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Union Meeting Notice
The next Union Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Hoots at 3115 Walnut Street.  The meeting will begin at 8pm.  Officer Meeting at 730pm. Elections for Union Officers and the Richard Jones Award. The following positions are up for election this year: Vice-President Secretary / Treasurer Trustee (2 positions) All members are encouraged to attend.
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Passing of Retired Firefighter

We have received word that retired firefighter Jack Lawson passed away earlier this week.  Jack served with the McKeesport Fire Department for just over 40 years, during which time he was the last person to serve as Fire Marshall for the Department.  Jack was appointed to the Department on January 1, 1957 and retired on February 2, 1997.
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Passing of Retired Firefighter

Unfortunately we must announce the passing of retired firefighter Robert Goetz on December 30th. The viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd from 2pm-4pm and from 6pm-8pm at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home.  The Firefighter Service will be conducted at 7pm that day.  Members attending should wear their Class A uniform and be at the funeral home by 645pm.
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Donate to Firefighters Coats for Kids Foundation

Did You Know: That 65% of children live in poverty and are eligible for free/reduced lunch in the county of McKeesport, Pennsylvania?  McKeesport Firefighters don’t want the children in our communities to be left out in the cold. Team up with your local firefighters today, and give the gift of warmth to a child in need.
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Memorial Day Service and Parade

The Annual Memorial Day Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Station #1. The Memorial Day Parade will begin immediately after the service. All firefighters who are attending should arrive promptly before 9:30 a.m. in their Class "A" uniforms. Come and support your veterans. Happy Memorial Day.
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Help Needed.

On October 28, 2012, one of our members, Jeff List a 13 year veteran of the City of McKeesport Fire Department and IAFF Local 10 will be participating in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.  Jeff will once again be participating as part of the IAFF Burn Foundation Marine Corps Marathon Team.
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Passing of Ed Coulter

The members of Local 10 would like to extend our condolences on the passing of Ed Coulter to his family, friends and co-workers at McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service.
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Funeral Notice

Retired firefighter Dwayne "Dewey" Laughlin has passed away.   The firefighter service will be Tuesday, January 10th, 7:30pm at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home. Viewing details will be posted shortly.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Donation

Vice-President Tomovcsik and Trustees Jeff List and Rob Patterson presented a donation on behalf of Local 10 to the Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation in the amount of $1,364.00 on December 23rd.  The donation is the proceeds from our Breast Cancer Awareness Pink T-shirt sales for 2011.   Thank you again to all who purchased shirts and made this such a huge success.
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Retired Firefighter Mike Matlos Passed Away

Retire Firefighter Mike Matlos passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011. Visitation will be Monday, December 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Jaycox-Jaworski's Funeral Home at 2703 O'Neil Blvd. McKeesport, PA 15132. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Corpus Christi Church with the Rev. Thomas J. Burke as celebrant.
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Charity Fundraiser

McKeesport Firefighters would like to thank all of the participants, sponsors and other supporters of what was hopefully our 1st Annual Charity Kick Ball Tournament this past September. McKeesport Firefighters would like to congratulate the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport's team, the "Sewer Rats" for winning 1st Place.
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Cancer Presumption Bill

Cancer Bill Enacted:   Brothers and Sisters:   I am very pleased to report that after almost 25 years Pennsylvania’s Fire Fighters have Cancer Presumption legislation.  House Bill 797, sponsored by Representative Frank Farry was signed by Governor Corbett today.

Passing of Richard Dellapenna Sr.

Retired Fire Chief Richard Dellepena Sr. has unexpectedly passed away.

CLEAR Coalition Rally for a Responsible Budget

For over a year the PPFFA has been part of a coalition of other public and private sector unions as well as the AFL-CIO called the Coalition for Labor Engagement and Accountable Revenues, the CLEAR Coalition. Its goal is to promote a sustainable state budget that protects the working men and women of the Commonwealth.
Download: Responsible budget flyer2.pdf


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Passing of Retired Firefighter

We have received word that retired firefighter Jack Lawson passed away earlier this week.  Jack served with the McKeesport Fire Department for just over 40 years, during which time he was the last person to serve as Fire Marshall for the Department.  Jack was appointed to the Department on January 1, 1957 and retired on February 2, 1997.
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Passing of Retired Firefighter

Unfortunately we must announce the passing of retired firefighter Robert Goetz on December 30th. The viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd from 2pm-4pm and from 6pm-8pm at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home.  The Firefighter Service will be conducted at 7pm that day.  Members attending should wear their Class A uniform and be at the funeral home by 645pm.
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Donate to Firefighters Coats for Kids Foundation

Did You Know: That 65% of children live in poverty and are eligible for free/reduced lunch in the county of McKeesport, Pennsylvania?  McKeesport Firefighters don’t want the children in our communities to be left out in the cold. Team up with your local firefighters today, and give the gift of warmth to a child in need.
Read More...

Memorial Day Service and Parade

The Annual Memorial Day Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Station #1. The Memorial Day Parade will begin immediately after the service. All firefighters who are attending should arrive promptly before 9:30 a.m. in their Class "A" uniforms. Come and support your veterans. Happy Memorial Day.
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Help Needed.

