We are in need of help at the election polls on Tuesday, Nov 7th
 Come out and help the Local support candidates who support us. This is a great opportunity for new guys to get out and learn about the community you serve.
 We can use everyone’s help! As always we’ll be manning the polls in the morning from 0700ish to 11ish and afternoon from 1500ish til close. We’ll meet up for a Union lunch at noon.
For availability contact Perreault
(484)892-1787
Thank you

Meeting reminder for Monday, October 6th. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1519 W Greenleaf St Allentown, PA 18102.

There will be Elections before the meeting from 1400 – 1930.

Also, there will be a Watch Ceremony for the Brothers

Taylor

Gauntner

Gostonyi

Alpha

There will be a critical incident stress debrief regarding the 915 Penn St fire.   The location will be at the FOP Hall 2101 Mack Blvd at 1800 Tuesday October 24th.  This is considered mandatory for those who were directly related to the incident so overtime will be paid if you can attend.  If you are on duty, please make arrangements with your command staff to attend.

 

Any questions call Chief Eharth.

Reminder for meeting tonight with members nominated can speak.

 

The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1519 W Greenleaf St. Allentown, PA 18102.

 

2023 Nomination of Officers

  • Vice President – 2-year term – the incumbent is Aaron Pychinka

Aaron Pychinka was nominated by Chris Groller

  • Secretary– 2-year term – incumbent is Jason J Custer

Jason J Custer was nominated by Jon Hammel- Custer withdrew his nomination. 

Jason Tatum was nominated by Jason Custer

  • One (1) Executive Board – 2-year term – incumbent is Jason Tatum 

Jason Tatum was nominated by Chris Groller- Tatum withdrew his nomination.

Joseph Hottenstein was nominated by Kennedy. 

  • Two (2) Trustee – 2-year term – incumbents are Jon Hammel and Mark Kennedy 

Jon Hammel was nominated by Aaron Pychinka

Mark Kennedy was nominated by Jon Hammel

  • Sgt.-At-Arms – 2-year term – the incumbent is Mark Kresge Jr.

Mark Kresge Jr. was nominated by Jon Hammel

  • Director of the Welfare Fund – 3-year term – Incumbent is Matt Eharth

Matt Eharth nominated by Jon Hammel

  • Delegate to the IAFF Convention 2024

Jason Custer was nominated by Chris Groller

Adam Perreault was nominated by Aaron Pychinka.

  • Alternate to IAFF Convention 2020

John Stribula was nominated by Phil Lathrop

Aaron Pychinka was nominated by Jon Hammel

Tim Bruce was nominated by Aaron Pychinka

Adam Perreault was nominated by Aaron Pychinka

Jason Custer was nominated by Aaron Pychinka

Joe Zimmerman was nominated by Marj Kresge Jr- Zimmerman withdrew his nomination. . 

 

Each candidate who accepts the nomination for office shall be afforded two (2) minutes at the October meeting to express his views and goals for the office that he is nominated for. The nominee’s name shall appear on the ballot in the order in which they were nominated.

 

The election of officers for Local 302, IAFF will be November 6, 2023, Knights of Columbus

 

Anyone interested in standing urn watch at John Kalynych’s service on Friday, September 8th from approximately 1200-1500, please follow this link to the sign-up form.

– Lt Trumbore

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Kalynych memorial sign ups
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 Please join Mayor Matt Tuerk and Fire Chief Efrain Agosto Jr. for the ribbon cutting ceremony of Allentown’s Fire Academy and Emergency Operations Center. We will also celebrate the dedication of the building to the late Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Kiskeravage who died June 9, 2023.

 

Kiskeravage lived a life of service dedicated to the community. He began his career as a volunteer with the Shenandoah Ambulance Corp in his teen years. Throughout his firefighting career, Kiskeravage was a member of the IAFF for Easton Fire Dept, an Assistant Chief for the Allentown Fire Dept, a member of the Lehigh County Special Operations team, PA USAR Co. #3, a beloved instructor at Pennsylvania State Fire Academy and Bucks County Community College, assisted in the development of the Allentown Fire Dept Technical Rescue team, and was South Whitehall Township’s first full-time Fire Commissioner. He passionately taught and trained firefighters around the world (traveling to Korea, Japan, Romania, and Italy as well as within the US) teaching EMT, fire suppression, Hazmat, and more. He donated his body to help find ways to make firefighting a safer job. As a leader, teacher, mentor, husband, father, and grandfather, he was loved by many. Kiskeravage’ s legacy will continue through his family and all whom he taught.

