IAFF Gains New Michigan Affiliate

January 19 • 2022

The IAFF is welcoming Perry Fire Rescue Local 5360, its newest Michigan affiliate.

“The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union leadership has done an incredible job organizing new IAFF locals and increasing membership,” says 8th District Vice President Mark Sanders. “Our new Perry Rescue Local 5360 members will be great assets to the 8th District and the state of Michigan. It is great to have them as part of the IAFF family.”

Perry Fire Rescue is a combination fire department with a growing number of full-time fire fighters who provide fire and EMS response to several jurisdictions in Shiawassee County.

“As decisions are being made about the future of our department, we want to make sure we have a seat at the table,” says Local 5360 President Seth Arabanas. “We look forward to doing our part to move our department forward and to network with other IAFF locals like ours.”

Joining President Arabanas on the Local 5360 executive board are Vice President Ben Butcher, Secretary-Treasurer Justin James and Executive Board Member Chad Nickels.