• PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF MAINE
    PROTECTING THE PROTECTORS

    What We Do
    Since May 7, 1945 The Professional Fire Fighters of Maine has been on the Frontlines fighting to better our members wages, working conditions, and health & safety. We fight for our members’ interest at the Contract Table , in the Legislature, political and social landscape.

    Who We Are
    The PFFMaine’s Executive Board working with the IAFF and our 3rd District Vice-President are committed to protecting our members and their families. The PFFMaine Executive Members have the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences at the Local, State and International Level that represents all aspects of the fire service, our Union, and our membership and is fully committed to fighting for you!

    Who We Represent
    We are proud to represent over 1400 active and retired members that include Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, Communication Operators, Inspectors, Training Officers and other Fire Department personnel in thirty-five (35) IAFF Locals throughout the State of Maine.

    PFFMaine Firestrong
    Tools to Build a Stronger You

    IAFF Center of Excellence
    Exclusively for IAFF Members

    New Perceptions
    Specializing in Treatment for First Responders
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    PFFMaine's Behavioral Health Response Program

    Sisters and Brothers, Firestrong is an independently operated online resource for members of the Fire Service and their families. The mission of Firestrong is to offer mental, emotional, and physical support to each member of the fire department and their families by providing educational tools, resources, crisis intervention assistance (crisis line) and peer support services. The Professional Fire Fighters of Maine has partnered with Firestrong and have incorporated their resources into the PFFMaine’s Behavioral Health Response Program.

    Cancer Risks for Firefighters: More Than You May Realize

    By Diane Atwood Two years ago, 43-year-old Maine firefighter Mike Nixon was diagnosed with malignant melanoma — the most dangerous form of skin cancer. “I had a spot develop in a weird place on my ear,” he says. “It wasn’t on top where you’d think people would get skin cancer, where there is sun exposure.

    Maine Scientist to Study Link Between Fire Fighters and Cancer

    By Caitlin Burchill Posted Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Firefighters risk their lives daily for those in the community. A scientist says there are many health risks involved and what protects them is part of the problem. Caitlin Burchill explains. ==== The Orrington Fire Chief wants to protect his crew at all costs.

    Study: Exposure to flame retardant chemicals means firefighters face higher cancer risk than previously thought

    Study: Exposure to flame retardant chemicals means firefighters face higher cancer risk than previously thought ELLSWORTH, Maine — New research by a Blue Hill scientist shows that during a fire, firefighters are exposed to dangerous levels of toxic, cancer-causing chemicals created when commercial flame retardants burn.

    Help us Fight Cancer

    Sisters and Brothers, The cancer epidemic is leaving its mark on families all over Maine, but firefighters are getting hit even harder than most. Firefighters are getting cancer at alarming rates -- sometimes more than DOUBLE the cancer rates in the general public.


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    The PFFMaine is committed to providing high-quality education programs to our affiliate leaders and members in order to strengthen their union skills to assist them in fulfilling their representational responsibilities at the local level. All workshops provided in the PFFMaine’s Partnership Educational Conference (PEC) training events are designed to be interactive and engage our attendees. Workshops are delivered by various instructors who have a vast amount of knowledge and experience on union skills, labor relations matters and other important topics impacting our living and working conditions.

    To this end, the PFFMaine is pleased to announce, that we will starting up our in-person PEC Classes at our educational conference and our quarterly meeting in Bangor May 17th and 18th, 2022. Unfortunately, we had to reschedule our Convention until September/October 2022 as Hollywood Slots & Casino has not yet opened its Conference Center and/or their Banquet Services to be able to host our Convention as planned. However, the Executive Board has decided to put on the PEC Conference in lieu of the Convention. In addition, we will be utilizing the Hollywood Slots for our Sleeping Rooms for those that will be staying overnight.

    Please register online for the Conference as soon as possible so we can determine the number of attendees so we can finalize our conference planning. The online Conference Registration Fee is $25.00, and the onsite registration fee is $50.00. So, register early.

    Professional Fire Fighters of Maine

    PFFMaine Partnership Educational Conference & Quarterly Meeting Agenda [Fluid]

    Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

    0700 – 0830 Continental Breakfast & Conference Check-in/Registration

    0830 -1200 Welcoming Remarks – 4th District Vice-President Green

    Call the Quarterly Meeting to Order – President Crouse

    Pledge/Moment of Silence

    Rolls Call E-Board/Affiliates

    Accept minutes from last meeting

    General President Kelley

    General Secretary-Treasurer

    IAFF 3rd District VP Colbert

    Senator Joseph Baldacci

    House Representative Amy Roeder

    House Representative Grohoski

    1015 – 1030 Break

    1030 – 1200 ME AFL-CIO President Cynthia Phinney

    ME AFL-CIO Staff

    Financial Report (Bickford)

    MDA Report (Scott/Jasmine) 2022 Convention Update (Gay)

    1200 – 1300 Lunch Break

    1300 – 1500 Maine Labor Relations Law - Know Your Rights & Responsibilities under Title 26 - MLRB Director Neil Daly

    1500 – 1515 Break

    1515 – 1700 Marijuana in Maine’s Public Sector Fire Service PFFMaine’s General Counsel John W. Chapman, Esq.

    1700 - 1900 Networking & Reception – PFFMaine’s Tavern

    Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

    0700 – 0830 Breakfast

    0830 -0930 Quarterly Meeting continues

    District/Affiliate Reports

    0930 - 1200 Firefighter Cancer Risk “A Qualitative Study of the Current Perceptions & Practices Surrounding Cancer Prevention in the Fire Service here in Maine”

    Panel Discussion

    Lauren Jellison, MSN RN

    Russ Osgood, Fire Chief, Ogunquit, Maine

    Firefighters Cancer Awareness

    Nathan Jury, Esq. (Workers Compensation Attorney) [TBD]

    1200 – 1300 Lunch Break

    1300 – 1600 PFFMaine’s Behavioral Health Response Program Resiliency Training (New Perceptions) – Amy Davenport-Dakin

    1600 -1630 Old/New Business/Adjournment

    Looking forward to seeing you in Bangor on May 17th & 18th, 2022.

    Fraternally,

    Michael J. Crouse, President
    Professional Fire Fighters of Maine
    [207] 439-6214 [O]
    [207] 239-2625 [C]

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    UPCOMING EVENTS
    PFFMaine Seadog Game Fund Raiser
    May 29, 2022
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    Jun 20, 2022
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    Jun 23, 2022
    Hilton Garden Inn,, Auburn Maine
    PFFMaine's Behavioral Health Response Check-In
    Jul 12, 2022
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    Aug 08, 2022
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