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Tania Salem feared the worst when her husband and father of their newborn baby girl collapsed at their home in Irvine and stopped breathing. She called the experience "terrifying."

"Call his name," the operator suggests.

"Patrick! Patrick! Patrick! Please no!" Tania yells.

When paramedics arrived, they began CPR, using a defibrillator, even using a tube to help Patrick breathe. He shortly began to breathe normally and was taken to Hoag Hospital in Irvine.

On Wednesday, Patrick and Tania had the chance to thank the men who revived him.

"They saved my life and I'm grateful for that, and it's an incredible experience to have a second chance -- actually a third chance at life," Patrick said.

In 2008, Patrick was given a heart transplant. Doctors don't believe the transplant is what caused his collapse, but Patrick is thankful nonetheless.

While answering emergency calls is something paramedics do every day, the men who saved Patrick's life say it's rare to reunite with one of their patients.

Robert Davidson, a firefighter and paramedic with the Orange County Fire Authority, said the reunion was "rewarding and so fulfilling."

"This is exactly our goal, our objective and why we do what we do," Davidson said.

Patrick remains in the hospital while doctors monitor his heart. He's expected to make a full recovery.

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IAFF Joins Groups Seeking Ban on Toxic Chemical Flame Retardants
05/03/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
A broad coalition of health, fire fighter, consumer and science groups - including the IAFF - has filed a petition asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban four categories of consumer products - children's products, furniture, mattresses and the casings around electronics - if they contain any flame retardant in the chemical class known as organohalogens.
DFD 858 Summer Patio Series
05/03/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
DFD 858's first Summer Patio Series FAC will be held May 29th @ Mile High Spirits located @ 22nd and Lawrence.  This event will start around 5 pm and will showcase the fine musical talents of Brian (P-Diddy) Combs and Sir Ricky Jaramillo.  These are 2 of the Denver Fire Departments most truly blessed musical talents. This is a fundraiser to assist a Local 858 member.
Local 4116 CPFF Foundation Fundraiser
05/03/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
This years tapping of Bumper Time Ale is fast approaching and we couldn't be more excited to have our friends, Built To Last playing LIVE music for you all night! Come out and join us, May 29th at 5:00pm at Rockyard American Grill and Brewing Company for a great event to benefit the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation.
IAFF Backs Legislation to Repeal "Cadillac Tax"
05/03/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
The IAFF is throwing its full support behind legislation to repeal the excise tax on high-cost health plans, more commonly referred to as the “Cadillac Tax.” Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) has introduced a bill to repeal this provision that was added to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at the last minute, with little debate or careful consideration.
"Right to work" 5/4/15
05/03/15 - IAFF Local 740
Burger Flipping Grill Masters!!
05/03/15 - IAFF Local 1805
Local 1805 Union Firefighters were out on Saturday, May 2nd to provide a little grill master action for the annual Salmon Creek Elementary school carnival.  Thank you to the Salmon Creek PTA for inviting us and allowing us to participate.
Recruits Graduated!!
05/03/15 - IAFF Local 1805
Congrats to our latest and greatest recruits as they graduated from their 12 week training academy at North Bend, WA.  The recruits are now on their 4 week day scheduled prior to going on shift.  Congrats Brothers and Sister!  Nice Job.
Prevention Division Update
05/03/15 - IAFF Local 2180
Hello Brothers and Sisters, Our Negotiating Team and Management have come to an agreement on filling the Fire Prevention Engineer Position. The Executive Board has pressed for several months to fill the position and now we have all come to an agreement.
Legislation to Repeal the Cadillac Tax Introduced
05/02/15 - UPFFA
Legislation to Repeal the Cadillac Tax Introduced In front of the Capitol steps, Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) on April 28 introduced H.R. 2050, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act.
Eureka officials: Police, fire, parks face cuts
05/02/15 - IAFF local 3556
