Congresswoman Barbara Comstock Earns Fairfax County Firefighters Endorsement

Fairfax, Virginia – The Professional Firefighters and Paramedics IAFF Local 2068 endorsed Congresswoman Barbara J. Comstock (R-VA) in her reelection to Congress for Virginia’s 10 th Congressional District. This is the first time IAFF Local 2068 has endorsed Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in any of her elections for both U.S. Congress and, Virginia State Delegate. “Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has worked...

IAFF Develops National Database to Address Youth Firesetting

Each year, youth firesetting leads to an alarming number of injuries, deaths and property damage. To address this growing and overlooked problem, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) initiated the Youth Firesetting Information Repository and Evaluation System (YFIRES) to serve as a national database, as well as a resource at the local level, for developing intervention programs and other efforts to reduce youth firesetting.According to the National...

IAFF Urges Congress to Support Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

General President Harold Schaitberger joined members of Congress May 17 at a press conference to promote legislation establishing a national fire fighter cancer registry. The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act (H.R. 4625 / S. 2799) would allow novel research on cancer in fire fighters by providing scientists with new data. “It sometimes surprises people when I tell them that the most dangerous threat to the health...

Prince George's MD Local 1619 Suffers a Line of Duty...

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is mourning the death of one of our own and praying for the best of a second member.  Firefighter/Medic John E. Ulmschneider was shot and killed while on a call Friday evening.  A Morningside Volunteer Firefighter, Kevin Swain, was shot multiple times and at last check was undergoing surgery.At around 7:30...
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The Fairfax County School Board's failure on transgender protections - Washington Post

Washington PostThe Fairfax County School Board's failure on transgender protectionsWashington PostTHE BATTLE over bathroom access for transgender ...

Shots fired at more houses in Fairfax County - Washington Post

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Police Investigating Thefts of Six ATM Units Across Fairfax County - Patch.com

Patch.comPolice Investigating Thefts of Six ATM Units Across Fairfax CountyPatch.comFAIRFAX COUNTY, VA -- Detectives from the Fairfax County Police ar...

Video: Watch Zika Virus Briefing - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

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NH firefighter dies while fighting brush fire - The Boston...

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Firefighter loses home in Sand Fire while battling Camp Pendleton...

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Orford firefighter dies in line of duty - WMUR Manchester

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City and county join forces to save money (column) -...

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Openings remain for Cats Incredible tourney - Grand Forks Herald

Openings remain for Cats Incredible tourneyGrand Forks HeraldAccording to IAFF Local 3423, the East ...

Generosity makes safe playground vision a reality - Kotatv

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Family and friends searching for missing paramedic in Lakewood -...

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Brave paramedic's windscreen is shattered by bullet as he rushes...

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Health

Mosquito Spraying Tuesday in Several Monmouth County Towns - Patch.com

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Gundersen Health System calls for change in Prostate testing -...

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J&J's Acclarent To Pay U.S. $18 Mln To Settle False...

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