action is critical to helping ensure that fire fighter-friendly candidates are
elected to public office. Every year, new campaigns and elections are held at
the local, state and federal level – giving IAFF locals the opportunity to get
politically active and make a difference.
As fire fighters, you are leaders in your
communities who serve the public during their time of need.
However, you are also active within your community as civic
leaders and activists. Because of this, you have a unique
opportunity through political action to make a difference in the
electoral process. Through political action you can work to help
elect public officials who will not only best serve fire
departments but entire communities.
effective, it is critical that you work with your fellow IAFF brothers and
sisters to put together a campaign plan. Regardless if what resources you have
at your disposal, there is an opportunity for you and your local to get involved
and make a difference.
The IAFF can be a resource to locals and members
beginning the process of becoming politically active or for
those that are political veterans. FIREPAC also offers
assistance to those members and/or member’s family who have
decided to run for public office. Additionally, the IAFF
Political Action Department holds an annual Political Training
Academy that educates members on how to develop their skills as
effective local political activists, campaign managers and
The IAFF encourages you to review this
information and contact us with any questions or for assistance.
Call (202) 824-1582 or email
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of
Representatives Tip O’Neil once said, “All politics is local.”
Take the time to get involved and make a difference by electing
candidates who understand the issues important to fire fighters
and first responders in your community.