About the Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland

The PFFMD is the umbrella organization representing all affiliates of the International Association of Fire Fighters located in the State of Maryland.

Mission:

The primary objective of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland is to formulate and pursue a state wide legislative agenda to promote the interests of the fire service and its membership. Additionally, the organization assists its member affiliates in a multitude of organizational, educational, political and contractual pursuits. Furthermore, the PFFMD is both an active participant and assumes leadership roles in the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the Maryland State Federation of the AFL-CIO, respective local AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils and local labor coalitions.

Overview:

In 1969, a group of local union leaders met to form the State Association. Their rationale was to create an umbrella organization to deal with state wide issues, and to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of information between the affiliated locals of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) throughout the State of Maryland (and, back then, also in the District of Columbia). In the intervening years, the PFFMD has become a recognized political force in state politics, and a formidable coalition within our own International union. The Association's primary objective is to formulate and pursue a state-wide legislative agenda to promote the interests of the fire service and its membership. Additionally, the organization assists its member affiliates in a multitude of organizational, educational, political and contractual pursuits. Furthermore, the PFFMD is both an active participant and assumes leadership roles in the IAFF, the Maryland State Federation of the AFL-CIO, respective local AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils and local labor coalitions. The Association strives to promote fraternity and improve communications within the fire service. As collateral activities, the PFFMD and its affiliated locals are involved in a myriad of community and charitable projects: most notably, supporting Muscular Dystrophy Association and the area's regional burn centers. Very succinctly, the PFFMD exists to serve and represent the interests of professional fire fighters and EMS employees throughout Maryland.


 

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News & Information

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Frederick County Charter Amendment

Feb 11, 2020
More than 50 firefighters, most of them in yellow shirts, sat in the first-floor hearing room of Winchester Hall in Frederick, Maryland on Tuesday night.

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Hometown Heroes Act of 2020

Feb 05, 2020
This afternoon President Rich Ruehl and retired member and Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland President Emeritus Mike Rund were in Annapolis to testify in favor of Senate Bill 269, Governor Larry Hogan ‘s Hometown Heroes Act of 2020.

In Our Community

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National First Responder Day

Oct 29, 2019
October 28th was National First Responder Day. In recognition of that, local woodworker James Shelton of @Sheltonwoodworks and his son Forrest presented the crew at Fire Station 31 with this amazingly detailed Thin Red Line handcrafted American flag.

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Friends of the Foundation

Oct 11, 2019
Mark your calendar! Join us for Friends Of The Foundation at BJ's Restaurant andBrewhouse in Frederick on Monday, October 14th.

Our Charities

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