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.