Constitution and Bylaws

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

CONSTITUTION &

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I Name

ARTICLE 2 Jurisdiction

ARTICLE 3 Objectives

ARTICLE 4 Membership

ARTICLE5 Districts

ARTICLE 6 Officers

ARTICLE 7 Executive Board

ARTICLE 8 Duties of Officers

ARTICLE 9 Elections

ARTICLE 10 Recalls

ARTICLE 11 Conventions

ARTICLE 12 Convention Representation

ARTICLE 13 Resolutions

ARTICLE 14 Amendments

ARTICLE 15 Finances

ARTICLE 16 Emergency Dispute Fund

ARTICLE 17 Guardian Policy Fund

ARTICLE 18 Roy Parker Memorial Fund

ARTICLE 19 Health Safety & Education Fund

ARTICLE 20 Work Replacement Fund

ARTICLE 21 Effect of IAFF. Constitution

ARTICLE 22 Union Made Purchasing

APPENDIX A Principal Officers History

APPENDIX B E-Board History

APPENDIX C Legislative Rules, Mission Statement

APPENDIX D PAC Rules, Mission Statement

NAME ARTICLE 1

This organization shall be known as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) as chartered by the International Association of Fire Fighters. (IAFF)

JURISDICTION ARTICLE 2

The jurisdiction of the PFFI shall comply and be in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF.

OBJECTIVES ARTICLE 3

The objectives of the PFFI shall be to:

  1. Promote fraternal fellowship among members followed up with public and private displaysof solidarity.
  2. Encourage education and research related to labor, unions and the fire service.
  3. Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits and health & safety for firefighters.
  4. Continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public
  5. Provide a powerful, democratic, collective and unified voice for its members
  6. Promote organization to all fire fighters through Locals affiliated with the IAFF.
  7. Continue to promote fairness, justice and democracy.

MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE 4

Section 1: Active. The membership of the PFFI shall consist of the Members in good standing of Locals in the State of Idaho as are chartered by and affiliated with the IAFF.

Section 2: Honorary. Non-voting membership in the PFFI may be conferred by action of the Executive Board.

Section 3: Associate. In Municipalities or Fire Districts where Fire Fighters are employed but are not chartered by the IAFF, or Fire Fighters that promote out of their bargaining unit while they are members in good standing, those Fire Fighters may apply on an individual basis, for Associate membership of the PFFI. Associate Members shall be entitled to attend Convention, seminars, and workshops of the PFFI and shall be entitled to receive the information mailings of the PFFI, however Associate members have no voting rights.

Section 4: Active Retiree. When active members in good standing of an affiliated IAFF Local retire, they may become Active Retiree members of the PFFI, even if they have not availed themselves of “Active Retiree” status through their Local.

Section 5: E-Board Approval. All membership in the PFFI Organization requires the approval of the PFFI Executive Board.

Section 6: Emeritus Members. Shall have voting membership in the PFFI and treated as a delegate on the floor. Emeritus members shall not be eligible to vote in elections. Emeritus members may be conferred by resolution at the annual PFFI convention.

DISTRICTS ARTICLE 5

Section 1: The PFFI, under Article 3 of these Constitutions and By-Laws, shall be divided into Districts One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) shall be geographical in description and shall represent Locals within those boundaries. Additional Districts shall be created when a Local reaches a membership of two-hundred (200) or more members and shall be announced as such at the next regularly scheduled PFFI Convention. As this occurs, the By-Laws shall be changed to reflect the new Districts.

Section 2: The Districts shall be defined as follows:

(A) District One (1) (Northern): To include all of the following Counties in the northern part of the State; Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis & Idaho.

(B) District Two (2) (Southwestern): To include all of the following Counties in the southwestern part of the State; Adams, Valley, Washington, Gem, Payette, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore & Owyhee.

(C) District Three (3) (Southeastern): To include all of the following counties in the South-Southeastern part of the State; Lemhi, Custer, Camas, Blaine, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Freemont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Franklin & Bear Lake.

(D) District Four (4): Boise Fire Fighters Local # 149.

OFFICERS ARTICLE 6

Section 1: Officers. Officers of the PFFI shall be: The President, The Secretary-Treasurer, The Executive Vice-President, Four (4) District Vice-Presidents, one from each District. Officers will be elected at the PFFI Convention to a term of two (2) years in accordance with Article 10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ARTICLE 7

Section 1: Members. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President, and the four (4) District Vice- Presidents.

Section 2: Duties. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to transact the business of this Organization, both at and between Conventions and to attend other Conventions and Conferences that the Board may deem advisable and perform other duties as may be required by Convention action.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE 8

Section 1: President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at Convention and at meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall appoint all committees at Convention unless otherwise ordered and is an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall give a report at Convention of their official activities during the year, and shall perform such other duties as the membership may require. The President shall have the power to call a meeting of the Executive Board by giving members of said Board reasonable notice thereof.

The President, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 2: Executive Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Executive Vice-President to be the main lobbyist for the PFFI. This job shall entail meeting and conferring with members of the legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support PFFI legislation. The Executive Vice-President shall also study proposed legislation to determine possible effects on the interest of the PFFI, prepare news releases, informational pamphlets, and conduct news conferences in order to state PFFI’s interests and inform the public of features of the proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable.

During convention, the Executive Vice-President shall be tasked with the responsibility of instructing the delegates on lobbying their district legislators and educating them on legislative issues.

Outside of the legislative session the Executive Vice-President shall attend PERSI Board meetings to ensure that they stay informed of the status of the pension system. The Vice-President shall coordinate efforts with the PFFI PAC Committee in the selection of candidates for office and assist the President with any other assigned duties.

The Executive Vice-President, by virtue of their election, shall be an alternate delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 3: Secretary-Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of all business of this Organization, to take minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board, and all Convention proceedings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a copy of all such minutes to all Executive Board Members within thirty (30) days. The Executive Board members will have fifteen (15) days for correction and approval of the minutes. A copy of all approved minutes will then be sent to each executive board member and posted on the PFFI website.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive all monies of the PFFI and deposit them into their appropriate accounts in a recognized banking institution in accordance with Article 16. Upon proper documentation, the Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills of the PFFI. All checks or orders issued against deposits shall bear the signature of the Secretary-Treasurer and be countersigned by another Officer of the PFFI. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue credentials to all member Locals in good standing 60 days prior to convention.

The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

The Secretary-Treasurer, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 4: District Vice-Presidents. The District Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in such matters as deemed necessary. The District Vice-Presidents shall meet regularly with the presidents and leadership of their districts locals to discuss issues, special assignments, strategies, etc., as directed by the President. .

It shall be the duty of the PFFI District Vice-President to mentor and support the locals within their districts. District Vice-Presidents will assist locals with PFFI issues and serve to guide them with respect to PFFI policies, procedures and programs. Primary responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Manage funds allocated to their district and provide a full accounting of expenditures to the PFFI Executive Board
  • Receive requests for funding from locals and allocate
  • Attend PFFI Executive Board conference calls and meetings and complete tasks as assigned
  • Chair committees as assigned by the PFFI Executive Board and provide reports to membership
  • Engage district locals on a regular basis and provide resources as needed to ensure successful operations
  • Conduct educational programs for district locals
  • Encourage political action and district participation in local, PFFI, and IAFF PACs
  • Serve as a liaison between locals and the PFFI Executive Board and the IAFF 7th District Vice-President

Section 6: PFFI Emeritus Positions. The PFFI has established the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, District Vice-President and District Representative Emeritus. This position shall carry with it ex-officio lifetime membership in the PFFI. This position shall also carry with it the duty to advise and consult with the President and/or Executive Board upon request.

ELECTIONS ARTICLE 9

Section 1: Eligibility. In order to be eligible to hold office, an office seeker must be an Active Member in good standing with the PFFI. No member may hold more than one elected position at the same time. No member shall be eligible to run for more than one position during an election cycle.

Section 2: Nominations and Voting. Elections will be held during the final session of Convention by secret ballot. Nominations for President, Executive Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be by seated delegates from the Convention floor. The election of these Officers shall be by the seated delegates in attendance at convention, each seated delegate having one (1) vote. All nominations and votes for District Vice-Presidents shall be by the seated delegates from their respective district. Each seated delegate having one (1) vote. Candidates receiving the majority of the votes for that office shall be elected. In the case of a tie, the tie for that office will be broken. The flip of a coin decides. All other nomination & voting procedures shall be conducted as outlined in Election Rules Policy 10-01-2010.

Section 3: Election Cycles. The election of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the District 2 and District 4 Vice-Presidents shall take place on even numbered years.

The election of the Executive Vice-President and District 1 and District 3 Vice-Presidents shall take place on odd numbered years. All elected terms of office are for a period of two (2) years.

Section 4: Vacancies. In the event of an interim vacancy in the office of President, Executive Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Board shall meet no later than sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, and elect by secret ballot one of the members of such Board to fill the unexpired term of such office. In the event an interim vacancy should occur to a District Vice-President the President shall, within sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, appoint a PFFI Member from that District to fill the vacancy.

RECALL ARTICLE 10

Section 1: Procedures. Recall, misconduct, penalties, charges, trials and appeal of any officer of this Organization shall be processed in the manner prescribed in the IAFF Constitution and Bylaws.

CONVENTIONS ARTICLE 11

Section 1: Location and Date. The PFFI Convention will be held annually in Boise Idaho and to coincide with the Legislative Session. The Executive Board for good cause may set another convention site and/or date.

Section 2: Order of Business. Except as circumstances may otherwise require, Convention business shall be conducted as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

CONVENTION REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 12

Section 1: Delegates (Seated). Local unions with a membership of ten (10) or less shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. Locals with a membership exceeding ten (10) shall be entitled to delegates as follows:

Number of Members Number of Delegates

3-10 1

11-25 2

26-50 3

51-75 4

76-100 5

101-125 6

126-150 7

151-175 8

176-200 9

201or more 10

The above formula determines the distribution and maximum delegate representation at a convention. To be entitled to representation of their delegates in convention, a local union must have its per-capita tax paid on its full membership as required by Article 16, Section 2 and also be current in its repayment of loans from the Emergency Disputes Fund. Representation of local unions shall be allocated on the basis of the average amount of per-capita tax paid monthly by the local union on its members during the preceding twelve (12) months ending November 30th. In the case of new local unions not in existence for the full preceding year, per-capita tax paid will be averaged over the period of their existence on a monthly basis.

Section 2: Delegates-at-Large. All Executive Board Members by virtue of their election shall be Delegates-at-large and are entitled to full voice and vote except for elections of Officers and District Representatives. The President will only vote when necessary to resolve a tie.

Section 3: Alternate Delegates. Upon presentation of proper credentials, Locals may send as many alternate delegates to Convention as they see fit. Alternate delegates may participate in discussion however have no vote. In the absence of seated delegates, alternate delegates shall be seated with voting power, as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

Section 4: Representation. A delegate must be a member of the Local they represent.

Section 5: Quorum and Legal Majority. A simple majority of the Locals of this organization will constitute a quorum at Convention. Unless otherwise stated a simple majority of delegates present and voting will legalize action on all questions.

Section 6: Delegate Voting. Each seated delegate present shall be entitled to one (1) vote at Convention provided that, if a roll call vote is called for, and forty percent (40%) of the delegates present agree, each delegate will vote an equal portion of their Locals per capita.

Section 7: Active Retiree Members. Active Retiree Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings, seminars, and Conventions of the P.F.F.I upon payment of any fees or registrations. At Conventions, they shall be allowed to form a Retiree’s Advisory Committee provided that at least four (4) retirees are in attendance. Said committee shall have the privilege of submitting advisory resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS ARTICLE 13

Section 1: Resolutions. Convention resolutions must be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer at least forty-five (45) days prior to Convention. Late resolutions not meeting these requirements shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates to be considered and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for acceptance.

Section 2: Local Notification. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send copies of all resolutions in their possession to each member Local thirty (30) days prior to each Convention.

AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 14

Section 1: At Convention. The Constitution and Bylaws of this Organization may be amended at Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates.

FINANCES ARTICLE 15

Section 1: Per Capita Dues. Each Local affiliated with this Organization shall pay by way of per capita dues, the sum of seventeen dollars and nineteen cents ($17.19) per month for each member in good standing, of which twelve dollars and eight four cents ($12.84) will go in the General Fund, two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) for the Legislative fund, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the Work Replacement Fund, and five cents (.05¢) for the LODD Attendance Fund. Per-capita dues shall be adjusted if deemed necessary by the Executive Board between 0% and 4% to be effective January 1st of each year. The Executive Board shall make the decision on the percentage increase at the Fall Education Seminar Board Meeting based on information provided by the Secretary/Treasurer regarding the financial state of the PFFI. The Secretary/Treasurer shall send the announcement of the determined percentage with the Convention Call for the following year. PFFI Locals will be encouraged to remain involved in their respective Central Labor Council (CLC) as well as the AFL-CIO.

Section 2: Assessments and Dues Collections: The Secretary-Treasurer of each Local shall collect all assessments and dues from each member and forward the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the PFFI with a report showing the month, number of members and the amount paid by each member by the fifteenth (15th) of the month following the due date (1st of the month for the previous month of per-capita tax). Upon receipt of said funds the Secretary-Treasurer shall forward a receipt to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Dues are to be paid monthly prior to annual Conventions. If dues are not paid, the Locals current contract in electronic format and a list of current Local members in Excel format is not provided to the PFFI Secretary-Treasurer, delegates will not be seated.

Section 3: Arrearage. Arrearage in a Local's payments of their per capita dues and assessments will be a continuing obligation of that Local. Any local union of the Association which fails to comply and pay its full per capita tax as aforesaid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following its due date shall be considered delinquent and it shall be notified by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer of such delinquency, and, if on the fifteenth (15th) day of the third (3rd) month following the first day of delinquency it is still in arrears, such local union and all of its members shall be automatically suspended from membership in good standing of this Association; provided, however, that automatic suspension shall not occur in the event the Executive Board gives its approval to exempt a particular local union from such automatic suspension. The notice of delinquency issued by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer shall be sent to the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the delinquent local union, the President of the P.F.F.I. and also to the District Vice- President of the District involved. Any local union which is under suspension shall not have a voice or vote in any matters of the P.F.F.I. nor shall it be eligible for services of the P.F.F.I. A suspended local union and its membership may be reinstated in the P.F.F.I. upon payment of all arrearages as well as a fifty-dollar ($50) reinstatement fee; provided, however, that the P.F.F.I. President with the consent of the Executive Board shall, for good cause shown, have the authority to waive payment of all or a portion of such arrearages and fees.

Section 4: Retiree Dues. Dues for Active Retiree members shall be established at twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual per capita dues rounded to the nearest dollar, payable annually.

Section 5: Salaries. The salary for the office of President will be $1,764.00/month, the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be $1,345.05/month, and the office of Executive Vice-President will be $1,212.75/month. All other elected positions serve without pay.

Section 6: Executive Board Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while on approved P.F.F.I. business shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Travel Policy 16-01-2009.

Section 7: Delegate Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while attending P.F.F.I. Conventions or Seminars shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Convention Delegates Policy 16-02-2009.

Section 8: Budget. Prior to each Convention, The Executive Board shall review the revenues and expenses of the PFFI and set a budget to ensure the solvency of this Organization for the forthcoming year. The procedure contained in Line-Item Budget Format policy 16-05-2009 shall be followed for the creation of the annual budget. The budget must be voted on and approved by the delegates at Convention.

EMERGENCY DISPUTE FUND ARTICLE 16

Section 1: Purpose. An emergency dispute fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used specifically for lawyers’ fees and court costs arising from court proceedings that member Locals enter into.

Section 2: Emergency Dispute Fund Policy. Policies 17-01-2009 & 17-02-2009 contain the rules governing the Emergency Dispute Fund and the form used for repayment.

ROY PARKER MEMORIAL ARTICLE 17

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Roy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used to provide financial assistance for sons or daughters, or legally adopted children of active deceased fire fighters, planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning. In addition, one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) selected applicant per year, to a child or legally adopted child of an active PFFI member that has been accepted to a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Executive Board of the PFFI will disburse monies to applicants, as funds are available as outlined in Policy 19-01-2009.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ARTICLE 18

EDUCATION FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Health Safety and Education fund shall be enacted. Said fund shall be used to improve Fire Fighter Health and Safety and to provide for Fire Fighter Educational Opportunities.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

WORK REPLACEMENT FUND ARTICLE 19

Section 1: P.F.F.I. Work Replacement Fund. A P.F.F.I. Work Replacement fund shall be enacted. Said fund is to be used to aid in reimbursing the expense of having shifts covered for any member in good standing approved by the Executive Board as outlined in Policy 21-01-2009.

EFFECT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE 20

CONSTITUTION

Section 1: IAFF. In all manners not specifically provided for herein, the constitution of the IAFF shall apply, with special attention to Article 14 - States and Provincial Associations, Section 8 - Initiation Fees, Dues and Assessments.

UNION MADE PURCHASING ARTICLE 21

Section 1: Union Support. The PFFI will, whenever possible, place its name and logo on union and/or American–made/assembled products only.

APPENDIX A

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS of IDAHO

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Bob Chase*

12/8/1981 – 2/19/1990

Larry Williams

2/19/1990 – 3/2/1992

Rich Randolph*

3/2/1992 – 2/27/2000

Dennis Doan

2/27/2000 – 2/23/2004

Karl Malott

2/23/2004 – 3/1/2006

Ron Davies*

3/1/2006 – 3/5/2014

Tom Lovell

3/5/2014 - Present

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Ken Lunde

12/8/1981 – 5/10/1984

Rich Kirsch

5/10/1984 – 3/6/1989

Larry Williams

3/6/1989 – 2/19/1990

Gordy Gregg

2/19/1990 – 3/6/1995

Lynn Nokes*

3/6/1995 – 3/2/1998

No Vice-President Position

3/2/1998 – 2/26/2007

Mike Walker

2/26/2007 – 12/9/2012

Rob Shoplock

Appointed 12/9/2012 - Present

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joe Meyer*

12/8/1981 – 3/1/1994

Ron Grow

3/1/1994 – 3/3/1996

Scott Long*

3/3/1996 – 2/25/2008

Tom Lovell

2/25/2008 – 3/5/2014

Curtis Smith

3/5/2014 - Present

*=Emeritus Officer Status

APPENDIX B

District Vice-Presidents, District Representatives & Pension Committee Members

1981 – Present (Elected at Convention Years listed)

1981

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

1982

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1983

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1984

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1985

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1986

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1987

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1988

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Rich Kirsch Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Brian McMahon Jay Packer

1989

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Chuck Thomas Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Bob Saum Jay Packer

1990

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1991

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1992

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1993

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1994

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1995

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1996

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd William Cox

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1997 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Ed Schull Dan Cochran Steve Repp

2nd Larry Richardson Dennis Dibben Robert Lilly

3rd William Cox Jay Packer Mark Packer

1998 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Larry Richardson Karl Malott Dennis Doan

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

1999 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott Dennis Doan George Webb

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2000 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2001 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2002 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2003 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2004 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2005 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

2006 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson Gaylon Waits

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor Brian Ashton

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

4th Greg Womack Tom Lovell Tom Pawek

2007 Vice-President Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Tom Lovell Greg Womack

2008 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2009 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2010 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2011 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd Blake Campbell Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2012 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2013 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton (appt. 2/4/13)

3rd Ben Hirschi/Curtis Smith (appt. 5/17/13) Wendy Baron/Chas Clark (appt. 9/24/13)

4th Shawn Res Greg Womack

2014 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Greg Womack

2015 Vice-Present Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Rich Brown

2016 Vice-Presidents

1st Cody Anderson

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2017 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2018 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

APPENDIX C

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Legislative Committee

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the PFFI Legislative Committee to engage and provide the means for the PFFI membership to protect their right to bargain collectively, be part of the political process through the endorsement of candidates and ballot issues, to provide better working conditions and wages in association with the PFFI Lobbyist and PAC Committee.

Committee Rules

  1. The Committee Chair will be chosen by a majority vote of committee members in attendance once a year unless the seat is vacated. Elections shall take place at the first committee meeting during the annual convention
  2. The Legislative Committee Chair shall, at a minimum, make contact with each committee member and a PFFI Lobbyist once a month during the Legislative Session. Contact will be made as needed at other times throughout the year.
  3. Each PFFI District shall have a representative appointed to the committee by their District Vice President. If the District cannot retain a representative, the District VP and the PFFI President may override this rule by appointing a member at large. As determined by the PFFI President, additional committee members may be appointed from each district. Additional appointments may be made at any time throughout the legislative year.
  4. Each member is expected to contact their District VP once each month, so that the District VP can gather from and/or disseminate to each local, information that may be pertinent to this committee.
  5. This committee will work in conjunction with the PFFI Lobbyist(s), PAC Committee, and PFFI members to educate its members about current legislative issues, define an annual legislative agenda, and to develop a better working relationship within the Idaho Legislature.
  6. Working in cooperation with the PFFI Lobbyists(s) and PAC, this committee shall prepare and make available to all PFFI members, a legislative agenda/information to be used during convention, no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of each annual convention.
  7. The Committee Chair, or designee, shall prepare and give a verbal report of committee actions and plans each year during the annual convention.
  8. Changes may be made to the committee mission statement and/or rules at any time throughout the year. In order for changes to occur, a committee member must submit the changes to the committee chair, who will then poll the committee members. Changes may only occur provided there is at least a 75% agreement among the committee members.

APPENDIX D

RULES OF

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF IDAHO

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee is an organization whose mission is to protect and promote the interests of Idaho firefighters through effective, coordinated political action throughout the state of Idaho. The PFFI PAC will concern itself solely with issues that pertain to our interests. The PFFI PAC will endeavor to find, recruit, and support political candidates who have or will champion our cause in their political arena.

ARTICLE I

SECTION I. This organization shall be known as Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee.

SECTION II. References: References in these rules to “PAC, PFFI PAC, or committee” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee. References to “PFFI” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho. References to “Association” or “International” shall refer to the International Association of Firefighters.

SECTION III. Relationship of PAC to PFFI and IAFF: The PFFI PAC is an integral part of this organization, the Professional Firefighters of Idaho (PFFI) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). However, there will be no commingling of funds or assets.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the committee shall be to protect and promote the interests of firefighters in Local, County, and State politics. The PAC shall conduct political functions on behalf of the PFFI, its members, and all firefighters that the PFFI is charged to represent.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. Jurisdiction: Membership in this committee shall be limited to members of the PFFI in good standing.

SECTION II. Dues: Members must donate at least Sixty ($60.00) per calendar year to have voting rights in the PFFI PAC. If a PFFI member wishes to donate less than this he/she will have the right to join discussions but will not have voting rights.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS, ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION I. Officers: The officers of the PAC shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, and at least three other board members. This group of officers shall be known as the PFFI PAC Board. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer may be from any PFFI district. Each PFFI district, as well as the PFFI Executive Board, will have at least one representative on the Board. The maximum number of officers on the Board shall be nine (9). Efforts should be made to establish an odd number of officers for voting purposes.

SECTION II. Terms: Each of these offices shall serve a one (1) year term beginning and ending at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION III. Nominations and Appointments: The PFFI PAC Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer shall be nominated from the PFFI membership and appointed by the PFFI President with approval by the PFFI Executive Board. Additional board members will be nominated by their respective PFFI District Vice President and approved by the PFFI Executive Board. Nominations and appointments will occur at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION IV. Vacancies: Should a vacancy of the PAC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer occur mid year between conventions, the PAC Board shall nominate and elect a replacement from within the PAC Board, subject to approval by the PFFI President and E-Board. If no replacement can be found from within the PAC Board, they may nominate and elect from the PFFI membership at large.

SECTION V. Temporary, Appointments: The PAC board may create a temporary position to complete a task or project that has a definite end date. The board will make a temporary appointment to fill that position. For example, a liaison position may be created and filled to meet the needs of an endorsed candidate.

SECTION VI. Duties:

  1. Chairman. The PAC Chairman shall be responsible for the overall operation of the PAC. He/she shall conduct PAC meetings, act as primary liaison to political candidates, act as liaison to the PFFI President and E-Board, coordinate campaign efforts, etc.
  2. Secretary-Treasurer. The PAC Secretary-Treasurer will have primary responsibility for all PAC finances. He/she shall maintain all accounts, complete and file all campaign finance reports with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Board Members. PAC Board Members will assist the Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer with their duties.

ARTICLE V

COMMUNICATIONS

SECTION I. Board: The PAC board will communicate as necessary by what means are most convenient for each member.

SECTION II. General Membership: Communications from the PAC Board to the PAC general membership and amongst the general membership as a whole shall be via the PFFI website, email, district representatives, or Local presidents. In matters of significant importance communications should be sent in parallel by several media (e.g. a posting on the website in conjunction with an email and a phone call to Local presidents or district reps).

SECTION III. External Communications: Communications with external entities such as the media, other organizations, etc. will be handled by the PAC Chairman, the PFFI President, or one of their designees.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

SECTION I. Frequency: The board shall meet annually at convention and as needed and requested by the PAC Chair.

SECTION II. Notice: Communication of necessary meetings shall be made by the PAC chair.

ARTICLE VII

VOTING

SECTION I. Online Voting: All substantial issues will be available to be voted on by the entire PAC membership via online voting on the PFFI website. Substantial issues include, but are not limited to, candidate endorsement, rules changes, etc. The PAC Board will determine using their best judgment whether or not a vote on other issues need to go before the entire PAC membership.

SECTION II. Notification: Notification of the vote will be posted on the website no less than 10 days prior to the vote.

SECTION III. Discussion: The PFFI website message board will be the official forum for discussion on a particular issue or motion that is to be voted on.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION I. Endorsements: The PAC will endorse candidates based on the current PAC endorsement policy. Once questionnaires have been received from potential candidates and reviewed, the PAC Board will make recommendations for endorsements and levels of contribution. This will be posted on the PFFI website.

SECTION II. Voting guide: The PAC Board will publish a voting guide for each election cycle on the PFFI website.

ARTICLE IX

PAC POLICIES

SECTION I. Purpose: The PAC has established a set of policies that will guide the PAC in doing business. Policies will guide our decisions and actions to ensure the highest degree of consistency in meeting our mission statement. Whereas, the PAC rules describe who we are and how we are organized, the policies will describe more specifically how we do things. They also may be created, edited, or deleted between PFFI Convention sessions to allow more flexibility.

SECTION II. Creation, Editing, and Deletion of Policies: Policies may be created, edited, or deleted by a majority vote of the PAC Board. Policy changes will be publicized on the PFFI website.

SECTION III. Specific PAC Policies: Current specific PAC Policies are:


PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO

RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, being the Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho, as of the date of the meeting of Executive Board Members, do hereby adopt and ratify the Constitution & By-Laws of THE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO as proposed.

DATED this 2nd Day of March 2017.

______________________________ _____________________________

TOM LOVELL - President ROB SHOPLOCK – Executive V.P.

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CURTIS SMITH - Secretary/Treasurer JAKE BIEKER – 1st Dist. V.P.

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SHAUN LAUGHLIN – 2nd Dist. V.P. RYAN O’HEARN – 3rd Dist. V.P.

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RICH BROWN – 4th Dist. V.P.

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

CONSTITUTION &

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I Name

ARTICLE 2 Jurisdiction

ARTICLE 3 Objectives

ARTICLE 4 Membership

ARTICLE5 Districts

ARTICLE 6 Officers

ARTICLE 7 Executive Board

ARTICLE 8 Duties of Officers

ARTICLE 9 Elections

ARTICLE 10 Recalls

ARTICLE 11 Conventions

ARTICLE 12 Convention Representation

ARTICLE 13 Resolutions

ARTICLE 14 Amendments

ARTICLE 15 Finances

ARTICLE 16 Emergency Dispute Fund

ARTICLE 17 Guardian Policy Fund

ARTICLE 18 Roy Parker Memorial Fund

ARTICLE 19 Health Safety & Education Fund

ARTICLE 20 Work Replacement Fund

ARTICLE 21 Effect of IAFF. Constitution

ARTICLE 22 Union Made Purchasing

APPENDIX A Principal Officers History

APPENDIX B E-Board History

APPENDIX C Legislative Rules, Mission Statement

APPENDIX D PAC Rules, Mission Statement

NAME ARTICLE 1

This organization shall be known as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) as chartered by the International Association of Fire Fighters. (IAFF)

JURISDICTION ARTICLE 2

The jurisdiction of the PFFI shall comply and be in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF.

OBJECTIVES ARTICLE 3

The objectives of the PFFI shall be to:

  1. Promote fraternal fellowship among members followed up with public and private displays of solidarity.
  2. Encourage education and research related to labor, unions and the fire service.
  3. Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits and health & safety for firefighters.
  4. Continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public
  5. Provide a powerful, democratic, collective and unified voice for its members
  6. Promote organization to all fire fighters through Locals affiliated with the IAFF.
  7. Continue to promote fairness, justice and democracy.

MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE 4

Section 1: Active. The membership of the PFFI shall consist of the Members in good standing of Locals in the State of Idaho as are chartered by and affiliated with the IAFF.

Section 2: Honorary. Non-voting membership in the PFFI may be conferred by action of the Executive Board.

Section 3: Associate. In Municipalities or Fire Districts where Fire Fighters are employed but are not chartered by the IAFF, or Fire Fighters that promote out of their bargaining unit while they are members in good standing, those Fire Fighters may apply on an individual basis, for Associate membership of the PFFI. Associate Members shall be entitled to attend Convention, seminars, and workshops of the PFFI and shall be entitled to receive the information mailings of the PFFI, however Associate members have no voting rights.

Section 4: Active Retiree. When active members in good standing of an affiliated IAFF Local retire, they may become Active Retiree members of the PFFI, even if they have not availed themselves of “Active Retiree” status through their Local.

Section 5: E-Board Approval. All membership in the PFFI Organization requires the approval of the PFFI Executive Board.

Section 6: Emeritus Members. Shall have voting membership in the PFFI and treated as a delegate on the floor. Emeritus members shall not be eligible to vote in elections. Emeritus members may be conferred by resolution at the annual PFFI convention.

DISTRICTS ARTICLE 5

Section 1: The PFFI, under Article 3 of these Constitutions and By-Laws, shall be divided into Districts One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) shall be geographical in description and shall represent Locals within those boundaries. Additional Districts shall be created when a Local reaches a membership of two-hundred (200) or more members and shall be announced as such at the next regularly scheduled PFFI Convention. As this occurs, the By-Laws shall be changed to reflect the new Districts.

Section 2: The Districts shall be defined as follows:

(A) District One (1) (Northern): To include all of the following Counties in the northern part of the State; Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis & Idaho.

(B) District Two (2) (Southwestern): To include all of the following Counties in the southwestern part of the State; Adams, Valley, Washington, Gem, Payette, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore & Owyhee.

(C) District Three (3) (Southeastern): To include all of the following counties in the South-Southeastern part of the State; Lemhi, Custer, Camas, Blaine, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Freemont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Franklin & Bear Lake.

(D) District Four (4): Boise Fire Fighters Local # 149.

OFFICERS ARTICLE 6

Section 1: Officers. Officers of the PFFI shall be: The President, The Secretary-Treasurer, The Executive Vice-President, Four (4) District Vice-Presidents, one from each District. Officers will be elected at the PFFI Convention to a term of two (2) years in accordance with Article 10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ARTICLE 7

Section 1: Members. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President, and the four (4) District Vice- Presidents.

Section 2: Duties. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to transact the business of this Organization, both at and between Conventions and to attend other Conventions and Conferences that the Board may deem advisable and perform other duties as may be required by Convention action.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE 8

Section 1: President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at Convention and at meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall appoint all committees at Convention unless otherwise ordered and is an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall give a report at Convention of their official activities during the year, and shall perform such other duties as the membership may require. The President shall have the power to call a meeting of the Executive Board by giving members of said Board reasonable notice thereof.

The President, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 2: Executive Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Executive Vice-President to be the main lobbyist for the PFFI. This job shall entail meeting and conferring with members of the legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support PFFI legislation. The Executive Vice-President shall also study proposed legislation to determine possible effects on the interest of the PFFI, prepare news releases, informational pamphlets, and conduct news conferences in order to state PFFI’s interests and inform the public of features of the proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable.

During convention, the Executive Vice-President shall be tasked with the responsibility of instructing the delegates on lobbying their district legislators and educating them on legislative issues.

Outside of the legislative session the Executive Vice-President shall attend PERSI Board meetings to ensure that they stay informed of the status of the pension system. The Vice-President shall coordinate efforts with the PFFI PAC Committee in the selection of candidates for office and assist the President with any other assigned duties.

The Executive Vice-President, by virtue of their election, shall be an alternate delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 3: Secretary-Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of all business of this Organization, to take minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board, and all Convention proceedings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a copy of all such minutes to all Executive Board Members within thirty (30) days. The Executive Board members will have fifteen (15) days for correction and approval of the minutes. A copy of all approved minutes will then be sent to each executive board member and posted on the PFFI website.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive all monies of the PFFI and deposit them into their appropriate accounts in a recognized banking institution in accordance with Article 16. Upon proper documentation, the Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills of the PFFI. All checks or orders issued against deposits shall bear the signature of the Secretary-Treasurer and be countersigned by another Officer of the PFFI. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue credentials to all member Locals in good standing 60 days prior to convention.

The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

The Secretary-Treasurer, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 4: District Vice-Presidents. The District Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in such matters as deemed necessary. The District Vice-Presidents shall meet regularly with the presidents and leadership of their districts locals to discuss issues, special assignments, strategies, etc., as directed by the President. .

It shall be the duty of the PFFI District Vice-President to mentor and support the locals within their districts. District Vice-Presidents will assist locals with PFFI issues and serve to guide them with respect to PFFI policies, procedures and programs. Primary responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Manage funds allocated to their district and provide a full accounting of expenditures to the PFFI Executive Board
  • Receive requests for funding from locals and allocate
  • Attend PFFI Executive Board conference calls and meetings and complete tasks as assigned
  • Chair committees as assigned by the PFFI Executive Board and provide reports to membership
  • Engage district locals on a regular basis and provide resources as needed to ensure successful operations
  • Conduct educational programs for district locals
  • Encourage political action and district participation in local, PFFI, and IAFF PACs
  • Serve as a liaison between locals and the PFFI Executive Board and the IAFF 7th District Vice-President

Section 6: PFFI Emeritus Positions. The PFFI has established the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, District Vice-President and District Representative Emeritus. This position shall carry with it ex-officio lifetime membership in the PFFI. This position shall also carry with it the duty to advise and consult with the President and/or Executive Board upon request.

ELECTIONS ARTICLE 9

Section 1: Eligibility. In order to be eligible to hold office, an office seeker must be an Active Member in good standing with the PFFI. No member may hold more than one elected position at the same time. No member shall be eligible to run for more than one position during an election cycle.

Section 2: Nominations and Voting. Elections will be held during the final session of Convention by secret ballot. Nominations for President, Executive Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be by seated delegates from the Convention floor. The election of these Officers shall be by the seated delegates in attendance at convention, each seated delegate having one (1) vote. All nominations and votes for District Vice-Presidents shall be by the seated delegates from their respective district. Each seated delegate having one (1) vote. Candidates receiving the majority of the votes for that office shall be elected. In the case of a tie, the tie for that office will be broken. The flip of a coin decides. All other nomination & voting procedures shall be conducted as outlined in Election Rules Policy 10-01-2010.

Section 3: Election Cycles. The election of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the District 2 and District 4 Vice-Presidents shall take place on even numbered years.

The election of the Executive Vice-President and District 1 and District 3 Vice-Presidents shall take place on odd numbered years. All elected terms of office are for a period of two (2) years.

Section 4: Vacancies. In the event of an interim vacancy in the office of President, Executive Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Board shall meet no later than sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, and elect by secret ballot one of the members of such Board to fill the unexpired term of such office. In the event an interim vacancy should occur to a District Vice-President the President shall, within sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, appoint a PFFI Member from that District to fill the vacancy.

RECALL ARTICLE 10

Section 1: Procedures. Recall, misconduct, penalties, charges, trials and appeal of any officer of this Organization shall be processed in the manner prescribed in the IAFF Constitution and Bylaws.

CONVENTIONS ARTICLE 11

Section 1: Location and Date. The PFFI Convention will be held annually in Boise Idaho and to coincide with the Legislative Session. The Executive Board for good cause may set another convention site and/or date.

Section 2: Order of Business. Except as circumstances may otherwise require, Convention business shall be conducted as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

CONVENTION REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 12

Section 1: Delegates (Seated). Local unions with a membership of ten (10) or less shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. Locals with a membership exceeding ten (10) shall be entitled to delegates as follows:

Number of Members Number of Delegates

3-10 1

11-25 2

26-50 3

51-75 4

76-100 5

101-125 6

126-150 7

151-175 8

176-200 9

201or more 10

The above formula determines the distribution and maximum delegate representation at a convention. To be entitled to representation of their delegates in convention, a local union must have its per-capita tax paid on its full membership as required by Article 16, Section 2 and also be current in its repayment of loans from the Emergency Disputes Fund. Representation of local unions shall be allocated on the basis of the average amount of per-capita tax paid monthly by the local union on its members during the preceding twelve (12) months ending November 30th. In the case of new local unions not in existence for the full preceding year, per-capita tax paid will be averaged over the period of their existence on a monthly basis.

Section 2: Delegates-at-Large. All Executive Board Members by virtue of their election shall be Delegates-at-large and are entitled to full voice and vote except for elections of Officers and District Representatives. The President will only vote when necessary to resolve a tie.

