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July 25, 2017
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2011 IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial
FF Funes presents a memorial flag to the wife and son of Fallen Framingham Firefighter Francis Tibbert
2011 IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial
2011 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
FF Luke Moro presents a memorial flag to his father Robert in honor of his fathe Angelo.

The Framingham Fire Department is made up of 140 Uniformed Professional Union Fire Fighters sworn to protect the citizens and guests of Framingham.

The Mission of the Framingham Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of Framingham from Fire, Hazardous Material incidents, the effects of Natural and Man-made Disasters, to Save Lives by providing Emergency Medical Services, Education through Fire Prevention, and other forms of Community and Department Services that result in improving the quality of life for all.

 


What's New at IAFF 1652
Firehouse Cookoff

Congratulations to Brothers Andy Nardini, Joel Sexton, and Cory Pereira on their victory at the Firehouse cook off last weekend.  The Cook off was part of the Hero's Cup Hokey Tournament that was held this past weekend in Marlboro were more than 50 Hokey teams made up of Fire Police and Military competed.  The Framingham Cook off team competed against other teams from Nashville and Massachusetts.  Their prize was a $500 dollar donation to the make a wish foundation. The cook off will be featured on an upcoming episode of Firehouse  with Ray Cooney.  Check out their website at www.firehousekitchenshow.com Well done brothers!

Ask Your Legislators to Take Action on PFFM Filed Legislation

The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts is constantly working to improve the safety, working conditions, and to protect the benefits of its more than 12,000 members.  Part of that process is filing and supporting legislation on Beacon Hill that directly impacts our members.  

With your help we have the opportunity to pass the following PFFM priority legislation again during this term:

·      HD 893 – Rep Bruce Ayers - An Act relative to residency
·      HD 1347 – Rep Claire Cronin - An Act relative to firefighters cessation    
program         
·      HD 1670- - Rep John Velis - An Act Relative to Parkinson's Disease Disability and Death in Firefighters
·      HD 2154 – Rep Daniel Cahill - An Act relative to disability benefits
·      HD 3108  Rep Nick Collins - An Act relative to disability or death caused by contagious diseases, presumption

Remember to let your lawmakers know that these are important issues for you, your family, and the citizens you protect.

If you or any of your legislators have questions please contact one of our PFFM Legislative Agents at:

·      Paul Jacques (508) 922-4394        paul.jacques@pffm.org 
·      Archie Gormley (508) 245-9874     archie@pffm.org

Below is the rest of our legislation that has been filed in this current session:

HOUSE

       HD 763 – Rep Daniel Ryan - An Act providing for binding arbitration for firefighters and police officers
       HD 822 – Rep Daniel Ryan - An Act providing a bone marrow registry for firefighter candidates
       HD 893 – Rep Bruce Ayers - An Act relative to residency
       HD 1123 – Rep Paul Heroux - An Act Resolve providing for investigating construction practices and their impact on firefighter deaths
       HD 1138 – Rep Daniel Ryan - An Act pertaining to firefighter disability
       HD 1211 – Rep Bruce Ayers - An Act relative to the Department of Fire Services Commission
       HD 1212 – Rep Bruce Ayers - An Act relative to appointment procedures for the State Fire Marshall
       HD 1258 – Rep Marjorie Decker - An Act To protect children, families, and firefighters from harmful flame retardants
       HD 1347 – Rep Claire Cronin - An Act relative to firefighters cessation program
       HD 1348 – Rep Claire Cronin - An Act increasing the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth's hazardous material response teams
       HD 1505 – Rep Jennifer Benson - An Act Relative to the Devens Fire Department
       HD 1670- - Rep John Velis - An Act Relative to Parkinson's Disease Disability and Death in Firefighters
       HD 1896 – Rep William Galvin - An Act relative to the creation of the Commonwealth Technical Rescue Regions and Coordinating Council
       HD 2154 – Rep Daniel Cahill - An Act relative to disability benefits
       HD 2387 – Rep Dylan Fernandes - An Act Relative to Fair Worker Representation on Joint Purchasing Group Committees 
       HD 2732 – Rep Diana DiZoglio - An Act relative to firefighters  
       HD 2848 – Rep Paul Mark - An Act Establishing Fairness in GIC Healthcare Premiums
       HD 2867 – Rep Paul Mark - An Act Limiting Out of Pocket Health Expenses
       HD 2935 – Rep Daniel Cullinane - An Act Regarding the Group Insurance Commission
       HD 3014 – Rep Kate Hogan - An Act relative to firefighter training
       HD 3017 – Rep Kate Hogan - An Act relative to HLTV 111 tests
       HD 3108 – Rep Nick Collins - An Act relative to disability or death caused by contagious diseases, presumption
       HD 3112 – Rep Nick Collins - An Act relative to survivor retirement benefits
       HD 3455 – Rep Denise Garlick - An Act relative to emergency medical services oversight

