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      The List of Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union Recommended & Endorsed Candidates

      On September 12, 2016, the MPFFU Executive Board approved an updated list of recommended candidates for the November 8th elections.  You can view the list by clicking here.  These recommendations are based on how the candidates stand on issues that are important to us as firefighters.  The recommended candidates for State Representative filled out questionnaires that were based solely on firefighter and labor issues.  Incumbents were also screened for how they voted on the issues important to us while they have been in office.  Remember, the MPFFU Executive Board is not telling you how to vote, we are simply offering you information to help you make an informed choice at the ballot box. 

         


      Applications for the Delegato-McColl Labor Scholarship Program Now Being Accepted

      The Delegato/McColl Scholarship was created for active members of the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to become union leaders at the state, local, and international level.  This scholarship is intended to educate less experienced union members in an effort to prevent knowledge gaps at the state and local level created by the departure of many of our distinguished union leaders.

      The ideal candidate will have demonstrated involvement in their local union, and a desire to develop the foundation required to grow as an organized labor leader.  Candidates should pay special attention to the schedule of the required classes for this program, and understand the work load involved.  The Delegato/McColl scholarship will cover the cost of tuition for the Wayne State Labor School Program. ($750) All candidates must submit the accompanying application along with their response to the essay question listed on the application.  The requirements and overview of the content of the program are listed in the attachment to this email.  Please call the MPFFU office at 734-675-0206 if you have any questions.


      2016 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial

      Honoring Lansing Fire Fighter Dennis Rodeman, in Colorado Springs, CO September 17, 2016.


      BREAKING NEWS: The FDA has granted accelerated approval to eteplirsen for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy! Decades of MDA research and investment have paid off with the first disease-modifying drug available to treat DMD.  Watch video here.
      We are filled with hope.

      bit.ly/eteplirseninfo


      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. 


      Link to IAFF Convention Pictures - click here


                          


      2016 MPFFU Convention Pictures can be found here.
       Recent legislation dealing with our 1st Amendment Rights to free speech has renewed debate about what we may or may not be able to say as public employees. Certainly when we are engaged in union activity we do have some protections, all though it seems less and less every year.
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      Apply now for the annual Gayheart Prevention Award! All nominations for the 2016 Leland Gayheart Award must be postmarked by September 30, 2016.  Leland Gayheart was a 23 year old firefighter that lost his life due to a devastating burn injury in 1991. As a tribute, the Leland Gayheart Prevention Award was created to encourage prevention programs within local fire departments.
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      Join the Hamtramck Firefighters on October 22, 2016 for a Halloween party you won’t forget – right here in Hamtramck! The Hamtramck Firefighters’ Haunted Fowling returns at Fowling Warehouse! Fowling is an enjoyable and lively game that combines elements of bowling, football, and horseshoes.
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      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.
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      Click to view the new MDA PSA
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      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.

  • Contact Information for Local Union Executive Board Members

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