James Perez, L0574, Savannah, GA


IAFF LODD - James Perez, L0574, Savannah, GA - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Advanced Firefighter James Perez of IAFF Local 574, Savannah, Georgia. Brother Perez, 25, passed away from liver cancer on March 17, 2017. The Fire Service Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017 beginning at 4:00 PM at the Compassion Christian Church, Adult Mi...
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Youth Firesetting a Growing Public Safety Concern


Two teenaged boys tossed lit matches along the Chimney Tops trail in the Smokey Mountains in Late November. The act resulted in 14 deaths, damaged 2,500 buildings and shut down the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee during the peak of its winter tourism season. In Helena, Montana, three intoxicated 13-year-olds set fire to a high school, resulting in $1 million in damage. These are two examples of stor...
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VIDEO: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Speaks at IAFF Conference

VIDEO: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Speaks at IAFF Conference
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe  recently spoke at the Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference on March 17 in Washington, D.C.  (Watch the video below) The conference is the cornerstone of the IAFF's legislative efforts. The IAFF has won significant legislative victories on Capitol Hill due largely to the relationships that local IAFF leaders have with their elected officials. The L...
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