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Fair RETIRE Act (Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Earned), S-29
Allow permanently sick or disabled Firefighters to keep special retirement coverage
Official Time Reform Act of 2017, HR 1364
Any day where 80% of work day is spent on Union representational duties would not count toward retirement
PAGE Act (Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency)
Make all Government employees "at will" with no appeal rights, forfeit pensions for felony convictions, eliminate all Union official time. This Bill has not yet been re-introduced into the 115th Congress
Federal Firefighters Fairness Act (Presumption), H.R. 1884
Creates presumptive legislation for certain types of cancer and disease linked to firefighting duties.
Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act H.R. 4729
Change our retirement calculation to include our regularly scheduled overtime This Bill has yet to be re-introduced into the 115th Congress
Federal Firefighters Flexibility and Fairness Act, H.R. 1363
Will allow increased flexibility regarding trade time agreements
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November 2019 General Membership Meetings

Our next quarterly general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, November 12th and Wednesday, November 13th at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will takle place in the back room behind the fireplace and will start at 1700 sharp.

Please make every effort to attend. See you there!

Passing of Phyllis A. Ward, Mother of Captain Thomas Ward

Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Phyllis A. Ward, mother of Captain Tommy Ward. Mrs. Ward passed at the age of 84 on November 1st at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold. Mrs. Ward was a postal clerk for the Adelphia Post Office for over 30 years and was a part of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Adelphia Fire Station for over 70 years.

Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her 10:00 AM Funeral Service on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Adelphia Cemetery, 252 Wyckoff Mills Road, Adelphia. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Phyllis’ name may be made to the Adelphia Firehouse Ladies Auxiliary, Adelphia Road, P.O. Box 312, Adelphia 07710. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com

Our deepest sympathies go out to Tommy and his entire family!

Jeff Fowler Retirement Luncheon

Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement luncheon to celebrate Jeff Fowler's 34+ years of Government service on November 16th, from 1300 to 1600 at the mainside fire station. All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147.

All family, friends and current and former coworkers of Jeff's are welcome to attend. Anyone needing assistance accessing the base should contact the firer station at (732) 866-2260. Ayone with questions regarding this event can contact Mike Holmes at (908) 461-5078.

Please help us give Jeff the proper send-off he deserves!

2020 Group Calendars
2020 Group Calendars are available in the "Member Resources" section. Remember to print in color to view them properly
August 2019 General Membership Meetings
Our next Union meetings will be on Wednesday, August 7th and Thursday, August 8th. Both meetings will take place at The Cabin (on the patio, behind the fireplace) on Route 33 in Freehold and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend. See you there!
Passing of Charter Member Captain Arthur K. Daly Jr.
IAFF Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Captain Arthur K. Daly Jr. age 83 passed away on Friday August 2, 2019 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. He was born in Neptune and lived there and in W. Belmar most of his life. Art served his country as a member of the 505 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 1953-1956. Art is a member of the P.G.A. Read More...
Passing of Chief Donald L. Henry, Sr.
IAFF Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Chief Donald L. Henry, Sr., age 80 of Howell, and formerly of Long Branch, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Born in Perth Amboy he had lived in Long Branch before moving to Howell 4 years ago. Affectingly known as “Dink”, he retired as the Fire Chief from the Naval Weapon Station Earle in 1993. Read More...
Passing of Joanne Odom

IAFF Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Joanne (Josie) Odom, wife of former Local F-147 member Bill Odom. Joanne passed on April 23rd after a lifetime of service to others. Visitation will be on April 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 at John P. Condon Funeral Home, 804 Rt 36 in Leonardo NJ. Funeral service will be on April 30th at 11:00 am at St Agnes Catholic Church, 103 Center Ave, Atlantic Highlands NJ.

Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Bill and his entire family.

https://www.johnpcondonfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Joanne-Odom/#!/Obituary

April 2019 General Membership Meetings
Our next Union meetings will be on Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th. Both meetings will take place at The Cabin (on the patio, behind the fireplace) on Route 33 in Freehold and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend. See you there!
Important Updates and New Voting Initiative
MEMBERS: Read the article titled "March 2019 Labor Management Meeting" in the President's Corner for important updates. Click on the Online Voting tab to cast your vote for the new voting initiatve.
Assistant Chief Joe Seliga Retirement Luncheon

We will be celebrating Assistant Chief Joe Seliga's 34+ years of Government service with a luncheon on February 23rd at the Mainside Fire Station (Station 94-1). The Luncheon will be from 1300 until 1600. All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147.

All family, friends and co-workers of Joe's are welcome to attend. Anyone who needs assistance accessing the base should call the Fire Station at (732)866-2260. Anyone with questions regarding this event should contact Mike Holmes at (908) 461-5078.

Please help us give Chief Seliga the proper send-off he deserves! See you there!

January 2019 General Membership Meetings

Our next Union meetings will take place on Thursday, February 21st and Friday, February 22nd at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp and take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace).

Please make every effort to attend at least on meeting. See you there!

November 2018 General Membership Meetings

Our next Union meetings will take place on Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp and take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace).

Please make every effort to attend at least on meeting. See you there!

2019 Group Calendars and Important Updates

Group Calendars for 2019 are now available under the header of "2019 Group Calendars" in the Member Home section of the website. Calendars must be printed in color to be viewed properly.

Also, click on the article titled "July 8th 2018 Update" in the "President's Corner" for important updates

Mike Donahue Retirement Luncheon

We will be celebrating Fire Inspector Mike Donahue's 31+ years of Government service with a luncheon on June 24th at the Mainside Fire Station (Station 94-1). The Luncheon will be from 1300 until 1600. All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147.

All family, friends and co-workers of Mike's are welcome to attend. Anyone who needs assistance accessing the base should call the Fire Station at (732)866-2260. Anyone with questions regarding the event should contact Mike Holmes at (908)461-5078.

Please help us give Mike the proper send-off he deserves! See you there!

May 2018 General Membership Meetings

Our next Union meetings will take place on Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp and take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace).

Please make every effort to attaned at least on meeting. See you there!

Passing of Charter Member Jack Henry

Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Clifford "Jack" Henry. Jack passed on Friday, February 2nd 2018 at his home in Neptune City at the age of 91. Jack was a proud Charter Member of our Local Union and played a pivotal role in organizing Federal Firefighters on Naval Weapons Station Earle in 1969. In addition, Jack was a 25 year member of the Neptune City First Aid Squad and a 70 year life member of the Neptune City Fire Department. Jack will receive a Firefighter's funeral service with military honors.

Wake services will take place on Saturday, February 17th from 12-4 p.m. at the O'Brian Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35 at New Bedford Road in Wall Township. A Funeral Service will be held 1PM at the funeral home, followed by a masonic service and fireman’s service. Military honors will conclude the visitation at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to autismspeaks.org.

Full obituary can be viewed here: 

http://www.obrienfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/3421487/Henry-Clifford/obituary.php


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