• Information for Candidates Seeking the Endorsement of the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union

      Candidates for State Offices should send a letter or email to us requesting our endorsement.  Typically, the MPFFU waits until after the filing deadline to announce its endorsements in selected races.  Candidates are required to complete and return our candidate questionnaire before we will announce our endorsement. The questionnaire can be found by clicking here.  The form can be completed and submitted on line or you can print it out and submit it by email, fax, or postal mail.   Email can be sent to tchesney@mpffu.org, our fax number is 734-571-5954, and our mailing address is MPFFU, 1651 Kingsway Ct. STE E, Trenton, MI  48183.   Feel free to call us at 734-675-0206 if you have any questions.


      2018 MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention Information

      Delegate/Alternate Registration Form

      Vendor & Sponsor Registration Form

      Pay Convention Fees Online

      NOTE:  The DoubleTree Hotel is currently sold out.  The overflow hotel is located directly across the street.  They are offering rooms for our group at the rate of $119 + tax.

      Comfort Inn Bay City-Riverfront - 989-892-3501

      501 Saginaw St., Bay City, MI  48708

      Welcome Back!

      The members of IAFF Local 2629-Independence Township recently voted to rejoin the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union.  On March 15th, the MPFFU Executive Board voted to accept their application to rejoin.  Independence Township is located in the MPFFU 6th District. They currently have 28 active union members.  We hope to see them at future MPFFU events. 

      Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union Endorses Gretchen Whitmer fo Governor

      LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union on Wednesday endorsed Gretchen Whitmer for Governor.

      The announcement was held at Fire Station 8 in Lansing.

      This endorsement is considered unprecedented, happening so early in the campaign.

      Battalion Chief Mark Docherty, President of the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union oversaw the announcement.

      "One thing about Firefighters is we put other people first, and the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect their communities deserve a leader who will do the same -- without doubt, that person is Gretchen Whitmer," said Docherty. "When health care for our retired first responders was at stake, Gretchen was there, and when Rick Snyder locked the people out to pass anti-worker laws in secret, she threw open the doors of the Capitol. For too long, Michigan workers haven't had someone who's in their corner, and together, we're going to grow our economy, fix our roads, protect health care, and elect a Governor who will put people first."

      "As a mom, as a union member, and as a proud Michigander, I am honored to have the endorsement of the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting our communities," said Whitmer. "They are on the front lines every day, and they deserve nothing less than a Governor who will fight to unrig the economy for working families, who has a plan to fix our roads, and who will protect healthcare. We've got a lot of work to do, and I'm proud to have these brave men and women in my corner.

        You can view a video of the press conference here.   Learn more about Gretchen and find out why she will make a great Governor by clicking here.

      Download this one page summary and share with your friends.


      What's Happening at the Capitol?

      MPFFU Legislative Update from Feb 26 - March 8, 2018

      MPFFU Legislative Log as of Feb 9, 2018

      Click here for MDA Boot Camp registration information

      MPFFU Represented at IAFF Legislative Conference in Washington DC

      MPFFU President Mark Docherty along with several members of the MPFFU Executive Board recently attended the Alfred K Whitehead Legislative Conference in Washington DC.  On the first day of the conference, attendees were educated on the legislative issues important to IAFF members and several prominent speakers addressed the group. On the second day, members met and lobbied the Senators from Michigan as well as several Congressional Representatives from Michigan.

      Trustee Aileen Pettinger, 4th DVP Steven Heim, President Mark Docherty, Senator Gary Peters, 6th DVP Matthew Sahr, and 5th DVP Montgomery Nye posed for a photo.

                         Meeting with Congressman Dan Kildee.  President Docherty taking care of business.

      Senator Stabenow welcomed the group to Washington DC


      What's New at MPFFU A021
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      Fire Fighters Assistance Program

       Confidential FFAP Hotline:  1.888.731.FIRE  Available 24/7 

      Free CONFIDENTIAL telephone assistance for MPFFU members, retirees, and their families

      Get answers to your questions and concerns.

      Find resoucres for information, treatment, and support.

      Know your conversation is confidential.

      Get referrals to quality professional care.

      Click here for a recent article about suicide in the fire service. 

      MPFFU License Plate

      The branch offices of the Secretary of State now require individuals to provide proof of MPFFU membership to obtain the MPFFU License Plate.  You must show either your IAFF membership card or a letter from the MPFFU verifying that you are a member or eligible retiree to obtain the plate. Please call 734-675-0206 to obtain a proof of membership letter.  If you see a non-member with the MPFFU plate on their vehicle, please contact the MPFFU with the plate number.  The SOS will make the individual return the plate if they are not a member of our organization.

  • Contact Information for Local Union Executive Board Members

    You can access the most accurate contact information for local union officers from the IAFF website by clicking on this link.  After you log-in, click on Dashboard, then Officer Resources and then Affiliate Directory.. You can search by local name, local number, by state, or by the officers name if you know it.  This data is updated daily.

    Find Your Elected Officials

    Upcoming Events
    1st District Meeting
    Mar 26, 2018
    Landmark Inn - Marquette
    MDA-MPFFU Boot Camp
    Apr 19, 2018
    The VIEW at Lansing Lugnuts Stadium
    MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention
    May 08, 2018
    Bay City DoubleTree Hotel

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