The Calgary Fire Fighters Association is affiliated as Local 255 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), representing more than 1300 members of the Calgary Fire Department. Local 255 is the second largest IAFF Local in Canada and is comprised of Fire Fighters, Apparatus Technicians and maintenance staff.
Organized in 1917 as Local 19 of the Federal Fire Fighters Union, Calgary Fire Fighters affiliated with the IAFF on October 4, 1923. The Calgary Fire Fighters Association has grown and evolved over the years but our mandate has always remained the same. The following preamble from our Constitution and Bylaws reflects the core values of our organization.