UNION MEMBER LOGIN
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP UNION OFFICIALS
  • Union President
    Adam Byrd
  • Union Steward
    Christopher Valinski
  • Union Steward
    Mark King

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

YOUR DONATION COUNTED | VBT FIRE VICTIMS

Van Buren Township Firefighter John Henderson deserves the highest accolades a person can get in public safety.  Our community loss a great hero; Savion Robinson, a 14-year-old student at Belleville High School, who died while getting his family members out of their Van Buren Township home as a fire tore through it on December 13, 2015 at about 4am. Firefighter Henderson was able to rescue eighteen-month-old A’mariyana Wells known as Mari as he put his own life on the line.

The Van Buren Police and Fire Associations along with our fellow Van Buren Township Patrol and Dispatcher’s Union Alumni Kathleen Springer immediately started gathering funds through reaching out to our community.  Our community partners deserve a huge thank you from our hearts to yours.  Our collective efforts between all parties and most importantly the community gave us the ability to pay 100% of the funeral expenses for Savion Robinson.  We want to thank you for your partnership with the Van Buren Police and Fire Associations.

Thank you community, local businesses, and Kathleen Springer.  We appreciate you!

DAVID MCINALLY MOVING ON TO FIRE MARSHAL

On December 4, 2015 Dispatcher David McInally was offered a full time Fire Marshal position by the Charter Township of Van Buren.  David accepted the job and will begin his new assignment with the Van Buren Township Fire Department as a full time employee January 1, 2016.  David’s last working day as a Van Buren Township Dispatcher and Union Member will be December 27, 2015.  David additionally served as a Union Steward with the Van Buren Township Patrol and Dispatcher’s Union.  The union congratulates David and wishes him the best with his new assignment.

Adam Byrd
Union President

THANK YOU FELLOW UNION MEMBERS AND OUR VBT COMMUNITY

On behalf of the entire Patrol and Dispatcher’s Union I thank you for the attendance at the December 1, 2015 Board Meeting. We have a number of concerns in front of us, but we are confident that the entire organization will come together to address these challenges and regain our focus on delivering superior service to the residents, business and visitors in Van Buren Township. I been with this organization for 9 years and have never seen all three unions (Command, Patrol, and Fire Unions) as cohesive as we are at this time. As the union president of this union I want to give a special thank you to Lieutenant and Command Union President Mark Buckberry. His words were far beyond what many would have done for our union and organization.

Sincerely,

Adam Byrd
Union President


MOST RECENT PRESS RELEASE

December 10, 2015 LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor, I am the POLC, Van Buren Township […]

POLC INFORMATION
Police Officers Labor Council
Union Rep Duane Smith
667 East Big Beaver Rd. Suite 205 Troy, Michigan 48083
Phone#248.524.3200