IAFF Burned: Protecting the Protectors and PFAS Update

10:45 am - Noon
2024-Ed Seminar-Tuesday, April 16
Location: Heritage ABCD
Speakers: Jason Burns, Mike Stewart

About the Speakers

Jason Burns

Jason Burns, a lifelong resident of Fall River, MA has been an integral part of the fire fighting community since 2006. Throughout his distinguished career, he has emerged as a steadfast advocate for firefighter safety, tirelessly working to improve working conditions and championing various initiatives.  Throughout his career, Jason has emerged as a passionate advocate, tirelessly...

Mike Stewart

Simmons Hanly Conroy partner Mike Stewart focuses his legal practice on helping individuals and families who have been wrongfully injured. Mike has represented people across the United States in wrongful death and personal injury cases. He currently represents individuals and their families in product liability, wrongful death, railroad injury and FELA claims and other catastrophic injury...

Today's Classes

12:00 - 1:30pm
Location: Discovery
IAFF Health & Wellness Trust, MERP, VEBA
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage EF
This class will cover relevant updates to both the IAFF Health & Wellness and MERP Trusts. The class will cover the changes/enhancements that have
How to Navigate L&I State and Self-Insured Injury/Illness Claims
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage CD
When injured on the job or thinking about filing a workers compensation claim, there are several things you must think about and be prepared for
Engagement via Technology
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Heritage EF
Leadership in a Changing World: an Army Perspective on Fire Service
9:00 - 10:30 am
Location: Heritage ABCD
How do we lead teams to do difficult things serving others? The Army and fire service are similar yet distinct professions: this presentation will examine
Understanding Grievances/Unfair Labor Practices
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Heritage B
A brief overview of what is a grievance, what is an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP). What is the difference between the two and what is
7 Steps of Just Cause: What They are & How They are Applied
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage B
7 Steps of Just Cause Presentation
Shift Change – Peer Support
7:00 - 8:00 am
Location: Birch Room
WSCFF Shift Change meetings are for members coping with or in recovery from behavioral health challenges, including post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, or challenging
Peer Behavioral Health
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage A
Peer Behavioral Health Presentation
Retirement Planning
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Heritage A
As professional firefighters, we have an amazing defined-benefit pension and the ability to retire in our mid-50s, but our income and expenses change immediately
7:00 - 8:45 am
Location: Discovery Ballroom