The Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts was established as a Not-For-Profit organization in 1943 to protect the interests, rights and privileges of Fire Protection Districts as they may be affected by legislative, administrative, or judicial action.
The Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts offers two types of membership to the organization.
Regular Membership is available to all Illinois Fire Protection Districts in the state. Newly formed districts will receive free membership for the first year.
Associate Memberships are available to ambulance services and vendors who provide services & products to the industry.
Regular Membership Benefits
Information and Guidance - The IAFPD maintains a full-time office in Springfield for the purpose of assisting member districts with problems and questions as they arise. In addition, IAFPD officials have assisted many fire districts to organize and address specific regional matters.
Legal Advice - The IAFPD retains the services of an attorney to assist member districts with legal questions. The Association Counsel is a tremendous legal resource for the attorneys serving member districts.
Legislative Representation - The IAFPD maintains a legislative staff which represents the interests of member districts in the State Legislature. This includes the introduction of legislation which is helpful to fire districts throughout the State, and the monitoring of legislation and administrative rules which have an effect on fire districts.
Annual Conference - The IAFPD holds an annual conference for trustees, chiefs & attorneys offering seminars which address the most current fire, EMS and legal issues as they relate to fire districts. The annual conference also brings more than 80 exhibitors together with one of the largest and most dynamic display of fire apparatus and services in the state.
Regional Training - The IAFPD, in conjunction with the Illinois Fire Service Institute, annually hosts "Administration Training Sessions" in six locations throughout the State. These sessions are ideal for new trustees, and also provide new information to veteran trustees..
Quarterly Publication - The IAFPD publishes The Fire Call on a quarterly basis. The magazine provides information, resources, legislation and other news of interest to Fire Protection District's.
Publications - The IAFPD publishes two books available to members: The Text of Laws Relating to Illinois Fire Protection Districts and State Fire Marshal and A Handbook For Trustees of Illinois Fire Protection Districts. Both are updated on a regular basis.
Scholarship Program - The IAFPD offers a $350.00 scholarship at 30 of the State's Community Colleges to qualifying students in fire protection districts who enroll in a fire related course.
For more information you may call the IAFPD office at 800-524-6620.
Membership information, along with the Resolution for Membership is available for download by clicking the link.
Associate Memberships are available to those companies or persons dealing with equipment and related products and services pertaining to the activities of fire protection districts.
As an Associate Member, you will be placed on our mailing list to receive all publications sent from the Association to our members including The Fire Call magazine, legislative bulletins and other information to keep you up-to-date on developments concerning fire districts.
The association offers it's associate members the opportunity to attend and network with other professionals in the fire service industry at seminars, workshops, training sessions and the annual conference.
Associate Members can advertise in The Fire Call Magazine at affordable rates. This is your opportunity to showcase your products and services to over 3,500 professionals in the fire service industry in Illinois. If you wish to advertise in the 2017 issues, you may download the rates, specifications and contract here (First attachment).
The annual dues are $200.00 a year. If you are interested in becoming an associate member, you may contact IAFPD office at 800-524-6620 or download the Associate Member form and mail it along with your check to IAFPD, 1201 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703.