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    • 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
      Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters

      Thursday, December 21st: Last night, in its very last act of legislative business for the year, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to pass legislation to reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs. The bill authorizes the two programs at $750 million each – making $1.5 billion available for staffing, training and equipment for the departments where our members work over the next six years.

      The bill now goes to the president for his signature, and he is expected to sign it, ending a lengthy saga whereby the two programs were threatened with elimination.  

      The IAFF has been working with its friends in Congress for nearly two years to reauthorize AFG and SAFER, which were due to expire on January 2, 2018. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jon Tester (D-MT) led the effort on our behalf in the Senate. In the House, at the very last minute, Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) authored a sister bill to reauthorize AFG and SAFER, but included a new seven-year sunset clause. This is the bill passed by the Senate yesterday and due to be signed into law.

      AFG and SAFER are critical resources for fire departments in every state. We are proud to have been able to win reauthorization for both programs and will work in the coming years to pull out the sunset provision.

      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.

      Wednesday December 20, 2017: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens and IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger made a landmark announcement in St. Louis, MO concerning First Responder Cancer Presumption. As we all know, cancer has taken a toll on our ranks as never before, and the International Association of Fire Fighters, the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters, and the Governor’s office have been working hand in hand to make sure our members and their families are protected as much as possible. We are encouraging our members and their families to look for further information from your MSCFF District Vice President as legislative action develops.  Here is a video of this Press Conference. Please share this link with your co-workers, friends, and family.

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters would like to welcome our newest Affliate Local: Lake City, MO Fire Fighters.  Lake City Fire Fighters protect the individuals that work and reside at the Army Ammunition Production facility, located in Independence, MO. 

