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A Sons first Hero and a Daughters first Love.
Happy Fathers Day
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A Sons first Hero and a Daughters first Love.
Happy Fathers Day

2 days ago

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Its Real....Lawmakers NEED to do more.

Firefighters battle occupational cancer
Since 2002, almost 2 out of 3 firefighters who died in the line of duty died of cancer, as today's fires produce an ever-more toxic brew of chemicals, yet many sickened first responders are being denied workers' comp benefits
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All legislatures should READ this & take care of the people that take care of them & ALL others!!!!!!

3 days ago

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Thoughts and prayers for Brother Jeremy Knott, his family, the Omaha FD and Omaha Fire Fighters Local 385. RIP Brother KnottThe visitation will be from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. on June 16, 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, NE 68106; phone 402-553-7500.

The funeral will take place at 10:30 a.m. on June 17, 2019 at the same location.

Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the Local can be sent to IAFF Local 385, 6005 Grover Street, Omaha, NE 68106-4309.
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Rest in pieace brother. Love and strength to his family, friends and brother and sister firefighters.

May God bless this. Fireman and his Family! ! Thank you for your service and support for the City of Omaha Nebraska! !May he R.I.P! ! !

4 days ago

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FALLEN FIREFIGHTER: Skyzoom 4 is over the funeral procession for Chris Moore, the Maryland Heights firefighter who lost his life.

Story: bit.ly/2F8EiVO
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5 days ago

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Congratulations to the @stlouisblues winning the 2019 #stanleycup
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Congratulations to the @stlouisblues   winning the 2019 #stanleycup 
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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 MWoolbright@IAFF.org

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.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

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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.