The IAFF Is Founded

February 28, 1918

The IAFF is organized on February 28, 1918, as 36 delegates representing 24 local fire fighter unions convene in Washington, DC. They debate on a name for the new organization, deciding between the International Brotherhood of Fire Fighters and the International Association of Fire Fighters.

Delegates propose publishing a magazine for members, decide the salary of officers set commons goals to live and work with dignity, with care for their safety and concern for their families.

Delegates to First Convention

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