• EDZO'S TIME AS PRESIDENT OF THE PFFM
    Updated On: Sep 01, 2015

    In 2011, Edzo was elected President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts a state association representing 12,000 professional union firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians protecting over 200 locals throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    The same year Edzo was also: 

    Elected Executive Vice President for Public Sector of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO representing 400,000 union members.

    Appointed by the Governor as a Commissioner at the Department of Fire Services.

    During his time as PFFM President Edzo was also appointed by the Governor as a Commissioner to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission. The GIC's FY2016 appropriation is $2.1 billion and covers over 435,000 people. The GIC is one of the largest healthcare purchasers in the northeast.

    In 2015, Edzo Graduated from the Harvard Trade Union Program. He was elected by his fellow graduates as the class speaker at the Graduation ceremonies of the class of 2015.  

    Later that year, while serving as Chairman of the PFFM EMS Committee the committee successfully developed cutting edge legislation. After a lengthy and vigorous lobbying campaign, saw the Massachusetts Governor sign the first of it's kind legislation on Integrated Mobile Healthcare.  A system that will fully incorporate: nurses, visiting nurses, home healthcare, hospital groups, payers and consumers. To learn more about the Integrated Mobile Healthcare click here.

    Edzo is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Florian CARES. A cutting edge approach to Mobile Integrated Healthcare delivery. So-named for the patron saint of firefighters, St. Florian and our mission, Community Access Referral Education Services. Florian CARES is an incorporated non-profit 501C3 business designed to deliver better healthcare to our most vulnerable and deliver resources back into municipal fire departments.

    Edzo Kelly and the PFFM partnered with Clean Water Action to lobby for a ban, and phase out toxic flame retardants. To learn more about this, click here.


    On countless occasions, Edzo has defended and spoke out in support of brothers and sisters throughout organized Labor because his passion for the labor movement is not limited to the fire service.





    More Information:
    PFFM President Edward Kelly Announces Mobile Integrated Health Legislation PASSED!
    Massachusetts Firefighters to Warm the Hearts of Children with Hundreds of New Winter Coats



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