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Franklin Institute

10/16/2019
Franklin Institute Discount Tickets

Hello Local 22 Members:

 

I hope you are having a great October.  I wanted to send you an update with a new code that our Local can use on Franklin Institute tickets for the upcoming special exhibit.

 

On October 19, the museum will open a world premier exhibit that will be the first of its kind in Philadelphia.  Based on the internationally bestselling book series, The Worst Case Scenario: Survival Experience, the exhibit is an immersive, hands-on experience that challenges guests to think about how to survive in unbelievable (yet plausible!), situations.  Do you have what it takes to jump between cars on a moving train?  How about the ability to detect a lie?  The ability to survive in quicksand?  In this exhibit you’ll be faced with wildly ridiculous scenarios, you will experience them firsthand, and then you will learn about real people who have survived to tell their stories. 

 

As always, members of Local 22 can save up to 20% off oftickets.  Follow three easy steps.

 

  1. Go to www.fi.edu/affiliates
  2. Login or create an account
  3. Purchase tickets using your organization specific code: PFF22GRP
  4. Enjoy The Franklin Institute!

Sincerely,

 

Local 22

 


FF Mickey Kelly

10/16/2019

FF Mickey Kelly 

Retired from BCA 7 approximately 15 years ago. 

Going into hospice at Taylor Hospice in Eddystone Pa. Family asks for prayers, but requests no visitors


Six Flags!

10/15/2019
Six Flags Discount Tickets!

It’s a creepy time of year as zombies and ghouls take over our theme park and we would like to personally invite you and your group to enjoy the Northeast’s largest Halloween Event, Fright Fest here at Six Flags Great Adventure. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including seven haunted mazes and five scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. BEWARE!

 

Enjoy over 100 rides and attractions in addition to Fright Fest for $42.99 plus tax per person. That's over 40% off the Main Gate price. Scary, we know. 

 

Don't forget to share promo code "SFGA83" with employees, friends, and family!

 

**HURRY! Fright Fest Ends November 3rd!**


Paramedic Program

10/15/2019
PFD Paramedic Program

All PFD EMT's that are interested in participating in the upcoming PFD Paramedic Program, please make sure that you sign up for the TEAS TEST ASAP!! Seats are going fast, reserve your seat now. Please reach out to FPLT Bowes (Danielle.Bowes@Phila.gov), if you have any questions on the EMT to paramedic career development, paramedic program question or TEAS questions/study materials etc.

 

For your reference, I have attached the following;

 

OP#19-86 EMT TO FSP CAREER DEVELOPMENT: ACTION REQUIRED

 

OP#19-103 TOWER HEALTH- RHSHS PARAMEDIC PROGRAM: TEAS TEST

 

Thank you. 


Widows Fund Donation

10/15/2019
Time to Start Collecting

This is a reminder that all stations are to begin the collection for our Widows. All members are asked to give $20 each and bring all donations to the hall before November 8th.  Thank you IN Brotherhood


Heroes Auto

10/08/2019
Heroes Auto Special Program

IAFF Local#22     IAFF Local 22                                                                        

Brothers and Sisters,

On behalf of your IAFF Firefighters and Paramedics Local#22, I will periodically remind you to take advantage of our very special program, our Heroes Auto Advisory Group!  

This summer, our newly formed Heroes Auto Advisory Group successfully helped many of our members and their families purchase new and used vehicles!  Our Heroes Auto Advisory Group “has your back”!!! 

Where are the best deals, best incentives?  What are the advantages to lease rather than finance?  What warranties are useful?  What is GAP insurance and when is it a necessary coverage?  I hate to buy cars!  Who can I trust? 

Your dedicated staff looks forward to answer your questions, educate and have you prepared to purchase the vehicle you desire with a pleasurable experience!

Your Heroes Auto Advisory Group carefully arranges a personal itinerary with our selected dealers to guarantee a haggle-free experience.  There is no confusion or frustration when you purchase a new or used vehicle with our Heroes Auto Advisory Group.

When you are ready, google heroesautoadvisorygroup.com and click the “get started” button.

Your Heroes Auto Advisory Group team of experts will carefully review all of your detailed requests and information that you submit.

Then, the Heroes Auto Advisory Group staff will inform your dealership participants about your specific details and your vehicle needs. 

