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Home Town Heroes Legislation
IAFF Local 21
2016 Fire & EMS Day At Summit Brewery
Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Verizon Wireless Motions
Boston Fire Fighters
Tunnel to Towers 5K Run- Alpena, MI
Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Letters of Support for our Veterans needed
Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Christmas in July at ATWater Tavern
Toy Program
Jun 11, 2016 10am-2pm
The Senate has voted 37-0 to fund the First Responders Presumption Law.
The bill will now move to the House for their vote.
New Farmington Hills Fire Chief Jon Unruh recites the oath of office as Farmington Hills
Clerk Pam Smith swears him in Monday.
Livonia Fire Chief Shadd Whitehead accepts a framed No. 75 Detroit Tigers jersey
from Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler as Tigers broadcaster Rod Allen looks on.
New Farmington Hills Fire Chief Jon Unruh, here on scene with the Livonia Fire Department,
started his career in Farmington Hills 30 years ago.
Click Here for pictures of the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan
Celebrates Livonia's 75th Anniversary
Heros On Hines 5k Run
Heros On Hines 5k Run
Livonia child care center students focus on fire safety
Pietraz And Covalle Retirement Pictures
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The Livonia Fire Department Honor Guard
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What's New at Livonia Firefighters IAFF Local 1164
Second trial set for man accused of starting fire
A second jury trial is set for next week for a Wayne man accused of attempted murder last fall in Livonia. Jonathan Darlington, 46, will return Tuesday to the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice before Circuit Judge Dana Hathaway, according to the online court calendar. Read More...
Kids back in class afer laptop fire at Coolidge Elementary
Students at Coolidge Elementary School in Livonia were evacuated Thursday morning after a laptop battery caught fire in the school’s conference room. The incident happened around 10:30 a.m., interrupting the school day briefly. Principal Larry Grezak told parents in an email blast that two staff members were working in the conference room when the incident occurred. Read More...
Great Turn-out at First Responders Presumption Law Rally in Lansing
Over 150 members from Locals from all across the State attended this important rally in Lansing on Tuesday, March 8th.  Members partipated in a rally  and press conference to promote funding for the First Reponders Presumption Law and then moved inside the Capitol to speak directly to Senators. Here is the March 7th WXYZ news coverage. Read More...

House Appropriations approves $3 million for firefighter cancer coverage
Firefighters rallied in Lansing earlier this year, pushing for cancer coverage they were promised by the state more than a year ago. Credit Kate Wells Firefighters have been pushing to get the cancer coverage they were promised by state lawmakers for more than a year now.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 02:22 PM Appropriations Panel Funds $1M To First Responders Fund The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved today a supplemental bill to provide $1 million General Fund to fund the First Responders Presumed Coverage Fund in the current year and to require certain firefighters suspend a workers’ compensation claim to instead claim benefits from the new fund.

Legislative Update for the Week of March 12 th – March 25 th

MPFFU Legislative Update as of March 25, 2016.
SB 427 amends Good Samaritan Law to add licensed EMS providers

Previously, under the Good Samaritan Law (Public Act 17 of 1963) in the State of Michigan, certain health professionals were not liable for civil damages as a result of acts or omissions in rendering care, except acts or omissions amounting to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct, when providing care without compensation under certain circumstances, primarily during emergencies. Specifically this law exempted liability to physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Oddly absent were any level of EMS Licensure.
Understanding Michigans Tax System
This outline was prepared by the Citizens Research Council and is designed to be a ready reference to the 60 taxes levied by state and local government in Michigan. It contains information on each of the 38 state and 22 local taxes effective as of the publication date, including: A description of each of the 60 state and local taxes and historical collections from major taxes.

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