U.S. Legislative Conference

Every year, the IAFF U.S. Legislative Conference brings fire fighters and emergency medical workers together to speak up for their rights and interests. At this event, you will get informed on the current legislative agenda, network with other IAFF members and leaders, and visit your Congressional offices. Be part of the action and sign up for the IAFF Legislative Conference today.

March 3-6, 2024
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

In This Section

At the conference, you will learn about IAFF priority legislation and have the opportunity to advocate directly with legislators on key issues impacting fire fighters’ jobs, health, safety, and economic security.

The Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference has long been the cornerstone of the IAFF’s legislative efforts. Over the years, the IAFF has won many significant victories – from creating a national fire fighter cancer registry, establishing the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program that promotes safe fire ground staffing, ensuring the first responders of 9/11 receive the health care they deserve, to defeating legislation designed to undermine our members’ defined benefit pensions – due in large measure to the work of local IAFF leaders at this conference.

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3 – 6 p.m.

Badge Pick-Up

Regency Foyer

4 – 6 p.m.

Federal Fire Fighter Breakout Session
An opportunity to discuss federal legislative priorities and challenges for the IAFF.

Lexington/Bunker Hill

6 – 7:30 p.m.

IAFF Welcome Reception

Regency Ballroom


7 – 8:30 a.m.


Hall of Battles

7 – 9 a.m.

Badge Pick-Up

Regency Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

General Session

Regency Ballroom

3 – 5 p.m.

Key Issues Breakdown
Don’t miss this chance to get prepped on key issues before your congressional meetings. IAFF Government Affairs staff will provide quick, engaging overviews of each issue and be available to answer questions.

Regency Ballroom


8:30 – 10 a.m.

Congressional Breakfast Reception
A chance for attendees to meet and network with members of Congress as they join us for breakfast.
Download the Congressional Breakfast Reception Invitation

Regency Ballroom

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rally on Capitol Hill


Lobbying on Capitol Hill


9-10:30 a.m.

Federal Fire Fighters Workers Compensation Program Roundtable

Congressional B


Lobbying on Capitol Hill

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Hotel Block Deadline: Friday, Feb. 9 ($335/night)



Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for the International Association of Fire Fighters. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM3D5.

Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Meeting Event Code: NM3D5

We are pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to our upcoming event. To make flight reservations online, please use discount code: ZP6R678226.

You make also call United Meetings Reservations Desk Monday-Friday at (800) 426-1122 for booking assistance.

Discount Code: ZP6R678226

Issues Book

The 2024 Legislative Issues Book helps you educate your members of Congress about the policy issues affecting America’s professional fire fighters and emergency medical workers. Hard copies will also be available onsite.