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6 days ago

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After 18 years, the tremendous loss of 343 FDNY members on September 11, 2001, still affects us every day. The sacrifices made will never be forgotten. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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The projected path of Hurricane Dorian has once again made a dramatic shift, this time towards the coast of South Carolina. As we all know the track of any storm will be adjusted and fine-tuned over the next 48-72 hours. We could see minimal to major affects in South Carolina all depending on how it turns.

However, the IAFF and SCPFFA is the taking the hurricane risk seriously. We encourage our members to make the proper preparations, both at home and at work. Members please follow the link below to familiarize yourself with IAFF Disaster Relief.

The IAFF Disaster Assistance GO team has been dispatched to Florida in preparation of our response to provide needed assistance to IAFF members in the path of the storm. The IAFF is working with the Florida Professional Firefighters to determine the best location to establish Disaster Relief command. Today the IAFF is updating the plans to include Georgia and the Carolinas.

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Walter Dix
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3 weeks ago

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IAFF Local 42 LODD: Jerry Bayton

KCFD Retired Fire Captain, and IAFF Local 42 Member Jerry Bayton passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019 from occupational cancer.

There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 3:30 PM at IAFF Local 42's Union Hall inside Gladden Hall, located at 6320 Manchester Ave., Kansas City, MO 64133.

Following the Memorial Service there will be a Celebration of Life that will begin at 6:00 PM at the Levee Bar, located at 16 W. 43rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.
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So sad to hear this Prayers for the family & friends of this great Fire WARRIOR.

Rest in Peace Brother!


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2nd District Vice-President Mark Woolbright 

Mark Woolbright is a profound leader that believes that every individual has something to contribute.  That goes from the General President to the newly sworn member.  Mark wants to take that belief and transform the 2nd District into a responsive organization for all its members.

Starting his career with the IAFF after graduating from Missouri Valley College with two Bachelor of Science degrees, Mark graduated Magna cum Laude for his academic achievement.  He is also an American Humanics Certified Graduate and Athletic Honoree.

Mark is a former Alderman for the City of St. Ann, MO.  Twice the citizens that he represented elected him.  Mark decided not to run for a third term.  Joining the the Fire Service in 1990, Mark has worked for the same fire district, Pattonville Fire Protection District, his entire career.  Mark’s leadership abilities, compassion and sense of humor are what most who meet Mark for the first time say they notice.  After demonstrating his leadership abilities, Mark was promoted was to Captain in 2005.

Mark has successfully negotiated numerous contracts that have improved the working conditions and livelihoods of countless IAFF members.  Being placed in many roles within the IAFF, from his role as Vice President of Local 2665 to Shop Stewart Mark, and now as the 2nd District Vice-President, Mark has always performed his duties professionally, honestly, and above and beyond the call of duty.  He has vigorously, and successfully, defended members in various situations ranging from termination and discipline hearings to pay and military duty requirements.

Mark is the former Missouri State Council of Firefighters Legislative Affairs Director.  That has provided Mark experience drafting, lobbying and passing (and when needed defeating) legislation within the complex state government setting.  Mark lives in O’Fallon, Missouri and is a father of two wonderful children that look up to their father.

In the event that you need Mark to assist in a matter, feel free to email him at

International Association Of Firefighters- Founded 2-28-1918

Thirty-six delegates selected from 24 locals gathered to attend the first IAFF convention on February 28, 1918 in Washington, DC. They met at the American Federation of Labor building at 10:00 a.m. to adopt a Constitution and By-Laws for the new union, created for the sole benefit of rank-and-file fire fighters in the United States and Canada . They elected Thomas G. Spellacy of Schenectady, New York the first president and William Smith as the first Secretary-Treasurer, neither of whom stayed on past 1920. The delegates debated on a name for the new organization, deciding between the International Brotherhood of Fire Fighters, the International Union of Fire Fighters, and the International Association of Fire Fighters. They also proposed publishing a magazine for their members, decided the salary of officers, and approved a motion to create a Fire Fighters Fund, to benefit orphaned children of fire fighters.

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

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International Association of Firefighters (I.A.F.F) 12,000 Professional Firefighters, Paramedics and Dispatchers of Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.