UFA Committees


Constitution Committee
Three members from each borough. Reviews and makes recommendations to all proposed constitutional amendments prior to publication, with assistance of UFA legal council.

  • John Byrnes, L-22
  • John DeBenedittis, E-289
  • Patrick Demic, L-104
  • John Diodato, L-172
  • James Guidice, E-94
  • James Horan, E-69
  • Edward Lawler, L-140
  • Daniel Ligarzewski, L-18
  • Eugene Lynch, E-38
  • Robert Mcbratney, E-157
  • James Mchale, L-86
  • Michael Oneill, L-82
  • Benicio Ortiz, E-277
  • Vincent Sottile, L-167
  • Martin Tighe, E-88


Election Committee
One member per borough. Verifies candidate petition signatures validity, nominations, elections & referendums. Present at balloting organization for all ballot counts, and decides validity of any ballot in question.

  • Martin Tighe, E-88
  • Peter DiSalvo E-219
  • Richard Bancroft, E-21
  • Kevin Woods, E-285
  • Edward Morri, L-81


Scholarship Fund Committee
One member from each borough, UFA President & Scholarship Chairman. This committee establishes written guidelines for use of the fund. The Fund provides financial support for the education of the spouses and children of firefighters, active, retired, living and deceased.

  • Bronx
    Joseph Connolly, E-66
  • Brooklyn
    James Ippolito, E-236
  • Manhattan
    Michael Canale, E-59
  • Queens
    John DeBenedittis, E-289
  • Staten Island
    Robert Unger, R-5


LOD Funeral Fund Committee
One member from each borough, UFA President & LOD Chairman. This committee establishes written guidelines for use of the fund, which sends Uniformed UFA members to IAFF member LODD firefighter funerals anywhere in the US and Canada.

  • Joe Connolly,E-66
  • Frank Fracchiolla, E-201
  • Salvatore Argano, E-10
  • Edward Lawler, L-140
  • Bob Unger, R-5


Battalion Advisory Committee (Battalion Delegates)
One member per Battalion. Elected by Company Delegates. Polls members, meets prior to contract expiration to discuss and present contract demands, serves as Field Safety Committee, advises and assists Company Delegates within Battalion.

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Company Delegates
One member per Company. Elected by members of each Company.

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