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    • The family of Kansas City, Missouri Battalion Chief Tom Byrne who died in the line of duty after contracting job related cancer after his 30 years of service to the department is hoping to establish a foundation in his name: The Byrne Out Cancer Foundation. 

      Colleen Byrne has submitted a request to Chip-Starter.com for consideration and funding with this foundation.  The focus of this foundation is to provide specialized washer extractors in all the fire stations with the Kansas City Fire Department to help remove toxins from turnout gear.  For more information please click here.



      The Firefighter Cancer Support Network Health and Wellness Symposium will be held in New Orleans at the Hilton Riverside on October 3-5, 2018.  We will have guest speakers from across the United States speaking in reference to cancer prevention, PTSD, legislative issues, fitness and behavorial health.

      The registration fee for this event is $75.00 which includes breakfast and lunch.  Dinner is on your own. Register Online here.  There is a group rate for lodging and it will expire on September 3, 2018.  Event Agenda 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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      Academy Burn Day
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      Engineer Greenwalt Retirement
      09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      On Saturday afternoon family, friends and co-workers of Engineer Bill Greenwalt gathered at Firehouse 38 in Cherry Hills Village to celebrate his retirement. The SMFR Honor Guard presented Engineer Greenwalt with a flag while the Pipes and Drums performed. Thank you for 23 years of service to the community and congratulations on your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
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      Stratford Fire Fighters, Local 998 - Press Release
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      PFFM Quarterly Meeting
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      Friday Update: September 14, 2018
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      September 11, 2001
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      Friday Update: September 7, 2018
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      The family of Kansas City, Missouri Battalion Chief Tom Byrne who died in the line of duty after contracting job related cancer after his 30 years of service to the department is hoping to establish a foundation in his name: The Byrne Out Cancer Foundation.  Colleen Byrne has submitted a request to Chip-Starter.com for consideration and funding with this foundation.
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      Operation Warm Block Party
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      Twin Cities Firefighters Block Party for Operation Warm is back! This year we will be right in front of the Fulton Taproom on 6th Ave. N. with more great music, great food and of course a great cause. CLICK LOGO ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS Your donation helps Operation Warm buy brand new American made coats for kids in your community.
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      09/03/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Click Here To View Schedule / Sign-Up For Nails & Ales Dear Local 21, On September 14th and 15th we have a busy and fun weekend of work for two of our charities, and we need your help to make it a success. St. Paul Oktoberfest is returning to the Schmidt Brewery on Sep. 14th and 15th.  Once again, we've been invited to run Nails and Ales.
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      09/03/18 - IAFF Local 42
      Sisters and Brothers: We would like thank all of our members and especially those members of IAFF Local 42 who have served in union office past and present.
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