If you would like to join our organization, or if you are currently a member and wish to renew your membership, simply print out the form and mail or fax it to our office in Sacramento.
You can also download our CSFA "Join the Team" pamphlet by clicking here.
Here are some of the reasons why you should become a member of, and retain membership in the California State Firefighters' Association.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS:
For more than 80 years the California State Firefighters' Association has been the largest fire service organization in California. With over 19,000 members, CSFA represents all elements of the fire service.
THE CSFA PARTNERSHIP:
The benefits enjoyed by the fire service family today would not exist if it were not for the vigilant watch and action by all firefighters and their families. As CSFA members, you are in partnership with all other firefighters throughout California in support of issues important to the fire service, our families, and to lifesaving in our communities.
THE CSFA MEMBERSHIP NETWORK PROVIDES SERVICE:
You gain information on issues important to the fire service through the CSFA's award-winning monthly publication, The California Fire Service, CSFA's participation in and email availability, legislative updates and FAX alerts for urgent issues, and through our Home Page on the World Wide Web and our membership network.
CSFA'S POLITICAL CONNECTION:
CSFA has been enormously successful in the legislative and political arena, providing numerous benefits for the protection of the firefighters, their families, and for the communities we serve. Political strength gained through actions of the Firefighters' Legislative Action Group (FLAG) and our own fulltime, in-house Legislative Advocate (all other organizations use contract lobbyists) is a major reason in itself for belonging to CSFA, yet it is only one of many benefits available to the members.
THE CSFA COMMITTEES:
The CSFA has a number of working committees that specialize in areas such as employee-employer relations, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, education, workers' compensation, retirement issues, health and safety, political action, etc. The Board of Directors, their deputies and the staff in Sacramento are always available to serve the needs of our members.
CSFA REPRESENTATION ON BOARDS and COMMISSIONS:
The CSFA has representatives on the California EMS Commission, State Board of Fire Services, OES committees, NFPA committees, National Volunteer Fire Council and on many other policy boards. Several fire service professionals represent CSFA on these boards and commissions.
Seminars and workshops pertaining to political action, employee-employer relations, firefighters rights and other subjects are offered on a regular basis. If you would like to schedule such an event or have a CSFA representative attend one of your local meetings, call the CSFA office at (800) 451-2732, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CSFA DECAL:
Proudly display the CSFA decal on your automobile, identifying yourself both as a member of California's oldest and largest fire service organization and as a member of our highly regarded profession.
CSFA-sponsored insurance programs, through the CSFA Employee Welfare Benefits Corp., are available to cover such items as your auto, home, and recreational vehicles. Additionally, several types of Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and Long Term Disability insurance policies are available. Each active member under age 70 is covered by a $5,000 life insurance benefit on or off duty. Participation in all of these insurance programs requires CSFA membership.
As members, you are eligible for discount programs at Disneyland and Disneyworld, Marine World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and others. For more information, or to request discount cards, please contact CSFA Benefits at email@example.com
WHAT HAVE WE DONE FOR YOU LATELY?:
CSFA continues to represent your interests at the state and national levels on an ongoing basis. During the state budget crisis, CSFA was in the forefront working with the Governor and legislative leadership to ensure the continuation of the one-half cent sales tax for public safety. Every day CSFA is on the job providing benefits to members including referrals, answers to questions, copies of legislation, and a host of other functions. What have we done for you lately? What have you requested from us lately? Your CSFA board, committees and staff are here to serve you!
WHAT DOES THE CSFA HAVE PLANNED IN THE FUTURE?:
The Board of Directors has developed a plan to improve the CSFA organizationally. This plan has been developed to improve communication and service to our members and their fire departments. You should be seeing more of us in the future with new programs and services. We will continue to gain influence in the fire service and political arena, and to present a positive image of the fire service to the community.
CSFA membership is a prudent investment for you and your family, in your professional fire service career, and in your future!
GOT A PROBLEM? HAVE A QUESTION? NEED HELP? GIVE US A CALL at 1 (800) 451-2732!
Partial list of CSFA Membership Benefits:
CSFA Membership Card and Window Decals
The California Fire Service magazine (monthly)
All Committee Services
Office Research Privileges
Legal Research (attorney general, legislative counsel, etc.)
E-E Representation Program (optional contract group - F.I.R.E.)
Conference Floor Privileges
Conference Voting Privileges
Conference Delegate Representation
Conference Resolution Privileges
Eligibility to hold CSFA Office
State Board of Fire Services Representation
Advisory Committee Representation (MV, Cal OSHA, OES, CSFM, etc.)
Commissions/Boards Representation (EMSA, NVFC, NFPA, etc.)
Fire Service Coordinating Councils Representation
Participation in CSFA-sponsored functions
Special Bulletin mailings (political, informational, etc.)
Membership Discount Programs (Magic Kingdom, Marine World, Sea World, etc.
Partial list of available CSFA-sponsored insurances
Group Auto Insurance (California Casualty)
Group Homeowners Insurance (California Casualty)
$5,000 Death Benefit (no charge - automatic with membership, active members to age 60)Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (Myers- Stevens)
Spouse & Dependent Life Insurance (Myers-Stevens)
Individual Life Insurance (Myers-Stevens)
Long Term Disability Insurance (Salary Continuance) (Myers-Stevens)
Volunteer Life & Income Protection Program
Health Insurance - provided by Anderson-Shea Insurance Agency
*For life and casualty insurance information, contact Myers-Stevens at:
(800) 827-4695 (Southern California)