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OUR MISSION

IAFF Local 1563 represents nearly 900 full-time professional firefighters and paramedics. Headquartered in Millersville, Maryland, we serve and protect the 568,000 citizens of Anne Arundel County.  

The Mission of IAFF Local 1563 is to affirm public goodwill of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters in order to secure the best working conditions and compensation for Local 1563 members. In furtherance of this mission, IAFF Local 1563 works tirelessly to support our members and their families.

Our Foundation is a Non-Profit under Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation. We support firefighters, their families, and the public in times of crisis, providing financial aid, educational assistance, and essential resources. Collaborating with local nonprofits, we advocate for fire safety and offer comprehensive relief efforts to those affected by disasters or disease.

Message From the President

Welcome to the website of International Association of Fire Fighter (IAFF) Local 1563 representing the nearly 900 Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters.  It is my honor to serve as President of this local organization based in Millersville, Maryland.  The International Association of Fire Fighters was formed in 1918 to unite fire fighters with the goals of better wages, improved safety, and greater service for their communities. Almost a century later, these goals remain unaltered.  The IAFF Local 1563 is the voice of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters – the protector of the protector.  We welcome you to learn more about our mission through this site and I look forward to meeting you at one of our many community events. 

                   Stay Safe,
      Joe “Advil” Addivinola

Officers

Joe Addivinola

Joe Addivinola

President
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Donna Rigby

Donna Rigby

Office Administrator
Admin@
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Jamie McIntosh

Jamie McIntosh

1st Vice President
1stVP@
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Beth Oldershaw

Beth Oldershaw

2nd Vice President Beth.Oldershaw@
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Adam Palinkas

Adam Palinkas

Secretary-Treasurer
S-T@
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District Reps

Alex Yanky

Alex Yanky

1st District
alex.yanky@ IAFFLocal1563.org

Ashley Eckhardt

Ashley Eckhardt

2nd District
ashley.eckhardt@ IAFFLocal1563.org

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Ronald Poole

3rd District
ronald.poole@ IAFFLocal1563.org

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Aaron Karvar

4th District
aaron.karvar@
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Brian Christopher

Brian Christopher

5th District
brian.christopher@ IAFFLocal1563.org

Member Spotlight

Paramedic Ashley

Fire Fighter Paramedic Ashley Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighter

Fire Fighter Paramedic Ashley
Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighter

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Member Spotlight: Lieutenant Dreama J.

Lieutenant Dreama
Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighter

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Member Spotlight: Engineman Mike H.

Engineman Mike
Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighter

LOCAL Spotlight

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Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters never stop working to make our community the best it can be.  Even when they are building camaraderie playing team sports, they are supporting local charities and causes. One such example is the Metros, the Local’s softball team.  The following was written and submitted by District 1 Representative, Fire Fighter Phillip Miller.