As an additional value, your Heroes Auto Advisory Group ensures that a monetary contribution is donated “in your name” to our Survivors Fund from our dealer participants with each vehicle purchase

Remember, when it is time, please go to heroesautoadvisorygroup.com and click the “get started” tab.

The information you enter will help us to help you find most vehicle models (Camry, Civic, Altima, Elantra, Cherokee, Silverado etc.) or make (Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda, Kia, Chrysler, Buick, Jeep, Ford, Chevy etc.) that you desire.

It is very important to call us after your purchase and / or appointments that are completed.  Your input helps our Heroes Auto Advisory Group improve your program and track charity contributions! 

For additional information or if you have any questions, call us at 215-768-6505 anytime.

Fraternally,

Tom Mellon / Founder / Retired Philadelphia Police Officer
Heroes Auto Advisory Group

 


LT Sweeney Retiring!

10/02/2019
Join Lt Sweeney for his final 2nd daywork stop


Mural Paint Day

10/02/2019
History of the Philadelphia Fire Department Mural

When: Saturday, October 12th 12PM-3PM

Where: Philadelphia Second Alarmers Association 2900 Roberts Ave Philadelphia, PA 19129

 

 


Self Defense Course

10/01/2019
Self Defense Course open to ALL Members of Local 22

We still have 13 spots available for the upcoming self-defense class, and ALL (Firefighters, Paramedics, Officers, EMT’s) are welcome. We will fill the remaining spots on a first-come-first-serve basis. See details and link below for more information. If interested, members can sign up by emailing:

Your name, rank, company, phone, and email address

To: Rdesk@iaff22.org

Subject Line: Self Defense Course

 

The first class will be held on Saturday November 9, 2019 from 0900-1700

 

At Philly’s Next Champ Gym

1810 Grant Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19115

 

https://blauerspear.com/

 

 


Funeral Arrangements

09/30/2019
Funeral Arrangements for Wayne DeLoatch

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of Retired Fire Fighter Wayne DeLoatch who passed away on September 25th, 2019. He retired on November 1st, 2008, out of Engine 78.

All are invited to attend the services.

Viewing

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

9:00 – 11:00 AM

Yeadon Presbyterian Church

541 Holly Rd, Yeadon, PA 19050

 

Memorial Service

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

11:00 AM

Yeadon Presbyterian Church

541 Holly Rd, Yeadon, PA 19050

 

Internment  

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Washington Crossing National Cemetery

 

 


"Be the Match"

09/27/2019
One of our members is in need of a bone marrow transplant

One of our members is in need of a bone marrow transplant.  We reached out to “Be the Match”, which manages the largest marrow registry in the world. “Be the Match” will be at the Union Hall on Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, October 10 from 0800 to 1200 each day to test members in the hopes to find a match.

If you’re interested in coming down to be swabbed to see if you’re a match, you don’t need to make an appointment.  Just come down.  If you want to be swabbed but can’t make it either of those days, here’s a link to order a kit sent to your house:  join.bethematch.org/savegreg

Not everyone can donate.  You must be between the ages of 18 and 44, there are health guidelines and, while you are being tested specifically for a member of Local 22, you are committing to donating to any patient in need.  Please go on to the Health Plan’s website at www.local22healthplan.org for complete details.   

 


BBQ

09/27/2019
E 45, L 14 , Medic 25 6th Annual BBQ Reunion, Saturday October 5th at 1:00pm Food and Drinks! Contact 215-685-9772 for more info!

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Missing Overtime

09/26/2019
One Philly Update - Missing Overtime

Through an internal audit of our most recent payroll processing (Thursday September 26), it was discovered that approximately 75 of our members were shorted overtime dollars that were to be paid to them today.  The bulk of these members were part of the most recent FEMA deployment.  Local 22 has been working closely with PFD payroll since last evening to address this issue and it was agreed today that these missing overtime payments would be processed as a special supplemental payroll immediately.  Members who were affected should expect a second deposit into their normal direct deposit account in the next few days.  As always, members are reminded to monitor their pay for accuracy.   


Assis. Pension Rep

09/23/2019
Your Union, Local 22, is searching for an Assistant Pension/Retirement Representative to work in conjunction with the existing Pension Representative.

Your Union, Local 22, is searching for an Assistant Pension/Retirement Representative to work in conjunction with the existing Pension Representative.  The ideal candidate should:

 

  • Have an aptitude and passion for working with numbers.
  • Possess very strong interpersonal and communication skills as you will be working regularly with our 4,000+ active and retired members and their spouses. 
  • Be comfortable and proficient speaking in front of crowds as you will be tasked with delivering presentations to incoming cadet classes as well as groups of active members. 
  • Be self-motivated in order to provide timely and accurate information to our members when necessary.

