Congratulations to class 2024-1. This was a significant sized class. We added 17 fire fighters to our ranks, 12 of which were through a SAFER grant. These new members will help to keep our city safe and continue serving the citizens of Allentown through community outreach. It’s always exciting to see our city grow and leaders who understand the importance of having strong public safety. Serve our city with pride, dedication, and compassion.

We are still looking for help at the polls tomorrow. We will take whatever you can give. We are low on help for the 1530 shift. Call Joe Hottenstein for details and availability.
Executive Board
The Pa Primary is next Tuesday, April 23rd. Our candidates list is small this time around, two to be exact. We met with a few candidates for State Attorney General and Treasure. The two we are endorsing, we have long standing relationships with at the Capitol.
Our State Treasure candidate is the current House Majority Leader Ryan Bizzarro. Ryan has stood with us on everything from Paycheck Protection to current legislation like PTSI Workman s Comp and PFAS. Time and time again he has proven to be a man of his word, always standing with Fire Fighters.
Jared Solomon is our candidate for State Attorney General. Jared is the current Chair of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee where the majority of Fire Fighter bills pass through. Jared and his team have been instrumental in getting PTSI and PFAS to the finish line this session. Both of those bills have been stuck in limbo for over six years. With Jared’s dedication to our health and safety and his team’s legislative expertise, we are almost there.
Both candidates have been there and continue to be there for us, it s our turn to be there for them. We know they will always advocate for Fire Fighters no matter where their path takes them.
With all that said, we need your help next Tuesday manning the polling stations. Morning 0700 to 1130ish Afternoon 1530 to when the polls slow. We will get together for lunch at noon. Polling station locations will be handed out when the schedule and roster are complete.
For further information contact Joe Hottenstein
In Solidarity,
Executive Board

Thank you to all the guys and their families who came out (Henry Cochran, Will Schaffer, The Richetta Family, and the Henry Family), to supported local 302 by marching in the parade with our brothers and sisters in the local trade unions. Its always great to have the families get to know each other while supporting an Allentown tradition. In 2025, we hope to have more members and their families join us and have a good time which will strength our union and build more relationships. Thank you.

Any members that wish to participate in marching in the St. Patrick’s day parade March 17th, 2024, please meet in the area of the Ritz parking lot and farmers market entrance for 1145am. Families are encouraged to attend. We will be providing food and drinks for all ages. If you are able to attend, please contact Joe Hottenstein at (570) 236 – 4952. Thank you!

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Attention Local 302 Members

Due to New Year’s Day, the regularly scheduled
monthly meetings of I.A.F.F. Local 302 will be held on

Monday, January 8, 2024, and
Monday, January 15, 2024

at The Columbian House
1519 Greenleaf St. Allentown

The meeting time will be the same, 7:30 PM

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact
the secretary, Jason Tatum at any of the following numbers:

Cell: 484-866-1606


We regret to inform you of the passing of retired FF William C Wise. Bill joined the AFD on 9/23/1967 and retired on 1/4/1992 as the driver of E6 on the 4th platoon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill’s family.

There will only be a graveside service at Grandview Cemetery on Walbert Ave on Sat, Dec 23rd at 11 am. Honor Guard will be involved. I will be working out details with Bill’s daughter in the next couple of days. We will provide Probably a flag fold and maybe carrying the urn to the gravesite.

Other AFD personnel are encouraged to attend to show support for Bill’s family. I will update as I receive more info

– Lt Trumbore

Local 302 endorsed candidates. Mostly Lehigh County and Allentown. candidates. But the Supreme Court and Superior Court candidates are Statewide.