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Giving Back This Holiday Season

PFFA_Logo_christmas.gifAs fire fighters, we have always played an active role in our communities. This holiday season there are some great ways to give back to those who are less fortunate and could benefit from our help and holiday cheer. There are three events we would like to bring to your attention. Please check your calendars and consider attending any or all of these events. Please wear your black and red Portland Fire Fighters T-Shirt for all of these events. If you do not have one, they will be provided.

Randall Children's Hospital Tree Decorating - November 21st 8:00am-1:00pm
We have a great opportunity to give back to a group of kids that will be spending Thanksgiving and Christmas in the hospital away from home. Randall Children's Hospital tries to decorate every floor of the pediatric hospital with lively Christmas trees in hopes of bringing a little holiday spirit and joy to their young patients. Not only will it brighten the spirits of the little kids, it will also bring a little cheer to parents and family members visiting during the holidays. For more information please see the email sent from the Union on November 17th titled "Charitable Event Opportunity". Facebook Event

Fire Fighters for Operation Warm - December 5th 9:00am-12:00pm
This is a new event that we participated in last year for the first time. Fire Fighters for Operation Warm (formally known as Fire Fighters Coats for Kids) is a charity embraced by the IAFF and gives brand new coats to children in need all across the country. All of the coats are made in the USA and are sized for each child in advance. Our task is to bring each child their new coat and write their name on the inside. This year, the event will be at Creston Head Start (4620 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206). Facebook Event

Caroling at the Oregon Burn Center/Randall Children's Hospital - December 16th in the evening (Time TBA)
Fire Fighter Dominic Fredrickson created this event last year with a huge success and the Union is helping to make this an annual event and gather up willing carolers. Portland Fire Fighters bring cheer to people in the burn unit this holiday season and also visit children at Randall Children's Hospital. Don't worry if you don't have the best singing voice, just stand next to one of our many talented fire fighters. Facebook Event

Please do not assume that others will step up and attend. These events are worthy of your time and your presence would be greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Nicole at the Union Hall.


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2014 Portland Starlight Parade Video

Every year Portland Fire Fighters kick off the Portland Stairlight Parade with their flying acrobatics from a hand drawn ladder cart. This tradition has been many years in the making. Check out this highlight video from the 2014 Starlight Parade.


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100 PFFA Members Pack City Hall

WATCH: Nearly 100 Portland Fire Fighters pack City Hall last night with their families, friends and neighbors.

Portland Firefighters Association, The International Association of Fire Fighters and Portland Fire & Rescue helped secure a two-year grant called the SAFER Grant that currently funds 26 fire fighters in Portland. When that funding runs out, those positions will be cut unless The City takes over funding. Not funding those positions will close fire engines, trucks and possibly neighborhood fire stations. The Mayor states this year's budget will not fund any of those positions.

KOIN 6 News, Jessica Morkert (@jmorkert), reported the story last night.

Read the full story


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Portland Area Fire Fighters Golf Association Schedule

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The Portland Area Fire Fighters Golf Association schedule is available here. Click the link below to download the schedule (PDF).

2014 Golf Schedule


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PFFA on the go with GoMobile!

3412.jpgIf you havn't already found this on your own, you can access the Portland Firefighters Association website while on the go with the GoMobile version of our website. It has many useful features that are formated for your smart phone or tablet computer.

Not only are you able to access our Homepage Highlights but you can use our on-line calendar, see member alerts, download meeting minutes and other documents from our document library, and much more. Try it out for yourself! Just visit iaff43.org from any smart mobile device and be redirected to the GoMobile version of our website. For quick access, you can save an icon on your phone's home screen.

For your best experience, it is recommened to login once you have navigated to our website. This will give you access to member's only areas, highlights, and documents.

Click the link below from any mobile device or just navigate to iaff43.org

GoMobile Website

If you have any comments or suggestion about things we can add to our mobile site you can send us an email at pffa@iaff43.org or join the on-line discussion.


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PFFA E-Newsletter

newsletter150px.jpgLocal 43 is developing new ways and improving our old ways to better communicate with our members. One way we want to reach our members is through a new tool called the PFFA E-Newsletter. This newsletter will be delivered to your personal email that you used when you signed up for our website. You will only get this if you have selected the check box next to the PFFA Monthly E-Newsletter E-Mail list in your profile. You can edit your profile at any time on the left side of the website where you sign in with you username and password or click here. You may unsubscribe from this email list at any time.

The E-Newsletter will have all the current topics and happenings at the Union Hall. It will have a list of upcomming events, communication tools, a section on union rights, member forum topics, contact information and more will be added as time goes on. Please give us your feedback by sending an email to newsletter@iaff43.org

Past issues will be available to download via the document library. This e-newsletter is not meant to replace any current means of communication (i.e. The Straight Stream, station visits). It is only meant to further connect our members to accurate and current information.

PFFA E-Newsletter in the Document Library


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