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Welcome to Aurora IAFF Local 99

Welcome to the Aurora Professional Fire Fighter's Website, IAFF Local 99. Local 99 is the exclusive bargaining unit representing the men and women of Aurora, Illinois Fire Department from the rank of Fire Fighter through Lieutenant. Our members are dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Aurora.


Our Fire Fighters serve the citizens of Aurora with a wide range of services, including but not limited to structural fire fighting, advanced life support paramedic service, technical rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention education and inspections, water rescue, and fire/arson investigation.


The Aurora Professional Fire Fighters also has a proud affiliation with the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Illinois Association of Professional Fire Fighters.


All members of Local 99 and their families are aware of the danger that is associated with our profession as Professional Fire Fighters. We accept this responsibility and thank the citizens and guests of the City of Aurora for the opportunity to serve them.


Enjoy this site, and please feel free to contact us with your comments


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Aurora #99 MDA

Thanks to Aurora Fire #99 Brother Hess for attending the AFFI MDA Boot Camp today! Firefighter/Paramedic Hess has been instrumental in the program for the last 5 years.
With Brother Hess’s help, the Aurora Firefighters Association L#99 and the Aurora Fire Department together have raised nearly $150,000 for MDA over the last 10 years.
Most importantly thanks to the compassionate citizens and visitors of Aurora for their tremendous support!


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AFFI Endorsements for Primary Election 2018

The AFFI Legislative Committee has published the 2018 Primary Election Endorsements, which can be found below.
It is important to note that these candidates are endorsed solely on their stance and voting records regarding issues specific to the AFFI.


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AFFI Endorses Pritzker

As many of you know, the AFFI was the first statewide union to endorse JB Pritzker for Governor in the democratic primary. I was very proud to stand with JB in Peoria back in May to announce our support.

The AFFI membership has a diverse set of political views on a variety of issues, but I hope we can all agree on the need to defend our benefits and rights by defeating Bruce Rauner in the November 6th General Election.

JB is the best candidate to do this, which is why the AFFI has turned out hundreds of members across the state to work for JB and his pro-worker agenda.

Unlike Governor Rauner’s proposals to strip collective bargaining rights for firefighters resulting in lower wages and benefits, JB supports collective bargaining and believes higher wages for workers is good for our state’s economy.

JB believes in safe workplaces and supports the many statutory protections we have for professional firefighters in Illinois. Conversely, Governor Rauner has proposed removing the firefighter occupational disease presumptions in the work comp law and eliminating the Public Safety Employee Benefit Act that provides health insurance for firefighters who are catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

While Governor Rauner has proposed slashing public employee pensions, including firefighters, JB has repeatedly stated his opposition to doing so.

Please join me in voting for JB Pritzker and the other #AFFIendorsed candidates on Tuesday so we can defeat Bruce Rauner in November.

- AFFI President Pat Devaney


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Right to work

Robert Reich explains how detrimental “right to work” laws are to unions, union members, and AMERICA!


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