      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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      Local 3169 Hosts CPR & Stop the Bleed Programs
      03/31/18 - IAFF Local 3169
      Professional Firefighters of Marion County will be hosting a FREE CPR and Stop the Bleed programs for the community.  Since the most recent tragedies in Las Vegas your Local 3169 felt it was important to host a free CPR and Stop the Bleed program for our community. Saturday, March 31st from 0800-1600 at the MCSO Multi Purpose Building.
      Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet
      03/22/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Gina Galetti Scholarship
      03/21/18 - IAFF Local 42
      The Gina Galetti Scholarship is available through the University of Central Missouri Foundation for an active member of Sigma Kappa social sorority, Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity, a dependent child living with an IAFF Local 42 member in good standing, a graduate of North Kansas City High School, or a current student pursuing a degree at UCM.
      Union Officer Elections Notice
      03/21/18 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands,    A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 21 April 2018 at Crash Station 62 and will commence at 1730 Hours. This will be considered the Elections Meeting for our organization.
      2018 Red Sox Alumni Game
      03/21/18 - IAFF Local 772
      Fawn Hawkinson Is Retiring
      03/21/18 - IAFF Local 21
      County cost of living at almost $90k
      03/21/18 - IAFF Local 3556
      A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute estimates it takes $88,669 annually or $7,389 monthly for a family of four (two adults, two children) to live in El Dorado County. Click to read more.
      100th Anniversary Celebration
      03/21/18 - IAFF Local 42
      03/21/18 - IAFF Local 920
      Great work by Braintree Firefighters (Group 4), March 9, 2018. https://patch.
      MDA Corner Captains
      03/21/18 - IAFF Local 51
      Good evening EPFD, Dates for this year’s MDA have been approved by Chief D’Agostino for May 23rd to May 28th. That gives us approximately 9 weeks to prepare and make this annual event a success. Fire Departments nationwide have been part of MDA for over 60 years.
      Little Structure Fires
      03/21/18 - IAFF Local 4349
      Boot Drive
      03/21/18 - IAFF Local 4349
      Each year the Local 4349 participate in a Boot Drive to raise money to send burn injured children to camp.  This year, Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters raised over $14,000 for this amazing organization.  Thank you for all who participated.
      PFFA Fundraiser
      03/21/18 - Bossier City Firefighters Association
      PFFALA fundraiser In 2012, the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana began conducting a telephone fundraiser that currently continues today.
      Calls to Date
      03/20/18 - Westport Fire Local1802
      Cabot Local 4544 10th Annual Charity Bass Tournament
      03/20/18 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The Cabot Professional Firefighters Assoc. (IAFF Local 4544) is hosting their 10th Annual Charity Bass Tournament SATURDAY, MARCH 31 at Devil's Fork Launch on Greer's Ferry Lake. For information, visit Cabot Firefighters Association Charity Bass Tournament on Facebook @fish4544 or visit www.cabotlocal4544.
      Vassar Avenue Fire
      03/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Only 30 minutes after leaving the house fire on South Chester Circle late Sunday night, South Metro Battalion Chief 61, Engine 61, Medic 61, Medic 611, Tower 32 and Aurora Fire Rescue Battalion 2 & Engine 11 were among multiple units that responded to another house in the 8000 block of East Vassar Avenue.
      Chester Circle Fire
      03/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Just before 9 p.m. on Sunday, Local 2164 members responded to a house fire at 1873 South Chester Circle. First arriving crews encountered dangerous electrical arcing from a transformer and overhead power lines connected to the house. Firefighters were unable to safely operate under the lines until Xcel could de-energize them, so access was made through the backyard fence to fight the fire.
      Country Club Villa Apartment Fire
      03/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      On March 17th, 2018 South Metro Fire Rescue was dispatched to a reported structure fire at the Country Club Villa Apartments, 8823 E. Florida Avenue. Firefighters from Station 61 arrived on scene within minutes and dealt with the situation quickly. One man was examined at the scene, however, no serious injuries were reported.
      Wilkes-Barre Fire Golf Tournament 2018
      03/20/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Hello Everyone,   My name is Shawn Williams.  I am the President of the Wilkes-Barre Fire Dept. Athletic Association.  We are holding our 29th annual fundraising golf tournament.  I am attaching our golf letter and a donation letter.  We would appreciate any consideration you may give.
      3rd Annual Just One Run
      03/20/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      3rd Annual Just One Run -- In Memory of Anthony D. Giurleo Sunday, June 3, 2018 Please join us on Sunday June 3, 2018 at 10:00am for the 3rd Annual Just One Run with a FREE Kids Fun Run at 9:00am. This event will be run in memory of Anthony D.
      Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana Fundraiser
      03/20/18 - PFFA
      Swearing in Ceremony
      03/19/18 - Local 1347
      There will be a swearing in ceremony for the promotions of Captain William Maietta, Lieutenant Ryan Gleason and newly appointed firefighters Mark Fider and Mary Piotrowski. Friday March 23rd, 2018 at 4:00pm The ceremony will be held in the Watertown Savings Bank Room at the Watertown Public Library   All dept members are invited to attend.
      Conrad Cordova Is Retiring
      03/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
      26th Annual Gala Ball - tickets now available!
      03/19/18 - IAFF 323
      March, 2018 - Tickets are now available for the 26th Annual Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society Gala Ball, presented by Scotiabank: When: Saturday, April 14, 2018; Cocktails at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 7:00 pm.
      Williston Job Posting
