This toolkit provides a variety of resources and strategic advice to help affiliate leaders become better communicators and create a communications plan.
It’s important for every affiliate to have a strong communication plan in place on how to communicate effectively with your membership, the media and the public. An effective communication plan is also essential in contract negotiations or fighting back against cuts to retirements and other benefits, as well as to fire department resources. This ability to communicate effectively is even more important in a crisis – you never know when a crisis will hit and require a media response in adverse circumstances.
The IAFF Communications and Media Department is also available to assist with web site development, social media programs, direct mail and other printed collateral, community outreach campaigns and crisis communications efforts. Contact your district vice president to request assistance.
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