 

                 

 WHEN:       Thursday August 24, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.

 WHERE:    1902 Lehigh Street (directly behind the Mack South Fire Station)

 

 

The community and media are invited to attend.

Monday August 21, 2023

ATTENTION LOCAL 302 MEMBERSHIP

 

Due to the Labor Day holiday the regular monthly meeting will take place on

September 11th & 18th

 

 Knights of Columbus, 1519 Greenleaf Street.  at 7:30 PM

 

At the September meeting there will be nomination of officers, the following offices will be up for election.

 

  • Vice President – 2-year term – incumbent Aaron Pychinka
  • Secretary – 2-year term – incumbent is Jason Custer
  • One (1) Executive Board – 2-year term – incumbent is Jason Tatum
  • Two (2) Trustee – 2-year term – incumbents are John Hammel and

                Mark Kennedy

  • -At-Arms – 2-year term – incumbent is Mark Kresge Jr.
  • Director of the Welfare Fund – 3-year term – Incumbent is Matt Eharth
  • Delegate to the IAFF Convention 2024
  • Alternate to IAFF Convention 2024

 

Each candidate that accepts the nomination for office shall be afforded two (2) minutes at the October meeting to express his views and goals for the office that he is nominated for. The name of the nominee shall appear on the ballot in the order in which they were nominated.

 

 

The election of officers for Local 302, IAFF will be November 6, 2023, at the Knights of Columbus, at 1519 Greenleaf Street. The balloting will begin at 14:00 hrs. and conclude at 7:30PM. Elections shall be by secret ballot.

Looking for honor guard for urn watch at retired FF Leo Gatens’s service on Saturday, August 26th from 0930-1100 at O’Donnell Funeral Home on Hanover Ave.

Was also requested by family to fold and present the flag to the family at the Sacred Heart Cemetery on Fullerton Ave. If you are interested in helping with that, let me know. We can train you or if you have experience let me know

Contact me with your availabilities.

Cell (610)-751-2703

Email: [email protected]

Thank you,

Lt Trumbore

I wanted to send an email out regarding tomorrow’s service for on-duty personnel.  Fire administration has agreed to put the city out of service between 0900 and 1300 for all members to attend.  There will be an engine from Easton, Bethlehem, and Emmaus along with Catty’s Ladder and Rescue in the city with radios covering the city and in communication with BC Lenig who will remain in charge of the city.  If needed on duty personnel will be requested to respond as per BC Lenig.

 

We will need E10 and T2 (new one) cleaned and to the intersection of 18th and Turner at 0800 for the procession and flag raising.  All other on duty apparatus will arrive at 0900 and park on Turner between St. Cloud and 17th backing in towards 18th.  These roads will all be closed.  FF Wentz will oversee staging the vehicles please find him if you have a question.

 

On Duty personnel should wear class B with badge and thin red line badge cover.  Lt Trumbore will be there with badge covers if needed.  If you are participating as Honor Guard your class A with badge cover shall be worn.  If you are on duty and would like to wear your class A that is fine as well.  All uniformed personnel and their family will be sitting on the left side of the church.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to me or the Honor Guard squad.

AC Eharth  – Cell: (484) 223-7788 Email: [email protected]

FF Wentz – Cell: (484)-560-1285 Email: [email protected]

Lt Trumbore – Cell (610)-751-2703 Email: [email protected]

There has been some confusion about sign-ups for urn and door watch at Kiskeravage’s service on July 12th.

ANY AFD active or retired member can do urn or door watch. It is not just for “honor guard” people. We will provide a quick training session before you stand watch. This is why we ask you to arrive AT LEAST 30 minutes prior to your time slot.  You must have your Class A uniform with white gloves and badge shroud. Look over your uniforms NOW and make sure they look presentable.

We may also try to set up a longer training session one or two days before to go over all the movements.

Also…..when you answer the questions about urn watch on the sign up link……

If you select that you are available the entire day, the question after that asks you to fill in what times you are available. In that slot you would just type in “AVAILABLE ANY TIME”.  If you are not available all day then type in the specific times you can help out.

Parking is going to be in the Fairgrounds lot. We will not have a separate lot for guys doing honor guard. It is only a half-block walk to the church.

Thank you. Any other questions please contact myself or FF Wentz.

-Lt Trumbore

FF Wentz – Cell: (484)-560-1285 Email: [email protected]

Lt Trumbore – Cell (610)-751-2703 Email: [email protected]