About Portland Fire Fighters' Association, IAFF Local 43
The Portland Fire Fighters' Association, IAFF Local 43, has approximately seven hundred sworn personnel working for Portland Fire and Rescue and for the Port of Portland Fire Department at the Portland International Airport. Our executive board consists of 14 members and is led by our union president, Alan Ferschweiler. The Portland Fire Fighters' Association was one of the first locals to of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) when it was founded on February 28th, 1918.
Mission Statement: Establish and protect a livable standard of wages, benefits, and safety for fire fighters and the community. To provide a powerful and collective voice for workers that is inclusive, democratic, and enhances unity among workers.