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December 03, 2020

We Will Never Forget

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December 3, 1999

FDNY 343 

 September 11, 2001

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LETTER OF COMMUNICATION
Brothers and Sisters,

As you are all aware, Covid-19 has disrupted many aspects of our workplace and our daily lives, and made our customary methods of communication much more difficult.  Because public health professionals are predicting that the situation is likely to get worse over the coming months before a vaccine and other measures improve the situation in the spring and summer, we are attempting to provide the Membership with brief updates on the CFD Covid situation on a regular basis.  

We hope to send weekly updates that include current numbers of CFD Members who have active Covid, who have been quarantined, and who are choosing to stay at City-provided hotel housing, which fire stations have been affected, known outbreaks and overall numbers for the CIty of Cambridge, as well as reminders about current CFD policies and other new information as it occurs. Obviously, health information will always be protected for individual Members.

Current Numbers as of Tuesday, 12/1/2020:
Cumulative Total Number of Covid-Positive Members-13
Current Number of Covid-Positive Members-4
Current Number of Covid-Positive CFD Immediate Family Members known to the EMS Division: 8
Current Number of Quarantined Members-6
Current Number of Members in City Hotel Housing-1
Current Number of Covid-Positive Cambridge Residents-452

All Members are reminded to contact Tech Services for cleaning supplies- SCBA Step 1&2, and cleaner/disinfectants #7, #11, #4. Please ensure bottles are correctly labeled, and bring your Step 1&2 bottles to HQ to be refilled as necessary (Do not throw away/recycle empty bottles).

The Special Operations and Safety Division and Tech Services will continue to disinfect stations associated with an outbreak with Vital Oxide as necessary.

Links and information:
Current CFD Quarantine PolicyCurrent CFD Basic PPE and Advanced PPE for EMS calls
Current CFD Station/Mask guidelines- please also see General Order 40, Series of 2020- Temporary Restrictions (attached)

Current City Policy on Covid-19-related absences (Families First Coronavirus Response Act)

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Information

City of Cambridge Covid-19 site

As always, please reach out to any member of the Executive Board with questions or concerns.  Thank you for your continued efforts during this difficult time, and please continue to make every effort to keep yourselves, your union siblings, all of our families, and the wider community safe.

Fraternally,

Local 30 Executive Board

Chris Haynes, President

L30 ENDORSEMENTS

Cambridge Firefighters Local 30 voted to endorse

Ed "Edzo" Kelly for IAFF General President

and

Jake Lemonda for IAFF General Secretary Treasurer 

2021 EMS REFRESHER

Brothers and Sisters,

                After much thought and reflection, I have decided not to run an EMS refresher this year as we have done in years past.

                Anyone who is due to recertify in April of 2021 will be able to complete 100% of their education online. The requirements for “Live” instruction have been suspended by OEMS for the current recert period. Because of this and the current limits on gatherings due to COVID 19 it will be impossible to provide the refresher as it has been in the past.

 This exception does not currently extend to those of you that are due to expire in April of 2022. Therefore we are planning on doing a "LIVE" refresher in Jan/Feb 2022 

                If any member needs assistance with the recertification process, please reach out to me as soon as possible and I will be sure to help in any way I can.

Fraternally,

Bryan O’Neil

Squad 4/Group 4

TEMPORARY SICK LEAVE POLICY REGARDING COVID RELATED ABSENCES

 Brothers and Sisters,

Please see the attached temporary sick leave policy regarding COVID related absences. This policy will be in effect until January 1 and will allow members up to 80 hours of emergency sick leave, which will not come out of your accrued time. Please Note: it must be COVID related and you must have proper documentation.

Thank you


Download: FFCRA City sick lv policy 5 26 20 orig signed.pdf
L30 GAITERS FOR SALE

Brothers and Sisters,

New gaiters are in and for sale. Please see a Union Rep at HQ for them. Pricing is 1 for $6 or 2 for 10. Venmo is the preferred payment @CFD-L30. Thanks again to Boston Fire Gear for producing these for us

PFFM LETTERS OF COMMUNICATION

Attention Members: Update on House Bill 4860

Amendments Supported and Opposed by the PFFM

Attention Members: House Bill 4860 Amendments 

Supported by the PFFM

Attention Members: House Bill 4860 Amendments 

Opposed by the PFFM

Call to Action for the Police Reform Legislation, House Bill No.4860

(formerly known as Senate Bill No.282- An Act to Reform Police Standards)

Please see the contact list for Legislators in the Cambridge Area and use the link to find your local State Representative. Contact your Representatives and voice your concerns. As always, please be Professional and Respectful, but also Assertive.

Click Here for House Members contact list

PFFM Call to Action for the Police Reform Legislation S2820- An Act to Reform Police Standards

Please see the contact list for Legislators in the Cambridge Area. Contact your local Representatives and voice your concerns. As always, please be Professional and Respectful, but also Assertive.

Statement By PFFM President McKinnon Regarding Senate Decision on SB2800

PFFM Official Statement on MMA and SB2800

PFFM's Letter to Senate President Karen Spilka Voicing Concerns Regarding SB2800

PFFM Notice on Recent Methuen Layoffs

2020 PROMOTIONAL EXAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Good afternoon,

Be advised the City of Cambridge has requested to participate in the November 2020 examinations for Fire Lieutenant and Fire Captain.

The reading list is attached.

Thank you,

Acting Chief Gerard E. Mahoney


Download: Fire Lt Fire Capt 2020 Reading List.pdf
PPFM COVID-19 DATA UPDATE

PFFM COVID-19 SAFETY DATA (as of 5/7/20)

11,148 Members reported (204 Locals; 98% of the membership)

1,790 Members tested (up 2%)

212 Members tested positive (up 1%)

430 in quarantine (up 1%)

3,368 Members exposed (up 4%)

* CFD members are reminded to check the Share Point site in the COVID-19 Updates section 2x's daily

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY

CHILDREN'S FUND FOR FALLEN BROTHER MENARD (WFD)

Donations are now being accepted through @THE_PFFM

100% goes directly to Lt. Jason Menard's family

Donations can be made at PFFMFoundation.org or mail to Worcester Fire Department Credit Union (payable to:  PFFM Foundation care of The Menard Children’s Fund)

CFRA SOLICITING

Be advised:

Eastern Advertising will be soliciting over the next few weeks on behalf of the Cambridge Firefighter's Relief Association. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact any of the following members:

FF Mark Massiah (D1/G1)- President

Capt Brandon Hugh (E6/G1)- Vice President

FF David Croak (R1/G2)- Secretary

FF Ameer Moustafa (E5/G3)- Treasurer

FF Peter Mickiewicz (L1/G3)- Director at Large

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