SENATE

       SD 220 – Sen John Keenan - An Act relative to GIC dental and vision benefits for municipal employees
         SD 531 – Sen James Timilty - An Act relative to the contraction of MRSA by public safety personnel
       SD 539 – Sen Cynthia Creem - An Act to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants
       SD 577 – Sen Jennifer Flanagan - An Act relative to HLTV 111 tests
       SD 668 – Sen James Timilty - An Act relative to group insurance costs for certain public retirees
       SD 851 – Sen John Keenan - An Act allowing for payment in lieu of a disability allowance
       SD 863 – Sen Michael Brady - An Act relative to Firefighters cessation program
       SD 874 – Sen Kenneth Donnelly -  An Act relative to Option (d) beneficiaries
       SD 1166 – Sen Kenneth Donnelly - An Act modernizing emergency medical services oversight
       SD 1220 – Sen Kenneth Donnelly - An Act regarding the group insurance commission
       SD 1228 – Sen Kenneth Donnelly - An Act relative to Group Insurance Commission premium contributions
       SD 1701 – Sen Michael Brady - An Act relative to increasing the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth's Hazardous Material Response Team 
       SD 1729 – Sen Walter Timilty - An Act relative to eligibility to become a firefighter or police officer
       SD 1735 – Sen Walter Timilty - An Act relative to the creation of the Commonwealth Technical Rescue Regions and Coordinating Council
       SD 1808 -  Sen Michael Rush - An Act relative to paid military leave

Fraternally,

Rob Green
COPE Director
Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts

Congratulations Chief Hicks

Local 1652 would like to congratulate Deputy Chief Joseph Hicks on his promotion to Chief of the Department! 

Chief Hicks was appointed and sworn in at the Town's Selectmen's meeting Tuesday April 26th, 2016.  We wish Chief Hicks the best of luck in his new position and we look forward to working with you into the future.

   

Local 1652 Members honored

On November 23rd, 2015 several Members of Local 1652 were honored at the 2015 Massachusetts Firefighter of the year awards at MIT in Cambridge.  Members received awards for their efforts at two separate incidents in 2015.  First Members from group 2 R1 and E1 rescued an adult from a house fire in early March.  The victim was found in a back bedroom semiconscious and unable to walk.  Another group was honored for their efforts in removing a victim of a car that had plunged into a swampy area just off Route 9.  The victim had been stuck in the upsidedown car nearly completely submerged for more than 3 hours before it was discovered by a passer-by.  

Strong work by all, and well deserved.  

Death Announcement

Local 1652 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Deputy Chief Charles Pillarella, father of current Deputy Chief Anthony Pillarella.  Arrangements are as follows:

Wake – Tuesday May 26th, 4-7PM at Matarese Funeral home 325 Main St Ashland, MA

Funeral - Wednesday morning May 27th time TBD at St. Cecilia’s 54 Esty St Ashland, MA.

Burial to follow at St Tarcisius Cemetery Winthrop St Framingham, MA.

For all active members uniform of the day is class "A" with mourning band,white gloves, and cover.

Rest in Peace Deputy.

Members from Group 2 make a save

Article from the Framingham Patch:

A neighbor had dialed 9-1-1 after seeing smoke coming from the Campanelli ranch style home.

When firefighters arrived they found the ranch home on fire and learned a man was trapped inside, in the back part of the house, said Framingham Fire chief Gary Daughtery.

Scanner reports had the man unconscious and suffering from smoke inhalation when rescued.

The man was taken to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, and later transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His condition is unknown at this time. His name was not released.

It took firefighters about 15 minutes to control the house fire, said Daughtery

The Fire Chief said Framingham Fire Marshal Joseph Hicks was still investigating the cause of the fire.

Chief Daughtery said the home had about $100,000 worth of damage, and is uninhabitable at this time.

http://patch.com/massachusetts/framingham/framingham-firefighters-rescue-man-house-fire-0

Promotions

The Framingham Firefighters Local 1652 are pleased to announce the following promotions:

Captain Stephen Stone to Deputy Chief

Lieutenant Robert Jones to Captain

Firefighter Felix Torres to Lieutenant

Congratulations Brothers and best of luck.

Stay tuned, swearing in ceremony will be scheduled at a later date.

FFOP Campos Named Top Cadet

Congratulations to Probationary Firefighter Jose Campos for graduating at the top of his academy class.  FFOP Campos graduated last month from the Massachusetts State Firefighting Academy in Stowe.  Following the 12 Week program, FFOP Campos had the top GPA and the least amount of demerits for practical evolution grading in his class.  Above Framingham Fire Chief Gary Daugherty presents FFOP Campos with the award.  Well done Jose!!

Retirement Board
Local 1652 is pleased to announce that Local 1652 President Joe Fonseca has been elected to the Framingham Retirement Board.  Brother Fonseca would like to thank all of those who supported him during the campaign.  We wish him the best of luck in his new position.
Toys-For-Tots

Local 1652 has set up boxes for the 2014 Toy's For Tot's campaign.  Boxes for the USMC charity have been placed in the lobbies of all Framingham Fire Stations.  The public can drop off a new unwrapped toy at your local fire station.  Thanks for your support!!

This is a short video created by a New Haven Fire Fighter explaining the need for adequate staffing and resources required for fighting a fire in a private dwelling.


Find more videos like this on Fire Engineering Training Community
 

The National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) has released an independent scientific study that gives data on the importance of firefighting and crew size and response times.

 

Click here to view the entire study. 

Please share this with Union Officials, Fire Chiefs and anyone who may have to make a decision on staffing or station locations or closings.

 

  Framingham Fire Department Headquarters  

Fire Chief: Gary Daugherty

10 Loring Drive
Framingham, MA 01702

PHONE NUMBERS
Business Office/Fire Prevention: 508-532-5930
Burning Permits: 508-532-5942
Fire Dispatch: 508-532-5940

For Emergency Dial 911

     

 

 

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