Brothers & Sisters from the PFFA,

We are reaching out to our members living in the City of Chandler to help support our brothers and sisters in the Chandler Chapter of Local 493. They need help getting two candidates elected to city council. Vice Mayor OD Harris and Cicely Rocha-Miller have been proven supporters of Firefighters and Public Safety. You can find more info about these candidates on their respective websites.
https://www.odharris4az.com/
https://www.cicelyforchandler.com/

Also running for office is fellow Firefighter and Tempe City Council member, Joel Navarro. Joel is running for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors District 1 which includes Chandler.
https://joelnavarroforsupervisor.com/

These candidates need signatures to get on the ballot so they can continue supporting Firefighters.

The process is EXTREMELY easy.

Step One: Click this link: https://apps.azsos.gov/apps/election/eps/op/
Step Two: Fill out your Name, DOB and Drivers License Number
Step Three: Find the Chandler City Council Candidates & Board of Supervisors and select OD Harris, Cicely Rocha-Miller and Joel Navarro.

If you no longer live in Chandler, please disregard this email and call the PFFA office (602-277-1500) to update your contact so we can keep you up to date on all things PFFA.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Brad Whitley, East Side Coordinator
[email protected]

Tim Knobbe, VP Political Affairs
[email protected]

In solidarity,
L493 Political Team

On behalf of all the professional firefighters in Tempe the PFFA has endorsed Mayor Corey Woods, Council Members Randy Keating and Doreen Garlid for reelection and Nikki Amberg to replace Council Member Joel Navarro who is running for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.  In addition, the PFFA endorses passing the Tempe General Plan: Proposition 478 which will provide the needed infrastructure needed to continue serving the public with the excellence they expect.   Election day is March 12, 2024.  Be sure to support the Professional Firefighters in Tempe and vote Woods, Keating, Garlid, Amberg and Yes on Proposition 478 on election day.

CONVENTION CALL

THE 58th Annual PFFA State Convention

Location: Tucson, Az

Dates: May 29 – June 1, 2024

Registration on May 29, 2024   

Convention begins on May 30th     

Hotel: JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd

Tucson, Az 85745

For Reservations:

On-Line reservations can be made using the following link: https://book.passkey.com/go/PFFA2024

Room Rates $143

There will also be a $11 per day resort fee added to your bill.

Rooms will be blocked until May 7, 2024

Registration Fee $300.00

Make registration check out to: Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona

 Send registration and delegate names to:

PFFA

C/O Roger Wright

61 E. Columbus

Phoenix, Az 85012

 

Reminder, delegates must be registered by May 1, 2024, to avoid a late registration fee. Resolutions must also be submitted by May 1, 2024, to be considered at convention.

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It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we report the line-of-duty death of of Captain Kory Yule, IAFF 10th District Local 5050, Scottsdale, Arizona. Brother Yule, 42, passed away on Jan. 7, 2024 after succumbing to occupational cancer.

Funeral services are pending and will be posted on the IAFF website when they become available.

Expressions of sympathy and condolences for the local and the family can be sent to IAFF Local 5050, PO Box 14935, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-4935.

There will be a PFFA meeting for all PFFA member locals located in the eastern portion of the state.  The meeting will be on February 13, 2024 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the United Mea Fire Fighters Hall, 52 South Center Street Mesa, Arizona 85210.  Lunch will be provided to those who attend in person.  Parking is best across the street from the Union Hall.  A zoom link will also be provided.  Please RSVP to [email protected]

PSPRS-managed plan retirees and survivors can expect to receive their 2023 tax forms in early February 2024. The 1099-R forms are mailed to home addresses on file no later than January 31. Each year, PSPRS sends roughly 28,000 forms – and receives more than 400 “return to sender” 1099-Rs that landed at former addresses of retirees. Retirees are encouraged to log on to their Members Only accounts to check their mailing information to ensure tax information arrives promptly. Changing addresses on file requires completing and submitting an address and name change form. Downloadable electronic copies of 1099-R forms will also be made available in the Members Only portal no later than January 31. PSPRS also distributes 1099-R forms to all individuals who receive lump sum payments during the calendar year, including primary beneficiaries, death benefit recipients and former plan members who have refunded their account balances.

The PSPRS Cancer Insurance Plan is switching to an advance reimbursement policy in 2024 to make the system easier for members and retirees already struggling with a cancer diagnosis. The change allows PSPRS to provide an additional $1,000 to the $15,000 cancer diagnosis payment, as well as incremental reimbursements when member/retiree out-of-pocket expenses exceed set financial thresholds. All members and retirees who file cancer insurance diagnosis claims are encouraged to save documentation for uncovered cancer related care to apply for potential advanced reimbursement payments.