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The IAFF Local 1563 actively works with local elected officials on issues directly affecting safety and working conditions of our members as well as promoting safety in the communities we serve.  We fight to protect our members’ lives and livelihoods through important public safety grant programs, collective bargaining rights, occupational cancer and disease prevention and other legislative priorities.


Your Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters are committed to serving the citizens of our county and keeping them safe. This becomes operationally challenging when units are staffed below the national standards, NFPA 1710. To protect our citizens’ lives, family, and property most effectively, we must see an increase in staffing. We remain committed to working with our County leadership to secure additional budgeting – whether through grants or other avenues – so that we can adequately protect our communities.

Click here to watch an important video explaining NFPA 1710 and adequate staffing.