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Why Join the CAFC?
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Since 1909, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) united fire service leaders, associates and their provincial and national level affiliate organizations.  Joining the CAFC is the best way to build a strong national fire service and have a voice both inside the CAFC and the fire service.



The best way to advance the future of the fire service, public safety policy in Canada and your career is to join the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs.


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The Benefits of CAFC Membership

There are lots of benefits to joining the CAFC but we can summarize them as follows: 





Cost Savings

Fire Rescue Canada Annual Conference


Chiefs on Call: Mentorship program


Female Fire Chiefs Network


CAFC Member Directory


Access to Committees for advice and best practices


National Advisory Council



Topics on Fire: Webinar Wednesdays


Access to online member-only forums


Monthly eNewsletter


Bi-Annual CAFC magazine


Fire Press Friday: Weekly press clippings


Access to Fire Research Roster (FR2)


Beyond Hoses and Helmets: Strategy and tactics course


Redbook & Incident Management Reporting Manual


Access to National Fire Information Database

Chiefs on the Hill: Engage with Federal Government


Timely information on federal government activities


Resolutions provided by members


Ability to sit on committees

Discounts on CAFC-endorsed educational products


Discounted rate for Fire Rescue Canada annual conference


Discounts on insurance via The Personal





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Who Can Join?

CAFC has several membership categories:


Individual (Voting) Members

The primary membership category is an individual member. Individual members are individuals who hold a management position in emergency services, provided that they do not hold active membership in any association or union that represents firefighters in collective bargaining.


Cost per Year: $280


New This Year!  Female Fire Chiefs can join the CAFC and the Female Fire Chiefs and Fire Officers Network (FFCN) for a reduced price of $200 if registered before September 1st, 2018. Learn more about the FFCN.


Association and Affiliate Members

Affiliate Company Officer:  Company officers who are interested in career development opportunities and who may be members of unions can join the CAFC as Affiliate Company Officers. Exposure to the culture, network, issues, and policy files is a key benefit of this membership.


Cost per Year: $140


NEW - Female Affiliate Company Officer:  Female company officers who are interested in career development opportunities and who may be members of unions can join the CAFC and be a part of the Female Fire Chiefs Network. Exposure to the culture, network, issues, and policy files is a key benefit of this membership.


Cost per Year: $100


Business Associate The business associate membership in CAFC recognizes the important roles that industry and other associations play in the CAFC. The criteria for membership is evidence of shared goals with the sector.  The main benefit is the information sharing and recognition business associate members receive. For more information and/or to join, complete the Business Associate Membership form.


Cost per Year: $480


Retired Associate: Former Individual Members who have now retired and who are not currently pursuing significant/full time consulting or industry related positions (such individuals should seek business associate status) but who wish to remain with and support the CAFC are welcomed as retired associates. Retired associates are invited to CAFC events, receive materials, and are called upon as mentors and advisors.


Cost per Year: $60


Life and Honoree Associate: The Life Associate status is conferred by the President to retired individual members who have served the CAFC with distinction for more than 10 years. The Honorary Associate status is conferred on any individual having served with distinction upon the recommendation of the Resolutions Committee and adoption by a majority vote of members at the Annual Meeting.


Cost per Year: FREE 


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Mathematics of membership:


The CAFC membership for individual members is set at a price deliberately intended to ensure a return on investment for municipalities. Consider that our yearly membership of $280 for individual chiefs and $140.00 for company officers comes not only with the benefits above, but over $600 in savings when we consider the $100.00 Fire Rescue Canada discount for members and the $550 in savings for webinar costs. This is in addition to education, networking, advocacy, data and best practices.




If you have any questions about CAFC membership, please contact us:


Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs - Membership Services

1 Rideau Street, Suite 700

Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

Phone: 1-800-775-5189




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