Eureka officials: Police, fire, parks face cuts Humboldt Bay Fire Capt. Patrick Beyer, left, and Engineer Trevor Morris chat next to Engine 8114 outside Station 4 on Myrtle Avenue near S Street on Thursday afternoon. Because of Eureka budget cuts, the station could soon be closed 250 days out of the year.
Keep Informed: Missouri Legislative Reports
05/01/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Stay informed of the Bills that are being filed by the Legislature in Jefferson City, MO on a weekly basis.  This information is avaiable to all MEMBERS in the 2013 Legislative Reports area of the website.  If you are not currently registered with the website we strongly recommend that you do register so you may access this information.
7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarship Winners
05/01/15 - IAFF 7th District
The 2015 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarship winners have been chosen. This year the committee stated it was very difficult. Forty-two applications were received and the talent was overwhelming. This year the applicants were to describe the ramifications that the SCOTUS decision "Citizens United" would have on America. Attached is the top essay received. $750 scholarships are awarded to: Cora Bush, daughter of Ken Bush, Local 29-Spokane. Jake Jarrett, son of Jay Jarrett, Local 8-Great Falls. Emma Gieseke, daughter of Rich Gieseke, Local 2829-Redmond. Jacob Dailey, son of Shawn Dailey, Local 1747-Kent RFA. Kaylee Towers, daughter of Neil Towers, Local 2903-Lacey. Makenna Berg, daughter of Steven Berg, Local 3628-Yelm. $500 scholarships are awarded to: Christian Broschat, son of Keven Broschat, Local 828-Longview. Nicholas Stevens, son of Daniel Stevens, Local 1264-Anchorage. Aspen Crystal, daughter of Travis Crystal, Local I-83 of Idaho National Labs. Congrats to all winners and good luck to all the applicants!
Fill The Boot 2015
05/01/15 - IAFF Local 2819
It’s that time of the year again and we’re gearing up for a strong start and record finish. This year’s MDA Fill the Boot Drive will have six different dates at four locations to ensure you have an opportunity to do your part. We’ve improved the scheduling, T-shirt shortage problems, and upgraded the equipment.
Minnesota Day Of Giving
05/01/15 - IAFF Local 21
May 5th is Minnesota Statewide Day Of Giving.  If your looking for an organization to support consider Saint Paul Firefighters partnership with Operation Warm to provide brand new, American-Made coats to local children in need. For more info or to donate click on picture above.
2015 Pension Party
05/01/15 - McKeesport Firefighters
The 2015 Pension Party will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at the Elbow Room on West 5th Ave.  Start time is 630pm, dinner at 7pm. All current and past members are welcome to attend.
Executive Board Vacancy for Sgt. At Arms
05/01/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
May 1, 2015 - The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of Sergeant At Arms for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve on the board in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
May Children's Book Drive
05/01/15 - IAFF Local 1563
May Children's Book Drive Local 1563 is teaming up with the Maryland Family Network for a Book Drive to benefit the children of Anne Arundel Count.  Any new or used children's book may be donated at the Quatermaster drop area for pick up at the end of May.  Please consider this great cause when doing your spring cleaning.
05/01/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Tickets for the Summer Picnic are available now
05/01/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning all members, friends, family, co-workers, etc.  Tickets are in for the 858 Summer Picnic to be held Saturday June 13th, and did I mention they are FREE!!!!  Tickets can be picked up[ from the union hall through Dena, Jay Burkhalter Engine 11 A shift, or District VP's will have them soon.
Xaviers Senior Class Project 4/30/15
04/30/15 - New London Fire Fighters
 Xavier Jones, the New London High School Intern that has been riding along learning our profession, was able to present what he has learned to his classmates today. With the upcoming high school proms, Xavier stressed to his classmates what can happen if you drink and drive. Below are some pictures from the parking lot of New London High School. Photos by Alan Rheaume.
Local 1826 Principal Officer Election Results
04/30/15 - IAFF 1826
Congratulations to Missy Middleton elected as Secretary, and William Simpson re-elected as Field Representative. Thanks for 8 years of service as our Secretary to Matt Galewski.
