3M Scott Fire & Safety is a premier manufacturer of innovative respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices for fire fighters, industrial workers, police squads, militaries, homeland security forces, and rescue teams around the world. With five global manufacturing locations, 3M Scott products protect thousands of individuals each day from environmental hazards, including smoke, toxic fumes, combustible gases, falling objects and contaminants. The 3M Scott product line includes self-contained breathing apparatus, supplied air and air-purifying respirators, PPE, gas detection instruments, thermal imaging cameras and fire fighter locators.
Aetna, as one of the largest health plans in the nation, provides Medicare Advantage (MA) plan benefits to over 1.7 million members across the U.S. We understand employers need to provide cost-effective, sustainable solutions to help effectively manage soaring retiree health care costs. Our Group Medicare Advantage program can provide savings for our plan sponsors, as well as wide access to doctors and hospitals in all 50 states, a local community focus, high-touch customer service and unmatched clinical advocacy and support for our members. With consistently high CMS quality ratings and 97 percent overall member satisfaction from our 2017 Group Medicare member survey, we stand behind our commitment that retirees deserve, health, happiness and peace of mind.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) is working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions that encourage informed care-delivery decisions and achieve cost-effective, high-quality outcomes. With more than 74 million people served through Anthem-affiliated companies across the country, including nearly 40 million within our family of health plans, we are leading the way in redefining the relationship between health plans, hospitals, doctors and members. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and are an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving members in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, in addition to specialty plan members in other states.
Capital Group, home of the American Funds, helps pension funds, government entities, foundations and endowments, as well as nonprofit organizations achieve their long-term financial goals. Capital manages a comprehensive set of strategies investing in equity and fixed-income markets that can help these organizations meet their unique risk, return and income objectives. Capital is one of the most experienced investment management firms in the world, dating to 1931, and has always been privately held.
Center for Public Safety Excellence
The Center for Public Safety Excellence is committed to leading the fire and emergency service to excellence through the continuous quality improvement process of accreditation, credentialing and education. Agency accreditation is a process of organizational evaluation to determine if a fire and emergency service agency is meeting the needs of the community. Professional credentialing recognizes career excellence in fire and emergency service and offers strategies for continuous personal improvement. CPSE’s Technical Advisor Program offers agencies expert resources in project management and technical support as they work towards accreditation. Our expert-led seminars provide the tools for continuous improvement and are available in person and via web. Our annual Excellence Conference offers educational and networking opportunities for accreditation and credentialing.
Cohen Milstein provides portfolio monitoring, case evaluation and securities litigation services to over 150 institutional investors, including dozens of fire fighter pension funds across the United States. With 95 attorneys in seven offices, Cohen Milstein has been recognized as a “class-action powerhouse” (Forbes) and one of “America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms” (The Trial Lawyer).
Columbia Southern University is an online university offering associate, bachelor and master’s degree programs in fire science, fire administration, emergency management, public administration, occupational safety and health and more. Stop by and ask about our flexible and affordable learning opportunities.
Founded in 2003 by CEO Ronald J. Leonhardt Jr., CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. (CCM) is a nationwide mortgage lender with licenses in all 50 states and branches from coast to coast. CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. offers a broad portfolio of home purchase and refinance programs ranging from conventional and jumbo mortgages to government-insured programs, including FHA, VA and USDA for homebuyers in rural areas. Additional financing options include down payment assistance, home equity products, and expedited closing programs. CCM has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for six consecutive years, and has also won the following awards: Weatherhead 100 & Centurion (2014-17), NorthCoast99 (2016-17), Plain Dealer Top Work Places (2017-18) and Smart Business Customer Service (2017).
CURTIS is a dedicated resource for fire agency personnel and emergency responders for firefighting equipment, rescue tools, air management tools, personal protective equipment, wildland firefighting equipment and more. Since 1929, we have been committed to providing our hero customers with high quality, integrity and service in every interaction.
DuPont brings world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace through innovative products, materials and services. Our market-driven innovation introduces thousands of new products and patent applications every year, serving markets as diverse as agriculture, nutrition, electronics and communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.
FII Marketing (IAFF Online Store)
FII Marketing is the number-one supplier of USA, Canadian and union-made merchandise for labor unions, political candidates and like-minded causes. For the past 18 years, we have proudly provided IAFF with quality clothing, jewelry, glassware and collectible merchandise. Visit the IAFF Online Store for products ready to ship for custom-made wholesale for IAFF locals. We also create zero inventory stores, a perfect way for smaller locals to have an e-commerce presence with little or no inventory position. Visit www.fiimarketing.com or call 800-562-5766 to find out more!
