International Association of Fire Fighters
The IAFF is the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in the 21st century. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, the IAFF represents more than 320,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in more than 3,500 affiliates. IAFF members protect more than 85 percent of the population in communities throughout the United States and Canada. The IAFF is also one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington, DC. The IAFF Political Action Committee, FIREPAC, is among the top one-half of one percent of all federally registered PACs in the country. (IAFF.org).
Professional fire fighters first started uniting in the mid-19th century as organizations designed to assist fire fighters injured on the job or for the families of fire fighters killed in the line of duty. Many individual fire unions independently affiliated through the American Federation of Labor (AFL) – established in 1886. Pittsburgh fire fighters, who organized as AFL Local 11431 and would become IAFF Local 1, decided it was time to organize when their newly elected city government threatened to remove fire fighters who weren’t supporters of the new administration. (history.iaff.org).
Local 2050 was formed on May 10, 1971, and represents 67 sworn members who serve in the following positions:
5 Deputy Chiefs
1 Training Officer
3 Fire Inspectors
1 Administrative Secretary
Our membership proudly protects a population of nearly 26,000 residents over 28 square miles.
Tune into our radio frequency, 154.1150 MHz, via Broadcastify.
Station 1 – 607 Putnam Pike
Station 2 – 66 Farnum Pike
Station 3 – 15 Log Road