Section 3: Alternate Delegates. Upon presentation of proper credentials, Locals may send as many alternate delegates to Convention as they see fit. Alternate delegates may participate in discussion however have no vote. In the absence of seated delegates, alternate delegates shall be seated with voting power, as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

Section 4: Representation. A delegate must be a member of the Local they represent.

Section 5: Quorum and Legal Majority. A simple majority of the Locals of this organization will constitute a quorum at Convention. Unless otherwise stated a simple majority of delegates present and voting will legalize action on all questions.

Section 6: Delegate Voting. Each seated delegate present shall be entitled to one (1) vote at Convention provided that, if a roll call vote is called for, and forty percent (40%) of the delegates present agree, each delegate will vote an equal portion of their Locals per capita.

Section 7: Active Retiree Members. Active Retiree Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings, seminars, and Conventions of the P.F.F.I upon payment of any fees or registrations. At Conventions, they shall be allowed to form a Retiree’s Advisory Committee provided that at least four (4) retirees are in attendance. Said committee shall have the privilege of submitting advisory resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS ARTICLE 13

Section 1: Resolutions. Convention resolutions must be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer at least forty-five (45) days prior to Convention. Late resolutions not meeting these requirements shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates to be considered and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for acceptance.

Section 2: Local Notification. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send copies of all resolutions in their possession to each member Local thirty (30) days prior to each Convention.

AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 14

Section 1: At Convention. The Constitution and Bylaws of this Organization may be amended at Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates.

FINANCES ARTICLE 15

Section 1: Per Capita Dues. Each Local affiliated with this Organization shall pay by way of per capita dues, the sum of seventeen dollars and nineteen cents ($17.19) per month for each member in good standing, of which twelve dollars and eight four cents ($12.84) will go in the General Fund, two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) for the Legislative fund, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the Work Replacement Fund, and five cents (.05¢) for the LODD Attendance Fund. Per-capita dues shall be adjusted if deemed necessary by the Executive Board between 0% and 4% to be effective January 1st of each year. The Executive Board shall make the decision on the percentage increase at the Fall Education Seminar Board Meeting based on information provided by the Secretary/Treasurer regarding the financial state of the PFFI. The Secretary/Treasurer shall send the announcement of the determined percentage with the Convention Call for the following year. PFFI Locals will be encouraged to remain involved in their respective Central Labor Council (CLC) as well as the AFL-CIO.

Section 2: Assessments and Dues Collections: The Secretary-Treasurer of each Local shall collect all assessments and dues from each member and forward the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the PFFI with a report showing the month, number of members and the amount paid by each member by the fifteenth (15th) of the month following the due date (1st of the month for the previous month of per-capita tax). Upon receipt of said funds the Secretary-Treasurer shall forward a receipt to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Dues are to be paid monthly prior to annual Conventions. If dues are not paid, the Locals current contract in electronic format and a list of current Local members in Excel format is not provided to the PFFI Secretary-Treasurer, delegates will not be seated.

Section 3: Arrearage. Arrearage in a Local's payments of their per capita dues and assessments will be a continuing obligation of that Local. Any local union of the Association which fails to comply and pay its full per capita tax as aforesaid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following its due date shall be considered delinquent and it shall be notified by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer of such delinquency, and, if on the fifteenth (15th) day of the third (3rd) month following the first day of delinquency it is still in arrears, such local union and all of its members shall be automatically suspended from membership in good standing of this Association; provided, however, that automatic suspension shall not occur in the event the Executive Board gives its approval to exempt a particular local union from such automatic suspension. The notice of delinquency issued by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer shall be sent to the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the delinquent local union, the President of the P.F.F.I. and also to the District Vice- President of the District involved. Any local union which is under suspension shall not have a voice or vote in any matters of the P.F.F.I. nor shall it be eligible for services of the P.F.F.I. A suspended local union and its membership may be reinstated in the P.F.F.I. upon payment of all arrearages as well as a fifty-dollar ($50) reinstatement fee; provided, however, that the P.F.F.I. President with the consent of the Executive Board shall, for good cause shown, have the authority to waive payment of all or a portion of such arrearages and fees.

Section 4: Retiree Dues. Dues for Active Retiree members shall be established at twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual per capita dues rounded to the nearest dollar, payable annually.

Section 5: Salaries. The salary for the office of President will be $1,764.00/month, the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be $1,345.05/month, and the office of Executive Vice-President will be $1,212.75/month. All other elected positions serve without pay.

Section 6: Executive Board Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while on approved P.F.F.I. business shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Travel Policy 16-01-2009.

Section 7: Delegate Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while attending P.F.F.I. Conventions or Seminars shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Convention Delegates Policy 16-02-2009.

Section 8: Budget. Prior to each Convention, The Executive Board shall review the revenues and expenses of the PFFI and set a budget to ensure the solvency of this Organization for the forthcoming year. The procedure contained in Line-Item Budget Format policy 16-05-2009 shall be followed for the creation of the annual budget. The budget must be voted on and approved by the delegates at Convention.

EMERGENCY DISPUTE FUND ARTICLE 16

Section 1: Purpose. An emergency dispute fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used specifically for lawyers’ fees and court costs arising from court proceedings that member Locals enter into.

Section 2: Emergency Dispute Fund Policy. Policies 17-01-2009 & 17-02-2009 contain the rules governing the Emergency Dispute Fund and the form used for repayment.

ROY PARKER MEMORIAL ARTICLE 17

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Roy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used to provide financial assistance for sons or daughters, or legally adopted children of active deceased fire fighters, planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning. In addition, one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) selected applicant per year, to a child or legally adopted child of an active PFFI member that has been accepted to a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Executive Board of the PFFI will disburse monies to applicants, as funds are available as outlined in Policy 19-01-2009.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ARTICLE 18

EDUCATION FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Health Safety and Education fund shall be enacted. Said fund shall be used to improve Fire Fighter Health and Safety and to provide for Fire Fighter Educational Opportunities.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

WORK REPLACEMENT FUND ARTICLE 19

Section 1: P.F.F.I. Work Replacement Fund. A P.F.F.I. Work Replacement fund shall be enacted. Said fund is to be used to aid in reimbursing the expense of having shifts covered for any member in good standing approved by the Executive Board as outlined in Policy 21-01-2009.

EFFECT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE 20

CONSTITUTION

Section 1: IAFF. In all manners not specifically provided for herein, the constitution of the IAFF shall apply, with special attention to Article 14 - States and Provincial Associations, Section 8 - Initiation Fees, Dues and Assessments.

UNION MADE PURCHASING ARTICLE 21

Section 1: Union Support. The PFFI will, whenever possible, place its name and logo on union and/or American–made/assembled products only.

APPENDIX A

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS of IDAHO

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Bob Chase*

12/8/1981 – 2/19/1990

Larry Williams

2/19/1990 – 3/2/1992

Rich Randolph*

3/2/1992 – 2/27/2000

Dennis Doan

2/27/2000 – 2/23/2004

Karl Malott

2/23/2004 – 3/1/2006

Ron Davies*

3/1/2006 – 3/5/2014

Tom Lovell

3/5/2014 - Present

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Ken Lunde

12/8/1981 – 5/10/1984

Rich Kirsch

5/10/1984 – 3/6/1989

Larry Williams

3/6/1989 – 2/19/1990

Gordy Gregg

2/19/1990 – 3/6/1995

Lynn Nokes*

3/6/1995 – 3/2/1998

No Vice-President Position

3/2/1998 – 2/26/2007

Mike Walker

2/26/2007 – 12/9/2012

Rob Shoplock

Appointed 12/9/2012 - Present

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joe Meyer*

12/8/1981 – 3/1/1994

Ron Grow

3/1/1994 – 3/3/1996

Scott Long*

3/3/1996 – 2/25/2008

Tom Lovell

2/25/2008 – 3/5/2014

Curtis Smith

3/5/2014 - Present

*=Emeritus Officer Status

APPENDIX B

District Vice-Presidents, District Representatives & Pension Committee Members

1981 – Present (Elected at Convention Years listed)

1981

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

1982

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1983

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1984

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1985

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1986

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1987

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1988

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Rich Kirsch Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Brian McMahon Jay Packer

1989

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Chuck Thomas Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Bob Saum Jay Packer

1990

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1991

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1992

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1993

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1994

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1995

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1996

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd William Cox

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1997 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Ed Schull Dan Cochran Steve Repp

2nd Larry Richardson Dennis Dibben Robert Lilly

3rd William Cox Jay Packer Mark Packer

1998 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Larry Richardson Karl Malott Dennis Doan

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

1999 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott Dennis Doan George Webb

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2000 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2001 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2002 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2003 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2004 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2005 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

2006 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson Gaylon Waits

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor Brian Ashton

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

4th Greg Womack Tom Lovell Tom Pawek

2007 Vice-President Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Tom Lovell Greg Womack

2008 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2009 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2010 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2011 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd Blake Campbell Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2012 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2013 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton (appt. 2/4/13)

3rd Ben Hirschi/Curtis Smith (appt. 5/17/13) Wendy Baron/Chas Clark (appt. 9/24/13)

4th Shawn Res Greg Womack

2014 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Greg Womack

2015 Vice-Present Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Rich Brown

2016 Vice-Presidents

1st Cody Anderson

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2017 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2018 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

APPENDIX C

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Legislative Committee

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the PFFI Legislative Committee to engage and provide the means for the PFFI membership to protect their right to bargain collectively, be part of the political process through the endorsement of candidates and ballot issues, to provide better working conditions and wages in association with the PFFI Lobbyist and PAC Committee.

Committee Rules

  1. The Committee Chair will be chosen by a majority vote of committee members in attendance once a year unless the seat is vacated. Elections shall take place at the first committee meeting during the annual convention
  2. The Legislative Committee Chair shall, at a minimum, make contact with each committee member and a PFFI Lobbyist once a month during the Legislative Session. Contact will be made as needed at other times throughout the year.
  3. Each PFFI District shall have a representative appointed to the committee by their District Vice President. If the District cannot retain a representative, the District VP and the PFFI President may override this rule by appointing a member at large. As determined by the PFFI President, additional committee members may be appointed from each district. Additional appointments may be made at any time throughout the legislative year.
  4. Each member is expected to contact their District VP once each month, so that the District VP can gather from and/or disseminate to each local, information that may be pertinent to this committee.
  5. This committee will work in conjunction with the PFFI Lobbyist(s), PAC Committee, and PFFI members to educate its members about current legislative issues, define an annual legislative agenda, and to develop a better working relationship within the Idaho Legislature.
  6. Working in cooperation with the PFFI Lobbyists(s) and PAC, this committee shall prepare and make available to all PFFI members, a legislative agenda/information to be used during convention, no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of each annual convention.
  7. The Committee Chair, or designee, shall prepare and give a verbal report of committee actions and plans each year during the annual convention.
  8. Changes may be made to the committee mission statement and/or rules at any time throughout the year. In order for changes to occur, a committee member must submit the changes to the committee chair, who will then poll the committee members. Changes may only occur provided there is at least a 75% agreement among the committee members.

APPENDIX D

RULES OF

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF IDAHO

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee is an organization whose mission is to protect and promote the interests of Idaho firefighters through effective, coordinated political action throughout the state of Idaho. The PFFI PAC will concern itself solely with issues that pertain to our interests. The PFFI PAC will endeavor to find, recruit, and support political candidates who have or will champion our cause in their political arena.

ARTICLE I

SECTION I. This organization shall be known as Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee.

SECTION II. References: References in these rules to “PAC, PFFI PAC, or committee” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee. References to “PFFI” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho. References to “Association” or “International” shall refer to the International Association of Firefighters.

SECTION III. Relationship of PAC to PFFI and IAFF: The PFFI PAC is an integral part of this organization, the Professional Firefighters of Idaho (PFFI) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). However, there will be no commingling of funds or assets.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the committee shall be to protect and promote the interests of firefighters in Local, County, and State politics. The PAC shall conduct political functions on behalf of the PFFI, its members, and all firefighters that the PFFI is charged to represent.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. Jurisdiction: Membership in this committee shall be limited to members of the PFFI in good standing.

SECTION II. Dues: Members must donate at least Sixty ($60.00) per calendar year to have voting rights in the PFFI PAC. If a PFFI member wishes to donate less than this he/she will have the right to join discussions but will not have voting rights.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS, ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION I. Officers: The officers of the PAC shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, and at least three other board members. This group of officers shall be known as the PFFI PAC Board. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer may be from any PFFI district. Each PFFI district, as well as the PFFI Executive Board, will have at least one representative on the Board. The maximum number of officers on the Board shall be nine (9). Efforts should be made to establish an odd number of officers for voting purposes.

SECTION II. Terms: Each of these offices shall serve a one (1) year term beginning and ending at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION III. Nominations and Appointments: The PFFI PAC Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer shall be nominated from the PFFI membership and appointed by the PFFI President with approval by the PFFI Executive Board. Additional board members will be nominated by their respective PFFI District Vice President and approved by the PFFI Executive Board. Nominations and appointments will occur at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION IV. Vacancies: Should a vacancy of the PAC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer occur mid year between conventions, the PAC Board shall nominate and elect a replacement from within the PAC Board, subject to approval by the PFFI President and E-Board. If no replacement can be found from within the PAC Board, they may nominate and elect from the PFFI membership at large.

SECTION V. Temporary, Appointments: The PAC board may create a temporary position to complete a task or project that has a definite end date. The board will make a temporary appointment to fill that position. For example, a liaison position may be created and filled to meet the needs of an endorsed candidate.

SECTION VI. Duties:

  1. Chairman. The PAC Chairman shall be responsible for the overall operation of the PAC. He/she shall conduct PAC meetings, act as primary liaison to political candidates, act as liaison to the PFFI President and E-Board, coordinate campaign efforts, etc.
  2. Secretary-Treasurer. The PAC Secretary-Treasurer will have primary responsibility for all PAC finances. He/she shall maintain all accounts, complete and file all campaign finance reports with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Board Members. PAC Board Members will assist the Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer with their duties.

ARTICLE V

COMMUNICATIONS

SECTION I. Board: The PAC board will communicate as necessary by what means are most convenient for each member.

SECTION II. General Membership: Communications from the PAC Board to the PAC general membership and amongst the general membership as a whole shall be via the PFFI website, email, district representatives, or Local presidents. In matters of significant importance communications should be sent in parallel by several media (e.g. a posting on the website in conjunction with an email and a phone call to Local presidents or district reps).

SECTION III. External Communications: Communications with external entities such as the media, other organizations, etc. will be handled by the PAC Chairman, the PFFI President, or one of their designees.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

SECTION I. Frequency: The board shall meet annually at convention and as needed and requested by the PAC Chair.

SECTION II. Notice: Communication of necessary meetings shall be made by the PAC chair.

ARTICLE VII

VOTING

SECTION I. Online Voting: All substantial issues will be available to be voted on by the entire PAC membership via online voting on the PFFI website. Substantial issues include, but are not limited to, candidate endorsement, rules changes, etc. The PAC Board will determine using their best judgment whether or not a vote on other issues need to go before the entire PAC membership.

SECTION II. Notification: Notification of the vote will be posted on the website no less than 10 days prior to the vote.

SECTION III. Discussion: The PFFI website message board will be the official forum for discussion on a particular issue or motion that is to be voted on.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION I. Endorsements: The PAC will endorse candidates based on the current PAC endorsement policy. Once questionnaires have been received from potential candidates and reviewed, the PAC Board will make recommendations for endorsements and levels of contribution. This will be posted on the PFFI website.

SECTION II. Voting guide: The PAC Board will publish a voting guide for each election cycle on the PFFI website.

ARTICLE IX

PAC POLICIES

SECTION I. Purpose: The PAC has established a set of policies that will guide the PAC in doing business. Policies will guide our decisions and actions to ensure the highest degree of consistency in meeting our mission statement. Whereas, the PAC rules describe who we are and how we are organized, the policies will describe more specifically how we do things. They also may be created, edited, or deleted between PFFI Convention sessions to allow more flexibility.

SECTION II. Creation, Editing, and Deletion of Policies: Policies may be created, edited, or deleted by a majority vote of the PAC Board. Policy changes will be publicized on the PFFI website.

SECTION III. Specific PAC Policies: Current specific PAC Policies are:


PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO

RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, being the Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho, as of the date of the meeting of Executive Board Members, do hereby adopt and ratify the Constitution & By-Laws of THE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO as proposed.

DATED this 2nd Day of March 2017.

______________________________ _____________________________

TOM LOVELL - President ROB SHOPLOCK – Executive V.P.

______________________________ ______________________________

CURTIS SMITH - Secretary/Treasurer JAKE BIEKER – 1st Dist. V.P.

______________________________ ______________________________

SHAUN LAUGHLIN – 2nd Dist. V.P. RYAN O’HEARN – 3rd Dist. V.P.

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RICH BROWN – 4th Dist. V.P.

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

CONSTITUTION &

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I Name

ARTICLE 2 Jurisdiction

ARTICLE 3 Objectives

ARTICLE 4 Membership

ARTICLE5 Districts

ARTICLE 6 Officers

ARTICLE 7 Executive Board

ARTICLE 8 Duties of Officers

ARTICLE 9 Elections

ARTICLE 10 Recalls

ARTICLE 11 Conventions

ARTICLE 12 Convention Representation

ARTICLE 13 Resolutions

ARTICLE 14 Amendments

ARTICLE 15 Finances

ARTICLE 16 Emergency Dispute Fund

ARTICLE 17 Guardian Policy Fund

ARTICLE 18 Roy Parker Memorial Fund

ARTICLE 19 Health Safety & Education Fund

ARTICLE 20 Work Replacement Fund

ARTICLE 21 Effect of IAFF. Constitution

ARTICLE 22 Union Made Purchasing

APPENDIX A Principal Officers History

APPENDIX B E-Board History

APPENDIX C Legislative Rules, Mission Statement

APPENDIX D PAC Rules, Mission Statement

NAME ARTICLE 1

This organization shall be known as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) as chartered by the International Association of Fire Fighters. (IAFF)

JURISDICTION ARTICLE 2

The jurisdiction of the PFFI shall comply and be in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF.

OBJECTIVES ARTICLE 3

The objectives of the PFFI shall be to:

  1. Promote fraternal fellowship among members followed up with public and private displays of solidarity.
  2. Encourage education and research related to labor, unions and the fire service.
  3. Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits and health & safety for firefighters.
  4. Continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public
  5. Provide a powerful, democratic, collective and unified voice for its members
  6. Promote organization to all fire fighters through Locals affiliated with the IAFF.
  7. Continue to promote fairness, justice and democracy.

MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE 4

Section 1: Active. The membership of the PFFI shall consist of the Members in good standing of Locals in the State of Idaho as are chartered by and affiliated with the IAFF.

Section 2: Honorary. Non-voting membership in the PFFI may be conferred by action of the Executive Board.

Section 3: Associate. In Municipalities or Fire Districts where Fire Fighters are employed but are not chartered by the IAFF, or Fire Fighters that promote out of their bargaining unit while they are members in good standing, those Fire Fighters may apply on an individual basis, for Associate membership of the PFFI. Associate Members shall be entitled to attend Convention, seminars, and workshops of the PFFI and shall be entitled to receive the information mailings of the PFFI, however Associate members have no voting rights.

Section 4: Active Retiree. When active members in good standing of an affiliated IAFF Local retire, they may become Active Retiree members of the PFFI, even if they have not availed themselves of “Active Retiree” status through their Local.

Section 5: E-Board Approval. All membership in the PFFI Organization requires the approval of the PFFI Executive Board.

Section 6: Emeritus Members. Shall have voting membership in the PFFI and treated as a delegate on the floor. Emeritus members shall not be eligible to vote in elections. Emeritus members may be conferred by resolution at the annual PFFI convention.

DISTRICTS ARTICLE 5

Section 1: The PFFI, under Article 3 of these Constitutions and By-Laws, shall be divided into Districts One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) shall be geographical in description and shall represent Locals within those boundaries. Additional Districts shall be created when a Local reaches a membership of two-hundred (200) or more members and shall be announced as such at the next regularly scheduled PFFI Convention. As this occurs, the By-Laws shall be changed to reflect the new Districts.

Section 2: The Districts shall be defined as follows:

(A) District One (1) (Northern): To include all of the following Counties in the northern part of the State; Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis & Idaho.

(B) District Two (2) (Southwestern): To include all of the following Counties in the southwestern part of the State; Adams, Valley, Washington, Gem, Payette, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore & Owyhee.

(C) District Three (3) (Southeastern): To include all of the following counties in the South-Southeastern part of the State; Lemhi, Custer, Camas, Blaine, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Freemont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Franklin & Bear Lake.

(D) District Four (4): Boise Fire Fighters Local # 149.

OFFICERS ARTICLE 6

Section 1: Officers. Officers of the PFFI shall be: The President, The Secretary-Treasurer, The Executive Vice-President, Four (4) District Vice-Presidents, one from each District. Officers will be elected at the PFFI Convention to a term of two (2) years in accordance with Article 10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ARTICLE 7

Section 1: Members. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President, and the four (4) District Vice- Presidents.

Section 2: Duties. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to transact the business of this Organization, both at and between Conventions and to attend other Conventions and Conferences that the Board may deem advisable and perform other duties as may be required by Convention action.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE 8

Section 1: President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at Convention and at meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall appoint all committees at Convention unless otherwise ordered and is an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall give a report at Convention of their official activities during the year, and shall perform such other duties as the membership may require. The President shall have the power to call a meeting of the Executive Board by giving members of said Board reasonable notice thereof.

The President, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 2: Executive Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Executive Vice-President to be the main lobbyist for the PFFI. This job shall entail meeting and conferring with members of the legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support PFFI legislation. The Executive Vice-President shall also study proposed legislation to determine possible effects on the interest of the PFFI, prepare news releases, informational pamphlets, and conduct news conferences in order to state PFFI’s interests and inform the public of features of the proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable.

During convention, the Executive Vice-President shall be tasked with the responsibility of instructing the delegates on lobbying their district legislators and educating them on legislative issues.

Outside of the legislative session the Executive Vice-President shall attend PERSI Board meetings to ensure that they stay informed of the status of the pension system. The Vice-President shall coordinate efforts with the PFFI PAC Committee in the selection of candidates for office and assist the President with any other assigned duties.

The Executive Vice-President, by virtue of their election, shall be an alternate delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 3: Secretary-Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of all business of this Organization, to take minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board, and all Convention proceedings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a copy of all such minutes to all Executive Board Members within thirty (30) days. The Executive Board members will have fifteen (15) days for correction and approval of the minutes. A copy of all approved minutes will then be sent to each executive board member and posted on the PFFI website.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive all monies of the PFFI and deposit them into their appropriate accounts in a recognized banking institution in accordance with Article 16. Upon proper documentation, the Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills of the PFFI. All checks or orders issued against deposits shall bear the signature of the Secretary-Treasurer and be countersigned by another Officer of the PFFI. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue credentials to all member Locals in good standing 60 days prior to convention.

The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

The Secretary-Treasurer, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 4: District Vice-Presidents. The District Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in such matters as deemed necessary. The District Vice-Presidents shall meet regularly with the presidents and leadership of their districts locals to discuss issues, special assignments, strategies, etc., as directed by the President. .

It shall be the duty of the PFFI District Vice-President to mentor and support the locals within their districts. District Vice-Presidents will assist locals with PFFI issues and serve to guide them with respect to PFFI policies, procedures and programs. Primary responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Manage funds allocated to their district and provide a full accounting of expenditures to the PFFI Executive Board
  • Receive requests for funding from locals and allocate
  • Attend PFFI Executive Board conference calls and meetings and complete tasks as assigned
  • Chair committees as assigned by the PFFI Executive Board and provide reports to membership
  • Engage district locals on a regular basis and provide resources as needed to ensure successful operations
  • Conduct educational programs for district locals
  • Encourage political action and district participation in local, PFFI, and IAFF PACs
  • Serve as a liaison between locals and the PFFI Executive Board and the IAFF 7th District Vice-President

Section 6: PFFI Emeritus Positions. The PFFI has established the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, District Vice-President and District Representative Emeritus. This position shall carry with it ex-officio lifetime membership in the PFFI. This position shall also carry with it the duty to advise and consult with the President and/or Executive Board upon request.

ELECTIONS ARTICLE 9

Section 1: Eligibility. In order to be eligible to hold office, an office seeker must be an Active Member in good standing with the PFFI. No member may hold more than one elected position at the same time. No member shall be eligible to run for more than one position during an election cycle.

Section 2: Nominations and Voting. Elections will be held during the final session of Convention by secret ballot. Nominations for President, Executive Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be by seated delegates from the Convention floor. The election of these Officers shall be by the seated delegates in attendance at convention, each seated delegate having one (1) vote. All nominations and votes for District Vice-Presidents shall be by the seated delegates from their respective district. Each seated delegate having one (1) vote. Candidates receiving the majority of the votes for that office shall be elected. In the case of a tie, the tie for that office will be broken. The flip of a coin decides. All other nomination & voting procedures shall be conducted as outlined in Election Rules Policy 10-01-2010.

Section 3: Election Cycles. The election of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the District 2 and District 4 Vice-Presidents shall take place on even numbered years.

The election of the Executive Vice-President and District 1 and District 3 Vice-Presidents shall take place on odd numbered years. All elected terms of office are for a period of two (2) years.

Section 4: Vacancies. In the event of an interim vacancy in the office of President, Executive Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Board shall meet no later than sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, and elect by secret ballot one of the members of such Board to fill the unexpired term of such office. In the event an interim vacancy should occur to a District Vice-President the President shall, within sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, appoint a PFFI Member from that District to fill the vacancy.

RECALL ARTICLE 10

Section 1: Procedures. Recall, misconduct, penalties, charges, trials and appeal of any officer of this Organization shall be processed in the manner prescribed in the IAFF Constitution and Bylaws.

CONVENTIONS ARTICLE 11

Section 1: Location and Date. The PFFI Convention will be held annually in Boise Idaho and to coincide with the Legislative Session. The Executive Board for good cause may set another convention site and/or date.

Section 2: Order of Business. Except as circumstances may otherwise require, Convention business shall be conducted as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

CONVENTION REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 12

Section 1: Delegates (Seated). Local unions with a membership of ten (10) or less shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. Locals with a membership exceeding ten (10) shall be entitled to delegates as follows:

Number of Members Number of Delegates

3-10 1

11-25 2

26-50 3

51-75 4

76-100 5

101-125 6

126-150 7

151-175 8

176-200 9

201or more 10

The above formula determines the distribution and maximum delegate representation at a convention. To be entitled to representation of their delegates in convention, a local union must have its per-capita tax paid on its full membership as required by Article 16, Section 2 and also be current in its repayment of loans from the Emergency Disputes Fund. Representation of local unions shall be allocated on the basis of the average amount of per-capita tax paid monthly by the local union on its members during the preceding twelve (12) months ending November 30th. In the case of new local unions not in existence for the full preceding year, per-capita tax paid will be averaged over the period of their existence on a monthly basis.

Section 2: Delegates-at-Large. All Executive Board Members by virtue of their election shall be Delegates-at-large and are entitled to full voice and vote except for elections of Officers and District Representatives. The President will only vote when necessary to resolve a tie.

Section 3: Alternate Delegates. Upon presentation of proper credentials, Locals may send as many alternate delegates to Convention as they see fit. Alternate delegates may participate in discussion however have no vote. In the absence of seated delegates, alternate delegates shall be seated with voting power, as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

Section 4: Representation. A delegate must be a member of the Local they represent.

Section 5: Quorum and Legal Majority. A simple majority of the Locals of this organization will constitute a quorum at Convention. Unless otherwise stated a simple majority of delegates present and voting will legalize action on all questions.

Section 6: Delegate Voting. Each seated delegate present shall be entitled to one (1) vote at Convention provided that, if a roll call vote is called for, and forty percent (40%) of the delegates present agree, each delegate will vote an equal portion of their Locals per capita.

Section 7: Active Retiree Members. Active Retiree Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings, seminars, and Conventions of the P.F.F.I upon payment of any fees or registrations. At Conventions, they shall be allowed to form a Retiree’s Advisory Committee provided that at least four (4) retirees are in attendance. Said committee shall have the privilege of submitting advisory resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS ARTICLE 13

Section 1: Resolutions. Convention resolutions must be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer at least forty-five (45) days prior to Convention. Late resolutions not meeting these requirements shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates to be considered and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for acceptance.

Section 2: Local Notification. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send copies of all resolutions in their possession to each member Local thirty (30) days prior to each Convention.

AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 14

Section 1: At Convention. The Constitution and Bylaws of this Organization may be amended at Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates.

FINANCES ARTICLE 15

Section 1: Per Capita Dues. Each Local affiliated with this Organization shall pay by way of per capita dues, the sum of seventeen dollars and nineteen cents ($17.19) per month for each member in good standing, of which twelve dollars and eight four cents ($12.84) will go in the General Fund, two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) for the Legislative fund, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the Work Replacement Fund, and five cents (.05¢) for the LODD Attendance Fund. Per-capita dues shall be adjusted if deemed necessary by the Executive Board between 0% and 4% to be effective January 1st of each year. The Executive Board shall make the decision on the percentage increase at the Fall Education Seminar Board Meeting based on information provided by the Secretary/Treasurer regarding the financial state of the PFFI. The Secretary/Treasurer shall send the announcement of the determined percentage with the Convention Call for the following year. PFFI Locals will be encouraged to remain involved in their respective Central Labor Council (CLC) as well as the AFL-CIO.

Section 2: Assessments and Dues Collections: The Secretary-Treasurer of each Local shall collect all assessments and dues from each member and forward the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the PFFI with a report showing the month, number of members and the amount paid by each member by the fifteenth (15th) of the month following the due date (1st of the month for the previous month of per-capita tax). Upon receipt of said funds the Secretary-Treasurer shall forward a receipt to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Dues are to be paid monthly prior to annual Conventions. If dues are not paid, the Locals current contract in electronic format and a list of current Local members in Excel format is not provided to the PFFI Secretary-Treasurer, delegates will not be seated.

Section 3: Arrearage. Arrearage in a Local's payments of their per capita dues and assessments will be a continuing obligation of that Local. Any local union of the Association which fails to comply and pay its full per capita tax as aforesaid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following its due date shall be considered delinquent and it shall be notified by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer of such delinquency, and, if on the fifteenth (15th) day of the third (3rd) month following the first day of delinquency it is still in arrears, such local union and all of its members shall be automatically suspended from membership in good standing of this Association; provided, however, that automatic suspension shall not occur in the event the Executive Board gives its approval to exempt a particular local union from such automatic suspension. The notice of delinquency issued by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer shall be sent to the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the delinquent local union, the President of the P.F.F.I. and also to the District Vice- President of the District involved. Any local union which is under suspension shall not have a voice or vote in any matters of the P.F.F.I. nor shall it be eligible for services of the P.F.F.I. A suspended local union and its membership may be reinstated in the P.F.F.I. upon payment of all arrearages as well as a fifty-dollar ($50) reinstatement fee; provided, however, that the P.F.F.I. President with the consent of the Executive Board shall, for good cause shown, have the authority to waive payment of all or a portion of such arrearages and fees.

Section 4: Retiree Dues. Dues for Active Retiree members shall be established at twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual per capita dues rounded to the nearest dollar, payable annually.

Section 5: Salaries. The salary for the office of President will be $1,764.00/month, the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be $1,345.05/month, and the office of Executive Vice-President will be $1,212.75/month. All other elected positions serve without pay.

Section 6: Executive Board Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while on approved P.F.F.I. business shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Travel Policy 16-01-2009.

Section 7: Delegate Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while attending P.F.F.I. Conventions or Seminars shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Convention Delegates Policy 16-02-2009.

Section 8: Budget. Prior to each Convention, The Executive Board shall review the revenues and expenses of the PFFI and set a budget to ensure the solvency of this Organization for the forthcoming year. The procedure contained in Line-Item Budget Format policy 16-05-2009 shall be followed for the creation of the annual budget. The budget must be voted on and approved by the delegates at Convention.

EMERGENCY DISPUTE FUND ARTICLE 16

Section 1: Purpose. An emergency dispute fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used specifically for lawyers’ fees and court costs arising from court proceedings that member Locals enter into.

Section 2: Emergency Dispute Fund Policy. Policies 17-01-2009 & 17-02-2009 contain the rules governing the Emergency Dispute Fund and the form used for repayment.

ROY PARKER MEMORIAL ARTICLE 17

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Roy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used to provide financial assistance for sons or daughters, or legally adopted children of active deceased fire fighters, planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning. In addition, one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) selected applicant per year, to a child or legally adopted child of an active PFFI member that has been accepted to a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Executive Board of the PFFI will disburse monies to applicants, as funds are available as outlined in Policy 19-01-2009.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ARTICLE 18

EDUCATION FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Health Safety and Education fund shall be enacted. Said fund shall be used to improve Fire Fighter Health and Safety and to provide for Fire Fighter Educational Opportunities.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

WORK REPLACEMENT FUND ARTICLE 19

Section 1: P.F.F.I. Work Replacement Fund. A P.F.F.I. Work Replacement fund shall be enacted. Said fund is to be used to aid in reimbursing the expense of having shifts covered for any member in good standing approved by the Executive Board as outlined in Policy 21-01-2009.

EFFECT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE 20

CONSTITUTION

Section 1: IAFF. In all manners not specifically provided for herein, the constitution of the IAFF shall apply, with special attention to Article 14 - States and Provincial Associations, Section 8 - Initiation Fees, Dues and Assessments.

UNION MADE PURCHASING ARTICLE 21

Section 1: Union Support. The PFFI will, whenever possible, place its name and logo on union and/or American–made/assembled products only.

APPENDIX A

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS of IDAHO

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Bob Chase*

12/8/1981 – 2/19/1990

Larry Williams

2/19/1990 – 3/2/1992

Rich Randolph*

3/2/1992 – 2/27/2000

Dennis Doan

2/27/2000 – 2/23/2004

Karl Malott

2/23/2004 – 3/1/2006

Ron Davies*

3/1/2006 – 3/5/2014

Tom Lovell

3/5/2014 - Present

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Ken Lunde

12/8/1981 – 5/10/1984

Rich Kirsch

5/10/1984 – 3/6/1989

Larry Williams

3/6/1989 – 2/19/1990

Gordy Gregg

2/19/1990 – 3/6/1995

Lynn Nokes*

3/6/1995 – 3/2/1998

No Vice-President Position

3/2/1998 – 2/26/2007

Mike Walker

2/26/2007 – 12/9/2012

Rob Shoplock

Appointed 12/9/2012 - Present

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joe Meyer*

12/8/1981 – 3/1/1994

Ron Grow

3/1/1994 – 3/3/1996

Scott Long*

3/3/1996 – 2/25/2008

Tom Lovell

2/25/2008 – 3/5/2014

Curtis Smith

3/5/2014 - Present

*=Emeritus Officer Status

APPENDIX B

District Vice-Presidents, District Representatives & Pension Committee Members

1981 – Present (Elected at Convention Years listed)

1981

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

1982

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1983

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1984

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1985

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1986

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1987

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1988

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Rich Kirsch Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Brian McMahon Jay Packer

1989

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Chuck Thomas Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Bob Saum Jay Packer

1990

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1991

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1992

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1993

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1994

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1995

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1996

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd William Cox

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1997 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Ed Schull Dan Cochran Steve Repp

2nd Larry Richardson Dennis Dibben Robert Lilly

3rd William Cox Jay Packer Mark Packer

1998 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Larry Richardson Karl Malott Dennis Doan

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

1999 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott Dennis Doan George Webb

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2000 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2001 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2002 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2003 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2004 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2005 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

2006 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson Gaylon Waits

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor Brian Ashton

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

4th Greg Womack Tom Lovell Tom Pawek

2007 Vice-President Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Tom Lovell Greg Womack

2008 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2009 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2010 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2011 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd Blake Campbell Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2012 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2013 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton (appt. 2/4/13)

3rd Ben Hirschi/Curtis Smith (appt. 5/17/13) Wendy Baron/Chas Clark (appt. 9/24/13)

4th Shawn Res Greg Womack

2014 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Greg Womack

2015 Vice-Present Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th Rich Brown

2016 Vice-Presidents

1stCody Anderson

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2017 Vice-Presidents

1stJake Bieker

2ndShaun Laughlin

3rdRyan O’Hearn

4thRich Brown

2018 Vice-Presidents

1stJake Bieker

2ndShaun Laughlin

3rdRyan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

APPENDIX C

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Legislative Committee

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the PFFI Legislative Committee to engage and provide the means for the PFFI membership to protect their right to bargain collectively, be part of the political process through the endorsement of candidates and ballot issues, to provide better working conditions and wages in association with the PFFI Lobbyist and PAC Committee.

Committee Rules

  1. The Committee Chair will be chosen by a majority vote of committee members in attendance once a year unless the seat is vacated. Elections shall take place at the first committee meeting during the annual convention
  2. The Legislative Committee Chair shall, at a minimum, make contact with each committee member and a PFFI Lobbyist once a month during the Legislative Session. Contact will be made as needed at other times throughout the year.
  3. Each PFFI District shall have a representative appointed to the committee by their District Vice President. If the District cannot retain a representative, the District VP and the PFFI President may override this rule by appointing a member at large. As determined by the PFFI President, additional committee members may be appointed from each district. Additional appointments may be made at any time throughout the legislative year.
  4. Each member is expected to contact their District VP once each month, so that the District VP can gather from and/or disseminate to each local, information that may be pertinent to this committee.
  5. This committee will work in conjunction with the PFFI Lobbyist(s), PAC Committee, and PFFI members to educate its members about current legislative issues, define an annual legislative agenda, and to develop a better working relationship within the Idaho Legislature.
  6. Working in cooperation with the PFFI Lobbyists(s) and PAC, this committee shall prepare and make available to all PFFI members, a legislative agenda/information to be used during convention, no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of each annual convention.
  7. The Committee Chair, or designee, shall prepare and give a verbal report of committee actions and plans each year during the annual convention.
  8. Changes may be made to the committee mission statement and/or rules at any time throughout the year. In order for changes to occur, a committee member must submit the changes to the committee chair, who will then poll the committee members. Changes may only occur provided there is at least a 75% agreement among the committee members.

