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Family Picnic
This year's family picnic will be on September 6, 2014 at Pavilion #4 in Renzie Park.
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Passing of Retired Fire Chief

Retired Fire Chief Fred Bray passed away late last week. Visitation will be on Friday, June 20th from 4pm-8pm.  Funeral will be on Saturday, June 21st at 11am. Firefighter service is tentativley scheduled for Friday at 7pm. All will be held at New Beginnings Ministry, 707 Shaw Avenue in McKeesport.
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Passing of Retired Firefighter

We have received word that retired firefighter Fortunato "Footy" Perri passed away on May 29th.  "Footy" served as a Hoseman with the McKeesport Fire Department for 27 years.  He was appointed to the Department on October 1, 1967 and retired on October 6, 1994. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 1st at Bekavac Funeral Home in Versailles from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm.
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Passing of Retired Firefighter

We have received word that retired firefighter Jack Lawson passed away earlier this week.  Jack served with the McKeesport Fire Department for just over 40 years, during which time he was the last person to serve as Fire Marshall for the Department.  Jack was appointed to the Department on January 1, 1957 and retired on February 2, 1997.
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Passing of Retired Firefighter

Unfortunately we must announce the passing of retired firefighter Robert Goetz on December 30th. The viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd from 2pm-4pm and from 6pm-8pm at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home.  The Firefighter Service will be conducted at 7pm that day.  Members attending should wear their Class A uniform and be at the funeral home by 645pm.
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Donate to Firefighters Coats for Kids Foundation

Did You Know: That 65% of children live in poverty and are eligible for free/reduced lunch in the county of McKeesport, Pennsylvania?  McKeesport Firefighters don’t want the children in our communities to be left out in the cold. Team up with your local firefighters today, and give the gift of warmth to a child in need.
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Memorial Day Service and Parade

The Annual Memorial Day Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Station #1. The Memorial Day Parade will begin immediately after the service. All firefighters who are attending should arrive promptly before 9:30 a.m. in their Class "A" uniforms. Come and support your veterans. Happy Memorial Day.
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Help Needed.

On October 28, 2012, one of our members, Jeff List a 13 year veteran of the City of McKeesport Fire Department and IAFF Local 10 will be participating in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.  Jeff will once again be participating as part of the IAFF Burn Foundation Marine Corps Marathon Team.
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Passing of Ed Coulter

The members of Local 10 would like to extend our condolences on the passing of Ed Coulter to his family, friends and co-workers at McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service.
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Funeral Notice

Retired firefighter Dwayne "Dewey" Laughlin has passed away.   The firefighter service will be Tuesday, January 10th, 7:30pm at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home. Viewing details will be posted shortly.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Donation

Vice-President Tomovcsik and Trustees Jeff List and Rob Patterson presented a donation on behalf of Local 10 to the Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation in the amount of $1,364.00 on December 23rd.  The donation is the proceeds from our Breast Cancer Awareness Pink T-shirt sales for 2011.   Thank you again to all who purchased shirts and made this such a huge success.
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Retired Firefighter Mike Matlos Passed Away

Retire Firefighter Mike Matlos passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011. Visitation will be Monday, December 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Jaycox-Jaworski's Funeral Home at 2703 O'Neil Blvd. McKeesport, PA 15132. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Corpus Christi Church with the Rev. Thomas J. Burke as celebrant.
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Charity Fundraiser

McKeesport Firefighters would like to thank all of the participants, sponsors and other supporters of what was hopefully our 1st Annual Charity Kick Ball Tournament this past September. McKeesport Firefighters would like to congratulate the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport's team, the "Sewer Rats" for winning 1st Place.
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Cancer Presumption Bill

Cancer Bill Enacted:   Brothers and Sisters:   I am very pleased to report that after almost 25 years Pennsylvania’s Fire Fighters have Cancer Presumption legislation.  House Bill 797, sponsored by Representative Frank Farry was signed by Governor Corbett today.


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Passing of Retired Fire Chief

Retired Fire Chief Fred Bray passed away late last week. Visitation will be on Friday, June 20th from 4pm-8pm.  Funeral will be on Saturday, June 21st at 11am. Firefighter service is tentativley scheduled for Friday at 7pm. All will be held at New Beginnings Ministry, 707 Shaw Avenue in McKeesport.
Read More...

Passing of Retired Firefighter

We have received word that retired firefighter Fortunato "Footy" Perri passed away on May 29th.  "Footy" served as a Hoseman with the McKeesport Fire Department for 27 years.  He was appointed to the Department on October 1, 1967 and retired on October 6, 1994. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 1st at Bekavac Funeral Home in Versailles from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm.
Read More...

