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Mayoral Candidate Joe Davis Statement on Milwaukee Fire Department’s Brownouts

Today, I announce that after a full-financial audit regarding the impacts of brownouts that have occurred within the Milwaukee Fire Department that the Mayor Tom Barrett Administration has instituted for financial saving during the 2016 budget and putting the public’s safety at risk.

I plan to restore functionality to Milwaukee Fire Department with its full capacity of front line apparatus to service the needs of the Milwaukee constituency that they have come to expect.

If it will not be financially feasible for 2016, you can bet it will be addressed in my 2017 budget.

God bless the Milwaukee Fire Department and all of its fire fighters!

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WHEN: Saturday, February 13th (tomorrow!)

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(donate any time you have available between those times!)

WHERE: Local 215 Union Hall

PRESS CONFERENCE AT 9am with Joe Davis
Coffee and donuts will be provided! Dress warm!



Please help our Local 215 endorsed candidate in his quest to be our next Mayor!

Be part of the change!

Working? T2014-180_Voting_On_Assigned_Work_Day_1109.pdf

Primary Election is Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Make sure you are registered to vote now.

Go to: http://city.milwaukee.gov/vote

Can't make it to the polls? Here's how to Vote by Absentee Ballot.

This Tuesday is Primary Election Day!


Be informed and VOTE!

Voting Hours: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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February 2016 Voting

Per Election Commissioner Todd Christensen;

PFFW Convention (6 delegates)

1. Jansen - 90
T2. Bongiorno - 70
T2. Seager - 70
4. Kokalj - 64
5. Schaefer - 57
6. Haasch - 56
7. Trumble - 52
8. Torpy - 49
9. Carstens - 39
10. Olinger

IAFF Convention (5 delegates)

1. Jansen - 70
2. Barmore - 67
3. Lang - 60
4. Seager - 52
5. Kokalj - 40
T6. Haasch - 38
T6. Polachowski - 38
8. Schaefer - 37
9. Hall - 30
10. Trumble - 29
11. Torpy - 29
12. Olinger - 18

Total votes cast: 116

Reminder: Wed 2/10, Mon 2/15, Tue 2/16, Wed 2/17 voting on City Offer is open from 9a to 1p at the Union Hall.

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Local 215 Hosts Lit Drop - Joe Davis for Mayor

2 South Milwaukee Firefighters (PFFW members) came and supported Local 215 and wore the yellow and black shirts and lit dropped around 84th and Capitol Drive! (For Joe Davis) (9AM temp. 32 degrees) today, Saturday, February 6th, 2015.
All union members, principal officers, executive board members, stewards, and Local 215 members; Thank you for your support today!
A special thanks to the South Milwaukee guys for coming out and supporting us!!!!!!!
Only 14 out of 36 firehouses were represented today! 1 retired Fire Lieutenant also participated. Total of 17 members Lit-Dropped.

We have one more opportunity to support the Davis Campaign before the primary February 16th.
When: February 13th - (9:00am-1:00pm)
Where: Local 215 Union Hall
Sign-Up sheets will be in the firehouses early next week!

Primary Election is Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Make sure you are registered to vote now. Go to: http://city.milwaukee.gov/vote

Click the link below to go to our Joe Davis for Mayor page.

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John Barmore Elected ERS Chairman

Sisters and brothers,

I am pleased to announce that our Local 215 Vice President, John Barmore, was elected yet again to serve as the Chairman of our valuable Employee Retirement System.

Thank you Mr. Vice President for your continued efforts serving on this vital committee ensuring that our members, active, retired and duty disability, will be comforted knowing that you're at the helm.

David R. Seager

President Local 215

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From the President's Desk

Sisters and Brothers,

The Negotiations Team has convened twice this week. We are going to be distributing the City’s Last Voluntary Offer next week to the House Stewards in conjunction with the Executive Board Members. We will be in the fire houses all next week leading up to the Union Meetings scheduled for February 8th and 9th with another informational meeting on Wednesday, February 10th.

We will have informational meetings on, Monday, February 8th AFTER the union meeting. Another informational meeting scheduled on Tuesday, February 9th after the union meeting scheduled for 0900 hours. And one last informational meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 0900 hours.

Voting for the city’s last voluntary offer will be held during the informational meetings beginning after the union meeting on February 8th and will be open on February 9th and February 10th.

We will open the ballot booth for continued voting on February 15th, 16th and 17th for those members who would like to consider ALL the information provided to them during the informational meetings on 8th, 9th and 10th.

Several other points of importance regarding the upcoming union meetings. Voting IN PERSON from 1 p.m. through 9 p.m. for the 2016 IAFF Convention and the 2016 PFFW Convention will be held on Monday and Tuesday, February 8th and 9th.

Brother Trapp will also be at both union meetings to request financial assistance from the membership in pursuit of retaining his employment.

We appreciate your patience and we will see you ALL soon.

The Negotiations Team

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MacGillis Wiemer, LLC

Did you know that if you are injured on the job as a result of someone else's negligence that you can pursue legal action against them? I didn't either! Then Chris MacGillis came to the union hall and spoke with our stewards a few months ago. Chris explained what he does and offered his services to Local 215 members. Hopefully your steward told you about this.
I spoke with Mr. MacGillis and he took my case. Chris was able to get me a better settlement than the at-fault driver's Insurance company offered. The City was reimbursed for their financial loses for my accident. And all costs were covered by the settlement that Mr. MacGillis obtained. All I had to do was sign some papers!
If you'd like more information, feel free to contact me! I encourage anyone who thinks that they might find themselves in a situation similar to mine to CALL CHRIS MACGILLIS!

