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
- -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.
Email: [email protected]
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]
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.
FF Wentz – Cell: (484)-560-1285 Email: [email protected]
Lt Trumbore – Cell (610)-751-2703 Email: [email protected]
QUESTIONS: Cell: (484)-560-1285 Email: [email protected]
Those attending the Pratt viewing/service on Thursday 6/22:
Calling hours are 09:30-11:00. Service will follow (unk how long). Our casket watch will start 15 min prior to actual calling hours so the watch is in place before people start coming through.
Pallbearers: Procession to Highland Park Cemetery after service.
When arriving at LifeChurch (1609 Trexlertown Rd, Macungie), turn into the parking lot and follow the road left and around the back of the building. This will lead you to their large grass/stone overflow lot. Please park there. There is an entrance by that lot on the North side of the building for you to use.
Those doing casket watch please try to arrive at least 30 min before your time slot so we can go over the proper casket watch movements.
It was a clean sweep yesterday. All of our candidates won their primary except Superior Court. Won: Supreme Court Justice, Both Council seats, both County Commissioners, Sheriff, and Coroner.
Our friends were extremely appreciative of our support at the polls. We were told last night by one of the candidates “Thank you. I have your backs!” This is why we need help at the polls, we have a big impact and candidates know it.
Special thanks to Retired brother Kresege Sr., Retired brother Held, and brothers Eddleman, Groller, Richetta, Bolton, Wentz, and Pierce. Your presence was huge and your support is what makes this possible.
In the Nov. general, we could possibly be facing a referendum, if passed, will require deep cuts to our budget. We will need a lot more help at the polls. Politics are not fun but it impacts all of us whether you agree with it or not. All of our successes as a union is due to having friends in the right places. We need all of our member’s support to continue this progress.
Local 302 Executive Board
Tomorrow is election day and we still need guys. It would be great to get some new guys out to connect with the community as well as help out the Local and the department. We need the old guys too. Come out a help protect our safety and working conditions.
Contact Perreault (484)-892-1787 for details.
Local 302 Executive Board
Once again we’re up against it with our candidates. We have two Council people we need to retain.
With that said, we need your help to man polls Tuesday, May 16th. We will need to fill two shifts morning and afternoon. The morning will be from 0730 to 11, we’ll meet up for lunch at noon, the afternoon will be from 3 to 7ish. The more guys we get the less time individuals have to man a poll. It would be nice to see new guys come out and see what we’ve been doing to make sure our jobs and safety are protected.
We all need to invest our time in holding on to our friends who make decisions that affect our working conditions. We are one bad election away from having to defend our benefits.
Call Perreault (484)892-1787 for details.
Local 302 Executive Board