Fire-Dex, headquartered in Medina, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of head-to-toe protection for first responders, including turnout gear, rescue PPE, boots, hoods, gloves and helmets. With a strong emphasis on health and safety, Fire-Dex has paved the path of innovation for the manufacturing of firefighting gear while focusing on the continuous improvement of our products and processes. Visit www.firedex.com for more information.
Fire & EMS Career Exploring – Boy Scouts of America
Fire & EMS Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women from the 6th grade to 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of fire or emergency services.
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Since 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has provided assistance and one-on-one mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken fire fighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive fire fighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.
FireRescue1 Academy is the most comprehensive, online learning solution for fire rescue. The Academy provides access to the world’s largest library of online fire and EMS training content with nearly 350 courses and 150 videos. Courses can be delivered during in-service, field training or in a self-paced format to individual personnel or groups, successfully bridging the gap between learning management and skills tracking. The system is customizable and allows administrators to upload custom content to align with already established internal training programs. Our cutting-edge technology and rich online media experience cost-effectively addresses department training needs, record-keeping and certification requirements. FireRescue1 Academy is a convenient solution to seamlessly manage personnel by providing 24/7 access to a feature-rich learning platform to streamline compliance and mitigate risk.
Honeywell First Responder Products
Honeywell First Responder Products is the leading manufacturer of head-to-toe personal protective equipment. With more than 270 patents, we drive innovations for your unique needs. We take great pride in our technological advancements and our product development process that starts and ends with input from you, fire fighters who safeguard our communities and face the dangers of the fire ground every day.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a health and well-being company focused on making it easier for people to achieve their best health. We know that health is influenced by the people around us and our local environment, so we use our clinical expertise, proactive outreach and wellness programs to encourage health engagement and behavior change. Improving well-being starts in each community with the member experience, care delivery and clinical and consumer insights.
IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
The IAFF Center of Excellence is a full-service mental health and substance use disorder facility designed specifically for IAFF members. With evidence-based therapies, healing amenities and reflective activities, fire fighters and paramedics can heal alongside fellow IAFF members.
The IAFF Financial Corporation (IAFF-FC) works with the best financial services organizations to build and develop programs to help save you and your members money and protect your financial future. From saving on car insurance to planning your retirement and everything in between, the IAFF-FC is there every step of the way. The resources generated from these programs go back to the IAFF to support additional programs and services. Our programs include: Liberty Mutual Auto & Home Insurance, IAFF-FC Insurance Division through S.F. & C. Insurance Associates, Amalgamated Banking Services, Nationwide Retirement Solutions, and Security Benefit Supplemental Lifetime Income Program.
About Identity Guard Identity Guard is a next generation identity protection that delivers premium solutions to help families and individuals take back control over their most important asset, their identity. Our services help educated and empower individuals to protect themselves from the growing threat of identity theft.
IFSTA/Fire Protection Publications
Fire fighter training is our ONLY business. We are the leading fire service training publisher since 1935. Our training content is validated by fire fighters for fire fighters, making fire fighter safety number ONE. We make good fire fighters GREAT!
Liberty Art Works is a fire fighter-owned-and-operated company with a longstanding relationship with the IAFF. We produce high-quality bronze IAFF axes, bells, plaques and statues proudly made in the USA.
LION® keeps first responders all over the world ready for action. We supply fire departments large and small with custom head-to-toe personal protective equipment (PPE), innovative training tools, structures and training centers through BullEx® and Haagen brands, and world-class PPE care and maintenance programs through LION TotalCare.® From product development to manufacturing and from cleaning to repairs, LION is focused on providing first responders ultimate safety. For almost 120 years, LION continues to be a family-owned business. With stable family ownership, LION takes the long-term approach to investing in the best people, new technology and advanced systems to fulfill the personal readiness and identity needs of our customers worldwide.
MSA is an organization fully committed to protecting the health and safety of our customers, and we spend countless hours developing, testing, and evaluating our products to ensure we achieve our goals. Our company was founded in 1914 from humble beginnings and has grown to include more than 5,000 employees across the world, protecting workers in more than 140 countries. But we’ve never forgotten who we are, or who we work for: our customers. Their satisfaction and safety are our top goals, every day. MSA’s values are the foundation of our company culture. Our seven core values define who we are and what make us truly stand apart.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA
Sixty Years Strong! IAFF members have stood by MDA for 64 years, striving to make a difference in the lives of those affected by neuromuscular diseases. Since its founding in 1950, the MDA has become one of the nation’s largest and best-known voluntary health agencies. Thanks to support from the IAFF, MDA is currently funding more than 150 research projects aimed at accelerating treatments and cures for over 40 neuromuscular diseases under MDA”s umbrella. In addition, MDA supports more than 150 medical facilities nationwide devoted to caring for individuals with neuromuscular disease. And, by holding Fill-the-Boot ®, fire fighters are part of a noble and important effort. MDA thanks IAFF members for sustaining the long, proud tradition of the IAFF’s pledge to make progress possible for those with muscular dystrophy.
