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Reminder to Register for Upcoming "Free" Webinars
The MPFFU is hosting two educational webinars on January 31st. These webinars are designed for any and all MPFFU members and especially for current union officers. Register today!
Free Webinar: Basic Negotiations
Jan 31, 2017
Free Webinar-Duty of Fair Representation - What you Need to Know
Jan 31, 2017
MPFFU Members Reappointed to Emergency Medical Services Coordination Committee (EMSCC)
Glen Scafidi, Montgomery Nye, and Christopher Lake were recently reappointed to serve as members on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Medical Services Coordination Committee.
This committee is responsible to provide coordination and exchange of information on EMS programs and services, to act as a liaison between MPFFU members and the MDHHS, to advise the legislature and the MDHHS on matters concerning EMS throughout the State, and to provide recommendatons concerning the EMS system in Michigan.
Glen, Monty, and Chris also service on the MPFFU Standing EMS Committee with Lisa Martin (L1355), Christopher Lisak (L1206), Keith Anderson (L2701), Richard Terrell (L1306), Barton Perry (L366), and Melissa Medici (L1029).
Please feel free to share your thoughts and questions with the members of this committee by contacting the MPFFU office or by attending one of their quarterly meetings.
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.
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.