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Our day started bright and early with a 0600 wake up call. After a quick breakfast we headed to the 16th District Caucus for our morning briefing. Some interesting discussion regarding the latest health concerns over AFFF Foam. The Department of Defense has recently required the removal and proper disposal of AFFF that was manufactured prior to 2006.

A firefighter is fighting to keep his vision after getting AFFF in his eyes. This event has prompted an immediate action to minimize additional firefighter exposures. The Union (Local F263) will need to further investigate the potential for employee and retired employee exposures.

The General Session of the Convention started at 0830 with "Points of Personal Privilege". This is an opportunity for any delegate to speak on issues important to them. The order of business for the rest of the day was to complete all resolutions which had per capita attached to it. Currently Local Affiliates (including F263) pay the IAFF $13. 14 per member, per month. Local F263 also pays $6.57 per Retired Active Member per month. After the passing of today's resolutions Local Affiliates will pay $13.28 per member, per month and $6.64 per month for Retired Active Members. As of 1 October 2016 that rate will increase to $13.37 and $6.69 due to the 2014 Convention Resolution that authorized a pay raise for the District Vice Presidents.

Delegates received the "Roll Call" roster which confirms that Local F263 is still the largest Federal IAFF Local. The Credentials Committee reported as of Tuesday the Convention had 1824 Delegates, 748 Alternates and 745 guests registered.

The General Session ended with the IAFF Leadership Awards in which HFFA President Robert "Bobby" Lee was recognized by the 10th District who nominated him for this prestigious award. In 2014, at the IAFF Convention in Cincinnati, our very own treasurer Art Rego was presented with the same award.

Our day ended with the Labor Attorney Seminar that was presented by Local F263 Attorney Mr. Peter Trask. Over 50 individuals attended the seminar and all received valuable information on the work and need of a Labor Attorney. We would also like to thank District VP Jim Johnson for providing the lunch and caucus room.

Tune in tomorrow for information on Censured Fire Chiefs!

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Day 1 of the 53rd IAFF Convention is in the history books. This Convention is the largest in the history of the IAFF. Many first timers in attendance and it was heartwarming to see the video presentation of our Fallen Firefighters. The tribute to our Brothers and Sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice which included HFD Firefighter Clifford Rigsbee.

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53rd IAFF Conventions Begins - MONDAY!

As the Union prepares for the 53rd IAFF Convention we would like to thank the Local F263 General Membership for allowing us the opportunity to represent them at this Biennial Event.

Please check back daily for the lastest!

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The Union has organized its 2016 "Fill the Boot" for MDA Campaign. Please contact Union VP David Daniels for "B" Shift and Union Secretary Doug Barbieto for "A" Shift. The Union will provide t-shirts and lunch!

AUGUST 25th - Tamarind Park (0900-1400)
(Validated Parking at 1099 Alakea St)

AUGUST 26th - Windward City Shopping Center (0900-1400)

David Daniels - 342-3469
Doug Barbieto - 216-1217

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Go to the Members Only section to find the link on how it's done!

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