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    • Special Room Rates at Argosy Casino for this event.  Contact Argosy at 816.746.3100 and identify your group: Fire Fighters Local 42 Room Block or Code: RFF0428.

      KCFD members have new medical plans available for 2018 through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City. The new plan includes new benefits including reduced premium costs and a no premium cost plan for employee only coverage and the inclusion of St. Luke’s Hospital as an In-Network Hospital.

      2018 is a mandatory open enrollment for all employees you must review and select a new medical plan. If you fail to select a plan your enrollment will default to the EPO Custom plan effective May 1, 2018.

      The Annual Benefits Open Enrollment election period for medical and health-related benefits will begin on Monday, March 5th and end on Friday, March 23rd.  Attached is the City Department meeting schedule and directions to each site. The City of KC and IAFF Local 42 appreciates any efforts you can undertake to ensure participation by our members in attending one of these events.  In the coming days you should receive an enrollment packet.

      The Union has secured additional dates to enroll at the Hall before the March Union Meetings and on the March 14.

      Open Enrollment Dates and Times at the Union Hall:

      March 6th                              6:15 p.m.

      March 7th                              6:15 p.m.

      March 14th                           11:00 a.m.

      Questions regarding the new medical plans and benefits during open enrollment, call City Benefits at 816.395.2969.

      The 2018 St. Florian Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN.  All applications must be completed and returned to IAFF Local 42, located at 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A, Kansas City, MO 64133 or via E-mail to psolomon@iaff42.org no later than 4:00 PM, Thursday, March 29, 2018.  Please include an official copy of your Cumulative G.P.A. and your last grade report.

      Applications are available at the Union Hall during regurlar business hours, Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM or download appilcation here.

      The Gina Galetti Scholarship is available through the University of Central Missouri Foundation for an active member of Sigma Kappa social sorority, Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity, a dependent child living with an IAFF Local 42 member in good standing, a graduate of North Kansas City High School, or a current student pursuing a degree at UCM. This scholarship is made possible by way of a gift from friends and family in memory of Gina Galetti.

      The Application must be delivered or mailed by April 24, 2018, to IAFF Local 42, 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A, Kansas City, MO 64133. 

      Download Scholarship Application here.

      Sisters and Brothers:

      Pursuant to the provisions of the IAFF Constitution and By-laws and the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 42 Constitution By-laws, the 54th Convention of the International Association of Fire Fighters will be held at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in Seattle, Washington, beginning Monday, August 6, 2018. Delegate Elections were held on March 6 and 7, 2018 and certified by the IAFF Local 42 Election Chair James Cooley in accordance of with the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 42 Constitution By-laws.

      IAFF Local 42 Delegates

      Bill Galvin*

      Tim Dupin*

      Dennis Glasgow

      Eric Rose

      Milan Rogers

      Louie Wright

      Stephen Davis

      Dan Heizman

      IAFF Local 42 Alternates

      Steve Quinlin

      Konsta Myrick

      Aaron Schmidt

      Russ Hombs

      Steve Davis

      Anthony Inzenga

      Jimmy Heideman

      Johnny Davis

      Duane Kawakami

      (*) Denotes delegate by virtue of election to office.

      Sisters and Brothers:

      March 14, 2018 is the official 150th Anniversary of KCFD. The Kansas City Fire Historical Society is proud to present our 150th Anniversary Badge. The outline of the complete badge is the identical outline of the KCFD second issue badge (issued from 1904 to 1921) the smaller inset badge in the center is a downsized version of the KCFD first issued badge (issued from 1885 through 1904). The City of Fountains-Heart of America logo was officially adopted 1992 through the present. These badges are on sale through the KCFHS donation website for $125. Please help us in preserving our KCFD’s rich tradition. 

      The link to purchase the badges is here on the KCFHS donation page here. Purchases can be made with a credit card on that page. Please help us in preserving our KCFD’s rich tradition.

      Local 42 has provided this information on our website to assist them the KC Historical Society in getting this information out to the KCFD Membership.  This program was established by the KC Historical Society and any and all inquires regarding questions or purchases should be directed to Bill Young at 816.969.9548.



      None of us have to struggle alone. The Peer Support Team is here when you or your family need us. There are going to be times in our lives that are tough by virtue of what we experience as professionals and human beings. Strength is not shouldering another burden; rather, strength is in letting go and asking for help. The Peer Support Team is made up of fire service and EMS members just like you. If you need a peer to talk with and someone who can understand what you are experiencing because they have been there; we are here.

      “We are committed to being a leader in first responder behavioral health and helping to insure everyone goes home.”

      Peer Support is defined as confidential assistance provided by a trained individual or group of trained firefighters and emergency responders who answer the call to their brothers and sisters in need, regardless of the need.

      The Union has a list of trusted behavioral health specialists for referral and is working with the IAFF and other community partners to expand the provider list.

      To access the Peer Support Program, go to www.firestrong.org and follow the steps below:

      Step 1:  Go to www.FIRESTRONG.org

      Step 2: Choose Greater KC Firefighters Local 42

      Step 3: Enter member ID- local42

      Step 4: Enter password- help

      Or call the 24/7 Firefighter & Family Support Line: 1-844-525-FIRE (3473)

      What's New at IAFF 42

      The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established 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 Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.

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