Good and Important Reading about Your Pensions on
Our Pension Protection Page
4 Important Events coming In November
Tuesday November 4th-Election Day
The UFOA needs our help!
If you are a retired Officer call them at
They need help with a few races in the Metropolitan Area: Lindenhurst, Brooklyn and Mahopac.
So call them ASAP.
Thursday November 6th-Firefighter Cook-Off
(to benefit the NYC Fire Museum)
Saturday November 22nd-FDNY/NYPD Boxing
Tuesday November 25th-RMA Meeting at
Our Brooklyn Location
(click here for the details on all 3 events)
Chief of Dept. Ed Kilduff To Retire
(click here for the Dept. Order)
Pictured above Chief Ed Kilduff at our last meeting.
We can boast it was one of his last public appearances
as Chief of Department.
He will retire at the end of this month and hopefully be joining our ranks along with Al Hagan and Pat McNally,
also pictured above.
Our next meeting is in Brooklyn on 11/25/14,
2 days before Thanksgiving.
ZADROGA BILL UPDATE
(click here to go to our Health Care Page)
Call Barasch & McGarry to learn your rights:
[The Zadroga Fund Closes in 2016]
Dominique Penson, from the Barasch McGarry,
Salzman and Penson Law Firm spoke to us about the VCF. He was very informative.
He told us that initially the VCF was funded with
20 Billion Dollars, but only 6 billion was paid out.
The difference was returned to Congress
and the Fund closed in 2003. Originally,
Cancer was not covered
but eventually that all changed.
Barasch McGarry, along with Kreindler & Kreindler, fought hard to get many cancers recognized.
They lobbied Congress to re-open the VCF.
Now 67 types of cancer are covered, with the latest ones being: Pancreatic, Cervix, Testicular and Brain.
For a list of the Cancers covered go to:
If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed
with the Cancers covered please call them at:
1-877-WTC-0911 or 1-800-331-2782
Our Brothers Need Help Getting to Their
Treatment Centers-Volunteers Needed:
"Transportation" for retired members that have to go to the hospital or their doctor's office can be provided by
The Fire Family Transport Foundation with their many vans. These vans will be located
at the following locations:
Fort Totten, Staten Island, Brentwood & Middletown.
Volunteers may also use their own vehicles.
To volunteer, contact Chris Garcia at (212) 570-1693,
or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIENDS OF FIREFIGHTERS EXPANDS SERVICES:
Counseling Sessions have expanded to Queens,
Brooklyn and Staten Island as well as Manhattan.
Acupuncture in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Massage Therapy available at $25.00 per hour.
Coming Soon: Internet Counseling Program,
and a 24/7 Crisis Hotline, accessible from anywhere.
Other services include financial guidance, yoga,
college scholarships, peer support,
and a support group for wives, girlfriends,
and partners of FDNY Families
F o F has helped over 500 Families since "Sandy".
For further information call (718) 643-0980
or E-mail them: email@example.com
Click below to go to their website: