Life Membership

Life membership is a special way for the IAFC to show our appreciation for your continuous support during your years as a chief officer.

To be eligible, you must be a Regular member who is fully retired from the fire service and has been a member continuously (i.e., without breaks in your membership) as specified below:

Joined prior to August 28, 2003

  • Have a minimum of ten consecutive years as a Regular member; and,
  • Are a Regular member at the time you retired from the fire service. 

Joined between August 28, 2003 and August 28, 2011

  • Have a minimum of fifteen consecutive years as a Regular member; and,
  • Are a Regular member at the time you retire from the fire service.

Members joining after August 28, 2011

  • Have a minimum of twenty consecutive years as a Regular member; and,
  • Are a Regular member at the time you retire from the fire service.

IAFC life membership includes:

  • Dues-free IAFC and division membership
  • Dues-free section membership (subject to eligibility criteria for life members)
  • Email copies of IAFC On Scene
  • Member alerts
  • Member benefits
  • Entitled to vote on all matters requiring a vote

To apply for life membership, fill out and return the IAFC Life Member Application (pdf). If you have questions, please contact IAFC Member Services at 866-385-9110 or membership@iafc.org.