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On behalf of the 12,000 members of the PFFM, President Rich MacKinnon and Secretary-Treasurer Billy Cabral thanks the Massachusetts Senate for Passing Bill 2515 today.This powerful video was played at the 2018 Educational Seminar. The health of our members is priority, including mental health. The Member Assistance Committee is here for you.2018 Fire Ops
Video Demonstration on the new IAFF Smart program. A new tool from the IAFF to help our locals.
Yesterday (03/28/2017) MA Governor Charlie Baker signed a supplemental budget which would increase PSOB (Public Safety Officer Benefit) from $150,000 to $300,000. This will be a great help to those families effected by tragedy. Thank you to Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Stan Rosenberg, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and all the members of the Senate and House Of Representatives. Watertown Firefighter Toscano's family will be eligible to receive this benefit.
It has been said that Firefighters have 2 families. The one at home, and the one at the firehouse. Although these families differ in many ways, they both suffer the same grief when their colleague or family member is lost to occupational cancer. This video was produced by the Boston Fire Department with the support of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. It is part of a campaign to raise awareness of the need for proper protective gear for firefighters. Studies have proven that firefighters are exposed to cancer causing carcinogens when engaged in firefighting operations, and further studies have shown that cancer rates in firefighters are significantly higher than that of the general public as a result of this exposure.