The Official Website of the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
In this episode, we welcome Ed Kelly, the General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Ed “Edzo” Kelly has been a Boston Firefighter, or Jake, for over 25 years. As the General President, Ed and his team play a crucial role in shaping the future of the fire service, advocating for the well-being of firefighters, and leading one of the most influential labor unions in North America and beyond.
During this, President Kelly weighs in on many issues currently faced by the fire service, including staffing, recruitment and retention, PFAS, and the future of bunker gear. Ed also describes why MPFFU members should show up for the rally in Lansing on September 14, 2023.
MPFFU Rally in Lansing on September 14, 2023. Join the MPFFU for a Rally at the Capitol on September 14th as we fight to improve our bargaining rights and increase our ability to train more paramedics, we need your help! Use the link for more information and registration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yIk3kHAfjQv5Xcv-NMicQmHDPOT5MG-3/view?usp=drive_link
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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 are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MPFFU LEGISLATIVE LOG - September 22, 2023
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This is the program that was featured at the MPFFU Educational Seminar on May 15th. Local 412-Dearborn President Jeff Lentz gave this presentation. If you have any questions, you can contact President Lentz at email@example.com or DiMartino Associates, 206-623-2430, IAFFTrust@dimarinc.com
The IAFF Financial Corporation has teamed up with guaranteed Rate and they will provide special benefits to IAFF members. These benefits are available for all IAFF active and retired members as well as their immediate family! Click here for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Nationwide Retirement Plans
Union Liability Insurance and Bonding Insurance
Our mission is to provide as an added member benefit to the IAFF Affiliate Locals—A Limit of Directors & Officers Liability and Employment Practices Liability coverage at an affordable price with a simple application and underwriting process via a Group Purchasing Product. Does your Local Union need Liability Insurance?
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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.
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