John P. Redmond Symposium/ Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference
04/30/15 - IAFF Local F283
Brothers and Sisters, We have worked with management to created a unique opportunity for our members to attend the John P. Redmond Symposium/ Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference.  This is the IAFF's Health and Safety and EMS conferences.  We are looking for a volunteer to attend this year's events in Maryland, the week of August 24-28.
Charity Hockey Game
04/30/15 - IAFF Local 801
DFD Ice Hockey vs Ridgefield DFD Charity Hockey Game Saturday May 2, 2015 at The Winter Garden Arena, 111 Prospect Ridge Ridgefield. Puck Drops at 1:00pm Come out and cheeer on DFD for a good cause.
Jim "Baby Doll" Dahl
04/30/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Message from AFDRA President Sam Trujillo: Our Brother AFD Retiree James " Baby Doll" Dahl is still at a Lubbock Texas Hospital and plans are to move him to a rehab nursing facility here in Albuquerque as soon as possible ... James is bed ridden and will require extensive rehab care to include additional surgeries .
Charity Golf Tournament for Blaine, Verandah Golf Course, June 27th, 2015 at 8:30am Shotgun start
04/30/15 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachments containing the following: 1. Event information. 2. Team sign up sheet. 3. How to donate a raffle item. 4. How to a sponsor.
Local 2088 Member Mike McCoy LODD
04/30/15 - IAFF Local 452
Local 2088 Member Mike McCoy LODD Captain McCoy started his career as a volunteer with King County Fire Districts 1 and 18 at 16 years old. He joined KCFD 26 in 1982 as a resident volunteer. In 1986 he was hired as a paid firefighter for KCFD 1. He joined the Tukwila Fire Department in 1987 when KCFD 1 was annexed into the City of Tukwila.
1st Annual John Brandeburg Memorial Golf Tournament
04/30/15 - IAFF local 2957
Facade of Livonia building collapses
04/29/15 - IAFF Local 1164
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player LIVONIA, Mich. - Business has been halted for a handful of stores in a Livonia strip mall after the façade of the building collapsed Wednesday afternoon.
Upcoming General Membership Meetings
04/29/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, the May 2015 General Membership Meetings will be held: Tuesday, May 26, 2014 & Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:00 p.m.
JOBS: Birmingham Firefighter/AEMT
04/29/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The City of Birmingham, MI (EOE) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Firefighter/AEMT. Duties include fire suppression, emergency medical care, maintaining equipment, apparatus and buildings; participating in daily drills, protecting life and property; performing fire inspection duties & miscellaneous duties as assigned.
04/29/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
The Cambridge Youth Flag Football League is seeking coaches for their 2nd season of flag football in Cambridge!  The program is in partnership with NFL Play 60 for children 5-12 years old. Coaches are required to complete the following: - CORI check - CDC Concussion training - NFL Play 60 FlagTraining The season is from 9/7-11/7.
Firefighter Stairclimb Donations Announced
04/29/15 - Kent Fire Fighters
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society announced on April 26 the total amount raised for the Firefighter Stairclimb was a record $2.2 million. Thank you to all those who donated. Every bit raised goes towards research, patient aid and advocacy.
RIP Brother McCoy ~ Local 2088
04/29/15 - Kent Fire Fighters
It is with great sadness that the WSCFF, Locals 2088 and 1747 advise you of the Line-of-Duty Death of Captain Mike McCoy. Captain McCoy passed away on Wednesday, April 22, while teaching for the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) in Anniston, Alabama.
Local 2088 Member Mike McCoy LODD
04/29/15 - IAFF 7th District
Captain McCoy started his career as a volunteer with King County Fire Districts 1 and 18 at 16 years old. He joined KCFD 26 in 1982 as a resident volunteer. In 1986 he was hired as a paid firefighter for KCFD 1. He joined the Tukwila Fire Department in 1987 when KCFD 1 was annexed into the City of Tukwila. Captain McCoy also found time to work for Puget Sound Ambulance as an emergency medical technician from 1988 until 1990, for American MedTech from 1990 until 1994, and for American Medical Response as a dispatcher from 1994 until the present. His accomplishments were not limited to emergency responses. Captain McCoy was the lead advisor for the Tukwila Fire Explorer Post of the Zone 3 Fire Explorers, a Boys Scouts