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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
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...
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!
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