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2011 News Archives

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December 2011

Congress Increases Funding for USAR Teams -  December 21, 2011 more

Get Ready to Apply for a 2011 SAFER Grant -  December 20, 2011 more

IAFF Scores Huge Congressional Victory -  December 17, 2011 more

AT&T Union Discounts Offer Savings and Solidarity -  December 7, 2011 more

IAFF Has Gifts for Everyone on Your List -  December 5, 2011 more

Remember the Worcester 6: 12 Years Later -  December 2, 2011 more

November 2011

NIST and USFA Issue Report on SCBA Facepiece Lenses and Thermal Degradation -  November 30, 2011 more

Massive and Sudden Wildfire Spreads Through Reno -  November 18, 2011 more

Frederick County Local Wins Pink T-Shirt Design Contest -  November 15, 2011 more

Ohioans Vote No on Issue 2, Preserve Collective Bargaining for Fire Fighters -  November 8, 2011 more

IAFF Local President Takes Fight to Capitol Hill to Protect Health Benefits -  November 7, 2011 more

Follow the Ohio Fire Fighters' Get Out the Vote Bus Tour -  November 6, 2011 more

U.S. Government Issues Expanded Life-Threatening Disease List and Reporting Guidelines -  November 2, 2011 more

New Year, New Calendar -  November 1, 2011 more

October 2011

Canadian Members Raise Three Issues With Federal Government -  October 27, 2011 more

Senate Blocks Jobs Bill for Teachers, Fire Fighters and Cops -  October 21, 2011 more

IWatch President Schaitberger on MSNBC's Ed Show  more

IAFF Produces National Television Ad to Put Fire Fighters Back to Work -  October 19, 2011 more

IAFF Members, Police and Teachers Join Vice President in Support of Back to Work Act -  October 19, 2011 more

IAFF Weighs In On “Super Committee” Deficit Reduction Work -  October 12, 2011 more

Greensboro Fire Fighter Dies Running Chicago Marathon -  October 9, 2011 more

Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15 -  October 7, 2011 more

Fire Fighters Go Pink  more

September 2011

Burn Survivors to Attend IAFF International Burn Camp -  September 23, 2011 more

IAFF Canada Joins Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month -  September 20, 2011 more

IAFF Members and Families Honor Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice -  September 17, 2011 more

September 11: Ten Years Later -  September 11, 2011 more

Obama Proposes $1 Billion for Fire Fighter Jobs -  September 9, 2011 more

FIRE Act Grant Application Deadline Is September 23 - Apply Now -  September 9, 2011 more

Get a Quote, Make a Difference -  September 7, 2011 more

Texas Fire Fighters Battle Historic Wildfires -  September 7, 2011 more

2012 Political Training Academy Application Period Now Open -  September 6, 2011 more

IAFF Members Deliver More Than $27 Million to MDA -  September 6, 2011 more

World Trade Center and Fire Fighter Cancer Study Released -  September 2, 2011 more

August 2011

2011 MDA Labor Day Telethon Broadcasts on September 4 -  August 31, 2011 more

FIRE Act Grant Application Period Extended to September 16 -  August 30, 2011 more

Hurricane Irene Update -  August 29, 2011 more

Canadian Policy Conference Delegates Adopt Four Resolutions -  August 25, 2011 more

Passionately Pink Campaign Benefits IAFF Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure -  August 24, 2011 more

IAFF Headquarters, Patriot Flag Flies in Honor of Those Who Died on September 11 -  August 22, 2011 more

IAFF Mourns the Death of Jack Layton -  August 22, 2011 more

IAFF Pays Solemn Tribute to 343 FDNY Members Who Perished on 9/11  -  August 19, 2011 more

Schaitberger Vows to Continue to Fight, Clinton ‘Thankful’ for Fire Fighters  -  August 15, 2011 more

New York City Fire Fighters, IAFF and FDNY Put Lawmakers and Media Through Tough Fire Ops Training -  August 13, 2011 more

NFPA to Offer Code Access to FIRE Act Grant Applicants -  August 9, 2011 more

FIRE Act Grant Application Opens August 15 -  August 8, 2011 more

July 2011

MSCOPFF President Miller Resigns -  July 28, 2011 more

Bill Clinton to Keynote IAFF Redmond/EMS Conference -  July 27, 2011 more

Schaitberger Elected to NFPA Board of Directors -  July 12, 2011 more

Pennsylvania Cancer Presumption Law Signing Caps 25-Year Fight -  July 8, 2011 more

2010 FIREPAC Donors -  July 7, 2011 more

FIRE Act Grant Application Period to Begin Soon -  July 7, 2011 more

June 2011

Iowa State Senator/Fire Fighter Jeff Danielson Leads Effort to Oppose Paul Ryan Plan -  June 30, 2011 more

In Memory of "The Nine" - We Will Never Forget! -  June 17, 2011 more

Hotel Vendome – We Will Always Remember -  June 17, 2011 more

IAFF Locals Respond to Arizona Wildfires -  June 10, 2011 more

San Francisco Local 798 Loses Two in Line of Duty -  June 6, 2011 more

New York City Fire Fighters Protest Bloomberg Public Safety Cuts -  June 3, 2011 more

House Votes to Restore FIRE Act, SAFER Funding; Extend SAFER Waivers -  June 2, 2011 more

May 2011

IAFF Members Affected by Missouri Tornado -  May 31, 2011 more

Former IAFF Staff Rep Cel Kelly Dies -  May 23, 2011 more

Federal Judge Issues Injunction Halting Alabama Anti-Union Law -  May 23, 2011 more

