ask for her support on the key issues that we are striving to continue to have funded for SAFER Grants, the FIRE ACT and more.  For more on this please read the article that appeared in the Lee's Summit Tribune here.

      An article was featured on February 26th in the Kansas City Star highlighting the increase in cancer related deaths in Firefighters across North America.  Here in Missouri families are faced with fighting for workers' compensation benefits after their loved ones have died and the our government acknowledges are presumptively job related due to the exposure of carcinogens that firefighters are exposed to throughout their careers.  Read the entire article here.


      What's New at MSCFF

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets. 

      This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.  We will soon provide all registered members a link to download the Mobile App via Google Play or iTunes Store thru our website Email system.

      If you are not currently a registered member we would like to encourage you to visit our website and register.  Once you have been approved you will have complete access to the latest information regarding Fire Fighter Issues within Missouri right in the palm of your hand.  Please allow 24 to 48 hours to be approved once you have registered.  

      Once you download the Mobile App, you will log into the application with the same User Name and Password that you established to access the MSCFF website.  From that point forward each time you launch the Mobile App you are already logged in and can access the Members Only Section of the website via the Mobile App.

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      Scranton L0060 Clam Bake
      07/22/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      All IAFF members and immediate family are invited to the Scranton L0060 Clam bake on August 26, 2018. Please see the attached flier for more infomation.
      Member Ratification
      07/22/18 - IAFF Local #1945
      Dear Members of Local 1945, The Union has completed the ratification voting for the 2019-2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement.  We are pleased to announce that the members of the Bargaining Unit voted unanimously in favor of ratification with 100% of voting members voting to ratify the agreement.
      Br.Clark Douglas
      07/22/18 - IAFF Local 274
      Clark William Douglass – 1964-2018 Clark William Douglass, 53, of White Plains, NY died on July 21, 2018. Clark was born on December 25, 1964 in White Plains, to John and Patricia Douglass. Clark was a first responder at 911 and recently retired from his position as Lieutenant from the White Plains Fire Department where he served for more than 30 years.
      FFFCF Gear Now Available
      07/22/18 - IAFF Local 1426
      Help support the Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation by sporting some of our gear. Click on the link provided to order your 2018 FFFCF t-shirts and sweatshirts. Men's and Women's sizes available. Pay online and your order will be delivered right to your home. This campaign will run through August 15th 2018 and the shirts will be shipped a few weeks after the close of the campaign. ORDER YOURS TODAY!!! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/fairfield-fire-dept-iaff-local-1426-charitable-foundation.
      F.I.R.E Cancer Foundation Golf Tournament
      07/20/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Workout Gear
      07/20/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Work out apparel is in and ready for you to pick up at Station 23. It’s sorted by shift and has your name on the green tape.  There is also a packing slip inside your bag. PLEASE CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOUR ORDER IS ACCURATE. If not, please contact Mark O’Dell.
      Friday July 20, 2018 FRIDAY UPDATE
      07/20/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      July Minutes Uploaded
      07/20/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      JULY MINUTES UPLOADED Go to Member resources under meeting minutes
      StepUp Is Close
      07/20/18 - Sioux Falls Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 814
      Only eight weeks until Step Up for Heroes! It's time to register! Check out some of the highlights from last year. Sign Up to Step Up at http://bit.ly/StepUpSiouxFalls.  Questions? Contact us at events@stepupforheroes.
      Otero Ave Natural Gas Fire
      07/19/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 12:50 p.m. on Thursday July 19th, Local 2164 members responded to an accident involving a trenching tractor in a neighborhood under construction at 15895 E. Otero Avenue. The workers called 911 and reported that they struck a natural gas line underground, which burst into flames.
      2018 IAFF Local 42 Golf Tournament
      07/19/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Download Registration Form here. Download Golf Sponsorship Form here.
      Firefighters Poker Run
      07/19/18 - IAFF Local 2866
      Preregistration for the Fayetteville Firefighters Poker Run during Bikes, Blues and BBQ is now open. Everyone who preregisters will be guaranteed a poker run t-shirt. All proceeds go to various charities and benefits for the Fayetteville Firefighters.  Click here to sign up.
      Breast Cancer Awarness Shirts
