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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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Local 1775 Thanks John Grey for 40 Years of Service

Local 1775 Thanks John Grey for 40 Years of Service

 Local 1775 thanks John Grey for 40 years as Local 1775’s attorney!  John’s first meeting was July 19, 1975.  John is an active member of the IAFF, after being granted special disposition by the IAFF in the 1970s while serving as an attorney and union organizer for Local 1775.

The Executive Board adopted Resolution 2015-1 unanimously at the July 9th meeting, “Recognition of John Grey IAFF Local 1775 Labor Attorney.”  John was also presented with an IAFF pin, union Executive Board polo, a framed original copy of the resolution (read below), a bronze inscribed trumpet, and framed patch collection showing the 11 patches of all local 1775 represented agencies.

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Anti-Firefighter Activists Go After Secure Pensions in Latest Initiative

The other shoe has dropped in the latest effort to roll back the retirement security of firefighters and it’s a profoundly devastating one for the next generation.

A new ballot initiative introduced today (June 4) would impose a Wall St.-style privatized retirement on new firefighters, police officers and other public workers, beginning in 2019. The measure would also require voter approval for any change in state or local pensions.

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