At NantHealth, we leverage the latest advancements in precision medicine and software technology to enable true value-based care. Our solutions are holistic and comprehensive, transforming the way illness is known and treated, resulting in more effective treatment decisions that lead to improved outcomes. Central to our approach is a ground-breaking cancer treatment decision-support technology called GPS Cancer. This revolutionary new approach to fighting cancer uses advanced molecular profiling of a patient’s cancer to help physicians identify the unique drivers of the tumor and determine whether it is likely to respond to chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy before a patient is treated. The IAFF Executive Team, with input from local leadership, has endorsed a partnership with NantHealth to support efforts to provide members access to GPS Cancer through local-level self-insured health plan coverage and other benefit options.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy, and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering our mission. Our mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion.
Nationwide is a U.S.-based Fortune 100 company* with a history of strength and stability dating back more than 90 years. With 40+ years of experience in the public sector serving more than two million participants, we’re committed to helping America retire successfully. Nationwide offers public sector retirement savings programs, including 457(b) deferred compensation plans, 401(a) defined contribution plans and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (501(c)(9) VEBA Trust). Service offerings include diversified investment options, turnkey plan administration, reliable recordkeeping and integrated participant education. In partnership with Morningstar, Nationwide also offers investment fiduciary services at no additional fee to employers or participants. Learn more or call (877) 677-3678. Representatives are registered with Nationwide Investment Services Corporation, member FINRA, and do not offer investment, tax or legal advice. *Fortune Magazine, March 2017. NRM-15350AO
We like to think of emergency responders as our community heroes. They’re the brave men and women who risk their lives every day as first responders, fire fighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel. Through their courageous professions, they support and protect our families. We believe they deserve the same high standard of support and protection, and that’s exactly what we’re committed to providing them through our products and services. We’ve tailored our supplemental health and life insurance benefit programs to better support the needs of these heroic professionals.
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
The decal program of the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council has been providing decals and other IAFF logo items to IAFF members for over 30 years. All of our items are U.S./union- or U.S.-made, and the proceeds are used to fight for our members’ rights and working conditions in Oregon. We do everything we can to make sure that the purchase of these items are to IAFF members only, so please visit our booth or our website to supply your members with the decals and other items.
PBI Performance Products, Inc.
PBI Performance Products is the preferred choice of active departments across America looking for increased thermal performance, comfort and durability.
For over 80 years, Pomerantz LLP has championed the rights of defrauded investors and consumers, recovering well over $1 billion on their behalf. We consistently shape the law, having won landmark decisions that have expanded and protected investor and consumer rights, and initiated historic corporate governance reforms. Pomerantz is a recognized leader in securities litigation. Our clients include some of the largest individual and institutional investors and financial institutions around the globe. We also have an accomplished team dedicated to representing the interests of shareholders in M&A litigation and have earned a national reputation for our expertise in antitrust litigation and corporate governance litigation. Our clients receive the complimentary benefit of our innovative PomTrack© portfolio monitoring system. Currently, Pomerantz monitors $4 trillion worth of investments. PomTrack© reviews institutional investor portfolios and identifies losses due to financial misconduct, thereby notifying fiduciaries and enabling them to make informed decisions in order to maximize potential recoveries.
PulsePoint is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation based in the San Francisco Bay area. Through the use of location-aware mobile devices, PulsePoint is building applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens and off-duty professionals, empowering them to help reduce the millions of annual deaths from sudden cardiac arrest. Learn more at pulsepoint.org or join the conversation at Facebook and Twitter. The free app is available for download on iTunes and Google Play.
Building on Purdue’s mission to provide greater access to affordable, high-quality education, Purdue University Global is a public, nonprofit institution that offers a world-class education online. Our mission is simple: deliver a fully personalized online learning experience that’s tailored to the unique needs of working adults – one that gives you the support you need to achieve your goals and creates new opportunities for your future. Purdue Global works with the IAFF to provide you and your immediate family members with the opportunity to pursue your educational and career goals. Our fire science programs are designed to help you develop an understanding of the interagency coordination necessary for fire prevention, safe and successful fire-incident command, arson investigation, and life-safety education. In addition, you may be eligible to receive credits toward your degree if you have earned certification accredited by IFSAC, Pro Board, National Fire Academy (NFA), and more.
Safety Components’ primary focus is in the design and production of textiles for markets which include fire service, military, outdoor fabrics, aerospace escape slides, fuel cells and automotive air bag fabrics. For the fire service, we produce the outershell fabric as well as the thermal liners that will get cut and sewn into a completed turnout coat and pant. We are proud manufactures of PBI Max, Armor AP, Glide Ice and Sigma.