APPENDIX D

RULES OF

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF IDAHO

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee is an organization whose mission is to protect and promote the interests of Idaho firefighters through effective, coordinated political action throughout the state of Idaho. The PFFI PAC will concern itself solely with issues that pertain to our interests. The PFFI PAC will endeavor to find, recruit, and support political candidates who have or will champion our cause in their political arena.

ARTICLE I

SECTION I. This organization shall be known as Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee.

SECTION II. References: References in these rules to “PAC, PFFI PAC, or committee” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee. References to “PFFI” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho. References to “Association” or “International” shall refer to the International Association of Firefighters.

SECTION III. Relationship of PAC to PFFI and IAFF: The PFFI PAC is an integral part of this organization, the Professional Firefighters of Idaho (PFFI) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). However, there will be no commingling of funds or assets.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the committee shall be to protect and promote the interests of firefighters in Local, County, and State politics. The PAC shall conduct political functions on behalf of the PFFI, its members, and all firefighters that the PFFI is charged to represent.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. Jurisdiction: Membership in this committee shall be limited to members of the PFFI in good standing.

SECTION II. Dues: Members must donate at least Sixty ($60.00) per calendar year to have voting rights in the PFFI PAC. If a PFFI member wishes to donate less than this he/she will have the right to join discussions but will not have voting rights.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS, ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION I. Officers: The officers of the PAC shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, and at least three other board members. This group of officers shall be known as the PFFI PAC Board. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer may be from any PFFI district. Each PFFI district, as well as the PFFI Executive Board, will have at least one representative on the Board. The maximum number of officers on the Board shall be nine (9). Efforts should be made to establish an odd number of officers for voting purposes.

SECTION II. Terms: Each of these offices shall serve a one (1) year term beginning and ending at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION III. Nominations and Appointments: The PFFI PAC Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer shall be nominated from the PFFI membership and appointed by the PFFI President with approval by the PFFI Executive Board. Additional board members will be nominated by their respective PFFI District Vice President and approved by the PFFI Executive Board. Nominations and appointments will occur at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION IV. Vacancies: Should a vacancy of the PAC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer occur mid year between conventions, the PAC Board shall nominate and elect a replacement from within the PAC Board, subject to approval by the PFFI President and E-Board. If no replacement can be found from within the PAC Board, they may nominate and elect from the PFFI membership at large.

SECTION V. Temporary, Appointments: The PAC board may create a temporary position to complete a task or project that has a definite end date. The board will make a temporary appointment to fill that position. For example, a liaison position may be created and filled to meet the needs of an endorsed candidate.

SECTION VI. Duties:

  1. Chairman. The PAC Chairman shall be responsible for the overall operation of the PAC. He/she shall conduct PAC meetings, act as primary liaison to political candidates, act as liaison to the PFFI President and E-Board, coordinate campaign efforts, etc.
  2. Secretary-Treasurer. The PAC Secretary-Treasurer will have primary responsibility for all PAC finances. He/she shall maintain all accounts, complete and file all campaign finance reports with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Board Members. PAC Board Members will assist the Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer with their duties.

ARTICLE V

COMMUNICATIONS

SECTION I. Board: The PAC board will communicate as necessary by what means are most convenient for each member.

SECTION II. General Membership: Communications from the PAC Board to the PAC general membership and amongst the general membership as a whole shall be via the PFFI website, email, district representatives, or Local presidents. In matters of significant importance communications should be sent in parallel by several media (e.g. a posting on the website in conjunction with an email and a phone call to Local presidents or district reps).

SECTION III. External Communications: Communications with external entities such as the media, other organizations, etc. will be handled by the PAC Chairman, the PFFI President, or one of their designees.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

SECTION I. Frequency: The board shall meet annually at convention and as needed and requested by the PAC Chair.

SECTION II. Notice: Communication of necessary meetings shall be made by the PAC chair.

ARTICLE VII

VOTING

SECTION I. Online Voting: All substantial issues will be available to be voted on by the entire PAC membership via online voting on the PFFI website. Substantial issues include, but are not limited to, candidate endorsement, rules changes, etc. The PAC Board will determine using their best judgment whether or not a vote on other issues need to go before the entire PAC membership.

SECTION II. Notification: Notification of the vote will be posted on the website no less than 10 days prior to the vote.

SECTION III. Discussion: The PFFI website message board will be the official forum for discussion on a particular issue or motion that is to be voted on.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION I. Endorsements: The PAC will endorse candidates based on the current PAC endorsement policy. Once questionnaires have been received from potential candidates and reviewed, the PAC Board will make recommendations for endorsements and levels of contribution. This will be posted on the PFFI website.

SECTION II. Voting guide: The PAC Board will publish a voting guide for each election cycle on the PFFI website.

ARTICLE IX

PAC POLICIES

SECTION I. Purpose: The PAC has established a set of policies that will guide the PAC in doing business. Policies will guide our decisions and actions to ensure the highest degree of consistency in meeting our mission statement. Whereas, the PAC rules describe who we are and how we are organized, the policies will describe more specifically how we do things. They also may be created, edited, or deleted between PFFI Convention sessions to allow more flexibility.

SECTION II. Creation, Editing, and Deletion of Policies: Policies may be created, edited, or deleted by a majority vote of the PAC Board. Policy changes will be publicized on the PFFI website.

SECTION III. Specific PAC Policies: Current specific PAC Policies are:


PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO

RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, being the Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho, as of the date of the meeting of Executive Board Members, do hereby adopt and ratify the Constitution & By-Laws of THE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO as proposed.

DATED this 2nd Day of March 2017.

______________________________& _____________________________

TOM LOVELL - President Executive V.P.

____________________________________________________________

CURTIS SMITH - Secretary/Treasurer JAKE BIEKER – 1st Dist. V.P.

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SHAUN LAUGHLIN – 2nd Dist. V.P. RYAN O’HEARN – 3rd Dist. V.P.

_______________________________

RICH BROWN – 4th Dist. V.P

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

CONSTITUTION &

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I& Name

ARTICLE Jurisdiction

ARTICLE Objectives

ARTICLE 4 Membership

ARTICLE5 Districts

ARTICLE 6 Officers

ARTICLE 7 Executive Board

ARTICLE 8 Duties of Officers

ARTICLE 9 Elections

ARTICLE 10 Recalls

ARTICLE 11 Conventions

ARTICLE 12 Convention Representation

ARTICLE 13 Resolutions

ARTICLE 14 Amendments

ARTICLE 15 Finances

ARTICLE 16 Emergency Dispute Fund

ARTICLE 17 Guardian Policy Fund

ARTICLE 18 Roy Parker Memorial Fund

ARTICLE 19 Health Safety & Education Fund

ARTICLE 20 Work Replacement Fund

ARTICLE 21 Effect of IAFF. Constitution

ARTICLE 22 Union Made Purchasing

APPENDIX A Principal Officers History

APPENDIX B E-Board History

APPENDIX C Legislative Rules, Mission Statement

APPENDIX D PAC Rules, Mission Statement

NAME ARTICLE 1

This organization shall be known as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) as chartered by the International Association of Fire Fighters. (IAFF)

JURISDICTION ARTICLE 2

The jurisdiction of the PFFI shall comply and be in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF.

OBJECTIVES ARTICLE 3

The objectives of the PFFI shall be to:

  1. Promote fraternal fellowship among members followed up with public and private displays of solidarity.
  2. Encourage education and research related to labor, unions and the fire service.
  3. Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits and health & safety for firefighters.
  4. Continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public
  5. Provide a powerful, democratic, collective and unified voice for its members
  6. Promote organization to all fire fighters through Locals affiliated with the IAFF.
  7. Continue to promote fairness, justice and democracy.

MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE 4

Section 1: Active. The membership of the PFFI shall consist of the Members in good standing of Locals in the State of Idaho as are chartered by and affiliated with the IAFF.

Section 2: Honorary. Non-voting membership in the PFFI may be conferred by action of the Executive Board.

Section 3: Associate. In Municipalities or Fire Districts where Fire Fighters are employed but are not chartered by the IAFF, or Fire Fighters that promote out of their bargaining unit while they are members in good standing, those Fire Fighters may apply on an individual basis, for Associate membership of the PFFI. Associate Members shall be entitled to attend Convention, seminars, and workshops of the PFFI and shall be entitled to receive the information mailings of the PFFI, however Associate members have no voting rights.

Section 4: Active Retiree. When active members in good standing of an affiliated IAFF Local retire, they may become Active Retiree members of the PFFI, even if they have not availed themselves of “Active Retiree” status through their Local.

Section 5: E-Board Approval. All membership in the PFFI Organization requires the approval of the PFFI Executive Board.

Section 6: Emeritus Members. Shall have voting membership in the PFFI and treated as a delegate on the floor. Emeritus members shall not be eligible to vote in elections. Emeritus members may be conferred by resolution at the annual PFFI convention.

DISTRICTS ARTICLE 5

Section 1: The PFFI, under Article 3 of these Constitutions and By-Laws, shall be divided into Districts One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) shall be geographical in description and shall represent Locals within those boundaries. Additional Districts shall be created when a Local reaches a membership of two-hundred (200) or more members and shall be announced as such at the next regularly scheduled PFFI Convention. As this occurs, the By-Laws shall be changed to reflect the new Districts.

Section 2: The Districts shall be defined as follows:

(A) District One (1) (Northern): To include all of the following Counties in the northern part of the State; Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis & Idaho.

(B) District Two (2) (Southwestern): To include all of the following Counties in the southwestern part of the State; Adams, Valley, Washington, Gem, Payette, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore & Owyhee.

(C) District Three (3) (Southeastern): To include all of the following counties in the South-Southeastern part of the State; Lemhi, Custer, Camas, Blaine, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Freemont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Franklin & Bear Lake.

(D) District Four (4): Boise Fire Fighters Local # 149.

OFFICERS ARTICLE 6

Section 1: Officers. Officers of the PFFI shall be: The President, The Secretary-Treasurer, The Executive Vice-President, Four (4) District Vice-Presidents, one from each District. Officers will be elected at the PFFI Convention to a term of two (2) years in accordance with Article 10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ARTICLE 7

Section 1: Members. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President, and the four (4) District Vice- Presidents.

Section 2: Duties. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to transact the business of this Organization, both at and between Conventions and to attend other Conventions and Conferences that the Board may deem advisable and perform other duties as may be required by Convention action.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE 8

Section 1: President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at Convention and at meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall appoint all committees at Convention unless otherwise ordered and is an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall give a report at Convention of their official activities during the year, and shall perform such other duties as the membership may require. The President shall have the power to call a meeting of the Executive Board by giving members of said Board reasonable notice thereof.

The President, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 2: Executive Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Executive Vice-President to be the main lobbyist for the PFFI. This job shall entail meeting and conferring with members of the legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support PFFI legislation. The Executive Vice-President shall also study proposed legislation to determine possible effects on the interest of the PFFI, prepare news releases, informational pamphlets, and conduct news conferences in order to state PFFI’s interests and inform the public of features of the proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable.

During convention, the Executive Vice-President shall be tasked with the responsibility of instructing the delegates on lobbying their district legislators and educating them on legislative issues.

Outside of the legislative session the Executive Vice-President shall attend PERSI Board meetings to ensure that they stay informed of the status of the pension system. The Vice-President shall coordinate efforts with the PFFI PAC Committee in the selection of candidates for office and assist the President with any other assigned duties.

The Executive Vice-President, by virtue of their election, shall be an alternate delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 3: Secretary-Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of all business of this Organization, to take minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board, and all Convention proceedings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a copy of all such minutes to all Executive Board Members within thirty (30) days. The Executive Board members will have fifteen (15) days for correction and approval of the minutes. A copy of all approved minutes will then be sent to each executive board member and posted on the PFFI website.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive all monies of the PFFI and deposit them into their appropriate accounts in a recognized banking institution in accordance with Article 16. Upon proper documentation, the Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills of the PFFI. All checks or orders issued against deposits shall bear the signature of the Secretary-Treasurer and be countersigned by another Officer of the PFFI. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue credentials to all member Locals in good standing 60 days prior to convention.

The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

The Secretary-Treasurer, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 4: District Vice-Presidents. The District Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in such matters as deemed necessary. The District Vice-Presidents shall meet regularly with the presidents and leadership of their districts locals to discuss issues, special assignments, strategies, etc., as directed by the President. .

It shall be the duty of the PFFI District Vice-President to mentor and support the locals within their districts. District Vice-Presidents will assist locals with PFFI issues and serve to guide them with respect to PFFI policies, procedures and programs. Primary responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Manage funds allocated to their district and provide a full accounting of expenditures to the PFFI Executive Board
  • Receive requests for funding from locals and allocate
  • Attend PFFI Executive Board conference calls and meetings and complete tasks as assigned
  • Chair committees as assigned by the PFFI Executive Board and provide reports to membership
  • Engage district locals on a regular basis and provide resources as needed to ensure successful operations
  • Conduct educational programs for district locals
  • Encourage political action and district participation in local, PFFI, and IAFF PACs
  • Serve as a liaison between locals and the PFFI Executive Board and the IAFF 7th District Vice-President

Section 6: PFFI Emeritus Positions. The PFFI has established the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, District Vice-President and District Representative Emeritus. This position shall carry with it ex-officio lifetime membership in the PFFI. This position shall also carry with it the duty to advise and consult with the President and/or Executive Board upon request.

ELECTIONS ARTICLE 9

Section 1: Eligibility. In order to be eligible to hold office, an office seeker must be an Active Member in good standing with the PFFI. No member may hold more than one elected position at the same time. No member shall be eligible to run for more than one position during an election cycle.

Section 2: Nominations and Voting. Elections will be held during the final session of Convention by secret ballot. Nominations for President, Executive Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be by seated delegates from the Convention floor. The election of these Officers shall be by the seated delegates in attendance at convention, each seated delegate having one (1) vote. All nominations and votes for District Vice-Presidents shall be by the seated delegates from their respective district. Each seated delegate having one (1) vote. Candidates receiving the majority of the votes for that office shall be elected. In the case of a tie, the tie for that office will be broken. The flip of a coin decides. All other nomination & voting procedures shall be conducted as outlined in Election Rules Policy 10-01-2010.

Section 3: Election Cycles. The election of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the District 2 and District 4 Vice-Presidents shall take place on even numbered years.

The election of the Executive Vice-President and District 1 and District 3 Vice-Presidents shall take place on odd numbered years. All elected terms of office are for a period of two (2) years.

Section 4: Vacancies. In the event of an interim vacancy in the office of President, Executive Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Board shall meet no later than sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, and elect by secret ballot one of the members of such Board to fill the unexpired term of such office. In the event an interim vacancy should occur to a District Vice-President the President shall, within sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, appoint a PFFI Member from that District to fill the vacancy.

RECALL ARTICLE 10

Section 1: Procedures. Recall, misconduct, penalties, charges, trials and appeal of any officer of this Organization shall be processed in the manner prescribed in the IAFF Constitution and Bylaws.

CONVENTIONS ARTICLE 11

Section 1: Location and Date. The PFFI Convention will be held annually in Boise Idaho and to coincide with the Legislative Session. The Executive Board for good cause may set another convention site and/or date.

Section 2: Order of Business. Except as circumstances may otherwise require, Convention business shall be conducted as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

CONVENTION REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 12

Section 1: Delegates (Seated). Local unions with a membership of ten (10) or less shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. Locals with a membership exceeding ten (10) shall be entitled to delegates as follows:

Number of Members Number of Delegates

3-10 1

11-25 2

26-50 3

51-75 4

76-100 5

101-125 6

126-150 7

151-175 8

176-200 9

201or more 10

The above formula determines the distribution and maximum delegate representation at a convention. To be entitled to representation of their delegates in convention, a local union must have its per-capita tax paid on its full membership as required by Article 16, Section 2 and also be current in its repayment of loans from the Emergency Disputes Fund. Representation of local unions shall be allocated on the basis of the average amount of per-capita tax paid monthly by the local union on its members during the preceding twelve (12) months ending November 30th. In the case of new local unions not in existence for the full preceding year, per-capita tax paid will be averaged over the period of their existence on a monthly basis.

Section 2: Delegates-at-Large. All Executive Board Members by virtue of their election shall be Delegates-at-large and are entitled to full voice and vote except for elections of Officers and District Representatives. The President will only vote when necessary to resolve a tie.

Section 3: Alternate Delegates. Upon presentation of proper credentials, Locals may send as many alternate delegates to Convention as they see fit. Alternate delegates may participate in discussion however have no vote. In the absence of seated delegates, alternate delegates shall be seated with voting power, as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

Section 4: Representation. A delegate must be a member of the Local they represent.

Section 5: Quorum and Legal Majority. A simple majority of the Locals of this organization will constitute a quorum at Convention. Unless otherwise stated a simple majority of delegates present and voting will legalize action on all questions.

Section 6: Delegate Voting. Each seated delegate present shall be entitled to one (1) vote at Convention provided that, if a roll call vote is called for, and forty percent (40%) of the delegates present agree, each delegate will vote an equal portion of their Locals per capita.

Section 7: Active Retiree Members. Active Retiree Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings, seminars, and Conventions of the P.F.F.I upon payment of any fees or registrations. At Conventions, they shall be allowed to form a Retiree’s Advisory Committee provided that at least four (4) retirees are in attendance. Said committee shall have the privilege of submitting advisory resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS ARTICLE 13

Section 1: Resolutions. Convention resolutions must be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer at least forty-five (45) days prior to Convention. Late resolutions not meeting these requirements shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates to be considered and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for acceptance.

Section 2: Local Notification. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send copies of all resolutions in their possession to each member Local thirty (30) days prior to each Convention.

AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 14

Section 1: At Convention. The Constitution and Bylaws of this Organization may be amended at Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates.

FINANCES ARTICLE 15

Section 1: Per Capita Dues. Each Local affiliated with this Organization shall pay by way of per capita dues, the sum of seventeen dollars and nineteen cents ($17.19) per month for each member in good standing, of which twelve dollars and eight four cents ($12.84) will go in the General Fund, two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) for the Legislative fund, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the Work Replacement Fund, and five cents (.05¢) for the LODD Attendance Fund. Per-capita dues shall be adjusted if deemed necessary by the Executive Board between 0% and 4% to be effective January 1st of each year. The Executive Board shall make the decision on the percentage increase at the Fall Education Seminar Board Meeting based on information provided by the Secretary/Treasurer regarding the financial state of the PFFI. The Secretary/Treasurer shall send the announcement of the determined percentage with the Convention Call for the following year. PFFI Locals will be encouraged to remain involved in their respective Central Labor Council (CLC) as well as the AFL-CIO.

Section 2: Assessments and Dues Collections: The Secretary-Treasurer of each Local shall collect all assessments and dues from each member and forward the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the PFFI with a report showing the month, number of members and the amount paid by each member by the fifteenth (15th) of the month following the due date (1st of the month for the previous month of per-capita tax). Upon receipt of said funds the Secretary-Treasurer shall forward a receipt to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Dues are to be paid monthly prior to annual Conventions. If dues are not paid, the Locals current contract in electronic format and a list of current Local members in Excel format is not provided to the PFFI Secretary-Treasurer, delegates will not be seated.

Section 3: Arrearage. Arrearage in a Local's payments of their per capita dues and assessments will be a continuing obligation of that Local. Any local union of the Association which fails to comply and pay its full per capita tax as aforesaid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following its due date shall be considered delinquent and it shall be notified by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer of such delinquency, and, if on the fifteenth (15th) day of the third (3rd) month following the first day of delinquency it is still in arrears, such local union and all of its members shall be automatically suspended from membership in good standing of this Association; provided, however, that automatic suspension shall not occur in the event the Executive Board gives its approval to exempt a particular local union from such automatic suspension. The notice of delinquency issued by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer shall be sent to the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the delinquent local union, the President of the P.F.F.I. and also to the District Vice- President of the District involved. Any local union which is under suspension shall not have a voice or vote in any matters of the P.F.F.I. nor shall it be eligible for services of the P.F.F.I. A suspended local union and its membership may be reinstated in the P.F.F.I. upon payment of all arrearages as well as a fifty-dollar ($50) reinstatement fee; provided, however, that the P.F.F.I. President with the consent of the Executive Board shall, for good cause shown, have the authority to waive payment of all or a portion of such arrearages and fees.

Section 4: Retiree Dues. Dues for Active Retiree members shall be established at twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual per capita dues rounded to the nearest dollar, payable annually.

Section 5: Salaries. The salary for the office of President will be $1,764.00/month, the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be $1,345.05/month, and the office of Executive Vice-President will be $1,212.75/month. All other elected positions serve without pay.

Section 6: Executive Board Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while on approved P.F.F.I. business shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Travel Policy 16-01-2009.

Section 7: Delegate Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while attending P.F.F.I. Conventions or Seminars shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Convention Delegates Policy 16-02-2009.

Section 8: Budget. Prior to each Convention, The Executive Board shall review the revenues and expenses of the PFFI and set a budget to ensure the solvency of this Organization for the forthcoming year. The procedure contained in Line-Item Budget Format policy 16-05-2009 shall be followed for the creation of the annual budget. The budget must be voted on and approved by the delegates at Convention.

EMERGENCY DISPUTE FUND ARTICLE 16

Section 1: Purpose. An emergency dispute fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used specifically for lawyers’ fees and court costs arising from court proceedings that member Locals enter into.

Section 2: Emergency Dispute Fund Policy. Policies 17-01-2009 & 17-02-2009 contain the rules governing the Emergency Dispute Fund and the form used for repayment.

ROY PARKER MEMORIAL ARTICLE 17

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Roy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used to provide financial assistance for sons or daughters, or legally adopted children of active deceased fire fighters, planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning. In addition, one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) selected applicant per year, to a child or legally adopted child of an active PFFI member that has been accepted to a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Executive Board of the PFFI will disburse monies to applicants, as funds are available as outlined in Policy 19-01-2009.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ARTICLE 18

EDUCATION FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Health Safety and Education fund shall be enacted. Said fund shall be used to improve Fire Fighter Health and Safety and to provide for Fire Fighter Educational Opportunities.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

WORK REPLACEMENT FUND ARTICLE 19

Section 1: P.F.F.I. Work Replacement Fund. A P.F.F.I. Work Replacement fund shall be enacted. Said fund is to be used to aid in reimbursing the expense of having shifts covered for any member in good standing approved by the Executive Board as outlined in Policy 21-01-2009.

EFFECT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE 20

CONSTITUTION

Section 1: IAFF. In all manners not specifically provided for herein, the constitution of the IAFF shall apply, with special attention to Article 14 - States and Provincial Associations, Section 8 - Initiation Fees, Dues and Assessments.

UNION MADE PURCHASING ARTICLE 21

Section 1: Union Support. The PFFI will, whenever possible, place its name and logo on union and/or American–made/assembled products only.

APPENDIX A

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS of IDAHO

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Bob Chase*

12/8/1981 – 2/19/1990

Larry Williams

2/19/1990 – 3/2/1992

Rich Randolph*

3/2/1992 – 2/27/2000

Dennis Doan

2/27/2000 – 2/23/2004

Karl Malott

2/23/2004 – 3/1/2006

Ron Davies*

3/1/2006 – 3/5/2014

Tom Lovell

3/5/2014 - Present

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Ken Lunde

12/8/1981 – 5/10/1984

Rich Kirsch

5/10/1984 – 3/6/1989

Larry Williams

3/6/1989 – 2/19/1990

Gordy Gregg

2/19/1990 – 3/6/1995

Lynn Nokes*

3/6/1995 – 3/2/1998

No Vice-President Position

3/2/1998 – 2/26/2007

Mike Walker

2/26/2007 – 12/9/2012

Rob Shoplock

Appointed 12/9/2012 - Present

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joe Meyer*

12/8/1981 – 3/1/1994

Ron Grow

3/1/1994 – 3/3/1996

Scott Long*

3/3/1996 – 2/25/2008

Tom Lovell

2/25/2008 – 3/5/2014

Curtis Smith

3/5/2014 - Present

*=Emeritus Officer Status

APPENDIX B

District Vice-Presidents, District Representatives & Pension Committee Members

1981 – Present (Elected at Convention Years listed)

1981

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

1982

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1983

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1984

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1985

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1986

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1987

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1988

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Rich Kirsch Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Brian McMahon Jay Packer

1989

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Chuck Thomas Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Bob Saum Jay Packer

1990

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1991

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1992

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1993

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1994

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1995

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1996

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd William Cox

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1997 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Ed Schull Dan Cochran Steve Repp

2nd Larry Richardson Dennis Dibben Robert Lilly

3rd William Cox Jay Packer Mark Packer

1998 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Larry Richardson Karl Malott Dennis Doan

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

1999 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott Dennis Doan George Webb

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2000 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2001 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2002 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2003 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2004 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2005 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

2006 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson Gaylon Waits

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor Brian Ashton

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

4th Greg Womack Tom Lovell Tom Pawek

2007 Vice-President Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Tom Lovell Greg Womack

2008 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2009 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2010 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2011 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd Blake Campbell Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2012 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2013 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton (appt. 2/4/13)

3rd Ben Hirschi/Curtis Smith (appt. 5/17/13) Wendy Baron/Chas Clark (appt. 9/24/13)

4th Shawn Res Greg Womack

2014 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Greg Womack

2015 Vice-Present Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Rich Brown

2016 Vice-Presidents

1st Cody Anderson

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2017 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2018 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

APPENDIX C

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Legislative Committee

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the PFFI Legislative Committee to engage and provide the means for the PFFI membership to protect their right to bargain collectively, be part of the political process through the endorsement of candidates and ballot issues, to provide better working conditions and wages in association with the PFFI Lobbyist and PAC Committee.

Committee Rules

  1. The Committee Chair will be chosen by a majority vote of committee members in attendance once a year unless the seat is vacated. Elections shall take place at the first committee meeting during the annual convention
  2. The Legislative Committee Chair shall, at a minimum, make contact with each committee member and a PFFI Lobbyist once a month during the Legislative Session. Contact will be made as needed at other times throughout the year.
  3. Each PFFI District shall have a representative appointed to the committee by their District Vice President. If the District cannot retain a representative, the District VP and the PFFI President may override this rule by appointing a member at large. As determined by the PFFI President, additional committee members may be appointed from each district. Additional appointments may be made at any time throughout the legislative year.
  4. Each member is expected to contact their District VP once each month, so that the District VP can gather from and/or disseminate to each local, information that may be pertinent to this committee.
  5. This committee will work in conjunction with the PFFI Lobbyist(s), PAC Committee, and PFFI members to educate its members about current legislative issues, define an annual legislative agenda, and to develop a better working relationship within the Idaho Legislature.
  6. Working in cooperation with the PFFI Lobbyists(s) and PAC, this committee shall prepare and make available to all PFFI members, a legislative agenda/information to be used during convention, no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of each annual convention.
  7. The Committee Chair, or designee, shall prepare and give a verbal report of committee actions and plans each year during the annual convention.
  8. Changes may be made to the committee mission statement and/or rules at any time throughout the year. In order for changes to occur, a committee member must submit the changes to the committee chair, who will then poll the committee members. Changes may only occur provided there is at least a 75% agreement among the committee members.

APPENDIX D

RULES OF

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF IDAHO

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee is an organization whose mission is to protect and promote the interests of Idaho firefighters through effective, coordinated political action throughout the state of Idaho. The PFFI PAC will concern itself solely with issues that pertain to our interests. The PFFI PAC will endeavor to find, recruit, and support political candidates who have or will champion our cause in their political arena.

ARTICLE I

SECTION I. This organization shall be known as Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee.

SECTION II. References: References in these rules to “PAC, PFFI PAC, or committee” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee. References to “PFFI” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho. References to “Association” or “International” shall refer to the International Association of Firefighters.

SECTION III. Relationship of PAC to PFFI and IAFF: The PFFI PAC is an integral part of this organization, the Professional Firefighters of Idaho (PFFI) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). However, there will be no commingling of funds or assets.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the committee shall be to protect and promote the interests of firefighters in Local, County, and State politics. The PAC shall conduct political functions on behalf of the PFFI, its members, and all firefighters that the PFFI is charged to represent.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. Jurisdiction: Membership in this committee shall be limited to members of the PFFI in good standing.

SECTION II. Dues: Members must donate at least Sixty ($60.00) per calendar year to have voting rights in the PFFI PAC. If a PFFI member wishes to donate less than this he/she will have the right to join discussions but will not have voting rights.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS, ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION I. Officers: The officers of the PAC shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, and at least three other board members. This group of officers shall be known as the PFFI PAC Board. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer may be from any PFFI district. Each PFFI district, as well as the PFFI Executive Board, will have at least one representative on the Board. The maximum number of officers on the Board shall be nine (9). Efforts should be made to establish an odd number of officers for voting purposes.

SECTION II. Terms: Each of these offices shall serve a one (1) year term beginning and ending at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION III. Nominations and Appointments: The PFFI PAC Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer shall be nominated from the PFFI membership and appointed by the PFFI President with approval by the PFFI Executive Board. Additional board members will be nominated by their respective PFFI District Vice President and approved by the PFFI Executive Board. Nominations and appointments will occur at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION IV. Vacancies: Should a vacancy of the PAC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer occur mid year between conventions, the PAC Board shall nominate and elect a replacement from within the PAC Board, subject to approval by the PFFI President and E-Board. If no replacement can be found from within the PAC Board, they may nominate and elect from the PFFI membership at large.

SECTION V. Temporary, Appointments: The PAC board may create a temporary position to complete a task or project that has a definite end date. The board will make a temporary appointment to fill that position. For example, a liaison position may be created and filled to meet the needs of an endorsed candidate.

SECTION VI. Duties:

  1. Chairman. The PAC Chairman shall be responsible for the overall operation of the PAC. He/she shall conduct PAC meetings, act as primary liaison to political candidates, act as liaison to the PFFI President and E-Board, coordinate campaign efforts, etc.
  2. Secretary-Treasurer. The PAC Secretary-Treasurer will have primary responsibility for all PAC finances. He/she shall maintain all accounts, complete and file all campaign finance reports with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Board Members. PAC Board Members will assist the Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer with their duties.

ARTICLE V

COMMUNICATIONS

SECTION I. Board: The PAC board will communicate as necessary by what means are most convenient for each member.

SECTION II. General Membership: Communications from the PAC Board to the PAC general membership and amongst the general membership as a whole shall be via the PFFI website, email, district representatives, or Local presidents. In matters of significant importance communications should be sent in parallel by several media (e.g. a posting on the website in conjunction with an email and a phone call to Local presidents or district reps).

SECTION III. External Communications: Communications with external entities such as the media, other organizations, etc. will be handled by the PAC Chairman, the PFFI President, or one of their designees.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

SECTION I. Frequency: The board shall meet annually at convention and as needed and requested by the PAC Chair.

SECTION II. Notice: Communication of necessary meetings shall be made by the PAC chair.

ARTICLE VII

VOTING

SECTION I. Online Voting: All substantial issues will be available to be voted on by the entire PAC membership via online voting on the PFFI website. Substantial issues include, but are not limited to, candidate endorsement, rules changes, etc. The PAC Board will determine using their best judgment whether or not a vote on other issues need to go before the entire PAC membership.

SECTION II. Notification: Notification of the vote will be posted on the website no less than 10 days prior to the vote.

SECTION III. Discussion: The PFFI website message board will be the official forum for discussion on a particular issue or motion that is to be voted on.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION I. Endorsements: The PAC will endorse candidates based on the current PAC endorsement policy. Once questionnaires have been received from potential candidates and reviewed, the PAC Board will make recommendations for endorsements and levels of contribution. This will be posted on the PFFI website.

SECTION II. Voting guide: The PAC Board will publish a voting guide for each election cycle on the PFFI website.

ARTICLE IX

PAC POLICIES

SECTION I. Purpose: The PAC has established a set of policies that will guide the PAC in doing business. Policies will guide our decisions and actions to ensure the highest degree of consistency in meeting our mission statement. Whereas, the PAC rules describe who we are and how we are organized, the policies will describe more specifically how we do things. They also may be created, edited, or deleted between PFFI Convention sessions to allow more flexibility.

SECTION II. Creation, Editing, and Deletion of Policies: Policies may be created, edited, or deleted by a majority vote of the PAC Board. Policy changes will be publicized on the PFFI website.

SECTION III. Specific PAC Policies: Current specific PAC Policies are:


PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO

RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, being the Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho, as of the date of the meeting of Executive Board Members, do hereby adopt and ratify the Constitution & By-Laws of THE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO as proposed.

DATED this 2nd Day of March 2017.

______________________________ _____________________________

TOM LOVELL - President ROB SHOPLOCK – Executive V.P.

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CURTIS SMITH - Secretary/Treasurer JAKE BIEKER – 1st Dist. V.P.

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SHAUN LAUGHLIN – 2nd Dist. V.P. RYAN O’HEARN – 3rd Dist. V.P.

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RICH BROWN – 4th Dist. V.P.

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

CONSTITUTION &

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I Name

ARTICLE 2 Jurisdiction

ARTICLE 3 Objectives

ARTICLE 4 Membership

ARTICLE5 Districts

ARTICLE 6 Officers

ARTICLE 7 Executive Board

ARTICLE 8 Duties of Officers

ARTICLE 9 Elections

ARTICLE 10 Recalls

ARTICLE 11 Conventions

ARTICLE 12 Convention Representation

ARTICLE 13 Resolutions

ARTICLE 14 Amendments

ARTICLE 15 Finances

ARTICLE 16 Emergency Dispute Fund

ARTICLE 17 Guardian Policy Fund

ARTICLE 18 Roy Parker Memorial Fund

ARTICLE 19 Health Safety & Education Fund

ARTICLE 20 Work Replacement Fund

ARTICLE 21 Effect of IAFF. Constitution

ARTICLE 22 Union Made Purchasing

APPENDIX A Principal Officers History

APPENDIX B E-Board History

APPENDIX C Legislative Rules, Mission Statement

APPENDIX D PAC Rules, Mission Statement

NAME ARTICLE 1

This organization shall be known as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) as chartered by the International Association of Fire Fighters. (IAFF)

JURISDICTION ARTICLE 2

The jurisdiction of the PFFI shall comply and be in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF.

OBJECTIVES ARTICLE 3

The objectives of the PFFI shall be to:

  1. Promote fraternal fellowship among members followed up with public and private displays of solidarity.
  2. Encourage education and research related to labor, unions and the fire service.
  3. Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits and health & safety for firefighters.
  4. Continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public
  5. Provide a powerful, democratic, collective and unified voice for its members
  6. Promote organization to all fire fighters through Locals affiliated with the IAFF.
  7. Continue to promote fairness, justice and democracy.

MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE 4

Section 1: Active. The membership of the PFFI shall consist of the Members in good standing of Locals in the State of Idaho as are chartered by and affiliated with the IAFF.

Section 2: Honorary. Non-voting membership in the PFFI may be conferred by action of the Executive Board.

Section 3: Associate. In Municipalities or Fire Districts where Fire Fighters are employed but are not chartered by the IAFF, or Fire Fighters that promote out of their bargaining unit while they are members in good standing, those Fire Fighters may apply on an individual basis, for Associate membership of the PFFI. Associate Members shall be entitled to attend Convention, seminars, and workshops of the PFFI and shall be entitled to receive the information mailings of the PFFI, however Associate members have no voting rights.

Section 4: Active Retiree. When active members in good standing of an affiliated IAFF Local retire, they may become Active Retiree members of the PFFI, even if they have not availed themselves of “Active Retiree” status through their Local.

Section 5: E-Board Approval. All membership in the PFFI Organization requires the approval of the PFFI Executive Board.

Section 6: Emeritus Members. Shall have voting membership in the PFFI and treated as a delegate on the floor. Emeritus members shall not be eligible to vote in elections. Emeritus members may be conferred by resolution at the annual PFFI convention.

DISTRICTS ARTICLE 5

Section 1: The PFFI, under Article 3 of these Constitutions and By-Laws, shall be divided into Districts One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) shall be geographical in description and shall represent Locals within those boundaries. Additional Districts shall be created when a Local reaches a membership of two-hundred (200) or more members and shall be announced as such at the next regularly scheduled PFFI Convention. As this occurs, the By-Laws shall be changed to reflect the new Districts.

Section 2: The Districts shall be defined as follows:

(A) District One (1) (Northern): To include all of the following Counties in the northern part of the State; Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis & Idaho.

(B) District Two (2) (Southwestern): To include all of the following Counties in the southwestern part of the State; Adams, Valley, Washington, Gem, Payette, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore & Owyhee.

(C) District Three (3) (Southeastern): To include all of the following counties in the South-Southeastern part of the State; Lemhi, Custer, Camas, Blaine, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Freemont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Franklin & Bear Lake.

(D) District Four (4): Boise Fire Fighters Local # 149.

OFFICERS ARTICLE 6

Section 1: Officers. Officers of the PFFI shall be: The President, The Secretary-Treasurer, The Executive Vice-President, Four (4) District Vice-Presidents, one from each District. Officers will be elected at the PFFI Convention to a term of two (2) years in accordance with Article 10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ARTICLE 7

Section 1: Members. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President, and the four (4) District Vice- Presidents.

