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Rest easy Brother Jeff Erickson!
Thousands of our bravest jumped from airplanes in the dark while thousands more rushed off boats under heavy fire. This day Operation Overlord, June 6th, 1944, the largest military invasion took place, to free the people of Europe.
In Atlantic City remembering our brother former State President of New Jersey Dominick Marino, gone way to soon! He was a dear friend to the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin and all IAFF members! New Jersey Firefighters PFANJ
All gave some, some gave all. In memory of many, in honor of all! Thank you!
Good to be fully vaccinated and able to have the entire Executive Board back together in person working on behalf of the members.
As National EMS Week comes to an end we recognize the critical role paramedics and EMTs play in serving our communities and thank our members again for the critical work they do.
Thank you to all our members and leaders from across Wisconsin for joining us for the Virtual Officer’s Meeting. Great updates and the presentations were very valuable. Also, nice to see the Southeast Caucus get together at Milwaukee Local 215 Hall for some fellowship.
Gasoline must be stored in an approved fuel can or tank. Improper storage is highly dangerous!!
Happy National Emergency Medical Services Week to all our members!! National EMS Week 2021, May 16 - 22. 
Not only are our members Fire Fighters but also EMT's and Paramedics. Our members provide Emergency Medical Services saving lives and making a difference day in and day out. EMS is the backbone of what we do. If you see our members this week be sure to thank them for all they do.
Congratulations to the Metro Milwaukee Firefighters Hockey Club as the A and B teams both won their games yesterday against Police in the Battle of the Badges. 

They were able to raise just shy of $10,000 for the Ignite The Spirit-Milwaukee and Cops for Kids charities!
This week is National Police Week and an opportunity to express our appreciation for all our law enforcement partners. 
It is especially important that we recognize our nation’s fallen officers. This is also an opportunity to thank law enforcement officers and their families for the sacrifices they make every day.
Happy Mother’s Day! We appreciate your sacrifices and unconditional love!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time where the world’s community can recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions. 
And also, May the Fourth be with you!
Keep our Brothers and Sisters of Kenosha Fire Fighters Local 414 in your thoughts and prayers.
Today is Administrative Professionals Day, so we would like to recognize our PFFW Executive Assistant, Cindy McGinnis. Cindy joined the PFFW in 2015. Cindy is an asset to the PFFW and we appreciate everything she does to improve our organization and the work she does for our members every day. Thank you Cindy!
Applications due May 1st! The Richard Garner Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of City of Madison Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Garner Jr. who died in the line of duty on April 1, 2018.  Richard was not only a great Firefighter/Paramedic and a dear friend to many, but he was a constant fixture within the Madison community, helping and serving in any way he could. 

Link to application: http://local311.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=793464
Today marks the start of Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin.
During a tornado – remember to DUCK: Get down to the lowest level, under something sturdy, cover your head and keep in shelter until the storm has passed.
Today begins National Public Safety Telecommunicators week. We want to recognize the men and women who provide the vital link between those calling 911 and us as first responders. The work they provide us is critical to our mission. Thank you for all you do!!
Bosanko Brothers annual Fisheree will take place Wednesday May 12, 2021 again at Sportsman’s Resort on Wind Lake.
Today is the day Fond du Lac...vote yes!
Attention Fond du Lac!! We want you to VOTE YES ✅ for the Public Safety Referendum on Tuesday, April 6th!
Happy Easter! 🐰
Today we honor World Autism Awareness Day. Autism is a neurological condition that affects how a person communicates, processes information, and how they make sense of the world around them. Once we better understand that, we can better understand their needs.
Opening Day! Let’s go Brewers! Who else is representing? Show us your home team spirit!
President Mitchell speaking to the Wisconsin Workers Compensation Advisory Council today to Start process of getting Stand Alone EMS Members as part of our soon to be PTSD Bill.
World Down Syndrome Day. Had to bring a strong sock game! Today we go out and show support for inclusion of ALL and can appreciate how every person has a positive impact on the world we live in!
Happy St Patrick’s Day!! Please enjoy responsibly.
Wishing a happy International Women's Day to all the strong and dedicated women who help make the fire service and this union great! #InternationalWomensDay
This afternoon President Mitchell was joined by several of our PFFW members to testify in front of the Assembly Subcommittee on Government Accountability and Oversight on AB-17, the PFFW’s PTSD bill that would adequately cover firefighters and police as they face job related PTSD.
Welcoming all our Locals from around Wisconsin to a virtual Fill the Boot Camp with our Muscular Dystrophy Association and all of the IAFF 5th District. We are enthusiastic about 2021 and hopefully a return to normal fill the boot with some virtual efforts. Our members discussed different ideas and learned about the latest innovations in research and treating muscular dystrophy.  Thanks to all our members for being on today and being great advocates!!
Our annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Fill The Boot Camp will be virtual this year and excited that it will be our entire IAFF 5th district together for it.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
President Mahlon Mitchell testifying in support of a PTSD bill at the State Capitol today on behalf of the membership.
On this #WorldCancerDay the IAFF encourages our members to protect themselves at the fire scene. Stay healthy. Sign the pledge www.iaff.org/news/fire-fighter-cancer-awareness-month-ends-with-a-pledge/
The Rochester Volunteer Fire Company is devastated to announce the death of Assistant Chief Cathy Wagner. To say she was the heart and soul of our department would be an understatement. 

