IAFF Local 856 Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Upcoming Events
    Executive Board Meeting
    Jun 05, 2019
    Union Office 85 Sheffield Rd.
    Union Meeting
    Jun 05, 2019
    Union Office 85 Sheffield Rd.
    Executive Board Meeting
    Jul 03, 2019
    Union Office 85 Sheffield Rd.
    Executive Board Meeting
    Aug 07, 2019
    Union Office 85 Sheffield Rd.
    Executive Board Meeting
    Sep 04, 2019
    Union Office 85 Sheffield Rd.
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    • Manchester Fire 5K at Derryfield Park

      Join us on Thursday, May 30th at 6:20 p.m. for the first Manchester Fire Cross Country 5K.  Proceeds from this event are being donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Since 1954, IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) members have shown an unwavering commitment to defeating muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases. For 60 years strong, our nation’s heroes have raised more than $558 million to save and improve lives of families fighting muscle disease. "With MDA, the IAFF’s support is not going to come to an end until the need for MDA doesn’t exist."

      START / FINISH:  Derryfield Park, Manchester, NH.  Course is a loop, has some hills and some unpaved and grassy terrain.  

      POST RACE PARTY!  Participant 21+ will have access to our beer garden local brewery, Pipe Dream will be pouring their delicious handcrafted brews.

      RACE SWAG:  Short sleeve event shirts will be given to the first 100 registered participants.   


      Adults 14 and older $30 / $35 day of event

      Youth 13 and under:  $20 / $25 day of event

      CREATE A TEAM and earn bragging rights!!  Grab some buddies and form a team.  Fastest team will win a team trophy and bragging rights!

      START A FUNDRAISING TEAM!  100% of the funds raised will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Fundraising team who raised the most funds will win a prize!!

      AWARDS/PRIZES:  Top 3 overall male/female finishers will win GREAT prizes!

      Sign up:  https://runsignup.com/Race/NH/Manchester/ManchesterFireCrossCountry5K

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      Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

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      At 2:45 p.m. on Sunday May 19, 2019, 2 very attentive and kind people stopped to check on a distressed duck in the street at South Park Lane and Canal Court in Littleton. They discovered her ducklings trapped in a storm drain and called South Metro Fire Rescue for help. Local members assigned to Tower 18 used a fire helmet to gather all 10 ducklings and reunite them with their mother.
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      Hampton Chowdah Challenge
      05/21/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
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      Capitol Report 5/20/19
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      05/19/19 - IAFF Local 274
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      Shad Derby June 11th and There is Still Room
      05/19/19 - IAFF 7th District
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      APFF Convention
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      Alumni Luncheon
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      2019 FPF Convention Delegates & Alternates
      05/15/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      In accordance with our Constitution and By-Laws, Article 8; Section 1 – “Delegates and Alternates shall be elected by secret ballot of the members in good standing in attendance at a regular scheduled meeting” DATE:  TUESDAY MAY 28th, 2019 (B-SHIFT) TIME:  12:00 PM PLACE:  UNION HALL Nominations for Delegates and Alternates for the 75th Annual Florida Professional Firefighters (FPF) Convention will be accepted from the floor at the May 28th, 2019 Union Meeting from 12:00 PM to 12:20 PM. Nominations may also be made in writing and must be received by Elections Committee chairperson, 8000 NW 21 street #222, Miami, Florida 33122 or emailed to electioncommittee@local1403.org before May 28th, 2019 at 12:20 PM. All candidates nominated must be a member in good standing as specified in the Metro-Dade Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1403 Constitution and By-Laws. Election will be conducted shortly after the close of nominations. The FPF Convention will be held in Daytona, Florida, June 10-14, 2019.
      MDA - MPFF Fire Fighter Summer Day Camp
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      Updated with service information-Retired FF Michael Goad
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      GREAT NEWS!!!
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      Monday, May 13, 2019: PTSD Press Conference
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      MapleWood Firefighter/Paramedic
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      Golf Tournament
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      Letter Regarding Paramedic/EMT OT
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      Colorado Fallen Firefighter Memorial - Aaron Lybarger
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      Vivie’s Fun Run
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      Vivie’s Fun Run around Lake Como on May 19! For more information and for registration, please go to: https://www.viviennesjoy.org/vivies-run.html and click on the “Register Here” link Please contact Steve Sampson with any questions.
      Lt Roger Korte
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      Documents added to the Convention Information page
      05/06/19 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The Committee assignments, President's report, Delegates and Alternates and a draft of the Rules of Order have been added to the Convention Information page.
      Manchester Fire 5k
      05/06/19 - Manchester Fire Fighters
      Join us on Thursday, May 30th at 6:20 p.m. for the first Manchester Fire Cross Country 5K.  Proceeds from this event are being donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Since 1954, IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) members have shown an unwavering commitment to defeating muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases.
      Election is 3 days away!
      05/04/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Local 858 Sisters and Brothers, What a day today! Local 858 members (retired and active) paired up with the Denver Area Labor Federation to knock on doors in Council District 1 for Mike Somma. We are making our final push and we need to get Denver voters to the polls. Fire fighters are needed to drop off literature tomorrow (Sunday, May 5) and Monday, May 6.
      Support Our Brother Marc Weiss
      05/04/19 - IAFF Local 3444
      If you would please support our brother Marc Weiss, He has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Below are links to purchase a Support T-Shirt. If anyone wants to order more than one, shoot us a msg with your email and the sizes and quantities you would like and we can send you a payment link. T-Shirt Shipped XXXL https://link.waveapps.

      Local 856 in action 

      2nd Alarm Manchester NH 374 Merrimack St April 16, 2018



      Video of 3rd Alarm 213 Green Street 

      Video provided by Jeff Hastings

      Frame of Mind Photography


      News Events - New Hampshire


      Manchester Fire Stations and Equipment Photos

      MPD Incident Shooting 331 Lake Ave Nov. 24, 2013
      MPD Incident Shooting 331 Lake Ave Nov. 24, 2013 Slideshow

      3rd Alarm January 24, 2014 169 Joliette St

      Chief John Lydon Memorial February 10, 2014

      83 Bowman St February 11, 20014 Fatal

      210 Mooresville Rd March 24, 2014 Double Fatal

      Boston Fire 9 Alarm Beacon St March 26, 2014
      Boston Fire 9 Alarm Beacon St March 26, 2014 Slideshow

      305 Amherst St October 22, 2014 Fatal
      305 Amherst St October 22, 2014 Fatal Slideshow

      425 Dubuque St 2nd Alarm December 5, 2014
      425 Dubuque St 2nd Alarm December 5, 2014 Slideshow

      Manchester Fire Department 2014 Video

      Second Street MVA January 21, 2015
      Second Street MVA January 21, 2015 Slideshow

      17 - 21 Prospect St February 21, 2015

      Mitchell St March 4, 2014

      Penacook St March 5, 2015

      2nd Alarm 159 Rockland Ave May 7, 2015 - Images

      2nd Alarm 159 Rockland Ave May 7, 2015 - Video

      MFD 2015 Junior Fire Muster

                     City of Manchester Firefighter's Fact Finding Report 2017

      Below is a link to the Fact Finder's Report in regards to our current contract negotiations with the city.

      Please click on the link to read the report and if you agree with the outcome, contact the Mayor and Alderman on our behalf. 

      Thank you.. Local 856 Leadership

      Fact Finders Report Link

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