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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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What's New at IAFF F-147
2023 Group Calendars
2023 Group Calendars now available in the Member Resources section
Birth Announcement
IAFF Local F147 would like to congratulate one of our own Firefighter Michael Meininger and his wife on the birth of his daughter Jane Marie Born 7/12/22 @ 10:11am. A healthy 9.6lbs & 20.5in long. Read More...
Birth Announcement
IAFF Local F147 would like to congratulate one of our own Fire Inspector Butler and his wife on the birth of his son Frank Edmund Butler Born 6/2/22 @ 0841. Read More...
Our Deepest Sympathies
Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Thomas Murray, father of retired Local F-147 member Tim Murray. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim and his family.
Thomas Murray Funeral Arrangements:
Wake is scheduled for Shore Point Funeral Home Hwy 35 Hazlet NJ Tuesday May 31 from 3pm-7pm. Funeral Service is scheduled June 1st from 11:00am -11:45am at funeral parlor. Leaving funeral parlor at approximately 12:00p.m.
Finishing at St Joes Cemetery Keyport NJ repass at Union Beach Fire Company No.1 at 1110 Union Ave in Union Beach NJ 07735
May 2022 General Membership Meetings
Our next Union meetings will take place on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace) and start at 1700. Please make every effort to attend. See you there!
February 2022 General Membership Meetings
Our next Union meetings will take place on Wednesday, February 23rd and Thursday, February 24th at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace) and start at 1700. Please make every effort to attend. See you there!
New 48/48 4-8 Group Calendars Posted
New group calendars reflecting the new 48/48 4-8 schedule are available in the Member Resources section under "2022 Group Calendars". Must be printed in color. New schedule takes effect on February 27th 2022
Our Deepest Sympathies
Our Deepest Sympathies of the Passing of Sup. Captain Frank McCleaster Father. Please keep Frank and his family in your thoughts & prayers Obituary It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Frank V. McCleaster Sr, age 69, father of Captain and former Local F-147 Vice President Frank V. McCleaster Jr.  Frank Sr, was born March 8, 1952, in Long Branch, New Jersey. Read More...
Louie Villanueva Retirement Luncheon

Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement luncheon to celebrate Firefighter Louie Villanueva's 38 years of Government service on Sunday, December 19th, from 1300 to 1600 at the Waterfront Fire Station (94-2). All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147.

All family, friends and current and former co-workers of Louie's are welcome to attend. Anyone needing assistance accessing the base should contact the Fire Station at (732) 866-7160. Anyone with questions regarding this event can contact Mike Holmes at (908) 461-5078.

All COVID-19 precautions will be taken. Any non-vaccinated guests must wear a mask at all times. Anyone showing COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to attend. 

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

Our Deepest Sympathies
Passing of Fire Inspector Frank Butler's Father-In-Law. Please keep Frank and his family in your thoughts & prayers. Obituary Edmund Beekman, 71, of Union Beach, passed away Friday, November 5th. Edmund was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, a son of the late Daniel and Mabel (Nelson) Beekman. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Korea. Read More...
Our Deepest Sympathies
Passing of Retire FF/EMT Joseph Ciccone Brother William Ciccone. Please keep Joe and his family in your thoughts & prayers. Obituary William (Billy) Ciccone, 50, of Middletown, NJ, died on October 21, 2021 in Middletown, NJ, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Red Bank, NJ in 1971, and was the youngest of 7 children. Read More...
November 2021 General Membership Meetings
Our next meetings will take place on Monday, November 8th 2021 and Tuesday, November 9th 2021 at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp on the patio (bacck room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend. See you there!
2022 Group Calendars
Group calendars are now available in Member Resources section of our website. Must be printed in color.
August 2021 General Membership Meetings
Our next general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, August 31st and Wednesday, September 1st at The Cabin on Rt. 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace) and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend. See you there!
Birth Announcement
IAFF Local F-147 would like to congratulate one of our own FF/EMT Palumbo on the birth of his son Nicholas Walter Palumbo Born 7/23/21 @ 0948. A healthy 19.5” 6lb 5oz
Beth Sweeney Retirement Luncheon

Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement luncheon to celebrate Firefighter Beth Sweeney's 23 years of Government service on Sunday, August 22nd, from 1300 to 1600 at the Waterfront Fire Station (94-2). All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147.

All family, friends and current and former coworkers of Beth's are welcome to attend. Anyone needing assistance accessing the base should contact the Fire Station at (732) 866-7160. Anyone with questions regarding this event can contact Mike Holmes at (908) 461-5078.

All COVID-19 precautions will be taken. Any non-vaccinated guests must wear a mask at all times. Anyone showing COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to attend. 

Please help us give Beth the proper send-off she deserves!

Our Deepest Sympathies
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of retired firefighter and inspector William “Bill” Lester Shaffer, 71, of Howell who passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He was born and raised in Florida, and had lived in Farmingdale for many years before settling to Howell in 2001. Read More...
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