On October 28, 2012, one of our members, Jeff List a 13 year veteran of the City of McKeesport Fire Department and IAFF Local 10 will be participating in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.  Jeff will once again be participating as part of the IAFF Burn Foundation Marine Corps Marathon Team.
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Passing of Ed Coulter

The members of Local 10 would like to extend our condolences on the passing of Ed Coulter to his family, friends and co-workers at McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service.
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Funeral Notice

Retired firefighter Dwayne "Dewey" Laughlin has passed away.   The firefighter service will be Tuesday, January 10th, 7:30pm at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home. Viewing details will be posted shortly.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Donation

Vice-President Tomovcsik and Trustees Jeff List and Rob Patterson presented a donation on behalf of Local 10 to the Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation in the amount of $1,364.00 on December 23rd.  The donation is the proceeds from our Breast Cancer Awareness Pink T-shirt sales for 2011.   Thank you again to all who purchased shirts and made this such a huge success.
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Retired Firefighter Mike Matlos Passed Away

Retire Firefighter Mike Matlos passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011. Visitation will be Monday, December 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Jaycox-Jaworski's Funeral Home at 2703 O'Neil Blvd. McKeesport, PA 15132. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Corpus Christi Church with the Rev. Thomas J. Burke as celebrant.
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Charity Fundraiser

McKeesport Firefighters would like to thank all of the participants, sponsors and other supporters of what was hopefully our 1st Annual Charity Kick Ball Tournament this past September. McKeesport Firefighters would like to congratulate the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport's team, the "Sewer Rats" for winning 1st Place.
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Cancer Presumption Law

This is a pdf copy of Act 46 of 2011 otherwise known as the Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law has been added to the download section of the website. Also added to the download section is a synopsis of the Cancer Presumption Bill which highlights the benefits available to firefighters.


Cancer Presumption Bill

Cancer Bill Enacted:

 

Brothers and Sisters:

 

I am very pleased to report that after almost 25 years Pennsylvania’s Fire Fighters have Cancer Presumption legislation.  House Bill 797, sponsored by Representative Frank Farry was signed by Governor Corbett today.

This momentous piece of legislation will now afford our brothers and sisters much needed protection if they are stricken with one of several different types of cancer as a result of their exposure(s) on the job.

 

The PPFFA has made cancer presumption it’s number one priority for the past several years. 

 

 

In the meantime I want to thank all those who helped in this effort.  IAFF General President Schaitberger, DVP Taylor and Rich Duffy, officers, staff and members of the PPFFA, members of both the House of Representatives and Senate who never waivered in their support of Pennsylvania’s fire fighters. A special tip of the hat to Representative Frank Farry, Representative Kevin Murphy, Representative Stephen Barrar Senator John Gordner, Senator Dominic Pileggi, Senator Christine Tartaglione, Senator David Argall and their staffs. I would also be remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute, who were also instrumental in getting this through.   Without the help, guidance and perseverance of these folks we would not be here today.

 

The PPFFA pledged to get this done and I am proud to say “mission accomplished.”

 

More information will follow shortly on this important piece of legislation.

 

 

 

 

Art Martynuska

President

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Fire Fighters  Association

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Passing of Richard Dellapenna Sr.

Retired Fire Chief Richard Dellapenna Sr. passed away, Wednesday, May 25th, 2011.

A firefighter service will be held on Friday, May 27th at 7:30 PM at Willig's Funeral Home, 220 9th Street in McKeesport. All current and retired firefighters are requested to attend.

Funeral information
Viewing will be held at Willig's Funeral Home, 220 9th Street, McKeesport. Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 26th from 7 PM to 9 PM; Friday, May 27th from 2 PM to 4 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM. A funeral service will be held, Saturday, May 28th at 10 AM. The phone number from Willig's Funeral Home is 412-664-9178.

Firefighter pallbearers are needed for the funeral on Saturday, May 28th. Please contact Chief Lust at 412-670-8998 or the fire station at 412-675-5021 ASAP.

For additional information please contact the fire station at 412-675-5021 or the funeral home at 412-664-9178.

CLEAR Coalition Rally for a Responsible Budget

For over a year the PPFFA has been part of a coalition of other public and private sector unions as well as the AFL-CIO called the Coalition for Labor Engagement and Accountable Revenues, the CLEAR Coalition. Its goal is to promote a sustainable state budget that protects the working men and women of the Commonwealth. The CLEAR Coalition realizes the need for responsible government, but does not believe a cut only approach is the answer to the states financial issues such as the proposed massive cuts to education and the elimination of necessary programs to support our brothers and sister across Pennsylvania.
The CLEAR Coalition does not advocate for more taxes on individuals, but does support the creation of a fee on Marcellus Shale and stopping the unfair practice by businesses that incorporate in Delaware to avoid paying state taxes, leaving the burden to small business owners and working families of the Commonwealth.
On May 3rd, the coalition will be holding a rally on the steps of the Capitol in Harrisburg. The CLEAR coalition will be providing bus transportation and lunch for our members who will attend from around the state. These buses will depart the Pittsburgh region from both downtown and the South Side. Space is limited. The buses will arrive in Harrisburg for the rally which begins at 1PM. You can go to www.clearforpa.org to sign up for the departure location nearest you.
If you woul dlike to attend please email me ASAP at tedesco@mckeesportfirefighters.org Below are the Statement of Principles and Positions of the organization.
 
Download: Responsible budget flyer2.pdf


 
 
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