The Responders First program is designed for members and their spouses to help them create a financial plan for income that can last a lifetime. Just like you insure your home, your car or your health, the Responders First program provides members and their families a strategy to insure a portion of their financial assets to provide monthly or annual income that is guaranteed to last their lifetimes and protect financial assets against longevity risk or from just simply running out of money. And, since one out of every four couples will have one spouse live to at least age 100, a program that is guaranteed to provide income for life can be an essential part of a broad financial plan.
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has granted more than $234 million to support the development of childhood cancer treatments that are unique as each child. Our first responders play a big role in our success! This year alone, more than 700 fire fighters have participated and collectively raised more than $360,000 towards childhood cancer research. With your participation , we can fund more research to help more kids get back to being kids!
Stedfast is a premier supplier of innovative barrier textile coating and laminating technologies for specialized end-uses, serving the NFPA 1971-2018 fire fighter specifications. Stedair® moisture barriers provide exceptional durability, TPP and THL ratings and go above and beyond the NFPA specifications set for fire fighting and EMS protective clothing in the North American market.
Certified moisture barriers: Stedair® Gold, Stedair®4000, Stedair®3000
Particulate barrier : Stedair®Prevent
Reinforcement fabric: Stedshield® FR
Sunbelt Graphics has been licensed to sell IAFF merchandise since the late 1980s. It is owned and operated by Marvin Wilson, a 49-year member of the IAFF. Sunbelt Graphics complies with all the IAFF rules regarding where products are produced and is proud to sell custom-made American- and Canadian-made products.
Tactical Athlete Health and Performance Institute (TAHPI)
TAHPI navigates fire fighters back to work, sooner and healthier, by establishing narrow networks of orthopedic practitioners that truly understand the work that fire fighters do. TAHPI works within existing workers’ comp, Peer Fitness Training and health and wellness programs that puts the fire fighter first in workplace injury care.
TenCate Protective Fabrics is the most trusted name and the world’s leading manufacturer of fire protective fabrics. We are the global leading supplier of flame-resistant protective fabrics for the fire service industry. Our technical textile expertise weaves maximum protection, tough durability and ultimate comfort into each of our innovative fabrics. We also operate an in-house, state-of-the-art UL and NFPA-approved lab and research facility. Our manufacturing processes include yarn formation, weaving, piece dyeing, knitting and nonwovens.
The mission of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is to unite the union community through conservation to preserve North America’s outdoor heritage.
Vision: The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance will be North America’s largest and most effective conservation organization. We will engage, educate and organize union members, their families and like-minded individuals who share a passion for hunting, fishing, shooting and the great outdoors. Our community will volunteer time and unique trade skills to expand and improve public access to the outdoors, conserve and maintain critical wildlife habitats, restore our nation’s parks and provide mentoring programs that introduce youth to the outdoors.
Unions-America.com (and profirefighter.com) offers union-made websites, web hosting, mobile apps, WordPress site, web mastering and more.
UnionTrack, Inc. is a leading provider of software solutions for trade and labor unions with successful development and deployment of customized union membership management systems. UnionTrack is proud to be working with the IAFF to tailor our software platform into the IAFF SMART Portal. SMART is focused on supporting state and local officers to engage their members using a mobile, streamlined, responsive, relevant, searchable set of content. The primary objective of the platform is to effectively communicate, establish and maintain a connection, and collect data, dues and other real-time information about each member of the IAFF. 2018 brings congratulations to both the IAFF – celebrating 100 Years of Union Strength – and our company celebrating its 20th anniversary! Please come visit us at our IAFF SMART display for a first-hand look at your exciting new platform that allows each local, district, state or provincial association to communicate, connect and collect with members.
University of Florida Fire and Emergency Services Program
The University of Florida offers an online bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services (FES) and a master’s degree in Disaster Management. The bachelor’s degree in FES will prepare you to be a leader who can manage all aspects of the emergency service. The graduate program is designed for working professionals seeking to expand knowledge in emergency planning, hazard mitigation/preparedness, disaster response and recovery, and homeland security.
To improve your safety and deliver 360° protection, Gore continues to push the technical capabilities of PPE. Our portfolio of products for the fire industry provides durable and reliable performance that prevents skin contamination, minimizes potential injury, and delivers the highest breathability across multiple environments. We can’t change the conditions that you work in, but we continue to engineer gear to address your challenges.
Providing vital emotional wellness and mental-resiliency training in academy settings, in-service trainings and community-based programs. Yoga for First Responders roots itself in the foundation of trauma-sensitive yoga and mindfulness while adding the elements of physical training and mental training.