Section 2: Duties. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to transact the business of this Organization, both at and between Conventions and to attend other Conventions and Conferences that the Board may deem advisable and perform other duties as may be required by Convention action.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE 8

Section 1: President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at Convention and at meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall appoint all committees at Convention unless otherwise ordered and is an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall give a report at Convention of their official activities during the year, and shall perform such other duties as the membership may require. The President shall have the power to call a meeting of the Executive Board by giving members of said Board reasonable notice thereof.

The President, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 2: Executive Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Executive Vice-President to be the main lobbyist for the PFFI. This job shall entail meeting and conferring with members of the legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support PFFI legislation. The Executive Vice-President shall also study proposed legislation to determine possible effects on the interest of the PFFI, prepare news releases, informational pamphlets, and conduct news conferences in order to state PFFI’s interests and inform the public of features of the proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable.

During convention, the Executive Vice-President shall be tasked with the responsibility of instructing the delegates on lobbying their district legislators and educating them on legislative issues.

Outside of the legislative session the Executive Vice-President shall attend PERSI Board meetings to ensure that they stay informed of the status of the pension system. The Vice-President shall coordinate efforts with the PFFI PAC Committee in the selection of candidates for office and assist the President with any other assigned duties.

The Executive Vice-President, by virtue of their election, shall be an alternate delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 3: Secretary-Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of all business of this Organization, to take minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board, and all Convention proceedings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a copy of all such minutes to all Executive Board Members within thirty (30) days. The Executive Board members will have fifteen (15) days for correction and approval of the minutes. A copy of all approved minutes will then be sent to each executive board member and posted on the PFFI website.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive all monies of the PFFI and deposit them into their appropriate accounts in a recognized banking institution in accordance with Article 16. Upon proper documentation, the Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills of the PFFI. All checks or orders issued against deposits shall bear the signature of the Secretary-Treasurer and be countersigned by another Officer of the PFFI. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue credentials to all member Locals in good standing 60 days prior to convention.

The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

The Secretary-Treasurer, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 4: District Vice-Presidents. The District Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in such matters as deemed necessary. The District Vice-Presidents shall meet regularly with the presidents and leadership of their districts locals to discuss issues, special assignments, strategies, etc., as directed by the President. .

It shall be the duty of the PFFI District Vice-President to mentor and support the locals within their districts. District Vice-Presidents will assist locals with PFFI issues and serve to guide them with respect to PFFI policies, procedures and programs. Primary responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Manage funds allocated to their district and provide a full accounting of expenditures to the PFFI Executive Board
  • Receive requests for funding from locals and allocate
  • Attend PFFI Executive Board conference calls and meetings and complete tasks as assigned
  • Chair committees as assigned by the PFFI Executive Board and provide reports to membership
  • Engage district locals on a regular basis and provide resources as needed to ensure successful operations
  • Conduct educational programs for district locals
  • Encourage political action and district participation in local, PFFI, and IAFF PACs
  • Serve as a liaison between locals and the PFFI Executive Board and the IAFF 7th District Vice-President

Section 6: PFFI Emeritus Positions. The PFFI has established the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, District Vice-President and District Representative Emeritus. This position shall carry with it ex-officio lifetime membership in the PFFI. This position shall also carry with it the duty to advise and consult with the President and/or Executive Board upon request.

ELECTIONS ARTICLE 9

Section 1: Eligibility. In order to be eligible to hold office, an office seeker must be an Active Member in good standing with the PFFI. No member may hold more than one elected position at the same time. No member shall be eligible to run for more than one position during an election cycle.

Section 2: Nominations and Voting. Elections will be held during the final session of Convention by secret ballot. Nominations for President, Executive Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be by seated delegates from the Convention floor. The election of these Officers shall be by the seated delegates in attendance at convention, each seated delegate having one (1) vote. All nominations and votes for District Vice-Presidents shall be by the seated delegates from their respective district. Each seated delegate having one (1) vote. Candidates receiving the majority of the votes for that office shall be elected. In the case of a tie, the tie for that office will be broken. The flip of a coin decides. All other nomination & voting procedures shall be conducted as outlined in Election Rules Policy 10-01-2010.

Section 3: Election Cycles. The election of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the District 2 and District 4 Vice-Presidents shall take place on even numbered years.

The election of the Executive Vice-President and District 1 and District 3 Vice-Presidents shall take place on odd numbered years. All elected terms of office are for a period of two (2) years.

Section 4: Vacancies. In the event of an interim vacancy in the office of President, Executive Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Board shall meet no later than sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, and elect by secret ballot one of the members of such Board to fill the unexpired term of such office. In the event an interim vacancy should occur to a District Vice-President the President shall, within sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, appoint a PFFI Member from that District to fill the vacancy.

RECALL ARTICLE 10

Section 1: Procedures. Recall, misconduct, penalties, charges, trials and appeal of any officer of this Organization shall be processed in the manner prescribed in the IAFF Constitution and Bylaws.

CONVENTIONS ARTICLE 11

Section 1: Location and Date. The PFFI Convention will be held annually in Boise Idaho and to coincide with the Legislative Session. The Executive Board for good cause may set another convention site and/or date.

Section 2: Order of Business. Except as circumstances may otherwise require, Convention business shall be conducted as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

CONVENTION REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 12

Section 1: Delegates (Seated). Local unions with a membership of ten (10) or less shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. Locals with a membership exceeding ten (10) shall be entitled to delegates as follows:

Number of Members Number of Delegates

3-10 1

11-25 2

26-50 3

51-75 4

76-100 5

101-125 6

126-150 7

151-175 8

176-200 9

201or more 10

The above formula determines the distribution and maximum delegate representation at a convention. To be entitled to representation of their delegates in convention, a local union must have its per-capita tax paid on its full membership as required by Article 16, Section 2 and also be current in its repayment of loans from the Emergency Disputes Fund. Representation of local unions shall be allocated on the basis of the average amount of per-capita tax paid monthly by the local union on its members during the preceding twelve (12) months ending November 30th. In the case of new local unions not in existence for the full preceding year, per-capita tax paid will be averaged over the period of their existence on a monthly basis.

Section 2: Delegates-at-Large. All Executive Board Members by virtue of their election shall be Delegates-at-large and are entitled to full voice and vote except for elections of Officers and District Representatives. The President will only vote when necessary to resolve a tie.

Section 3: Alternate Delegates. Upon presentation of proper credentials, Locals may send as many alternate delegates to Convention as they see fit. Alternate delegates may participate in discussion however have no vote. In the absence of seated delegates, alternate delegates shall be seated with voting power, as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

Section 4: Representation. A delegate must be a member of the Local they represent.

Section 5: Quorum and Legal Majority. A simple majority of the Locals of this organization will constitute a quorum at Convention. Unless otherwise stated a simple majority of delegates present and voting will legalize action on all questions.

Section 6: Delegate Voting. Each seated delegate present shall be entitled to one (1) vote at Convention provided that, if a roll call vote is called for, and forty percent (40%) of the delegates present agree, each delegate will vote an equal portion of their Locals per capita.

Section 7: Active Retiree Members. Active Retiree Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings, seminars, and Conventions of the P.F.F.I upon payment of any fees or registrations. At Conventions, they shall be allowed to form a Retiree’s Advisory Committee provided that at least four (4) retirees are in attendance. Said committee shall have the privilege of submitting advisory resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS ARTICLE 13

Section 1: Resolutions. Convention resolutions must be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer at least forty-five (45) days prior to Convention. Late resolutions not meeting these requirements shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates to be considered and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for acceptance.

Section 2: Local Notification. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send copies of all resolutions in their possession to each member Local thirty (30) days prior to each Convention.

AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 14

Section 1: At Convention. The Constitution and Bylaws of this Organization may be amended at Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates.

FINANCES ARTICLE 15

Section 1: Per Capita Dues. Each Local affiliated with this Organization shall pay by way of per capita dues, the sum of seventeen dollars and nineteen cents ($17.19) per month for each member in good standing, of which twelve dollars and eight four cents ($12.84) will go in the General Fund, two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) for the Legislative fund, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the Work Replacement Fund, and five cents (.05¢) for the LODD Attendance Fund. Per-capita dues shall be adjusted if deemed necessary by the Executive Board between 0% and 4% to be effective January 1st of each year. The Executive Board shall make the decision on the percentage increase at the Fall Education Seminar Board Meeting based on information provided by the Secretary/Treasurer regarding the financial state of the PFFI. The Secretary/Treasurer shall send the announcement of the determined percentage with the Convention Call for the following year. PFFI Locals will be encouraged to remain involved in their respective Central Labor Council (CLC) as well as the AFL-CIO.

Section 2: Assessments and Dues Collections: The Secretary-Treasurer of each Local shall collect all assessments and dues from each member and forward the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the PFFI with a report showing the month, number of members and the amount paid by each member by the fifteenth (15th) of the month following the due date (1st of the month for the previous month of per-capita tax). Upon receipt of said funds the Secretary-Treasurer shall forward a receipt to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Dues are to be paid monthly prior to annual Conventions. If dues are not paid, the Locals current contract in electronic format and a list of current Local members in Excel format is not provided to the PFFI Secretary-Treasurer, delegates will not be seated.

Section 3: Arrearage. Arrearage in a Local's payments of their per capita dues and assessments will be a continuing obligation of that Local. Any local union of the Association which fails to comply and pay its full per capita tax as aforesaid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following its due date shall be considered delinquent and it shall be notified by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer of such delinquency, and, if on the fifteenth (15th) day of the third (3rd) month following the first day of delinquency it is still in arrears, such local union and all of its members shall be automatically suspended from membership in good standing of this Association; provided, however, that automatic suspension shall not occur in the event the Executive Board gives its approval to exempt a particular local union from such automatic suspension. The notice of delinquency issued by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer shall be sent to the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the delinquent local union, the President of the P.F.F.I. and also to the District Vice- President of the District involved. Any local union which is under suspension shall not have a voice or vote in any matters of the P.F.F.I. nor shall it be eligible for services of the P.F.F.I. A suspended local union and its membership may be reinstated in the P.F.F.I. upon payment of all arrearages as well as a fifty-dollar ($50) reinstatement fee; provided, however, that the P.F.F.I. President with the consent of the Executive Board shall, for good cause shown, have the authority to waive payment of all or a portion of such arrearages and fees.

Section 4: Retiree Dues. Dues for Active Retiree members shall be established at twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual per capita dues rounded to the nearest dollar, payable annually.

Section 5: Salaries. The salary for the office of President will be $1,764.00/month, the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be $1,345.05/month, and the office of Executive Vice-President will be $1,212.75/month. All other elected positions serve without pay.

Section 6: Executive Board Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while on approved P.F.F.I. business shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Travel Policy 16-01-2009.

Section 7: Delegate Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while attending P.F.F.I. Conventions or Seminars shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Convention Delegates Policy 16-02-2009.

Section 8: Budget. Prior to each Convention, The Executive Board shall review the revenues and expenses of the PFFI and set a budget to ensure the solvency of this Organization for the forthcoming year. The procedure contained in Line-Item Budget Format policy 16-05-2009 shall be followed for the creation of the annual budget. The budget must be voted on and approved by the delegates at Convention.

EMERGENCY DISPUTE FUND ARTICLE 16

Section 1: Purpose. An emergency dispute fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used specifically for lawyers’ fees and court costs arising from court proceedings that member Locals enter into.

Section 2: Emergency Dispute Fund Policy. Policies 17-01-2009 & 17-02-2009 contain the rules governing the Emergency Dispute Fund and the form used for repayment.

ROY PARKER MEMORIAL ARTICLE 17

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Roy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used to provide financial assistance for sons or daughters, or legally adopted children of active deceased fire fighters, planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning. In addition, one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) selected applicant per year, to a child or legally adopted child of an active PFFI member that has been accepted to a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Executive Board of the PFFI will disburse monies to applicants, as funds are available as outlined in Policy 19-01-2009.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ARTICLE 18

EDUCATION FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Health Safety and Education fund shall be enacted. Said fund shall be used to improve Fire Fighter Health and Safety and to provide for Fire Fighter Educational Opportunities.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

WORK REPLACEMENT FUND ARTICLE 19

Section 1: P.F.F.I. Work Replacement Fund. A P.F.F.I. Work Replacement fund shall be enacted. Said fund is to be used to aid in reimbursing the expense of having shifts covered for any member in good standing approved by the Executive Board as outlined in Policy 21-01-2009.

EFFECT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE 20

CONSTITUTION

Section 1: IAFF. In all manners not specifically provided for herein, the constitution of the IAFF shall apply, with special attention to Article 14 - States and Provincial Associations, Section 8 - Initiation Fees, Dues and Assessments.

UNION MADE PURCHASING ARTICLE 21

Section 1: Union Support. The PFFI will, whenever possible, place its name and logo on union and/or American–made/assembled products only.

APPENDIX A

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS of IDAHO

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Bob Chase*

12/8/1981 – 2/19/1990

Larry Williams

2/19/1990 – 3/2/1992

Rich Randolph*

3/2/1992 – 2/27/2000

Dennis Doan

2/27/2000 – 2/23/2004

Karl Malott

2/23/2004 – 3/1/2006

Ron Davies*

3/1/2006 – 3/5/2014

Tom Lovell

3/5/2014 - Present

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Ken Lunde

12/8/1981 – 5/10/1984

Rich Kirsch

5/10/1984 – 3/6/1989

Larry Williams

3/6/1989 – 2/19/1990

Gordy Gregg

2/19/1990 – 3/6/1995

Lynn Nokes*

3/6/1995 – 3/2/1998

No Vice-President Position

3/2/1998 – 2/26/2007

Mike Walker

2/26/2007 – 12/9/2012

Rob Shoplock

Appointed 12/9/2012 - Present

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joe Meyer*

12/8/1981 – 3/1/1994

Ron Grow

3/1/1994 – 3/3/1996

Scott Long*

3/3/1996 – 2/25/2008

Tom Lovell

2/25/2008 – 3/5/2014

Curtis Smith

3/5/2014 - Present

*=Emeritus Officer Status

APPENDIX B

District Vice-Presidents, District Representatives & Pension Committee Members

1981 – Present (Elected at Convention Years listed)

1981

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

1982

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1983

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1984

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1985

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1986

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1987

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1988

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Rich Kirsch Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Brian McMahon Jay Packer

1989

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Chuck Thomas Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Bob Saum Jay Packer

1990

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1991

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1992

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1993

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1994

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1995

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1996

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd William Cox

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1997 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Ed Schull Dan Cochran Steve Repp

2nd Larry Richardson Dennis Dibben Robert Lilly

3rd William Cox Jay Packer Mark Packer

1998 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Larry Richardson Karl Malott Dennis Doan

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

1999 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott Dennis Doan George Webb

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2000 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2001 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2002 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2003 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2004 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2005 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

2006 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson Gaylon Waits

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor Brian Ashton

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

4th Greg Womack Tom Lovell Tom Pawek

2007 Vice-President Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Tom Lovell Greg Womack

2008 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2009 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2010 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2011 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd Blake Campbell Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2012 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2013 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton (appt. 2/4/13)

3rd Ben Hirschi/Curtis Smith (appt. 5/17/13) Wendy Baron/Chas Clark (appt. 9/24/13)

4th Shawn Res Greg Womack

2014 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Greg Womack

2015 Vice-Present Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Rich Brown

2016 Vice-Presidents

1st Cody Anderson

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2017 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2018 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

APPENDIX C

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Legislative Committee

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the PFFI Legislative Committee to engage and provide the means for the PFFI membership to protect their right to bargain collectively, be part of the political process through the endorsement of candidates and ballot issues, to provide better working conditions and wages in association with the PFFI Lobbyist and PAC Committee.

Committee Rules

  1. The Committee Chair will be chosen by a majority vote of committee members in attendance once a year unless the seat is vacated. Elections shall take place at the first committee meeting during the annual convention
  2. The Legislative Committee Chair shall, at a minimum, make contact with each committee member and a PFFI Lobbyist once a month during the Legislative Session. Contact will be made as needed at other times throughout the year.
  3. Each PFFI District shall have a representative appointed to the committee by their District Vice President. If the District cannot retain a representative, the District VP and the PFFI President may override this rule by appointing a member at large. As determined by the PFFI President, additional committee members may be appointed from each district. Additional appointments may be made at any time throughout the legislative year.
  4. Each member is expected to contact their District VP once each month, so that the District VP can gather from and/or disseminate to each local, information that may be pertinent to this committee.
  5. This committee will work in conjunction with the PFFI Lobbyist(s), PAC Committee, and PFFI members to educate its members about current legislative issues, define an annual legislative agenda, and to develop a better working relationship within the Idaho Legislature.
  6. Working in cooperation with the PFFI Lobbyists(s) and PAC, this committee shall prepare and make available to all PFFI members, a legislative agenda/information to be used during convention, no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of each annual convention.
  7. The Committee Chair, or designee, shall prepare and give a verbal report of committee actions and plans each year during the annual convention.
  8. Changes may be made to the committee mission statement and/or rules at any time throughout the year. In order for changes to occur, a committee member must submit the changes to the committee chair, who will then poll the committee members. Changes may only occur provided there is at least a 75% agreement among the committee members.

APPENDIX D

RULES OF

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF IDAHO

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee is an organization whose mission is to protect and promote the interests of Idaho firefighters through effective, coordinated political action throughout the state of Idaho. The PFFI PAC will concern itself solely with issues that pertain to our interests. The PFFI PAC will endeavor to find, recruit, and support political candidates who have or will champion our cause in their political arena.

ARTICLE I

SECTION I. This organization shall be known as Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee.

SECTION II. References: References in these rules to “PAC, PFFI PAC, or committee” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee. References to “PFFI” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho. References to “Association” or “International” shall refer to the International Association of Firefighters.

SECTION III. Relationship of PAC to PFFI and IAFF: The PFFI PAC is an integral part of this organization, the Professional Firefighters of Idaho (PFFI) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). However, there will be no commingling of funds or assets.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the committee shall be to protect and promote the interests of firefighters in Local, County, and State politics. The PAC shall conduct political functions on behalf of the PFFI, its members, and all firefighters that the PFFI is charged to represent.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. Jurisdiction: Membership in this committee shall be limited to members of the PFFI in good standing.

SECTION II. Dues: Members must donate at least Sixty ($60.00) per calendar year to have voting rights in the PFFI PAC. If a PFFI member wishes to donate less than this he/she will have the right to join discussions but will not have voting rights.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS, ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION I. Officers: The officers of the PAC shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, and at least three other board members. This group of officers shall be known as the PFFI PAC Board. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer may be from any PFFI district. Each PFFI district, as well as the PFFI Executive Board, will have at least one representative on the Board. The maximum number of officers on the Board shall be nine (9). Efforts should be made to establish an odd number of officers for voting purposes.

SECTION II. Terms: Each of these offices shall serve a one (1) year term beginning and ending at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION III. Nominations and Appointments: The PFFI PAC Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer shall be nominated from the PFFI membership and appointed by the PFFI President with approval by the PFFI Executive Board. Additional board members will be nominated by their respective PFFI District Vice President and approved by the PFFI Executive Board. Nominations and appointments will occur at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION IV. Vacancies: Should a vacancy of the PAC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer occur mid year between conventions, the PAC Board shall nominate and elect a replacement from within the PAC Board, subject to approval by the PFFI President and E-Board. If no replacement can be found from within the PAC Board, they may nominate and elect from the PFFI membership at large.

SECTION V. Temporary, Appointments: The PAC board may create a temporary position to complete a task or project that has a definite end date. The board will make a temporary appointment to fill that position. For example, a liaison position may be created and filled to meet the needs of an endorsed candidate.

SECTION VI. Duties:

  1. Chairman. The PAC Chairman shall be responsible for the overall operation of the PAC. He/she shall conduct PAC meetings, act as primary liaison to political candidates, act as liaison to the PFFI President and E-Board, coordinate campaign efforts, etc.
  2. Secretary-Treasurer. The PAC Secretary-Treasurer will have primary responsibility for all PAC finances. He/she shall maintain all accounts, complete and file all campaign finance reports with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Board Members. PAC Board Members will assist the Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer with their duties.

ARTICLE V

COMMUNICATIONS

SECTION I. Board: The PAC board will communicate as necessary by what means are most convenient for each member.

SECTION II. General Membership: Communications from the PAC Board to the PAC general membership and amongst the general membership as a whole shall be via the PFFI website, email, district representatives, or Local presidents. In matters of significant importance communications should be sent in parallel by several media (e.g. a posting on the website in conjunction with an email and a phone call to Local presidents or district reps).

SECTION III. External Communications: Communications with external entities such as the media, other organizations, etc. will be handled by the PAC Chairman, the PFFI President, or one of their designees.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

SECTION I. Frequency: The board shall meet annually at convention and as needed and requested by the PAC Chair.

SECTION II. Notice: Communication of necessary meetings shall be made by the PAC chair.

ARTICLE VII

VOTING

SECTION I. Online Voting: All substantial issues will be available to be voted on by the entire PAC membership via online voting on the PFFI website. Substantial issues include, but are not limited to, candidate endorsement, rules changes, etc. The PAC Board will determine using their best judgment whether or not a vote on other issues need to go before the entire PAC membership.

SECTION II. Notification: Notification of the vote will be posted on the website no less than 10 days prior to the vote.

SECTION III. Discussion: The PFFI website message board will be the official forum for discussion on a particular issue or motion that is to be voted on.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION I. Endorsements: The PAC will endorse candidates based on the current PAC endorsement policy. Once questionnaires have been received from potential candidates and reviewed, the PAC Board will make recommendations for endorsements and levels of contribution. This will be posted on the PFFI website.

SECTION II. Voting guide: The PAC Board will publish a voting guide for each election cycle on the PFFI website.

ARTICLE IX

PAC POLICIES

SECTION I. Purpose: The PAC has established a set of policies that will guide the PAC in doing business. Policies will guide our decisions and actions to ensure the highest degree of consistency in meeting our mission statement. Whereas, the PAC rules describe who we are and how we are organized, the policies will describe more specifically how we do things. They also may be created, edited, or deleted between PFFI Convention sessions to allow more flexibility.

SECTION II. Creation, Editing, and Deletion of Policies: Policies may be created, edited, or deleted by a majority vote of the PAC Board. Policy changes will be publicized on the PFFI website.

SECTION III. Specific PAC Policies: Current specific PAC Policies are:


PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO

RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, being the Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho, as of the date of the meeting of Executive Board Members, do hereby adopt and ratify the Constitution & By-Laws of THE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO as proposed.

DATED this 2nd Day of March 2017.

______________________________ _____________________________

TOM LOVELL - President ROB SHOPLOCK – Executive V.P.

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CURTIS SMITH - Secretary/Treasurer JAKE BIEKER – 1st Dist. V.P.

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SHAUN LAUGHLIN – 2nd Dist. V.P. RYAN O’HEARN – 3rd Dist. V.P.

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RICH BROWN – 4th Dist. V.P.

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

CONSTITUTION &

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I Name

ARTICLE 2 Jurisdiction

ARTICLE 3 Objectives

ARTICLE 4 Membership

ARTICLE5 Districts

ARTICLE 6 Officers

ARTICLE 7 Executive Board

ARTICLE 8 Duties of Officers

ARTICLE 9 Elections

ARTICLE 10 Recalls

ARTICLE 11 Conventions

ARTICLE 12 Convention Representation

ARTICLE 13 Resolutions

ARTICLE 14 Amendments

ARTICLE 15 Finances

ARTICLE 16 Emergency Dispute Fund

ARTICLE 17 Guardian Policy Fund

ARTICLE 18 Roy Parker Memorial Fund

ARTICLE 19 Health Safety & Education Fund

ARTICLE 20 Work Replacement Fund

ARTICLE 21 Effect of IAFF. Constitution

ARTICLE 22 Union Made Purchasing

APPENDIX A Principal Officers History

APPENDIX B E-Board History

APPENDIX C Legislative Rules, Mission Statement

APPENDIX D PAC Rules, Mission Statement

NAME ARTICLE 1

This organization shall be known as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) as chartered by the International Association of Fire Fighters. (IAFF)

JURISDICTION ARTICLE 2

The jurisdiction of the PFFI shall comply and be in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF.

OBJECTIVES ARTICLE 3

The objectives of the PFFI shall be to:

  1. Promote fraternal fellowship among members followed up with public and private displays of solidarity.
  2. Encourage education and research related to labor, unions and the fire service.
  3. Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits and health & safety for firefighters.
  4. Continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public
  5. Provide a powerful, democratic, collective and unified voice for its members
  6. Promote organization to all fire fighters through Locals affiliated with the IAFF.
  7. Continue to promote fairness, justice and democracy.

MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE 4

Section 1: Active. The membership of the PFFI shall consist of the Members in good standing of Locals in the State of Idaho as are chartered by and affiliated with the IAFF.

Section 2: Honorary. Non-voting membership in the PFFI may be conferred by action of the Executive Board.

Section 3: Associate. In Municipalities or Fire Districts where Fire Fighters are employed but are not chartered by the IAFF, or Fire Fighters that promote out of their bargaining unit while they are members in good standing, those Fire Fighters may apply on an individual basis, for Associate membership of the PFFI. Associate Members shall be entitled to attend Convention, seminars, and workshops of the PFFI and shall be entitled to receive the information mailings of the PFFI, however Associate members have no voting rights.

Section 4: Active Retiree. When active members in good standing of an affiliated IAFF Local retire, they may become Active Retiree members of the PFFI, even if they have not availed themselves of “Active Retiree” status through their Local.

Section 5: E-Board Approval. All membership in the PFFI Organization requires the approval of the PFFI Executive Board.

Section 6: Emeritus Members. Shall have voting membership in the PFFI and treated as a delegate on the floor. Emeritus members shall not be eligible to vote in elections. Emeritus members may be conferred by resolution at the annual PFFI convention.

DISTRICTS ARTICLE 5

Section 1: The PFFI, under Article 3 of these Constitutions and By-Laws, shall be divided into Districts One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) shall be geographical in description and shall represent Locals within those boundaries. Additional Districts shall be created when a Local reaches a membership of two-hundred (200) or more members and shall be announced as such at the next regularly scheduled PFFI Convention. As this occurs, the By-Laws shall be changed to reflect the new Districts.

Section 2: The Districts shall be defined as follows:

(A) District One (1) (Northern): To include all of the following Counties in the northern part of the State; Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis & Idaho.

(B) District Two (2) (Southwestern): To include all of the following Counties in the southwestern part of the State; Adams, Valley, Washington, Gem, Payette, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore & Owyhee.

(C) District Three (3) (Southeastern): To include all of the following counties in the South-Southeastern part of the State; Lemhi, Custer, Camas, Blaine, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Freemont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Franklin & Bear Lake.

(D) District Four (4): Boise Fire Fighters Local # 149.

OFFICERS ARTICLE 6

Section 1: Officers. Officers of the PFFI shall be: The President, The Secretary-Treasurer, The Executive Vice-President, Four (4) District Vice-Presidents, one from each District. Officers will be elected at the PFFI Convention to a term of two (2) years in accordance with Article 10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ARTICLE 7

Section 1: Members. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President, and the four (4) District Vice- Presidents.

Section 2: Duties. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to transact the business of this Organization, both at and between Conventions and to attend other Conventions and Conferences that the Board may deem advisable and perform other duties as may be required by Convention action.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE 8

Section 1: President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at Convention and at meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall appoint all committees at Convention unless otherwise ordered and is an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall give a report at Convention of their official activities during the year, and shall perform such other duties as the membership may require. The President shall have the power to call a meeting of the Executive Board by giving members of said Board reasonable notice thereof.

The President, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 2: Executive Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Executive Vice-President to be the main lobbyist for the PFFI. This job shall entail meeting and conferring with members of the legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support PFFI legislation. The Executive Vice-President shall also study proposed legislation to determine possible effects on the interest of the PFFI, prepare news releases, informational pamphlets, and conduct news conferences in order to state PFFI’s interests and inform the public of features of the proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable.

During convention, the Executive Vice-President shall be tasked with the responsibility of instructing the delegates on lobbying their district legislators and educating them on legislative issues.

Outside of the legislative session the Executive Vice-President shall attend PERSI Board meetings to ensure that they stay informed of the status of the pension system. The Vice-President shall coordinate efforts with the PFFI PAC Committee in the selection of candidates for office and assist the President with any other assigned duties.

The Executive Vice-President, by virtue of their election, shall be an alternate delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 3: Secretary-Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of all business of this Organization, to take minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board, and all Convention proceedings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a copy of all such minutes to all Executive Board Members within thirty (30) days. The Executive Board members will have fifteen (15) days for correction and approval of the minutes. A copy of all approved minutes will then be sent to each executive board member and posted on the PFFI website.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive all monies of the PFFI and deposit them into their appropriate accounts in a recognized banking institution in accordance with Article 16. Upon proper documentation, the Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills of the PFFI. All checks or orders issued against deposits shall bear the signature of the Secretary-Treasurer and be countersigned by another Officer of the PFFI. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue credentials to all member Locals in good standing 60 days prior to convention.

The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

The Secretary-Treasurer, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 4: District Vice-Presidents. The District Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in such matters as deemed necessary. The District Vice-Presidents shall meet regularly with the presidents and leadership of their districts locals to discuss issues, special assignments, strategies, etc., as directed by the President. .

It shall be the duty of the PFFI District Vice-President to mentor and support the locals within their districts. District Vice-Presidents will assist locals with PFFI issues and serve to guide them with respect to PFFI policies, procedures and programs. Primary responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Manage funds allocated to their district and provide a full accounting of expenditures to the PFFI Executive Board
  • Receive requests for funding from locals and allocate
  • Attend PFFI Executive Board conference calls and meetings and complete tasks as assigned
  • Chair committees as assigned by the PFFI Executive Board and provide reports to membership
  • Engage district locals on a regular basis and provide resources as needed to ensure successful operations
  • Conduct educational programs for district locals
  • Encourage political action and district participation in local, PFFI, and IAFF PACs
  • Serve as a liaison between locals and the PFFI Executive Board and the IAFF 7th District Vice-President

Section 6: PFFI Emeritus Positions. The PFFI has established the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, District Vice-President and District Representative Emeritus. This position shall carry with it ex-officio lifetime membership in the PFFI. This position shall also carry with it the duty to advise and consult with the President and/or Executive Board upon request.

ELECTIONS ARTICLE 9

Section 1: Eligibility. In order to be eligible to hold office, an office seeker must be an Active Member in good standing with the PFFI. No member may hold more than one elected position at the same time. No member shall be eligible to run for more than one position during an election cycle.

Section 2: Nominations and Voting. Elections will be held during the final session of Convention by secret ballot. Nominations for President, Executive Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be by seated delegates from the Convention floor. The election of these Officers shall be by the seated delegates in attendance at convention, each seated delegate having one (1) vote. All nominations and votes for District Vice-Presidents shall be by the seated delegates from their respective district. Each seated delegate having one (1) vote. Candidates receiving the majority of the votes for that office shall be elected. In the case of a tie, the tie for that office will be broken. The flip of a coin decides. All other nomination & voting procedures shall be conducted as outlined in Election Rules Policy 10-01-2010.

Section 3: Election Cycles. The election of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the District 2 and District 4 Vice-Presidents shall take place on even numbered years.

The election of the Executive Vice-President and District 1 and District 3 Vice-Presidents shall take place on odd numbered years. All elected terms of office are for a period of two (2) years.

Section 4: Vacancies. In the event of an interim vacancy in the office of President, Executive Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Board shall meet no later than sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, and elect by secret ballot one of the members of such Board to fill the unexpired term of such office. In the event an interim vacancy should occur to a District Vice-President the President shall, within sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, appoint a PFFI Member from that District to fill the vacancy.

RECALL ARTICLE 10

Section 1: Procedures. Recall, misconduct, penalties, charges, trials and appeal of any officer of this Organization shall be processed in the manner prescribed in the IAFF Constitution and Bylaws.

CONVENTIONS ARTICLE 11

Section 1: Location and Date. The PFFI Convention will be held annually in Boise Idaho and to coincide with the Legislative Session. The Executive Board for good cause may set another convention site and/or date.

Section 2: Order of Business. Except as circumstances may otherwise require, Convention business shall be conducted as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

CONVENTION REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 12

Section 1: Delegates (Seated). Local unions with a membership of ten (10) or less shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. Locals with a membership exceeding ten (10) shall be entitled to delegates as follows:

Number of Members Number of Delegates

3-10 1

11-25 2

26-50 3

51-75 4

76-100 5

101-125 6

126-150 7

151-175 8

176-200 9

201or more 10

The above formula determines the distribution and maximum delegate representation at a convention. To be entitled to representation of their delegates in convention, a local union must have its per-capita tax paid on its full membership as required by Article 16, Section 2 and also be current in its repayment of loans from the Emergency Disputes Fund. Representation of local unions shall be allocated on the basis of the average amount of per-capita tax paid monthly by the local union on its members during the preceding twelve (12) months ending November 30th. In the case of new local unions not in existence for the full preceding year, per-capita tax paid will be averaged over the period of their existence on a monthly basis.

Section 2: Delegates-at-Large. All Executive Board Members by virtue of their election shall be Delegates-at-large and are entitled to full voice and vote except for elections of Officers and District Representatives. The President will only vote when necessary to resolve a tie.

Section 3: Alternate Delegates. Upon presentation of proper credentials, Locals may send as many alternate delegates to Convention as they see fit. Alternate delegates may participate in discussion however have no vote. In the absence of seated delegates, alternate delegates shall be seated with voting power, as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

Section 4: Representation. A delegate must be a member of the Local they represent.

Section 5: Quorum and Legal Majority. A simple majority of the Locals of this organization will constitute a quorum at Convention. Unless otherwise stated a simple majority of delegates present and voting will legalize action on all questions.

Section 6: Delegate Voting. Each seated delegate present shall be entitled to one (1) vote at Convention provided that, if a roll call vote is called for, and forty percent (40%) of the delegates present agree, each delegate will vote an equal portion of their Locals per capita.

Section 7: Active Retiree Members. Active Retiree Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings, seminars, and Conventions of the P.F.F.I upon payment of any fees or registrations. At Conventions, they shall be allowed to form a Retiree’s Advisory Committee provided that at least four (4) retirees are in attendance. Said committee shall have the privilege of submitting advisory resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS ARTICLE 13

Section 1: Resolutions. Convention resolutions must be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer at least forty-five (45) days prior to Convention. Late resolutions not meeting these requirements shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates to be considered and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for acceptance.

Section 2: Local Notification. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send copies of all resolutions in their possession to each member Local thirty (30) days prior to each Convention.

AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 14

Section 1: At Convention. The Constitution and Bylaws of this Organization may be amended at Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates.

FINANCES ARTICLE 15

Section 1: Per Capita Dues. Each Local affiliated with this Organization shall pay by way of per capita dues, the sum of seventeen dollars and nineteen cents ($17.19) per month for each member in good standing, of which twelve dollars and eight four cents ($12.84) will go in the General Fund, two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) for the Legislative fund, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the Work Replacement Fund, and five cents (.05¢) for the LODD Attendance Fund. Per-capita dues shall be adjusted if deemed necessary by the Executive Board between 0% and 4% to be effective January 1st of each year. The Executive Board shall make the decision on the percentage increase at the Fall Education Seminar Board Meeting based on information provided by the Secretary/Treasurer regarding the financial state of the PFFI. The Secretary/Treasurer shall send the announcement of the determined percentage with the Convention Call for the following year. PFFI Locals will be encouraged to remain involved in their respective Central Labor Council (CLC) as well as the AFL-CIO.

Section 2: Assessments and Dues Collections: The Secretary-Treasurer of each Local shall collect all assessments and dues from each member and forward the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the PFFI with a report showing the month, number of members and the amount paid by each member by the fifteenth (15th) of the month following the due date (1st of the month for the previous month of per-capita tax). Upon receipt of said funds the Secretary-Treasurer shall forward a receipt to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Dues are to be paid monthly prior to annual Conventions. If dues are not paid, the Locals current contract in electronic format and a list of current Local members in Excel format is not provided to the PFFI Secretary-Treasurer, delegates will not be seated.

Section 3: Arrearage. Arrearage in a Local's payments of their per capita dues and assessments will be a continuing obligation of that Local. Any local union of the Association which fails to comply and pay its full per capita tax as aforesaid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following its due date shall be considered delinquent and it shall be notified by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer of such delinquency, and, if on the fifteenth (15th) day of the third (3rd) month following the first day of delinquency it is still in arrears, such local union and all of its members shall be automatically suspended from membership in good standing of this Association; provided, however, that automatic suspension shall not occur in the event the Executive Board gives its approval to exempt a particular local union from such automatic suspension. The notice of delinquency issued by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer shall be sent to the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the delinquent local union, the President of the P.F.F.I. and also to the District Vice- President of the District involved. Any local union which is under suspension shall not have a voice or vote in any matters of the P.F.F.I. nor shall it be eligible for services of the P.F.F.I. A suspended local union and its membership may be reinstated in the P.F.F.I. upon payment of all arrearages as well as a fifty-dollar ($50) reinstatement fee; provided, however, that the P.F.F.I. President with the consent of the Executive Board shall, for good cause shown, have the authority to waive payment of all or a portion of such arrearages and fees.

Section 4: Retiree Dues. Dues for Active Retiree members shall be established at twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual per capita dues rounded to the nearest dollar, payable annually.

Section 5: Salaries. The salary for the office of President will be $1,764.00/month, the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be $1,345.05/month, and the office of Executive Vice-President will be $1,212.75/month. All other elected positions serve without pay.

