President's Message

The Fire Lines - July 2014

On June 24, 2014 ballots were tabulated by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under the oversight of the UFA Election Committee, as per the UFA Constitution. Brooklyn Trustee John Kelly, who is also Chairman of the UFA Board of Trustees, was re-elected to a fifth term.

Firefighter Edward Brown, L- 48, who has served as Bronx Trustee was elected to the position of UFA Treasurer, running unopposed. FF. Brown wins the post held by FF. Robert J. Straub, E-45 who is retiring. FF. William Greco, E-68, also running unopposed, was elected Bronx Trustee.

Also running unopposed: Vice President, James Slevin, L-7; Recording Secretary, LeRoy McGinnis, E-266; Health & Safety Officer/Sergeant-at-Arms, Gerard Fitzgerald , E- 318; Manhattan Trustee, Vincent Speciale -E- 55; Queens Trustee, Matthew DesJardin, E-325; Staten Island Trustee, Eric Bischoff, E-161.

The new term of office takes effect August 1, 2014. I am especially honored to have been elected to a fifth consecutive term as UFA President and to have received the support of UFA members. I look forward to working with the union’s Executive Board and serving the membership. There are many challenges ahead and I am very fortunate to have a great leadership team with which to work.

As always, stay safe!

Stephen J. Cassidy,
President