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IAFF Field Services

IAFF Field representatives provide on-site technical assistance to local affiliates. This assistance includes collective bargaining, first contracts, mediation, paralegal support and expert testimony during arbitration.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Advise or represent locals in contract negotiations, arbitration, or presentation before local governmental leaders.
  • Prepare briefs for arbitration.
  • Work in cooperation with IAFF district vice presidents to organize new IAFF affiliates.
  • Work in cooperation with district vice presidents to build existing locals.
  • Work in conjunction with the Department of Education and Training to deliver educational seminars on local union administration, grievances or contract negotiations.

How to Request
Direct requests for a field representative to your appropriate district vice president. Include the reason for on-site assistance and the estimated time required to complete the assistance.

We have additional information specifically for District Field Service Representatives and IAFF Service Representatives.  The documents we have included are activity reports, vouchers, and for the DFSRs a document library to help them in the field.