Section 6: Executive Board Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while on approved P.F.F.I. business shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Travel Policy 16-01-2009.

Section 7: Delegate Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while attending P.F.F.I. Conventions or Seminars shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Convention Delegates Policy 16-02-2009.

Section 8: Budget. Prior to each Convention, The Executive Board shall review the revenues and expenses of the PFFI and set a budget to ensure the solvency of this Organization for the forthcoming year. The procedure contained in Line-Item Budget Format policy 16-05-2009 shall be followed for the creation of the annual budget. The budget must be voted on and approved by the delegates at Convention.

EMERGENCY DISPUTE FUND ARTICLE 16

Section 1: Purpose. An emergency dispute fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used specifically for lawyers’ fees and court costs arising from court proceedings that member Locals enter into.

Section 2: Emergency Dispute Fund Policy. Policies 17-01-2009 & 17-02-2009 contain the rules governing the Emergency Dispute Fund and the form used for repayment.

ROY PARKER MEMORIAL ARTICLE 17

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Roy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used to provide financial assistance for sons or daughters, or legally adopted children of active deceased fire fighters, planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning. In addition, one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) selected applicant per year, to a child or legally adopted child of an active PFFI member that has been accepted to a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Executive Board of the PFFI will disburse monies to applicants, as funds are available as outlined in Policy 19-01-2009.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ARTICLE 18

EDUCATION FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Health Safety and Education fund shall be enacted. Said fund shall be used to improve Fire Fighter Health and Safety and to provide for Fire Fighter Educational Opportunities.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

WORK REPLACEMENT FUND ARTICLE 19

Section 1: P.F.F.I. Work Replacement Fund. A P.F.F.I. Work Replacement fund shall be enacted. Said fund is to be used to aid in reimbursing the expense of having shifts covered for any member in good standing approved by the Executive Board as outlined in Policy 21-01-2009.

EFFECT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE 20

CONSTITUTION

Section 1: IAFF. In all manners not specifically provided for herein, the constitution of the IAFF shall apply, with special attention to Article 14 - States and Provincial Associations, Section 8 - Initiation Fees, Dues and Assessments.

UNION MADE PURCHASING ARTICLE 21

Section 1: Union Support. The PFFI will, whenever possible, place its name and logo on union and/or American–made/assembled products only.

APPENDIX A

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS of IDAHO

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Bob Chase*

12/8/1981 – 2/19/1990

Larry Williams

2/19/1990 – 3/2/1992

Rich Randolph*

3/2/1992 – 2/27/2000

Dennis Doan

2/27/2000 – 2/23/2004

Karl Malott

2/23/2004 – 3/1/2006

Ron Davies*

3/1/2006 – 3/5/2014

Tom Lovell

3/5/2014 - Present

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Ken Lunde

12/8/1981 – 5/10/1984

Rich Kirsch

5/10/1984 – 3/6/1989

Larry Williams

3/6/1989 – 2/19/1990

Gordy Gregg

2/19/1990 – 3/6/1995

Lynn Nokes*

3/6/1995 – 3/2/1998

No Vice-President Position

3/2/1998 – 2/26/2007

Mike Walker

2/26/2007 – 12/9/2012

Rob Shoplock

Appointed 12/9/2012 - Present

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joe Meyer*

12/8/1981 – 3/1/1994

Ron Grow

3/1/1994 – 3/3/1996

Scott Long*

3/3/1996 – 2/25/2008

Tom Lovell

2/25/2008 – 3/5/2014

Curtis Smith

3/5/2014 - Present

*=Emeritus Officer Status

APPENDIX B

District Vice-Presidents, District Representatives & Pension Committee Members

1981 – Present (Elected at Convention Years listed)

1981

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

1982

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1983

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1984

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1985

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1986

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1987

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1988

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Rich Kirsch Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Brian McMahon Jay Packer

1989

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Chuck Thomas Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Bob Saum Jay Packer

1990

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1991

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1992

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1993

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1994

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1995

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1996

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd William Cox

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1997 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Ed Schull Dan Cochran Steve Repp

2nd Larry Richardson Dennis Dibben Robert Lilly

3rd William Cox Jay Packer Mark Packer

1998 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Larry Richardson Karl Malott Dennis Doan

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

1999 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott Dennis Doan George Webb

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2000 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2001 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2002 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2003 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2004 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2005 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

2006 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson Gaylon Waits

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor Brian Ashton

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

4th Greg Womack Tom Lovell Tom Pawek

2007 Vice-President Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Tom Lovell Greg Womack

2008 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2009 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2010 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2011 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd Blake Campbell Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2012 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2013 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton (appt. 2/4/13)

3rd Ben Hirschi/Curtis Smith (appt. 5/17/13) Wendy Baron/Chas Clark (appt. 9/24/13)

4th Shawn Res Greg Womack

2014 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Greg Womack

2015 Vice-Present Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Rich Brown

2016 Vice-Presidents

1st Cody Anderson

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2017 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2018 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

APPENDIX C

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Legislative Committee

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the PFFI Legislative Committee to engage and provide the means for the PFFI membership to protect their right to bargain collectively, be part of the political process through the endorsement of candidates and ballot issues, to provide better working conditions and wages in association with the PFFI Lobbyist and PAC Committee.

Committee Rules

  1. The Committee Chair will be chosen by a majority vote of committee members in attendance once a year unless the seat is vacated. Elections shall take place at the first committee meeting during the annual convention
  2. The Legislative Committee Chair shall, at a minimum, make contact with each committee member and a PFFI Lobbyist once a month during the Legislative Session. Contact will be made as needed at other times throughout the year.
  3. Each PFFI District shall have a representative appointed to the committee by their District Vice President. If the District cannot retain a representative, the District VP and the PFFI President may override this rule by appointing a member at large. As determined by the PFFI President, additional committee members may be appointed from each district. Additional appointments may be made at any time throughout the legislative year.
  4. Each member is expected to contact their District VP once each month, so that the District VP can gather from and/or disseminate to each local, information that may be pertinent to this committee.
  5. This committee will work in conjunction with the PFFI Lobbyist(s), PAC Committee, and PFFI members to educate its members about current legislative issues, define an annual legislative agenda, and to develop a better working relationship within the Idaho Legislature.
  6. Working in cooperation with the PFFI Lobbyists(s) and PAC, this committee shall prepare and make available to all PFFI members, a legislative agenda/information to be used during convention, no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of each annual convention.
  7. The Committee Chair, or designee, shall prepare and give a verbal report of committee actions and plans each year during the annual convention.
  8. Changes may be made to the committee mission statement and/or rules at any time throughout the year. In order for changes to occur, a committee member must submit the changes to the committee chair, who will then poll the committee members. Changes may only occur provided there is at least a 75% agreement among the committee members.

APPENDIX D

RULES OF

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF IDAHO

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee is an organization whose mission is to protect and promote the interests of Idaho firefighters through effective, coordinated political action throughout the state of Idaho. The PFFI PAC will concern itself solely with issues that pertain to our interests. The PFFI PAC will endeavor to find, recruit, and support political candidates who have or will champion our cause in their political arena.

ARTICLE I

SECTION I. This organization shall be known as Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee.

SECTION II. References: References in these rules to “PAC, PFFI PAC, or committee” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee. References to “PFFI” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho. References to “Association” or “International” shall refer to the International Association of Firefighters.

SECTION III. Relationship of PAC to PFFI and IAFF: The PFFI PAC is an integral part of this organization, the Professional Firefighters of Idaho (PFFI) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). However, there will be no commingling of funds or assets.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the committee shall be to protect and promote the interests of firefighters in Local, County, and State politics. The PAC shall conduct political functions on behalf of the PFFI, its members, and all firefighters that the PFFI is charged to represent.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. Jurisdiction: Membership in this committee shall be limited to members of the PFFI in good standing.

SECTION II. Dues: Members must donate at least Sixty ($60.00) per calendar year to have voting rights in the PFFI PAC. If a PFFI member wishes to donate less than this he/she will have the right to join discussions but will not have voting rights.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS, ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION I. Officers: The officers of the PAC shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, and at least three other board members. This group of officers shall be known as the PFFI PAC Board. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer may be from any PFFI district. Each PFFI district, as well as the PFFI Executive Board, will have at least one representative on the Board. The maximum number of officers on the Board shall be nine (9). Efforts should be made to establish an odd number of officers for voting purposes.

SECTION II. Terms: Each of these offices shall serve a one (1) year term beginning and ending at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION III. Nominations and Appointments: The PFFI PAC Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer shall be nominated from the PFFI membership and appointed by the PFFI President with approval by the PFFI Executive Board. Additional board members will be nominated by their respective PFFI District Vice President and approved by the PFFI Executive Board. Nominations and appointments will occur at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION IV. Vacancies: Should a vacancy of the PAC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer occur mid year between conventions, the PAC Board shall nominate and elect a replacement from within the PAC Board, subject to approval by the PFFI President and E-Board. If no replacement can be found from within the PAC Board, they may nominate and elect from the PFFI membership at large.

SECTION V. Temporary, Appointments: The PAC board may create a temporary position to complete a task or project that has a definite end date. The board will make a temporary appointment to fill that position. For example, a liaison position may be created and filled to meet the needs of an endorsed candidate.

SECTION VI. Duties:

  1. Chairman. The PAC Chairman shall be responsible for the overall operation of the PAC. He/she shall conduct PAC meetings, act as primary liaison to political candidates, act as liaison to the PFFI President and E-Board, coordinate campaign efforts, etc.
  2. Secretary-Treasurer. The PAC Secretary-Treasurer will have primary responsibility for all PAC finances. He/she shall maintain all accounts, complete and file all campaign finance reports with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Board Members. PAC Board Members will assist the Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer with their duties.

ARTICLE V

COMMUNICATIONS

SECTION I. Board: The PAC board will communicate as necessary by what means are most convenient for each member.

SECTION II. General Membership: Communications from the PAC Board to the PAC general membership and amongst the general membership as a whole shall be via the PFFI website, email, district representatives, or Local presidents. In matters of significant importance communications should be sent in parallel by several media (e.g. a posting on the website in conjunction with an email and a phone call to Local presidents or district reps).

SECTION III. External Communications: Communications with external entities such as the media, other organizations, etc. will be handled by the PAC Chairman, the PFFI President, or one of their designees.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

SECTION I. Frequency: The board shall meet annually at convention and as needed and requested by the PAC Chair.

SECTION II. Notice: Communication of necessary meetings shall be made by the PAC chair.

ARTICLE VII

VOTING

SECTION I. Online Voting: All substantial issues will be available to be voted on by the entire PAC membership via online voting on the PFFI website. Substantial issues include, but are not limited to, candidate endorsement, rules changes, etc. The PAC Board will determine using their best judgment whether or not a vote on other issues need to go before the entire PAC membership.

SECTION II. Notification: Notification of the vote will be posted on the website no less than 10 days prior to the vote.

SECTION III. Discussion: The PFFI website message board will be the official forum for discussion on a particular issue or motion that is to be voted on.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION I. Endorsements: The PAC will endorse candidates based on the current PAC endorsement policy. Once questionnaires have been received from potential candidates and reviewed, the PAC Board will make recommendations for endorsements and levels of contribution. This will be posted on the PFFI website.

SECTION II. Voting guide: The PAC Board will publish a voting guide for each election cycle on the PFFI website.

ARTICLE IX

PAC POLICIES

SECTION I. Purpose: The PAC has established a set of policies that will guide the PAC in doing business. Policies will guide our decisions and actions to ensure the highest degree of consistency in meeting our mission statement. Whereas, the PAC rules describe who we are and how we are organized, the policies will describe more specifically how we do things. They also may be created, edited, or deleted between PFFI Convention sessions to allow more flexibility.

SECTION II. Creation, Editing, and Deletion of Policies: Policies may be created, edited, or deleted by a majority vote of the PAC Board. Policy changes will be publicized on the PFFI website.

SECTION III. Specific PAC Policies: Current specific PAC Policies are:


PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO

RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, being the Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho, as of the date of the meeting of Executive Board Members, do hereby adopt and ratify the Constitution & By-Laws of THE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO as proposed.

DATED this 2nd Day of March 2017.

______________________________ _____________________________

TOM LOVELL - President ROB SHOPLOCK – Executive V.P.

______________________________ ______________________________

CURTIS SMITH - Secretary/Treasurer JAKE BIEKER – 1st Dist. V.P.

______________________________ ______________________________

SHAUN LAUGHLIN – 2nd Dist. V.P. RYAN O’HEARN – 3rd Dist. V.P.

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RICH BROWN – 4th Dist. V.P.

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

CONSTITUTION &

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I Name

ARTICLE 2 Jurisdiction

ARTICLE 3 Objectives

ARTICLE 4 Membership

ARTICLE5 Districts

ARTICLE 6 Officers

ARTICLE 7 Executive Board

ARTICLE 8 Duties of Officers

ARTICLE 9 Elections

ARTICLE 10 Recalls

ARTICLE 11 Conventions

ARTICLE 12 Convention Representation

ARTICLE 13 Resolutions

ARTICLE 14 Amendments

ARTICLE 15 Finances

ARTICLE 16 Emergency Dispute Fund

ARTICLE 17 Guardian Policy Fund

ARTICLE 18 Roy Parker Memorial Fund

ARTICLE 19 Health Safety & Education Fund

ARTICLE 20 Work Replacement Fund

ARTICLE 21 Effect of IAFF. Constitution

ARTICLE 22 Union Made Purchasing

APPENDIX A Principal Officers History

APPENDIX B E-Board History

APPENDIX C Legislative Rules, Mission Statement

APPENDIX D PAC Rules, Mission Statement

NAME ARTICLE 1

This organization shall be known as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) as chartered by the International Association of Fire Fighters. (IAFF)

JURISDICTION ARTICLE 2

The jurisdiction of the PFFI shall comply and be in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF.

OBJECTIVES ARTICLE 3

The objectives of the PFFI shall be to:

  1. Promote fraternal fellowship among members followed up with public and private displays of solidarity.
  2. Encourage education and research related to labor, unions and the fire service.
  3. Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits and health & safety for firefighters.
  4. Continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public
  5. Provide a powerful, democratic, collective and unified voice for its members
  6. Promote organization to all fire fighters through Locals affiliated with the IAFF.
  7. Continue to promote fairness, justice and democracy.

MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE 4

Section 1: Active. The membership of the PFFI shall consist of the Members in good standing of Locals in the State of Idaho as are chartered by and affiliated with the IAFF.

Section 2: Honorary. Non-voting membership in the PFFI may be conferred by action of the Executive Board.

Section 3: Associate. In Municipalities or Fire Districts where Fire Fighters are employed but are not chartered by the IAFF, or Fire Fighters that promote out of their bargaining unit while they are members in good standing, those Fire Fighters may apply on an individual basis, for Associate membership of the PFFI. Associate Members shall be entitled to attend Convention, seminars, and workshops of the PFFI and shall be entitled to receive the information mailings of the PFFI, however Associate members have no voting rights.

Section 4: Active Retiree. When active members in good standing of an affiliated IAFF Local retire, they may become Active Retiree members of the PFFI, even if they have not availed themselves of “Active Retiree” status through their Local.

Section 5: E-Board Approval. All membership in the PFFI Organization requires the approval of the PFFI Executive Board.

Section 6: Emeritus Members. Shall have voting membership in the PFFI and treated as a delegate on the floor. Emeritus members shall not be eligible to vote in elections. Emeritus members may be conferred by resolution at the annual PFFI convention.

DISTRICTS ARTICLE 5

Section 1: The PFFI, under Article 3 of these Constitutions and By-Laws, shall be divided into Districts One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) shall be geographical in description and shall represent Locals within those boundaries. Additional Districts shall be created when a Local reaches a membership of two-hundred (200) or more members and shall be announced as such at the next regularly scheduled PFFI Convention. As this occurs, the By-Laws shall be changed to reflect the new Districts.

Section 2: The Districts shall be defined as follows:

(A) District One (1) (Northern): To include all of the following Counties in the northern part of the State; Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis & Idaho.

(B) District Two (2) (Southwestern): To include all of the following Counties in the southwestern part of the State; Adams, Valley, Washington, Gem, Payette, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore & Owyhee.

(C) District Three (3) (Southeastern): To include all of the following counties in the South-Southeastern part of the State; Lemhi, Custer, Camas, Blaine, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Freemont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Franklin & Bear Lake.

(D) District Four (4): Boise Fire Fighters Local # 149.

OFFICERS ARTICLE 6

Section 1: Officers. Officers of the PFFI shall be: The President, The Secretary-Treasurer, The Executive Vice-President, Four (4) District Vice-Presidents, one from each District. Officers will be elected at the PFFI Convention to a term of two (2) years in accordance with Article 10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ARTICLE 7

Section 1: Members. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President, and the four (4) District Vice- Presidents.

Section 2: Duties. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to transact the business of this Organization, both at and between Conventions and to attend other Conventions and Conferences that the Board may deem advisable and perform other duties as may be required by Convention action.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE 8

Section 1: President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at Convention and at meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall appoint all committees at Convention unless otherwise ordered and is an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall give a report at Convention of their official activities during the year, and shall perform such other duties as the membership may require. The President shall have the power to call a meeting of the Executive Board by giving members of said Board reasonable notice thereof.

The President, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 2: Executive Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Executive Vice-President to be the main lobbyist for the PFFI. This job shall entail meeting and conferring with members of the legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support PFFI legislation. The Executive Vice-President shall also study proposed legislation to determine possible effects on the interest of the PFFI, prepare news releases, informational pamphlets, and conduct news conferences in order to state PFFI’s interests and inform the public of features of the proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable.

During convention, the Executive Vice-President shall be tasked with the responsibility of instructing the delegates on lobbying their district legislators and educating them on legislative issues.

Outside of the legislative session the Executive Vice-President shall attend PERSI Board meetings to ensure that they stay informed of the status of the pension system. The Vice-President shall coordinate efforts with the PFFI PAC Committee in the selection of candidates for office and assist the President with any other assigned duties.

The Executive Vice-President, by virtue of their election, shall be an alternate delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 3: Secretary-Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of all business of this Organization, to take minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board, and all Convention proceedings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a copy of all such minutes to all Executive Board Members within thirty (30) days. The Executive Board members will have fifteen (15) days for correction and approval of the minutes. A copy of all approved minutes will then be sent to each executive board member and posted on the PFFI website.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive all monies of the PFFI and deposit them into their appropriate accounts in a recognized banking institution in accordance with Article 16. Upon proper documentation, the Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills of the PFFI. All checks or orders issued against deposits shall bear the signature of the Secretary-Treasurer and be countersigned by another Officer of the PFFI. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue credentials to all member Locals in good standing 60 days prior to convention.

The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

The Secretary-Treasurer, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 4: District Vice-Presidents. The District Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in such matters as deemed necessary. The District Vice-Presidents shall meet regularly with the presidents and leadership of their districts locals to discuss issues, special assignments, strategies, etc., as directed by the President. .

It shall be the duty of the PFFI District Vice-President to mentor and support the locals within their districts. District Vice-Presidents will assist locals with PFFI issues and serve to guide them with respect to PFFI policies, procedures and programs. Primary responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Manage funds allocated to their district and provide a full accounting of expenditures to the PFFI Executive Board
  • Receive requests for funding from locals and allocate
  • Attend PFFI Executive Board conference calls and meetings and complete tasks as assigned
  • Chair committees as assigned by the PFFI Executive Board and provide reports to membership
  • Engage district locals on a regular basis and provide resources as needed to ensure successful operations
  • Conduct educational programs for district locals
  • Encourage political action and district participation in local, PFFI, and IAFF PACs
  • Serve as a liaison between locals and the PFFI Executive Board and the IAFF 7th District Vice-President

Section 6: PFFI Emeritus Positions. The PFFI has established the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, District Vice-President and District Representative Emeritus. This position shall carry with it ex-officio lifetime membership in the PFFI. This position shall also carry with it the duty to advise and consult with the President and/or Executive Board upon request.

ELECTIONS ARTICLE 9

Section 1: Eligibility. In order to be eligible to hold office, an office seeker must be an Active Member in good standing with the PFFI. No member may hold more than one elected position at the same time. No member shall be eligible to run for more than one position during an election cycle.

Section 2: Nominations and Voting. Elections will be held during the final session of Convention by secret ballot. Nominations for President, Executive Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be by seated delegates from the Convention floor. The election of these Officers shall be by the seated delegates in attendance at convention, each seated delegate having one (1) vote. All nominations and votes for District Vice-Presidents shall be by the seated delegates from their respective district. Each seated delegate having one (1) vote. Candidates receiving the majority of the votes for that office shall be elected. In the case of a tie, the tie for that office will be broken. The flip of a coin decides. All other nomination & voting procedures shall be conducted as outlined in Election Rules Policy 10-01-2010.

Section 3: Election Cycles. The election of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the District 2 and District 4 Vice-Presidents shall take place on even numbered years.

The election of the Executive Vice-President and District 1 and District 3 Vice-Presidents shall take place on odd numbered years. All elected terms of office are for a period of two (2) years.

Section 4: Vacancies. In the event of an interim vacancy in the office of President, Executive Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Board shall meet no later than sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, and elect by secret ballot one of the members of such Board to fill the unexpired term of such office. In the event an interim vacancy should occur to a District Vice-President the President shall, within sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, appoint a PFFI Member from that District to fill the vacancy.

RECALL ARTICLE 10

Section 1: Procedures. Recall, misconduct, penalties, charges, trials and appeal of any officer of this Organization shall be processed in the manner prescribed in the IAFF Constitution and Bylaws.

CONVENTIONS ARTICLE 11

Section 1: Location and Date. The PFFI Convention will be held annually in Boise Idaho and to coincide with the Legislative Session. The Executive Board for good cause may set another convention site and/or date.

Section 2: Order of Business. Except as circumstances may otherwise require, Convention business shall be conducted as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

CONVENTION REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 12

Section 1: Delegates (Seated). Local unions with a membership of ten (10) or less shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. Locals with a membership exceeding ten (10) shall be entitled to delegates as follows:

Number of Members Number of Delegates

3-10 1

11-25 2

26-50 3

51-75 4

76-100 5

101-125 6

126-150 7

151-175 8

176-200 9

201or more 10

The above formula determines the distribution and maximum delegate representation at a convention. To be entitled to representation of their delegates in convention, a local union must have its per-capita tax paid on its full membership as required by Article 16, Section 2 and also be current in its repayment of loans from the Emergency Disputes Fund. Representation of local unions shall be allocated on the basis of the average amount of per-capita tax paid monthly by the local union on its members during the preceding twelve (12) months ending November 30th. In the case of new local unions not in existence for the full preceding year, per-capita tax paid will be averaged over the period of their existence on a monthly basis.

Section 2: Delegates-at-Large. All Executive Board Members by virtue of their election shall be Delegates-at-large and are entitled to full voice and vote except for elections of Officers and District Representatives. The President will only vote when necessary to resolve a tie.

Section 3: Alternate Delegates. Upon presentation of proper credentials, Locals may send as many alternate delegates to Convention as they see fit. Alternate delegates may participate in discussion however have no vote. In the absence of seated delegates, alternate delegates shall be seated with voting power, as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

Section 4: Representation. A delegate must be a member of the Local they represent.

Section 5: Quorum and Legal Majority. A simple majority of the Locals of this organization will constitute a quorum at Convention. Unless otherwise stated a simple majority of delegates present and voting will legalize action on all questions.

Section 6: Delegate Voting. Each seated delegate present shall be entitled to one (1) vote at Convention provided that, if a roll call vote is called for, and forty percent (40%) of the delegates present agree, each delegate will vote an equal portion of their Locals per capita.

Section 7: Active Retiree Members. Active Retiree Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings, seminars, and Conventions of the P.F.F.I upon payment of any fees or registrations. At Conventions, they shall be allowed to form a Retiree’s Advisory Committee provided that at least four (4) retirees are in attendance. Said committee shall have the privilege of submitting advisory resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS ARTICLE 13

Section 1: Resolutions. Convention resolutions must be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer at least forty-five (45) days prior to Convention. Late resolutions not meeting these requirements shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates to be considered and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for acceptance.

Section 2: Local Notification. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send copies of all resolutions in their possession to each member Local thirty (30) days prior to each Convention.

AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 14

Section 1: At Convention. The Constitution and Bylaws of this Organization may be amended at Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates.

FINANCES ARTICLE 15

Section 1: Per Capita Dues. Each Local affiliated with this Organization shall pay by way of per capita dues, the sum of seventeen dollars and nineteen cents ($17.19) per month for each member in good standing, of which twelve dollars and eight four cents ($12.84) will go in the General Fund, two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) for the Legislative fund, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the Work Replacement Fund, and five cents (.05¢) for the LODD Attendance Fund. Per-capita dues shall be adjusted if deemed necessary by the Executive Board between 0% and 4% to be effective January 1st of each year. The Executive Board shall make the decision on the percentage increase at the Fall Education Seminar Board Meeting based on information provided by the Secretary/Treasurer regarding the financial state of the PFFI. The Secretary/Treasurer shall send the announcement of the determined percentage with the Convention Call for the following year. PFFI Locals will be encouraged to remain involved in their respective Central Labor Council (CLC) as well as the AFL-CIO.

Section 2: Assessments and Dues Collections: The Secretary-Treasurer of each Local shall collect all assessments and dues from each member and forward the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the PFFI with a report showing the month, number of members and the amount paid by each member by the fifteenth (15th) of the month following the due date (1st of the month for the previous month of per-capita tax). Upon receipt of said funds the Secretary-Treasurer shall forward a receipt to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Dues are to be paid monthly prior to annual Conventions. If dues are not paid, the Locals current contract in electronic format and a list of current Local members in Excel format is not provided to the PFFI Secretary-Treasurer, delegates will not be seated.

Section 3: Arrearage. Arrearage in a Local's payments of their per capita dues and assessments will be a continuing obligation of that Local. Any local union of the Association which fails to comply and pay its full per capita tax as aforesaid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following its due date shall be considered delinquent and it shall be notified by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer of such delinquency, and, if on the fifteenth (15th) day of the third (3rd) month following the first day of delinquency it is still in arrears, such local union and all of its members shall be automatically suspended from membership in good standing of this Association; provided, however, that automatic suspension shall not occur in the event the Executive Board gives its approval to exempt a particular local union from such automatic suspension. The notice of delinquency issued by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer shall be sent to the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the delinquent local union, the President of the P.F.F.I. and also to the District Vice- President of the District involved. Any local union which is under suspension shall not have a voice or vote in any matters of the P.F.F.I. nor shall it be eligible for services of the P.F.F.I. A suspended local union and its membership may be reinstated in the P.F.F.I. upon payment of all arrearages as well as a fifty-dollar ($50) reinstatement fee; provided, however, that the P.F.F.I. President with the consent of the Executive Board shall, for good cause shown, have the authority to waive payment of all or a portion of such arrearages and fees.

Section 4: Retiree Dues. Dues for Active Retiree members shall be established at twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual per capita dues rounded to the nearest dollar, payable annually.

Section 5: Salaries. The salary for the office of President will be $1,764.00/month, the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be $1,345.05/month, and the office of Executive Vice-President will be $1,212.75/month. All other elected positions serve without pay.

Section 6: Executive Board Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while on approved P.F.F.I. business shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Travel Policy 16-01-2009.

Section 7: Delegate Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while attending P.F.F.I. Conventions or Seminars shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Convention Delegates Policy 16-02-2009.

Section 8: Budget. Prior to each Convention, The Executive Board shall review the revenues and expenses of the PFFI and set a budget to ensure the solvency of this Organization for the forthcoming year. The procedure contained in Line-Item Budget Format policy 16-05-2009 shall be followed for the creation of the annual budget. The budget must be voted on and approved by the delegates at Convention.

EMERGENCY DISPUTE FUND ARTICLE 16

Section 1: Purpose. An emergency dispute fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used specifically for lawyers’ fees and court costs arising from court proceedings that member Locals enter into.

Section 2: Emergency Dispute Fund Policy. Policies 17-01-2009 & 17-02-2009 contain the rules governing the Emergency Dispute Fund and the form used for repayment.

ROY PARKER MEMORIAL ARTICLE 17

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Roy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used to provide financial assistance for sons or daughters, or legally adopted children of active deceased fire fighters, planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning. In addition, one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) selected applicant per year, to a child or legally adopted child of an active PFFI member that has been accepted to a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Executive Board of the PFFI will disburse monies to applicants, as funds are available as outlined in Policy 19-01-2009.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ARTICLE 18

EDUCATION FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Health Safety and Education fund shall be enacted. Said fund shall be used to improve Fire Fighter Health and Safety and to provide for Fire Fighter Educational Opportunities.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

WORK REPLACEMENT FUND ARTICLE 19

Section 1: P.F.F.I. Work Replacement Fund. A P.F.F.I. Work Replacement fund shall be enacted. Said fund is to be used to aid in reimbursing the expense of having shifts covered for any member in good standing approved by the Executive Board as outlined in Policy 21-01-2009.

EFFECT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE 20

CONSTITUTION

Section 1: IAFF. In all manners not specifically provided for herein, the constitution of the IAFF shall apply, with special attention to Article 14 - States and Provincial Associations, Section 8 - Initiation Fees, Dues and Assessments.

UNION MADE PURCHASING ARTICLE 21

Section 1: Union Support. The PFFI will, whenever possible, place its name and logo on union and/or American–made/assembled products only.

APPENDIX A

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS of IDAHO

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Bob Chase*

12/8/1981 – 2/19/1990

Larry Williams

2/19/1990 – 3/2/1992

Rich Randolph*

3/2/1992 – 2/27/2000

Dennis Doan

2/27/2000 – 2/23/2004

Karl Malott

2/23/2004 – 3/1/2006

Ron Davies*

3/1/2006 – 3/5/2014

Tom Lovell

3/5/2014 - Present

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Ken Lunde

12/8/1981 – 5/10/1984

Rich Kirsch

5/10/1984 – 3/6/1989

Larry Williams

3/6/1989 – 2/19/1990

Gordy Gregg

2/19/1990 – 3/6/1995

Lynn Nokes*

3/6/1995 – 3/2/1998

No Vice-President Position

3/2/1998 – 2/26/2007

Mike Walker

2/26/2007 – 12/9/2012

Rob Shoplock

Appointed 12/9/2012 - Present

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joe Meyer*

12/8/1981 – 3/1/1994

Ron Grow

3/1/1994 – 3/3/1996

Scott Long*

3/3/1996 – 2/25/2008

Tom Lovell

2/25/2008 – 3/5/2014

Curtis Smith

3/5/2014 - Present

*=Emeritus Officer Status

APPENDIX B

District Vice-Presidents, District Representatives & Pension Committee Members

1981 – Present (Elected at Convention Years listed)

1981

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

1982

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1983

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1984

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1985

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1986

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1987

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1988

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Rich Kirsch Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Brian McMahon Jay Packer

1989

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Chuck Thomas Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Bob Saum Jay Packer

1990

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1991

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1992

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1993

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1994

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1995

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1996

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd William Cox

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1997 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Ed Schull Dan Cochran Steve Repp

2nd Larry Richardson Dennis Dibben Robert Lilly

3rd William Cox Jay Packer Mark Packer

1998 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Larry Richardson Karl Malott Dennis Doan

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

1999 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott Dennis Doan George Webb

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2000 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2001 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2002 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2003 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2004 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2005 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

2006 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson Gaylon Waits

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor Brian Ashton

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

4th Greg Womack Tom Lovell Tom Pawek

2007 Vice-President Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Tom Lovell Greg Womack

2008 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2009 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2010 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2011 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd Blake Campbell Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2012 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2013 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton (appt. 2/4/13)

3rd Ben Hirschi/Curtis Smith (appt. 5/17/13) Wendy Baron/Chas Clark (appt. 9/24/13)

4th Shawn Res Greg Womack

2014 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Greg Womack

2015 Vice-Present Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Rich Brown

2016 Vice-Presidents

1st Cody Anderson

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2017 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2018 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

APPENDIX C

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Legislative Committee

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the PFFI Legislative Committee to engage and provide the means for the PFFI membership to protect their right to bargain collectively, be part of the political process through the endorsement of candidates and ballot issues, to provide better working conditions and wages in association with the PFFI Lobbyist and PAC Committee.

Committee Rules

  1. The Committee Chair will be chosen by a majority vote of committee members in attendance once a year unless the seat is vacated. Elections shall take place at the first committee meeting during the annual convention
  2. The Legislative Committee Chair shall, at a minimum, make contact with each committee member and a PFFI Lobbyist once a month during the Legislative Session. Contact will be made as needed at other times throughout the year.
  3. Each PFFI District shall have a representative appointed to the committee by their District Vice President. If the District cannot retain a representative, the District VP and the PFFI President may override this rule by appointing a member at large. As determined by the PFFI President, additional committee members may be appointed from each district. Additional appointments may be made at any time throughout the legislative year.
  4. Each member is expected to contact their District VP once each month, so that the District VP can gather from and/or disseminate to each local, information that may be pertinent to this committee.
  5. This committee will work in conjunction with the PFFI Lobbyist(s), PAC Committee, and PFFI members to educate its members about current legislative issues, define an annual legislative agenda, and to develop a better working relationship within the Idaho Legislature.
  6. Working in cooperation with the PFFI Lobbyists(s) and PAC, this committee shall prepare and make available to all PFFI members, a legislative agenda/information to be used during convention, no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of each annual convention.
  7. The Committee Chair, or designee, shall prepare and give a verbal report of committee actions and plans each year during the annual convention.
  8. Changes may be made to the committee mission statement and/or rules at any time throughout the year. In order for changes to occur, a committee member must submit the changes to the committee chair, who will then poll the committee members. Changes may only occur provided there is at least a 75% agreement among the committee members.

APPENDIX D

RULES OF

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF IDAHO

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee is an organization whose mission is to protect and promote the interests of Idaho firefighters through effective, coordinated political action throughout the state of Idaho. The PFFI PAC will concern itself solely with issues that pertain to our interests. The PFFI PAC will endeavor to find, recruit, and support political candidates who have or will champion our cause in their political arena.

ARTICLE I

SECTION I. This organization shall be known as Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee.

SECTION II. References: References in these rules to “PAC, PFFI PAC, or committee” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee. References to “PFFI” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho. References to “Association” or “International” shall refer to the International Association of Firefighters.

SECTION III. Relationship of PAC to PFFI and IAFF: The PFFI PAC is an integral part of this organization, the Professional Firefighters of Idaho (PFFI) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). However, there will be no commingling of funds or assets.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the committee shall be to protect and promote the interests of firefighters in Local, County, and State politics. The PAC shall conduct political functions on behalf of the PFFI, its members, and all firefighters that the PFFI is charged to represent.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. Jurisdiction: Membership in this committee shall be limited to members of the PFFI in good standing.

SECTION II. Dues: Members must donate at least Sixty ($60.00) per calendar year to have voting rights in the PFFI PAC. If a PFFI member wishes to donate less than this he/she will have the right to join discussions but will not have voting rights.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS, ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION I. Officers: The officers of the PAC shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, and at least three other board members. This group of officers shall be known as the PFFI PAC Board. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer may be from any PFFI district. Each PFFI district, as well as the PFFI Executive Board, will have at least one representative on the Board. The maximum number of officers on the Board shall be nine (9). Efforts should be made to establish an odd number of officers for voting purposes.

SECTION II. Terms: Each of these offices shall serve a one (1) year term beginning and ending at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION III. Nominations and Appointments: The PFFI PAC Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer shall be nominated from the PFFI membership and appointed by the PFFI President with approval by the PFFI Executive Board. Additional board members will be nominated by their respective PFFI District Vice President and approved by the PFFI Executive Board. Nominations and appointments will occur at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION IV. Vacancies: Should a vacancy of the PAC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer occur mid year between conventions, the PAC Board shall nominate and elect a replacement from within the PAC Board, subject to approval by the PFFI President and E-Board. If no replacement can be found from within the PAC Board, they may nominate and elect from the PFFI membership at large.

SECTION V. Temporary, Appointments: The PAC board may create a temporary position to complete a task or project that has a definite end date. The board will make a temporary appointment to fill that position. For example, a liaison position may be created and filled to meet the needs of an endorsed candidate.

SECTION VI. Duties:

  1. Chairman. The PAC Chairman shall be responsible for the overall operation of the PAC. He/she shall conduct PAC meetings, act as primary liaison to political candidates, act as liaison to the PFFI President and E-Board, coordinate campaign efforts, etc.
  2. Secretary-Treasurer. The PAC Secretary-Treasurer will have primary responsibility for all PAC finances. He/she shall maintain all accounts, complete and file all campaign finance reports with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Board Members. PAC Board Members will assist the Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer with their duties.

ARTICLE V

COMMUNICATIONS

SECTION I. Board: The PAC board will communicate as necessary by what means are most convenient for each member.

SECTION II. General Membership: Communications from the PAC Board to the PAC general membership and amongst the general membership as a whole shall be via the PFFI website, email, district representatives, or Local presidents. In matters of significant importance communications should be sent in parallel by several media (e.g. a posting on the website in conjunction with an email and a phone call to Local presidents or district reps).

SECTION III. External Communications: Communications with external entities such as the media, other organizations, etc. will be handled by the PAC Chairman, the PFFI President, or one of their designees.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

SECTION I. Frequency: The board shall meet annually at convention and as needed and requested by the PAC Chair.

SECTION II. Notice: Communication of necessary meetings shall be made by the PAC chair.

