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Moving Towards the Next 95 Years

This week the IAFF will celebrate 95 years of uniting fire fighters and serving as a leader in the advancement of improving the fire service and the lives of our members. The IAFF was formed in 1918 when 36 delegates attended the first convention in Washington, DC to bring fire fighters together fo... [More]

What is the biggest threat facing your local today?

Over the past two years, IAFF members have fought to make sure they have a voice at the negotiating table by protecting their collective bargaining rights. They’ve fought for their pensions. And they’ve managed to keep the playing field even by turning back legislation that would limit t... [More]

Using Social Media to Capture Breaking News

As employers continue to crack down on what’s acceptable to post on social media sites, incidents like the one in Kentucky this weekend illustrate the value fire fighters bring to the community. March Madness took over University of Kentucky fans this past weekend when the men’s team de... [More]

Turning over a new leaf?

Florida’s Governor Rick Scott is trying to soften his image these days. The divisive governor has had a series of profiles published about how he has learned lessons after a tough first year in office and wants a fresh start. Scott’s political agenda was so disliked until he was ranked... [More]

Ohio fire fighters fight back

  The Get Out the Vote Bus Tour is rolling through Ohio and fire fighters continue to make their case against Issue 2 to voters. Since kicking off the Bus Tour, General President Harold Schaitberger and Ohio fire fighters have made stops in Warren, Youngstown, Akron, Middleburg Heights, Cle... [More]

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