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Mission Statement
Dec 07, 2006

To organize all full-time Fire Fighters; to secure just compensation for their services and equitable settlement of their grievances; to promote as safe and healthy work environment for Fire Fighters and Emergency Medical or Rescue Workers as is possible through modern technology; to promote just and reasonable working conditions; to place the members on a higher plane of skill and efficiency; and to promote harmonious relations between Fire Fighters and their employers.


Community Relations
Dec 07, 2006
Community Relations
Fire Fighters have always been held in high esteem by the citizens of their communities. To assure that this continues we are constantly working on public relations. As a Member of our Union, you are part of this effort.
 
As we are paid by tax dollars, every opportunity to impress the taxpayer only serves to benefit us.
 
Our causes include:
 
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Of the total funds raised in the state of Ohio for MDA by Fire Fighters, 40% is raised by the efforts of Northern Ohio Fire Fighters. The fund raising occurs year round with 50’s Dances, Car Shows, Raffles and Fill the Boot Drives. Every Christmas NOFF hosts a party including Santa and presents for all area MDA patients.
 
National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
A marrow transplant may be the only cure for a patient with a fatal blood disease such as Leukemia or Aplastic Anemia. Currently only 40% of people diagnosed will ever find a successful match. As Fire Fighters, we can save many more lives annually by leading the charge to add donors to the national registry than we ever will by crawling through burning buildings. We are committed to an annual drive to fund and add to the national registry.
 
MetroHealth Burn Unit
The Fire Fighters are the largest contributor to the John A. Gannon Center for Burns and Trauma. Annually over $60,000 is generated for this Center. 
 
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children
Aluminum cans are collected at all area fire stations from individual and smaller companies. Larger corporations are part of our Corporate Pick-Up Program. The proceeds are used for fire safety education, Camp Phoenix, a summer and winter outing for burned children and to buy non-medical items not covered by insurance for burned victims.
 
Fire Safety Education
ACBC has two (2) mobile Fire Safety Houses that are delivered by request to area school systems to promote fire safety education. For more information on this Program, contact the NOFF office.

Negotiation Assistance
Dec 07, 2006
Negotiation Assistance
 
The Office is fully equipped to assist your Local in negotiations. As Members, your Local is entitled to such services as:
 
  • Wage and Benefit Data Base – All wage and benefit information are warehoused at our Office
  • Arbitration and Arbitrator Profiles – Arbitration awards and Arbitrator resumes are on file at our Office
  • State Employment Relations Board Rulings – All SERB rulings are on file in our Office
  • Contract Assistance – We will represent your Local during Contract Negotiations or Arbitration upon request of your Local
  • As a Member of NFPA, NOFF has a library of all NFPA resource materials; Manning; Staffing; Health & Safety; Physical Conditioning and Clothing Standards

Contract Enforcement
Dec 07, 2006
Contract Enforcement
 
We will assist you and your Local with fact finding, arbitration and/or conciliation. We will assist you in the preparation of the case, we can present the case and if requested we will work with your attorney and/or your Local to assure you the best chance of success.
 
  • Contract grievances                             
  • Fact finding Hearings
  • SERB Hearing Representation
  • Arbitration Hearing
  • Disciplinary Hearings

Legal Assistance
Dec 07, 2006
Legal Assistance
 
Northern Ohio Fire Fighters provide legal services to its Members and Local Unions. Joseph W. Diemert Jr. & Associates are retained by the Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
 
Joseph W. Diemert, Jr.
  • Successfully represented us at all levels of court proceedings, including the Rocky River Supreme Court decision which preserved our Collective Bargaining Rights
  • Filed and successfully prosecuted several Unfair Labor Practices charges against Cities
  • Deeply committed to the Fire Fighters as he has represented our Union since 1969
  • Son of a retired South Euclid Fire Fighter
 
The retainer paid by the Northern Ohio Fire Fighters allows each Local Union one free hour annually and a discounted fee schedule. In addition, all members with personal legal problems can receive a discounted rate for all legal services.
 
Joseph W. Diemert Jr. & Associates
1360 SOM Center Road
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
(440) 442-6800

Health and Safety
Dec 07, 2006
Health & Safety
 
The main mission of Health & Safety is to develop knowledge within the fire service so Fire Fighters, Paramedics and EMTs can recognize and control safety and health hazards associated with our chosen profession. This will be accomplished through:
  • Educating Fire Fighters in occupational health and safety
  • Working with other agencies and our Governmental Liaisons to ensure that Fire Fighter health and safety issues are addressed
  • Providing up-to-date research and technical assistance concerning Fire Fighter and Paramedic health and safety
  • Maintaining technical information and data on protective equipment and clothing
  • Maintaining data on safety codes, laws and regulations
  • Attend necessary seminars, workshops and symposiums on workplace safety and health
  • Assist in the establishment and implementation of wellness programs, such as the IAFF-IAFC model
  • Dissemination of necessary health and safety bulletins, articles and sample contract language to member locals

Social Activities
Sep 30, 2014
Social Activities
 
As a Member, you and your family are invited to participate in the following events:
PioneerWaterPark Picnic
Each August the Fire Fighters have an outing at Pioneer Water Park. This outing is a very relaxing picnic for families. In designated pavilions, beverages and grills are provided.
Golf Outings
Our golf outings is held annually to raise funds for our Legislative Program. The Rudy Open is named after our late Secretary Jim Roodhouse, who suffered a line of duty death and was the founder of this event. The Golf Outings are a “scramble” so even duffers can enjoy the day.
All upcoming events are featured in The Siren and all are welcome to attend. Watch for the announcements!

Some of What the Northern Ohio Fire Fighters Do
Jul 06, 2009
                                                                              
 
 
We represent approximately 1,100 active fire fighters in Northern Ohio that stand ready to risk their lives to help others and approximately 450 retired firefighters that completed their service.
In addition to providing help in emergencies, we also help people in the community that are in need of assistance.
 
Thanks to the generosity of the good people of Northeast Ohio,
we have been able to accomplish many good things.
 
Over the last twelve years we have:
 
  • Raised over $2.5 million dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA);
 
  • Collected $1.75 million dollars for the Widow and Children’s Fund for the New York Firefighters after the September 11th catastrophe;
 
  • Donated almost $350,000.00 for the JohnA.GannonBurns & TraumaCenter at MetroHealth; and
 
  • Raised over $1.1 million dollars for the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) program that provides fire safety education to area school children; provides a summer and winter camp experience for pediatric burn survivors; and provides a scholarship program for the continuing education efforts of burn survivors.

Worker's Compensation & Pension Benefits
Dec 07, 2006
Worker’s Compensation & Pension Benefits
 
Worker’s Compensation
We will represent you in the event you are injured during performance of your duties an any hearings at the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation up to and including the Industrial Commission. We will work with the doctors to make sure the correct medial information is filed. Currently three people at the Office are available to process your claim
 
Pension Benefits
We will represent you at all levels of the Police and Firemen’s Disability and Pension Fund whether you file for a Service or Disability Pension. For a service Pension, we will meet with you and your spouse and explain the options and benefits that you are entitled to. For a Disability Pension, the options and benefits will also be explained, with emphasis on the correct medical information needed to guarantee assurance for maximum benefits allowed.
 
Death Benefits
In the event of the death of a Member, we will work with the surviving spouse to achieve maximum benefits. These benefits are not automatic, they must be filed for in a timely manner. The Office files annually with the Pension Board to insure the surviving spouse us receiving the maximum benefits allowed under the law



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