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  • May 26, 2018
  • Texas IAFF Newswire
    Current news directly from Texas IAFF locals.
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    Fundraiser for Gilbert Garcia
    05/14/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    Gilbert Garica will be having a fundraiser on June 3rd at Spaugy's Ice House from 4pm-10pm.  We ask the public to assist the Mission Fire Fighters Association in the efforts to fight this disease that continues to hit Missiion Fire Fighters and Fre Fighters across the nation.
    Early Voting
    05/14/18 - IAFF Local 51
    Remember to get out and vote, your vote can make a difference in your local government. Endorsed Candidates: County Judge - John Cook County Court #5 - Jesus Rodriguez Justice of the Peace #3 - Josh Herrera  Early voting started May 14 to 19 and Election Day is May 22.  Please get and vote you do make a difference.
    Rafa
    05/13/18 - IAFF Local 51
    Fellow Brother and Sisters, If you have not seen or heard, one of our own,  Lt Rafael "Rafa" Rodriguez is battling cancer once again.  For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting or working with Lt. Rodriguez, let me introduce him to you.  Rafael Rodriguez has been serving the department and his community for over 18 years.
    Kick Off
    04/30/18 - IAFF Local 51
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=IuhR1iGD83A Friday, May 18, 2018, Local 51 and the El Paso Fire Department, will Kick Off their annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
    2018 Texas Fire Games
    04/27/18 - IAFF Local 51
    2018 Texas Fire Games Welcome to the 2018 Summer Games. We look forward to facilitating a great event this year for Texas Firefighters from around the great state of Texas to come together to perform, have fun, and network in a spirit of brotherhood. Safety is paramount and we hope everyone has a great time including your families. See you July.
    Social Media
    04/12/18 - IAFF Local 4133
    Attention Executive board, In Lue of the class I am attending and the attempt to restructure and build good Public Relations and education as a Local and not as a Department. I will write and release policy on this subject in the coming days which will be a brief email. The Main points of which are as follows.
    Promotional Exam
    04/12/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    Congratulations to Guillermo De La Garza for passing the Lieutenant promotional exam.  A fire lieutenant works under the fire captain, and is responsible for supervising other firefighters and fire engineers when working at a fire scene or other emergency. He organizes and supervises the day-to-day tasks at the fire station, and also provides training on safety procedures and fire equipment to firefighters and engineers. When an emergency arises, the lieutenant is responsible for utilizing the fire and rescue equipment, as well as providing emergency medical treatment to victims as necessary.
    TSAFF Leadership Seminar
    04/12/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    Mission Fire Fighters attended to the 2018 Louis E Herbert Leadership Seminar.  Members partcipated in Advanced communications, Local Union administration, and political action.Workshop topics include strategic communications planning, recent developments in social media, crisis communications, on-camera interviews, campaigns, messaging, social media advertising, and political oommuniations. In the workshop, members learned what resources are available to you through the TSAFF and IAFF, common practices of successful Locals, a basic understanding of workman’s compensation and how to assist your members through the process, Peer Support and LODD - what you need to know, and basic parliamentary procedure. 
    SFPFF Confrence
    04/11/18 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The 2018 SFPFF Conference will be held in San Antonio, TX and hosted by IAFF Local 624.  The Conference dates are Wednesday, April 11, 2018 thru Friday, April 13, 2018.
    Appreciation BBQ
    04/02/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    Mission Fire Fighters and Police officers will be gathering together to appreciate the members for their hard work. Police & Fire members will be at lions park to build stronger relationships between both departments.
    SOTX 2018 Truck Pull
    03/31/18 - IAFF Local 51
    InCase you missed it, 2018 SOTX Truck Pull, Our annual Fire Truck Pull for the Special Olympics Texas was one for the playbooks.  The truck pull event for the Special Olympics Texas is at the El Paso Fire Department Training Academy located at Ascarate Park.
    TSAFF Communications class
    03/29/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    Fire Fighters across the Rio Grande Valley attended a communications class at Mission Event Center.
