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Residents speak out at city council meeting against dog shooting
08/15/17 - IAFF Local 1164
Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled the Eiben family's name in Livonia City Council President Kathleen McIntyre's quote. It has been corrected. Laura Hilobuk said the story of her father's dog dying at the hands of a utility worker last month in Livonia has gone global.
Welcome Baby Beckett!!!!
08/10/17 - IAFF Local 741
Everyone please welcome baby Beckett Edward Vogel to our firehouse family!!! Congratulations Brother Vogel and his wife on the birth of a happy, healthy baby boy. Beckett was born on Aug 8, 2017 and was 9.2lbs and 20.5 inches. Welcome to our firehouse family.
Highland games returning to Livonia this weekend
08/02/17 - IAFF Local 1164
Bring your laddies and lassies to Greenmead this weekend. The 168th annual St. Andrew's Society Highland Games return to Livonia's historical park at Eight Mile and Newburgh beginning Friday night.  With a long-running history in metro Detroit, not much is changing at the games this year, event chairwoman Cathy Hasse said.
Livonia fire crews save cat from burning house
08/02/17 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia firefighters were able to save a family pet after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a home in the southwest part of the city. Deputy Chief Mike Kelly of the Livonia Fire Department said firefighters were called at about 11 a.m. Monday to a fire in the 37000 block of Grantland, located west of Newburgh.
RV fire in Livonia damages two homes
07/27/17 - IAFF Local 1164
A fire damaged two homes and a recreational vehicle early Thursday morning in the 20000 block of Angling. Fire Marshal Keith Bo of the Livonia Fire Department said the blaze began at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday in an RV in the driveway of one of the homes, located at the intersection of Angling and Fargo.
New Law Makes MDA Fill the Boot Legal
07/27/17 - MPFFU
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that at 10:20 this morning, July 27, 2017,  Governor Snyder signed HB 4160 into law. At 1:02 pm on July 27th it was filed with the Secretary of State and assigned as PA 112 of 2017 with immediate effect. Short version, it is now legal to collect in the streets for our Fill The Boot fundraising campaign for MDA.
Police officer hospitalized after fatal I-96 accident
07/24/17 - IAFF Local 1164
A Livonia police officer remains in the hospital Monday morning after receiving injuries from a Sunday accident on Interstate 96 that left one driver dead. Sgt. Brian Leigh of the Livonia Police Department said the accident took place at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday along westbound I-9,6 near Middlebelt.
Small electrical fire brings fire department to Livonia home
07/24/17 - IAFF Local 1164
Several Livonia Fire Department trucks could be seen whizzing up Farmington Road Monday afternoon responding to a call. That call ended up being a small fire that began in a home in the 19300 block of Shadyside's circuit breaker box in the basement, said Senior Capt. Dave Bostater of the Livonia Fire Department. "It started in the circuit box," he said.
St. Clair Shores Golf Outing - Sept 9th
07/19/17 - MPFFU
Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force Report Released
07/18/17 - MPFFU
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10:27 AM Task Force: Greater Monitoring, New Board Needed For Local Finances More reporting, overall transparency, a fiscal stress test for pension and benefit spending, as well as creation of a new Municipal Stability Board are needed to help local governments maintain ongoing financial stability, a local government task force recommended on Tuesday.
IAFF Peer Fitness Training in Dearborn Heights
07/17/17 - MPFFU
Dearborn Heights, Local 1355 is hosting an IAFF Peer Fitness Training Course  The class will be October 23-27, 2017 from 8-5 each day.  The location of the class will be at Dearborn Heights Fire Department, this may be subject to change.   The cost is $1000 per individual.  If you are interested in attending class or receiving further information, please contact Lt.
'Dud' fireworks destroy Livonia truck on Independence Day
07/17/17 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia first responders had quite the welcome to Independence Day after they were called to a residence to deal with a vehicle fire. Police and firefighters were called in the early morning hours of July 4 to a home in the 14100 block of Arcola on the report of a pickup truck that was engulfed in flames.
Livonia burns field to destroy invasive plants
07/17/17 - IAFF Local 1164
It's not often you see a firefighter start a fire on purpose. But that's what took place for one of the first times in recent years in Livonia last week. A controlled burn took place last Thursday on city property north of Glendale between Merriman and Farmington, a measure the city took to combat the creeping of the invasive species phragmites.
Free Training - Common Sense Economics
07/17/17 - MPFFU
The National AFL-CIO and the State Federation will host a CSE Train-the-Trainer Workshop on July 22, 2017 at 9am. It’s open to anyone interested in advancing labor’s progressive economic agenda. We are asking leaders to commit to sending members of your union, local endorsed candidates, and activists to this important training.
Pipes & Drums Friendraiser - August 24th
07/15/17 - MPFFU
Join us for the 8th Annual Metro Detroit Police-Fire Pipes & Drums Friendraiser on Thursday, August 24th.
MPFFU Executive Board Meeting Minutes - June 13, 2017
06/26/17 - MPFFU
The Passing of our Brother
06/25/17 - IAFF Local 741
Brothers and Sisters, It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of our brother from Cadillac Fire. Below is a posting from the MPFFU on information regarding Brother Feister's funeral arrangements.  Cadillac Firefighters Local 704  It is with deep regret that we inform you of the unexpected passing of our local president Lt. Mark Feister.
IAFF 421 Honor Guard golf outing
06/20/17 - IAFF 421
IAFF 421 Honor Guard annual golf outing.
MIOSHA Occupational Safety Advisor Postion
06/15/17 - MPFFU
Lessons Seniority Has Taught Me
06/09/17 - MPFFU
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Flint to Reopen Shuttered Fire Station
06/06/17 - MPFFU
New firefighter plan latest step to ease north-end Plymouth Township residents' concerns
06/06/17 - Western Wayne Co. Fire Dept Mutual Aid Assoc.
Inching closer to reopening a fire station on Plymouth Township's northeast side, elected leaders have agreed to hire three new firefighters amid efforts to improve emergency response time to areas such as Lake Pointe subdivision. The 6-1 decision by the township board came Tuesday as local officials have put the reopening of Fire Station No. 2 on the fast-track.
Retirement Party!!!
06/02/17 - IAFF Local 741
Please join us in celebration of retirement for Mike, Andy, and Jamie!! See attached picture for details and lets give these guys the send off that they deserve.
NCPERS Study Highlights Economic Costs of Doing Away with DB Plans
06/02/17 - MPFFU
June 1, 2017 06:11 AM NCPERS Study Highlights Economic Costs of Doing Away with DB Plans Criticism of public pensions is based on faulty logic, group says.
Memorial Day
05/27/17 - IAFF Local 3472
History Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y.
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Congratulations to the following Michigan Fire Departments that were awarded SAFER Grants recently for the purpose of hiring full time fire fighters:

