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PFFM Endorses Mike Michaud for Governor
IAFF Local 772 Members on the front lines in Bangor.

Welcome Home Sgt Lake... Supporting our Armed Services
Thank-You Maine's Professional Fire Fighters
Standing for our Brothers and Sisters

IAFF New England Leadership at IAFF Convention
Always on the front lines...
IAFF National Leadership visits Saco Local
the PFFM is Working Every Day for its Members...
What's New at PFFMAINE
Say Thank You to Our Military Troops on Memorial Day
IAFF Affiliates Can Have a Personalized PSA Paying Tribute to Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day Again this year, the IAFF is producing a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video to help you honor our fallen military troops on Memorial Day on May 25, 2015. Read More...
News release - Local 3107
News Release Biddeford Career Firefighters Local 3107 It is with a very heavy heart this evening that Local 3107, Biddeford Career Firefighters and the Biddeford fire department announce that one of own firefighters and their family have been impacted by a tragic fire. Firefighter / Paramedic Ryan Loshaw, his wife Alicia and their two small girls lost their home, barn, and several animals to a fire this morning at 82 Union Falls Road in Dayton, Maine.        It is with a very heavy heart this evening that Local 3107, Biddeford Career Firefighters and the Biddeford fire department announce that one of own firefighters and their family have been impacted by a tragic fire. Read More...
PEP Class May 13 in Portland
Brothers and Sisters,     We just wanted to get out the date for our upcoming PEP class that is going to be held a the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland on May 13, 2015. We will be offering three two hour IAFF sponsored classes on helpful topics. We are making the final decisions on the courses this week but wanted to get out the date so you can block it off. Read More...
Free Download of Toxic Hot Seat Offered to IAFF Members
Exposure From Toxic Chemicals Kills Fire Fighters: Watch Toxic Hot Seat to Learn More Jamie Redford and Kirby Walker, producers of "Toxic Hot Seat,"  have very generously provided a free download of the HBO documentary to every IAFF member. Read More...
Peer Fitness Instructors Program

Announcement:

South Portland Fire Department, IAFF L 1476

will be hosting a Peer Fitness Trainer Course

June 8-12, 2015 at SMCC.

Description of the Peer Fitness Trainer course can be found here:

http://www.iaff.org/HS/PFT/peerindex.htm

Tuition for the class is $800 per student.

In addition to tuition cost, Whole Foods will cater lunch for $60 per student for the week. Please

let the POC know if you would like the meal program. There are 16 rooms blocked out at the South Portland Marriott at a reduced rate of $169 per night. If staying at the South Portland Marriott please let them know that you are in the IAFF Peer Fitness Instructors Program.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/pwmap-portland-marriott-at-sable-oaks/

Point of Contact for payment will be Chief Guimond who can be reached at

(207)799-3314 ext. 7330 or kguimond@southportland.org

Point of Contact for all other information will be Jason Perry who can be reached at

(207)329-0771 or sp*re67@yahoo.com

Cancer Risks for Firefighters: More Than You May Realize
Two years ago, 43-year-old Maine firefighter Mike Nixon was diagnosed with malignant melanoma — the most dangerous form of skin cancer. “I had a spot develop in a weird place on my ear,” he says. “It wasn’t on top where you’d think people would get skin cancer, where there is sun exposure. Read More...
Carbon Monoxide: the silent killer
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It's called the silent killer. You can't see it, smell it, or taste it. Carbon monoxide kills an average of 160 people a year in this country. Under Maine law apartment buildings now must have carbon monoxide detectors. So do long term rentals but older hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts, those built before 2009, do not. Read More...
Maine Scientist to Study Link Between Fire Fighters and Cancer
Firefighters risk their lives daily for those in the community. A scientist says there are many health risks involved and what protects them is part of the problem. Caitlin Burchill explains. ==== The Orrington Fire Chief wants to protect his crew at all costs. Read More...
Bunker Gear - Does it Fit Right?
 When I began a career in the fire service, it was a common practice in many fire departments to be issued hand me down bunker gear.  I remember once where I had to repair my helmet to make it somewhat useful.  Most firefighters entering the fire service over 20-30 years ago had to earn the right to wear new or slightly used bunker gear due, in part, to economics. Read More...
How to Become a Professional Fire Fighter
The IAFF has released a new online resource on How to Become a Professional Fire Fighter for affiliates to use in recuitment campaigns or for individuals and organizations interested in learning more about how to pursue a career as a professional fire fighter/paramedic. Read More...
Study: Exposure to flame retardant chemicals means firefighters face higher cancer risk than previously thought
Study: Exposure to flame retardant chemicals means firefighters face higher cancer risk than previously thought  ELLSWORTH, Maine — New research by a Blue Hill scientist shows that during a fire, firefighters are exposed to dangerous levels of toxic, cancer-causing chemicals created when commercial flame retardants burn. Read More...
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7th Run / Walk for Autism Awareness
IAFF Local 51
Lexington FD to Hold Entrance Exam
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Combat Challenge Team place high in season's first event
IAFF Local 4416
Upcoming MDA Lockup Events
IAFF Local 2819
May Bi-Monthly Meeting
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PEP Class
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