How is the IAFF funded?

Over the years, the IAFF has funded partnerships with a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), the National Institutes of Health ( …

What does the IAFF do for firefighters?

The IAFF is a 310,000 member trade union protecting and advancing the interests of career firefighters and fire-based paramedics in the United States and Canada. With over 3,300 local affiliates, the IAFF represents over 85% of professional firefighters and fire-based paramedics.

How do you join the IAFF?

Any person of good moral character who at the time of making application is engaged in service within the jurisdiction of the association, including all full-time, paid employees engaged in fire fighting, emergency medical or rescue service activities, will be eligible for active membership in the association through …

Where is the IAFF headquarters?

Washington, DC
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, the IAFF represents more than 325,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in more than 3,500 affiliates.

What is an international firefighter?

As an international firefighter, your job is to provide emergency response services abroad. This usually occurs in countries with minimal firefighting capabilities of their own, and you may be asked to assist with disasters other than fires. This job takes on several different forms.

Who is Local 1 in the IAFF?

Did you know? Chicago and Pittsburgh were the first two locals to join the IAFF. Since they were organized on the same day, a coin was tossed to decide who would become Local 1 and Local 2 (Pittsburgh won the toss and became Local 1).

How old is the IAFF?

About 104 years (1918)
International Association of Fire Fighters/Age

The IAFF was formed in 1918 and is affiliated with the AFL-CIO in the United States and the Canadian Labour Congress in Canada. The IAFF has more than 316,000 members in its more than 3,200 affiliate organizations.

How many firefighters are in the IAFF?


International Association of Fire Fighters
Members 313,000 (2018)
Key people Edward Kelly, General President Frank Lima, General Secretary/Treasurer
Affiliations AFL–CIO, CLC

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Who is eligible to apply for an IAFF membership?

Any IAFF member living in the United States and in good standing in their local affiliate is eligible to apply. Applicants must be an active member of their IAFF local and have demonstrated active participation within their local as an officer, committee member, etc.

Where can I find out about scholarships/awards in the fire service?

Explore the Scholarship Finder to find out scholarships/awards in the fields of fire services and EMS in the U.S. and Canada. Canadian students can also research scholarships online through the Government of Canada web site.

When is the deadline for the IAFF national trade union leadership program 2021?

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2021. Three scholarships will be awarded to IAFF members to attend the five-week training program designed for trade union leaders.