      07/19/18 - IAFF Local 2866
      The Fayetteville Firefighters Local 2866 has started it Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. You can help support us by purchasing one of our Awareness shirts by clicking on the Local 2866 Store on the left side of the webpage. The money raised from the sales of the shirts will go to help support the Washington Regional Cancer Support House. Shirts are $25 plus shipping.
      Celebrating...Mike Camelo Jr. Back Yard Steak Out
      07/19/18 - IAFF 1826
      2018 August 7th Primary Election Ballot
      07/18/18 - IAFF Local 42
      View the 2017 August Primary Ballot here.
      Chisolm Trail RV
      07/18/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention IAFF Local 244 Members: The New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association and Chisolm Trail RV have partnered to bring exclusive pricing to IAFF members statewide for their Travel Trailer, RV or service needs. Owner Erin Chisolm can be reached at (619) 410-2440 for more info.
      FF William Newton
      07/17/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 sadly announces the passing of Retired FF William Newton. William passed away today July 16, 2018. William served MDFR for 34 years. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. William is the father of Capt. John Newton who is currently with MDFR.
      LOOKING FOR SUPPORT FOR SOLIDARITY RALLY
      07/17/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, Looking for a show of support at the Solidarity Rally & March for National Grid's Locked Out Gas Workers (4PM on Wednesday 7/18 @ Boston City Hall Plaza). If you can attend, please wear a Local 30 shirt if possible. The President of National Grid's 12003 Gas Workers is Joe Kirylo, the father of Cambridge Firefighters Local 30 Member Gregory Kirylo.
      18th District Court Judge Endorsement
      07/17/18 - IAFF Local 135
       The Wichita Firefighters L135 Fire Pac is endorsing David Lowden for the 18th District Diviion 17 Court Judge in Sedgwick County.  David came to us wanting our endorsement. Charles Helm, Jerimiah Toothaker and I met with him and wanted to know our thought and why he wanted our support. He has worked in the DA's office for the last 26 years.
      CalFire LODD
      07/16/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      IAFF Center of Excellence
      07/16/18 - Charlotte Firefighters Association
      The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a treatment facility for IAFF members who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges. Click the following link for more information: https://youtu.
      59th Annual Gillette Children's Carnival
      07/16/18 - IAFF Local 21
      This is a reminder that the Gillette Carnival is this Wednesday, July 18th with set up starting at 9:00 am with the carnival running from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Please refer to the attached documents for free parking that will be provided at the event.
      C470 RV Fire
      07/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 6:30 a.m. on Sunday July 15th, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a RV fire in the eastbound lanes of C-470 just east of the Broadway overpass. A large... plume of black smoke was visible for miles and when crews arrived they found the RV fully engulfed with flames. Engine 16 and Tower 18 used 2 hose lines to control the flames.
      Local 1014 Friday update
      07/13/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      2018 Golf Tournament
      07/13/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Amazing Mentor Spotlight Interview with Sally A. Casazza
      07/13/18 - Toy Program
      See full article here. By Ashley Lin, Adult Spotlight Interviewer and Nonfiction Editor The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program is the largest firefighter toy give-away in the United States. Imagine when you went to school one day, there was a fire at your house. All your possessions are gone, including that special teddy bear you’ve had ever since you were a baby.
      Structure Fire 7-11-18
      07/13/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Hamden Fire Department 2372 Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT 06518 203-407-5880 David A. Berardesca Chief of Department Release: 18-004 Date: July 12, 2018 Contact: Brian Dolan, Fire Marshal 203-407-3182 On Wednesday July 11, at (7:44) p.m. the Hamden Fire Department was dispatched to a reported appliance fire, located at 768 Pine Rock Avenue.
      STACHE STRONG
      07/13/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
      Since 2006, when The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund was founded, I have had the honor and privledge of meeting countless outstanding individuals.
      I-25 Commercial Carrier Fire
      07/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Just after 5 p.m. on July 10th a semi traveling southbound on Interstate 25 between Arapahoe Road and Dry Creek Road made a hard stop in traffic; a bale of hay on the trailer came loose and made contact with an exhaust pipe. The bale of hay immediately ignited and quickly spread into the truck and stacks of hay. Thankfully the driver escaped without injuries.
      December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA & Rhode Island Health & Safety Seminar
