Our office will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observation of Presidents' Day Holiday.
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In January 2016, several of your L42 officers and board members (Billy Galvin, Gary Reese, Tim Dupin, Rob Walker, Justin Abraham, Stevie Davis and Dustin Mains) attended the following two IAFF conferences in Lake Buena Vista, FL:
Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) — the IAFF’s premier educational conference — provides the tools needed to effectively navigate the day-to-day operations of your local union. There our team was taught valuable skills in various areas including:
- Active Shooter
- Budgeting for Locals
- Corporate Governance and Trustee Responsibility
- Finding and Exposing Tax Giveaways
- Flame Retardants: Updates
- Grant Dollars for IAFF Training and Programs
- Infectious Disease: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Response
- Legislative Issues: Updates from the Hill
- NFPA 1710 Updates
- Why Presidential and Federal Elections Matter
Directly following ALTS, the two-day Human Relations Conference focused on leadership, recruitment and the diversity issues that we continue to face. Expert instructors provided interactive workshops on a variety of human relations issues as they relate to the fire service. During the conference MSCFF President Sherwood Smith was nominated and elected to sit on the IAFF HR board.
It is with a heavy heart that we report two Line of Duty Deaths in Kansas City, Missouri, IAFF Local 42. Fire Apparatus Operator Larry Leggio and Firefighter John Mesh.
Donations to the family should be made to IAFF Local 42 Community Assistance, 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42 A, Kansas City, MO 64133. If you have questions please contact IAFF Local 42 at 816.358.4222, ext. 101 or simply make an Online Donation thru PayPal by clicking on the DONATE Button in the left column under Local 42 Community Assistance. Sympathy cards may also be mailed to the same address.
We would like to congratulate Sherwood Smith, KCFD Retiree and member of IAFF Local 42 on being elected as President of the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters on Monday, December 14th at the Presidents Meeting in Jefferson City, MO.
The following individuals were elected to office by acclamation:
Secretary-Treasurer - Gary Reese
KCFD Northwest - Jon Ott
KCFD Downtown - Steve Davis
KCFD Old Northeast - Nick Cascone
KCFD EMS Support - Angela Gard
Claycomo - Bill Pulse
South Platte - Dustin Mains
Liberty - Elise Wendt
NRAD - Chris Columbus
KCFD Active Retiree - Robert Palmer
KCFD North of River East Ballot Election - Jeremy Smith
This article was reprinted from the IAFF Daily Newsletter
In their never-ending effort to force-feed warmed-over political ideas to a skeptical public, the pension attackers are back, using new poll-tested language and focus-grouped talking points to undermine retirement security for millions of working families.
Under the Orwellian moniker of the “Voter Empowerment Act,” former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio and their anti-pension cohorts are proposing nothing short of gutting the public employee pension system – one of the last bastions of middle-class economic security.
They are falsely selling their proposed ballot measure as a potential cut in pensions for new employees. In reality, it could cut or eliminate pensions earned by current employees for future work. Read the entire article by clicking here.
What's New at IAFF 42
The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website. This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old. Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.