Rules of Parliamentary Procedure
Article IV, Section 11 of the IAFF Constitution and By-Laws, local, state, and
provincial affiliates may choose to adopt either the most recent edition of Robert's Rules of Order
or Atwood's Rules for Meetings to govern their deliberations. The
International's Executive Board and the IAFF Convention are governed by
Robert's Rules of Order.
can be purchased at most bookstores. A valid choice would be the 2nd Edition
by Mary A. De Vries.
is published by the International Association of Fire Fighters with permission
from the late Dr. Roswell L. Atwood, who served the IAFF for twenty years as a
consultant, parliamentarian, and director of education and research. The
electronic version of Atwood's Rules for Meetings posted on the IAFF
website is for the exclusive use and benefit of IAFF affiliates and members and
is not to be disseminated to unaffiliated parties. Please do not
distribute copies of these rules outside the IAFF.