History of Local 2057
Local 2057 was established after the formation of the Orange County Fire Department in 1981. Local 2057 is an affiliate of the International Association of Fire Fighters, headquartered in Washington, DC. Local 2057's charter was issued on December 15, 1982.
The IAFF represents more than 295,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics who protect 85 percent of the nation’s population. The IAFF is one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington; its Political Action Committee, FIREPAC, is among the top one percent of the more than 4,000 PACs in the country.
Orange County's fire fighters, fire inspectors, emergency medical personnel, dispatchers and battalion chiefs comprise the membership of Local 2057.
The IAFF is the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in the 20th century—from the introduction of shift schedules early in the last century to the enactment of SAFER grant funding in 2003. With extremely active political and legislative programs, and with recognized experts in the fields of occupational health and safety, fire-based emergency medical services and hazardous materials training, the IAFF has established professional standards for the North American fire service.
Today, the IAFF is the primary advocate for providing fire fighters and paramedics with the tools they need to perform their jobs. The IAFF provides a strong voice in the development and implementation of new training and equipment, and has worked hard to ensure the proper staffing of fire and EMS departments.