Portland Fire Fighters' Association, IAFF Local 43

Proudly serving the citizens of the Portland, Oregon and the Port of Portland since 1918


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About 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.

 
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News & Information

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PFFA Response to Recent Disciplinary Action

Aug 04, 2020
Portland Fire Fighters Association supports the disciplinary action taken by Fire Chief Sara Boone. It is our moral and ethical duty to conduct ourselves in a professional, respectful manner at all times. We apologize for failing to meet those expectations and we must learn from our mistakes.

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Portland Fire Fighters Coats for Kids Program

Jul 24, 2020
Portland Fire Fighters' Association Charitable Fund is collecting donations for our Coats for Kids program. Since 2013, Portland Fire Fighters have helped keep children in our community warm by providing them with new, quality warm coats to kids in need. Help us by donating here!

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Fill The Boot

May 20, 2019
Since 1954, IAFF members have shown an unwavering commitment to defeating muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases.

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Fitness Training for Aspiring Women Firefighters

Apr 01, 2019
Come join our inaugural functional fitness class designed for women interested in pursuing a career in firefighting.

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Spring Clean Up – Lone Fir Cemetery

Mar 22, 2019
Spring Clean Up at the Firefighter's Section of Lone Fir Cemetery Friday April 5, starting at 10:00 AM and working until it is done.

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Fern Street Fire

Mar 18, 2019
Earlier this morning, #firefighters knocked down a residential fire off of Fern St. in Portland. Cause of the fire is under investigation.

In Our Community

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Fitness Training for Aspiring Women Firefighters

Apr 01, 2019
Come join our inaugural functional fitness class designed for women interested in pursuing a career in firefighting.

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Spring Clean Up – Lone Fir Cemetery

Mar 22, 2019
Spring Clean Up at the Firefighter's Section of Lone Fir Cemetery Friday April 5, starting at 10:00 AM and working until it is done.

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Portland Firefighter Stair Climb

Mar 08, 2019
Registration for the 11th annual Portland Firefighters' Stair Climb opens on April 8th!!!!

Our Charities

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Portland Fire Fighters Coats for Kids Program

Portland Fire Fighters' Association Charitable Fund is collecting donations for our Coats for Kids program. Since 2013, Portland Fire Fighters have helped keep children in our community warm by providing them with new, quality warm coats to kids in need. Help us by donating here!

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Fill The Boot

Since 1954, IAFF members have shown an unwavering commitment to defeating muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases.

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