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, L-22

  • Sal Argano, E-10

  • James Horan, E-69

Staten Island

  • James McHale, L-86

  • Michael O'Neil, L-82

  • Eric Bille, E-153 

Bronx

  • Joe Connolly, E-66

  • Phil Bevilaqua, L-29

  • Robert White, L-58 

Queens

  • John DeBenedittis, E-289

  • 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 

Brooklyn

  • 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

  • Chris Tizio, E-151

Brooklyn

  • 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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