John Stamp

John Stamp

Schaitberger to Congress: Protect Fire Fighters in Budget Deal

October 31, 2013 – As Congress begins work to negotiate a budget framework for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2014, President Harold Schaitberger urged members of a Congressional budget conference committee to protect policies benefiting America’s fire fighters in any final deal.

Bankrupt Detroit’s ‘Legacy Costs’ Have Human Faces

October 30, 2013 — If Detroit were a bank, it would have been bailed out years ago. And if Brendan Milewski were a banker, he wouldn’t be contemplating financial ruin. But Detroit isn’t a bank. It’s an arson-plagued city trying to ditch $18 billion in debt in bankruptcy court. And Milewski isn’t a banker, he ‘s a fireman. Or at least he was until Aug. 13, 2010, when a burning building collapsed on top of him. After the accident, Milewski was featured in an independent film, called Burn, about the trials Detroit fire fighters suffer daily.

FIRE Act Grant Application Period Is November 4-December 6

October 29, 2013 – This U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released the Fiscal Year 2013 Assistance to Firefighters grant program (FIRE Act) grant guidance and application kit. The application period for the FY 2013 FIRE Act grant program opens Monday, November 4, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Friday, December 6, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Local 1075 members are Passionately Pink

Local 1075 members are Passionately Pink

On Saturday October 26th 2013 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Local 1075 members participated in a fundraiser organized by our Association that raised $3,675.00 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. In Photo: Sister Gina Burke, Brothers Justin Chow, Geoff O’Brien, Sheldon Greene and Matt Power

Government Shutdown Ends, New Deadline Looms

October 17, 2013 – Late on October 16, Congress voted to pass a stop-gap measure to end the government shutdown that had plagued the nation for nearly three weeks. The bill, H.R. 2775, also prevented a government default by raising the debt ceiling, provides back pay for furloughed federal workers and includes $636 million for urgent wildland fire suppression activities.

NIOSH Study Reinforces Link Between Fire Fighting and Cancer

October 17, 2013 – A new study conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on mortality and cancer incidence in career fire fighters shows an elevated risk of several types of cancer – and of all cancers combined – compared to the general U.S. population.

SJRFD Fire Truck Pull For Charity

SJRFD Fire Truck Pull For Charity

November 3rd 2013, at 2:00pm, SJRFD will be hosting a fire truck pull for Muscular Dystrophy. This event is open to everyone in the general public. All proceeds from this event will go to Muscular Dystrophy. The truck pull will be a heads up competition that will consist of teams of 6-8 people pulling the […]

FIRE Act Grant Application Period to Open Soon

October 1, 2013 – The Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE Act) training and equipment grant application period is expected to open this month. More than $288 million is available for fire equipment and training across the nation.

Detroit: Obama Officials Announce Aid Package For Bankrupt City

September 28, 2013 — A bailout still isn’t on the books for Detroit, but top Obama administration officials have announced an aid package that will total at least $300 million.

Teenage Burn Survivors Spend Week in DC for IAFF burn Camp

Teenage Burn Survivors Spend Week in DC for IAFF burn Camp

September 27, 2013 — 44 teenagers from across the country are in the D.C. area this week for a special camp sponsored by the International Association of Fire Fighters. The kids are playing hooky from school, but teaching us a thing or two.

Schaitberger Participates in Meeting With Obama Administration Officials

September 27, 2013 – General President Harold Schaitberger was in Detroit today in a meeting of national, state and community leaders at Wayne State University to discuss bringing some financial relief to the City.

Thousands Gather to Honor Fallen Fire Fighters at Moving Memorial Service

Thousands Gather to Honor Fallen Fire Fighters at Moving Memorial Service

September 21, 2013 – IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger honored the lives of 157 fire fighters and paramedics who died in the line of duty at the 27th Annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service in Colorado Springs September 21.

District Area Federal Fire Fighters Demand Adequate Radios

September 20, 2013 – The mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16 is bringing attention back to a serious issue with radios used by National Capital Professional Federal Fire Fighters Local F-121 fire fighters and their police counterparts who protect all of the Naval District Washington (NDW) facilities.

Missouri Local President Killed in Vehicle Accident

September 20, 2013 – The IAFF is saddened to learn of the untimely death of Rolla, MO Local 3905 President Steve Huffman. Huffman was killed in a car crash sometime on the night of September 18 or the morning of Thursday, September 19 on Interstate 44 near Doolittle, Missouri.

Deadline for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Is October 3

September 18, 2013 – If you suffered an injury or physical illness as a result of your work at the World Trade Center, Pentagon or Shanksville, Pennsylvania terrorist attack sites prior to October 3, 2011, you must register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) by October 3, 2013.

IAFF Members Among Responders to the Washington Navy Yard Shooting

IAFF Members Among Responders to the Washington Navy Yard Shooting

September 18, 2013 – Fire fighters from several IAFF locals throughout the Washington, DC metro area were among the first on the scene of the active shooter incident at the Washington Navy Yard September 16 that left 13 dead and several injured. The shooter, government contract employee Aaron Alexis, was among the dead.

Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online

September 18, 2013 – The 27th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 21. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Fighting Back for Detroit

September 13, 2013 – General President Harold Schaitberger participated in high level meeting at the White House today on generating federal assistance for the beleaguered City of Detroit and protecting the rights and benefits of the City’s workers and retirees.

IAFF Members Likely Affected by Colorado Flooding

IAFF Members Likely Affected by Colorado Flooding

September 13, 2013 – Hundreds of IAFF members are responding to the widespread flooding along the 150 miles between Fort Collins and Pueblo, Colorado. Colorado members have been on the scene since the recent series of summer showers oversaturated the ground. More IAFF members who are part of the Nebraska Task Force 1 and Utah Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue teams deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are expected to be assisting by late afternoon September 13.

Firefighters Want Legislation on Cancer

The St. John’s Fire Fighters Association is hoping a cancer fundraising tour will bring about awareness on Presumptive Cancer Legislation. Firefighters held a boot drive over the weekend to raise money for Daffodil Place through the Typically Canadian tour, a cross-country fundraiser that involves the grandson of former Premier Frank Moores, Kyle Braatz. His father […]