October 16, 2018
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John Martell

John Martell is a retired Firefighter/Paramedic from the Portland Fire Department. John started his professional career with the Saco Fire Department in 1991 and joined Portland in 1993. His last assignment was in the Fire Prevention Bureau. John is an Air Force Veteran (1968-1972) and served on Portland Local 740’s executive board, public relations committee, Legislative committee and had been active in union business during his entire career.

John became involved with the PFFM in 2004 helping coordinate the organizations campaign to defeat the Palesky Tax Cap proposal and also the TABOR initiatives in 2006 and 2009. He has served as 2 ndDistrict Vice President of the PFFM and was elected President in January of 2008. John is also an IAFF Service Representative and has been a member of the IAFF Rules of Order Committee, the Election Committee and NFPA Regional Fire Code Development Committee.

John and his wife Peggy have been married for 31 years and live in the town of Harpswell. They have two daughters, Simone, who lives in Massachusetts and Jane, who lives in Maine.

Term Expires: January 2018


[207] 432-2370

David Bickford

David Bickford became a member of the Bangor Fire Department on April 15, 1974. He has been a member of the IAFF since May 11, 1974. He was promoted to Lieutenant on January 31.1989 and has retired after 34 years in the fire service. David has served in various positions in his Local. He served on the Executive Board from 1979 to 1981; as Treasurer from 1981 to 1983; as Vice President from 1984 to 1985 and as President from 1986 to 1989 and again from 1991 to 2004. David has also served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the PFFM from 1993 to present. He is married to the worlds most understanding and patient wife, Ruby, who knows about negotiations, By-laws, taxes, tactics and other Union intricacies as much as David does. When not doing union activities, David and Ruby can be found relaxing around Penobscot Bay on "Fire Escape" or up in the "County" sledding.

Term Expires: January 2019

[207] 269-2207
1st District Vice President

Gerry Gay

Gerry is a Lieutenant  with the City of Sanford Fire Department. Gerry started his career with the Sanford Fire Department in 1982. Gerry has served several capacities within IAFF Local 1624 Executive Board, and served 16 terms as local president from 1996 to 2013. He also served as the State President from 2004 to 2007. He currently serves as a Governors appointment on the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission since 2004, Advisory Board Member for the Maine Fire Training Institute since 2000. Gerry is serving his 3rd, 2 year term as the 1st District  Vice President. 

Gerry and his wife Linda live in the City of Sanford. When not traveling, Gerry enjoys Fly fishing, hunting and training his German Shorthair Pointer, Molly and his 6 Grand Children keep him busy

Term Expires: January 2020

2nd District Vice-President

Mike Williams

Mike joined the South Portland Fire Department as a career firefighter in 1984 and progressed through the EMS system to the level of Critical Care and is currently licenced at the basic level. He was promoted to Lieutenant on January 1, 2004, and to Captain on May 15, 2009; since 2016, he has been on temporary assignment as Acting Deputy Chief in charge of the Fire Prevention Bureau while the department looks at restructuring. Mike has been active in the union since his induction and has served on many committees including 5 years as Local 1476 Secretary/Treasurer, 6 years as the Local’s President and 6 years as the President of the Command Unit. He has been active within the PFFM since 1998 and elected as the 2nd District Vice President in 2008. Mike also serves on the Maine SERC. 

Mike resides in the City of South Portland with his wife Zsuzsa. They have been married for 35 years and have a son and a daughter, Michael and Christina.

Term Expires: January 2019

[207] 450-2171
3rd District Vice-President

Mike Scott

Michael Scott joined the Auburn Fire Department in 1996. He is currently a Captain/EMT assigned to Engine 3 on “C” Platoon.

Mike has served his union, IAFF Local 797, for the last fifteen years either as President or Vice-President. He currently is the President of his local. He has been the Professional Firefighters of Maine’s 3rd District Vice President since 2006

Mike and his wife, Tammy, have been married for 21 years and live in Auburn. They have two wonderful daughters, Mikaela and Madisyn.

Term Expires: January 2018

[207] 576-2234
4th District Vice-President

Ronald Green Jr.

