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Come Join the FDNY EMS Hockey Teams as they continue their winning season!

Hockey Team A

  • September 29th at 0930 as they take on the Gators
    Newbridge Arena
    2600 Newbridge Rd.
    Bellmore, NY 11710 (516) 783-6181
  • October 9th at 1115 as they play the Whalers
    Freeport Recreation Center
    130 E. Merrick Rd.
    Freeport, NY 11520 (516) 377-2314

Hockey Team B

  • October 1st at 1200 as they take on the 46 Battalion
    Newbridge Arena
    2600 Newbridge Rd.
    Bellmore, NY 11710 (516) 783-6181
  • October 8th at 0930 as they play the 106th Precinct
    Freeport Recreation Center
    130 E. Merrick Rd.
    Freeport, NY 11520 (516) 377-2314

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Labor Liaison: September 2015

Now that Labor Day 2015 has passed, officially marking the end of summer 2015, what should working folks and their unions be focused on?

Sending a message loud and clear that we want better for our families and ourselves. In 2015 less than 12% of U.S. workers belong to a union, this shows that labor movement has lost ground. The unions are organizing, and more folk's in the public and private sectors are becoming union members.

The right to organize and the the future promise of retirement in dignity with a pension are being threatened, reduced by greedy corporations and bad politicians. If corporations have their way Labor Day would not be a holiday. It would become a luxury that many struggling Americans, unemployed, the homeless, the underpaid, and those working two or three jobs do not enjoy.

Never forget all the above are working folks and we must stand together tall, for a united movement cannot be stopped!

The facts are union members make $10,764 more a year and 77% have guaranteed, defined benefits and pension plans, 88% have a retirement plan and 85% have health insurance.

Written by Lester Muata Greene, Labor Liaison

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Member Update

10-13 Benefit
EMT Kim Martyn Samuel
Station 13

EMT Kim Martyn Samuel of Station 13 was hurt off duty and needs help to recover from his injuries from his fellow brothers and sisters in his EMS family.

 Members are encouraged to come and show support for him

Friday October 9, 2015
10:00 pm Till Closing

Bachue Restaurant
86-02 37th Ave
New York, NY 11372

Free Admission at The Door

50/50 Raffle & Flat Screen TV Raffle

All proceeds will go to EMT Kim Martyn Samuel and his recovery

For further information please contact Ellis Olive @ (917) 497-8749

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Season begins September 15 for Team B and September 18 for Team A - click to view fliers.


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President Report


September 2, 2015


Legislative: Our Assault Bill was voted on and passed both the New York State Senate and Assembly in late June before the 2015 session ended. We await the Governor’s signature in acknowledgement of this new section of the Penal Law.

Our Chapter 96 Refund Bill is still currently awaiting a fiscal note for the 2016 legislative session.

Our 25 and Out Pension benefit for our Fire Inspector groups will require a new fiscal note for the calendar year 2016. Both of these Bills will require Home Rule messages from our City Council before going up to Albany. We expect to meet with the Speaker of the City Council in the very near future to discuss their support. We will advise.

Scholarship: The Lenny Joyner Softball Classic is being held on Saturday September 5, 2015 in the Bronx. There will be food and refreshments at this event. I encourage members to come down and join your brothers and sisters in remembering one of our best.

At this event there will be two scholarships given to two children of EMS members for college. Each scholarship is for $ 2,507.00.  Thank you to Scott T. Salmonson and his firm Sherman, Federman, Sambur & McIntyre, LLP for donating one scholarship and Local 2507 for the other. We hope to continue to increase the amount of scholarships given in the future.

Contract Negotiations: On May 5, 2015 the Unions began talks with the City of New York for a successor agreement to the current 2006-2010 memorandum of agreement. We have had several meetings over the summer to discuss our joint demands and their economic proposal. The City has not been very forthcoming with requested information on overtime and some of their costing is questionable. We continue to move forward in good faith. It has been obvious that the Fire Department and City are interested in many aspects of our proposals, so the issue is how do we get there with both parties agreeing. We will be meeting with the City in about two weeks to continue to discuss contract issues. We will keep you advised.

