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October 04, 2015
We Will Never Forget

   Worcester 6     

December 3, 1999

     FDNY 343 

      September 11, 2001


What's New at Local 30

Local 30 Monthly Meeting 

will be on Tuesday 10/6 @ 7PM

VFW 688 Huron Ave

Regular Business


Please Support Retired Lt. Paul Mahoney With His Cambridge City Council Campaign

 Sign holders and yard sign locations in the city are respectfully requested

Contact him for further information:

(857) 205-9529 


Local 30 would like to acknowledge the following members for their recent commendations:

Lt. Kevin Mercer (Engine 6)

FF Jay Martel (Ladder 3)

FF Michael Murphy (Ladder 4)

The General Orders are attached for more information

Download: GO 46-2015 Commendation.pdf , GO 47-2015 Commendation.pdf

Brothers and Sisters,

I am writing to inform you of some developments within the Local. The IAFF has approved our recent Bylaw changes as voted on by the membership. This approval was made on September 8th, 2015. The IAFF’s role in the approval of Bylaws is to determine that they are consistent with the IAFF’s Constitution and Bylaws. This process can sometimes take up to a month. After speaking with the IAFF Legal Secretary they were happy to expedite the process for us.

With this approval, and at the will of the members, your Executive Board acted on the provisions in Article VI, Section 1. President Haynes communicated with legal firms and the Executive Board has retained the services of Pyle Rome as General Counsel. Pyle Rome is a firm based in Boston. They exclusively represent Labor, and many of their clients are Fire Fighting locals from all parts of the Commonwealth. Your Executive Board has already met with a partner in the firm to discuss the upcoming bargaining process.

The Bargaining Committee has been selected. The first meeting of the committee took place on September 23rd. We hope to meet with The City for our first session in the near future.

The Executive Board position has been filled. A vote was conducted and Michael Dwyer won the election. We want to thank all of you who expressed interest in the Executive Board position. We look forward to your continued interest in the business of our Local.


Chris Haynes

President, Local 30


Brothers and Sisters,

I am writing to inform you of an Executive Board meeting that was held on Friday, 9/11/2015. The purpose of this meeting was to fill the position of Local 30 President. The Executive Board has the responsibility under our Constitution and Bylaws Article V, Section 9 to elect a successor to fill a vacancy due to a resignation in the middle of a term. 

Your Executive Board elected Christopher Haynes to the position of President. The Board subsequently had to elect a member to the position of Vice President. The Board elected Charles Anderson to the position of Vice President. Lastly, The Board elected Michael Francis to the position of Treasurer.

The actions of the Executive Board under Article V, Section 9 filled the Principal Officer positions. This leaves an Executive Board member position vacant at this time.

Historically, a vacancy to the position of Executive Board Member is posted. Any member in good standing shall be eligible for consideration. Your Executive Board is requesting that interested parties notify the Secretary in writing as soon as possible. This vacancy must be filled within thirty (30) days to be in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws. The position must be filled by October 11th. We look forward to hearing from you.


Paul Morrison

Secretary, Local 30


Cambridge Local 30 is proud to announce our endorsement for Edzo for IAFF by unanimous vote from our September Union Meeting ?#‎ImWithEdzo?? #‎Edzo2016?

The results for the By-Law Election have been posted in the Download Section in the Member Resources Section.

To:         ALL PFFM Members

From:    The Office of the President

Date:    June 23, 2015


Brothers & Sisters:

The Town of Franklin, through the actions of their Town Administrator, Town Attorney and outside Labor Council, has violated their duty to bargain in good faith, its duty to participate in mediation/arbitration in good faith, and its duty to unconditionally support the unanimous decision of the arbitration panel appointed by the Joint Labor Management Committee in regards to award issued on or about May 31, of this year.

In simple terms, the Franklin Town Administrator Jeff Nutting has violated his duty under the law to unequivocally and vigorously support a request to fund a JLMC award.

Mr. Nutting further violated the law by lobbying the Town Council in an obvious attempt to influence the Council members to reject the lawful award of the JLMC.

The Prohibited Practice Charge further suggests that  Mr. Nutting has solicited support from outside Council to guide the members of the Franklin Town Council through the steps necessary to deny the funding to the arbitration award.

As firefighters, the Joint Management Labor Committee is our only avenue to settle contracts when a collectively bargained contract can not be reached.

The actions of Mr. Nutting clearly demonstrate his unwillingness to respect the process that both the Town and Firefighters agreed to, regardless of the possible outcome.

We will not stand for this.  We are calling on all PFFM Members, family members, and friend in Labor, to call Mr. Nutting and voice your displeasure with his disrespect for collective bargaining and the arbitration process.

The Town Council will vote at 5PM tomorrow night, until then please spread the word, and make the call!  #WeFightWeWin

Jeff Nutting

Franklin Town Administrator


In Solidarity,

Edward A. Kelly


Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts


Congratulations Jeremy Collins on being picked for Survivor's 2nd Chance. We wish you luck and look forward to rooting you on each week when the season is aired.


The Cambridge Youth Flag Football League is seeking coaches for their 2nd season of flag football in Cambridge!  The program is in partnership with NFL Play 60 for children 5-12 years old. Coaches are required to complete the following:

- CORI check
- CDC Concussion training
- NFL Play 60 FlagTraining

The season is from 9/7-11/7. Games and practices are THE SAME DAY, which means you only need to commitment to 1 day a week and you'll have Sundays for NFL football! 

Any Interest, please email or contact Stephanie Crayton (617) 803-6097

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