JOB POSTING: FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR
The Great Lakes Burn Camp for Burn Injured Children (GLBC) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Fundraising Coordinator. The GLBC conducts a winter and summer camp for burn-injured children between the ages of 6 – 17. The Fundraising Coordinator is a part-time position (20 – 30 hours/week), that works under the direction of and reports directly to the Executive Camp Director. The GLBC will be accepting applications until the position is filled. Click on this link for all the information.
DATE: March 17, 2021
TO: EMS Life Support Agencies Medical Control Authorities
FROM: Kathy Wahl, Director, Division of EMS & Trauma
SUBJECT: Face Masks in the Cab of Ambulances
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.
Take Free Online Training from the Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration is encouraging first responders to use this time to take free online training in traffic incident management. While hundreds of thousands of responders have been trained in recent years, there are still too many preventable deaths every year for the professionals who show up to help those in need. In 2020 alone, there were 46 stuck-by deaths.
The National TIM Responder Training’s self-paced, 4-hour class covers all the essentials, including notification and scene size-up, safe vehicle positioning, scene safety, command responsibilities, traffic management, special circumstances, and clearance and termination.
In 2020, less than 60,000 first responders took a class in traffic incident management. You can help by visiting: http://bitly.com/timfhwa
MPFFU Educational Webinar Series
The webinars listed below took place on March 10, 2021. They were recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the title of the webinar.
This two-hour webinar will cover everything you want to know about belonging to an IAFF/MPFFU Local Union. There will be a short history of unions in general and why people organized.
You will learn about the IAFF and MPFFU, when they came to be and what they do for you.
Finally, the webinar will wrap discussing your roles and responsibilities as a dues paying member.
This webinar is a must for every IAFF/MPFFU member.MPFFU Leadership Webinar
Whether you are a brand new union leader, seasoned vet, or would like to start getting involved, this webinar is for you.
In this concise one-hour webinar we will review the basics on how to become an effective union leader. You will hear from experienced leaders on what it takes to make your Local the best it can be.
Don't miss this great opportunity to pick up some leadership tips for the comfort of your own home.MPFFU Member Representation Webinar
Are you in a position where you may have to represent members that may receive discipline? If you are, then this class is what you need to make sure you are doing the best job you can. This short one-hour webinar will cover all aspects of representing your members when they need you most. We will discuss preparing for and conducting meetings, Weingarten, Garrity and grievance processing. Don't get caught without the tools you need to succeed the next time you get that call for help.
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.
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.