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President of the PFFMaine
Michael Scott



Michael Scott joined the Auburn Fire Department in 1996. He is currently a Battalion Chief/EMT assigned to “A” Battalion. Michael has served his union, IAFF Local 797, either as President or Vice-President for twenty years. He served as the 3rd District Vice President of the Professional Firefighters of Maine from 2006 to 2020 and as the Secretary of the Professional Firefighters of Maine from 2020 to 2024. He has also served on the Maine Board of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Maine AFL-CIO Executive Board. Michael lives in Auburn with his wife, Tammy. They have two wonderful daughters, Mikaela, and Madisyn.

On September 19th, 2023, Michael was elected by acclamation to serve as President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine. Michael will assume his Presidential duties and responsibilities on January 16th,2024. In addition to his constitutional duties and responsibility, Michael will be heading up the Associations Legislative and Political Affairs.

Secretary of the PFFMaine
Michael J. Crouse



Michael is a retired Federal Firefighter from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and was elected to six (6) terms as the IAFF's 16th District National Vice-President representing the interests of the IAFF's Federal Firefighters throughout the United States and Canada. In September 2000 IAFF's General President appointed Michael to serve as the IAFF’s 1st Chief of Staff in Washington, DC. In that capacity, Michael assisted the General President in implementing his vision for the IAFF, and he administered the day-to-day operations of the IAFF. 

In 2002 the delegates gathered at the IAFF's Convention unanimously voted to make Michael the 1st IAFF 16th District Vice-President Emeritus. In May 2007 Michael retired as the IAFF's Chief of Staff to return to Maine to focus on his family. In June 2007, the IAFF’s General President appointed Michael to serve as the National Coordinator for the International Association of Fire Fighters Motorcycle Group, a position he still holds in 2024. 

In October 2007 Michael was elected by acclamation to serve as PFFMaine's 1st District Vice-President and served in that position until January 2014 when he was appointed by President John Martel to serve as PFFMaine’s Director of the Organizing & Field Services & Behavioral Health Response Programs. In January 2020 Michael was elected by acclamation as President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine. On January 16th, 2024 Mike Scott was sworn in as the next President of the PFFMaine and Michael was appointed to fill the Secretary’s position vacated by Brother Scott’s election.

Treasurer of the PFFMaine
David Bickford



David Bickford became a member of the Bangor Fire Department on April 15, 1974. He has been a member of the IAFF since May 11, 1974. He was promoted to Lieutenant on January 31,1989 and has retired after 34 years in the fire service. David has served in various positions in his Local. He served on the Executive Board from 1979 to 1981; as Treasurer from 1981 to 1983; as Vice President from 1984 to 1985 and as President from 1986 to 1989 and again from 1991 to 2004. David has also served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the PFFMaine from 1993 to present. He is married to the worlds most understanding and patient wife, Ruby, who knows about negotiations, By-laws, taxes, tactics and other Union intricacies as much as David does. 

Term Expires: January 2025

PFFMaine's 1st District Vice President
Robert Mertz



Rob joined the Biddeford Fire Department in 2010 and currently serves as a Lieutenant. He was elected to the Local 3107 executive board in 2017 and served as Vice President prior to serving as President from 2021 to present. Rob was elected as District 1 Vice President in 2024. Rob lives with his wife Erin and three children Norah, Ryan, and John in Somersworth, New Hampshire. As District 1 Vice President, Rob looks forward to serving the brothers and sisters of the IAFF on a larger scale. Rob loves to see concerts and play baseball in his off time.  

Locals Represented - Biddeford, Buxton, Kennebunk,  Ogunquit, Saco, Sanford, Wells, York

PFFMaine's 2nd District Vice President
Thomas Lafferty



Tom started his fire service career in 2007 when he was hired as a firefighter in the Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland. 

He then became a Paramedic in 2012, and was also a part of the Special Operations Dive Rescue Team. As a native Mainer, he decided to come back home and was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic by the Portland Fire Department in 2017.  He is a fire/ems instructor as well as a Certified Fire Investigator for the PFD. He is also the Communications Director for the Portland Professional Fire Fighters IAFF Local 740. He serves the Rosemont neighborhood on Ladder 3, shift 4, and lives in Gorham with his wife, and 2 daughters.  

Tom is proud to represent, lead and serve as 2nd District Vice President of The Professional Fire Fighters of Maine.

Locals Represented - Gray, Old Orchard, Portland, Scarborough Firefighters, Scarborough Dispatchers, South Portland, Windham, Raymond and Falmouth

PFFMaine's 3rd District Vice President
Carl Anderson



Carl joined the Rockland Fire Department as a Firefighter/AEMT in 2010. DVP Anderson has served on Rockland Local 1584‘s Executive Board since 2012 and has served as President of the local since 2016. Carl has been with the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine as the Third District Vice President since 2020. Carl and his wife Heather live in Warren with their three children Owen, Austin and Sadie Rose. When Carl is not hard at work for the local or his district you can find him and his family in their RV at a family fun campground.

Welcome remarks:
Hello and welcome to the 3rd District of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine. The 3rd District consists of GAuburn, Augusta, Bath, Brunswick, Casco, Gardiner, Lewiston, Poland, Rockland, Rumford, Sabattus and Winthrop EMS. This page will continue to be updated with new material pertaining to the districts. Any questions please feel free to contact me.