City of Dearborn $1,795,092.00 8/11/2017
Sterling Heights $2,621,292.00 7/28/2017
Delta Township $916,115.00 7/21/2017


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Governor's Task Force Report On Municipal Retiree Benefits Has Been Released.

The task force created by Governor Rick Snyder to address the unfunded health care and pension liabilities associated with the 334 local governments that provide such benefits to their employees has completed its work.

“My goal for this task force was to have collaboration among legislators, state and local government officials, and employee representatives to ensure the financial stability and effective delivery of local government services for the coming decades,” Governor Snyder said in a statement announcing the Task Force. “As we discuss this growing financial problem across the state, it is imperative that we also keep retirees in mind who rely on these programs.”

MPFFU President Mark Docherty was appointed to the task force which was comprised of subject matter experts representing labor and management, investment managers, insurance financial professionals and legislators.  Governor Snyder tasked the group to provide recommendations on pension and health care reforms.


2017 FIRE OPS Event for Legislators

The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union held its annual Fire OPS event for members of the Michigan Legislature on April 17th.  This event gives elected officials an opportunity to get a hands-on glimpse into the the many facets of the every day duties and responsibilities of a firefighter/paramedic in Michigan.

This years participants included Representatives Tommy Brann, Tom Barrett, Brian Elder, Abdullah Hammond, Leslie Love, Jeff Noble, Jenell Jones, Terry Sabo, Tom Cochran, and Donna Lasinski as well as representatives for Kelley Cawthorne Consulting. 

The MPFFU would like to thank LCC for hosting the event and David Weisenberg and Melissa Yutzey for organizing the event.  In addition, several LCC instructors, Local 421 members, and members of the MPFFU Politicial Education Committee assisted and contributed to making the event a great sucess.  More pictures can be found here.


Recorded Webinar Training Sessions Now Available

Would you like to learn more about being a "Union Officer"?  The MPFFU recently offered a series of webinars to provide helpful information to current union officers and other union members that may want to become union officers in the future.  These webinars were recorded and now you can view them anytime!  Click on the tab labeled "Webinars to Watch Now" in the heading near the top of this page to see the list of available webinars.


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. 


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