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2019 OFFICER ELECTIONS
11/10/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
2019 OFFICER ELECTION *THIS VOTE WILL INCLUDE BYLAW CHANGES AND A DUES INCREASE BALLOT MEASURE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANCE FUND BYLAW CHANGES TO INCLUDE THE DUES INCREASE CAN BE VIEWED IN THE MEMBERS-ONLY SECTION AT IAFF244.
IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party
10/30/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party!  We will celebrate Christmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Friday December 13, 2019 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.
PAC Volunteers Needed
10/15/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Brothers & Sisters, We need volunteers to assist with Political Action (PAC) efforts, as the Nov 5, 2019 election is approaching. IAFF Local 244 has endorsed three (3) candidates for Albuquerque City Council: Ane Romero, Zack Quintero & Pat Davis. Please see the dates below for scheduled PAC efforts.
Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! 11/2/19
10/08/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! Costumes Welcome! The 2019 Annual Kid’s Party will be held on Saturday November 2, 2019 at Dave & Buster’s from 10:00am-12:00pm. Please call/text Kelly @ 505-288-2313 before October 28, 2019 for your family's reservation, an RSVP is required.
IAFF Local 244 Per-Capita Dues Increase
09/25/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Pursuant to action taken at the last IAFF Convention in 2018, IAFF per capita dues for each active and retired-active member is adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index (our monthly dues to the International). As a result there is an overall increase in the amount of .
County PERA Board election
09/11/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
County Brothers & Sisters, Please remember to vote for Shirley M. Ragin for PERA Board.
Make-a-Wish Charity Golf Tournament
09/11/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Brothers & Sisters, Please consider coming out and supporting a worthy cause and have fun at the same time: The New Mexico Make-A-Wish foundation is holding a Charity Golf Tournament at the Isleta Golf Course on September 19th.  Please see attached flyer for registration details. Thank you.
County Chapter 2nd Trustee Vacancy
09/03/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of County Chapter 2nd Trustee for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position at the Executive Board meeting on September 19, 2019, until the next General Election; in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held in December 2019 (Exact Date-TBD)
08/19/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention All Members: Nominations for the 2019 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 12, 2019 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 14, 2019. In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Section 4.
2020 IAFF Local 244 Negotiating Teams
08/19/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Members: At this time we are accepting letters of interest for the 2020 Negotiating Teams for both City and County Chapters. Please send the interest letters to President Cheney jcheneyiaff@gmail.com and cc your respective Chapter Vice Presidents. Letters are due by September 4, 2019.
Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
07/01/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted this month (July 2019) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in July 2019.
NMPFFA Fly Fishing Tournament
06/30/19 - NMPFFA
NMPFFA will be hosting their 2nd Annual Fly Fishing Tournament Aug 29-30 to benefit the NMPFFA Benevolent Fund.
City Chapter E-board Vacancy
05/01/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City Trustee 1 for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint members to serve in these positions at the Executive Board meeting on July 18, 2019 until the next General Election; in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
Results of today's County Chapter special meeting
04/25/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
During today's special meeting regarding Captain Conversions the membership voted unanimously to accept the BCFD Chief's Plan to convert Lieutenant postions to Captains.
1st Annual Battle for the Pump Cornhole Tournament
04/19/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Come out and take part in the 1st Annual Battle for the Pump Cornhole Tournament benefitting Local 244's Membership Assistance Program.   When: Saturday May 11th 9 a.m.
County Chapter Special Meeting Regarding Captain Conversions
04/16/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
A Special Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 1:00p.m. in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss Captain Conversions. Please be aware that the meeting will start promptly at the advertised time.
Special Meeting to Approve Congressional Endorsement, April 11, 2019
04/04/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall on April 11, 2019 in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Political Action Committee recommendation for a Congressional Endorsement. The meeting will start promptly at 6:45pm, the General Meeting with follow at 7:00pm.
City Chapter MOU for ‘Paramedic EMT-I Compensation for required off duty training’ was approved by membership
04/01/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The City Chapter Paramedic EMT-I Compensation for Training Attendance during regularly scheduled days off MOU was approved, pursuant to Article II, Section 2 Contract Vote/Ratification & Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws at the Special Meeting which was held on March 28, 2019.
City Chapter MOU for ‘Paramedic EMT-I Compensation for required off duty training’ to be presented for membership approval at Special Meeting 3/28/19 at 1:00p.m.
03/21/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
8th Annual ‘Swing for Survivors’ Golf Tournament
02/28/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
On Saturday, March 30th 2019, the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters will host the 8th Annual ‘Swing for Survivors’ Golf Tournament to Benefit the IAFF Local 244 Firefighters Survivors Fund (FSF). The FSF provides financial assistance to firefighters, spouses and children of firefighters stricken with life threatening medical conditions.
Fight for Air Climb
02/21/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Mattress Firm Special Pricing
02/21/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Brother & Sisters, We have been made aware of special pricing for mattresses through Mattress Firm’s Corporate office for fire fighters and their families. This special wholesale pricing can only be obtained by contacting Lothar “LT” Miller directly. His information is included on attachment. Thank you.
County Chapter Committee appointments
02/11/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Please see attached letter for the recent appointments to this Year's County Chapter Committees.
City Chapter Chief Steward Vacancy
01/31/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of City Chapter Chief Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint the City Chapter Chief Steward to serve until the next General Election in accordance with the Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
Eboard Officer Election Bylaw mistake
01/30/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Brothers & Sisters, It has been brought to my attention as both the General Secretary and Election Committee Chair (for last election) that Section 10 para E.  of our Local's By-laws was not followed.
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