    Successful fundraiser
    03/25/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    “Thank you from the bottom of my heart it’s been overwhelming but with you all it makes things easier” said Homar Salinas. We appreciate everyone making the effort to come to Homer’s fundraising event. We had an amazing turnout, and we can’t thank the public enough. To view pictures of the event visit our Facebook page or Photo gallery
    Promotional ceramony
    03/19/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    Mission Fire Fighters gathered at city hall for a promotional pinning ceremony. We would like to congratulate Lt. Guerra and FF. Balderas for their recent promotions. In order to get promoted, firefighters are required to serve a certain amount of time at each level of the department and take written exams. Visit our photo gallery to see pictures of today's event.
    Lt. Salinas gets visitors from Houston FD
    03/10/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    Today, some members of Houston FD visited Homar Salinas while he is recovering from another surgery at M.D Anderson. We would like to thank our brothers from Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association for visiting and supporting Homer while he has been going through his treatments and surgeries.One of the greatest things about the fire service is the friendship and “family” that develops out of the time spent with people who in all other professions would simply be ‘co-workers. This family is 18,000 members of Texas State Association of Fire Fighters who always come together for our brothers and sisters of this great union.
    Working with the web site modules
    03/08/18 - National Teacher Associates Emergency Services Division
    The UnionActive system is made up of individual Modules that can be added, removed, and customized throughout the site.   To view the current Modules, login to the site as an admin and you will now see gray boxes around each individual module. Each module box contains an x button, up and down arrows, the module order number, and the title of the module.
    Set a secure admin password
    03/08/18 - National Teacher Associates Emergency Services Division
    The first thing to do when you initially login as the administrator is set a secure password for the account. Click the User Settings button from the home page, then scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will see a password field. Delete the current password and enter in your own private password.
    The administration area
    03/08/18 - National Teacher Associates Emergency Services Division
    The Administration Area is the main control panel for the UnionActive system. To access the Administration Area, login to the website as an administrator, and then click the Admin Area button just below the website date. Each link in the Administration Area has a short description about what can be done in that area.
    100 Anniversary
    03/07/18 - IAFF Local 51
    Local 51 Participates in IAFF 100 Year Anniversary! Professional fire fighters first started uniting in the mid-19th century as organizations designed to assist fire fighters injured on the job or for the families of fire fighters killed in the line of duty. Many individual fire unions independently affiliated through the American Federation of Labor (AFL) – established in 1886.
    100 Anniversary
    03/07/18 - IAFF Local 51
    Local 51 participates in IAFF 100 Year Anniversary! http://100years.iaff.
    Primary results (unofficial)
    03/07/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    Here are the results from last nights primaries.  We favored for the most part, but we will miss some of our good friends that were big supporters to fire fighters.  Unfortunately, these are some of the negatives that can happen when we don't go out and vote.
    Lt Promotional Exam
    03/01/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    Congratulations to F. Guerra for passing the Lieutenant's promotional exam.  Not only did he pass the exam, but passed the exam with highest score of 102.  The exams are given after three months of studying from the day that a position is vacant.  Mr. Guerra will be promoted after the civil serivce commission approves the promotional exams. A fire lieutenant works under the fire captain, and is responsible for supervising other firefighters and fire engineers when working at a fire scene or other emergency. He organizes and supervises the day-to-day tasks at the fire station, and also provides training on safety procedures and fire equipment to firefighters and engineers. When an emergency arises, the lieutenant is responsible for utilizing the fire and rescue equipment, as well as providing emergency medical treatment to victims as necessary. He also assists with employee training and evaluation, and may be responsible for preparing and presenting educational lectures for the public as well.
    Mission Passes Temporary leave policy
    02/28/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    Here’s an update on the continuing news from the City of Mission, TX - Government and it’s fire fighters. A policy was created to allow fire fighters leave if denied workers comp. Fire Fighters have been working tirelessly to assist the city on this new policy. The fight continues against TML as they contend this isn’t a workers comp claim. Click on the link to view video http://www.krgv.
    Mission Dive Training
    02/28/18 - IAFF Local 3609
    Mission Dive team performed their regular monthy training.  This particular training is advancing our divers skills with obstacles they may encounter in the water.  Divers are always ready when natural disasters occur or when its a rescue mission.  These types of incidents may occur at anytime and our divers are fully prepared.
    Voices of Change
    02/27/18 - The Woodlands Professional Fire Fighters Association
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