Aiming to foster and promote unity and harmony among volunteer fire departments throughout Indiana
The largest volunteer organization in Indiana. Membership dues are: ($20.00), Associate Member ($25.00), and Industrial Fire Dept. ($20.00). Click here for an enrollment form.
AMERICAN INCOME LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (AIL)
AIL provides a $3,500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Benefit at NO COST to all members of the IVFA. Additional no-cost benefits include:
For more information contact Tami Williams at 317-828-1183.
ANNUAL AWARDS PROGRAM
The following IVFA awards are presented at our annual convention. The deadline for entry for all awards is February 1. Click an award link below or contact your District Chairman for more information or to nominate a worthy person for an award.
ANNUAL MEETING AND STATE CONVENTION
Held each year to elect Officers, display new equipment, provide instruction, present awards for outstanding service, memorial service for fallen firefighters, and have firefighter games. Click here for Convention information.
BRIDGEPORT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Three (3) $1500 scholarships are available yearly to members, spouses or their children. Deadline for application March 1, if the application is sent by registered or certified mail, a postmark prior to march 1 will be considered as eligible. Also provides for a $3000 line of duty death benefit. Here is the application.
California Casualty offers IVFA members auto and home insurance with group rate savings and exclusive benefits with exceptional customer service. Call 866-680-5143 today for a FAST QUOTE or click here.
Replace personal clothing of the IVFA member if damage occurs as a direct result, and/or during the performance of any emergency duty, up to a maximum of $100 per claim. Contact your District Chairman for details. Here is the form.
CO-SPONSORS INDIANA FIRE SCHOOLS
The association provides a discount of five ($5.00) on each class a member attends, provided they are a member in good standing and show their IVFA card.
EYEWEAR REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
Allowance for damaged eye glasses/contact lenses ($75.00) except in the case of hearing aid in connection with eye glasses (maximum $150.00). Forms are available through your District Chairman.
FIREFIGHTERS CREDIT UNION
Members are eligible to join the Firefighters Credit Union. Founded in 1956, this 7,200+ member institution has over 90 Indiana locations, and 1,300 nationwide credit union service centers. More information can be found at www.fire-cu.org
IVFA WEB SITE
Online location that members can access to get information on their IVFA Officers, District Chairman, other Fire Departments in the state and much more. Your 24/7 source for IVFA information.
LOCAL DISTRICT MEETINGS
Held throughout the State to pass along information to members and promote the volunteers and provide an opportunity to discuss common problems and concerns among departments. Click here for the IVFA Events Calendar.
Consisting of memorial bible, a grave marker, and services of the Chaplain for all members in good standing. (Memorial services can be scheduled through your District Chairman)
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL
Our association has a representative on the council to keep us abreast of changes and items that affect the volunteers.
Highlighting happenings and news from around the State, information for departments about the IVFA, contacts for questions and concerns, listing of all Officers, products and services and classified ads, and items for sale by Fire Departments. Deadline for articles: Jan. 5, April 5, July 5, and Oct. 5. Click here to read past editions.
SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES
To recognize Indiana Volunteer Firefighters throughout the State of Indiana. The License Plate Fee collected by the IVFA, supports the Bridgeport Scholarship Fund, and the Line of Duty Death Benefit Fund. The License Plates can now be purchased by anyone wanting to show support for Indiana Volunteer Fighters. They can be purchased at any Local BMV or on line at myBMV.com.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS
The below awards are presented at the district level by the District Chairman. They recognize our members for their total years in the fire service, not years of membership in the IVFA. Request award here or contact your District Chairman.
STATION DEDICATION CLOCKS
Clocks are available through the District Chairman, for any fire department that builds a new fire station or adds floor space to any existing fire station. Presentation will be made during the dedication ceremony. Request a new department clock here.
STRONG LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATION
Sponsor legislation to promote the volunteers and to defend against legislation that would be harmful to the volunteer firefighters. Indiana fire caucus member, the largest legislative caucus in the State, it informs and advises legislators on fire related legislation. Click here for the latest legislative updates.