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  Effective 10/1/18, the Florida legislature enacted special provisions for accidental injuries suffered by first responders, including paramedics and emergency medical technicians. As relevant here, the statute confirms that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (hereinafter “PTSD") for first responders is a compensable occupational disease within the meaning of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. Unlike other occupational trauma resulting in mental health condition(s), this particular statute permits a first responder to claim lost wage benefits for the PTSD without evidence of an accompanying physical injury. However, in order to obtain the benefits available under this particular statute, certain, very important elements must be met; otherwise, [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Statement of President Sam A. Cabral re: 9/11 Remembrance

  International Union of Police Associations   Statement of President Sam A. Cabral re: 9/11 Remembrance Twenty years ago, on September 11, the United States suffered its worst terrorist event in history when four planes were hijacked. Two of them were flown into the Twin Towers in New York City, while the third, en route to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers stormed the cockpit. A fourth plane was flown into the Pentagon. In all, nearly 3,000 people perished in the events, 2,606 at the Trade Center, 125 at the Pentagon, and 265 aboard the four hijacked planes. [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

I.U.P.A. Briefing Room Photo of the Week from New York

New York State Investigator Christopher Quick and his K9 KB around the time of their service at Ground Zero from September 12 through the beginning of October in 2001. KB was named after Trooper Kenneth B. Knapp. It has always been customary for K9s in the department to be named after fallen officers. Chris and KB first worked search and rescue, then rescue and recovery efforts. Other officers would work methodically, alerting a K9 Handler to come and check anything they thought might be a person or remains. Chris recalled that the K9s were fitted with booties on their paws to protect [...]

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I.U.P.A. Briefing Room Photos of the Week from Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona Beach Police Officer Jason Raynor was honored by race fans this past weekend who signed messages onto his patrol car where it was parked in One Daytona's Victory Circle prior to the Coke Zero Sugar 400 race. Officer Raynor died from his injuries on August 17, 55 days after he was shot in the head by a suspect while on duty. Prior to joining Daytona Beach Police Department, Jason was an officer in Port Orange, where he was honored for his heroism and quick thinking when he talked a suicidal woman out of jumping off the Dunlawton Avenue Bridge. Officers from [...]

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Advice from ANEW Advisors for Labor Day 2021 to Improve Work-Life Balance

  With Labor Day approaching, it is time to start saying our goodbyes to summer. More than just an extra day off of work, it’s important to remember what Labor Day is really meant to celebrate. While we recognize the hard work first-responders invest, today we will explore five ways that you can improve your work-life balance, because there is more in life to enjoy than just our careers. Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day? The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the Central Labor Union to celebrate workers' contributions to [...]

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

I.U.P.A. Briefing Room Photos of the Week from South Daytona, Florida!

Recently, Officer Landon Jones of the South Daytona Police Department was passing out 7-Eleven coupons for Slurpee’s to some very enthusiastic children at the local park. South Daytona Police Department officers regularly have coupons donated from local businesses that they pass out to kids who are being good citizens and sometimes just because. For example, officers recently passed out pizza coupons that read, “Caught being nice, here’s a slice.”     Submit Your Photo to be Selected as a Photo of the Week for the Chance to Win a 2021 Harley-Davidson® FLHTK Ultra Limited Peace Officer Special Edition in Dark Blue! Previous [...]

By |August 25th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

2021 Edward J. Kiernan Memorial Scholars Selected

Once a year, the I.U.P.A. selects promising students who demonstrate both academic excellence as well as the desire to pursue studies and careers within the law enforcement and labor fields in order to assist them with the costs of attending an academic institution. 2021 Recipients: Ms. Abigail Miller of Lisbon, Wisconsin plans to pursue a career as a Medical Examiner/Forensic Pathologist Ms. Haley Stewart of Denham Springs, Louisiana is pursuing a career as a Lawyer   Ms. Abigail Miller  Ms. Haley Stewart Highlights from Application Essays and Letters of Recommendation Both of these bright young women had extremely impressive applications that [...]

By |August 24th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

I.U.P.A. Briefing Room Photo of the Week from Terre Haute, Indiana!

Terre Haute Police Detective and FBI Task Force Officer, Gregory Ferency, was shot and killed outside the FBI Resident Agency Office on July 7, 2021. After hearing of the tragedy, the Street Department of Terre Haute, Indiana took it upon themselves to show their support by painting a thin blue line down the center of Wabash Avenue in front of the Terre Haute Police Department. They did not tell anyone they were doing so, nor seek any credit. They simply wanted their local officers to know they were appreciated and supported. Terre Haute Police Officers Local 133 posted the photo on their [...]

By |August 19th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

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