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.Paused
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.
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
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
0930 - 1200 Firefighter Cancer Risk “A Qualitative Study of the Current Perceptions & Practices Surrounding Cancer Prevention in the Fire Service here in Maine”
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, PresidentProfessional Fire Fighters of Maine 439-6214 [O] 239-2625 [C]
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Local: L0416, Indianapolis, IN | Date of Death: 05/10/2022 | Date of Funeral: 05/19/2022