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Marin Firefighters File Federal Lawsuit to Settle Overtime Dispute

44 firefighters from the Southern Marin Fire District recently filed suit in federal court over the District's failure to properly calculate overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Although the violation goes back decades, the firefighters seek only three years of backpay.

Under federal law, overtime must be based on the "regular rate of pay" which has to include premiums and other forms of remuneration.  The District had not been including holiday pay, educational premiums and working out of class pay.  The Southern Marin Professional Firefighters' Association, which represents the firefighters, had been trying to resolve the matter for more than a year before the lawsuit was filed.  The firefighters hope that the filing of the lawsuit conveys how important it is for employers to comply with federal law requirements.

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San Rafael Fire Department Achieves Class 1 ISO Rating

San Rafael Fire Department recently participated in a comprehensive evaluation of  fire protection services and capabilities conducted by the Insurance Services Office (ISO).  

As a result of the evaluation, the City has was advised that effective April 1, 2016, their ISO Public Protection Classification (PPC) will be upgraded from a Class 3 to Class 1. 

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Show Your Support for Firefighters This #FireHeroTuesday

Show Your Support for Firefighters This #FireHeroTuesday
Help Make #GIVINGTUESDAY a #FIREHEROTUESDAYGive to NFFF on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, to showyour support for Marin's fallen firefighters and their families.#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will mark #GivingTuesdayas #FireHeroTuesday. We invite you to make a donation in honor or remembrance of our nation's, and Marin's, fallen heroes.Your donation will assist our fallen fire heroes' families.Your donation will help prevent firefighter injuries and deaths.Donate on #FireHeroTuesdayOur goal to raise $10,000 will assist 10 fallen firefighter families to attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Ceremony.Share with family & friendsFriends and suppporters of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) can show their support by sharing #FireHeroTuesday with others and talking about how the Foundation gives back to the fire service all year long. Share how you and the NFFF give backRSVP for #FireHeroTuesday on Facebook
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Supervisor Sears Sends Fire Safety Message

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Marin Firefighters Host "Fire Ops 101" for Local Officials

NOVATO, CA – Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 will host a program for elected and appointed officials, as well as members of the media, known as Fire Ops 101. This day long program will give our local decision makers the chance to be a firefighter/paramedic for a day. They will perform hands on firefighting and rescue operations under the watchful eyes of career firefighters from various Marin County Fire Departments.

This workshop will demonstrate many aspects of fire and emergency medical service operations, from wearing the proper protective gear to actually fighting fires. Participants will be confronted with multiple emergency scenarios (descriptions attached) and given the opportunity to do what Marin Firefighters and Paramedics faces on a daily basis.  Each participant will learn how to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus, essential for operating in smoky conditions, as well as other tools of the trade including thermal imaging cameras and cardiac defibrillators.

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Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775

P.O. BOX 15, FAIRFAX, CA 94978
(415) 459-4058 ·  FAX (415) 459-8009