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August Webinar Series Financial Fitness Sessions for IAFF Members and their Families
Nationwide Retirement Plans Webinars Join Nationwide for a series of webinars covering important topics related to retirement, healthcare and the economy. Throughout August, Nationwide will offer these concise one-hour webinars – exclusively for IAFF members. See the list below of the sessions and topics which are available at a variety of times to help fit your schedule.  MORE INFO:  https://iaff-fc.com/august-web... Planning for Health Care in Retirement Get insights o...

Understanding Peer Support in the Fire Service Webinar
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large. The next webinar will be: Understanding Peer Support in the Fire Service August 13, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. (ET) This webinar is an introduction for clinicians and healthcare providers to peer support in the fire service. Topics include the origins of peer support in the fire se...

Paramedics and EMTs Under Staggering Stress in Era of Disease and Disruption
Paramedics and EMTs say they’re enduring unprecedented levels of stress, anxiety and exhaustion sparked by the storm of COVID-19, racial justice protests and ongoing salary and benefit issues. Union officials and family members say the relentless caseload and harrowing medical scenarios created by the pandemic may have contributed to the suicides of three EMS responders in a three-month period — and they’re worried the virus isn’t done wreaking havoc READ MORE:  https://...

Line of Duty Death of Hackensack FF Richard Kubler due to 9/11 Cancer
JULY 27, 2020 It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Richard Kubler, IAFF 1st District Local 2081, Hackensack, NJ. Brother Kubler, 53, passed away on July 25, 2020 of liver cancer related to his work during the search and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. Services are as follows: Visitation:Friday, July 31, 2020 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Daigle Funeral Home 819 High Street Bath, ME 04530 Funeral: Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:00 PM First Congregationa...

Congress Passes Legislation to Establish Presumptive Benefit for COVID-19
JULY 27, 2020 Legislation to ensure fire fighters who die or are permanently and totally disabled due to COVID-19 receive full federal benefits passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously and has been sent to the president for his signature. The bill, S 3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders (SAFR) Act of 2020, was introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), would establish a presumptive benefit under the Public Safety Officer Benefit (PSO...

Important Information regarding FY 2020 SAFER Grants
JULY 24, 2020 Important information via the International Association of Fire Fighters regarding the next round of FY 2020 SAFER Grants via IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger: "Affiliate Leaders: I am pleased to report that the next round of Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants will allow departments to use these funds to rehire or retain fire fighters, as well as waive the local cost share. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Admin...

Brigantine IAFF Local 2657 Golf Tournament
JULY 17, 2020 Earlier this week, PFANJ Executive Board members Steve McConlogue, Matt Caliente, John Murphy, and Tony Tarantino joined Brigantine IAFF Local 2657’s annual golf tournament supporting the Greater Delaware Valley Burn Foundation.