Ronald Green Jr. was Fire Fighter/EMT with the City of Bangor Fire Dept. for 27 years and retired in 2017.

Ronnie was active in his union most of his career, serving on numerous committees as well as Executive Board Chairman, Grievance Chairman, Treasurer, and is a past President of Local #772 and a Vice President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine.

Ronnie continues to live in the town of Plymouth with wife Emily. He is a proud Grampy of 4 grandchildren.

Term Expires: January 2019

[207] 944-5366

Mike Melhorn

Mike has been a Federal Firefighter at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Fire Department since 1992.Currently a Captain on A-Shift.

Been active in the Union and served as an Officer on the E-Board of Local F-123 since 1996. Served as the Secretary/Treasurer for 12 years. In 2008 elected as the Administrative Assistant until 2010 and then was elected as President. Also serve as the PFFM Delegate for Local F123.

Appointed to the PFFM E-Board position of Trustee of the first and third districts,

A member of the IAFF Motorcycle Group and one of the 16th District State Event Coordinators.

Grew up in Kittery and built a home in Kittery Point where I live with my wonderful wife Elaine and our beautiful St. Bernard Maddie.

In our spare time we like to travel, go on cruises, ride our motorcycle, go camping, but most of all, vacation in the Caribbean.

Term expires: January 2018

Trustee Elect

Mike Drake


Stephen Simonson
Stephen Simonson has been a Fire Fighter/Paramedic with the City of South Portland Fire Dept. since 2003 and is currently assigned to Shift 4 at Central Station.

Stephen has been active in his union most of his career, serving on numerous committees as well as Executive Board, Grievance Chairman, Treasurer, Charitable Funds Committee and is the current Vice President of Local #1476. He is also very active with raising funds and supporting the MDA Maine with their fill the boot campaign.

Stephen lives in the town of Windham with his wife Jennifer and their two beautiful daughters, Sophie and Mollie.

Term Expires: January 2019


Robert Bourgault

From 1995 to January 2014, Bob served as the PFFM's Staff Representative assisting PFFM Affiliates with all aspects of Labor-Management Relations. Bob provided direct on-site assistance to our affiliates as needed and provided advice and guideance to the PFFM's Executive Board. Bob will continue to serve as a consultant to the PFFM's Executive Board,  the Director of our Organizing & Field Services Program and our affiliates as needed and as approved by the PFFM's President.

Director, Organizing & Field Services Division

Michael J. Crouse

Michael is a retired Federal Firefighter and EMT from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and was elected to six [6] terms as the IAFF's 16th District National Vice-President representing the interests of the IAFF's Federal Firefighters throughout the United States and Canada. In September 2000 IAFF's General President Harold A. Schaitberger appointed Michael to server as his Chief of Staff in Washington, DC. In that capacity, Michael assisted our General President in implementing his vision for the IAFF and he administered the day-to-day operations of the IAFF. In May 2007 Michael decided to return to Maine to focus on his family and retired as IAFF's Chief of Staff. In June 2007, General President Schaitberger appointed Michael to serve as the National Coordinator for the International Association of Fire Fighters Motorcycle Group and also as an IAFF Service Representative. In 2002 the Delegates gathered at the IAFF Convention unanimously voted to make Michael the 1st IAFF 16th District Vice-President Emeritus.

In October 2007 Michael was elected by acclamation to serve as the PFFM's 1st District Vice-President and he served in that position until January 2014 when he was appointed to serve as the PFFM's Director of the Organizing & Field Services Program.

[207] 239-2625
PFFM Web Master

Troy Lare

Troy became a member of the Bangor Fire Department in 1987. He is currently the Station Captain of Engine 6. He is a Paramedic, as well. Troy has taught Fire Servce classes, EMS classes, as well as still teaching vehicle extrication in his off-duty time. He also enjoys being the group leader of the Bangor Fire Honor/Color Guard.

For fun, Troy is the General Manager of the Third Watch Hockey Team in Bangor. He also umpires baseball at all levels (Little League to college).

Troy maintains many web sites for different organizations, but the PFFM keeps him busy daily, most times of the year. Troy Lives in Hermon with his wife, of over 25 years, Linda.

[207] 992-4690

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