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Fighting For Those on the Frontlines

The IAFF is one of the largest and most influential labor unions in North America. We are committed to advancing the rights, safety, and future of fire fighters, emergency medical workers, and rescue workers across the United States and Canada.

Our commitment

Over a century of service

The International Association of Fire Fighters represents over 348,000 full-time professional fire fighters and emergency medical workers in 3,500 affiliates across the United States and Canada. Our members proudly protect more than 85% of the population of our two great nations.

A Legacy of Action

We speak truth to power and give our members a voice and vote. We are your advocates, your champions, and your partners in Washington and in Ottawa. The IAFF will continue to confront head-on the most complex issues our members face with one simple goal: doing what is best for fire fighters and emergency medical workers.

Our Priorities

Safety & Protection

Presumptive Health



Pay & Benefits

Line-of-Duty Deaths

Honoring their memories, celebrating their lives

Andrew W. Jenks
Lynchburg Fire Fighters Association, VA
Date of Death • 06 Jul 24
Date of Funeral • 17 Jul 24
Ghyslain Madore
Association des Pompiers de Montréal Inc., QC
Date of Death • 28 Jun 24
Date of Funeral • 14 Jul 24
Doran J. Kemp
Milwaukee, WI
Date of Death • 08 Jul 24
Date of Funeral • 12 Jul 24

Upcoming Events

August 25-30, 2024
Convention 2024

Every two years, fire fighters, rescue workers, and emergency medical workers from across the United States and Canada gather at the IAFF Convention. Our power is our voice, and Convention is where members vote on resolutions and constitutional amendments that shape the future of our profession and our great union