Meeting with the Mayor: On July 17, 2015, I was able to sit down with our Mayor Bill de Blasio for about 40 minutes. We discussed many issues from quality of life issues to lack of promotional opportunities for our members. This meeting was very productive and I look forward to future discussions on those topics and many more.

Defensive Driving Course: In mid August the Local held two defensive Driving courses at the union office. We have another class scheduled for Thursday September 3, 2015. Both classes were very successful. I would like to thank all participants for taking advantage of this program.

Picnic: Our Local 2507 picnic at Cunningham Park was held on Sunday August 23, 2015. It was a great success again. Thank you to all the volunteers, members and families who participated. Every year it continues to grow. We look forward to it again next year.

Street Naming: On August 10, 2015 the Local participated in a City Council ceremony to name a street around Station 13 in Washington Heights in remembrance of EMT Luis De Pena (Fluffy) who succumbed to his battle with cancer due to September 11, 2001 exposure.

As this date comes near, we must remember our brothers and sisters who gave it their all on that day and for all who succumbed to illness which lead to their supreme sacrifice.

In Solidarity,

Israel Miranda

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Vice President Report                                                

September 2, 2015

I would like to welcome everyone back from the summer break and I hope that everybody’s summer was fruitful and refreshing.

Social Media Policy: The Union is reminding everyone about the social media policy that went into affect in August of 2013. Every member should be aware of this policy if you have any type of social media page i.e.: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on.

Members should not be posting while on duty, threatening to go postal, threatening to kill someone, posting pictures in uniform while on duty flashing wads of cash, sharing information on jobs, sharing patient information and so on. The cases up at Bits are once again on the rise. Get the word out to your fellow brothers and sisters to stay off of Facebook, Instagram!

Arrests on Duty and Off Duty: Members are reminded that if they are arrested off duty for whatever reason that they must contact their station and Bits upon their release.

On duty arrests or job related arrested members should contact the Union immediately. Member should not be making statements to any entity without representation.

Drug Policy: Members are also reminded that as a Civil Servant / FDNY employee that there is a zero tolerance for substance abuse of any kind. There are programs in place for members to use if there might be a question of substance abuse. I highly recommend that the members use them. The Union has had many talks with the Department and CSU in making their program more accessible to the membership. Please reach out to the Union or a delegate if you or someone you know needs help.



Joseph Conzo

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Member Update

It is with Deep Regret to Announce the Passing of

Retired EMT
Margaret Jordan
Station 17

Monday August 31, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

First Baptist Church
351 West Englewood Ave
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 568-3410

Service will be at 11:00 AM

Funeral Service Immediately After Service

Rosemount Cemetery
1109 Neck Lane
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

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West Indian Day Parade

Monday September 7, 2015


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Member Update

To: All active and retired EMT’s, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors

Re: Deadline to register prostate cancer with the Victim Compensation Fund

Please be aware that there is a critical deadline for 9/11 first responders who have been diagnosed with PROSTATE CANCER: October 21, 2015.

Anyone who worked at Ground Zero, the Fresh Kills Landfill, the Morgue, or aboard any of the transport vehicles, is eligible for health care and compensation under the Zadroga Health and Compensation Act.

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 9/11/05 and 9/11/13, must register their claims with the Victim Compensation Fund before October 21, 2015.

The WTC Health Program has linked 62 cancers to the WTC toxic dust. There is a presumption that if you have been diagnosed with one of those cancers, it was due to your exposure. You should also know that cancers diagnosed after 9/11/13, including prostate cancer, must be registered within two years of the date of diagnosis.

Please help spread the word. Don’t let any sick EMTs, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors miss the deadline. If you have any questions, or need help with your claim, feel free to contact the law firm of Barasch & McGarry at (888) 351-9421. All consultations are free and confidential. Barasch & McGarry are the attorneys for Detective Zadroga’s family and they represent more 9/11 first responders than any other law firm.

In Solidarity,

Israel Miranda

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