Cincinnati Fire Fighters Union
IAFF Local 48

Proudly protecting and serving the citizens of Cincinnati, OH since 1918

Read More

About The Cincinnati Fire Fighters Union
IAFF Local 48


The Cincinnati Fire Department and the Cincinnati Fire Fighters Union Local 48 are committed to providing the best quality service to the citizens of Cincinnati. We will provide professional and safe response to fire, explosive, medical, and environmental emergencies. We are dedicated to minimizing the loss of life and property through suppression, rescue, education, enforcement, investigation, and other innovative programs.

Cincinnati Fire Fighters Union Local 48 represents the brave fire fighters of the Cincinnati Fire Department, the first fully paid professional fire department in the country (April 1, 1853). Local 48 was one of the original charter locals of the International Association of Fire Fighters, receiving our charter on February 28, 1918.




News & Information

Card image cap

2023 Cincinnati Reds Opening Day

Apr 27, 2023

Card image cap

The Chip Terry Fund

Apr 27, 2023
Mental Health

Card image cap

Captain Paul Gallagher

Mar 04, 2020
It’s not every day that we get special visitors at the Local 48 office but today was the exception. Retired Captain Paul Gallagher stopped by the office and Local 48 President Matt Alter and brother Dan Boller had the opportunity to sit and chat with the Captain for a while.

Card image cap

Grand Avenue Fire

Feb 22, 2020
At 08:39 Hours, Saturday, 2-22-20 the Cincinnati Fire Department was dispatch for a Still Alarm at 975 Grand Avenue, Cross Street Warsaw Ave. for a reported dumpster fire next to the building.

In Our Community


Card image cap

Fill the Boot

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

Get In Touch

If you have any questions contact us below.