This is a reminder that your retirees have access to extra benefits and programs through the IAFF Financial Corporation (IAFF-FC) and Aetna Medicare Advantage plans that they can’t find on the individual Medicare market.
We have finally filled the first 25 positions in our Executive Leadership Program and all of our volunteers hit the ground running. Local 3573 paced the state and much of North America during the last few months, attending a myriad of educational programs and participating in a wide variety of diverse events throughout the country.
Members of Local 3573's Executive Leadership Program recently completed another course designed to improve their knowledge and enhance the resources available to their fellow members. The Labor Relations Information System's course provides some of the most informative and current case studies impacting the lives of public safety officers throughout the United States.
PSPRS is beginning the process of rolling back Tier 1b DROP contribution requirements and recalculating applicable interest rates. The Tier 1b membership consists of PSPRS members who did not have 20 years of credited service prior to Jan. 1, 2012.
This process will result in refunds and interest recalculations (increases) for active Tier 1b DROP members and retirees.
Succession planning is a common, but incredibly important topic that should become a focal point of any organizational assessment exploring strengths and opportunities for improvement; especially those dealing with responsible governance (Bailey, 2017).
University of Chicago Police and Fire Scholarship Program
The University of Chicago is offering scholarships to the children of professional fire fighters and police – including IAFF members – who are high school seniors and qualify for admission.
By John Asburyjohn.firstname.lastname@example.orgUpdated July 25, 2018 11:20 PM
The Garden City Village Board voted Tuesday night to eliminate its paid fire department.
The board voted 6-1, with trustee Stephen Makrinos dissenting, to abolish the paid department effective Aug. 27.
A variety of possibilities exist for creativity and innovation within a previously unavailable environment in the State of Arizona. As special taxing districts, municipalities, and other political subdivisions deal with the challenges associated with constantly eroding resources and ever increasing costs of doing business.
NFPA's annual Firefighter Fatalities in the United States report was released last week, and it shows that in 2017, 60 firefighters died in the line of duty—the lowest number reported since NFPA began collecting that data in 1977.
Kyrsten was in her hometown of Tucson to meet with firefighters from across the state. She thanked these brave men and women for keeping us safe during wildfire season and discussed her recent work to cut red tape and ensure the Supertanker, a firefighting aircraft based in Marana, can deploy to support first responders this summer.
As the nation endures a rising toll of mass shootings, NFPA responds with a groundbreaking new provisional standard addressing preparation, response, and recovery for active shooter and other hostile events
BY ANGELO VERZONI
America’s deadliest mass shooter came prepared.
Glendale Fire Department
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This is Jerry, a year ago he went into cardiac arrest at Home Depot in Glendale. Thankfully Rich was there. Rich performed CPR on Jerry until the fire department arrived. They haven’t seen each other until today. It was very emotional for everyone.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council in April voted to halt standards development of NFPA 277, Standard Methods of Tests for Evaluating Fire and Ignition Resistance of Upholstered Furniture Using a Flaming Ignition Source.
Statewide legislative priorities include a variety of issues maintaining importance to firefighters throughout the state. Of perhaps greatest value to firefighters throughout the globe is quality data that can be used effectively to establish organizational, operational, and performance goals. Data transparency is important and useful for cities, departments, and citizens. Cities take pride in understanding the data collected by their public safety departments in order to make decisions to improve public safety.
The Arizona Property Tax Assessed Valuation Amendment, also known as Proposition 117, was on the November 6, 2012 general election ballot in the state of Arizona as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure limited the annual growth in the limited property value of locally assessed properties.
Falling within a broad spectrum of context, a ‘learning organization’ has been defined in a myriad of ways including an agency that continually expands its potential to develop its own future and by extension, determine its own success.
Creating change within any organization can be a daunting endeavor from a variety of perspectives but can be rendered almost impossible if opposed by those who will be most impacted by the end results.
Competitive advantage is a concept maintaining critical importance to organizations around the world desiring to maintain relevance and profitability. In reality, these concepts have escaped the boundaries associated with the for-profit corporate world and now include less traditional market participants from the non-profit and government ranks.
Passing of Larry Spitz - A Sad Day for the Labor Movement
Today, we in the labor movement are saddened upon the passing of Larry Spitz, Emeritus member of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR). Larry passed away on Friday, December 5, 2008.
Richard L. Trumka is president of the 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO. An outspoken advocate for social and economic justice, Trumka is the nation’s clearest voice on the critical need to ensure that all workers have a good job and the power to determine their wages and working conditions.
John J. Sweeney became president emeritus of the AFL-CIO at the federation’s constitutional convention in September 2009, stepping down after five terms as president. He was first elected president in 1995 on a platform of revitalizing the federation, which currently has 55 affiliated unions and 12.5 million members, including 3.
Howard Zinn was a historian, author, professor, playwright, and activist. His life’s work focused on a wide range of issues including race, class, war, and history, and touched the lives of countless people. Zinn grew up in Brooklyn in a working-class, immigrant household. At 18 he became a shipyard worker and then joined the Air Force and flew bombing missions during World War II.
There are some FLSA issues, which are peculiar to EMTs and paramedics, and especially those who work for public-sector employers. Some government employers compensate their EMS employees under the special "§7(k)" work period rules, which more typically can apply to firefighters (and police officers).