ARTICLE VII

VOTING

SECTION I. Online Voting: All substantial issues will be available to be voted on by the entire PAC membership via online voting on the PFFI website. Substantial issues include, but are not limited to, candidate endorsement, rules changes, etc. The PAC Board will determine using their best judgment whether or not a vote on other issues need to go before the entire PAC membership.

SECTION II. Notification: Notification of the vote will be posted on the website no less than 10 days prior to the vote.

SECTION III. Discussion: The PFFI website message board will be the official forum for discussion on a particular issue or motion that is to be voted on.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION I. Endorsements: The PAC will endorse candidates based on the current PAC endorsement policy. Once questionnaires have been received from potential candidates and reviewed, the PAC Board will make recommendations for endorsements and levels of contribution. This will be posted on the PFFI website.

SECTION II. Voting guide: The PAC Board will publish a voting guide for each election cycle on the PFFI website.

ARTICLE IX

PAC POLICIES

SECTION I. Purpose: The PAC has established a set of policies that will guide the PAC in doing business. Policies will guide our decisions and actions to ensure the highest degree of consistency in meeting our mission statement. Whereas, the PAC rules describe who we are and how we are organized, the policies will describe more specifically how we do things. They also may be created, edited, or deleted between PFFI Convention sessions to allow more flexibility.

SECTION II. Creation, Editing, and Deletion of Policies: Policies may be created, edited, or deleted by a majority vote of the PAC Board. Policy changes will be publicized on the PFFI website.

SECTION III. Specific PAC Policies: Current specific PAC Policies are:


PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO

RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, being the Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho, as of the date of the meeting of Executive Board Members, do hereby adopt and ratify the Constitution & By-Laws of THE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO as proposed.

DATED this 2nd Day of March 2017.

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TOM LOVELL - President ROB SHOPLOCK – Executive V.P.

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CURTIS SMITH - Secretary/Treasurer JAKE BIEKER – 1st Dist. V.P.

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SHAUN LAUGHLIN – 2nd Dist. V.P. RYAN O’HEARN – 3rd Dist. V.P.

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RICH BROWN – 4th Dist. V.P.

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

CONSTITUTION &

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I Name

ARTICLE 2 Jurisdiction

ARTICLE 3 Objectives

ARTICLE 4 Membership

ARTICLE5 Districts

ARTICLE 6 Officers

ARTICLE 7 Executive Board

ARTICLE 8 Duties of Officers

ARTICLE 9 Elections

ARTICLE 10 Recalls

ARTICLE 11 Conventions

ARTICLE 12 Convention Representation

ARTICLE 13 Resolutions

ARTICLE 14 Amendments

ARTICLE 15 Finances

ARTICLE 16 Emergency Dispute Fund

ARTICLE 17 Guardian Policy Fund

ARTICLE 18 Roy Parker Memorial Fund

ARTICLE 19 Health Safety & Education Fund

ARTICLE 20 Work Replacement Fund

ARTICLE 21 Effect of IAFF. Constitution

ARTICLE 22 Union Made Purchasing

APPENDIX A Principal Officers History

APPENDIX B E-Board History

APPENDIX C Legislative Rules, Mission Statement

APPENDIX D PAC Rules, Mission Statement

NAME ARTICLE 1

This organization shall be known as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) as chartered by the International Association of Fire Fighters. (IAFF)

JURISDICTION ARTICLE 2

The jurisdiction of the PFFI shall comply and be in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF.

OBJECTIVES ARTICLE 3

The objectives of the PFFI shall be to:

  1. Promote fraternal fellowship among members followed up with public and private displays of solidarity.
  2. Encourage education and research related to labor, unions and the fire service.
  3. Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits and health & safety for firefighters.
  4. Continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public
  5. Provide a powerful, democratic, collective and unified voice for its members
  6. Promote organization to all fire fighters through Locals affiliated with the IAFF.
  7. Continue to promote fairness, justice and democracy.

MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE 4

Section 1: Active. The membership of the PFFI shall consist of the Members in good standing of Locals in the State of Idaho as are chartered by and affiliated with the IAFF.

Section 2: Honorary. Non-voting membership in the PFFI may be conferred by action of the Executive Board.

Section 3: Associate. In Municipalities or Fire Districts where Fire Fighters are employed but are not chartered by the IAFF, or Fire Fighters that promote out of their bargaining unit while they are members in good standing, those Fire Fighters may apply on an individual basis, for Associate membership of the PFFI. Associate Members shall be entitled to attend Convention, seminars, and workshops of the PFFI and shall be entitled to receive the information mailings of the PFFI, however Associate members have no voting rights.

Section 4: Active Retiree. When active members in good standing of an affiliated IAFF Local retire, they may become Active Retiree members of the PFFI, even if they have not availed themselves of “Active Retiree” status through their Local.

Section 5: E-Board Approval. All membership in the PFFI Organization requires the approval of the PFFI Executive Board.

Section 6: Emeritus Members. Shall have voting membership in the PFFI and treated as a delegate on the floor. Emeritus members shall not be eligible to vote in elections. Emeritus members may be conferred by resolution at the annual PFFI convention.

DISTRICTS ARTICLE 5

Section 1: The PFFI, under Article 3 of these Constitutions and By-Laws, shall be divided into Districts One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) shall be geographical in description and shall represent Locals within those boundaries. Additional Districts shall be created when a Local reaches a membership of two-hundred (200) or more members and shall be announced as such at the next regularly scheduled PFFI Convention. As this occurs, the By-Laws shall be changed to reflect the new Districts.

Section 2: The Districts shall be defined as follows:

(A) District One (1) (Northern): To include all of the following Counties in the northern part of the State; Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis & Idaho.

(B) District Two (2) (Southwestern): To include all of the following Counties in the southwestern part of the State; Adams, Valley, Washington, Gem, Payette, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore & Owyhee.

(C) District Three (3) (Southeastern): To include all of the following counties in the South-Southeastern part of the State; Lemhi, Custer, Camas, Blaine, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Freemont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Franklin & Bear Lake.

(D) District Four (4): Boise Fire Fighters Local # 149.

OFFICERS ARTICLE 6

Section 1: Officers. Officers of the PFFI shall be: The President, The Secretary-Treasurer, The Executive Vice-President, Four (4) District Vice-Presidents, one from each District. Officers will be elected at the PFFI Convention to a term of two (2) years in accordance with Article 10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ARTICLE 7

Section 1: Members. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President, and the four (4) District Vice- Presidents.

Section 2: Duties. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to transact the business of this Organization, both at and between Conventions and to attend other Conventions and Conferences that the Board may deem advisable and perform other duties as may be required by Convention action.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE 8

Section 1: President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at Convention and at meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall appoint all committees at Convention unless otherwise ordered and is an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall give a report at Convention of their official activities during the year, and shall perform such other duties as the membership may require. The President shall have the power to call a meeting of the Executive Board by giving members of said Board reasonable notice thereof.

The President, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 2: Executive Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Executive Vice-President to be the main lobbyist for the PFFI. This job shall entail meeting and conferring with members of the legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support PFFI legislation. The Executive Vice-President shall also study proposed legislation to determine possible effects on the interest of the PFFI, prepare news releases, informational pamphlets, and conduct news conferences in order to state PFFI’s interests and inform the public of features of the proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable.

During convention, the Executive Vice-President shall be tasked with the responsibility of instructing the delegates on lobbying their district legislators and educating them on legislative issues.

Outside of the legislative session the Executive Vice-President shall attend PERSI Board meetings to ensure that they stay informed of the status of the pension system. The Vice-President shall coordinate efforts with the PFFI PAC Committee in the selection of candidates for office and assist the President with any other assigned duties.

The Executive Vice-President, by virtue of their election, shall be an alternate delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 3: Secretary-Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of all business of this Organization, to take minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board, and all Convention proceedings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a copy of all such minutes to all Executive Board Members within thirty (30) days. The Executive Board members will have fifteen (15) days for correction and approval of the minutes. A copy of all approved minutes will then be sent to each executive board member and posted on the PFFI website.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive all monies of the PFFI and deposit them into their appropriate accounts in a recognized banking institution in accordance with Article 16. Upon proper documentation, the Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills of the PFFI. All checks or orders issued against deposits shall bear the signature of the Secretary-Treasurer and be countersigned by another Officer of the PFFI. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue credentials to all member Locals in good standing 60 days prior to convention.

The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

The Secretary-Treasurer, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 4: District Vice-Presidents. The District Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in such matters as deemed necessary. The District Vice-Presidents shall meet regularly with the presidents and leadership of their districts locals to discuss issues, special assignments, strategies, etc., as directed by the President. .

It shall be the duty of the PFFI District Vice-President to mentor and support the locals within their districts. District Vice-Presidents will assist locals with PFFI issues and serve to guide them with respect to PFFI policies, procedures and programs. Primary responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Manage funds allocated to their district and provide a full accounting of expenditures to the PFFI Executive Board
  • Receive requests for funding from locals and allocate
  • Attend PFFI Executive Board conference calls and meetings and complete tasks as assigned
  • Chair committees as assigned by the PFFI Executive Board and provide reports to membership
  • Engage district locals on a regular basis and provide resources as needed to ensure successful operations
  • Conduct educational programs for district locals
  • Encourage political action and district participation in local, PFFI, and IAFF PACs
  • Serve as a liaison between locals and the PFFI Executive Board and the IAFF 7th District Vice-President

Section 6: PFFI Emeritus Positions. The PFFI has established the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, District Vice-President and District Representative Emeritus. This position shall carry with it ex-officio lifetime membership in the PFFI. This position shall also carry with it the duty to advise and consult with the President and/or Executive Board upon request.

ELECTIONS ARTICLE 9

Section 1: Eligibility. In order to be eligible to hold office, an office seeker must be an Active Member in good standing with the PFFI. No member may hold more than one elected position at the same time. No member shall be eligible to run for more than one position during an election cycle.

Section 2: Nominations and Voting. Elections will be held during the final session of Convention by secret ballot. Nominations for President, Executive Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be by seated delegates from the Convention floor. The election of these Officers shall be by the seated delegates in attendance at convention, each seated delegate having one (1) vote. All nominations and votes for District Vice-Presidents shall be by the seated delegates from their respective district. Each seated delegate having one (1) vote. Candidates receiving the majority of the votes for that office shall be elected. In the case of a tie, the tie for that office will be broken. The flip of a coin decides. All other nomination & voting procedures shall be conducted as outlined in Election Rules Policy 10-01-2010.

Section 3: Election Cycles. The election of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the District 2 and District 4 Vice-Presidents shall take place on even numbered years.

The election of the Executive Vice-President and District 1 and District 3 Vice-Presidents shall take place on odd numbered years. All elected terms of office are for a period of two (2) years.

Section 4: Vacancies. In the event of an interim vacancy in the office of President, Executive Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Board shall meet no later than sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, and elect by secret ballot one of the members of such Board to fill the unexpired term of such office. In the event an interim vacancy should occur to a District Vice-President the President shall, within sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, appoint a PFFI Member from that District to fill the vacancy.

RECALL ARTICLE 10

Section 1: Procedures. Recall, misconduct, penalties, charges, trials and appeal of any officer of this Organization shall be processed in the manner prescribed in the IAFF Constitution and Bylaws.

CONVENTIONS ARTICLE 11

Section 1: Location and Date. The PFFI Convention will be held annually in Boise Idaho and to coincide with the Legislative Session. The Executive Board for good cause may set another convention site and/or date.

Section 2: Order of Business. Except as circumstances may otherwise require, Convention business shall be conducted as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

CONVENTION REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 12

Section 1: Delegates (Seated). Local unions with a membership of ten (10) or less shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. Locals with a membership exceeding ten (10) shall be entitled to delegates as follows:

Number of Members Number of Delegates

3-10 1

11-25 2

26-50 3

51-75 4

76-100 5

101-125 6

126-150 7

151-175 8

176-200 9

201or more 10

The above formula determines the distribution and maximum delegate representation at a convention. To be entitled to representation of their delegates in convention, a local union must have its per-capita tax paid on its full membership as required by Article 16, Section 2 and also be current in its repayment of loans from the Emergency Disputes Fund. Representation of local unions shall be allocated on the basis of the average amount of per-capita tax paid monthly by the local union on its members during the preceding twelve (12) months ending November 30th. In the case of new local unions not in existence for the full preceding year, per-capita tax paid will be averaged over the period of their existence on a monthly basis.

Section 2: Delegates-at-Large. All Executive Board Members by virtue of their election shall be Delegates-at-large and are entitled to full voice and vote except for elections of Officers and District Representatives. The President will only vote when necessary to resolve a tie.

Section 3: Alternate Delegates. Upon presentation of proper credentials, Locals may send as many alternate delegates to Convention as they see fit. Alternate delegates may participate in discussion however have no vote. In the absence of seated delegates, alternate delegates shall be seated with voting power, as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

Section 4: Representation. A delegate must be a member of the Local they represent.

Section 5: Quorum and Legal Majority. A simple majority of the Locals of this organization will constitute a quorum at Convention. Unless otherwise stated a simple majority of delegates present and voting will legalize action on all questions.

Section 6: Delegate Voting. Each seated delegate present shall be entitled to one (1) vote at Convention provided that, if a roll call vote is called for, and forty percent (40%) of the delegates present agree, each delegate will vote an equal portion of their Locals per capita.

Section 7: Active Retiree Members. Active Retiree Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings, seminars, and Conventions of the P.F.F.I upon payment of any fees or registrations. At Conventions, they shall be allowed to form a Retiree’s Advisory Committee provided that at least four (4) retirees are in attendance. Said committee shall have the privilege of submitting advisory resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS ARTICLE 13

Section 1: Resolutions. Convention resolutions must be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer at least forty-five (45) days prior to Convention. Late resolutions not meeting these requirements shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates to be considered and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for acceptance.

Section 2: Local Notification. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send copies of all resolutions in their possession to each member Local thirty (30) days prior to each Convention.

AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 14

Section 1: At Convention. The Constitution and Bylaws of this Organization may be amended at Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates.

FINANCES ARTICLE 15

Section 1: Per Capita Dues. Each Local affiliated with this Organization shall pay by way of per capita dues, the sum of seventeen dollars and nineteen cents ($17.19) per month for each member in good standing, of which twelve dollars and eight four cents ($12.84) will go in the General Fund, two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) for the Legislative fund, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the Work Replacement Fund, and five cents (.05¢) for the LODD Attendance Fund. Per-capita dues shall be adjusted if deemed necessary by the Executive Board between 0% and 4% to be effective January 1st of each year. The Executive Board shall make the decision on the percentage increase at the Fall Education Seminar Board Meeting based on information provided by the Secretary/Treasurer regarding the financial state of the PFFI. The Secretary/Treasurer shall send the announcement of the determined percentage with the Convention Call for the following year. PFFI Locals will be encouraged to remain involved in their respective Central Labor Council (CLC) as well as the AFL-CIO.

Section 2: Assessments and Dues Collections: The Secretary-Treasurer of each Local shall collect all assessments and dues from each member and forward the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the PFFI with a report showing the month, number of members and the amount paid by each member by the fifteenth (15th) of the month following the due date (1st of the month for the previous month of per-capita tax). Upon receipt of said funds the Secretary-Treasurer shall forward a receipt to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Dues are to be paid monthly prior to annual Conventions. If dues are not paid, the Locals current contract in electronic format and a list of current Local members in Excel format is not provided to the PFFI Secretary-Treasurer, delegates will not be seated.

Section 3: Arrearage. Arrearage in a Local's payments of their per capita dues and assessments will be a continuing obligation of that Local. Any local union of the Association which fails to comply and pay its full per capita tax as aforesaid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following its due date shall be considered delinquent and it shall be notified by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer of such delinquency, and, if on the fifteenth (15th) day of the third (3rd) month following the first day of delinquency it is still in arrears, such local union and all of its members shall be automatically suspended from membership in good standing of this Association; provided, however, that automatic suspension shall not occur in the event the Executive Board gives its approval to exempt a particular local union from such automatic suspension. The notice of delinquency issued by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer shall be sent to the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the delinquent local union, the President of the P.F.F.I. and also to the District Vice- President of the District involved. Any local union which is under suspension shall not have a voice or vote in any matters of the P.F.F.I. nor shall it be eligible for services of the P.F.F.I. A suspended local union and its membership may be reinstated in the P.F.F.I. upon payment of all arrearages as well as a fifty-dollar ($50) reinstatement fee; provided, however, that the P.F.F.I. President with the consent of the Executive Board shall, for good cause shown, have the authority to waive payment of all or a portion of such arrearages and fees.

Section 4: Retiree Dues. Dues for Active Retiree members shall be established at twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual per capita dues rounded to the nearest dollar, payable annually.

Section 5: Salaries. The salary for the office of President will be $1,764.00/month, the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be $1,345.05/month, and the office of Executive Vice-President will be $1,212.75/month. All other elected positions serve without pay.

Section 6: Executive Board Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while on approved P.F.F.I. business shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Travel Policy 16-01-2009.

Section 7: Delegate Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while attending P.F.F.I. Conventions or Seminars shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Convention Delegates Policy 16-02-2009.

Section 8: Budget. Prior to each Convention, The Executive Board shall review the revenues and expenses of the PFFI and set a budget to ensure the solvency of this Organization for the forthcoming year. The procedure contained in Line-Item Budget Format policy 16-05-2009 shall be followed for the creation of the annual budget. The budget must be voted on and approved by the delegates at Convention.

EMERGENCY DISPUTE FUND ARTICLE 16

Section 1: Purpose. An emergency dispute fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used specifically for lawyers’ fees and court costs arising from court proceedings that member Locals enter into.

Section 2: Emergency Dispute Fund Policy. Policies 17-01-2009 & 17-02-2009 contain the rules governing the Emergency Dispute Fund and the form used for repayment.

ROY PARKER MEMORIAL ARTICLE 17

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Roy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used to provide financial assistance for sons or daughters, or legally adopted children of active deceased fire fighters, planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning. In addition, one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) selected applicant per year, to a child or legally adopted child of an active PFFI member that has been accepted to a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Executive Board of the PFFI will disburse monies to applicants, as funds are available as outlined in Policy 19-01-2009.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ARTICLE 18

EDUCATION FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Health Safety and Education fund shall be enacted. Said fund shall be used to improve Fire Fighter Health and Safety and to provide for Fire Fighter Educational Opportunities.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

WORK REPLACEMENT FUND ARTICLE 19

Section 1: P.F.F.I. Work Replacement Fund. A P.F.F.I. Work Replacement fund shall be enacted. Said fund is to be used to aid in reimbursing the expense of having shifts covered for any member in good standing approved by the Executive Board as outlined in Policy 21-01-2009.

EFFECT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE 20

CONSTITUTION

Section 1: IAFF. In all manners not specifically provided for herein, the constitution of the IAFF shall apply, with special attention to Article 14 - States and Provincial Associations, Section 8 - Initiation Fees, Dues and Assessments.

UNION MADE PURCHASING ARTICLE 21

Section 1: Union Support. The PFFI will, whenever possible, place its name and logo on union and/or American–made/assembled products only.

APPENDIX A

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS of IDAHO

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Bob Chase*

12/8/1981 – 2/19/1990

Larry Williams

2/19/1990 – 3/2/1992

Rich Randolph*

3/2/1992 – 2/27/2000

Dennis Doan

2/27/2000 – 2/23/2004

Karl Malott

2/23/2004 – 3/1/2006

Ron Davies*

3/1/2006 – 3/5/2014

Tom Lovell

3/5/2014 - Present

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Ken Lunde

12/8/1981 – 5/10/1984

Rich Kirsch

5/10/1984 – 3/6/1989

Larry Williams

3/6/1989 – 2/19/1990

Gordy Gregg

2/19/1990 – 3/6/1995

Lynn Nokes*

3/6/1995 – 3/2/1998

No Vice-President Position

3/2/1998 – 2/26/2007

Mike Walker

2/26/2007 – 12/9/2012

Rob Shoplock

Appointed 12/9/2012 - Present

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joe Meyer*

12/8/1981 – 3/1/1994

Ron Grow

3/1/1994 – 3/3/1996

Scott Long*

3/3/1996 – 2/25/2008

Tom Lovell

2/25/2008 – 3/5/2014

Curtis Smith

3/5/2014 - Present

*=Emeritus Officer Status

APPENDIX B

District Vice-Presidents, District Representatives & Pension Committee Members

1981 – Present (Elected at Convention Years listed)

1981

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

1982

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1983

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1984

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1985

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1986

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1987

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1988

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Rich Kirsch Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Brian McMahon Jay Packer

1989

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Chuck Thomas Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Bob Saum Jay Packer

1990

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1991

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1992

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1993

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1994

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1995

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1996

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd William Cox

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1997 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Ed Schull Dan Cochran Steve Repp

2nd Larry Richardson Dennis Dibben Robert Lilly

3rd William Cox Jay Packer Mark Packer

1998 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Larry Richardson Karl Malott Dennis Doan

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

1999 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott Dennis Doan George Webb

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2000 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2001 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2002 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2003 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2004 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2005 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

2006 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson Gaylon Waits

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor Brian Ashton

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

4th Greg Womack Tom Lovell Tom Pawek

2007 Vice-President Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Tom Lovell Greg Womack

2008 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2009 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2010 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2011 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd Blake Campbell Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2012 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2013 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton (appt. 2/4/13)

3rd Ben Hirschi/Curtis Smith (appt. 5/17/13) Wendy Baron/Chas Clark (appt. 9/24/13)

4th Shawn Res Greg Womack

2014 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Greg Womack

2015 Vice-Present Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Rich Brown

2016 Vice-Presidents

1st Cody Anderson

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2017 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2018 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

APPENDIX C

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Legislative Committee

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the PFFI Legislative Committee to engage and provide the means for the PFFI membership to protect their right to bargain collectively, be part of the political process through the endorsement of candidates and ballot issues, to provide better working conditions and wages in association with the PFFI Lobbyist and PAC Committee.

Committee Rules

  1. The Committee Chair will be chosen by a majority vote of committee members in attendance once a year unless the seat is vacated. Elections shall take place at the first committee meeting during the annual convention
  2. The Legislative Committee Chair shall, at a minimum, make contact with each committee member and a PFFI Lobbyist once a month during the Legislative Session. Contact will be made as needed at other times throughout the year.
  3. Each PFFI District shall have a representative appointed to the committee by their District Vice President. If the District cannot retain a representative, the District VP and the PFFI President may override this rule by appointing a member at large. As determined by the PFFI President, additional committee members may be appointed from each district. Additional appointments may be made at any time throughout the legislative year.
  4. Each member is expected to contact their District VP once each month, so that the District VP can gather from and/or disseminate to each local, information that may be pertinent to this committee.
  5. This committee will work in conjunction with the PFFI Lobbyist(s), PAC Committee, and PFFI members to educate its members about current legislative issues, define an annual legislative agenda, and to develop a better working relationship within the Idaho Legislature.
  6. Working in cooperation with the PFFI Lobbyists(s) and PAC, this committee shall prepare and make available to all PFFI members, a legislative agenda/information to be used during convention, no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of each annual convention.
  7. The Committee Chair, or designee, shall prepare and give a verbal report of committee actions and plans each year during the annual convention.
  8. Changes may be made to the committee mission statement and/or rules at any time throughout the year. In order for changes to occur, a committee member must submit the changes to the committee chair, who will then poll the committee members. Changes may only occur provided there is at least a 75% agreement among the committee members.

APPENDIX D

RULES OF

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF IDAHO

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee is an organization whose mission is to protect and promote the interests of Idaho firefighters through effective, coordinated political action throughout the state of Idaho. The PFFI PAC will concern itself solely with issues that pertain to our interests. The PFFI PAC will endeavor to find, recruit, and support political candidates who have or will champion our cause in their political arena.

ARTICLE I

SECTION I. This organization shall be known as Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee.

SECTION II. References: References in these rules to “PAC, PFFI PAC, or committee” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee. References to “PFFI” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho. References to “Association” or “International” shall refer to the International Association of Firefighters.

SECTION III. Relationship of PAC to PFFI and IAFF: The PFFI PAC is an integral part of this organization, the Professional Firefighters of Idaho (PFFI) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). However, there will be no commingling of funds or assets.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the committee shall be to protect and promote the interests of firefighters in Local, County, and State politics. The PAC shall conduct political functions on behalf of the PFFI, its members, and all firefighters that the PFFI is charged to represent.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. Jurisdiction: Membership in this committee shall be limited to members of the PFFI in good standing.

SECTION II. Dues: Members must donate at least Sixty ($60.00) per calendar year to have voting rights in the PFFI PAC. If a PFFI member wishes to donate less than this he/she will have the right to join discussions but will not have voting rights.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS, ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION I. Officers: The officers of the PAC shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, and at least three other board members. This group of officers shall be known as the PFFI PAC Board. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer may be from any PFFI district. Each PFFI district, as well as the PFFI Executive Board, will have at least one representative on the Board. The maximum number of officers on the Board shall be nine (9). Efforts should be made to establish an odd number of officers for voting purposes.

SECTION II. Terms: Each of these offices shall serve a one (1) year term beginning and ending at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION III. Nominations and Appointments: The PFFI PAC Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer shall be nominated from the PFFI membership and appointed by the PFFI President with approval by the PFFI Executive Board. Additional board members will be nominated by their respective PFFI District Vice President and approved by the PFFI Executive Board. Nominations and appointments will occur at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION IV. Vacancies: Should a vacancy of the PAC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer occur mid year between conventions, the PAC Board shall nominate and elect a replacement from within the PAC Board, subject to approval by the PFFI President and E-Board. If no replacement can be found from within the PAC Board, they may nominate and elect from the PFFI membership at large.

SECTION V. Temporary, Appointments: The PAC board may create a temporary position to complete a task or project that has a definite end date. The board will make a temporary appointment to fill that position. For example, a liaison position may be created and filled to meet the needs of an endorsed candidate.

SECTION VI. Duties:

  1. Chairman. The PAC Chairman shall be responsible for the overall operation of the PAC. He/she shall conduct PAC meetings, act as primary liaison to political candidates, act as liaison to the PFFI President and E-Board, coordinate campaign efforts, etc.
  2. Secretary-Treasurer. The PAC Secretary-Treasurer will have primary responsibility for all PAC finances. He/she shall maintain all accounts, complete and file all campaign finance reports with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Board Members. PAC Board Members will assist the Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer with their duties.

ARTICLE V

COMMUNICATIONS

SECTION I. Board: The PAC board will communicate as necessary by what means are most convenient for each member.

SECTION II. General Membership: Communications from the PAC Board to the PAC general membership and amongst the general membership as a whole shall be via the PFFI website, email, district representatives, or Local presidents. In matters of significant importance communications should be sent in parallel by several media (e.g. a posting on the website in conjunction with an email and a phone call to Local presidents or district reps).

SECTION III. External Communications: Communications with external entities such as the media, other organizations, etc. will be handled by the PAC Chairman, the PFFI President, or one of their designees.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

SECTION I. Frequency: The board shall meet annually at convention and as needed and requested by the PAC Chair.

SECTION II. Notice: Communication of necessary meetings shall be made by the PAC chair.

ARTICLE VII

VOTING

SECTION I. Online Voting: All substantial issues will be available to be voted on by the entire PAC membership via online voting on the PFFI website. Substantial issues include, but are not limited to, candidate endorsement, rules changes, etc. The PAC Board will determine using their best judgment whether or not a vote on other issues need to go before the entire PAC membership.

SECTION II. Notification: Notification of the vote will be posted on the website no less than 10 days prior to the vote.

SECTION III. Discussion: The PFFI website message board will be the official forum for discussion on a particular issue or motion that is to be voted on.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION I. Endorsements: The PAC will endorse candidates based on the current PAC endorsement policy. Once questionnaires have been received from potential candidates and reviewed, the PAC Board will make recommendations for endorsements and levels of contribution. This will be posted on the PFFI website.

SECTION II. Voting guide: The PAC Board will publish a voting guide for each election cycle on the PFFI website.

ARTICLE IX

PAC POLICIES

SECTION I. Purpose: The PAC has established a set of policies that will guide the PAC in doing business. Policies will guide our decisions and actions to ensure the highest degree of consistency in meeting our mission statement. Whereas, the PAC rules describe who we are and how we are organized, the policies will describe more specifically how we do things. They also may be created, edited, or deleted between PFFI Convention sessions to allow more flexibility.

SECTION II. Creation, Editing, and Deletion of Policies: Policies may be created, edited, or deleted by a majority vote of the PAC Board. Policy changes will be publicized on the PFFI website.

SECTION III. Specific PAC Policies: Current specific PAC Policies are:


PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO

RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, being the Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho, as of the date of the meeting of Executive Board Members, do hereby adopt and ratify the Constitution & By-Laws of THE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO as proposed.

DATED this 2nd Day of March 2017.

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TOM LOVELL - President ROB SHOPLOCK – Executive V.P.

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CURTIS SMITH - Secretary/Treasurer JAKE BIEKER – 1st Dist. V.P.

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SHAUN LAUGHLIN – 2nd Dist. V.P. RYAN O’HEARN – 3rd Dist. V.P.

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RICH BROWN – 4th Dist. V.P.

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

CONSTITUTION &

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I Name

ARTICLE 2 Jurisdiction

ARTICLE 3 Objectives

ARTICLE 4 Membership

ARTICLE5 Districts

ARTICLE 6 Officers

ARTICLE 7 Executive Board

ARTICLE 8 Duties of Officers

ARTICLE 9 Elections

ARTICLE 10 Recalls

ARTICLE 11 Conventions

ARTICLE 12 Convention Representation

ARTICLE 13 Resolutions

ARTICLE 14 Amendments

ARTICLE 15 Finances

ARTICLE 16 Emergency Dispute Fund

ARTICLE 17 Guardian Policy Fund

ARTICLE 18 Roy Parker Memorial Fund

ARTICLE 19 Health Safety & Education Fund

ARTICLE 20 Work Replacement Fund

ARTICLE 21 Effect of IAFF. Constitution

ARTICLE 22 Union Made Purchasing

APPENDIX A Principal Officers History

APPENDIX B E-Board History

APPENDIX C Legislative Rules, Mission Statement

APPENDIX D PAC Rules, Mission Statement

NAME ARTICLE 1

This organization shall be known as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) as chartered by the International Association of Fire Fighters. (IAFF)

JURISDICTION ARTICLE 2

The jurisdiction of the PFFI shall comply and be in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF.

OBJECTIVES ARTICLE 3

The objectives of the PFFI shall be to:

  1. Promote fraternal fellowship among members followed up with public and private displays of solidarity.
  2. Encourage education and research related to labor, unions and the fire service.
  3. Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits and health & safety for firefighters.
  4. Continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public
  5. Provide a powerful, democratic, collective and unified voice for its members
  6. Promote organization to all fire fighters through Locals affiliated with the IAFF.
  7. Continue to promote fairness, justice and democracy.

MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE 4

Section 1: Active. The membership of the PFFI shall consist of the Members in good standing of Locals in the State of Idaho as are chartered by and affiliated with the IAFF.

Section 2: Honorary. Non-voting membership in the PFFI may be conferred by action of the Executive Board.

Section 3: Associate. In Municipalities or Fire Districts where Fire Fighters are employed but are not chartered by the IAFF, or Fire Fighters that promote out of their bargaining unit while they are members in good standing, those Fire Fighters may apply on an individual basis, for Associate membership of the PFFI. Associate Members shall be entitled to attend Convention, seminars, and workshops of the PFFI and shall be entitled to receive the information mailings of the PFFI, however Associate members have no voting rights.

Section 4: Active Retiree. When active members in good standing of an affiliated IAFF Local retire, they may become Active Retiree members of the PFFI, even if they have not availed themselves of “Active Retiree” status through their Local.

Section 5: E-Board Approval. All membership in the PFFI Organization requires the approval of the PFFI Executive Board.

Section 6: Emeritus Members. Shall have voting membership in the PFFI and treated as a delegate on the floor. Emeritus members shall not be eligible to vote in elections. Emeritus members may be conferred by resolution at the annual PFFI convention.

DISTRICTS ARTICLE 5

Section 1: The PFFI, under Article 3 of these Constitutions and By-Laws, shall be divided into Districts One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) shall be geographical in description and shall represent Locals within those boundaries. Additional Districts shall be created when a Local reaches a membership of two-hundred (200) or more members and shall be announced as such at the next regularly scheduled PFFI Convention. As this occurs, the By-Laws shall be changed to reflect the new Districts.

Section 2: The Districts shall be defined as follows:

(A) District One (1) (Northern): To include all of the following Counties in the northern part of the State; Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis & Idaho.

(B) District Two (2) (Southwestern): To include all of the following Counties in the southwestern part of the State; Adams, Valley, Washington, Gem, Payette, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore & Owyhee.

(C) District Three (3) (Southeastern): To include all of the following counties in the South-Southeastern part of the State; Lemhi, Custer, Camas, Blaine, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Freemont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Franklin & Bear Lake.

(D) District Four (4): Boise Fire Fighters Local # 149.

OFFICERS ARTICLE 6

Section 1: Officers. Officers of the PFFI shall be: The President, The Secretary-Treasurer, The Executive Vice-President, Four (4) District Vice-Presidents, one from each District. Officers will be elected at the PFFI Convention to a term of two (2) years in accordance with Article 10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ARTICLE 7

Section 1: Members. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President, and the four (4) District Vice- Presidents.

Section 2: Duties. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to transact the business of this Organization, both at and between Conventions and to attend other Conventions and Conferences that the Board may deem advisable and perform other duties as may be required by Convention action.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE 8

Section 1: President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at Convention and at meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall appoint all committees at Convention unless otherwise ordered and is an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall give a report at Convention of their official activities during the year, and shall perform such other duties as the membership may require. The President shall have the power to call a meeting of the Executive Board by giving members of said Board reasonable notice thereof.

The President, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 2: Executive Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Executive Vice-President to be the main lobbyist for the PFFI. This job shall entail meeting and conferring with members of the legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support PFFI legislation. The Executive Vice-President shall also study proposed legislation to determine possible effects on the interest of the PFFI, prepare news releases, informational pamphlets, and conduct news conferences in order to state PFFI’s interests and inform the public of features of the proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable.

During convention, the Executive Vice-President shall be tasked with the responsibility of instructing the delegates on lobbying their district legislators and educating them on legislative issues.

Outside of the legislative session the Executive Vice-President shall attend PERSI Board meetings to ensure that they stay informed of the status of the pension system. The Vice-President shall coordinate efforts with the PFFI PAC Committee in the selection of candidates for office and assist the President with any other assigned duties.

The Executive Vice-President, by virtue of their election, shall be an alternate delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 3: Secretary-Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of all business of this Organization, to take minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board, and all Convention proceedings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a copy of all such minutes to all Executive Board Members within thirty (30) days. The Executive Board members will have fifteen (15) days for correction and approval of the minutes. A copy of all approved minutes will then be sent to each executive board member and posted on the PFFI website.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive all monies of the PFFI and deposit them into their appropriate accounts in a recognized banking institution in accordance with Article 16. Upon proper documentation, the Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills of the PFFI. All checks or orders issued against deposits shall bear the signature of the Secretary-Treasurer and be countersigned by another Officer of the PFFI. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue credentials to all member Locals in good standing 60 days prior to convention.

The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

The Secretary-Treasurer, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 4: District Vice-Presidents. The District Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in such matters as deemed necessary. The District Vice-Presidents shall meet regularly with the presidents and leadership of their districts locals to discuss issues, special assignments, strategies, etc., as directed by the President. .

It shall be the duty of the PFFI District Vice-President to mentor and support the locals within their districts. District Vice-Presidents will assist locals with PFFI issues and serve to guide them with respect to PFFI policies, procedures and programs. Primary responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Manage funds allocated to their district and provide a full accounting of expenditures to the PFFI Executive Board
  • Receive requests for funding from locals and allocate
  • Attend PFFI Executive Board conference calls and meetings and complete tasks as assigned
  • Chair committees as assigned by the PFFI Executive Board and provide reports to membership
  • Engage district locals on a regular basis and provide resources as needed to ensure successful operations
  • Conduct educational programs for district locals
  • Encourage political action and district participation in local, PFFI, and IAFF PACs
  • Serve as a liaison between locals and the PFFI Executive Board and the IAFF 7th District Vice-President

Section 6: PFFI Emeritus Positions. The PFFI has established the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, District Vice-President and District Representative Emeritus. This position shall carry with it ex-officio lifetime membership in the PFFI. This position shall also carry with it the duty to advise and consult with the President and/or Executive Board upon request.

ELECTIONS ARTICLE 9

Section 1: Eligibility. In order to be eligible to hold office, an office seeker must be an Active Member in good standing with the PFFI. No member may hold more than one elected position at the same time. No member shall be eligible to run for more than one position during an election cycle.

Section 2: Nominations and Voting. Elections will be held during the final session of Convention by secret ballot. Nominations for President, Executive Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be by seated delegates from the Convention floor. The election of these Officers shall be by the seated delegates in attendance at convention, each seated delegate having one (1) vote. All nominations and votes for District Vice-Presidents shall be by the seated delegates from their respective district. Each seated delegate having one (1) vote. Candidates receiving the majority of the votes for that office shall be elected. In the case of a tie, the tie for that office will be broken. The flip of a coin decides. All other nomination & voting procedures shall be conducted as outlined in Election Rules Policy 10-01-2010.

Section 3: Election Cycles. The election of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the District 2 and District 4 Vice-Presidents shall take place on even numbered years.

The election of the Executive Vice-President and District 1 and District 3 Vice-Presidents shall take place on odd numbered years. All elected terms of office are for a period of two (2) years.

