What is the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters?
This organization is known as the SOUTHERN FEDERATION OF PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS, and was organized February 2, 1995, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The purpose of the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters is to provide the best possible resources, services and communications for Southern Federation affiliates of the IAFF; to develop a united effort and consensus of opinion with regards to our common concerns in the South, with the goal of having a positive effect on the IAFF, its constitution and By-laws, policies and resolutions.
The Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters encompasses the IAFF State Associations and Local IAFF affiliates in good standing within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Associate membership is allowed to any member or affiliate of the IAFF of any state not currently affiliated with the federation and IAFF members at large.
The Association holds an Annual Conference in which delegates of the organization attend. The Conference includes educational modules, presentations that assist delegates in accordance with the organization purpose.
The 2018 SFPFF Conference will be held in San Antonio, TX and hosted by IAFF Local 624. The Conference dates are Wednesday, April 11, 2018 thru Friday, April 13, 2018.
January 11, 2018
All Southern Federation of Firefighters State & Local Affiliate Officers:
In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters I am sending this correspondence in regard to your annual membership and the Annual SFPFF Conference.
“All Affiliated States and Locals and Associate Members shall pay one dollar ($1.00) per member per year up to one hundred members, but not less than thirty-five dollars ($35) per year for affiliation to the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters” Forms have been attached to assist you in the remittance of your dues and conference registration.
Further, this conference will be held in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters. In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws please be aware of the following:
All resolutions, submitted by affiliates for consideration at the Conference, shall be received by the Secretary/Treasurer at least thirty (30) days prior to the Conference, and shall be sent to all State and Local affiliates fifteen (15) days prior to the annual Conference of the Federation by the Secretary-Treasurer. The only exception to this article shall be resolutions to amend the Constitution and By-Laws, submitted by the Constitution and By-Laws Committee.
Late resolutions must be received by 5 PM on the day prior to the start of the Conference, provided the following conditions are met; the affiliated individual or affiliated organization submitting the Late Resolution shall provide the President with sufficient copies for each registered delegate. The resolution must be accepted by 2/3 majority vote of the delegation present and voting.
Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Federation shall be approved by 2/3 majority vote of the delegates present and voting at the Annual Conference, in accordance with the IAFF Constitution and By-Laws.
Please sign up on our website at www.sfpff.org for updates for the conference.
On behalf of the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters, I would like to personally invite you to attend the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters annual conference in San Antonio, Texas this coming April. It is our hope you will be able to attend and address our delegation.
Many activities have been planned by our host, the San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 624. Our executive board and committees will meet on Wednesday April 11, 2017 and General Session is set to start that Thursday morning with business concluding late Friday afternoon. We will be hosting several hospitality events Wednesday thru Friday evenings and there will be plenty of networking ongoing through the conference.
To help you plan your travel, details of some of the events can be found on our website at www.sfpff.org. The SFPFF will hold our annual Conference, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 11-13, 2018. This conference will be hosted by the San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 624. We have secured a room block with affordable options at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio located on the Riverwalk in beautiful downtown San Antonio.
Group Rates available from: April 10, 2018 - April 14, 2018
Pricing: Starting at $199.00 for Single/Double Occupancy in Deluxe Accommodations. Group Code: SAPF. Make reservations Online by clicking on the link below:
Hotel Palacios Del Rio
Hotel Direct Line: 210.222.1400
200 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY
San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 624 has established a “Room Block Release Date” March 13, 2018 for Group reservations. After this date, all rooms not guaranteed by deposit, credit card or the Master Account will be released to Hilton Reservations for general sale.
If you or your staff have questions, please contact SFPFF Secretary Treasurer Tim Dupin directly at 816.516.4964 or via email at email@example.com.
Please come join us as we celebrate our past and imagine our future.
Tim Dupin, Secretary Treasurer SFPFF
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