Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 323
#205 - 6515 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby, B.C. V5H 3E8
Burnaby Fire Fighters Association is the union which represents
the 250 professional members of the Burnaby Fire Department. The
membership elects their executive officers (President, Vice President,
Secretary and Treasurer) to two year terms, and the remainder of
the executive board (one representative each for A, B, C and D shift
and the Fire Prevention Office) on an annual basis.
officers are responsible for negotiating wages, benefits and all
other conditions pertaining to the collective agreement between
the Union and the City, as well as ensuring a safe workplace and
safe working conditions for the membership. The executive have dominion
over all grievances relating to the collective agreement, and represent
all members of the union in their dealings with the employer.
Fire Fighters Association strives to work cooperatively with the
Fire Chief and the department administration on issues of mutual
concern, and attempts to foster a positive labour-management relationship.
has always been politically active in lobbying all levels of government
for legislation which protects and improves the safety and working
conditions for our members and the public we serve. This includes
such diverse issues as Hazardous Materials tracking systems (known
as Operation Respond) and Haz Mat training; Canadian Airport Regulation
changes to improve response to airplane disasters; cancer and heart
legislation (our members have an almost 2:1 ratio of getting these
diseases as compared to the general population); W.C.B. regulations
on the protective equipment we wear; and enhancing our role as First
Responders through training and regulatory changes in a layered
pre-hospital care system.
Burnaby Fire Fighters Association is affiliated with the following