      03/19/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      CAREER  FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC The Williston Fire Department, a combination career/call Department located in Chittenden County, Vermont, has four (4) full-time openings for the position of Career Firefighter/Paramedic.  These are vacant positions with a July 9, 2018 start date.
      Springfield fire kills 3, injures 4 as people jump to safety
      03/18/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Salmon Slam
      03/18/18 - Franklin Park Firefighters
      A. Michael Mullane Symposium Registration
      03/18/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Campden Place Fire
      03/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon Local 2164 and 2086 members responded to a residential structure fire on Campden Place in Castle Pines. Initially there was no smoke visible on arrival, and then a working fire was discovered on the first floor burning through the exterior wall. Firefighters advanced attack lines inside and quickly controlled the fire.
      Mountain Democrat
      03/16/18 - IAFF Local 3556
      Firefighters host life-saving course. Click to see the whole article.
      IAFF 7th District New Fire Fighter Conference
      03/16/18 - IAFF 7th District
      The office of the 7th District VP is happy to announce the IAFF 7th District New Member Conference is scheduled.  It will be held on May 16-18, 2018 (reception on the evening of the 15th) at the Kennewick, Washington Red Lion.
      St Paddy's Day Parade
      03/16/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Tomorrow is the big day, like Christmas for the Irish and wanna be Irish.  If you would like to meet and march in the parade, meet us in Coors Field Lot A between 8:30-9am and look for the 858 Anitque rig and DFD Rigs.  If you are a PROBY come on out, show in force, let's make the DFD look good, remeber to wear your Class A with hat.
      L4890 Montgomery Twp. Fundraiser
      03/16/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters:   L4890 Montgomery Twp. Will be hosting their 3rd Annual Bocce Tournament Fundraiser. Sponsorship and team openings are still available for this June 9, 2018 event.   Please see the attached documents or follow the link below for more information. https://www.facebook.
      Reynolds Drive Brush Fire
      03/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, South Metro Dispatchers received several 911 reports of a large brush fire along the railroad tracks near Highway 85 and Airport Road in Douglas County. First arriving Engine and Brush 40 found a slow moving brush fire threatening trailers behind 7374 Reynolds Drive.
      Raise a glass
      03/15/18 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
      Raise a glass in memory of Shane Deines @ Berthoud Brewing Company.  March 25th 1200-1700.
      Stop the Bleed Campaign Classes
      03/15/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Please check back periodically as new classes will be added when they become available.  Search for a class: https://cms.bleedingcontrol.org/Class/Search Instructor Portal: https://cms.bleedingcontrol.
      2018 Local 1826 Election
      03/15/18 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, The 2018 Election for the position of Vice President has three candidates; (alphabetical) Bryan Alexander Henry Garcia James Hagie Election times and places: 1. April 23rd, 2018 (Monday), Positano Place at Naples Clubhouse, 12910 Positano Circle, Naples, Fl. 34105. Polls open from 8:00Am-noon. 2.
      FF Kevin Walsh Retires
      03/14/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Firefighter Kevin Walsh Retires The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Firefighter Kevin Walsh of C-4 Aide on his retirement.  Walshy, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
      Cancer and why we fight
      03/14/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
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      City and County Chapter Informational Meetings Scheduled for March 22, 2018
      03/14/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      City and County Chapter Informational Meetings Scheduled for March 22, 2018 City and County Chapter Informational Meetings are scheduled for March 22, 2018 at the Union Hall. The purpose of these meetings will be to discuss concerns, answer questions and accept recommendations for upcoming Collective Bargaining negotiations.
      2018 Elk's Firefighter of the Year
      03/14/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Local 2687 would like to congratulate Captain Hugh O'Callaghan on receiving the Hamden Elk's Firefighter of the Year Award! Hugh was honored during a ceremony on Saturday, March 10th. Congratulations on this well deserved honor.
      42nd Biennial AFFI Convention
      03/13/18 - St. Charles Professional Firefighters Local 3322
      AFFI Members The St. Charles Professional Firefighters Local 3322 has been working diligently to organize a great convention for members throughout the state.  We are excited to announce that details are available to book your stay at the resport, register for the golf outing, purchase apparel and support the convention through various sponsorship packages.
      Memphis Street Fire
      03/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 12:55 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018, 2164 members responded to a reported house fire at 7442 South Memphis Street in Arapahoe County. A neighbor noticed a fire near the back porch, called 911 and didn’t get an answer at the front door. First arriving Engine 42 observed light smoke from the rear of the home and advanced an attack line.
      MVA with Extrication
      03/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Local members responded to a MVA with extrication needed.  http://www.southmetro.
      FF Joseph Toscano Memorial Dedication
      03/12/18 - Local 1347
      Firefighter Joseph Toscano Memorial Dedication is on  March 17th 2018 at 1000hrs.
      March is Tornado Preparedness Month!
      03/12/18 - IAFF Local 2760
      Get ready for a tornado with these easy to remember tips.
      St Patricks Day Parade
      03/11/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good evening members, Next Saturday March 17th is the Annual St. Patricks Day parade in Denver, Local 858 will have the antique rig in the parade and all members are welcome to march along with the Colorado Emerald Society in the front of the parade.
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