      07/11/18 - UPFFA
      Victory! Fire Fighter Cancer Registry Act Signed Into Law
      07/11/18 - IAFF Local 3556
      Victory! Fire Fighter Cancer Registry Act Signed Into Law Culminating more than two years of intense lobbying and hard work by the IAFF and its leadership, President Donald Trump has signed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018 (H.R. 931) into law.
      Rally for National Grid workers
      07/10/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Thanks to all our members who showed their support to Nation Grid Local 12003 & Local 12012 at today's rally at City Hall Plaza and the State House
      Paoli Way Structure Fire
      07/10/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 1:14 a.m. on Tuesday July 10th, Local 2164 members responded to a reported house fire at 17326 Paoli Way in Parker. When crews arrived, they observed a haze of smoke in the air and stretched an attack hose line to the rear of the home. A smoldering deck fire was discovered and quickly extinguished.
      Union Meeting
      07/10/18 - IAFF Local 2446
      Union Meeting July 17 ,2018 7PM union office venue could change to station one in order to get a quarum. Topic for discussion will be wages and benifits for contract negotiations. Member input is welcomed.
      NE Golf tournament
      07/10/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Luzerne Co. L0840 is hosting the annual North East golf tournament on September 5, 2018 at Sand Springs Country Club 10 Clubhouse Dr, Drum PA. 10:00 AM shotgun start. $95 per golfer.
      August 20th Delegate Meeting and Election
      07/10/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      At the CPFF Annual Meeting a Trustee position was vacated that will need to be filled for the remainder of the term.
      A Thank You
      07/09/18 - Sioux Falls Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 814
      I am Bryce Barnard the Executive Director at Huether Family Match Pointe.  I personally wanted to Thank You and acknowledge that we did indeed receive the check/donation for the AED and have purchased it and have it up in our facility.  Kirk Rangel was nice enough to come by and train us in on it so we are in a much safer place when it comes to what an AED provides.
      Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
      07/09/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted this month (July 2018) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in July 2018.
      Celebration Of Life for Lt. Dennis Whitlock
      07/09/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 sadly announce the passing of Retired Lt.Dennis Whitlock. Dennis passed away on July 7, 2018 he was 60. He served MDFR from 4/22/96 to 12/09/13. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May he R.I.P.
      LOCAL 21 Grey Polo Shirts
      07/08/18 - IAFF Local 21
      IAFF LOCAL 21 Grey Polo Shirts, LIMITED QUANTITIES $45.
      2019 Group Calendars and Important Updates
      07/07/18 - International Association of Firefighters
      Group Calendars for 2019 are now available under the header of "2019 Group Calendars" in the Member Home section of the website. Calendars must be printed in color to be viewed properly.
      Parker Road MVA
      07/07/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 12:09 p.m. on Friday July 6th, Local 2164 members responded to a traffic collision at South Parker Road and J Morgan Boulevard in Parker. 911 callers reported a commercial vehicle had flipped over and people were trapped. When crews arrived they found a delivery truck on its wheels after rolling over, a sedan with significant frontend damage and a large fuel spill.
      Powhaton Brush Fire
      07/06/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Local 2164 members assisted our partners at Local 1290 with a 9 acre brush fire in Southlands on July 4th. The fire burned in open space near Orchard Road and Powhaton Road around 3 p.m. Although a neighborhood was nearby, no homes were threatened. Aurora and South Metro respond together on a regular basis along our district borders to provide the best service possible.
      South Curtis Interface Fire
      07/06/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 2:15 pm on July 4th, Local 2086 and 2164 members were dispatched to a report of a small grass fire threatening a home at 5607 S. Curtice Street. First arriving Engine 11 sized-up a fast moving small vegetation fire in the backyard and open field behind the address with nearby structures threatened.
      2018 Resolutions
      07/06/18 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters,   The Principle officers for the Arkansas Professional Firefighters recently attended the IAFF District 14 Convention held in Orange Beach, Alabama.  While at the event the delegation reviewed the resolutions that will be voted on at the upcoming IAFF convention in Seattle, Washington.
      IAFF Center of Excellence
      07/06/18 - OSFFC
      With the July 4th holiday here, Ihere is the IAFF Center of Excellence for behavorial health treatment and recovery.   Our 1-800 # for any IAFF member emergencies that may come up. It's fully staffed 24/7 and can support same day admissions if need be: 844-439-8445
      Red Cross - "Sound The Alarm"
      07/06/18 - IAFF Local 740
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