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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...
Local 740 Boston Fundraiser Details & Information
Save the date Thursday April 24th Italian Heritage Center 6:00 pm - Midnight Portland Fire Fighters Local 740 will be sponsering a fundraiser to benefit the families of Boston fire department's LODD Tickets $20.
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Boston Benefit - Portland



What's New at PFFMAINE
PFFM well represented in Boston LODD

Members from all of our locals attended the funerals.

Thank you to all of the members of the PFFM that attended the funerals of our Brothers in Boston.

Thank you to the members of the PFFM color guards that participated in our combined Color Guard to represent our organization at both funerals.

Members of our Color Guard were representatives from Portland, Bangor, Lewiston and Auburn.

Urge Congress to Co-Sponsor Federal Fire Fighter Trade Time Bill
 Support the Federal Fire Fighter Flexibility and Fairness Act

The IAFF’s federal fire fighters are engaged in a big push to garner support and co-sponsors for HR 1141 (Representative Sarbanes (D-MD).

This cost-neutral federal legislation, also known as the Federal Firefighter Flexibility and Fairness Act, resolves trade time inequities for our nation’s federal fire fighters. Specifically, the bill ensures that federal fire fighters have trade time parameters similar to those provided for municipal fire fighters under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.

Currently, 34 members of Congress have signed on to HR 1141 as co-sponsors, but more are needed in order to keep this bill alive and moving this year.To make this happen, federal fire fighters need your help!

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Please take a moment to send your congressional member an email urging them to support and cosponsor HR 1141 - CLICK HERE or click the button above to take action!

New England Conference of Fire Fighters 2014 Invite
You are hereby notified that, pursuant to the Constitution of the New England Conference of Fire Fighters, the 34th Biennial New England Conference will be held at the Foxwoods MGM Grand Hotel in Mashantucket, CT on May 28, 29, & 30 of 2014. Read More...
MDA Boot Camp
Brothers and Sisters,
Just a reminder about the upcoming MDA Boot Camp. Please look over the information and our goal is to have a representative from every Local attend this sponsored event. Other IAFF members from the 3rd District will be attending so it is a good chance to meet new people who have the same interest in MDA and helping the kids who are effected. Thanks and any question let us know.
John

Download: 2013 ME Boot Camp Registration Form.doc
Special Announcement From The Maine Fire Service Institute
The Maine Fire Service Institute is hosting an information session for Fire Chiefs, Chief Officers, Union Officers and Human Resources Administrators on the IAFF/IAFC Peer Fitness Trainer and the Candidate Physical Ability Testing (CPAT©) program April 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Maine Fire Service Institute, 19 Sewall St. in Brunswick, ME. Read More...
Download: Special Announcement242014 (1).pdf
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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New Haven Fire Fighters Training in the Harbor
IAFF local 825
Captain's Pinning and Swearing-in Ceremony
IAFF Local 4652
APRIL UNION MEETING
IAFF Local 574
Fundraiser for Boston LODD T-Shirts
IAFF Local 740
#WeNeverForget #BostonStrong #BostonMarathon #WeRunTogether
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
Brotherhood Benefit Event
IAFF Local 51
 
     
 
 
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Upcoming Events
IAFF/IAFC Peer Fitness Trainer & CPAT Trainer
Apr 24, 2014
MFSI 19 Sewell Street Brunswick
LODD Benefit Event
Apr 24, 2014
Italian Heritage Center - Portland
New England Conference of Fire Fighters 2014
May 28, 2014
Foxwoods MGM Grand - Connecticut
52nd IAFF Convention
Jul 14, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio

A Lieutenant Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy

Memorial Fund
has been established

Donations will be accepted by mail by sending a check to:
Lieutenant Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund
Boston Firefighters Credit Union
60 Hallet Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

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