From raising her children to her work in EMS and as a registered nurse, she committed her whole life to the service of others. Her generosity and empathy, knowledge and skill built this department into what it is today. 

We extend our deepest condolences to Cathy’s children, partner, family, friends, and anyone who’s lives she touched. She lived to serve and we will continue to serve in her honor and memory.

If you or someone you know are ever struggling with mental health, know that there is help out there. Please pick up the phone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.
Thank you Green Bay for another amazing season!!
Congratulations Andrea M. Hall, President of South Fulton Professional Firefighters Local 3920, for inspiring us with your incredible recitation of our nation's Pledge of Allegiance!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy lives through all those who organize for improved conditions for all!
Exciting to see our members from across Wisconsin getting vaccinated for COVID-19. This vaccine will provide much needed protection for the protectors.
Fire fighters have a 9 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14 percent higher risk of dying from cancer than the general U.S. population

https://www.iaff.org/cancer-awareness-month/#how-to-get-started
We extend our sympathies to the United States Capital Police. Officer Brian Sicknick passed away last evening while serving in the line of duty during the events Wednesday at the Capitol. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and colleagues.
In partnership with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), the IAFF has designated January as Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month to provide fire fighters the necessary tools and guidance to develop life-saving protocols for cancer prevention and to support those with a cancer diagnosis within their departments.
Hoping for a happy and healthy 2021 for all! We also want to recognize and thank our firefighters and paramedics for being on the frontlines of the greatest public health challenge in our lifetime! Looking forward to brighter days ahead....
Hoping most will choose to stay in this year but for those venturing out to celebrate...Choose wisely! It could be your life!! Every city has some variety of free rides to help you celebrate safely. No excuses!! Please celebrate safely! Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Years celebration ğŸŽ‰
Please help us and take an extra few minutes to clear out a fire hydrant those minutes may be the difference in life and death when we arrive on scene.
Merry Christmas to all!
Never Forgotten: December 24, 1994
Fire Fighter Lionel Hoffer, 44
Milwaukee Fire Department
On December 24,1994 Firefighter Lionel Hoffer of the Milwaukee 
Fire Department died at a fire in a church when he fell through a hole in 
the second floor. Hoffer had been operating an attack line in the church 
with an engine company when he went to check a room for fire extension. 
His crew heard him call for help and found him hanging from a hole in the 
floor, but they were unable to keep him from falling. He fell approximately 
12 feet into the first floor. Rescue crews tried to reach him, alerted by his 
PASS device which had activated, but were hampered by the collapsed floor in 
the front of the building and barred security doors at the rear of the 
building. Rescue crews eventually fought their way through heavy heat and 
smoke conditions to Hoffer's location, removed him from the building, and 
administered emergency care. His air supply had been exhausted and his death 
has been attributed to smoke inhalation.
Happy Festivus!! Hopefully the airing of the grievances and feats of strength don’t get to carried away this year.
Proud to support Frank Lima for IAFF Secretary-Treasurer.
CONGRATULATIONS Deputy Chief Sharon Purifoy. The FIRST African American Female Deputy Chief of the Milwaukee Fire Department.
Rest In Peace Sir!
All our thoughts and prayers with our Wisconsin National Guard 115th Fighter Wing for the pilot’s safe return.
PURPLE HEARTS: REMEMBERING THE FIREFIGHTERS KILLED & INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AT PEARL HARBOR: As the Hickam Field firefighting apparatus was knocked out by the attack, Honolulu Fire companies responded to assist with the fires. 
At 0826 a Japanese aerial bomb was dropped on crews from HFD Engine Co.1, 4, and 6. 3 Firefighters, Captain John Carreira, Captain Thomas S. Macy, and Hoseman Harry T.L. Pang were killed in the Line of Duty. 
An additional 6 Firefighters were wounded from shrapnel. They were Honolulu Fire Lieutenant Fred Kealoha, Hoseman Moses Kalilikane, Hoseman John A. Gilman, Hoseman Solomon H. Naauao, Hoseman Patrick J. McCabe, and Hoseman George Correa. 
In 1944 they all were awarded the Order of the Purple Heart. They are the only non-military personnel to have received this award. MORE on Pearl Harbor as we remember those lost on December 7, 1941: https://www.firehouse.com/operations-training/article/10447100/fire-history-dec-7-1941-a-day-of-infamy-and-fire
Dec. 7, 1941 

“...a date that will live in infamy.” 

We honor the 2,403 service members who lost their lives, & 1,178 who were wounded, during a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 79 years ago.
Happy Thanksgiving! We are very thankful for all our members who are on duty today working to keep communities safe!!
Heading up north. Good luck hunters! Wishing all a safe and prosperous hunt!
Home of the free because of the brave! To the generations of brave men and women who have risked their lives to defend our nation and our freedom, we thank you today and every day! Special thanks to all PFFW Members who served our Country and continue to serve we thank you!
Happy Birthday Marines!
Less concerning who you vote for than how you treat the people that vote differently...
A beautiful fall day for Wisconsin. Get out and VOTE!!
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