IAFF News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.