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Burnaby Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 323
#205 - 6515 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby, B.C.       V5H 3E8

Office: 604-434-1717
Fax: 604-434-1551
E-mail: burnabyfirefighters@telus.net

The 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.

The executive 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.

The Burnaby 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.

Our Association 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.

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