House Proposal Guts Homeland Security Funding -  May 13, 2011 more

New England Walk for Burn Awareness -  May 11, 2011 more

Key House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Dangerous Pension Bill -  May 9, 2011 more

OSHA Launches ‘Picture It! Safe Workplaces for Everyone’ Photo Contest -  May 9, 2011 more

Fire Fighters Join President Obama at Ground Zero Ceremony -  May 5, 2011 more

IAFF Mourns the Loss of Union Leader Quentin Tabscott -  May 5, 2011 more

IAFF Fire Fighters Help Citizens and Each Other After Tornadoes -  May 5, 2011 more

IAFF to Work With Conservatives to Move Canadian Issues Forward -  May 5, 2011 more

April 2011

IAFF Members Affected By Southern Tornadoes -  April 29, 2011 more

Longtime Professional Fire Fighters of Utah Officer Passes -  April 28, 2011 more

IAFF Fire Fighters Respond to Deadly Southern Tornadoes -  April 28, 2011 more

Country Music Hit Will Benefit IAFF Charities -  April 27, 2011 more

Oklahoma Fire Fighters Protect Collective Bargaining -  April 27, 2011 more

Early Retiree Reinsurance Program To Close Doors to New Enrollees -  April 27, 2011 more

IAFF Freezes Federal FIREPAC Contributions -  April 26, 2011 more

IAFF Fights Back With Powerful Response to Political Attacks -  April 25, 2011 more

Workers Memorial Day Is April 28 -  April 21, 2011 more

2011 World Police & Fire Games in New York City -  April 20, 2011 more

Fire Fighters Respond to Wisconsin Governor’s Testimony on the Hill -  April 15, 2011 more

Budget: Agreement Retains Level Funding for FIRE Act and SAFER Grants, But Restricts Flexibility on SAFER Grants -  April 14, 2011 more

IAFF Keeps Up the Fight -  April 9, 2011 more

IAFF Encourages Continuation of HazMat Training -  April 8, 2011 more

Fire Fighters, Family and Friends Say Goodbye to Vincent J. Bollon -  April 4, 2011 more

9/11 First Responders Urged to Register for WTC Health Program -  April 1, 2011 more

March 2011

100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire - March 25, 2011 more

Schaitberger at FDIC: ‘This Is Our Moment to Fight Back’ - March 24, 2011 more

Oklahoma Fire Fighters Defeat Anti-Bargaining Bill in State House - March 18, 2011 more

NIST Releases Final Charleston Report - March 16, 2011 more

Run to Support the IAFF Burn Foundation - March 15, 2011 more

IAFF Members Ready to Deploy to Japan - March 11, 2011 more

IAFF Partners With City Brew Coffee - March 9, 2011 more

IAFF Mourns the Loss of Former 7th District Vice President - March 9, 2011 more

IAFF Announces Canadian Political Training Academy - March 9, 2011 more

General President Schaitberger Says New York Times Story Misses Pension Point - March 4, 2011 more

General President Schaitberger Challenges Editorial Published in WSJ - March 1, 2011 more

Wisconsin President Speaks at AFL-CIO Council Meeting - March 1, 2011 more

February 2011

Democratic Governors Must Defend Labor, or Lose an Ally - February 25, 2011 more

Right to Work Stopped in Indiana - February 24, 2011 more

HELPS Provides Tax-Free Distribution From Retirement Plans - February 23, 2011 more

IAFF Members Deployed to New Zealand - February 22, 2011 more

Standing in Solidarity With Wisconsin and All of Labor - February 22, 2011 more

House Rejects Further Attack on Federal Pay - February 22, 2011 more

Another $35 Million in SAFER Grants Released - February 22, 2011 more

Schaitberger Addresses Crowd at Madison State Capitol - February 19, 2011 more

VICTORY! Price Amendment Passes, SAFER Waivers Restored in House - February 18, 2011 more

Fire Fighters Stand With Wisconsin Public Employees - February 17, 2011 more

IAFF Scores Big Win for SAFER and FIRE Act - February 16, 2011 more

Proposed Budget Cuts Will Jeopardize Public Safety and Put Fire Fighters at Risk - February 12, 2011 more

Schaitberger Is Guest on the Ed Show - February 10, 2011 more

Register Now for 18th Canadian Legislative Conference - February 10, 2011 more

IAFF Accuses Politicians of Using Smoke Screen - February 9, 2011 more

Video Message From General President Schaitberger - February 8, 2011 more

IAFF Fire Fighters Go Above and Beyond During Blizzard - February 4, 2011 more

Harmful Pension Legislation Voted Down in Virginia - February 3, 2011 more

EPA Update on Zimek Disinfectant Products - February 1, 2011 more

January 2011

IAFF Launches New Online Job Center -  January 25, 2011 more

Former DNC Chair Ed Rendell Returns to Management Law Firm -  January 24, 2011 more

Schaitberger Addresses IAFF Leaders at ALTS - January 19, 2011  more

We Are Public Servants, Not Public Enemies -  more

Another $5, 105,496 in SAFER Grants Awarded - January 14, 2011 more

IAFF Leader Passes Away at 100 - January 11, 2011 more

IAFF Mourns Former Canadian Director Jack Jessop - January 11, 2011 more

EPA Issues STOP USE of ZIMEK Disinfecting Products - January 7, 2011 more

President Obama Signs James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act - January 5, 2011 more

FEMA Announces First Two Rounds of FY 2010 SAFER Grants - January 4, 2011 more

The IAFF Internet Manual: The Law and the Internet for IAFF Affiliates - January 3, 2011 more

Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Application Period Opens - January 3, 2011 more

Las Vegas Fire Fighters Prevail in Supreme Court Decision on Work-Related Breast Cancer - January 3, 2011 more

 

 

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