Section 4: Vacancies. In the event of an interim vacancy in the office of President, Executive Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Board shall meet no later than sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, and elect by secret ballot one of the members of such Board to fill the unexpired term of such office. In the event an interim vacancy should occur to a District Vice-President the President shall, within sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, appoint a PFFI Member from that District to fill the vacancy.

RECALL ARTICLE 10

Section 1: Procedures. Recall, misconduct, penalties, charges, trials and appeal of any officer of this Organization shall be processed in the manner prescribed in the IAFF Constitution and Bylaws.

CONVENTIONS ARTICLE 11

Section 1: Location and Date. The PFFI Convention will be held annually in Boise Idaho and to coincide with the Legislative Session. The Executive Board for good cause may set another convention site and/or date.

Section 2: Order of Business. Except as circumstances may otherwise require, Convention business shall be conducted as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

CONVENTION REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 12

Section 1: Delegates (Seated). Local unions with a membership of ten (10) or less shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. Locals with a membership exceeding ten (10) shall be entitled to delegates as follows:

Number of Members Number of Delegates

3-10 1

11-25 2

26-50 3

51-75 4

76-100 5

101-125 6

126-150 7

151-175 8

176-200 9

201or more 10

The above formula determines the distribution and maximum delegate representation at a convention. To be entitled to representation of their delegates in convention, a local union must have its per-capita tax paid on its full membership as required by Article 16, Section 2 and also be current in its repayment of loans from the Emergency Disputes Fund. Representation of local unions shall be allocated on the basis of the average amount of per-capita tax paid monthly by the local union on its members during the preceding twelve (12) months ending November 30th. In the case of new local unions not in existence for the full preceding year, per-capita tax paid will be averaged over the period of their existence on a monthly basis.

Section 2: Delegates-at-Large. All Executive Board Members by virtue of their election shall be Delegates-at-large and are entitled to full voice and vote except for elections of Officers and District Representatives. The President will only vote when necessary to resolve a tie.

Section 3: Alternate Delegates. Upon presentation of proper credentials, Locals may send as many alternate delegates to Convention as they see fit. Alternate delegates may participate in discussion however have no vote. In the absence of seated delegates, alternate delegates shall be seated with voting power, as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

Section 4: Representation. A delegate must be a member of the Local they represent.

Section 5: Quorum and Legal Majority. A simple majority of the Locals of this organization will constitute a quorum at Convention. Unless otherwise stated a simple majority of delegates present and voting will legalize action on all questions.

Section 6: Delegate Voting. Each seated delegate present shall be entitled to one (1) vote at Convention provided that, if a roll call vote is called for, and forty percent (40%) of the delegates present agree, each delegate will vote an equal portion of their Locals per capita.

Section 7: Active Retiree Members. Active Retiree Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings, seminars, and Conventions of the P.F.F.I upon payment of any fees or registrations. At Conventions, they shall be allowed to form a Retiree’s Advisory Committee provided that at least four (4) retirees are in attendance. Said committee shall have the privilege of submitting advisory resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS ARTICLE 13

Section 1: Resolutions. Convention resolutions must be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer at least forty-five (45) days prior to Convention. Late resolutions not meeting these requirements shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates to be considered and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for acceptance.

Section 2: Local Notification. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send copies of all resolutions in their possession to each member Local thirty (30) days prior to each Convention.

AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 14

Section 1: At Convention. The Constitution and Bylaws of this Organization may be amended at Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates.

FINANCES ARTICLE 15

Section 1: Per Capita Dues. Each Local affiliated with this Organization shall pay by way of per capita dues, the sum of seventeen dollars and nineteen cents ($17.19) per month for each member in good standing, of which twelve dollars and eight four cents ($12.84) will go in the General Fund, two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) for the Legislative fund, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the Work Replacement Fund, and five cents (.05¢) for the LODD Attendance Fund. Per-capita dues shall be adjusted if deemed necessary by the Executive Board between 0% and 4% to be effective January 1st of each year. The Executive Board shall make the decision on the percentage increase at the Fall Education Seminar Board Meeting based on information provided by the Secretary/Treasurer regarding the financial state of the PFFI. The Secretary/Treasurer shall send the announcement of the determined percentage with the Convention Call for the following year. PFFI Locals will be encouraged to remain involved in their respective Central Labor Council (CLC) as well as the AFL-CIO.

Section 2: Assessments and Dues Collections: The Secretary-Treasurer of each Local shall collect all assessments and dues from each member and forward the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the PFFI with a report showing the month, number of members and the amount paid by each member by the fifteenth (15th) of the month following the due date (1st of the month for the previous month of per-capita tax). Upon receipt of said funds the Secretary-Treasurer shall forward a receipt to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Dues are to be paid monthly prior to annual Conventions. If dues are not paid, the Locals current contract in electronic format and a list of current Local members in Excel format is not provided to the PFFI Secretary-Treasurer, delegates will not be seated.

Section 3: Arrearage. Arrearage in a Local's payments of their per capita dues and assessments will be a continuing obligation of that Local. Any local union of the Association which fails to comply and pay its full per capita tax as aforesaid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following its due date shall be considered delinquent and it shall be notified by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer of such delinquency, and, if on the fifteenth (15th) day of the third (3rd) month following the first day of delinquency it is still in arrears, such local union and all of its members shall be automatically suspended from membership in good standing of this Association; provided, however, that automatic suspension shall not occur in the event the Executive Board gives its approval to exempt a particular local union from such automatic suspension. The notice of delinquency issued by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer shall be sent to the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the delinquent local union, the President of the P.F.F.I. and also to the District Vice- President of the District involved. Any local union which is under suspension shall not have a voice or vote in any matters of the P.F.F.I. nor shall it be eligible for services of the P.F.F.I. A suspended local union and its membership may be reinstated in the P.F.F.I. upon payment of all arrearages as well as a fifty-dollar ($50) reinstatement fee; provided, however, that the P.F.F.I. President with the consent of the Executive Board shall, for good cause shown, have the authority to waive payment of all or a portion of such arrearages and fees.

Section 4: Retiree Dues. Dues for Active Retiree members shall be established at twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual per capita dues rounded to the nearest dollar, payable annually.

Section 5: Salaries. The salary for the office of President will be $1,764.00/month, the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be $1,345.05/month, and the office of Executive Vice-President will be $1,212.75/month. All other elected positions serve without pay.

Section 6: Executive Board Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while on approved P.F.F.I. business shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Travel Policy 16-01-2009.

Section 7: Delegate Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while attending P.F.F.I. Conventions or Seminars shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Convention Delegates Policy 16-02-2009.

Section 8: Budget. Prior to each Convention, The Executive Board shall review the revenues and expenses of the PFFI and set a budget to ensure the solvency of this Organization for the forthcoming year. The procedure contained in Line-Item Budget Format policy 16-05-2009 shall be followed for the creation of the annual budget. The budget must be voted on and approved by the delegates at Convention.

EMERGENCY DISPUTE FUND ARTICLE 16

Section 1: Purpose. An emergency dispute fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used specifically for lawyers’ fees and court costs arising from court proceedings that member Locals enter into.

Section 2: Emergency Dispute Fund Policy. Policies 17-01-2009 & 17-02-2009 contain the rules governing the Emergency Dispute Fund and the form used for repayment.

ROY PARKER MEMORIAL ARTICLE 17

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Roy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used to provide financial assistance for sons or daughters, or legally adopted children of active deceased fire fighters, planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning. In addition, one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) selected applicant per year, to a child or legally adopted child of an active PFFI member that has been accepted to a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Executive Board of the PFFI will disburse monies to applicants, as funds are available as outlined in Policy 19-01-2009.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ARTICLE 18

EDUCATION FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Health Safety and Education fund shall be enacted. Said fund shall be used to improve Fire Fighter Health and Safety and to provide for Fire Fighter Educational Opportunities.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

WORK REPLACEMENT FUND ARTICLE 19

Section 1: P.F.F.I. Work Replacement Fund. A P.F.F.I. Work Replacement fund shall be enacted. Said fund is to be used to aid in reimbursing the expense of having shifts covered for any member in good standing approved by the Executive Board as outlined in Policy 21-01-2009.

EFFECT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE 20

CONSTITUTION

Section 1: IAFF. In all manners not specifically provided for herein, the constitution of the IAFF shall apply, with special attention to Article 14 - States and Provincial Associations, Section 8 - Initiation Fees, Dues and Assessments.

UNION MADE PURCHASING ARTICLE 21

Section 1: Union Support. The PFFI will, whenever possible, place its name and logo on union and/or American–made/assembled products only.

APPENDIX A

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS of IDAHO

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Bob Chase*

12/8/1981 – 2/19/1990

Larry Williams

2/19/1990 – 3/2/1992

Rich Randolph*

3/2/1992 – 2/27/2000

Dennis Doan

2/27/2000 – 2/23/2004

Karl Malott

2/23/2004 – 3/1/2006

Ron Davies*

3/1/2006 – 3/5/2014

Tom Lovell

3/5/2014 - Present

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Ken Lunde

12/8/1981 – 5/10/1984

Rich Kirsch

5/10/1984 – 3/6/1989

Larry Williams

3/6/1989 – 2/19/1990

Gordy Gregg

2/19/1990 – 3/6/1995

Lynn Nokes*

3/6/1995 – 3/2/1998

No Vice-President Position

3/2/1998 – 2/26/2007

Mike Walker

2/26/2007 – 12/9/2012

Rob Shoplock

Appointed 12/9/2012 - Present

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joe Meyer*

12/8/1981 – 3/1/1994

Ron Grow

3/1/1994 – 3/3/1996

Scott Long*

3/3/1996 – 2/25/2008

Tom Lovell

2/25/2008 – 3/5/2014

Curtis Smith

3/5/2014 - Present

*=Emeritus Officer Status

APPENDIX B

District Vice-Presidents, District Representatives & Pension Committee Members

1981 – Present (Elected at Convention Years listed)

1981

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

1982

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1983

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1984

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1985

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1986

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1987

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1988

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Rich Kirsch Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Brian McMahon Jay Packer

1989

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Chuck Thomas Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Bob Saum Jay Packer

1990

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1991

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1992

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1993

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1994

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1995

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1996

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd William Cox

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1997 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Ed Schull Dan Cochran Steve Repp

2nd Larry Richardson Dennis Dibben Robert Lilly

3rd William Cox Jay Packer Mark Packer

1998 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Larry Richardson Karl Malott Dennis Doan

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

1999 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott Dennis Doan George Webb

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2000 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2001 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2002 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2003 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2004 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2005 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

2006 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson Gaylon Waits

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor Brian Ashton

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

4th Greg Womack Tom Lovell Tom Pawek

2007 Vice-President Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Tom Lovell Greg Womack

2008 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2009 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2010 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2011 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd Blake Campbell Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2012 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2013 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton (appt. 2/4/13)

3rd Ben Hirschi/Curtis Smith (appt. 5/17/13) Wendy Baron/Chas Clark (appt. 9/24/13)

4th Shawn Res Greg Womack

2014 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Greg Womack

2015 Vice-Present Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Rich Brown

2016 Vice-Presidents

1st Cody Anderson

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2017 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2018 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

APPENDIX C

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Legislative Committee

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the PFFI Legislative Committee to engage and provide the means for the PFFI membership to protect their right to bargain collectively, be part of the political process through the endorsement of candidates and ballot issues, to provide better working conditions and wages in association with the PFFI Lobbyist and PAC Committee.

Committee Rules

  1. The Committee Chair will be chosen by a majority vote of committee members in attendance once a year unless the seat is vacated. Elections shall take place at the first committee meeting during the annual convention
  2. The Legislative Committee Chair shall, at a minimum, make contact with each committee member and a PFFI Lobbyist once a month during the Legislative Session. Contact will be made as needed at other times throughout the year.
  3. Each PFFI District shall have a representative appointed to the committee by their District Vice President. If the District cannot retain a representative, the District VP and the PFFI President may override this rule by appointing a member at large. As determined by the PFFI President, additional committee members may be appointed from each district. Additional appointments may be made at any time throughout the legislative year.
  4. Each member is expected to contact their District VP once each month, so that the District VP can gather from and/or disseminate to each local, information that may be pertinent to this committee.
  5. This committee will work in conjunction with the PFFI Lobbyist(s), PAC Committee, and PFFI members to educate its members about current legislative issues, define an annual legislative agenda, and to develop a better working relationship within the Idaho Legislature.
  6. Working in cooperation with the PFFI Lobbyists(s) and PAC, this committee shall prepare and make available to all PFFI members, a legislative agenda/information to be used during convention, no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of each annual convention.
  7. The Committee Chair, or designee, shall prepare and give a verbal report of committee actions and plans each year during the annual convention.
  8. Changes may be made to the committee mission statement and/or rules at any time throughout the year. In order for changes to occur, a committee member must submit the changes to the committee chair, who will then poll the committee members. Changes may only occur provided there is at least a 75% agreement among the committee members.

APPENDIX D

RULES OF

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF IDAHO

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee is an organization whose mission is to protect and promote the interests of Idaho firefighters through effective, coordinated political action throughout the state of Idaho. The PFFI PAC will concern itself solely with issues that pertain to our interests. The PFFI PAC will endeavor to find, recruit, and support political candidates who have or will champion our cause in their political arena.

ARTICLE I

SECTION I. This organization shall be known as Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee.

SECTION II. References: References in these rules to “PAC, PFFI PAC, or committee” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee. References to “PFFI” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho. References to “Association” or “International” shall refer to the International Association of Firefighters.

SECTION III. Relationship of PAC to PFFI and IAFF: The PFFI PAC is an integral part of this organization, the Professional Firefighters of Idaho (PFFI) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). However, there will be no commingling of funds or assets.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the committee shall be to protect and promote the interests of firefighters in Local, County, and State politics. The PAC shall conduct political functions on behalf of the PFFI, its members, and all firefighters that the PFFI is charged to represent.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. Jurisdiction: Membership in this committee shall be limited to members of the PFFI in good standing.

SECTION II. Dues: Members must donate at least Sixty ($60.00) per calendar year to have voting rights in the PFFI PAC. If a PFFI member wishes to donate less than this he/she will have the right to join discussions but will not have voting rights.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS, ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION I. Officers: The officers of the PAC shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, and at least three other board members. This group of officers shall be known as the PFFI PAC Board. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer may be from any PFFI district. Each PFFI district, as well as the PFFI Executive Board, will have at least one representative on the Board. The maximum number of officers on the Board shall be nine (9). Efforts should be made to establish an odd number of officers for voting purposes.

SECTION II. Terms: Each of these offices shall serve a one (1) year term beginning and ending at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION III. Nominations and Appointments: The PFFI PAC Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer shall be nominated from the PFFI membership and appointed by the PFFI President with approval by the PFFI Executive Board. Additional board members will be nominated by their respective PFFI District Vice President and approved by the PFFI Executive Board. Nominations and appointments will occur at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION IV. Vacancies: Should a vacancy of the PAC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer occur mid year between conventions, the PAC Board shall nominate and elect a replacement from within the PAC Board, subject to approval by the PFFI President and E-Board. If no replacement can be found from within the PAC Board, they may nominate and elect from the PFFI membership at large.

SECTION V. Temporary, Appointments: The PAC board may create a temporary position to complete a task or project that has a definite end date. The board will make a temporary appointment to fill that position. For example, a liaison position may be created and filled to meet the needs of an endorsed candidate.

SECTION VI. Duties:

  1. Chairman. The PAC Chairman shall be responsible for the overall operation of the PAC. He/she shall conduct PAC meetings, act as primary liaison to political candidates, act as liaison to the PFFI President and E-Board, coordinate campaign efforts, etc.
  2. Secretary-Treasurer. The PAC Secretary-Treasurer will have primary responsibility for all PAC finances. He/she shall maintain all accounts, complete and file all campaign finance reports with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Board Members. PAC Board Members will assist the Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer with their duties.

ARTICLE V

COMMUNICATIONS

SECTION I. Board: The PAC board will communicate as necessary by what means are most convenient for each member.

SECTION II. General Membership: Communications from the PAC Board to the PAC general membership and amongst the general membership as a whole shall be via the PFFI website, email, district representatives, or Local presidents. In matters of significant importance communications should be sent in parallel by several media (e.g. a posting on the website in conjunction with an email and a phone call to Local presidents or district reps).

SECTION III. External Communications: Communications with external entities such as the media, other organizations, etc. will be handled by the PAC Chairman, the PFFI President, or one of their designees.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

SECTION I. Frequency: The board shall meet annually at convention and as needed and requested by the PAC Chair.

SECTION II. Notice: Communication of necessary meetings shall be made by the PAC chair.

ARTICLE VII

VOTING

SECTION I. Online Voting: All substantial issues will be available to be voted on by the entire PAC membership via online voting on the PFFI website. Substantial issues include, but are not limited to, candidate endorsement, rules changes, etc. The PAC Board will determine using their best judgment whether or not a vote on other issues need to go before the entire PAC membership.

SECTION II. Notification: Notification of the vote will be posted on the website no less than 10 days prior to the vote.

SECTION III. Discussion: The PFFI website message board will be the official forum for discussion on a particular issue or motion that is to be voted on.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION I. Endorsements: The PAC will endorse candidates based on the current PAC endorsement policy. Once questionnaires have been received from potential candidates and reviewed, the PAC Board will make recommendations for endorsements and levels of contribution. This will be posted on the PFFI website.

SECTION II. Voting guide: The PAC Board will publish a voting guide for each election cycle on the PFFI website.

ARTICLE IX

PAC POLICIES

SECTION I. Purpose: The PAC has established a set of policies that will guide the PAC in doing business. Policies will guide our decisions and actions to ensure the highest degree of consistency in meeting our mission statement. Whereas, the PAC rules describe who we are and how we are organized, the policies will describe more specifically how we do things. They also may be created, edited, or deleted between PFFI Convention sessions to allow more flexibility.

SECTION II. Creation, Editing, and Deletion of Policies: Policies may be created, edited, or deleted by a majority vote of the PAC Board. Policy changes will be publicized on the PFFI website.

SECTION III. Specific PAC Policies: Current specific PAC Policies are:


PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO

RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, being the Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho, as of the date of the meeting of Executive Board Members, do hereby adopt and ratify the Constitution & By-Laws of THE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO as proposed.

DATED this 2nd Day of March 2017.

______________________________ _____________________________

TOM LOVELL - President ROB SHOPLOCK – Executive V.P.

______________________________ ______________________________

CURTIS SMITH - Secretary/Treasurer JAKE BIEKER – 1st Dist. V.P.

______________________________ ______________________________

SHAUN LAUGHLIN – 2nd Dist. V.P. RYAN O’HEARN – 3rd Dist. V.P.

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RICH BROWN – 4th Dist. V.P.

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

CONSTITUTION &

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I Name

ARTICLE 2 Jurisdiction

ARTICLE 3 Objectives

ARTICLE 4 Membership

ARTICLE5 Districts

ARTICLE 6 Officers

ARTICLE 7 Executive Board

ARTICLE 8 Duties of Officers

ARTICLE 9 Elections

ARTICLE 10 Recalls

ARTICLE 11 Conventions

ARTICLE 12 Convention Representation

ARTICLE 13 Resolutions

ARTICLE 14 Amendments

ARTICLE 15 Finances

ARTICLE 16 Emergency Dispute Fund

ARTICLE 17 Guardian Policy Fund

ARTICLE 18 Roy Parker Memorial Fund

ARTICLE 19 Health Safety & Education Fund

ARTICLE 20 Work Replacement Fund

ARTICLE 21 Effect of IAFF. Constitution

ARTICLE 22 Union Made Purchasing

APPENDIX A Principal Officers History

APPENDIX B E-Board History

APPENDIX C Legislative Rules, Mission Statement

APPENDIX D PAC Rules, Mission Statement

NAME ARTICLE 1

This organization shall be known as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) as chartered by the International Association of Fire Fighters. (IAFF)

JURISDICTION ARTICLE 2

The jurisdiction of the PFFI shall comply and be in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF.

OBJECTIVES ARTICLE 3

The objectives of the PFFI shall be to:

  1. Promote fraternal fellowship among members followed up with public and private displays of solidarity.
  2. Encourage education and research related to labor, unions and the fire service.
  3. Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits and health & safety for firefighters.
  4. Continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public
  5. Provide a powerful, democratic, collective and unified voice for its members
  6. Promote organization to all fire fighters through Locals affiliated with the IAFF.
  7. Continue to promote fairness, justice and democracy.

MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE 4

Section 1: Active. The membership of the PFFI shall consist of the Members in good standing of Locals in the State of Idaho as are chartered by and affiliated with the IAFF.

Section 2: Honorary. Non-voting membership in the PFFI may be conferred by action of the Executive Board.

Section 3: Associate. In Municipalities or Fire Districts where Fire Fighters are employed but are not chartered by the IAFF, or Fire Fighters that promote out of their bargaining unit while they are members in good standing, those Fire Fighters may apply on an individual basis, for Associate membership of the PFFI. Associate Members shall be entitled to attend Convention, seminars, and workshops of the PFFI and shall be entitled to receive the information mailings of the PFFI, however Associate members have no voting rights.

Section 4: Active Retiree. When active members in good standing of an affiliated IAFF Local retire, they may become Active Retiree members of the PFFI, even if they have not availed themselves of “Active Retiree” status through their Local.

Section 5: E-Board Approval. All membership in the PFFI Organization requires the approval of the PFFI Executive Board.

Section 6: Emeritus Members. Shall have voting membership in the PFFI and treated as a delegate on the floor. Emeritus members shall not be eligible to vote in elections. Emeritus members may be conferred by resolution at the annual PFFI convention.

DISTRICTS ARTICLE 5

Section 1: The PFFI, under Article 3 of these Constitutions and By-Laws, shall be divided into Districts One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) shall be geographical in description and shall represent Locals within those boundaries. Additional Districts shall be created when a Local reaches a membership of two-hundred (200) or more members and shall be announced as such at the next regularly scheduled PFFI Convention. As this occurs, the By-Laws shall be changed to reflect the new Districts.

Section 2: The Districts shall be defined as follows:

(A) District One (1) (Northern): To include all of the following Counties in the northern part of the State; Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis & Idaho.

(B) District Two (2) (Southwestern): To include all of the following Counties in the southwestern part of the State; Adams, Valley, Washington, Gem, Payette, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore & Owyhee.

(C) District Three (3) (Southeastern): To include all of the following counties in the South-Southeastern part of the State; Lemhi, Custer, Camas, Blaine, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Freemont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Franklin & Bear Lake.

(D) District Four (4): Boise Fire Fighters Local # 149.

OFFICERS ARTICLE 6

Section 1: Officers. Officers of the PFFI shall be: The President, The Secretary-Treasurer, The Executive Vice-President, Four (4) District Vice-Presidents, one from each District. Officers will be elected at the PFFI Convention to a term of two (2) years in accordance with Article 10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ARTICLE 7

Section 1: Members. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President, and the four (4) District Vice- Presidents.

Section 2: Duties. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to transact the business of this Organization, both at and between Conventions and to attend other Conventions and Conferences that the Board may deem advisable and perform other duties as may be required by Convention action.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE 8

Section 1: President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at Convention and at meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall appoint all committees at Convention unless otherwise ordered and is an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall give a report at Convention of their official activities during the year, and shall perform such other duties as the membership may require. The President shall have the power to call a meeting of the Executive Board by giving members of said Board reasonable notice thereof.

The President, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 2: Executive Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Executive Vice-President to be the main lobbyist for the PFFI. This job shall entail meeting and conferring with members of the legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support PFFI legislation. The Executive Vice-President shall also study proposed legislation to determine possible effects on the interest of the PFFI, prepare news releases, informational pamphlets, and conduct news conferences in order to state PFFI’s interests and inform the public of features of the proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable.

During convention, the Executive Vice-President shall be tasked with the responsibility of instructing the delegates on lobbying their district legislators and educating them on legislative issues.

Outside of the legislative session the Executive Vice-President shall attend PERSI Board meetings to ensure that they stay informed of the status of the pension system. The Vice-President shall coordinate efforts with the PFFI PAC Committee in the selection of candidates for office and assist the President with any other assigned duties.

The Executive Vice-President, by virtue of their election, shall be an alternate delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 3: Secretary-Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of all business of this Organization, to take minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board, and all Convention proceedings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a copy of all such minutes to all Executive Board Members within thirty (30) days. The Executive Board members will have fifteen (15) days for correction and approval of the minutes. A copy of all approved minutes will then be sent to each executive board member and posted on the PFFI website.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive all monies of the PFFI and deposit them into their appropriate accounts in a recognized banking institution in accordance with Article 16. Upon proper documentation, the Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills of the PFFI. All checks or orders issued against deposits shall bear the signature of the Secretary-Treasurer and be countersigned by another Officer of the PFFI. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue credentials to all member Locals in good standing 60 days prior to convention.

The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

The Secretary-Treasurer, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 4: District Vice-Presidents. The District Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in such matters as deemed necessary. The District Vice-Presidents shall meet regularly with the presidents and leadership of their districts locals to discuss issues, special assignments, strategies, etc., as directed by the President. .

It shall be the duty of the PFFI District Vice-President to mentor and support the locals within their districts. District Vice-Presidents will assist locals with PFFI issues and serve to guide them with respect to PFFI policies, procedures and programs. Primary responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Manage funds allocated to their district and provide a full accounting of expenditures to the PFFI Executive Board
  • Receive requests for funding from locals and allocate
  • Attend PFFI Executive Board conference calls and meetings and complete tasks as assigned
  • Chair committees as assigned by the PFFI Executive Board and provide reports to membership
  • Engage district locals on a regular basis and provide resources as needed to ensure successful operations
  • Conduct educational programs for district locals
  • Encourage political action and district participation in local, PFFI, and IAFF PACs
  • Serve as a liaison between locals and the PFFI Executive Board and the IAFF 7th District Vice-President

Section 6: PFFI Emeritus Positions. The PFFI has established the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, District Vice-President and District Representative Emeritus. This position shall carry with it ex-officio lifetime membership in the PFFI. This position shall also carry with it the duty to advise and consult with the President and/or Executive Board upon request.

ELECTIONS ARTICLE 9

Section 1: Eligibility. In order to be eligible to hold office, an office seeker must be an Active Member in good standing with the PFFI. No member may hold more than one elected position at the same time. No member shall be eligible to run for more than one position during an election cycle.

Section 2: Nominations and Voting. Elections will be held during the final session of Convention by secret ballot. Nominations for President, Executive Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be by seated delegates from the Convention floor. The election of these Officers shall be by the seated delegates in attendance at convention, each seated delegate having one (1) vote. All nominations and votes for District Vice-Presidents shall be by the seated delegates from their respective district. Each seated delegate having one (1) vote. Candidates receiving the majority of the votes for that office shall be elected. In the case of a tie, the tie for that office will be broken. The flip of a coin decides. All other nomination & voting procedures shall be conducted as outlined in Election Rules Policy 10-01-2010.

Section 3: Election Cycles. The election of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the District 2 and District 4 Vice-Presidents shall take place on even numbered years.

The election of the Executive Vice-President and District 1 and District 3 Vice-Presidents shall take place on odd numbered years. All elected terms of office are for a period of two (2) years.

Section 4: Vacancies. In the event of an interim vacancy in the office of President, Executive Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Board shall meet no later than sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, and elect by secret ballot one of the members of such Board to fill the unexpired term of such office. In the event an interim vacancy should occur to a District Vice-President the President shall, within sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, appoint a PFFI Member from that District to fill the vacancy.

RECALL ARTICLE 10

Section 1: Procedures. Recall, misconduct, penalties, charges, trials and appeal of any officer of this Organization shall be processed in the manner prescribed in the IAFF Constitution and Bylaws.

CONVENTIONS ARTICLE 11

Section 1: Location and Date. The PFFI Convention will be held annually in Boise Idaho and to coincide with the Legislative Session. The Executive Board for good cause may set another convention site and/or date.

Section 2: Order of Business. Except as circumstances may otherwise require, Convention business shall be conducted as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

CONVENTION REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 12

Section 1: Delegates (Seated). Local unions with a membership of ten (10) or less shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. Locals with a membership exceeding ten (10) shall be entitled to delegates as follows:

Number of Members Number of Delegates

3-10 1

11-25 2

26-50 3

51-75 4

76-100 5

101-125 6

126-150 7

151-175 8

176-200 9

201or more 10

The above formula determines the distribution and maximum delegate representation at a convention. To be entitled to representation of their delegates in convention, a local union must have its per-capita tax paid on its full membership as required by Article 16, Section 2 and also be current in its repayment of loans from the Emergency Disputes Fund. Representation of local unions shall be allocated on the basis of the average amount of per-capita tax paid monthly by the local union on its members during the preceding twelve (12) months ending November 30th. In the case of new local unions not in existence for the full preceding year, per-capita tax paid will be averaged over the period of their existence on a monthly basis.

Section 2: Delegates-at-Large. All Executive Board Members by virtue of their election shall be Delegates-at-large and are entitled to full voice and vote except for elections of Officers and District Representatives. The President will only vote when necessary to resolve a tie.

Section 3: Alternate Delegates. Upon presentation of proper credentials, Locals may send as many alternate delegates to Convention as they see fit. Alternate delegates may participate in discussion however have no vote. In the absence of seated delegates, alternate delegates shall be seated with voting power, as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

Section 4: Representation. A delegate must be a member of the Local they represent.

Section 5: Quorum and Legal Majority. A simple majority of the Locals of this organization will constitute a quorum at Convention. Unless otherwise stated a simple majority of delegates present and voting will legalize action on all questions.

Section 6: Delegate Voting. Each seated delegate present shall be entitled to one (1) vote at Convention provided that, if a roll call vote is called for, and forty percent (40%) of the delegates present agree, each delegate will vote an equal portion of their Locals per capita.

Section 7: Active Retiree Members. Active Retiree Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings, seminars, and Conventions of the P.F.F.I upon payment of any fees or registrations. At Conventions, they shall be allowed to form a Retiree’s Advisory Committee provided that at least four (4) retirees are in attendance. Said committee shall have the privilege of submitting advisory resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS ARTICLE 13

Section 1: Resolutions. Convention resolutions must be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer at least forty-five (45) days prior to Convention. Late resolutions not meeting these requirements shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates to be considered and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for acceptance.

Section 2: Local Notification. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send copies of all resolutions in their possession to each member Local thirty (30) days prior to each Convention.

AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 14

Section 1: At Convention. The Constitution and Bylaws of this Organization may be amended at Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates.

FINANCES ARTICLE 15

Section 1: Per Capita Dues. Each Local affiliated with this Organization shall pay by way of per capita dues, the sum of seventeen dollars and nineteen cents ($17.19) per month for each member in good standing, of which twelve dollars and eight four cents ($12.84) will go in the General Fund, two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) for the Legislative fund, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the Work Replacement Fund, and five cents (.05¢) for the LODD Attendance Fund. Per-capita dues shall be adjusted if deemed necessary by the Executive Board between 0% and 4% to be effective January 1st of each year. The Executive Board shall make the decision on the percentage increase at the Fall Education Seminar Board Meeting based on information provided by the Secretary/Treasurer regarding the financial state of the PFFI. The Secretary/Treasurer shall send the announcement of the determined percentage with the Convention Call for the following year. PFFI Locals will be encouraged to remain involved in their respective Central Labor Council (CLC) as well as the AFL-CIO.

Section 2: Assessments and Dues Collections: The Secretary-Treasurer of each Local shall collect all assessments and dues from each member and forward the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the PFFI with a report showing the month, number of members and the amount paid by each member by the fifteenth (15th) of the month following the due date (1st of the month for the previous month of per-capita tax). Upon receipt of said funds the Secretary-Treasurer shall forward a receipt to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Dues are to be paid monthly prior to annual Conventions. If dues are not paid, the Locals current contract in electronic format and a list of current Local members in Excel format is not provided to the PFFI Secretary-Treasurer, delegates will not be seated.

Section 3: Arrearage. Arrearage in a Local's payments of their per capita dues and assessments will be a continuing obligation of that Local. Any local union of the Association which fails to comply and pay its full per capita tax as aforesaid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following its due date shall be considered delinquent and it shall be notified by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer of such delinquency, and, if on the fifteenth (15th) day of the third (3rd) month following the first day of delinquency it is still in arrears, such local union and all of its members shall be automatically suspended from membership in good standing of this Association; provided, however, that automatic suspension shall not occur in the event the Executive Board gives its approval to exempt a particular local union from such automatic suspension. The notice of delinquency issued by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer shall be sent to the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the delinquent local union, the President of the P.F.F.I. and also to the District Vice- President of the District involved. Any local union which is under suspension shall not have a voice or vote in any matters of the P.F.F.I. nor shall it be eligible for services of the P.F.F.I. A suspended local union and its membership may be reinstated in the P.F.F.I. upon payment of all arrearages as well as a fifty-dollar ($50) reinstatement fee; provided, however, that the P.F.F.I. President with the consent of the Executive Board shall, for good cause shown, have the authority to waive payment of all or a portion of such arrearages and fees.

Section 4: Retiree Dues. Dues for Active Retiree members shall be established at twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual per capita dues rounded to the nearest dollar, payable annually.

Section 5: Salaries. The salary for the office of President will be $1,764.00/month, the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be $1,345.05/month, and the office of Executive Vice-President will be $1,212.75/month. All other elected positions serve without pay.

Section 6: Executive Board Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while on approved P.F.F.I. business shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Travel Policy 16-01-2009.

Section 7: Delegate Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while attending P.F.F.I. Conventions or Seminars shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Convention Delegates Policy 16-02-2009.

Section 8: Budget. Prior to each Convention, The Executive Board shall review the revenues and expenses of the PFFI and set a budget to ensure the solvency of this Organization for the forthcoming year. The procedure contained in Line-Item Budget Format policy 16-05-2009 shall be followed for the creation of the annual budget. The budget must be voted on and approved by the delegates at Convention.

EMERGENCY DISPUTE FUND ARTICLE 16

Section 1: Purpose. An emergency dispute fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used specifically for lawyers’ fees and court costs arising from court proceedings that member Locals enter into.

Section 2: Emergency Dispute Fund Policy. Policies 17-01-2009 & 17-02-2009 contain the rules governing the Emergency Dispute Fund and the form used for repayment.

ROY PARKER MEMORIAL ARTICLE 17

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Roy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used to provide financial assistance for sons or daughters, or legally adopted children of active deceased fire fighters, planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning. In addition, one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) selected applicant per year, to a child or legally adopted child of an active PFFI member that has been accepted to a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Executive Board of the PFFI will disburse monies to applicants, as funds are available as outlined in Policy 19-01-2009.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ARTICLE 18

EDUCATION FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Health Safety and Education fund shall be enacted. Said fund shall be used to improve Fire Fighter Health and Safety and to provide for Fire Fighter Educational Opportunities.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

WORK REPLACEMENT FUND ARTICLE 19

Section 1: P.F.F.I. Work Replacement Fund. A P.F.F.I. Work Replacement fund shall be enacted. Said fund is to be used to aid in reimbursing the expense of having shifts covered for any member in good standing approved by the Executive Board as outlined in Policy 21-01-2009.

EFFECT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE 20

CONSTITUTION

Section 1: IAFF. In all manners not specifically provided for herein, the constitution of the IAFF shall apply, with special attention to Article 14 - States and Provincial Associations, Section 8 - Initiation Fees, Dues and Assessments.

UNION MADE PURCHASING ARTICLE 21

Section 1: Union Support. The PFFI will, whenever possible, place its name and logo on union and/or American–made/assembled products only.

APPENDIX A

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS of IDAHO

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Bob Chase*

12/8/1981 – 2/19/1990

Larry Williams

2/19/1990 – 3/2/1992

Rich Randolph*

3/2/1992 – 2/27/2000

Dennis Doan

2/27/2000 – 2/23/2004

Karl Malott

2/23/2004 – 3/1/2006

Ron Davies*

3/1/2006 – 3/5/2014

Tom Lovell

3/5/2014 - Present

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Ken Lunde

12/8/1981 – 5/10/1984

Rich Kirsch

5/10/1984 – 3/6/1989

Larry Williams

3/6/1989 – 2/19/1990

Gordy Gregg

2/19/1990 – 3/6/1995

Lynn Nokes*

3/6/1995 – 3/2/1998

No Vice-President Position

3/2/1998 – 2/26/2007

Mike Walker

2/26/2007 – 12/9/2012

Rob Shoplock

Appointed 12/9/2012 - Present

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joe Meyer*

12/8/1981 – 3/1/1994

Ron Grow

3/1/1994 – 3/3/1996

Scott Long*

3/3/1996 – 2/25/2008

Tom Lovell

2/25/2008 – 3/5/2014

Curtis Smith

3/5/2014 - Present

*=Emeritus Officer Status

APPENDIX B

District Vice-Presidents, District Representatives & Pension Committee Members

1981 – Present (Elected at Convention Years listed)

1981

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

1982

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1983

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1984

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1985

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1986

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1987

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1988

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Rich Kirsch Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Brian McMahon Jay Packer

1989

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Chuck Thomas Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Bob Saum Jay Packer

1990

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1991

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1992

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1993

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1994

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1995

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1996

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd William Cox

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1997 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Ed Schull Dan Cochran Steve Repp

2nd Larry Richardson Dennis Dibben Robert Lilly

3rd William Cox Jay Packer Mark Packer

1998 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Larry Richardson Karl Malott Dennis Doan

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

1999 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott Dennis Doan George Webb

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2000 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2001 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2002 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2003 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2004 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2005 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

2006 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson Gaylon Waits

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor Brian Ashton

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

4th Greg Womack Tom Lovell Tom Pawek

2007 Vice-President Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Tom Lovell Greg Womack

2008 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2009 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2010 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2011 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd Blake Campbell Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2012 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2013 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton (appt. 2/4/13)

3rd Ben Hirschi/Curtis Smith (appt. 5/17/13) Wendy Baron/Chas Clark (appt. 9/24/13)

4th Shawn Res Greg Womack

2014 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Greg Womack

2015 Vice-Present Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Rich Brown

2016 Vice-Presidents

1st Cody Anderson

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2017 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2018 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

APPENDIX C

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Legislative Committee

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the PFFI Legislative Committee to engage and provide the means for the PFFI membership to protect their right to bargain collectively, be part of the political process through the endorsement of candidates and ballot issues, to provide better working conditions and wages in association with the PFFI Lobbyist and PAC Committee.

