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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
Birth Announcement
IAFF Local F-147 would like to congratulate FF/EMT Palumbo on the birth of his son Nicholas Walter Palumbo Born 7/23/21 @ 0948. A healthy 19. Read More...
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...
May 2021 General Membership Meetings
Our next general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, May 25th and Wednesday, May 26th 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!
Our Deepest Sympathies

Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of James Tompey, father of Local F-147 member Joe Tompey. Mr. Tompey passed away on Monday, February 9th at Jersey Shore University Medical Center at the age of 75.

Memorial visitation for Mr. Tompey will be on Friday, February 19th from 2-5 with a memorial service being held at 4:30 at the O'Brian Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35 in Wall Township.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe and his entire family in their time of loss!

https://www.obrienfuneralhome.com/memorials/james--tompey/4530425/index.php

February 2021 General Membership Meetings

Our next general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, February 16th and Wednesday, February 17th 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!

2021-2022 Local F-147 Leadership

Our new Executive Board and Stewards are all seated for the 2021-2022 term. Local F-147 leadership is currently as follows:

President- Michael Holmes

Vice President- Michael Cocco*

Secretary- Kai Reynolds*

Treasurer- Joe Tompey*

Steward- Scott Godley

Steward- Joe Forgione

Steward- Dan O'Pella*

Steward- Ryan Fitzpatrick*

Congratulations to our new and continuing Offficers! (* denotes new Officer)

November 2020 General Membership Meetings
Our next General Membership Meetings will be on Thursday, November 19th and Friday, November 20th. Both meetings will take place at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1500 sharp on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend. See you there!
2021 Group Calendars
2021 group calendars are available in the "Member Resources" section. Be sure to print in color in order to view them properly
August 2020 General Membership Meetings

Our next Union meetings will take place on Monday, August 24th and Tuesday, August 25th at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1530 sharp under the tent.

Please make every effort to attend. See you there!

February 2020 General Membership Meetings
Our next general membership meetings will take place on Monday, February 10th and Tuesday, February 11th at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend. See you there!
Congratulations Firefighter/EMT Jeff Fowler on your Retirement
Congratulations Firefighter/EMT Jeff Fowler on the occasion of your retirement.
In honor and recognitions of your 34+ years of loyal and dedicated service to those who defend America.
Once again Congratulations on the occasion of your retirement
From the Officers and Members of IAFF Local F-147
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!
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