The IAFF social media network connects IAFF members to important news and trends happening in the fire service every day.

When Detroit fire fighters were ordered off hydraulic ladders on the department’s fleet of aerial trucks because the fleet had not been inspected in years – our Facebook community were outraged and it became one of the most shared stories of the week. “Wow, talking about not caring for our safety! The question should be where was the ball dropped?”

When we posted a story about Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s proposed plan to end pensions for newly hired civilian employees, IAFF members expressed their frustrations loud and clear. Someone posted, “Who wants to risk their life and not be able to earn a pension?”

You’ll find information like this and more, plus regular updates from the IAFF, info graphics, union news and other reports affecting the IAFF, its members and the fire service by following the IAFF on all of our social networks.

When we live tweeted from a crisis communication seminar at the annual Affiliate Leadership Training Summit in Phoenix earlier this year, IAFF members tweeted back with feedback. “@IAFF_L2068 Excellent communications tools and advice tweeting from @IAFFNEWSDESK directly from the #ALTS13 Conference in Phoenix. Tune in!”

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We started our main Facebook page in August 2010 and have amassed almost 40,000 fans and counting!

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