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    Sleep: Your Untapped Superpower

    Many a firefighter is grinding through life sleeping as little as possible and earning a badge of honor that simply doesn’t exist. Unfortunately, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” is often an expedited self-fulfilling prophecy. This session will detail the mental and physical challenges firefighters face due to acute and chronic sleep deprivation and outline best practices to improve and accumulate restorative sleep. Firefighters are not superheroes, but they can certainly tap into some superpowers with sleep. 

    Objectives:
    • Understand the importance of restorative sleep for firefighter health, wellness, and performance
    • Examine basic sleep architecture
    • Accumulate strategies and tactics to improve sleep

    Attend this free  90 minute webinar that is being held on July 9th at 10 am.  You must register to receive the login information.

    Register NOW



    MPFFU Educational Webinar Series

    Local President 101 / Negotiations 101 - Basic overview of leading a Local and Preparing for Contract Negotiations.

    So you have just been elected Local President and contract negotiations are on the horizon...now what?

    First, congratulations for stepping up to lead! Second, we have the class for you! During this brief hour and a half webinar we will cover the basics for both. During the first 45 minutes we will discuss the importance of the Local President's role and how to be successful. The last 45 minutes will be spent reviewing how to best represent your Local at the negotiation table.

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business!  

    You can view this recorded webinar on demand by clicking here.


    The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Biden, provided $350 billion in direct federal assistance to state and local governments. We previously provided a breakdown of funding allocated to each state and locality and an analysis of how this funding benefits fire fighters and emergency medical personnel. This week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has released comprehensive guidance further outlining details on how these funds can be used.

    Broadly speaking, funds may be used to benefit fire and EMS departments in the following ways:

    1. Responding to the Public Health Emergency or Its Negative Economic Impacts

    Eligible uses under this category must be in response to the disease itself or the harmful consequences of the economic disruptions resulting from or exacerbated by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The guidance also lists examples of eligible uses. This list is not intended to be comprehensive, but includes:

    • Payroll, benefits and other costs associated with increasing the number of employees to the level employed on January 27, 2020.
    • Payroll and benefit expenses for public safety employees to the extent that the employee’s time is spent mitigating or responding to the public health emergency.
    • Expenses for quarantining or isolation of individuals.
    • Expenses to provide paid sick and paid family and medical leave to public employees.
    • Expenses for the acquisition and distribution of medical and protective supplies, including sanitizing products and personal protective equipment.
    • Emergency medical response expenses, including emergency medical transportation, related to COVID-19.
    • Survivor benefits for the family members of individuals who have died from COVID-19.

    2. Replacing Revenue Loss

    Fiscal recovery funds may be used broadly by recipients facing budget shortfalls to fund government services. Upon identifying a shortfall in revenue, state and local governments are provided broad latitude to use fiscal recovery funds for the provision of government services, including the provision of fire and other public safety services, up to the amount of lost revenue.

    • Services funded under this provision need not be previously budgeted for and may include new programs and activities.
    • To fund services under this provision, state or local governments must demonstrate a reduction in revenue.

    3. Premium Pay

    Fiscal recovery funds may be used by recipients to provide premium pay to eligible workers, including public safety workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    • Premium pay is defined as an amount up to $13/hour in addition to wages or remuneration the worker otherwise receives and in an aggregate amount not to exceed $25,000 per eligible worker.
    • The guidance clarifies that a worker may receive both retrospective premium pay for prior work, as well as prospective premium pay for current or ongoing work.

    In addition to reviewing the guidance, state and local affiliate leaders should review the Treasury Department’s Frequently Asked Questions.

    We encourage state and local affiliate leaders to use this guidance to lobby their mayors or governors to identify any departmental needs and use a portion of these funds to address these needs or provide premium pay to members.


    LATEST MICHIGAN COV-ID NEWS

    Memo regarding masks in ambulance


    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.

    IAFF U.S. POLICY & GUIDELINES MANUAL FOR COVID-19

    Daily Updates on Coronavirus Disease From IAFF Site


    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.

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    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.

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    Sleep: Your Untapped Superpower
    Jul 09, 2021
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    MPFFU Executive Board Meeting
    Sep 20, 2021
    Lansing Radisson Hotel
    Sep
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    MPFFU Committee Meetings
    Sep 21, 2021
    Lansing Radisson Hotel
    Sep
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    3rd District Meeting
    Sep 27, 2021
    Bay City Doubletree Hotel
    Sep
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    2nd District Meeting
    Sep 28, 2021
    Grand Rapids Airport Doubletree Hotel
    Sep
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    5th District Meeting
    Sep 28, 2021
    Eagle Eye Golf Club-East Lansing
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    6th District Meeting
    Sep 29, 2021
    Farmington Hills Manor
    Sep
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    4th District Meeting
    Sep 30, 2021
    Westland Hellenic Cultural Center
    Suicide Prevention Information

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    Find Your Elected Officials

    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 tchesney@mpffu.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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    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.

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Trenton, MI 48183
  734-675-0206

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