On January 29, 2019 Local 858’s Principal Officers met with the Executive Board of F.I.R.E. for a meet and greet. This was a very productive meeting that centered on how our organizations can support each other moving forward. The F.I.R.E. Executive Board is very dedicated to Local 858 and understands the importance of unification amongst all Local 858 members. We look forward to maintaining dialogue with F.I.R.E. as they are bringing excellent programs to our organization through their dedicated members.
There have been some rumors that F.I.R.E. is endorsing political candidates, this is false. F.I.R.E. does not endorse political candidates and states that Local 858 has a process to select what candidates should be endorsed from a labor organization standpoint. As a guideline, Local 858 seeks to endorse candidates that will benefit the safety of our citizens, our fire fighters and our workplace.