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Getting Beyond the Inbox

We’ve started this new blog – one of the ways the IAFF is changing how we communicate with our members. We are also reaching our members through print, the Internet, blast emails and Facebook. Using multiple communication vehicles helps us spread the message more widely and more frequently.

And we aren’t done.

Very soon, the IAFF will offer an online, digital edition of the International Fire Fighter – giving members a choice in how they receive information. As new technologies continue to create more ways to deliver information, our communication efforts must also continue to evolve, and that includes moving the IAFF magazine into the future and beyond just ink on paper.

This union has published the International Fire Fighter since 1918. It has served as the single most important medium for communicating with each and every one of our members about issues affecting fire fighters, the fire service and the IAFF. That won’t stop now. We’re just making it easier for you to receive it.

In addition, we will be holding focus groups – engaging the membership in a discussion about our flagship publication and our entire communications effort. On a more informal level, we invite you to comment here with your thoughts on how this union communicates with you.  

Communication is no longer one channel, one URL, one medium, one platform. Whether it’s a web site, blog, digital or print, we are committed to getting information out to you to help protect your health and safety, jobs, benefits and retirement.


Comments (2) -

  • Anthony Slimick L2400

    4/23/2010 6:23:28 PM |

    Brother firefighters of the USA and Canada...

    Times are really tough right now...tougher than I have ever seen...Never in my life have I seen the degree of firefighter layoffs and Station brown outs and all around strife in and around the meet and confer process...

    In fact...I wonder if some of these councils actually know about the Meet and Confer rules...( for those of us that work in Collective Bargaining States) I find it troubling that the city Councils seem to be pushing the rules or ignoring them all together...

    If we are having this much trouble in Collective Bargain states I wonder how are our buddies  in the Right to Work states... gees... I hate that phrase( Right to Work)

    We in San Mateo County California...(Just south of San Francisco) Have been getting hit really hard...The key word is now...Consessions...meaning giving money back or not taking raises, to keep from laying off firefighters and or closing stations...

    So beware, the councils are on an attack....We even have a couple of City Mangers that would like to increase our work week from 56 to 72  hours... Think about that give back...This would be like reverting back to the 1950's  

    As, I've been told...the firefighters in San Carlos Ca (one of my 10 Districts) were the first in California to go to the 56 hr schedule...Now...40 something years later or so...the City Manager wants us to agree to this change... We will fight this to our last breath!!!!

    Tony Slimick
    Local 2400
    Executive Secretary  

  • Karrie Boswell L2068

    4/25/2010 9:24:35 AM |

    Ms. Blume,

    Will affiliates/members have the option of submiting  
    editorials for approval. If so what would the
    process include?

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