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PPFFA-Bob Zeigler Scholarship Program Winners
05/01/21 - PPFFA
Congratulations to our 2021 PPFFA Bob Zeigler Scholarship Award Winners! Jordan Vargo, daughter of John Vargo Bethlehem IAFF Local 735.  Jordan is pursuing a career in Clinical Psychology at Moravian College. Dana Clements, daughter of Matt Clements Lebanon IAFF Local 1952.
Hazelton IAFF Local 507 CBA
04/19/21 - PPFFA
The 2021-2027 CBA for Hazelton IAFF Local 507 has been added to the contracts section of the website.
Butler L0114 2020-2024 CBA
04/15/21 - PPFFA
Butler Local 114's 2020-2024 CBA has been added to the contract area of the website.
Allentown Local 302 Minimum Staffing Presentation via Zoom
04/15/21 - PPFFA
A link and password to the minimum staffing presenation hosted by Allentown Local 302 is now posted in the members section of the website.
Municipal Fire and Emergency Services Referendum
04/12/21 - PPFFA
On the May 18th Primary ballot in Pennsylvania, there will be a question asking voters to authorize making municipal fire deoartments or companies with paid personnel and emergency medical services companies eligible to apply for loans from an already existing state loan program.
Philadelphia Local 22
03/04/21 - PPFFA
The PPFFA is proud to annouce that Philadelphia IAFF Local 22 has rejoined our association.  We are honored to represent the fine men and women of their organization, as we fight for the rights of our members in Harrisburg and around Pennsylvania.
2021 PPFFA Bob Zeigler Scholarship Program
01/27/21 - PPFFA
The 2021 PPFFA Bob Zeigler Scholarship application period is now open.  Elegibility is limited to dependent children of PPFFA members and all applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2021.
HB 1869/Act 17
12/23/20 - PPFFA
Brothers & Sisters, just as a reminder I wanted to share with everyone some important information that was previously sent out in regards to Covid-19 and the Heart & Lung Act in Pennsylvania.
Eastern Meeting-Postponed
12/09/20 - PPFFA
The Eastern meeting scheduled for December 16th in Reading has been postponed to a later date.  That date has not been chosen.
2020-2021 Pennsylvania Fire and EMS Grant Period Open
12/03/20 - PPFFA
2021-2025 Nanticoke Local 2655 CBA
10/20/20 - PPFFA
The CBA for Nanticoke Local 2655 has been added to the contract area in the member's section of the website.  A log in is required to view.
2020 Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association Election Endorsements
10/07/20 - PPFFA
North East District Service Rep Election November 9, 2020
10/06/20 - PPFFA
2020-2022 New Castle Local 160 CBA
08/27/20 - PPFFA
Local 160 New Castle's 2020-2022 CBA has now been added to the website.  It can be found in the contract section.
February 2020 PPFFA Executive Board Meeting Minutes
08/20/20 - PPFFA
The February 25, 2020 PPFFA Executive Board Meeting Minutes are now in the members section of the website in the "meeting minutes" area.
Foundation 58 Fundraiser
07/14/20 - PPFFA
Sisters and Brothers, Foundation 58 has stood by first responders since its inception, providing financial assistance for those suffering from cancer. Most recently they have pivoted to provide PPE for first responders to keep our folks safe during the pandemic. They have helped us without hesitation. Now Foundation 58 needs our help.
PPFFA Challenge Coin
07/03/20 - PPFFA
We are taking pre-orders for this new challenge coin.  The cost for the coin will be $10 and the proceeds will go to the PPFFA Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial in Harrisburg.  Supply will be limited to 1000 coins each with it's own number from 1-1000 (we can not guarantee you a specific number).
19th Annual Northeast IAFF Memorial Golf Tournament
05/21/20 - PPFFA
Bethlehem Fire Local 735 will be hosting the 2020 Northeast IAFF Memorial Golf Tournament.  This will be the 19th year for this annual event. This year’s tournament will at the Riverview Country Club 1 Riverview Place Easton, PA 18040   It is a Captain and Crew format with a shotgun start at 10am.  Registration is $95pp/$380per team.
HB1869--Act 17 Heart and Lung Benefits
05/01/20 - PPFFA
Template letters to use when requesting Heart and Lung Benefits from your employer due to a COVID-19 related work absense are now in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 section of the website.
Tax Preparation for Fire and EMS
04/30/20 - PPFFA
H&R Block is supporting communities nationwide by thanking frontline workers with free tax preparation April 29, 2020    During the month of May, the company is offering free expert-prepared taxes for police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and healthcare workers In times like these, we must all find more ways to help.
Covid-19 section updates
04/02/20 - PPFFA
Links to a U.S Department of Justice memo on the Public Safety Officer's Benefit Program in regards to Covid-19 has been added to the website.  Also the U.S. and PA Department of Labor and Industries websites have Covid-19/Coronavirus sections that have important information regarding employment issues during this pandemic.  Those links were added as well.
Covid-19/Coronavirus updates
03/25/20 - PPFFA
Please let the PPFFA know if your department is running low or having trouble procuring medical supplies. The PPFFA is compiling a database and will forward it to the Governor's office. A template letter that you can use for notifying your employer of a work related Coroanvirus exposure has been added to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 section of the website.
Coronavirus Website Section Updates
03/22/20 - PPFFA
03/20/20 - PPFFA
Brothers and Sisters the PPFFA has added a Coronavirus/Covid-19 section to the website.  Here we will post links to various resources such as the PA DOH, IAFF, and any other relevant information regarding this pandemic.  Please also follow the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association on Facebook, or Twitter @ppffa3.
McKeesport Local 10 CBA 2020-23
03/07/20 - PPFFA
McKeesport Local 10's CBA for 2020-23 was added to the contract area of the website.

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