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Social Media and Digital Imagery Webinar on Oct 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Have you ever taken a picture with your cell phone while on duty? Do you ever use social media platforms to post items about your job or opinions about your employer or co-workers? Do you ever use social media platforms to post your opinions about current issues or about other people?
Firefighters across the country continue to find themselves in trouble for misuse of social media and/or digital imagery.
In this short one hour webinar, Saginaw L-102 member and attorney Sara Cottington-Heath will tackle both of these timely issues.
We will discuss the current landscape, cultural and legal implications and how to avoid the chief's office. This is a great opportunity to learn some important tips to keep you and your members from getting disciplined.
Please register for Social Media and Digital Imagery Webinar on Oct 29, 2021 10:00 AM EDT at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
MEMBER ORIENTATION CLASSES ARE BEING HELD ON DECEMBER 14TH AND DECEMBER 15
Have you recently joined the MPFFU? Have you been a member for awhile but would like to know more about what your Union is all about? Then this class is for you! The MPFFU Member Orientation Class is being offered in several locations around the state on December 14th & 15th. These classes are free and any MPFFU member can attend. Classes begin at 10 am and will conclude around Noon. Please try and arrive between 930-945 am.
Registration is now open for the 54th Biennial Convention of the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union is being held in Grand Rapids on March 29-30-31, 2022.
Click here for a link to our Convention website. This page contains all the information you need to register your delegates, alternates, and guests as well as a link to make your hotel reservations.
Please register early. Hotel reservations can be cancelled without penalty up to 48 hours in advance. To make changes or cancel any paid registrations, simply call the MPFFU office at 734-675-0206.
We look forward to seeing you at this important event.
MPFFU Legislative Log
The MPFFU is constantly monitoring bills that are introduced that may affect our membership. Click here to find our 2021 MPFFU Legislative Log and the current status of each of these pieces of legislation.
IAFF Position Statement on Vaccines
The IAFF strongly recommends that all IAFF members receive a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine to prevent the spread of disease and assist in administering vaccinations in jurisdictions where appropriate measures are taken to protect our members health and safety and their rights on the job when vaccinations are being administered.
The IAFF has a new COVID-19 Policy and Guidelines Manual that is designed to help affiliates and their fire departments keep our members on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic safe.
This manual provides best practices and resources for fire departments during this ongoing public health emergency.
Use this document to develop an infectious disease program specific to COVID-19. The information can also be adapted for future public health emergencies.
WSU Psychiatry extends free mental health service to state's police, firefighters and immediate families
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.
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 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 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.
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?
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