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Toner for Cambridge City Council

Update July 22, 2021


The Toner for City Council campaign is proud to announce the endorsements of Massachusetts State Representative for the 24th Middlesex District David Rogers and former Mayor and City Councillor Sheila Russell.  In addition, Paul has received the support of three more unions:  Cambridge Firefighters IAFF Local 30, Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, and United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 33.  

We are also holding a candidate meet and greet at Paddy's Lunch on July 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at 260 Walden Street, Cambridge, 02138.  Please join Paul and learn more about his campaign and how you can get involved.  If you are unable to attend you can also sign up to get involved in the campaign at or contact us at

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Join Paul at Paddy's Lunch on July 29th for a candidate meet and greet

hosted by Ruth & Irving Allen.  

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""As a State Representative, I know what it takes to be effective in public office. It requires outreach to constituents, listening to their concerns and doing the hard work to address the issues and find solutions. Paul Toner is someone who will do the work! He will be a progressive and thoughtful elected official who will represent the residents of Cambridge well and will work to make Cambridge an even better city. He will be a problem solver and consensus builder. Paul will bring a balanced and pragmatic approach to the city council.  I hope you join me in supporting Paul Toner for Cambridge City Council."

David Rogers, Massachusetts State Representative, 24th Middlesex District 

"I have known Paul and his family for many years.  Paul knows the city, its neighborhoods, and the challenges we face. He understands municipal and state government and has the right skills and experience to be an excellent city councillor. He deserves your #1 vote!"


Sheila Russell, Former Mayor and City Councillor


Committee to Elect Paul Toner, 24 Newman Street, Cambridge, MA, United States



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Local 30, in collaboration with the CFD and Mount Auburn Hospital, hosted a virtual Webinar with a Q&A on Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 1800 to address & discuss the testing & findings related to the Cancer Prevention Screenings conducted through the MFA early detection program at UMASS Worcester. Dr. William Porcaro was the facilitator of the Medical Panel to discuss topics related to Cancer in the Fire Service, Chest CT Scans & Calcium Read Scores. Joining Dr. Porcaro was Dr. Kyle Pond MAH Cardiologist & Dr Leila Khorashadi MAH Radiologist. This panel discussed the overall tests, how to interpret results, areas of concern, what the tests can & can not read, follow up needs based on findings, as well as other questions members had related to these tests.


Download: Local 30 CT Scan Webinar posting.pdf

Brothers and Sisters:

Please look over the attached document below from our PFFM Legislative Agents regarding the bill HD1794/SD1686 "An act relative to providing a Covid-19 retirement credit". We will have more information in the coming weeks and this matter will be discussed in greater length at our next monthly State Meeting in March. Any further questions on this matter can be directed to your respective DVP. 

Fraternally, PFFM Staff

Download: HD1794 SD1686 An Act relative to providing a COVID retirement credit.pdf
Brothers and Sisters,

Please find the current Covid-19 numbers:

Cumulative Total Number of Covid-Positive Members-15
Current Number of Covid-Positive Members-3
Current Number of Covid-Positive CFD Immediate Family Members known to the EMS Division: 4
Current Number of Quarantined Members-4
Current Number of Members in City Hotel Housing-1
Current Number of Covid-Positive Cambridge Residents-614

As you are all aware, case numbers for the state are increasing rapidly, and further state-level restrictions are likely, although none have been detailed yet.  The field hospital at the DCU center in Worcester has reopened and begun accepting patients.  


Numbers within the City of Cambridge have been trending well below state numbers, but continue to be concerning, and Cambridge Public Schools will shift to remote learning on December 10th through at least December 16th.

Please continue to be vigilant about protecting yourselves and your coworkers.  Masks, distancing, ventilation, and cleaning are particularly important, especially as case numbers increase.  Notify Tech Services with any supply needs, and please reach out to any member of the Executive Board with other issues.

We have added more links to the Links and Information section below, including updated CFD Quarantine and Exposure Policies, (Non-Covid) Unprotected Exposure SOG, and Behavioral/Mental Health information.

Links and Information:
Current CFD Quarantine Policy

Current CFD Covid-19 Exposure Policy

SOG 39- (Non-Covid) Unprotected Exposure ProcedureCurrent 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

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

McLean Hospital Leader Program

IAFF Center of Excellence recovery center

Boston Red Sox Home Base Program

National Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255

Thank you all for your continued efforts, and stay safe.


Local 30 Executive Board


Cambridge Firefighters Local 30 voted to endorse

Ed "Edzo" Kelly for IAFF General President


Jake Lemonda for IAFF General Secretary Treasurer 


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.


Bryan O’Neil

Squad 4/Group 4


 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

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


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

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