The MPFFU is hosting an EMS Seminar on October 16, 2019, at the Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi. The registration fee is only $25. This includes lunch and 6 CE credits for toward your EMS license. Attendance is limited to the first 60 people that register. The agenda and registration information can be found by clicking on the link listed below.
From brand new member to seasoned vet, this class has something for you. Great overview of our union, how it works, and what resources are available to you.
October 22, 2019: Norton Shores or Portage or Dearborn Heights
October 23, 2019: Grand Rapids or Lansing or Rochester Hills
Any member can attend at any location on either of these dates. Please register ASAP if you want to attend. These will be the only member orientation classes offered until sometime next year. Click here for all the details.
MPFFU Members Supporting UAW Strikers
Labor Day March in Detroit
Monday, September 2, 2019
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.
MPFFU FIRE OPS 101
The MPFFU recently conducted its annual Fire OPS 101 for State Legislator's and key staff members at Lansing Community College. The program included actually putting the participants in fire fighter protective clothing, donning self-contained breathing apparatus, handling hose lines, patient extrication, EMS activities, and other firefighter tasks. Obviously, this was a controlled situation, but nevertheless, it provided an opportunity for participants and observers to see and feel what fire fighters deal with on a daily basis.
The MPFFU thanks all of the participants and also the firefighters that served as instructors and guides during the event. Special thanks to State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer for assisting, LCC for hosting the event,and David Weisenberg for coordinating and arranging for all of the items necessary to conduct the event. Shown below are a few pictures from the event. Here is a link to several more pictures.
By now you know that almost all the candidates endorsed by the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union, from the top to the bottom of the ticket, were elected to office on November 6th. The entire MPFFU membership should be proud of the role our organization and its members played in getting these great candidates elected. The MPFFU is also grateful for the assistance provided by the IAFF to many of our endorsed candidates.
But our work is just beginning now that we have new friends in Lansing and Washington. We must continue to be politically active and get to know these newly elected officials as well as their staffs. You may also find some doors now open to establish a better relationship with incumbents that previously refused to meet with you. Stay involved - Stay active!
What's New at MPFFU A021
Download: Member Orientation Classes Oct 2019.pdf
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.