Committee Rules

  1. The Committee Chair will be chosen by a majority vote of committee members in attendance once a year unless the seat is vacated. Elections shall take place at the first committee meeting during the annual convention
  2. The Legislative Committee Chair shall, at a minimum, make contact with each committee member and a PFFI Lobbyist once a month during the Legislative Session. Contact will be made as needed at other times throughout the year.
  3. Each PFFI District shall have a representative appointed to the committee by their District Vice President. If the District cannot retain a representative, the District VP and the PFFI President may override this rule by appointing a member at large. As determined by the PFFI President, additional committee members may be appointed from each district. Additional appointments may be made at any time throughout the legislative year.
  4. Each member is expected to contact their District VP once each month, so that the District VP can gather from and/or disseminate to each local, information that may be pertinent to this committee.
  5. This committee will work in conjunction with the PFFI Lobbyist(s), PAC Committee, and PFFI members to educate its members about current legislative issues, define an annual legislative agenda, and to develop a better working relationship within the Idaho Legislature.
  6. Working in cooperation with the PFFI Lobbyists(s) and PAC, this committee shall prepare and make available to all PFFI members, a legislative agenda/information to be used during convention, no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of each annual convention.
  7. The Committee Chair, or designee, shall prepare and give a verbal report of committee actions and plans each year during the annual convention.
  8. Changes may be made to the committee mission statement and/or rules at any time throughout the year. In order for changes to occur, a committee member must submit the changes to the committee chair, who will then poll the committee members. Changes may only occur provided there is at least a 75% agreement among the committee members.

APPENDIX D

RULES OF

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF IDAHO

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee is an organization whose mission is to protect and promote the interests of Idaho firefighters through effective, coordinated political action throughout the state of Idaho. The PFFI PAC will concern itself solely with issues that pertain to our interests. The PFFI PAC will endeavor to find, recruit, and support political candidates who have or will champion our cause in their political arena.

ARTICLE I

SECTION I. This organization shall be known as Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee.

SECTION II. References: References in these rules to “PAC, PFFI PAC, or committee” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee. References to “PFFI” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho. References to “Association” or “International” shall refer to the International Association of Firefighters.

SECTION III. Relationship of PAC to PFFI and IAFF: The PFFI PAC is an integral part of this organization, the Professional Firefighters of Idaho (PFFI) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). However, there will be no commingling of funds or assets.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the committee shall be to protect and promote the interests of firefighters in Local, County, and State politics. The PAC shall conduct political functions on behalf of the PFFI, its members, and all firefighters that the PFFI is charged to represent.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. Jurisdiction: Membership in this committee shall be limited to members of the PFFI in good standing.

SECTION II. Dues: Members must donate at least Sixty ($60.00) per calendar year to have voting rights in the PFFI PAC. If a PFFI member wishes to donate less than this he/she will have the right to join discussions but will not have voting rights.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS, ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION I. Officers: The officers of the PAC shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, and at least three other board members. This group of officers shall be known as the PFFI PAC Board. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer may be from any PFFI district. Each PFFI district, as well as the PFFI Executive Board, will have at least one representative on the Board. The maximum number of officers on the Board shall be nine (9). Efforts should be made to establish an odd number of officers for voting purposes.

SECTION II. Terms: Each of these offices shall serve a one (1) year term beginning and ending at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION III. Nominations and Appointments: The PFFI PAC Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer shall be nominated from the PFFI membership and appointed by the PFFI President with approval by the PFFI Executive Board. Additional board members will be nominated by their respective PFFI District Vice President and approved by the PFFI Executive Board. Nominations and appointments will occur at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION IV. Vacancies: Should a vacancy of the PAC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer occur mid year between conventions, the PAC Board shall nominate and elect a replacement from within the PAC Board, subject to approval by the PFFI President and E-Board. If no replacement can be found from within the PAC Board, they may nominate and elect from the PFFI membership at large.

SECTION V. Temporary, Appointments: The PAC board may create a temporary position to complete a task or project that has a definite end date. The board will make a temporary appointment to fill that position. For example, a liaison position may be created and filled to meet the needs of an endorsed candidate.

SECTION VI. Duties:

  1. Chairman. The PAC Chairman shall be responsible for the overall operation of the PAC. He/she shall conduct PAC meetings, act as primary liaison to political candidates, act as liaison to the PFFI President and E-Board, coordinate campaign efforts, etc.
  2. Secretary-Treasurer. The PAC Secretary-Treasurer will have primary responsibility for all PAC finances. He/she shall maintain all accounts, complete and file all campaign finance reports with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Board Members. PAC Board Members will assist the Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer with their duties.

ARTICLE V

COMMUNICATIONS

SECTION I. Board: The PAC board will communicate as necessary by what means are most convenient for each member.

SECTION II. General Membership: Communications from the PAC Board to the PAC general membership and amongst the general membership as a whole shall be via the PFFI website, email, district representatives, or Local presidents. In matters of significant importance communications should be sent in parallel by several media (e.g. a posting on the website in conjunction with an email and a phone call to Local presidents or district reps).

SECTION III. External Communications: Communications with external entities such as the media, other organizations, etc. will be handled by the PAC Chairman, the PFFI President, or one of their designees.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

SECTION I. Frequency: The board shall meet annually at convention and as needed and requested by the PAC Chair.

SECTION II. Notice: Communication of necessary meetings shall be made by the PAC chair.

ARTICLE VII

VOTING

SECTION I. Online Voting: All substantial issues will be available to be voted on by the entire PAC membership via online voting on the PFFI website. Substantial issues include, but are not limited to, candidate endorsement, rules changes, etc. The PAC Board will determine using their best judgment whether or not a vote on other issues need to go before the entire PAC membership.

SECTION II. Notification: Notification of the vote will be posted on the website no less than 10 days prior to the vote.

SECTION III. Discussion: The PFFI website message board will be the official forum for discussion on a particular issue or motion that is to be voted on.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION I. Endorsements: The PAC will endorse candidates based on the current PAC endorsement policy. Once questionnaires have been received from potential candidates and reviewed, the PAC Board will make recommendations for endorsements and levels of contribution. This will be posted on the PFFI website.

SECTION II. Voting guide: The PAC Board will publish a voting guide for each election cycle on the PFFI website.

ARTICLE IX

PAC POLICIES

SECTION I. Purpose: The PAC has established a set of policies that will guide the PAC in doing business. Policies will guide our decisions and actions to ensure the highest degree of consistency in meeting our mission statement. Whereas, the PAC rules describe who we are and how we are organized, the policies will describe more specifically how we do things. They also may be created, edited, or deleted between PFFI Convention sessions to allow more flexibility.

SECTION II. Creation, Editing, and Deletion of Policies: Policies may be created, edited, or deleted by a majority vote of the PAC Board. Policy changes will be publicized on the PFFI website.

SECTION III. Specific PAC Policies: Current specific PAC Policies are:


PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO

RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, being the Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho, as of the date of the meeting of Executive Board Members, do hereby adopt and ratify the Constitution & By-Laws of THE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO as proposed.

DATED this 2nd Day of March 2017.

______________________________ _____________________________

TOM LOVELL - President ROB SHOPLOCK – Executive V.P.

______________________________ ______________________________

CURTIS SMITH - Secretary/Treasurer JAKE BIEKER – 1st Dist. V.P.

______________________________ ______________________________

SHAUN LAUGHLIN – 2nd Dist. V.P. RYAN O’HEARN – 3rd Dist. V.P.

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

CONSTITUTION &

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I Name

ARTICLE 2 Jurisdiction

ARTICLE 3 Objectives

ARTICLE 4 Membership

ARTICLE5 Districts

ARTICLE 6 Officers

ARTICLE 7 Executive Board

ARTICLE 8 Duties of Officers

ARTICLE 9 Elections

ARTICLE 10 Recalls

ARTICLE 11 Conventions

ARTICLE 12 Convention Representation

ARTICLE 13 Resolutions

ARTICLE 14 Amendments

ARTICLE 15 Finances

ARTICLE 16 Emergency Dispute Fund

ARTICLE 17 Guardian Policy Fund

ARTICLE 18 Roy Parker Memorial Fund

ARTICLE 19 Health Safety & Education Fund

ARTICLE 20 Work Replacement Fund

ARTICLE 21 Effect of IAFF. Constitution

ARTICLE 22 Union Made Purchasing

APPENDIX A Principal Officers History

APPENDIX B E-Board History

APPENDIX C Legislative Rules, Mission Statement

APPENDIX D PAC Rules, Mission Statement

NAME ARTICLE 1

This organization shall be known as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) as chartered by the International Association of Fire Fighters. (IAFF)

JURISDICTION ARTICLE 2

The jurisdiction of the PFFI shall comply and be in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF.

OBJECTIVES ARTICLE 3

The objectives of the PFFI shall be to:

  1. Promote fraternal fellowship among members followed up with public and private displays of solidarity.
  2. Encourage education and research related to labor, unions and the fire service.
  3. Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits and health & safety for firefighters.
  4. Continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public
  5. Provide a powerful, democratic, collective and unified voice for its members
  6. Promote organization to all fire fighters through Locals affiliated with the IAFF.
  7. Continue to promote fairness, justice and democracy.

MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE 4

Section 1: Active. The membership of the PFFI shall consist of the Members in good standing of Locals in the State of Idaho as are chartered by and affiliated with the IAFF.

Section 2: Honorary. Non-voting membership in the PFFI may be conferred by action of the Executive Board.

Section 3: Associate. In Municipalities or Fire Districts where Fire Fighters are employed but are not chartered by the IAFF, or Fire Fighters that promote out of their bargaining unit while they are members in good standing, those Fire Fighters may apply on an individual basis, for Associate membership of the PFFI. Associate Members shall be entitled to attend Convention, seminars, and workshops of the PFFI and shall be entitled to receive the information mailings of the PFFI, however Associate members have no voting rights.

Section 4: Active Retiree. When active members in good standing of an affiliated IAFF Local retire, they may become Active Retiree members of the PFFI, even if they have not availed themselves of “Active Retiree” status through their Local.

Section 5: E-Board Approval. All membership in the PFFI Organization requires the approval of the PFFI Executive Board.

Section 6: Emeritus Members. Shall have voting membership in the PFFI and treated as a delegate on the floor. Emeritus members shall not be eligible to vote in elections. Emeritus members may be conferred by resolution at the annual PFFI convention.

DISTRICTS ARTICLE 5

Section 1: The PFFI, under Article 3 of these Constitutions and By-Laws, shall be divided into Districts One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) shall be geographical in description and shall represent Locals within those boundaries. Additional Districts shall be created when a Local reaches a membership of two-hundred (200) or more members and shall be announced as such at the next regularly scheduled PFFI Convention. As this occurs, the By-Laws shall be changed to reflect the new Districts.

Section 2: The Districts shall be defined as follows:

(A) District One (1) (Northern): To include all of the following Counties in the northern part of the State; Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis & Idaho.

(B) District Two (2) (Southwestern): To include all of the following Counties in the southwestern part of the State; Adams, Valley, Washington, Gem, Payette, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore & Owyhee.

(C) District Three (3) (Southeastern): To include all of the following counties in the South-Southeastern part of the State; Lemhi, Custer, Camas, Blaine, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Freemont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Franklin & Bear Lake.

(D) District Four (4): Boise Fire Fighters Local # 149.

OFFICERS ARTICLE 6

Section 1: Officers. Officers of the PFFI shall be: The President, The Secretary-Treasurer, The Executive Vice-President, Four (4) District Vice-Presidents, one from each District. Officers will be elected at the PFFI Convention to a term of two (2) years in accordance with Article 10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ARTICLE 7

Section 1: Members. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President, and the four (4) District Vice- Presidents.

Section 2: Duties. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to transact the business of this Organization, both at and between Conventions and to attend other Conventions and Conferences that the Board may deem advisable and perform other duties as may be required by Convention action.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE 8

Section 1: President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at Convention and at meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall appoint all committees at Convention unless otherwise ordered and is an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall give a report at Convention of their official activities during the year, and shall perform such other duties as the membership may require. The President shall have the power to call a meeting of the Executive Board by giving members of said Board reasonable notice thereof.

The President, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 2: Executive Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Executive Vice-President to be the main lobbyist for the PFFI. This job shall entail meeting and conferring with members of the legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support PFFI legislation. The Executive Vice-President shall also study proposed legislation to determine possible effects on the interest of the PFFI, prepare news releases, informational pamphlets, and conduct news conferences in order to state PFFI’s interests and inform the public of features of the proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable.

During convention, the Executive Vice-President shall be tasked with the responsibility of instructing the delegates on lobbying their district legislators and educating them on legislative issues.

Outside of the legislative session the Executive Vice-President shall attend PERSI Board meetings to ensure that they stay informed of the status of the pension system. The Vice-President shall coordinate efforts with the PFFI PAC Committee in the selection of candidates for office and assist the President with any other assigned duties.

The Executive Vice-President, by virtue of their election, shall be an alternate delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 3: Secretary-Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of all business of this Organization, to take minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board, and all Convention proceedings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a copy of all such minutes to all Executive Board Members within thirty (30) days. The Executive Board members will have fifteen (15) days for correction and approval of the minutes. A copy of all approved minutes will then be sent to each executive board member and posted on the PFFI website.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive all monies of the PFFI and deposit them into their appropriate accounts in a recognized banking institution in accordance with Article 16. Upon proper documentation, the Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills of the PFFI. All checks or orders issued against deposits shall bear the signature of the Secretary-Treasurer and be countersigned by another Officer of the PFFI. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue credentials to all member Locals in good standing 60 days prior to convention.

The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

The Secretary-Treasurer, by virtue of their election, shall be a delegate of the PFFI to the Convention of the International.

Section 4: District Vice-Presidents. The District Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in such matters as deemed necessary. The District Vice-Presidents shall meet regularly with the presidents and leadership of their districts locals to discuss issues, special assignments, strategies, etc., as directed by the President. .

It shall be the duty of the PFFI District Vice-President to mentor and support the locals within their districts. District Vice-Presidents will assist locals with PFFI issues and serve to guide them with respect to PFFI policies, procedures and programs. Primary responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Manage funds allocated to their district and provide a full accounting of expenditures to the PFFI Executive Board
  • Receive requests for funding from locals and allocate
  • Attend PFFI Executive Board conference calls and meetings and complete tasks as assigned
  • Chair committees as assigned by the PFFI Executive Board and provide reports to membership
  • Engage district locals on a regular basis and provide resources as needed to ensure successful operations
  • Conduct educational programs for district locals
  • Encourage political action and district participation in local, PFFI, and IAFF PACs
  • Serve as a liaison between locals and the PFFI Executive Board and the IAFF 7th District Vice-President

Section 6: PFFI Emeritus Positions. The PFFI has established the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, District Vice-President and District Representative Emeritus. This position shall carry with it ex-officio lifetime membership in the PFFI. This position shall also carry with it the duty to advise and consult with the President and/or Executive Board upon request.

ELECTIONS ARTICLE 9

Section 1: Eligibility. In order to be eligible to hold office, an office seeker must be an Active Member in good standing with the PFFI. No member may hold more than one elected position at the same time. No member shall be eligible to run for more than one position during an election cycle.

Section 2: Nominations and Voting. Elections will be held during the final session of Convention by secret ballot. Nominations for President, Executive Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be by seated delegates from the Convention floor. The election of these Officers shall be by the seated delegates in attendance at convention, each seated delegate having one (1) vote. All nominations and votes for District Vice-Presidents shall be by the seated delegates from their respective district. Each seated delegate having one (1) vote. Candidates receiving the majority of the votes for that office shall be elected. In the case of a tie, the tie for that office will be broken. The flip of a coin decides. All other nomination & voting procedures shall be conducted as outlined in Election Rules Policy 10-01-2010.

Section 3: Election Cycles. The election of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the District 2 and District 4 Vice-Presidents shall take place on even numbered years.

The election of the Executive Vice-President and District 1 and District 3 Vice-Presidents shall take place on odd numbered years. All elected terms of office are for a period of two (2) years.

Section 4: Vacancies. In the event of an interim vacancy in the office of President, Executive Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Board shall meet no later than sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, and elect by secret ballot one of the members of such Board to fill the unexpired term of such office. In the event an interim vacancy should occur to a District Vice-President the President shall, within sixty (60) days from the date the office is vacated, appoint a PFFI Member from that District to fill the vacancy.

RECALL ARTICLE 10

Section 1: Procedures. Recall, misconduct, penalties, charges, trials and appeal of any officer of this Organization shall be processed in the manner prescribed in the IAFF Constitution and Bylaws.

CONVENTIONS ARTICLE 11

Section 1: Location and Date. The PFFI Convention will be held annually in Boise Idaho and to coincide with the Legislative Session. The Executive Board for good cause may set another convention site and/or date.

Section 2: Order of Business. Except as circumstances may otherwise require, Convention business shall be conducted as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

CONVENTION REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 12

Section 1: Delegates (Seated). Local unions with a membership of ten (10) or less shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. Locals with a membership exceeding ten (10) shall be entitled to delegates as follows:

Number of Members Number of Delegates

3-10 1

11-25 2

26-50 3

51-75 4

76-100 5

101-125 6

126-150 7

151-175 8

176-200 9

201or more 10

The above formula determines the distribution and maximum delegate representation at a convention. To be entitled to representation of their delegates in convention, a local union must have its per-capita tax paid on its full membership as required by Article 16, Section 2 and also be current in its repayment of loans from the Emergency Disputes Fund. Representation of local unions shall be allocated on the basis of the average amount of per-capita tax paid monthly by the local union on its members during the preceding twelve (12) months ending November 30th. In the case of new local unions not in existence for the full preceding year, per-capita tax paid will be averaged over the period of their existence on a monthly basis.

Section 2: Delegates-at-Large. All Executive Board Members by virtue of their election shall be Delegates-at-large and are entitled to full voice and vote except for elections of Officers and District Representatives. The President will only vote when necessary to resolve a tie.

Section 3: Alternate Delegates. Upon presentation of proper credentials, Locals may send as many alternate delegates to Convention as they see fit. Alternate delegates may participate in discussion however have no vote. In the absence of seated delegates, alternate delegates shall be seated with voting power, as outlined in Convention Rules of Order Policy 12-01-2009.

Section 4: Representation. A delegate must be a member of the Local they represent.

Section 5: Quorum and Legal Majority. A simple majority of the Locals of this organization will constitute a quorum at Convention. Unless otherwise stated a simple majority of delegates present and voting will legalize action on all questions.

Section 6: Delegate Voting. Each seated delegate present shall be entitled to one (1) vote at Convention provided that, if a roll call vote is called for, and forty percent (40%) of the delegates present agree, each delegate will vote an equal portion of their Locals per capita.

Section 7: Active Retiree Members. Active Retiree Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings, seminars, and Conventions of the P.F.F.I upon payment of any fees or registrations. At Conventions, they shall be allowed to form a Retiree’s Advisory Committee provided that at least four (4) retirees are in attendance. Said committee shall have the privilege of submitting advisory resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS ARTICLE 13

Section 1: Resolutions. Convention resolutions must be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer at least forty-five (45) days prior to Convention. Late resolutions not meeting these requirements shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates to be considered and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for acceptance.

Section 2: Local Notification. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send copies of all resolutions in their possession to each member Local thirty (30) days prior to each Convention.

AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 14

Section 1: At Convention. The Constitution and Bylaws of this Organization may be amended at Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates.

FINANCES ARTICLE 15

Section 1: Per Capita Dues. Each Local affiliated with this Organization shall pay by way of per capita dues, the sum of seventeen dollars and nineteen cents ($17.19) per month for each member in good standing, of which twelve dollars and eight four cents ($12.84) will go in the General Fund, two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) for the Legislative fund, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the Work Replacement Fund, and five cents (.05¢) for the LODD Attendance Fund. Per-capita dues shall be adjusted if deemed necessary by the Executive Board between 0% and 4% to be effective January 1st of each year. The Executive Board shall make the decision on the percentage increase at the Fall Education Seminar Board Meeting based on information provided by the Secretary/Treasurer regarding the financial state of the PFFI. The Secretary/Treasurer shall send the announcement of the determined percentage with the Convention Call for the following year. PFFI Locals will be encouraged to remain involved in their respective Central Labor Council (CLC) as well as the AFL-CIO.

Section 2: Assessments and Dues Collections: The Secretary-Treasurer of each Local shall collect all assessments and dues from each member and forward the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the PFFI with a report showing the month, number of members and the amount paid by each member by the fifteenth (15th) of the month following the due date (1st of the month for the previous month of per-capita tax). Upon receipt of said funds the Secretary-Treasurer shall forward a receipt to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Dues are to be paid monthly prior to annual Conventions. If dues are not paid, the Locals current contract in electronic format and a list of current Local members in Excel format is not provided to the PFFI Secretary-Treasurer, delegates will not be seated.

Section 3: Arrearage. Arrearage in a Local's payments of their per capita dues and assessments will be a continuing obligation of that Local. Any local union of the Association which fails to comply and pay its full per capita tax as aforesaid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following its due date shall be considered delinquent and it shall be notified by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer of such delinquency, and, if on the fifteenth (15th) day of the third (3rd) month following the first day of delinquency it is still in arrears, such local union and all of its members shall be automatically suspended from membership in good standing of this Association; provided, however, that automatic suspension shall not occur in the event the Executive Board gives its approval to exempt a particular local union from such automatic suspension. The notice of delinquency issued by the P.F.F.I. Secretary-Treasurer shall be sent to the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the delinquent local union, the President of the P.F.F.I. and also to the District Vice- President of the District involved. Any local union which is under suspension shall not have a voice or vote in any matters of the P.F.F.I. nor shall it be eligible for services of the P.F.F.I. A suspended local union and its membership may be reinstated in the P.F.F.I. upon payment of all arrearages as well as a fifty-dollar ($50) reinstatement fee; provided, however, that the P.F.F.I. President with the consent of the Executive Board shall, for good cause shown, have the authority to waive payment of all or a portion of such arrearages and fees.

Section 4: Retiree Dues. Dues for Active Retiree members shall be established at twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual per capita dues rounded to the nearest dollar, payable annually.

Section 5: Salaries. The salary for the office of President will be $1,764.00/month, the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be $1,345.05/month, and the office of Executive Vice-President will be $1,212.75/month. All other elected positions serve without pay.

Section 6: Executive Board Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while on approved P.F.F.I. business shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Travel Policy 16-01-2009.

Section 7: Delegate Expenses. Travel Expenses for P.F.F.I. Executive Board members, P.F.F.I. Delegates or P.F.F.I. members while attending P.F.F.I. Conventions or Seminars shall be reimbursed in accordance with Reimbursable Expenses – Convention Delegates Policy 16-02-2009.

Section 8: Budget. Prior to each Convention, The Executive Board shall review the revenues and expenses of the PFFI and set a budget to ensure the solvency of this Organization for the forthcoming year. The procedure contained in Line-Item Budget Format policy 16-05-2009 shall be followed for the creation of the annual budget. The budget must be voted on and approved by the delegates at Convention.

EMERGENCY DISPUTE FUND ARTICLE 16

Section 1: Purpose. An emergency dispute fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used specifically for lawyers’ fees and court costs arising from court proceedings that member Locals enter into.

Section 2: Emergency Dispute Fund Policy. Policies 17-01-2009 & 17-02-2009 contain the rules governing the Emergency Dispute Fund and the form used for repayment.

ROY PARKER MEMORIAL ARTICLE 17

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Roy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be enacted. Said fund to be used to provide financial assistance for sons or daughters, or legally adopted children of active deceased fire fighters, planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning. In addition, one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) selected applicant per year, to a child or legally adopted child of an active PFFI member that has been accepted to a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Executive Board of the PFFI will disburse monies to applicants, as funds are available as outlined in Policy 19-01-2009.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ARTICLE 18

EDUCATION FUND

Section 1: Purpose. A Health Safety and Education fund shall be enacted. Said fund shall be used to improve Fire Fighter Health and Safety and to provide for Fire Fighter Educational Opportunities.

Section 2: Fund Management. The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Executive Board, shall invest excess funds in investment vehicles that yield better returns but are reasonably safe from loss of principle investment.

WORK REPLACEMENT FUND ARTICLE 19

Section 1: P.F.F.I. Work Replacement Fund. A P.F.F.I. Work Replacement fund shall be enacted. Said fund is to be used to aid in reimbursing the expense of having shifts covered for any member in good standing approved by the Executive Board as outlined in Policy 21-01-2009.

EFFECT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE 20

CONSTITUTION

Section 1: IAFF. In all manners not specifically provided for herein, the constitution of the IAFF shall apply, with special attention to Article 14 - States and Provincial Associations, Section 8 - Initiation Fees, Dues and Assessments.

UNION MADE PURCHASING ARTICLE 21

Section 1: Union Support. The PFFI will, whenever possible, place its name and logo on union and/or American–made/assembled products only.

APPENDIX A

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS of IDAHO

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Bob Chase*

12/8/1981 – 2/19/1990

Larry Williams

2/19/1990 – 3/2/1992

Rich Randolph*

3/2/1992 – 2/27/2000

Dennis Doan

2/27/2000 – 2/23/2004

Karl Malott

2/23/2004 – 3/1/2006

Ron Davies*

3/1/2006 – 3/5/2014

Tom Lovell

3/5/2014 - Present

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Ken Lunde

12/8/1981 – 5/10/1984

Rich Kirsch

5/10/1984 – 3/6/1989

Larry Williams

3/6/1989 – 2/19/1990

Gordy Gregg

2/19/1990 – 3/6/1995

Lynn Nokes*

3/6/1995 – 3/2/1998

No Vice-President Position

3/2/1998 – 2/26/2007

Mike Walker

2/26/2007 – 12/9/2012

Rob Shoplock

Appointed 12/9/2012 - Present

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joe Meyer*

12/8/1981 – 3/1/1994

Ron Grow

3/1/1994 – 3/3/1996

Scott Long*

3/3/1996 – 2/25/2008

Tom Lovell

2/25/2008 – 3/5/2014

Curtis Smith

3/5/2014 - Present

*=Emeritus Officer Status

APPENDIX B

District Vice-Presidents, District Representatives & Pension Committee Members

1981 – Present (Elected at Convention Years listed)

1981

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

1982

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1983

1st Don Donart

2nd Lynn Nokes

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Vern Hutchins John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Dave Smethers

1984

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1985

1st Don Donart

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1986

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1987

1st Ron Sampert

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Larry Barrett John Dormier Rich Kirsch

Gary Tate Joe Meyer Jay Packer

1988

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Larry Williams

Pension Committee:

Rich Kirsch Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Brian McMahon Jay Packer

1989

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Chuck Thomas Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gordy Gregg Bob Saum Jay Packer

1990

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Lynn Nokes John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1991

1st Ed Schull

2nd Rich Randolph

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

David Dodson Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Gary Tate Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1992

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Jim Deuel

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1993

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben John Dormier

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1994

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Wayne Kingslien Jay Packer

1995

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd Scott Long

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1996

1st Ed Schull

2nd Larry Richardson

3rd William Cox

Pension Committee:

Dan Cochran Dennis Dibben Mark Packer

Steve Repp Robert Lilly Jay Packer

1997 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Ed Schull Dan Cochran Steve Repp

2nd Larry Richardson Dennis Dibben Robert Lilly

3rd William Cox Jay Packer Mark Packer

1998 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Larry Richardson Karl Malott Dennis Doan

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

1999 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott Dennis Doan George Webb

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2000 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2001 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Perry Oldenburg

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Elmer Martinez

2002 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Dan Cochran Steve Repp Paul Fromm

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2003 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Karl Malott John Lindberg Greg Womack

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2004 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd William Cox Randy Lammers Alan Farnsworth

2005 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Steve Repp Kenny Peterson Matt Sowa

2nd Greg Womack John Lindberg Tom Lovell

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

2006 Vice-President Representative Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson Gaylon Waits

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor Brian Ashton

3rd Alan Farnsworth Randy Lammers Tony Catt

4th Greg Womack Tom Lovell Tom Pawek

2007 Vice-President Representative

1st Tom Greif Kenny Peterson

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Tom Lovell Greg Womack

2008 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd John Lindberg Dave O’Connor

3rd Ben Hirschi Randy Lammers

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2009 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Matt Owen

2010 Vice-President Representative

1st Kenny Peterson Luke Pichette

2nd Blake Campbell Nick Adams

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2011 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd Blake Campbell Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2012 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Rob Shoplock

3rd Ben Hirschi Wendy Baron

4th Shawn Res Tom Moore

2013 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton (appt. 2/4/13)

3rd Ben Hirschi/Curtis Smith (appt. 5/17/13) Wendy Baron/Chas Clark (appt. 9/24/13)

4th Shawn Res Greg Womack

2014 Vice-President Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Greg Womack

2015 Vice-Present Representative

1st Luke Pichette Michael Gow

2nd John Lindberg Grant Hamilton

3rd Ryan O’Hearn Chas Clark

4th James Greenwood Rich Brown

2016 Vice-Presidents

1st Cody Anderson

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2017 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

2018 Vice-Presidents

1st Jake Bieker

2nd Shaun Laughlin

3rd Ryan O’Hearn

4th Rich Brown

APPENDIX C

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Legislative Committee

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the PFFI Legislative Committee to engage and provide the means for the PFFI membership to protect their right to bargain collectively, be part of the political process through the endorsement of candidates and ballot issues, to provide better working conditions and wages in association with the PFFI Lobbyist and PAC Committee.

Committee Rules

  1. The Committee Chair will be chosen by a majority vote of committee members in attendance once a year unless the seat is vacated. Elections shall take place at the first committee meeting during the annual convention
  2. The Legislative Committee Chair shall, at a minimum, make contact with each committee member and a PFFI Lobbyist once a month during the Legislative Session. Contact will be made as needed at other times throughout the year.
  3. Each PFFI District shall have a representative appointed to the committee by their District Vice President. If the District cannot retain a representative, the District VP and the PFFI President may override this rule by appointing a member at large. As determined by the PFFI President, additional committee members may be appointed from each district. Additional appointments may be made at any time throughout the legislative year.
  4. Each member is expected to contact their District VP once each month, so that the District VP can gather from and/or disseminate to each local, information that may be pertinent to this committee.
  5. This committee will work in conjunction with the PFFI Lobbyist(s), PAC Committee, and PFFI members to educate its members about current legislative issues, define an annual legislative agenda, and to develop a better working relationship within the Idaho Legislature.
  6. Working in cooperation with the PFFI Lobbyists(s) and PAC, this committee shall prepare and make available to all PFFI members, a legislative agenda/information to be used during convention, no later than 12:00 noon on the first day of each annual convention.
  7. The Committee Chair, or designee, shall prepare and give a verbal report of committee actions and plans each year during the annual convention.
  8. Changes may be made to the committee mission statement and/or rules at any time throughout the year. In order for changes to occur, a committee member must submit the changes to the committee chair, who will then poll the committee members. Changes may only occur provided there is at least a 75% agreement among the committee members.

APPENDIX D

RULES OF

PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF IDAHO

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee is an organization whose mission is to protect and promote the interests of Idaho firefighters through effective, coordinated political action throughout the state of Idaho. The PFFI PAC will concern itself solely with issues that pertain to our interests. The PFFI PAC will endeavor to find, recruit, and support political candidates who have or will champion our cause in their political arena.

ARTICLE I

SECTION I. This organization shall be known as Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee.

SECTION II. References: References in these rules to “PAC, PFFI PAC, or committee” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho Political Action Committee. References to “PFFI” shall refer to the Professional Firefighters of Idaho. References to “Association” or “International” shall refer to the International Association of Firefighters.

SECTION III. Relationship of PAC to PFFI and IAFF: The PFFI PAC is an integral part of this organization, the Professional Firefighters of Idaho (PFFI) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). However, there will be no commingling of funds or assets.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the committee shall be to protect and promote the interests of firefighters in Local, County, and State politics. The PAC shall conduct political functions on behalf of the PFFI, its members, and all firefighters that the PFFI is charged to represent.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. Jurisdiction: Membership in this committee shall be limited to members of the PFFI in good standing.

SECTION II. Dues: Members must donate at least Sixty ($60.00) per calendar year to have voting rights in the PFFI PAC. If a PFFI member wishes to donate less than this he/she will have the right to join discussions but will not have voting rights.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS, ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION I. Officers: The officers of the PAC shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, and at least three other board members. This group of officers shall be known as the PFFI PAC Board. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer may be from any PFFI district. Each PFFI district, as well as the PFFI Executive Board, will have at least one representative on the Board. The maximum number of officers on the Board shall be nine (9). Efforts should be made to establish an odd number of officers for voting purposes.

SECTION II. Terms: Each of these offices shall serve a one (1) year term beginning and ending at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION III. Nominations and Appointments: The PFFI PAC Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer shall be nominated from the PFFI membership and appointed by the PFFI President with approval by the PFFI Executive Board. Additional board members will be nominated by their respective PFFI District Vice President and approved by the PFFI Executive Board. Nominations and appointments will occur at the annual PFFI Convention.

SECTION IV. Vacancies: Should a vacancy of the PAC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer occur mid year between conventions, the PAC Board shall nominate and elect a replacement from within the PAC Board, subject to approval by the PFFI President and E-Board. If no replacement can be found from within the PAC Board, they may nominate and elect from the PFFI membership at large.

SECTION V. Temporary, Appointments: The PAC board may create a temporary position to complete a task or project that has a definite end date. The board will make a temporary appointment to fill that position. For example, a liaison position may be created and filled to meet the needs of an endorsed candidate.

SECTION VI. Duties:

  1. Chairman. The PAC Chairman shall be responsible for the overall operation of the PAC. He/she shall conduct PAC meetings, act as primary liaison to political candidates, act as liaison to the PFFI President and E-Board, coordinate campaign efforts, etc.
  2. Secretary-Treasurer. The PAC Secretary-Treasurer will have primary responsibility for all PAC finances. He/she shall maintain all accounts, complete and file all campaign finance reports with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Board Members. PAC Board Members will assist the Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer with their duties.

ARTICLE V

COMMUNICATIONS

SECTION I. Board: The PAC board will communicate as necessary by what means are most convenient for each member.

SECTION II. General Membership: Communications from the PAC Board to the PAC general membership and amongst the general membership as a whole shall be via the PFFI website, email, district representatives, or Local presidents. In matters of significant importance communications should be sent in parallel by several media (e.g. a posting on the website in conjunction with an email and a phone call to Local presidents or district reps).

SECTION III. External Communications: Communications with external entities such as the media, other organizations, etc. will be handled by the PAC Chairman, the PFFI President, or one of their designees.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

SECTION I. Frequency: The board shall meet annually at convention and as needed and requested by the PAC Chair.

SECTION II. Notice: Communication of necessary meetings shall be made by the PAC chair.

ARTICLE VII

VOTING

SECTION I. Online Voting: All substantial issues will be available to be voted on by the entire PAC membership via online voting on the PFFI website. Substantial issues include, but are not limited to, candidate endorsement, rules changes, etc. The PAC Board will determine using their best judgment whether or not a vote on other issues need to go before the entire PAC membership.

SECTION II. Notification: Notification of the vote will be posted on the website no less than 10 days prior to the vote.

SECTION III. Discussion: The PFFI website message board will be the official forum for discussion on a particular issue or motion that is to be voted on.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION I. Endorsements: The PAC will endorse candidates based on the current PAC endorsement policy. Once questionnaires have been received from potential candidates and reviewed, the PAC Board will make recommendations for endorsements and levels of contribution. This will be posted on the PFFI website.

SECTION II. Voting guide: The PAC Board will publish a voting guide for each election cycle on the PFFI website.

ARTICLE IX

PAC POLICIES

SECTION I. Purpose: The PAC has established a set of policies that will guide the PAC in doing business. Policies will guide our decisions and actions to ensure the highest degree of consistency in meeting our mission statement. Whereas, the PAC rules describe who we are and how we are organized, the policies will describe more specifically how we do things. They also may be created, edited, or deleted between PFFI Convention sessions to allow more flexibility.

SECTION II. Creation, Editing, and Deletion of Policies: Policies may be created, edited, or deleted by a majority vote of the PAC Board. Policy changes will be publicized on the PFFI website.

SECTION III. Specific PAC Policies: Current specific PAC Policies are:


PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO

RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, being the Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho, as of the date of the meeting of Executive Board Members, do hereby adopt and ratify the Constitution & By-Laws of THE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF IDAHO as proposed.

DATED this 2nd Day of March 2017.

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TOM LOVELL - President ROB SHOPLOCK – Executive V.P.

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CURTIS SMITH - Secretary/Treasurer JAKE BIEKER – 1st Dist. V.P.

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SHAUN LAUGHLIN – 2nd Dist. V.P. RYAN O’HEARN – 3rd Dist. V.P.

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RICH BROWN – 4th Dist. V.P.

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RICH BROWN – 4th Dist. V.P.