Here we are, 1 month out from the most pivotal Mayoral election we have ever faced. By now everyone should realize what is at stake if Mayor OConnell loses. 
 
Everything we have worked for all of the new equipment, Special Teams funding, budget season support and friendly collective bargaining will go away if we don’t pull through with with the Mayor. This isn’t even an exaggeration. Everyone should know that Public Safety budgets will take second seat to empty Social Programs. We were gutted during Pawlowski and will face type of self serving politicians that will absolutely use Public Safety budgets as their piggy bank.
 
We can stop this but we need your help. We need guys out this Sat. April 24th 12 to 3:00 to help target mail in voters on the Southside. Please don’t assume someone else will do it, call me and help out. We need everyone to respond. We are going to need guys on Sat the same time every weekend leading up to election day. The next 2 weekends we will focus on mail in voters which is a small list but critical.
 
Election day is Tues. May 18th I will need everyone to show up and help us work the polls morning and evening shift. This is a City wide election  so that is a lot of polling stations. Ask the guys who have done this before, it is not terrible.
 
Please help the Local retain all we have worked hard for, the fights we have faught and won, the position of having our voices be heard. This can only be done by you helping to get our message out that We Support Those Who Support Fire Fighters. We stand with
 Ray.
Contact Perreault to sign up
484 892 1787
Thank you,
Adam Perreault

Dear Friends,

I am proud to inform you that IAFF Local 302 Allentown Firefighters will be hosting its
2nd annual Welfare Fund/Community Project Golf Tournament. The tournament will
be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course with
food provided by Jack’s Slice.

On behalf of Local 302, I am asking for any support you or your company could give as
a tournament sponsor. All monies raised will be split into two distinct funds. Half will be used
by Local 302 to assist with supplemental insurance for our oldest retirees. The second half will
be used in community projects throughout the year. These projects include initiatives such
as feeding children in a firehouse every Friday, back-to-school supplies, coat donations in
the winter, youth athletic association donations, cancer research, and many other
initiatives throughout the year.

As Allentown Firefighters, we provide Firefighting, Technical Rescues, and Emergency
Medical Services to the citizens of Allentown, as well as all of its visitors. But some of the
greatest impact we make is assisting the community through our outreach projects.
If you are unable to be a sponsor, we hope you, can find a few friends and play, or any type of
donation would be appreciated to use as a raffle item. It’s sure to be a fun day! Hope to see you
there!

• Food Sponsor: $2,000.00 (includes 4-some)
• Beverage/Prize Sponsor: $1,500.00 (includes 4-some)
• Putting Contest Sponsor: $500.00
• Hole Sponsor: $200.00
• Tee sponsor: $100.00

o All checks can be made payable to: IAFF Local 302 by June 1, 2021
o Mail checks to: Jason Tatum
3956 Walbert Ave
Allentown, PA 18104

o All questions should be referred to

Jason Tatum or Mark Kresge Sr.
484.866.1606          610.737.4210

2nd Annual Local 302 Allentown Fire Fighters – Registration Form

 Lehigh Valley P4P Boxing, Inc (#LVP4P) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2018 by Paul Pinnock, who saw Boxing as a tool to keep kids off the street, as it did for him and the many that contribute to the program. He utilizes his personal time and individual efforts to create a second home for local Allentown, PA youth. The organization began as a P4P Boxing Club, but something much greater has been envisioned, something much more profound, so a team has been formed to make this vision a reality. #LVP4P focuses its efforts on building a “Youth Center”, which will not just facilitate a physical outlet to underprivileged and troubled youth, but also enrich their mind, and change their misconceptions about life and society, which in turn would open up windows of opportunities.

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of retired Allentown Fire Inspector Art Kline, Jr.

 

 Arthur D. Kline, Jr., 86, of Allentown, died on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. He was the husband of Linda M. (Snyder) Kline. The couple would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on July 9th. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Arthur D., Sr. and Cora (Laubach) Kline. Arthur was a Firefighter for the City of Allentown for 28 years, retiring as an Inspector in 1991. He was a volunteer with the American Red Cross for 40 years where he was a member of the Disaster Team for 10 years. Arthur was a member of the F & AM Greenleaf Lodge #561 in Allentown and was a member of the Hillbillies. He was a Naval Veteran serving during the Korean War, earned 5 Merit Badges with the Boy Scouts, and was a member of the National Campers Travelers.

Survivors: Wife, Linda; Daughter, Tammy E. Polczynski and her husband Werner; Son, Richard Kline; and Grandchildren, Zachary, Travis, and Nicholas Kline.

Services: Private, Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

 

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.

NOTE:  “BeneFIT” Portal is Easy to Access, Keeps Track of Requirements & is Mobile Friendly. We highly recommend taking the time to register as it will blaze a trail for all your wellness credits.

