Michael is a retired Federal Firefighter from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and was elected to six  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 Harold A. Schaitberger appointed Michael to serve as the IAFF’s 1st Chief of Staff in Washington, DC. In that capacity, Michael assisted our General President in implementing his vision for the IAFF and he administered the day-to-day operations of the IAFF. In May 2007 Michael decided to return to Maine to focus on his family and retired as IAFF’s Chief of Staff. In June 2007, General President Schaitberger appointed Michael to serve as the National Coordinator for the International Association of Fire Fighters Motorcycle Group and also as an IAFF Service Representative. In 2002 the Delegates gathered at the IAFF Convention unanimously voted to make Michael the 1st IAFF 16th District Vice-President Emeritus.
In October 2007 Michael was elected by acclamation to serve as the PFFM’s 1st District Vice-President and he served in that position until January 2014 when he was appointed to serve as the PFFM’s Director of the Organizing & Field Services Program. In January 2020 Michael was elected by acclamation as President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine.
Michael Scott joined the Auburn Fire Department in 1996. He is currently a Captain/EMT assigned to Engine 3 on “B” Platoon. Mike has served his union, IAFF Local 797, for the last twenty years either as President or Vice-President. He served as the 3rd District Vice President of the Professional Firefighters of Maine from 2006 to 2020 and is currently the Professional Firefighters of Maine’s Secretary serving in that position since 2020..
Mike and his wife, Tammy, have been married for 25 years and live in Auburn. They have two wonderful daughters, Mikaela and Madisyn.
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 PFFM 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. When not doing union activities, David and Ruby can be found relaxing around Penobscot Bay on “Fire Escape” or up in the “County” sledding.
Term Expires: January 2021
Gerry currently serves as Lieutenant with the City of Sanford Fire Department. Gerry started his career with the Sanford Fire Department in 1982. He has served in several capacities within IAFF Local 1624 Executive Board and 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 is currently serving his 4th, 2 year term as the 1st District Vice President. He has assisted all the PFFMaine District Vice Presidents when called upon. Since 2004 he has served as a Governor’s appointment on the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission. He also is an Advisory Board Member for the Maine Fire Training Institute, a position he has held since 2000. Gerry and his wife Linda live in the City of Sanford.
Welcome to the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine 1st District that is made up of 7 IAFF locals representing over 150 Firefighters and Paramedics and continues to grow. As Fire Fighters and Paramedics, we are here to serve our communities 7 days a week, 365 days per year, whether we are on duty or off duty. They take great pride in answering calls to protect and provide for the families and visitors who live and visit the neighborhoods we serve - and beyond. Each local is a proud member of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) providing unwavering service and support for Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics throughout the country.
Locals Represented - Biddeford, Buxton, Ogunquit, Saco, Sanford, Wells, York
Shane has been a firefighter since the age of 18 an EMT since age 19 and a paramedic since 1996.
Shane is closing in later this winter on 20 years of service with Windham Fire and Rescue. He has held each office on the IAFF Local 4095 Executive Board, currently as President and is the senior career Firefighter-Paramedic on the department. Shane also has 23+ years with Winthrop Ambulance Service and is a founding member of the Winthrop Professional EMS Providers IAFF Local 5176, which is a Municipal, non-fire based EMS system. The Local represents full-time and Per Diem employees alike. He currently serves as President of this local as well.
Shane is married to Wendy, his wife of nearly 22 years, in Winthrop, Maine. They are the parents of 3 young women and call a number of pet animals family as well.
Shane 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, South Portland, Windham/Raymond, Falmouth
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.
Hello and welcome to the 3rd District of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine. The 3rd District consists of Gardiner, Rumford, Augusta, Lewiston, Bath, Auburn, Brunswick, Rockland, Poland, 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, Gardiner, Lewiston, Poland, Rockland, Rumford, Winthrop
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, Ellsworth, Hampden, Lincoln, Old Town, Orono/Veazie, Waterville
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 2022
Welcome to the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine 5th District. The District was formed in January of 2020 and is currently made up of two 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
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