State Representative Candidates Endorsed by the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Please review this (updated as of July 26th) list of endorsed candidates and share it with everyone you know. These candidates all completed our questionnaire and we believe they will support issues important to firefighters. Encourage all your relatives, friends, and neighbors to vote on August 2nd.
First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund - Application for Benefits
Pursuant to Public Act 515 of 2014 the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund was created.(AKA Cancer Presumption Law) The Director of the Workers' Compensation Agency is the administrator of the Fund. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has created a webpage explaining the process to apply for benefits.
There are still many unanswered questions regarding how the funding is going to be distributed. According to the website, a list of potential claimants is being created and applications will be logged based on the date they are received by their office.
Anyone that meets the critera listed on this webpage should submit an application to get your name on the list. We will provide more information when it becomes available.
If you have any questions on the administration of this fund, you may also contact the Claims Processing Division at 517-284-8912.
MPFFU Committee Appointments Announced
MPFFU President Mark Docherty recently announced the names of MPFFU members who will serve on various committees until June 2018. Thank-you to everyone that applied. Click here to see the complete list of appointments.
MPFFU Coordinator Position Appointments Announced
The MPFFU is pleased to announce the appointment of William Pawluk, L421-Lansing, to the newly created position of MPFFU Education & Training Coordinator and David Polite, L1279-Western Wayne, to the newly created position of MPFFU Communications Coordinator. Delegates assembled at the recent MPFFU Convention adopted resolutions creating both of these positions. Applications were submitted by several qualified members for both of these positions which made the selection process very difficult. MPFFU President Mark Docherty and the members of the MPFFU Executive Board are looking forward to working with these individuals to improve the services provided by the MPFFU to its members.
IAFF 8th District Convention Shirt Now Available
The official 8th District IAFF Convention shirt has arrived. The shirt is black . The cost is $35. All sizes available. We would like to get them to you prior to the convention so please click here to order and make your payment. Limited quantities and sizes will be available onsite in Las Vegas so order yours today!
A few weeks ago it was announced that the MPFFU would partner with the National Child ID Program and the Detroit Lions to provide over 1 million ID kits to children across the great state of Michigan. We appreciate all of our locals looking to join us in this effort, but this call to action is limited to the first 30 locals that answer this call. Please click on this link to learn how your local can be part of this exciting campaign. Click here for the registration form. Here is the link to the State of Michigan site to obtain your raffle license.
2016 MPFFU Convention Pictures can be found here.
Fire Fighters Assistance Program
Confidential FFAP Hotline: 1.888.731.FIRE Available 24/7
Free CONFIDENTIAL telephone assistance for MPFFU members, retirees, and their families
Get answers to your questions and concerns.
Find resoucres for information, treatment, and support.
Know your conversation is confidential.
Get referrals to quality professional care.
Click here for a recent article about suicide in the fire service.
MPFFU License Plate
The branch offices of the Secretary of State now require individuals to provide proof of MPFFU membership to obtain the MPFFU License Plate. You must show either your IAFF membership card or a letter from the MPFFU verifying that you are a member or eligible retiree to obtain the plate. Please call 734-675-0206 to obtain a proof of membership letter. If you see a non-member with the MPFFU plate on their vehicle, please contact the MPFFU with the plate number. The SOS will make the individual return the plate if they are not a member of our organization.