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State Senator Steve Stadelman joined City of Rockford Firefighters Local 413 President Scrol, Treasurer Weerda AFFI President Sullivan, Luke Howieson AFFI Vice President at Large, Steve Shetsky - Northern District Legislative Representative & District 5 VP Thompson at the Local 413 retirement dinner where the 2019 retires were recognized by the Illinois Senate for their years of service. ... See MoreSee Less

State Senator Steve Stadelman joined City of Rockford Firefighters Local 413 President Scrol, Treasurer Weerda AFFI President Sullivan, Luke Howieson AFFI Vice President at Large, Steve Shetsky - Northern District Legislative Representative & District 5 VP Thompson at the Local 413 retirement dinner where the 2019 retires were recognized by the Illinois Senate for their years of service.
Summer Education Series for Local Officers.
https://www.affi-iaff.org/bargaining/affi-summer-education-series-for-local-officers/

The adverse effects of secondary employment in like work provided to you by the AFFI Secondary Employment Committee. #TalkAboutItTuesday.
www.affi-iaff.org/committees/secondary-employment/
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The adverse effects of secondary employment in like work provided to you by the AFFI Secondary Employment Committee. #TalkAboutItTuesday. 
https://www.affi-iaff.org/committees/secondary-employment/

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Back on this subject again. Great, 100% compliance with all career primary employee’s and this can be settled. Unfortunately, daily, we see pictures of members with no airpacks, dirty gear, and salty practices.

I understand the AFFI’s concern. But I think one has to remember that as the state demands more training from all of its firefighters, both volunteer and union members and of course does not fund them, there are people that will be disadvantaged in rural areas who are spaced far and wide and unable to get full-time firefighter services. The men and women who do the secondary employment have my thanks as I’m sure other residents have for their protection in rural districts. If your members will not do it then who will? Any suggestions? And I might add that many of your members started out in rural departments and got their training from them at the residents expense.

As much as I understand many of the opinions argued on here, the members who are working a busy career department and want to be part time or POC in their home community that is slower than theirs is truly in the minority. I am a taxpayer in a fire district that is not an extremely busy department. It is filled with a bunch of good firefighters whom I appreciate protecting my family. However, more than half work secondary employment. Most work part time for busier departments that burn more. In fact, one of them stated to me in a recent conversation regarding this topic that “I am exposed to way more carcinogens at my part time fire job than here”. As a taxpayer who will be footing the bill for heart and lung, cancer, ptsd, etc, it is frustrating that people are knowingly gambling with my money. Presumptive benefits are a huge burden on the fund, but one I support 100%. But until there is a way for all parties to pay for it, working any like work should not be performed. There is too much at risk for the employee and the taxpayers. If the employee cares so much to take that risk, then they should forfeit all presumptive benefits. But that’s not possible. My two cents.

Does this include teaching at a fire academy?

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Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to our District 1 Vice President, Danny Fortuna from Chicago Fire Department Firefighters Union - Local 2. ... See MoreSee Less

Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to our District 1 Vice President, Danny Fortuna from Chicago Fire Department Firefighters Union - Local 2.

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Have a fantastic day!

Happy birthday Dan! Thanks for you do…

Happy Birthday Tuna

Happy Birthday ❗

Happy Birthday Danny!

Happy birthday, Tuna

Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Tuna!!

Happy birthday Danny!

Happy Birthday, Danny! Cheers to a wonderful day and year for you!

Happy birthday Danny! Have a great day!

Happy Birthday, Danny!

Happy Birthday, Danny.

Happy Birthday Danny!

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Happy B-Day!

Happy Birthday Danny

Happy Birthday!

Happy bday danny!!

Happy Birthday Tuna! Have a great day and enjoy!

Happy Birthday Danny ! Have a great day !

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