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.

  • Bronx
    Eugene Lynch, E-38
    Martin Tighe, E-88
    James Guidice, E-94
  • Brooklyn
    Benicio Ortiz, E-277
    James Hughes III, E-228
    Thomas Kennedy, E-254
  • Manhattan
    John Byrnes, L-22
    Daniel Ligarzewski, L-18
    Brendan Hagan, L-28
  • Queens
    Frank Mitchell, E-286
    John DeBenedettis, E-289
    Edward Lawler, L-140
  • Staten Island
    James McHale, L-86
    Michael O'Neil, L-82
    Robert McBratney, E-157


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.

  • James Ippolito, E-236
  • Mike Canale, E-59
  • John DeBenedittis, E-289
  • Robert Unger, R-5
  • Michael Canale, E-59


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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