About Rochester Fire Fighters - IAFF Local 1071
IAFF Local 1071 was founded in 1950 and currently represents 482 Active Fire Fighters of the Rochester Fire Department.
The men and women of Local 1071 are highly trained to respond to various incidents including fire suppression, EMS, Fire Investigation, hazardous materials, rope rescue, structural collapse, confined space, swift water rescue, ice rescue, accident victim extrication. In addition, our members provide fire prevention and fire safety education and training, operate a smoke detector installation program and are available to the citizens of Rochester 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The members of Local 1071 are also involved in many charities; Muscular Dystrophy Association, Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund, Operation Warm, and many others.
Local 1071 is also active in supporting programs and legislation that directly impacts the Health & Safety of Fire Fighters. Our Political Action Committee continues to maintain a Bi-Partisan position with a belief and policy that we support those who support Fire Fighters. As well as being members of the IAFF we are members of the NY State Professional Fire Fighters Association (NYSPFFA), Rochester Labor Council and the AFL-CIO.
Our Mission: The object of this Local is to give voice to our members, to improve their morale, intellectual, social and economic conditions. To consider the sick, and respect the dead, to promote skill and pride in our work, to promote cordial relations with everyone we contact or serve, to promote social, charitable, and athletic activities, and promote health and safety practices.
Our Executive Board:
Edgardo Santiago, President
Amy Niespodzinski, Vice President
John Joseph, Secretary
Matthew Murphy, Treasurer
James Smallwood, Sergeant at Arms
Darryl Winter, Battalion Chief's Representative
David Yiannakos, Captain's Representative
Patrick Friday, Lieutenant's Representative
Stephen Hammerl, Group 1 Trustee
Neel Yau, Group 2 Trustee
Thomas Darin, Group 3 Trustee
Nicholas Montana, Group 4 Trustee
Steven Morgan, Staff Trustee
Links for Members and Retired Members:
Pension projection calculator
Public Safety Officer's Benefit (PSOB)
NYS Pension Consultation
Tier 6 benefit information
Tier 5 benefit information
NYSLRS, Membership in a Nutshell
Preparing to retire
Partial Lump Sum (PLS)
Military Service Credit
Applying for Disability
Getting your affairs in order
NYS Healthcare Proxy