IFA Scholarship Application
The Iowa Firefighters Association is now accepting applications for the 2018 Iowa Firefighters Association Scholarship.
This scholarship is in the amount of $500 and will be awarded to a high-school or college student wishing to pursue educational commitment in the field of fire science.
The applicant must submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less about their goals, community service, hobbies and why he or she wants to receive a degree in fire science, to the IFA Board of Directors by the application deadline. The applicant must be planning to attend an accredited Iowa college to obtain a degree in Fire Science.
The application process will remain open from October 1st to December 15th. Scholarships will be paid to the student when they complete the first semester with a 3.00 GPA or better. The student shall submit the proof of the GPA to the Executive Director of the IFA. The check would be made out to the student for the scholarship to be used for tuition, books, housing, or whatever the student needs.
The IFA Board of Directors would be responsible for choosing the winning applicant at the January work session. The winner will be announced at the Annual Mid-Year meeting.
Download scholarship information and application by clicking on links. Mail completed application to:
Iowa Firefighters Association, PO Box 111, Sigourney, IA 52591 by December 31st, 2018.
Forming a 501c3
In light of the recent events that have taken place in some towns, and the highly publicized case in Shelby, IA, there has been a great deal of controversy about fundraising and whether those funds raised belong to the department or the city. The Iowa Firefighters Association has, for quite some time, promoted the idea that fire departments should form a separate 501c3 association for the purpose of fundraising. If your department has not formed a separate entity for fundraising it would be worth looking into the benefits and things to consider when doing so. You can read more information on this here….Public Benefit Non Profit Corporation for Fire and EMS Volunteers
Since 2014, IFA and California Casualty have shared a great relationship advocating for Iowa’s firefighters and their families and providing exclusive benefits. As our relationship is still fairly new, I am excited to announce that I am the new California Casualty representative for the men and women of IFA.
My career has always been focused on Iowa heroes. I have lead collaborative initiatives serving law enforcements, fire and EMS, legal, and medical entities in matters that focused on uniting these wonderful professionals to a stronger partnership. Now I am honored to have a similar goal of providing the best support and service possible to such deserving individuals.
I look forward to working with association members directly and through IFA and California Casualty’s partnership. I value the opportunity to learn about the associations goals and successes as well as needs. I hope to add an exclusive value by promoting the many California Casualty benefits and being a local support through department and association meetings, conferences, local events, and community events. I respect and value the time I am given and commit to making the best out of it by being an approachable resource and welcomed friend.
Under the blessing of the association, I look forward to reaching out to departments to schedule a few minutes of time to serve our members and promote exclusive benefits. Our current $10,000 Dewalt giveaway as well as a statewide rate reduction are just a couple of the exclusive aspects to IFA members that I’m excited to share.
Beyond local contacts, please let me know how I could be of service to the members of IFA. You can contact me directly at 641-485-4413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t already done so lately, take a quick look at California Casualty’s great rates and unique policy features by calling 1-866-402-2587.
Lighthouse Uniform Company’s Bereavement Uniform Program
The Lighthouse Uniform Company, long known for its Fallen Fire Fighter Dress Uniform Program, has dropped the LODD requirement and has expanded the program’s scope to make a dress uniform available to any firefighter’s family wanting one for burial purposes.
The Program, being called the Bereavement Uniform Program, is a collaborative effort. It calls for departments and firefighters to check the ‘closet’ for uniforms ‘retired’ or no longer fitting and to send them in to the Lighthouse.
The Lighthouse cleans, refurbishes, reconfigures to rank and makes them available to any family requesting one for burial purposes, overnight if necessary, at ‘no cost’ to the family. The only charge is for freight which will be billed to the affiliated department.
Access to the Bereavement Uniform Program is at http://bereavement.lighthouseuniform.com .
AD&D Benefit for IFA Members:
The Iowa Firefighters Association has partnered with American Income Life Insurance Company to provide a NO COST Accidental Death or Dismemberment Program for our members.
- $2500 AD&D Benefit
- Health Services Discount Card
- Child Safe Kits
- And More.
You will be receiving a letter in the mail notifying you of these benefits. Please fill out the enclosed response card or fill out the online card on the web site mentioned in the letter. Once your card is returned an AIL representative will contact you to deliver your no cost benefits and explain additional insurance coverage available on a voluntary basis.
You must be an Iowa Firefighters Association member to receive these Benefits.
The Iowa Firefighters Association is the Voice of Iowa’s Firefighters
The Iowa Firefighters Association was organized in 1879. There are now approximately 15,500 volunteer and career firefighters from across Iowa that make up the membership of the I.F.A. The Iowa Firefighters Association is dedicated to the improvement of Iowa’s Fire Service and protection of the general public through legislation, better training, minimum standards for apparatus and equipment, fire prevention, public relations and information.
Members receive a monthly issue of the Iowa Firefighter, benefits of State and Federal legislative lobbying, networking opportunities through annual convention and meetings and the chance to help improve the Iowa Fire Service.