of America branch for young people interested in a career in public safety. With a career filled with helping those in his own community, Captain McCoy also assisted people around the world. While with NDMS, he was a Team Commander of the International Medical Surgical Response Team – West and a member of the Incident Response Coordination Team – West. As a member of the Seattle - King County Disaster Team, Washington One Disaster Medical Assistance Team, and Washington Task Force One, Captain McCoy responded to many national and international disasters including the Oklahoma City bombing and Super Storm Sandy. During the Haiti earthquake, the Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Irene, and Charlie hurricanes, Captain McCoy served as the Type One Operations Section Chief. At the Katrina hurricane, he was responsible for the largest patient evacuation in U.S. history. Captain McCoy is survived by wife Mary, sons Corbin and James, grandson Hunter, brothers Pat and KC, his father Earl, and numerous nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Midge and his son Charlie. Brother McCoy's service is scheduled for May 5th, 2015, 12 noon, at the New Life Church located at 15711 152 Avenue SE in Renton, Washington. Full Class A uniform is requested.
Update #1 on 1014 members in Nepal
04/29/15 - IAFF Local 1014
2015 UPFFA Golf Tournament - THANK YOU!!
04/28/15 - UPFFA
2015 UPFFA OF CT. GOLF TOURNAMENT I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors & 160 Golfers who made our Golf Tournament on Monday, April 27th a huge success. Again, thank you  Peter S. Carozza, Jr.
Lake Phalen Underwater Clean Up
04/28/15 - IAFF Local 21
Are you a Diver?  Local 21 members will be participating at the Lake Phalen Underwater Clean Up event on May 14th at 0900 hours at Phalen Beach.  If you would like to assist bring your dive gear.  Contact Josh Knutson for further details or to arrange to attend.
Texas Hold'em
04/28/15 - Arlington Fire Fighters
CPFF Foundation Golf
04/28/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
The 2nd Annual CPFF Foundation Cup Golf Tournament will be held on July 2nd, 2015 at Todd Creek Golf Club (1:00pm). Registration is now open at the http://cpfffoundation.
Air Capital Volunteers
04/28/15 - IAFF Local 135
Members of Local 135 The Air Capital Classic is being held at Crestview Country Club June 25th - 28th this year. They have asked if the firefighters could provide some assistance on June 28th from 2 to 7pm to tear down the event.  They are looking for 6 people to help them.
JOBS: Inkster Firefighter
04/28/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Applications for Firefighter positions are now being accepted in the City of Inkster. Starting salary based on experience and qualifications. Applicants must be CWW certified, have a Michigan State certification as a Firefighter II and must have a certification as a State of Michigan or National Registry certified/licensed Paramedic within six (6) months of employment.
JOBS: Airport Firefighter
04/28/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The Wayne County Airport Authority (Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports) is accepting applications for the position of Airport Firefighter.
Local 103 Memorial Ride
04/28/15 - IAFF Local 135
Members of Local 135 Sedalia Firefighters Local 103 are hosting a Memorial Ride  on June 27th 2015.  If you are interested in attending we have attached the flyer for this event.
Oil City L0700 Expires 2016
04/28/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
El Paso Fire Fighters Seek ‘Yes’ Votes on Propositions 2 and 3
04/28/15 - IAFF Local 51
El Paso Fire Fighters Seek ‘Yes’ Votes on Propositions 2 and 3 Early voting begins today; fire fighter group will vote at 1 p.m. EL PASO, April 27, 2015 – By the time early voting in the municipal election began today, El Paso fire fighters had knocked on the doors of more than 15,000 local homes, seeking the support of voters.
LODD - John Orf, IAFF Local 2665
04/27/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
It is with a heavy heart that have to report a LODD for John Orf, a member of the Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri, IAFF Local 2665.  Brother Orf passed away after battling cancer. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 30th at Stygar Funeral Home, located at 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63304.  Visitation will be from 2 PM till 7 PM.
6th Annual Sedalia Firefighter's Memorial Ride
04/27/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Download Event Flier here.
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