International Association of Fire Fighters - IAFF

Washington, DC 20006


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1750 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006

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The International Association of Fire Fighters, headquartered in Washington, DC, represents more than 300,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics who protect 85 percent of the nation’s population. More than 3,200 affiliates and their members protect communities in every state in the United States and in Canada. For more information, visit

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Careers & Education

National Fire Service Organizations Oppose Proposed Cuts to AFG and SAFER Grants

These programs provide critical funding to help fire departments secure needed equipment, training, and staffing to adequately protect their communities.
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Pascrell Continues Fight for More Funding for Firefighter’s with Cancer

June 21, 2023
Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. asked a key House panel to reauthorize the Firefighter Cancer Registry for five years at a higher funding authorization level.
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Careers & Education

President Biden to Headline IAFF Legislative Conference

March 3, 2023
A long-time supporter of firefighters, Biden will be the first sitting U.S. president to address the International Association of Fire Fighters in nearly 25 years.
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Cancer Prevention

January Dedicated as Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month

Nov. 30, 2022
Leading fire fighter organizations are spending the month educating fire fighters about preventing and surviving occupational cancer.
Safety & Health

Firefighters Promote Crash Responder Safety Week

Nov. 14, 2022
Nearly once every week, a first responder is killed while attempting to clear a roadway accident.
Cancer Prevention

Fire Fighters Turn Out in Pink This October

Oct. 25, 2022
Across the U.S. and Canada, fire fighters are wearing pink to support the fight against breast cancer.
Careers & Education

IAFF to Hold Massive Memorial Ceremony

Sept. 13, 2022
This year’s ceremony will honor the names of 469 fire fighters the IAFF was unable to memorialize in person in 2021 and 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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IAFF Honors EMS Personnel Amid Historic Challenges

May 16, 2022
EMS Week is a time to recognize and celebrate emergency responders serving on the frontlines against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest and the ongoing opioid epidemic...
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Cancer Prevention

Cancer Protection for Federal Fire Fighters On Track to Become Law

May 12, 2022
The Federal Fire Fighter Fairness Act (HR 2499) would guarantee benefits to firefighters who develop cancer.
Community Risk Reduction

Fire Service Leaders Highlight EV Safety for Holiday Road Travel

High holiday road travel predictions have prompted the NFPA, IAFF, IAFC and NVFC to remind responders and others about unique electric vehicle safety considerations.

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Watch Interview with New IAFF President Edward Kelly

Oct. 11, 2021
In this exclusive interview, Josh Jordan with Local 4035 in Hoover, AL, speaks with new IAFF General President Edward Kelly on a range of topics.

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IAFF General President Announces Full Transition Team

April 12, 2021
IAFF General President Edward A. Kelly has appointed transition team members tasked with reviewing IAFF programs and services.
Safety & Health

IAFF Promotes Virtual 'Fill the Boot' amid COVID-19

July 29, 2020
As COVID-19 affects communities across the US, the International Association of Fire Fighters will continue supporting Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraising through a virtual...
Safety & Health

Bryx Raising Money for Disaster-Affected Responders

Dec. 9, 2019
The Bryx "Disaster Relief for First Responders" campaign is raising money for first responders and their families who have lost their homes to the very disasters they are fighting...
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Health & Fitness

U.S. Mayors to Suit Up and Conduct Fire Rescue Drill in Boston

June 2, 2018
More than 30 U.S. mayors, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, will participate in authentic firefighting and rescue drills on June 8.
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On Feb. 28, fire stations across the United States and Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighters' creation.
Careers & Education

Fire Alarms Will Ring Simultaneously to Mark IAFF's 100th Anniversary

Feb. 27, 2018
Alarms in fire stations across the United States and Canada will sound at 2 p.m on Feb. 28 to mark the 100-year anniversary of the IAFF's creation.
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Professional Associations & Services

Annual 'Surviving the Fire Service' Conference Planned for Oct. 3 in FL

July 12, 2017
The Second Annual Surviving The Fire Service Conference will be held on Oct. 3 at the Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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Careers & Education

IAFF Opens Facility Specializing in Firefighter Behavioral Health Conditions

Feb. 28, 2017
International Association of Fire Fighters is opening the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery on March 5.
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Careers & Education

Behavioral Treatment Center for Firefighters, Medics Set to Open

Sept. 7, 2016
Firefighters and paramedics suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other occupational stress-related conditions will soon have their own treatment center.
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Careers & Education

Two Nev. Firefighters Honored with Red Cross Heroes Awards

Oct. 30, 2015
Las Vegas Local 1285 Firefighter Ron Kline and Henderson Local 1883 Firefighter Robert Uszynski were recognized at a breakfast event at Paris Las Vegas.