Membership

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MEMBERSHIP TYPES

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ACTIVE MEMBERS – Active members shall include the chief of the department and all chief officers (deputy chief, assistant chief, district chief, battalion chief, division chief, etc), as designated by the chief of the department, of a regularly organized public, private, governmental or industrial fire department. Active members, who maintain current dues paying status shall be entitled to hold elective office, serve on the board of directors and vote on all matters requiring a vote of the general membership unless otherwise prohibited herein. New active members shall be entitled to voting privileges once voted into the association by the board of directors. Annual dues shall be set by the board of directors.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS – Associate members shall include those fire department officers not eligible for Active Member Status. Associate members shall not be entitled to vote on matters requiring a vote. Associate members are not eligible to hold elective office or serve on the board of directors. Once an associate member has been voted into the association, he/she may remain a member as long as annual dues are paid. Annual dues shall be set by the board of directors.

PAST PRESIDENT LIFE MEMBERSHIP – Past President life membership shall be conferred upon all past presidents of the association with all the privileges of active membership. Past President Life members are not required to pay annual dues, unless they are going to hold elective office or serve on the board of directors.

LIFE MEMBERS – Life members shall include active or associate members or a combination thereof, who have been a member of the Association continuously for ten years and no longer hold a position in their department which would qualify them for active member or associate member status. Life membership shall not be conferred or continued for individuals who are eligible for either Active or Associate membership through their involvement or employment with the fire service unless approved by the board of directors. Life members are not required to pay dues but may be charged for association services. Life members shall not be entitled to vote on matters requiring a vote.