At the AFFI quarterly board meeting this morning (1/9/2020) President Devaney offered his resignation to the AFFI board at 0910.  The AFFI Executive Board has accepted his resignation and we wish him well and look forward to working with him at the AFL-CIO.

The board has voted and is excited to name the next AFFI President as Champaign Local 1260 member Chuck Sullivan.  Brother Sullivan will fill the vacancy until the election at the 2020 Convention in Peoria.

Former AFFI President Pat Devaney appointed to Secretary-Treasurer of Illinois AFL-CIO

The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois would like to congratulate Tim Drea on his appointment to the position of President of the Illinois State AFL-CIO. We would also like to congratulate our very own AFFI President Pat Devaney who was just appointed to the number two position within the IL AFL-CIO as the Secretary-Treasurer. It is our understanding that this is the first time in the history of the Illinois AFL-CIO that a firefighter has served as a Principal Officer of the IL AFL-CIO.

To say we are extremely proud of Pat is an understatement. His and President Drea’s advocacy for the working people of Illinois will ensure we continue to have a voice at all levels of government.

We are with you Pat. Congratulations.

Special Events

Upcoming Events

Feb
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all-day Central District Caucus @ IAFF Local 49 Union Hall
Central District Caucus @ IAFF Local 49 Union Hall
Feb 10 all-day
Due to the recent election of Chuck Sullivan as President of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, the position of Central District Legislative Representative is now open. Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution and[...]

2020 AFFI Insurance Marketplace Rates Are In!

The 2020 AFFI Insurance Marketplace is proud to announce that rates for all plan designs are now available to interested locals. You can find these rates by clicking HERE.

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The AFFI is pleased to announce yet another new educational opportunity:

Discipline Representation For The Local Officer

This seminar will cover a broad variety of topics that local leadership can utilize to strengthen their knowledge base on various member discipline issues.

This seminar will cover topics such as duty of fair representation, rights & responsibilities, disciplinary proceedings, a Fire Chief’s perspective, employer attorney viewpoints, and a labor attorney panel discussing real life discipline scenarios. This seminar is a must for both seasoned and new local officers!

We are offering this seminar on four different dates at multiple locations for your convenience:

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 – Morton College Auditorium
3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero, IL – Registration beginning at 9am

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 – J.C. Restoration
3200 Squibb Ave., Rolling Meadows, IL - Registration beginning at 9am

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 – Illinois AFL-CIO
534 S. Second Street., Springfield, IL - Registration beginning at 9am

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 – Local 49 Union Hall
1750 General Electric Road., Bloomington, IL - Registration beginning at 9am

These seminars will run from 10am to 4pm

This seminar is available to you and your members at the low cost of $50 per person! This cost covers all course materials and lunch! Please register through the AFFI Office by email at office@affi-iaff.org or by phone at (217) 522-8180
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The AFFI is pleased to announce yet another new educational opportunity: Discipline Representation For The Local Officer This seminar will cover a broad variety of topics that local leadership can utilize to strengthen their knowledge base on various member discipline issues. This seminar will cover topics such as duty of fair representation, rights & responsibilities, disciplinary proceedings, a Fire Chief’s perspective, employer attorney viewpoints, and a labor attorney panel discussing real life discipline scenarios. This seminar is a must for both seasoned and new local officers! We are offering this seminar on four different dates at multiple locations for your convenience: Thursday, February 27th, 2020 – Morton College Auditorium 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero, IL – Registration beginning at 9am Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 – J.C. Restoration 3200 Squibb Ave., Rolling Meadows, IL - Registration beginning at 9am Thursday, March 12th, 2020 – Illinois AFL-CIO 534 S. Second Street., Springfield, IL - Registration beginning at 9am Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 – Local 49 Union Hall 1750 General Electric Road., Bloomington, IL - Registration beginning at 9am These seminars will run from 10am to 4pm This seminar is available to you and your members at the low cost of $50 per person! This cost covers all course materials and lunch! Please register through the AFFI Office by email at office@affi-iaff.org or by phone at (217) 522-8180

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Addressing the epidemic of firefighter suicide.

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"He just lost it": Addressing the epidemic of firefighter suicide
New statistics estimate that twice as many firefighters in the U.S. die by suicide then in the line of duty. In response, fire officials across the country are looking at possibly cutting back on two-day and three-day shifts so that firefighters can get more sleep and down time, especially for those...
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