 

This position currently requires one day per week (Monday through Friday) with the possibility of expending to two days per week in the future.  Members who are interested should send a brief resume or letter stating their interest and relevant work history to BCoughlin@iaff22.org . We will be sure to announce this opening at our October union meetings and letters of interest will be accepted through the second union meeting in November to be sure all members in good standing have an opportunity to apply.  We have a very educated and motivated group of members and I look forward to tapping into some of that talent as we further our mission.  Feel free to reach out with any questions. 

 

Brian Coughlin

 


Widows Fund Donation

09/20/2019
Time to Start the Collections

This is a reminder that all stations are to begin the collection for our Widows. All members are asked to give $20 each and bring all donations to the hall before November 8th. 

Thank you

IN Brotherhood


SELF DEFENSE Course

09/19/2019
1ST COME 1ST SERVE!!!!

SELF DEFENSE Course for EMS members

 

Considering Dr. Jennifer Taylor’s research at Drexel University concerning assaults on our EMS members, Local 22 has been exploring ways for our EMS members, especially female members, to be able to protect themselves better in the performance of their duties.

We’ve contacted an expert in the area of self-defense Mr. Tony Blauer who has a one-day course specific to EMS personnel defending themselves from assaults.  (see web site link below)

For our first class we have only 25 spots available and will be giving Female members preference for this class. We will fill the spots on a first come basis. Members can sign up by emailing:

Your name, rank, company, phone, and email address

To: Rdesk@iaff22.org

 

The first class will be held on Saturday November 9, 2019 from 0900-1700

 

At Philly’s Next Champ Gym

1810 Grant Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19115

 

https://blauerspear.com/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6CdH6xHcgo

 


Assis. Pension Rep

09/16/2019
our Union, Local 22, is searching for an Assistant Pension/Retirement Representative to work in conjunction with the existing Pension Representative

Your Union, Local 22, is searching for an Assistant Pension/Retirement Representative to work in conjunction with the existing Pension Representative.  The ideal candidate should:

 

  • Have an aptitude and passion for working with numbers.
  • Possess very strong interpersonal and communication skills as you will be working regularly with our 4,000+ active and retired members and their spouses. 
  • Be comfortable and proficient speaking in front of crowds as you will be tasked with delivering presentations to incoming cadet classes as well as groups of active members. 
  • Be self-motivated in order to provide timely and accurate information to our members when necessary.

 

This position currently requires one day per week (Monday through Friday) with the possibility of expending to two days per week in the future.  Members who are interested should send a brief resume or letter stating their interest and relevant work history to BCoughlin@iaff22.org . We will be sure to announce this opening at our October union meetings and letters of interest will be accepted through the second union meeting in November to be sure all members in good standing have an opportunity to apply.  We have a very educated and motivated group of members and I look forward to tapping into some of that talent as we further our mission.  Feel free to reach out with any questions. 

 

Brian Coughlin

 


SELF DEFENSE Course

09/16/2019
SELF DEFENSE Course for EMS members

SELF DEFENSE Course for EMS members

 

Considering Dr. Jennifer Taylor’s research at Drexel University concerning assaults on our EMS members, Local 22 has been exploring ways for our EMS members, especially female members, to be able to protect themselves better in the performance of their duties.

 We’ve contacted an expert in the area of self-defense Mr. Tony Blauer who has a one-day course specific to EMS personnel defending themselves from assaults.  (see web site link below)

For our first class we have only 25 spots available and will be giving Female members preference for this class. We will fill the spots on a first come basis. Members can sign up by emailing:

Your name, rank, company, phone, and email address

To: Rdesk@iaff22.org

Subject Line: Self Defense Course

 

The first class will be held on Saturday November 9, 2019 from 0900-1700

 

At Philly’s Next Champ Gym

1810 Grant Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19115

 

https://blauerspear.com/

 


2020 Calendar

09/04/2019
2020 Calendar
Anyone with fire/ems pictures and/or dates for the 2020 calendar please send them to me at gmarshall@iaff22.org. If we get enough pictures we may do an additional digital magazine for everyone to have as well, so please send in event, pieings, group, etc pics along with the fire and action pics. Thank you in advance.

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