The Official Website of the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
There is now a single point of contact for first responder mental health resources in the State of Michigan!! Wayne State University is launching the Frontline strong together website and phone #. The website is fst5.org. You can go there and get peer support contacts from across the state for yourself or if you need a CISM/peer support team to come out after a traumatic run, get mental health professionals, contact info as well who work with first responders that can help you through a tough time. You also can either call +1 833-347-8766 or click on the link on the website and you will be connected 24/7 to a operator who is also a crisis counselor if you are in crisis or need help. These operators not only for those in a crisis, they can connect you with peer support, cism/peer support traumatic call out and mental health professionals. In addition, they have resources for financial help, child care, substance abuse, caretakers and much more. These resources are for the first responders and their families. Please go to the website and use these resources. Now every first responder in the state of Michigan can get help and resources 24/7!!!. Firefighters from the MPFFU helped to shape how this website and phone number worked and designed. If you use this and have any problems, contact email@example.com.
The IAFF Political Training Academy is Coming to Michigan
The MPFFU is going to be hosting the IAFF Political Training Academy in Novi on October 24th & 25th.
The IAFF Political Department has developed this two-day IAFF State/Provincial Elections and Political Capacity Development Program to make it easier for members to attend. This two-day classroom seminar is taught by IAFF trained members and will provide students with hands-on political training and access to statewide/provincial campaign experts and resources. The goals for the State and Provincial PTA are to provide members modern and up-to-date campaign skills, building a network of local leaders capable of managing small-scale local campaigns or playing key roles in larger state/provincial wide efforts and to enhance, and where absent build, increased political campaign capacity and structures in the state/provincial associations. The MPFFU is providing a hotel room for those attending on October 23 and October 24. Food and beverages will be provided on the 24th & 25th as well. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th, if you are interested in attending this course. Send your name and a couple of sentences explaining why you would like to attend. It is as simple as that. You will be notified by October 1st if you are selected to attend.
Registration is Now Open for October MPFFU Member Orientation Classes
The MPFFU will be offering our Member Orientation class at three different locations on October 11, 12, 13, 2022, Please click here for more information. You can register right now by clicking here. Class size is limited to 20 individuals at each location, so register today. Attendees are also invited to stay as our guest for beverages and dinner at the district meeting being held immediately afterwards at the same location.
McColl-Delegato Labor School Scholarship Award Recipients
The MPFFU Executive Board is pleased to announce that the following members have been awarded the 2023 MPFFU McColl-Delegato Labor School Scholarships. The Wayne State University Labor Leadership Development School has been educating union leaders and activists for over 50 years.
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.
This year, the MPFFU received a record number of applications for the Scholarship. After reviewing the applications, the MPFFU Executive Board decided to award each of these outstanding individuals the scholarship this year rather than making several of them apply in future years. Congratulations to each of you!
Chesterfield Township Local 4011
Kentwood Professional Fire Fighters Union L3174
hesterfield Township Local 4011
Traverse City Firefighters Local 646
IAFF Local 1383 Warren
Madison Heights Firefighters Association Local1357
Grand Traverse Metro Firefighters Local 5288
Jacob A. Clemons
Covert Professional Fire Fighters Union
Lansing Local 421
Birmingham Firefighters Association Local 911
Rochester Hills L3472
Local 750 Hamtramck
Grand Traverse Metro Firefighters Local 5288
Farmington Hills Fire Association L2659
Macomb Township Professional Firefighters Local 5023
Farmington Hills Firefighters Association
Local 2154 Commerce Township
Grand Rapids firefighters Local 366
Clinton Township Firefighters Local 1381
Dearborn Local 412
MPFFU Assists with a Study to Learn About PFAS Levels in Fire Fighters
A grant was recently awarded to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, to study PFAS levels in firefighters across the state. The State Fire Marshal and the MPFFU have been assisting with developing the study and to educate our membership on why they are needed to be involved in it. View this webinar to learn more about how the study will be conducted and what firefighters will be asked to take part in it.
IAFF-FC and Aetna have teamed up to offer IAFF retired fire fighters and their spouses comprehensive Medicare Advantage plans. Click here to learn more.
MPFFU License Plate
The main office of the Secretary of State will now contact the MPFFU to verify your membership as an active member or retiree in our organization prior to mailing your new or replacement MPFFU license plate. Please call 734-675-0206 if you have any questions.
If you see a non-member with the MPFFU plate on their vehicle, please contact the MPFFU with the plate number. The SOS will require the non-member to return the plate within 30 days.
Oct 11 Tue Fall 2nd District Meeting
Oct 11, 2022Lake House Waterfront Grille 750 Terrace Point Dr, Muskegon MI 49440 - 10am - 3pm
Oct 11 Tue Fall 5th District Meeting
Oct 11, 2022Cascade Manor House, 1970 Kibby Rd,Jackson MI 49203 - 5pm - 9pm
Oct 12 Wed 3rd District Meeting
Oct 12, 2022Blue Water Convention Center 800 Harker St, Port Huron 10am-3pm
Oct 12 Wed 6th District Meeting
Oct 12, 2022Athena Banquet Center 25650 Gratiot Ave, Roseville 5-10pm
Oct 13 Thu Fall 4th District Meeting
Oct 13, 2022Lakes of Taylor Golf Club 25505 Northline, Taylor, MI 48180 430pm-10pm
Suicide Prevention Information
1. Visit the MPFFU online store to pay with a credit card for your district meeting or MPFFU Convention registrations.
2. Locals on autopay can send an email to email@example.com to have their registration fees deducted from their auto-pay account. (this is the preferred method)
3. Checks can be mailed to MPFFU, 1651 Kingsway Ct. Ste E, Trenton, MI 48183
Join MPFFU FIRE PAC Now - Sign-up online by clicking here.
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MPFFU Fundraising Information
The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union employs two fundraising companies (United Partners Inc. & Frontline Services) that call residents and businesses across the State to raise funds for our organization.
This is an on-going program that enables the general public to voluntarily support our organization and the services we provide. Please contact us at 734-675-0206 if you have any questions about the program.
IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery The first recovery center designed specifically for IAFF members Welcome to MIOSHA! click here