Passing of Retired Firefighter

We have received word that retired firefighter Jack Lawson passed away earlier this week.  Jack served with the McKeesport Fire Department for just over 40 years, during which time he was the last person to serve as Fire Marshall for the Department.  Jack was appointed to the Department on January 1, 1957 and retired on February 2, 1997.
Read More...

Passing of Retired Firefighter

Unfortunately we must announce the passing of retired firefighter Robert Goetz on December 30th. The viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd from 2pm-4pm and from 6pm-8pm at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home.  The Firefighter Service will be conducted at 7pm that day.  Members attending should wear their Class A uniform and be at the funeral home by 645pm.
Read More...

Donate to Firefighters Coats for Kids Foundation

Did You Know: That 65% of children live in poverty and are eligible for free/reduced lunch in the county of McKeesport, Pennsylvania?  McKeesport Firefighters don’t want the children in our communities to be left out in the cold. Team up with your local firefighters today, and give the gift of warmth to a child in need.
Read More...

Memorial Day Service and Parade

The Annual Memorial Day Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Station #1. The Memorial Day Parade will begin immediately after the service. All firefighters who are attending should arrive promptly before 9:30 a.m. in their Class "A" uniforms. Come and support your veterans. Happy Memorial Day.
Read More...

Help Needed.

On October 28, 2012, one of our members, Jeff List a 13 year veteran of the City of McKeesport Fire Department and IAFF Local 10 will be participating in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.  Jeff will once again be participating as part of the IAFF Burn Foundation Marine Corps Marathon Team.
Read More...

Passing of Ed Coulter

The members of Local 10 would like to extend our condolences on the passing of Ed Coulter to his family, friends and co-workers at McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service.
Read More...

Funeral Notice

Retired firefighter Dwayne "Dewey" Laughlin has passed away.   The firefighter service will be Tuesday, January 10th, 7:30pm at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home. Viewing details will be posted shortly.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Donation

Vice-President Tomovcsik and Trustees Jeff List and Rob Patterson presented a donation on behalf of Local 10 to the Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation in the amount of $1,364.00 on December 23rd.  The donation is the proceeds from our Breast Cancer Awareness Pink T-shirt sales for 2011.   Thank you again to all who purchased shirts and made this such a huge success.
Read More...

Retired Firefighter Mike Matlos Passed Away

Retire Firefighter Mike Matlos passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011. Visitation will be Monday, December 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Jaycox-Jaworski's Funeral Home at 2703 O'Neil Blvd. McKeesport, PA 15132. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Corpus Christi Church with the Rev. Thomas J. Burke as celebrant.
Read More...

Charity Fundraiser

McKeesport Firefighters would like to thank all of the participants, sponsors and other supporters of what was hopefully our 1st Annual Charity Kick Ball Tournament this past September. McKeesport Firefighters would like to congratulate the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport's team, the "Sewer Rats" for winning 1st Place.
Read More...

Cancer Presumption Law

This is a pdf copy of Act 46 of 2011 otherwise known as the Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law has been added to the download section of the website. Also added to the download section is a synopsis of the Cancer Presumption Bill which highlights the benefits available to firefighters.


Cancer Presumption Bill

Cancer Bill Enacted:

 

Brothers and Sisters:

 

I am very pleased to report that after almost 25 years Pennsylvania’s Fire Fighters have Cancer Presumption legislation.  House Bill 797, sponsored by Representative Frank Farry was signed by Governor Corbett today.

This momentous piece of legislation will now afford our brothers and sisters much needed protection if they are stricken with one of several different types of cancer as a result of their exposure(s) on the job.

 

The PPFFA has made cancer presumption it’s number one priority for the past several years. 

 

 

In the meantime I want to thank all those who helped in this effort.  IAFF General President Schaitberger, DVP Taylor and Rich Duffy, officers, staff and members of the PPFFA, members of both the House of Representatives and Senate who never waivered in their support of Pennsylvania’s fire fighters. A special tip of the hat to Representative Frank Farry, Representative Kevin Murphy, Representative Stephen Barrar Senator John Gordner, Senator Dominic Pileggi, Senator Christine Tartaglione, Senator David Argall and their staffs. I would also be remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute, who were also instrumental in getting this through.   Without the help, guidance and perseverance of these folks we would not be here today.

 

The PPFFA pledged to get this done and I am proud to say “mission accomplished.”

 

More information will follow shortly on this important piece of legislation.

 

 

 

 

Art Martynuska

President

Pennsylvania Professional

Fire Fighters  Association

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