Calgary Firefighters Association

Established 1917 · IAFF Local 255

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) represents over 344,000 full-time professional fire fighters and emergency medical workers in 3,500 affiliates. The IAFF is one of the largest and most influential labor unions in North America. They are committed to advancing the rights, safety, and future of firefighters, emergency medical workers, and rescue workers across the United States and Canada.

Through the IAFF, we are affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), and the American Federation of Labour-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

The Calgary Firefighters Association has been affiliated as IAFF, Local 255 since October 4, 1923. We are the third largest IAFF Local in Canada with over 1500 members.
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Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is the largest labour organization in Canada, bringing together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community-based labour councils to represent more than 3 million workers across the country.

Through the IAFF, Local 255 is affiliated with the CLC.
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Alberta Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association (APFFPA)

The Alberta Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association (APFFPA) represents professional firefighters, paramedics, and dispatchers in 21 communities across Alberta and the North West Territories. The APFFPA is also affiliated with the IAFF. 
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Calgary & District Labour Council (CDLC)
The Calgary and District Labour Council (CDLC) is the local organization of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) at the city level. The CLC represents 1.5 million unionized workers across Canada. Labour Councils are comprised of the local of national unions that are affiliated to the Canadian Labour Congress. Chartered in May 1905, the CDLC is the voice of labour in Calgary. They support 60 affiliated union locals representing 44,000 members.

Labour councils have various responsibilities but mainly are the voice and organization of labour movement at the community level.

Local unions are allocated delegates based on the number of members in their union. These delegates meet monthly to discuss issues of concern to their members.

Delegates from the L255 Executive Board attend monthly meetings.
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Calgary Coalition of Civic Unions

The Calgary Coalition of Civic Unions is a way for Locals who have members that work for the City of Calgary to connect and learn from each other on important topics such as bargaining. Currently, the Calgary Coalition of Civic Unions includes CUPE 37, CUPE 38, CUPE 709, CUPE 1169, IAFF Local 255, IBEW 254, ATU 583, and the Carpenters Union.

The Local 255 Executive Board attends monthly meetings with the Local 255 Pillars (Wages, Health & Safety, Working Conditions, Benefits, Retirement Security) at the forefront of discussions with other union representatives.

There is no website for the Coalition.