I was just informed that Tom Peart, President of Fort Dodge Iowa Local 622, suddenly passed away this morning at his home. Please keep Brother Peart's in your thoughts and prayers. More specifics will be distributed as they become available.
It is with a very heavy heart that I report the tragic Line of Duty Death of a member of the Columbia, Missouri Fire Department.
As more details become available, a formal release of information will come from the IAFF and the Columbia F.D. President Schaitberger and I have been in contact with the Local Leaders, and we will continue to monitor this situation. Local 1055 is receiving, and they will continue to receive all available resources from our organization as well as the Missouri Fire Fighter Funeral Assistance Team. Once our response team has identified additional needs, those will be communicated to you promptly.
In the meantime, please keep our brothers and sisters of Local 1055 and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
The Missouri Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday afternoon on three key cases that very much strengthened the collective bargaining rights of public employees. See the following article for a brief synopsis...