Locals Represented -  Auburn, Augusta, Bath, Brunswick, Casco, Gardiner, Lewiston, Poland, Rockland, Rumford, Sabattus and Winthrop EMS

PFFMaine's 4th District Vice President
Ronnie Green



Ronnie was a Firefighter/EMT with the City of Bangor Fire Department from 1990 until his retirement at the end of 2017. Ronnie was active with his union most of his career, serving on numerous committees as well as the Executive Board Chairman, Grievance Chairman, Treasurer and is a past President of IAFF Local 772. He served as a Vice President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine until it was restructured in 2006 and has served as 4th District Vice President since. He has also served on the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission, the Maine AFL-CIO Executive Board and the Maine Workers Compensation Board for several years. Ronnie continues to live in the town of Plymouth with his wife, Emily. He is a proud Grandpa of 4 Grandchildren.

Locals Represented - Bangor, Bar Harbor, Brewer, Caribou, Clinton, Ellsworth, Hampden, Hermon, Lincoln, Old Townl Orono/Veazie, Presque Isle, Skowhegan and Waterville 

PFFMaine's 5th District Vice President
Kyle C. Moser



Kyle currently serves as a Firefighter/EMT for Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire and Emergency Services, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, ME. 
Kyle started his career as a Federal Firefighter at the Shipyard in May of 2016. He became the Administrative Assistant of the Shipyard Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local F-123 in April of 2017 and then became the President of F-123 in March of 2018 and continues to serve in that position. In January of 2020 he was elected by acclamation to serve as the newly formed 5th District Vice-President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine (PFFMaine). Kyle is the System Management Active Response Technology (SMART) Platform Coordinator for the PFFMaine, a system that allows the PFFMaine Executive Board to communicate and connect with its members throughout the State. Kyle and his wife Carrie live in the City of Rochester, NH. 

Term Expires: January 2026

Welcome remarks:
Welcome to the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine 5th District. The District was formed in January of 2020 and is currently made up of three IAFF locals representing over 55 Firefighters and Fire Inspectors in both the Federal and Private Sector throughout Maine. The Shipyard Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local F-123 in Kittery, ME, the Bath Iron Works Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 5257 in Bath, ME and most recently Cutler Federal Fire Fighters, IAFF Local F-316 in Cutler, ME.

Locals Represented - Shipyard Professional Fire Fighters, BIW Professional Fire Fighters, Cutler Federal Fire Fighters

PFFMaine's 6th District Vice President
Gerry Gay



Gerry served as Lieutenant with the City of Sanford Fire Department. Gerry started his career with the Sanford Fire Department in June of 1982 and retired in May of 2022. 

He began getting involved with the union in 1986 and never looked back. He’s served in several capacities within IAFF Local 1624 Executive Board. Proudly served 16 terms as the Local’s President. He also served on the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine (PFFMaine) Executive Board, Vice President and PFFMaine President from 2004 to 2007. He has been serving as the PFFMaine’s 1st District Vice President since January 2014 and in 2023 Gerry decided to retire from that position. 

Also, since 2004 Gerry has been appointed by (3) Governor’s to the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission. He also has served as Advisory Board Member for the Maine Fire Training Institute, a position he has held since 2000. 

In September 2023 Gerry was voted by acclamation to serve as the PFFMaine’s newly created 6th District Vice-President position and will be representing the IAFF’s/PFFMaine’s Retirees through our Great State. Representing our retirees is an essential responsibility that requires dedicated commitment and an understanding of the unique challenges faced by retired firefighters in the state. Representing Maine’s IAFF/PFFMaine retirees is a crucial responsibility that requires unwavering commitment to ensuring retirees receive the support and benefits they deserve for their dedicated service.  6th District Vice-President Gay will serve as the advocates and champions for our retired members, working tirelessly to secure their rights and provide a fulfilling retirement experience.

Term Expires: January 2026

PFFMaine President Emeritus
John Martell



John Martell is a retired Firefighter Paramedic from the Portland Fire Department. John started his professional career with the Saco Fire Department in 1991 and joined Portland in 1993. His last assignment was in the Fire Prevention Bureau. John is an Air Force Veteran (1968-1972) and served on Portland Local 740’s executive board, public relations committee, Legislative committee and had been active in union business during his entire career.

John became involved with the PFFM in 2004 helping coordinate the organizations campaign to defeat the Palesky Tax Cap proposal and also the TABOR initiatives in 2006 and 2009. He has served as 2 nd District Vice President of the PFFM and was elected President in January of 2008. John is also an IAFF Service Representative, IAFF PEP Instructor  and has been a member of the IAFF Rules of Order Committee, the Election Committee and NFPA Regional Fire Code Development Committee.

John and his wife Peggy have been married for 31 years and live in the town of Harpswell. They have two daughters, Simone, who lives in Massachusetts and Jane, who lives in Maine.

In 2019, President Martell announced that he would not be seeking another term as President of eth PFFMaine and would be retiring to spend more time with family, friends, camping and traveling the Country. 

On January 28th, 2020 the Affiliates of the PFFMaine unanimously passed Resolution No. 20-01 making John Martell the PFFMaine’s 1st President Emeritus. In addition, John has been appointed to serve in the position of Assistant to  the President where he will continue to provide advice and guidance to the PFFMaine’s President and Executive Board as needed.

PFFMaine Resolution No. 20-01 – Approved by PFFMaine Affiliates 1/28/2020