It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of retired Allentown Fire Inspector Herbert L. Miller.
It is with deep regret the Fire Chief announces the passing of retired Fire Inspector Herbert L. Miller. Flags at all Fire Stations are to be lowered to half-staff until further notice.
Arrangements if there are any will follow.
AFD and BFD are exporing a Honor Guard representation at the funerals for the 2 Volunteer Firefighters from Station 17 in New Tripoli.
Arrangements will be provided by Lt. Trumbore if interested.
Contact Lt. Trumbore at 610-751-2703
Local 302 Retirees
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Allentown Retired Firefighters will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2022. The meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus 1519 Greenleaf St. The meeting will start at 1500 hrs.
Hope to see you all there.
There has been a lot of misinformation being put out by some Central officers with regard to wellness initiatives for our members.
Nothing has changed with wellness!
Local 302 members are covered due to our annual physical which was memorialized in the attached MOU.
Spouses DO NOT need an annual physical. They do need to complete 3 wellness initiatives as directed in the attached Wellness program literature which has been provided to everyone starting in December of 2021 and remains in effect until our CBA expires.
We are a week out from election day. This is the day we show our support to our friends. This year our current political allies helped us secure multiple streams of funding, political appointments, and key legislation.
These allies once again helped us secure funding for gear and equipment. Our friends worked with us to ensure Bomb Squads across the state were included in the funding of the Fireworks bill. Believe it or not, they were an afterthought and it took the work of our political team as well as political allies across the state to not only get the Bomb Squads recognized but a reimbursement of 500k.
Local 302 was able to create and get appointed to a seat on the State Fire Advisory Board. This position makes sure our voices are heard in issues pertaining to statewide fire issues, not to mention access to the State Fire Commissioner and more frequent access to the Governor. This is a huge first for us and would not have been possible if we weren’t out there standing side by side with our political friends.
Each year we grow and continue to build relationships, relationships that turn into friendships. To do this we need you to help us show them we are who you want as friends and we can do that by getting their message out at the polls. Those who have worked the polls know how much of an impact we have and how much our friends appreciate it. That’s where we have the most impact and that’s why our allies help us grow. Gone are the days of “Hey give the Fire Fighters what they need because they are Fire Fighters” we have to make our voices heard and this is how we do it.
Come out and help us man the polls for our friends Tuesday, Nov 8th morning 0730-1200 (or when poll slows) afternoon 1400-closing (or when polls slow) After party to follow. Contact Perreault for availability and Tee-Shirt.