FIREPAC Century Club recognizes IAFF district, state and
local affiliates for outstanding fundraising for FIREPAC.
Is the FIREPAC Century Club 100% Challenge?
To enhance FIREPAC’s fundraising
efforts and to generate friendly competition between local affiliates of similar
size, the IAFF established the FIREPAC Century Club 100% Challenge program in
1993. The Challenge Program is based on both the actual number of dollars that
a local raises through voluntary contributions from its members as well as the
percentage by which it exceeds its fundraising goal.
Each calendar year, every IAFF
affiliate is assigned a fundraising goal for raising voluntary contributions for
FIREPAC based on its membership size. The goal is determined by taking the
local’s membership number each January and multiplying it by $12 (or one dollar
a member per month).
How Does an IAFF
Affiliate Attain Membership in the FIREPAC Century Club?
IAFF affiliates at the district, state and local levels that meet or exceed
their FIREPAC dollar goal automatically become members of the FIREPAC Century
Club and receive a certificate in recognition of their commitment to FIREPAC.
In addition, the affiliate that
exceeds its dollar target by the largest percentage in each of the six
membership size groups, as well as at the district and state association level,
receives a “FIREPAC – Best In Class” certificate in recognition of its
extraordinary effort. A “FIREPAC – Best in Class” certificate is also awarded
in each category for the affiliate that raises the largest amount of money. All
certificates are awarded annually at either the IAFF Legislative Conference
(odd-numbered calendar years) or the IAFF Convention (even-numbered years).
Special recognition is also made in the International Fire Fighter and on the
How Can Small and Large Locals Compete Fairly Against Each
To make the
competition fair, the IAFF has classified locals into six groups to ensure that
locals of similar size will be competing against one another. The breakdown of
the group sizes are listed below.
In 2010, 374
IAFF affiliates at the district, state and local levels reached or exceeded
their FIREPAC targets.
View the list of 2012 Century Club members (pdf).
have found it easier to meet their FIREPAC fundraising goal by establishing a
FIREPAC Check-Off Program, which allows members to voluntarily contribute to
FIREPAC via payroll deduction. In fact, for the past four years all of the
“Best in Class” award-winning locals have been ones that have established a
Check-Off Program. To learn how your local can begin a FIREPAC Check-Off
1,000 or more members
Century Club Group 2
750 to 999 members
Century Club Group 3
500 to 749 members
250 to 499 members
Century Club Group 5
100 to 249 members
Century Club Group 6
Under 100 members