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Help IAFF Members Who Lost Their Homes in Fort McMurray Wildfire Disaster

Dear IAFF Member,

By now, you have probably seen images of the massive wildfire that is currently raging in the city of Fort McMurray, in northern Alberta, Canada, and are thinking about our Local 2494 members who are doing their job protecting the city and its citizens while their own families and homes are at risk.

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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
Give to NFFF on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, to show
your 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.

Our goal to raise $10,000 will assist 10 fallen firefighter families to attend the 
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Ceremony.
Share with family & friends
Friends 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. 
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Supervisor Sears Sends Fire Safety Message


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