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Payroll Union Dues Deduction Set for Jan 1

Dear GFD Members,

Beginning January 1, 2014, you will have the option to have union dues deducted through City of Greensboro payroll.  We have been approached by a number of non-members who were interested in this option and it is now in place.  

For any GFD personnel who are former union members that left the union due to non-payment of dues or who fell behind in your dues and did not leave in good standing, the union is offering a ONE-TIME, two-month window of “dues forgiveness.”  This means you have until the last day of February 2014 to sign up for dues deduction and your back-dues will no longer be owed.  

If you would like to sign up please follow this process:

1.    Fill out the attached form and forward it to Penny Pruitt in Fire HR.  (Your start date is Jan 1, 2014 and your amount is $15.50 bi-weekly)
2.    Email Captain Dan Faulk to inform him you will be joining.  Captain Faulk will forward your contact information along to President Coker and he, or another union officer, will contact you to set up a convenient time to fill out your IAFF application and your insurance form. 

Happy Holidays and Stay Safe!

Download: Dues Deduction Authorization PFFG.pdf
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A Message From Your Firefighters

Dear Greensboro Resident,

Since 1884, when Steam Fire Engine Co. Number 1 was placed in service, Greensboro’s fire fighters have saved countless lives, protected millions of dollars in property, and provided the citizens of this great City with first class service.  We have come a long way since those early days of horse-drawn fire pumps but our commitment to duty and our mission has never wavered.  That mission is to protect life and property in the City of Greensboro.

During these tight budget times we want to take the opportunity to remind the residents of Greensboro of the key role that your fire fighters play in public safety.  In addition to responding on all structure fires, your fire fighters also:

  • Provide hazardous material mitigation.
  • Provide emergency medical care at the EMT-B level.
  • Protect the tank farm with a specialized foam task force.
  • Provide public education programs for citizens of all ages.
  • Perform specialized patient extrication in serious motor vehicle accidents.
  • Provide a technical rescue team that specializes in all urban search as rescue disciplines.
  • Provide a specialized bike team that responds to emergencies on Greensboro’s trail system.

During these troubling economic times your fire department has tightened its belt and continued to provide the residents of Greensboro with the service they deserve.  As  we continue, as a city,  to navigate very tough budget times it is our hope that engaged residents will continue to convey to elected officials that they:

1. Want, need and highly value the professional services of of the Greensboro Fire Department.
2. Are opposed to ANY reduction in fire department staffing as staffing cuts will jeopardize citizen and fire fighter safety.
3. Are opposed to the elimination of ANY fire companies throughout the city because this will also jeopardize citizen and fire fighter safety.
4. Are willing to pay their taxes to maintain the level of fire and rescue services that citizens currently enjoy.

In conclusion we want to thank you, the residents of Greensboro, for allowing us the privilege to serve you as your fire and rescue professionals.  We hope when the time comes you will convey to your elected members of Council that you wish to maintain the high level of service that we provide to you on a daily basis.

Your Friends,
The Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro-Local 947
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