UFA Committees

  • Constitution Committee
  • Election Committee
  • Scholarship Fund Committee
  • UFA LOD Funeral Fund Committee
  • Battalion Advisory Committee (Battalion Delegates)
  • Company Delegates

    Constitution Committee
    Three members from each borough. Reviews and makes recommendations to all proposed constitutional amendments prior to publication, with assistance of UFA legal council.

    Brooklyn
  • Benny Ortiz, E-277
  • Kevin Anderson, L-114
  • Lennart Stromstedt, L-174

    Manhattan
  • John Byrnes, L-22
  • Sal Argano, E-10
  • James Horan, E-69

    Staten Island
  • James McHale, L-86
  • Michael O'Neil, L-82
  • Eric Bille, E-153

    Bronx
  • Joe Connolly, E-66
  • Phil Bevilaqua, L-29
  • Robert White, L-58

    Queens
  • John DeBenedittis, E-289
  • Eddie Lawler, L-140
  • Vinnie Sottile, L-167

    Election Committee
    One member per borough. Verifies candidate petition signatures validity, nominations, elections & referendums. Present at balloting organization for all ballot counts, and decides validity of any ballot in question.

  • Marc Dore, E-46
  • Richard Bancroft, E-21
  • Nick Lordo, E-158
  • Pat Demic, L-104
  • Kevin Woods, E-285


    Scholarship Fund Committee
    One member from each borough, UFA President & Scholarship Chairman. This committee establishes written guidelines for use of the fund. The Fund provides financial support for the education of the spouses and children of firefighters, active, retired, living and deceased.

  • Bronx
    Eric Davidson, E-88
  • Manhattan
    Mike Canale, E-59
  • Staten Island
    Bob Unger, Res-5
  • Brooklyn
    Jim Ippolito , E-236
  • Queens
    Warren Terry, Sq-288

    LOD Funeral Fund Committee
    One member from each borough, UFA President & LOD Chairman. This committee establishes written guidelines for use of the fund, which sends Uniformed UFA members to IAFF member LODD firefighter funerals anywhere in the US and Canada.

  • Bronx
    Brian Hennelly, E-42
  • Manhattan
    Chris Viola, E-65
  • Staten Island
    Chris Tizio E-151
  • Brooklyn
    Frank Fracciola, E-201
  • Queens
    Dominick Pastore, E-295

    Battalion Advisory Committee (Battalion Delegates)
    One member per Battalion. Elected by Company Delegates. Polls members, meets prior to contract expiration to discuss and present contract demands, serves as Field Safety Committee, advises and assists Company Delegates within Battalion.
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    Company Delegates
    One member per Company. Elected by members of each Company.
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