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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
      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.

      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.


      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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      SAVE THE DATE
      05/21/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Hamden Tornado 5-15-18
      05/20/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      TORNADO STRIKE IN HAMDEN- 5/15/18 HAMDEN — After a tornado tore through Hamden Tuesday, leaving destruction it its path, the town needed to utilize the fire department’s two all-terrain vehicles.
      Memorial Sunday
      05/20/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
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      05/20/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      We are looking for a member or members that have experience in web design. The local wants to improve our webpage and need your help.  Thanks Please contact Gabe Nemeth  305-281-1184 cell Gabe.nemeth@local1403.
      Kitchen Fire on Reichert Circle
      05/20/18 - IAFF Local 1081
      At 2:17pm on May 14th the Westport Fire Department was dispatched to a report of an appliance fire at a home on Reichert Circle. The Fire Department responded with 2 engines, 1 ladder truck, and the shift commander. The first arriving unit arrived and reported a smoke condition in the home due a fire in the kitchen.
      Extrication on I-95
      05/20/18 - IAFF Local 1081
      On April 29th, The Westport Fire Department was dispatched to I 95 Southbound between exits 18 and 17 for a report of a motor vehicle accident. The initial dispatch was for Engine 5, Rescue 3 and the Shift Commander. Engine 5 arrived and found two vehicles that were involved, both sustaining damage and that the driver of one of the vehicles was trapped in his car.
      Drone footage shows challenges of Clark Fork River rescue (video)
      05/19/18 - IAFF Local 271
      MISSOULA - Drone video provided by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office shows the dangers and challenges that first responders faced while rescuing a handful of homeless people from their camp in the middle of the Clark Fork River on Thursday.
      Missoula Floods - Missoula Fire Department's Swiftwater Rescue Team
      05/19/18 - IAFF Local 271
      KPAX MISSOULA - When you think of firefighters there's the image of brave men and women pressing their way into a raging inferno extinguishing a blaze and saving people.  But in Missoula -- and especially this time of the year -- the most demanding calls for help have nothing to do with fire, and everything to do with water.
      Collective Bargaining Bill
      05/19/18 - IAFF Local 274
      Senate Introduces Collective Bargaining Bill for Fire Fighters  The Public Safety Employer Employee Cooperation Act of 2018 has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) as S. 2845, marking a crucial next step in the IAFF’s continued commitment to provide basic collective bargaining rights for all members.
      2018 GREATER BINGHAMTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BRIDGE RUN
      05/19/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
      A HUGE "THANK YOU" to The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce for selecting The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund as this year's CHARITY PARTNER for the 2018 Binghamton Bridge Run. On May 15, 2018, Chamber C.E.O. and President of The Chamber, Jennifer Conway presented a $2,000. check to R.P.F.F.C.F. President William Newland.
      FCSN Health and Wellness Symposium
      05/17/18 - PFFA
      Greenville Firefighters endorse Home Fire Sprinkler Day on May 19, 2018
      05/17/18 - Greenville Professional Firefighters
      “Every year, the majority of fire deaths in North America happen in the home,” says Lt. Steve Thompson of Greenville Professional Firefighters Local 1976. “Simply put, that’s unacceptable. There is a solution and it starts with the State Legislature and local support.
      2018 DFFA Burn Fund Golf Outing - August 24, 2018
      05/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      2018 Nashville Fire Fighters Charity Golf Tournament
      05/17/18 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
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      Breakfast with Chief Perez
      05/17/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      Breakfast at Station 30 with Chief Perez
      Fishing Tournament
      05/17/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      Broward County Firefighters Benevolent Associations fishing tournament
      Local 76 Golf Tournament 2018
      05/16/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
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      East Whiteland L4551 Inaugural Golf Outing
      05/16/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
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      2018 Local 34 Arkansas Children's Hospital Golf Tournament
      05/16/18 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brothers and sisters, Just a reminder about the 26th Annual Local 34/Arkansas Children's Hospital Burn Center Golf Tournament. Attached is the registration information. Spots are filling up, so get your team together. Also, if anyone knows of a local business that may be interested in being a sponsor, contact me at (501)772-5034. Fraternally, Joe Cuffel Local 34 Vice President (501)772-5034
      MSCFF NEW Mobile App
      05/15/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      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.
