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Active Member (member dues: $93 – add additional active for $57 each)
Active members are currently working as a Fire Chief or in other command, supervisory, or Chief Officer capacities as designated by the Fire Chief within a municipal or private fire department in Minnesota.
As an active member, your dues provide you with full voting privileges*, reduced registration fees, bi-monthly magazine subscription, access to member only website content, state administration and operational resources, and opportunities to serve within the association.
*bugles determine voting rights
Department Membership (entire department dues: $300 – add additional active for $57 each)
Department memberships are for Fire Chiefs desiring to include all members. Members of recognized fire departments that are eligible for State Fire Aid are included in this type. Department members include, but are not limited to, administration staff, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers, Fire Corps volunteers, and prevention personnel.
Members of the department would have access to member only website content, the opportunity to be included on informational emails, and receive a subscription to the Great Lake Division International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) e-newsletter.
This membership includes two active, with the option of adding supplementary voting members at an additional fee.
Associate Member (member dues: $57)
Individuals who are active or employed by the following are able to join as this type:
Division of Forestry for the Department of Natural Resources
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Fire service consultants or vendors
Fire protection engineers or educators
Institutional or private fire department officials
Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Municipal or private fire department in Minnesota
Technical College Fire or EMS program instructor
Associates receive reduced registration fees, bi-monthly magazine subscription, access to member only website content, state administration and operational resources, and opportunities to serve within the association.
Please note that this is a non-voting member.
Sustaining Member (member dues: $200 – Friends of the Fire Service)
Sustaining are for businesses and organizations interested in promoting improved protection and safety within the fire service. Business and organization examples include, but are not limited to, fire equipment vendors, national or regional fire safety organizations, etc. Individual representatives within these businesses and organizations are eligible to become associates by paying additional dues.
Retired Chief or other Retired Officer (member dues: $57)
This membership is for those that have retired from the fire service but would like to continue to support the association while staying informed with the e-newsletter and online magazine subscription. Please note that this is a non-voting member.
Life and Honorary
To be eligible for this type an individual must be a past member of the association and upon retiring he or she is nominated to receive a invite.