• In additons to the many benefits offered by IAFF membeship, the PFFG provides affilite members with a range of benefits including,

    • Advance and protect the interests of firefighters by prmoting legislation to protect your safety and livlyhood,
    • Providing legal, financial and technical expertise to your local to better represent your interests before city and county elected bodies,
    • Conducting annual training conference to improve the expertise of your elected local representatives
    • Annual state convention to make sure your voice is heard when electing officers, formulating our legislative agenda and providing member benefits,
    • Line of duty death and disability benefits and educational scholorships to help you and your family carry on
       
    • Why you should join the International Association of Fire Fighters
      • The IAFF is a 300,000 member trade union protecting and advancing the professional interests of career firefighters and fire-based paramedics in the U.S. and Canada,
      • We represent over 85% of professional firefighters and fire-based paramedics in the U.S. and Canada
      • Established in 1918, when firefighters had few rights and worked long hours for low pay and no safety standards – the IAFF became the firefighters voice and remains so today.
        • the IAFF has been responsible for most of the improvements in pay, benefits, safety and service delivery in the fire service, including:
          • PSOB, $300k death benefit and educational benefit for spouse and children
          • NIOSH Line of Duty Death Investigations
          • NFPA 1710 – Staffing and Operational Requirements
          • NFPA 1500 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards
          • SAFER and FIRE Grants
          • CPAT fitness standards
          • Reduction in work hours
          • Retirement Plans with full retirement at a younger age
      • Our IAFF affiliates work at the local municipal level to secure:
        • Fair, market-based compensation
        • Improved benefits
        • Safe staffing and equipment
        • Equitable working conditions, including fair promotional opportunities and due process for disciplinary matters
      • Our union is a direct-democracy
        • All representatives, at the International , district and Local level are elected  by the membership and all members in good standing are eligible to stand for office,
        • Decisions made are voted on and ratified by the membership
        • IAFF leaders are accountable to you, the members, not the elected-officials or fire administration
      • Your voice at the table
        • Almost every decision that effects your career is made by elected officials who, most often, do not have a background in emergency response
        • The IAFF serves as your voice when decisions on pay, benefits, staffing and safety are being made
        • If you’re not at the table, your interests will not be represented
      • Creating positive labor / management relations
        • An IAFF local can provide many resources to the department
          • CPAT support
          • Peer fitness
          • Direct, free training from the IAFF on Hazmat, WMDs, health and fitness
          • GIS Studies
      • Political Action
        • The IAFF educates politicians on issues important you professional firefighters, including pay, benefit and working conditions, as well as the staffing and equipment we need to do our jobs
        • We support candidates for elected office who support firefighters and our issues
        • FIREPAC,  the IAFF political action committee, is rated as one of the most influential
        • FIREPAC is a bi-partisan PAC that supports pro-firefighter candidates regardless of party
      • Protecting your Rights
        • Joining a union is a Constitutional Right protected by the First Amendment Right of Association
        • You have other workplace rights, including due process and free speech
        • The IAFF will protect your rights with legal action when necessary
      • Services provided to local affiliates and departments
        • Grant-based training in Hazmat, WMD, health and safety…
        • Pay studies to determine market-based compensation
        • Municipal financial analysis
        • Geographic Information Survey (GIS) studies
        • Political and public relations assistance
        • Legal support
        • Training for affiliates in member representation and union administration
        • Seminars and Conventions
        • Health and Safety Resources
        • Political action and lobbying
        • Financial Corporation
          • Discounted mortgages, credit cards and insurance products
      • Member Responsibilities
        • Be the best firefighter you can be
        • Know and stand up for your rights and look out for each other
        • Bring your interests,  talents and energy to your local
        • Protect your voice through the political process
      • Professional Fire Fighters of Georgia
        • State Affiliate of the IAFF
        • Membership is voluntary
        • Dues are minimal - $1 per month
        • We conduct fundraising to provide great value:
          • Lobbying at the state house to protect and advance the interests of Georgia’s career firefighters
          • Death and disability benefits for member affiliates
          • State based technical and legal resources



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