      Kansas City Historical Society Raffle
      05/15/18 - IAFF Local 42
      NCPERS Executive Board Members
      05/15/18 - UPFFA
      KC Chiefs Season Tickets Offer
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      Kansas City Historical Society Raffle
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      Brookline Firefighters Fight For Air Climb
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      Mike Donahue Retirement Luncheon
      05/14/18 - International Association of Firefighters
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      LYRICS CHAMPS (SHARING FOR SOMERVILLE FIRE)
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      Fire Wives Social
      05/14/18 - IAFF Local 3169
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      St. Pat's T-shirt Fund awarded
      05/14/18 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Our St. Pat's T-shirt fund was awarded to the Escarra Family. The amount was $6447.66, please read a message from the Escarra Family and see attachment: Jeff, It was great seeing you. Bellow is a thank you to all the union members. Thank you, I can't believe it's been five months since we came to Boston for my daughter's surgery.
      District 6, LAFD, DVP/Assistant DVP Nominations
      05/14/18 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 District 6, LAFD, Members, Nominations for the positions of DVP and DVP Assistant for District 6 will be accepted at the Local 1826 Bi-Monthly meeting on June 28th, 2018. Meeting starts at 6:30PM at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, 15924 Air Cargo Lane, Ft. Myers, Fl.
      Lieutenant Promotion
      05/14/18 - IAFF Local 801
      Congratulations go out to the DFD's newest Lieutenant, Jon DeJoseph!  Jon took the unusual route of being promoted to Fire Lieutenant after he has served as a Deputy Fire Marshal for the past several years.  Jon has also served as a past Local 801 Treasurer.  Jon was sworn in as Fire Lieutenant in a ceremony at City Hall on May 3, 2018.  LT.
      Rafa
      05/13/18 - IAFF Local 51
      Fellow Brother and Sisters, If you have not seen or heard, one of our own,  Lt Rafael "Rafa" Rodriguez is battling cancer once again.  For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting or working with Lt. Rodriguez, let me introduce him to you.  Rafael Rodriguez has been serving the department and his community for over 18 years.
      Kippels / Barkley Retirement Events
      05/12/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Lone Tree Plane Crash
      05/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
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      2018 lLEGISLATIVE SUMMARY
      05/12/18 - UPFFA
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      Burlington L3044 MDA Pub Crawl
      05/12/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
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      05/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
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      Trustee #6 Election
      05/11/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
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      NYSPFFA Legislative Agenda
      05/11/18 - IAFF Local 274
      Watch NYSPFFA’s New Legislative Update from President Sam Fresina Share this: Share POSTED MAY 4TH, 2018 BY ADMIN IN NYSPFFA_NEWS Comments are closed.
      2018 Connecticut Legislative Session
      05/11/18 - UPFFA
      The 2018 Connecticut Legislative Session ended Wednesday, May 9th at midnight. I want to thank Rick Hart, Director of Legislative Affairs for another great job representing Connecticut's Fire Fighters at the State Capitol during this session.
      General Membership / Insurance Meeting
      05/11/18 - IAFF local 1289
      June 14th & 15th 2018 8 am General Membership meeting .....9am discussion on Insurance Location: Michaels Pizza Bar and Grill 500 N. Carpenter Modesto CA
      Congratulations to newly appointed Local 1826 Parlimentarian, Bobby Barr
      05/11/18 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Congratulations to Bobby Barr, DVP for Pine Island, for his appointment to be Local 1826"s new Parlimentarian. A special thanks to Henry Garcia for his participation as our outgoing Parlimentarian due to his election as our new Vice President.
      2018 L-21 Memorial Service
      05/10/18 - IAFF Local 21
      The Memorial Day Observance is on Saturday, 5/28, 0830 at Calvary Cemetery.  All attendees are invited to breakfast afterwards at the Coffee Cup at Rice and Arlington.  I also have 20 free Twins tickets from the Salvation Army for ringing bells during the Holiday Season.  They are first come, first served for Tuesday, May 22nd, 710pm vs Detroit.
      Saint Paul Fire Is Hiring
      05/10/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Old Sta 3 Restoration Update
      05/09/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      First work day for Sta 3 restoration has been scheduled. Below is the information provided by Chief Ken Jones: Monday:  21 May 10:00 hrs. Work on sanding and spackle the walls, cleaning the wall prior to painting and scrapping the paint off the bricks.
      2018 7th District Scholarships Awarded
      05/09/18 - IAFF 7th District
      The annual 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarships have been awarded.  This year there wer 47 applicants that were all sensational in academics and writing skills.  The winners of $750 scholarships are Kai Parkinson, son of Summer Parkinson of Local 2878 (Eastside FireFighters) and Reagan Wells, son of David Wells of Local 1828 (Snohomish 1 FF's).
      SEIU Local 1 Jobs Rally
      05/09/18 - IAFF Local 42
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