The professional fire fighters in your community are trained to provide many services other than the traditional role of fire suppression. They work daily to hone their skills in such disciplines as High angle (hi-rise), Tower crane, Mountain, and Confined-space rescue; Hazardous materials response; Heavy rescue (industrial type accidents); Auto extrication (motor vehicle accidents); First Responder emergency medical response; Fire safety inspections; Fire prevention education programs and other critical tasks relating to emergency response and emergency rescue.
Our Association is committed to providing services and resources to our member locals, and to actively working with governments and other agencies so that our members and the citizens they serve are protected and cared for.
A Message from the Secretary Treasurer:
The British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Association (BCPFFA) is committed to acting as a public safety and fire safety advocate. We are the united voice of all professional fire fighters in the municipalities of British Columbia and Yukon. The BCPFFA is a grass roots association made up of elected representatives who work full time as fire fighters. We have frontline experience and expertise to bring a fire fighters perspective to issues that affect the public safety as well as our member’s safety.
The BCPFFA meets with Provincial and Federal governments to bring awareness to our issues and commit to working in a positive & collaborative manner to provide high-quality results to benefit all. The BCPFFA is a non partisan organization who will work with any elected official regardless of their political affiliation. Our issues are contained to the greater good of the public and fire fighters themselves.
The BCPFFA provides career fire fighters with the highest level of service and expertise to assist them in all aspects of their professional lives. We provide service to our 50 Professional Fire Fighter Locals and ensure that pertinent information is provided to our affiliates in a timely and accurate manner.
This service comes in the form of research, distribution of information, and representation at all government levels. 'Hands on' assistance is provided through representation at the local level with local problems - negotiations, grievances, health and safety, pensions and in educating fire fighters to prepare for effective collective bargaining and the administration of their collective agreements.
Our Executive Board members are available upon request to provide advice and direct representation in negotiations, grievances, and presentations to local city council. For specific issue advice (i.e. Health and Safety, WCB, Pensions) the BCPFFA has a number of members who serve on standing committees to assist our members with these specific concerns.