 

*** IMPORTANT BENEFIT & WELLNESS REQUIREMENT INFORMATION  —  NEW WELLNESS PROGRAM/ PORTAL… PLEASE READ ***

FOR ALL POLICE, FIRE & NON – BARGAININGEMPLOYEES

This past year has bought all of us so many challenges. We have all learned to do many things in ways never before imagined.

During such trying times it has become difficult to stay on track with taking care of yourself and so many new stresses in our day – to – day lives.

We are excited to introduce a FREEWellness Program Portal for Police, Fire and Non – Bargaining Employees and Spouses currently enrolled in medical coverage via the City of Allentown.

The Wellness Program Portal makes taking care of yourself and staying motivated easier than ever!!  You and your spouse will have access to various healthcare resources,

health coaching, live and pre – recorded webinars, weight management and various health/ wellness challenges throughout the year.

Submit and track you and your spouse’s annual wellness incentive requirements as well.

Please refer to the attached informational flyer for more information on the program and easy – to – follow instructions on how to register.  You and Your Spouse must register separately.

Register TODAY…  Enroll by February 14thfor our 1st Challenge…  “Better Bites”.   Participation in this challenge will count as a wellness incentive requirement!!!

 

*Mobile – Friendly Portal

 

Thank you,

Geri


 

Retired Firefighter Barry Warmkessel is once again selling shirts to raise monies for Cancer Research.  They are Short sleeves, sleeveless and Long sleeves.  He does a 500-mile bike.  There are samples located at Central Fire Station.  The colors and styles are on the order form.
Can pay by Venmo, Paypal, Cash, or Check.
***forms will be collected February 26, 2021***

Good Morning,

 

Below is a link to a video explaining our new PPO plan and wellness incentive program. Please pay close attention to the end of the video where wellness incentive items are shown. The City has implemented a wellness incentive program for employees and spouses. In order to continue paying .5% of the healthcare premium for 2022, both you and your spouse will have to complete annual wellness requirements and submit documentation of completion. Attached is a wellness form to be completed by both you and your spouse. Submission of wellness requirements are to be received by Human Resources no later than December 1, 2021. For 2021, the wellness requirements are the mandatory Teladoc registration (you and your spouse must register separately) plus 3 of the of wellness items listed on the attached form and video. Teladoc registration is only done once, therefore 2022 wellness requirements will be completion of only 3 of the wellness items to continue paying the lower healthcare premium for the following year.

 

City of Allentown 2021 Open Enrollment Fire Department

 

If you have trouble opening the link, it can be opened by holding down the Ctrl button and clicking on the link.

 

Thank you,

Geri

AHB CANCELS MONDAY & TUESDAY COVID-19 VACCINATIONS 

 

The Allentown Health Bureau is canceling COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, February 1, and Tuesday, February 2 at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds due to the impending snowstorm and anticipated clean-up.

 

  1. If your appointment was on Monday, February 1, it is being rescheduled for Wednesday, February 3 at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
  2. If your appointment was on Tuesday, February 2, it is being rescheduled to Thursday, February 4 at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
  3. Your appointment time remains the same.
  4. Wednesday & Thursday appointments will still take place as scheduled.
  5. Those being vaccinated are asked to stay in their car until 5 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time.

    Persons with Monday and Tuesday appointments who supplied an email address will also be notified by email.

Hi Everyone,

 

I wanted to let you know the errors in Eden have been corrected to the correct bi-weekly deduction as per the CBA.  However, since we had Eden Payroll issues the first deduction was not taken out on the pay of 01/15/21.  Including the pay of 01/29/21, we have 25 pay periods left this year.  I have spread the missed deduction over the 25 pays so it’s going to be a couple of dollars more.  Here are the bi-weekly deduction amounts for the remainder of the year:

 

  • Employee Only        =        $29.12
  • Employee/Spouse    =       $58.24
  • Employee/Child       =       $38.38
  • Employee/Children =        $47.78
  • Employee/Family     =        $68.64

 

I also ran a report in Eden to confirm the names below were the only ones that had an incorrect bi-weekly deduction the pay of 01/15/21.  There were a total of 10 firefighters, all with the employee/family plan, that had a deduction of $30.46 instead of $66.  So they do not end up overpaying I adjusted their deduction for the pay of 01/29/21 to $38.18 and will begin the correct deduction of $68.64 the pay of 02/12/21.  Here are is the list of firefighters:

 

  • Kevin Baer
  • Trevor Beers
  • Andrew Drake
  • Jonas Gostonyi
  • Dustin Grow
  • William Held
  • Chad Long
  • Michael Machette
  • Aaron Pychinka
  • Michael Zellin

 

Have a good weekend.

 

Geri