Bob became the Eastern Vice President in 2020. He has been a firefighter with the City of Bethlehem, where he has worn many hats since February of 2005. A proud member of Local 735 where he has held the positions of President, Secretary, Vice President, Trustee and Roster Duty Chairman. Bob has considerable experience in dealing with issues, including but not limited to - contract negotiations, arbitrations/mediations, safety concerns, healthcare, Heart & Lung panels, disciplinary hearings, political and legislative aspects - to name a few. Bob has now also held multiple positions within the PPFFA as he was the Northeast District Field Service Representative before being elected at a special election meeting to The Vice President Role. His knowledge and relationships he has built across the state will go a long way with helping us move our union forward.
Jack became the Northeast PPFFA District Service Representative in 2020. He has been a firefighter with the Bureau of Fire in Scranton, where he holds many accreditations, since February of 2003. He has been a proud member of Local 60 where he has held the positions of Vice President and President. Jack has considerable experience in dealing with issues, including but not limited to - contract negotiations, arbitrations/mediations, safety concerns, healthcare, Heart & Lung panels, disciplinary hearings, political and legislative aspects - to name a few. As a previous Legislative Assistant within the PPFFA, Jack has made numerous relationships within the IAFF, PPFFA and throughout the Pennsylvania state legislature. These relationships have proven to be a successful tool in securing the necessary needs of locals in the state. Jack will bring energy and determination to the DSR position.
Jack currently lives in Scranton, where he was born and raised. He lives with his wife Amy and their three daughters - Abigail, Nicole and Molly. In his spare time, Jack is a registered PIAA basketball official since 2001, where he serves on his chapter board as the Director of Official’s Development. He was also a NCAA basketball official for many years.
DSR Gaffney looks forward to working with all of the locals in the Northeast! Please feel free to reach out to him for any of your concerns and/or questions!
Sally joined the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association staff part-time as the Office Administrator in May, 2015. Sally retired from the Senate of PA after a 36 year career at the Capitol. During her long legislative career, she worked as a legislative staffer in the House of Representatives and served as a Chief of Staff during her Senate years. Sally resides in the Harrisburg area and has two grown daughters.