What's New at IAFF 42
First Responders (Police, Fire & EMS) across our country have seen an increase in shootings, and mass casualty events which results larger numbers of victims who are injured or have died as a result of their wounds.
Here in Kansas City, MO the number of homicides so far this year has surpassed 100. Responding to these types of incidents starts to take its toll on the Firefighters, Paramedics and EMT’s according to Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 42 President, Tim Dupin.
Over the past decade we have seen significant increases in the amount of Firefighters who have died from Suicide then from Line of Duty Deaths (Ruderman Family Foundation Study) which was completed in 2017.
The International Association of Fire Fighters has developed its own Behavioral Health and Wellness Program for the Fire Service. In October Local 42 will be rolling out its new Mental Health Program to provide the services needed for all of our bargaining unit members that we represent across the KC Metropolitan area.
The video listed below is from a KMBC Channel 9 interview of President Tim Dupin and we encourage you to visit their website for the entire story. Click here.
Local 42 is excited to announce our new Mobile App that works in concert with our website. Please download the appropriate one for your Smartphone or Table (Android or iOS) by merely clicking on the button in the left column.
Once you download the App you will use your User Name and Password that you use to access the Members Only Section of this website to log into the Mobile App. Each time you open the Mobile App you will have instant access to the Members Only Section.
If you are a dues paying member of IAFF Local 42 and you are not registered on our website we invite you to Register NOW.
The Greater Kansas City Fire Fighter Alumni Association has its own website. This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.
Special acknowledgement to Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.