Jay McInnes
Director of Web Communications
Milwaukee Fire Local 215

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Burmese Immigrants Need Some Help

Captain Bill Nowak requests donations for Burmese Immigrants.

Several social service agencies are assisting with moving these people to Milwaukee. They are extremely poor and come here with nothing. They are being put up in sub-standard housing in very dangerous neighborhoods.

E-7 Captain Bill Nowak's brother Mike, (no relation to Lt. Mike at T-6) has been involved with helping these people secure basic needs. They literally have nothing!

He is asking for some help. If any members of Local 215 have any of the following items that they could donate, it would go to a good cause. Any good condition lamps, tables, couches, chairs, dressers, dishes, pans, blankets, and pillows are badly needed along with winter clothing, school supplies etc...

Only gently used items, please; no junk. No mattresses either. He can pick up but asks - if you can bring any of these items, he has a storage locker on 84th across from State Fair Park.

Lastly, these kids have no toys. So any good toys would bring real joy to some kids in need.

Share your good fortune. It feels good. Contact, Mike Nowak 414-975-4371 Thank you.

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Local 215 Endorses Joe Davis for Mayor

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Reserve Your Site for the MFD Campout NOW!

ATTENTION MFD CAMPERS! The Annual MFD Campout will be held at a new campground next year!...River Bend RV Resort!
Retirees, new campers, and campout regulars are all welcome. River Bend gave us exclusive access to book early before the general public at the 2015 Rates, but you missed that. On January 1st all sites opened to the public, so if you want to be near the action, reserve now. Maybe you'll still get a good spot.
Early registration will also give you a chance at an EARLY BIRD drawing for FREE registration! CALL ASAP for reservations!!
Our sites are 19-40 and 66-79. The Big Top Tent and Command Post will sit on Site 27. There will be lots of FUN for the whole family! Call River Bend at (920)261-7505
Campout dates are July 10-17th, 2016. Come out for the whole week, or test run a long weekend, just don't miss out on this great family event!
River Bend is a popular campground and will book up fast after reservations open up to the public on January 1st.
12 person Double Sites are now available! DON'T WORRY, RESERVE NOW! No need to worry about losing your money. They are allowing us a special FULL REFUND option if you call at least 10 DAYS BEFORE event and have your receipt. You MUST have your receipt!
Call your Campout Committee with any questions: Jennie Schaefer, Aaron Kreil, Tony Gallo, Jim Casarez and Russ Rivard
Please visit the MFD Family Campout FaceBook page (copy and paste):
Please visit the River Bend RV Resort web site (copy and paste):

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Milwaukee Fire Dept. to provide 8,250 brand new coats to students

To learn more about "Warm Up Winter" or to make a donation, go to http://www.warmupwinter.org/

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I-Team reveals threat to firefighters after fire

Posted on Nov 4, 2015
Read the whole story by clicking the link below.

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Keeping firefighters safe in Milwaukee

Published on Oct 14, 2015
Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing is kicking off an effort to keep firefighters safer from the threat of cancer since they breathe in so many carcinogens.

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Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr.

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Our very own union brother Brent R. Jones with IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger at the 2015 Wall of Honor ceremony. The names of fallen IAFF members that were added to the wall and honored on September 19, 2015 at the 29th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance can be found on the IAFF site. Copy and paste the link below to view the names.


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Two Amicus Briefs Filed

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel's submission to the State Supreme Court in the form of an Amicus Brief has been posted in our Resource Library. This Amicus Brief identifies the erroneous decision of the appellate court in the 1st district. President Seager would like to thank AG Schimel for recognizing this and penning this brief.

Another Amicus Brief penned by the Wisconsin Law and Liberty Group has also been posted in our Resource Library. President Seager personally knows many of the individuals that work with this organization from his many hours spent in the Capitol. President Seager wishes to publicly thank them as well.

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Summer Camp - Burn Center Golf Invitational

Battalion Chief Snyder would like to "...personally thank all who purchased a square on one of the 50/50 raffle boards that the Battalion Chiefs have been bringing around the last few weeks. The funds raised go directly to Columbia-St. Mary's Burn Center and the Burn Camp.

This is the 27th year of this event and we have raised over $2 million dollars in that time. These two organizations have brought healing and relief to many people for many years. We would like to see a day when neither entity is necessary, but until then, it's events like this that help give support to people who have experienced a horrible tragedy.

Please take the time to look at this video link and see exactly how much our efforts are appreciated. It's five minutes of your time that you won't regret giving up."

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MFD Supports Susan G. Komen of SE WI

The Milwaukee Fire Department not only fights fires, but also fights breast cancer. How? By selling t-shirts. This simple act helped people like Milwaukee native Tiffany Dotson, 35. Due to her rigorous treatment, she was unable to work for six months, which meant she would not have a steady income to help pay the bills.

It is because of people like these firefighters who raise money for Susan G. Komen that Tiffany was able to get help on her copays and other payments so she could focus on winning the fight with breast cancer rather than worrying about how she will pay for it all financially.

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Assistance To Firefighters Grants Success Stories

Read the story of how the Milwaukee Fire Department successfully applied for a 2012 AFG Grant for Wellness & Fitness activities.

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