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.

    Brooklyn
  • Benny Ortiz, E-277
  • Kevin Anderson, L-114
  • Lennart Stromstedt, L-174
    Manhattan
  • John Byrnes, E-277
  • Sal Argano, E-10
  • James Horan, E-69
    Staten Island
  • James McHale, L-86
  • Michael O’Neil, L-82
  • Eric Brille, E-153
    Bronx
  • Joe Connolly, E-66
  • Phil Bevilaqua, L-29
  • Robert White, L-58
    Queens
  • John Dibenedetto, Batt-49
  • Eddie Lawler, L-140
  • Vinnie Sottile, L-167


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.

  • Marc Dore, E-46
  • Richard Bancroft, E-21
  • Nick Lordo, E-158
  • Pat Demic, L-104
  • Kevin Woods, E-285


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
    Eric Davidson, E-88
  • Manhattan
    Mike Canale, E-59
  • Staten Island
    Bob Unger, Res-5
  • Bronx
    Jim Ippolito , E-236
  • Queens
    Warren Terry, Sq-288


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.

  • Bronx
    Brian Hennelly, E-42

  • Manhattan
    Chris Viola, E-65

  • Staten Island
    Matt Gianone, E-151

  • Bronx
    Frank Fracciola, E-201

  • Queens
    Dominick Pastore, E-295


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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