In one of the last acts of 2018, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution congratulating the IAFF on its 100th anniversary. The resolution passed unanimously.
The IAFF worked with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME) on the document acknowledging the union for always keeping the needs of members in mind as it lobbied for the passage of legislation directly impacting fire fighters and paramedics, their economic security and on-the-job safety.
“On behalf of the 315,000 members of this great union, I want to thank the U.S. Senate for recognizing the incredible work our leaders – past and present – have done over the past century,” says General President Harold Schaitberger. “We look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together over the next 100 years on behalf of our members.”
In addition to the legislative work the IAFF has done, the resolution also praises the union’s efforts to develop training programs, behavioral health outreach initiatives and other resources.