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Budget and Finance
The Budget and Finance Committee will normally be comprised of a member from each district that will be appointed by the PFFM’s President. The Committee will normally be chaired by an Executive Board member. The Committee is charged with reviewing, considering and making recommendations to the Executive Board on fiscal and funding issues of the PFFM. The committee’s jurisdiction includes: 1. Review, evaluate and make recommendations to the Executive Board on the annual fiscal budget submitted by the President and Secretary-Treasurer. 2. Review the investments and disbursements of the PFFM’s various funds and accounts administered, in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws, by the Secretary-Treasurer. 3. Review the budget expenditures, as authorized by the Constitution and By-Laws. 4. Evaluate internal and external procedures that will assist the Principle Officers in efficiently and effectively overseeing the PFFM’s financial affairs.
Contact: Ron Green
Communications and Public Affairs
The Communications and Public Affairs Committee will normally be comprised of a member from each district that will be appointed by the PFFM’s President. The Committee will normally be chaired by an Executive Board member. The Committee is charged with reviewing, considering and making recommendations to the Executive Board concerning policies, programs and services offered, including proposals from the PFFM’s principle officers, related to internal and external public relations, media relations, general circulations of PFFM publications, use of the PFFM logo and related services to affiliates. The committee’s jurisdiction includes: 1. Develop and maintain public relations policies, practices, programs and services to PFFM affiliates and advise the President on internal public relations and methods of communicating the PFFM message to affiliates and the membership. 2. Assist in developing, maintaining and advising the President on the PFFM’s current public relations activities and messages aimed at the public and other outside audiences and make recommendations on strengthening or improving such outside PR activities. 3. Review and advise on the PFFM’s effort to garner positive media coverage for fire fighters, fire officers, paramedics, EMT’s, fire inspectors, dispatchers and other emergency service personnel and use of the media to put a "face" on the PFFM to promote the PFFM’s issues, goals and agenda. 4. Develop and maintain a logo policy and recommend improvements to protect the PFFM’s interests; review and make recommendations on any/all requests to use the PFFM logo; and insure that authorized users of the logo meet their financial commitments to the PFFM.
Contact: Mike Williams
Constitution and By-Laws
The Constitution and By-Laws Committee will normally be comprised of a member from each district that will be appointed by the PFFM’s President. The Committee will normally be chaired by an Executive Board member. The Committee is charged with reviewing, considering and making recommendations to the Executive Board and PFFM Affiliates on additions and/or revisions to the PFFM’s constitution and by-laws. The PFFM President shall convene this committee as needed to permit proper consideration of the proposed amendments referred to it and in order that it may prepare its report and recommendations for submission to the PFFM Membership at annual meeting. This committee shall consider all proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws properly submitted as prescribed in this Constitution and By-Laws. After such consideration, it shall prepare a report of its recommendations of approval, rejection or modification of the proposed amendments and shall present such report to the PFFM delegates for consideration and action. In preparing its report, this committee shall also have the authority to initiate and recommend proposed amendments.
Contact: Mike Williams
Education and Training
The Education and Training Committee will normally be comprised of a member from each district that will be appointed by the PFFM’s President. The Committee will normally be chaired by an Executive Board member. The mission of the Education and Training Committee is to review policies, programs, proposals and services and to make recommendations to the Executive Board as necessary. The primary goals of the education/training effort include preparing members to be effective union leaders and to operate safely as emergency response professionals. The committee’s jurisdiction includes: 1)Overview the responsibility for education and training goals and objectives. The committee will review proposals by the PFFM President on program and delivery systems which are designed to bring more educational opportunities to our affiliate leaders. 2)Consider existing and proposed program changes which may incorporate the use of technology to broaden the exposure of the PFFM and IAFF’s training modules to all affiliates.3) Significant affiliate issues arising out of the implementation of the education and training effort will be brought before the committee. 4)Review and evaluate suggested development, changes and modifications to the PFFM educational program.
Contact: Michael J. Crouse
Government and Political Affairs
The Government and Political Affairs Committee will normally be comprised of a member from each district that will be appointed by the PFFM’s President. The Committee will normally be chaired by an Executive Board member. Committee members must be registered voters in the State of Maine. The Government and Political Affairs Committee is charged with reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations to the Executive Board concerning policies, programs and services offered, including proposals from the PFFM President, related to the legislative, regulatory and political interests of PFFM members before the governments of and within the State of Maine. The committee’s jurisdiction includes: 1) Review programs that are designed to educate and activate members in the legislative, political and regulatory process. 2) Review and recommend programs that will give members the tools and resources necessary to be more effective in the political and legislative arena of federal, provincial, state, local and municipal governments. 3)Review and evaluate PAC projects and programs that are used to raise political funds and contribute to candidates for local, state and federal office and PFFM members running for public office. 4)Review and recommend a legislative agenda for the PFFM that will improve and protect the living and working conditions of the members of the Association.
Contact: Michael J. Crouse
Occupational Health and Safety
The Occupational Health and Safety Committee will normally be comprised of a member from each district that will be appointed by the PFFM’s President. The Committee will normally be chaired by an Executive Board member. The Occupational Health and Safety Committee’s mission is to review policies, programs, proposals and services and to make recommendations to the Executive Board as necessary. The committee shall work to insure that all goals and objectives are consistent with the policies and programs of the IAFF. The primary goal of the health and safety effort is to prepare members to operate safely as emergency response professionals and to insure their health by employing proactive risk reduction strategies. The committee’s jurisdiction includes: 1)Overview goals and objectives that will enhance the safety and well-being of PFFM members. 2) Review health and safety program development, as well as evaluate current programs and services. 3)Review changes in the scope of the safety and health effort. This could include fundamental changes in areas of emphasis or newly identified risks to fire fighters, fire officers, fire inspectors, EMTs, Paramedics, Dispatchers and other emergency service personnel, as well as the PFFM response to them. 4)Address affiliates’ concerns on issues arising out of the implementation of the PFFM’s health and safety effort including those which occur in the field.
Contact: Mike Scott
Policy
The Policy Committee will normally be comprised of a member from each district that will be appointed by the PFFM’s President. The Committee will normally be chaired by an Executive Board member. The Policy Committee has the charge of reviewing policies that do not fall under the auspices of any specific committee or are of a nature that requires additional review prior to being submitted to the Executive Board. The committee will also review administrative and/or operational policy issues that are put forth by the General Officers. Recommend all policy changes to the Executive Board as warranted. The committee’s jurisdiction will include: 1)Develop and maintain a policy manual outlining those process and procedures developed by the PFFM’s Executive Board. 2)Review policy proposals put forth by the Principal Officers (President/Secretary-Treasurer) and Executive Board members for additions, corrections or changes to the current PFFM policy book. 3)Evaluate policies for planning that will assist in the thinking, decisions and actions of management toward the achievement of the PFFM’s organizational objectives. 4)Periodically review the PFFM Policy Manual for deletions, modifications and development of Executive Board policies.
Contact: Ron Green
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