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Union Meeting Notice

The next Union Meeting will be held on October 24th 8pm at the PNA East Fifth Ave E-Board 7:30pm Member Meeting 8:00pm

Passing of Retired Firefighter

We are saddened to announce that Retired Firefighter Albert Cipicchio passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016.  Albert served as a firefighter for the City of McKeesport from March 1, 1961 until his retirement on January 2, 1992.  
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Passing of Retired Firefighter

We are saddened to announce the passing of retired firefighter Edward McCarthy on Monday, June 8th at his home with his family.  Edward worked for the McKeesport Fire Department for 28 years. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 11th at the Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 N. Second Ave in Elizabeth from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.
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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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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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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.

Passing of Richard Dellapenna Sr.

Retired Fire Chief Richard Dellepena Sr. has unexpectedly passed away.

Cancer Presumption Passes in PA Senate Uniamiously

Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption Passes First Hurdle   The PPFFA is proud to announce that Senate Bill 654, the fire fighter cancer presumption bill, passed by a 50 – 0 vote out of the Pennsylvania Senate on April 12.  This legislation was fast tracked by Senate leadership after the disappointing veto by former Governor Ed Rendell last year.

IAFF MG National Rally

The IAFF Motorcycle Group (IAFF-MG) will hold its 5th National Rally in Newburgh, New York September 9th through the 12th, 2011.   Orange County Choppers [OCC] and the Hilton Garden Inn Newburgh will be hosting the IAFF-MG’s 5th National Rally, September 9th – 12th, 2011 in Newburgh, NY along with IAFF Affiliates 589 [Newburgh] and F-7 [West Point].


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Union Meeting Notice

The next Union Meeting will be held on October 24th 8pm at the PNA East Fifth Ave
E-Board 7:30pm  Member Meeting 8:00pm


Passing of Retired Firefighter

We are saddened to announce that Retired Firefighter Albert Cipicchio passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016.  Albert served as a firefighter for the City of McKeesport from March 1, 1961 until his retirement on January 2, 1992.  
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Passing of Retired Firefighter

We are saddened to announce the passing of retired firefighter Edward McCarthy on Monday, June 8th at his home with his family.  Edward worked for the McKeesport Fire Department for 28 years. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 11th at the Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 N. Second Ave in Elizabeth from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.
Read More...

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.
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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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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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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.
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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

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Fire Fighters  Association

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814-255-1563  Home

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amartynuska@ppffa.org

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Passing of Richard Dellapenna Sr.

Retired Fire Chief Richard Dellapenna Sr. passed away, Wednesday, May 25th, 2011.

A firefighter service will be held on Friday, May 27th at 7:30 PM at Willig's Funeral Home, 220 9th Street in McKeesport. All current and retired firefighters are requested to attend.

Funeral information
Viewing will be held at Willig's Funeral Home, 220 9th Street, McKeesport. Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 26th from 7 PM to 9 PM; Friday, May 27th from 2 PM to 4 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM. A funeral service will be held, Saturday, May 28th at 10 AM. The phone number from Willig's Funeral Home is 412-664-9178.

Firefighter pallbearers are needed for the funeral on Saturday, May 28th. Please contact Chief Lust at 412-670-8998 or the fire station at 412-675-5021 ASAP.

For additional information please contact the fire station at 412-675-5021 or the funeral home at 412-664-9178.

Cancer Presumption Passes in PA Senate Uniamiously

Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption Passes First Hurdle
 
The PPFFA is proud to announce that Senate Bill 654, the fire fighter cancer presumption bill, passed by a 50 – 0 vote out of the Pennsylvania Senate on April 12.  This legislation was fast tracked by Senate leadership after the disappointing veto by former Governor Ed Rendell last year.  “To put the time line in perspective, HB 1231 was introduced on April 6, 2009.  This legislation has already passed one chamber of the legislature and we are confident it will continue to move quickly” said President Art Martynuska.  He went on to say, “This legislation is much farther along than it was last session and we look forward to soon having the protections our members need soon.” 
 
The PPFFA will continue to press the House of Representatives to act quickly on this issue.  We will keep updating this site as developments happen.

IAFF MG National Rally

The IAFF Motorcycle Group (IAFF-MG) will hold its 5th National Rally in Newburgh, New York September 9th through the 12th, 2011.  

Orange County Choppers [OCC] and the Hilton Garden Inn Newburgh will be hosting the IAFF-MG’s 5th National Rally, September 9th – 12th, 2011 in Newburgh, NY along with IAFF Affiliates 589 [Newburgh] and F-7 [West Point].The IAFF-MG will be headquartered out of the Hilton Garden Inn and will have a booth centrally located on-site for membership, registration, day/group ride information, and other assistance that may be required. All IAFF-MG events will be located on and/or between these two properties and all of our rides will start and end at this location.

Following are dates for the 2011 Rally.

Friday, September 9th, 2011: Registration ~ Welcome Reception (location TBA) 

Saturday, September 10th, 2011: Day Rides and other events (TBD)  

Sunday, September 11th, 2011: Ride to Remember [Group Ride to New York City] 

Monday, September 12th, 2011: Riders Depart 

 Planning for the rally continues and the On-Line Registration for the Rally is now open [Click Here to Register]. Note: There is a $50.00 Registration fee for riders that are "not" current IAFF-MG Members and a $25.00 Registration Fee for Passengers that are not members of the IAFF-MG. There is "no" Registration Fee for IAFF-MG members. The 1st 500 to register on-line will receive a "free" 2011 Ride Coin. The 2nd 500 to register will recieve a "free" 2011 IAFF-MG [9-11 Tribute] decal. So register soon...

IAFFMG National Rally Hotel Information: Unfortunately, there is not a single property in the area that can house and/or handle our event. So with that said, the IAFF-MG has secured blocks of rooms at various hotels within a 30 mile radius of the OCC and the Hilton Garden Inn.  We also have secured discounted hotel rates for our riders traveling to and from Newburgh in an attempt to help you defray the cost of traveling to the rally. Click Here to access the listing of Hotels for your stay in the Newburgh, NY area as well as a listing of those hotel properties offering discounts to our riders as they travel to the National Rally. Cut-off date for making hotel reservations is July 29, 2011. These hotel properties will sell out quickly... So the longer you wait, te further out from the Rally site you will be... Plan ahead and register for the Rally and make your hotel reservations now... 

Additional information regarding the IAFF-MG's 5th National Rally, including additional Hotel information and the District Ride Routes to New York will be posted as it becomes available. If you have any questions and/or need additional information, please contact your IAFF-MG District and/or State Event Coordinators.



 
 
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