Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union Endorsements
The August primary is a month away but no-reason absentee balloting is now underway. Please review this attached list of our endorsed candidates before casting your ballots. The candidates we are endorsing either have a proven track record of supporting our firefighter issues or have satisfactory answered our candidate questionnaire. Please feel free to share this list with your family and friends. (updated July 2, 2020)
2020 Michigan House of Representative Candidates Seeking Endorsement:
Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests
The State has received reports of an increase in the number of out of hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA). They compared data from March, April and May of 2019 with the same time frame this year. They found the total 911 call volume was up 3.4 %, EMS run volume down 6% and Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests were up by 35 %. The percentages are for a statewide average and represent an unprecedented increase in out of hospital cardiac arrests. The state is requesting assistance in getting the message out to the citizens not to ignore critical signs and symptoms and that we are still there for them and the EMS system is safe.
SaveMIHeart.org, is a non-profit organization in Michigan uniting the community, first responders, EMS systems, and health systems to improve cardiac arrest survival. It's mission is to double survival by 2020 of patients who sustain a cardiac arrest in the community.
WSU Psychiatry extends free mental health service to state's police, firefighters and immediate families
Subscribe to the State of Michigan’s COVID-19 website here. The state is also operating a coronavirus hotline at (888) 535-6136. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control updates information and resources here.
MPFFU Assists with a Study to Learn About PFAS Levels in Fire Fighters
A grant was recently awarded to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, to study PFAS levels in firefighters across the state. The State Fire Marshal and the MPFFU have been assisting with developing the study and to educate our membership on why they are needed to be involved in it. View this webinar to learn more about how the study will be conducted and what firefighters will be asked to take part in it.
IAFF-FC and Aetna have teamed up to offer IAFF retired fire fighters and their spouses comprehensive Medicare Advantage plans. Click here to learn more.
What's New at MPFFU A021 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 main office of the Secretary of State will now contact the MPFFU to verify your membership as an active member or retiree in our organization prior to mailing your new or replacement MPFFU license plate. Please call 734-675-0206 if you have any questions.
If you see a non-member with the MPFFU plate on their vehicle, please contact the MPFFU with the plate number. The SOS will require the non-member to return the plate within 30 days.