Help for Our Federal Brothers and Sisters

February 16 • 2019

The IAFF Executive Board, by unanimous decision, approved an exemption to the IAFF Disaster Relief Policy to award each member of two federal locals a grant in the amount of $500 to provide some financial assistance while the government shutdown continued into its fifth week.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gaithersburg Local F-161 in Maryland and Coast Guard Local F-298 at the Coast Guard Training Center in Petaluma, California, were among those working without pay during the partial U.S. federal government shutdown.