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Rocky Ford Firefighters Join the International Association of Fire Fighters & the Colorado Professional Firefighters Association.

The following is a news release from the Rocky Ford Fire Department


Rocky Ford Professional Fire Fighters Local 5497 is proud to announce their official affiliation with the International Association of Fire Fighters, further solidifying their commitment to protecting the rights and interests of professional firefighters in the community. This move will not only provide our members with added support and resources, but will also enhance our ability to effectively advocate for improved working conditions and fair compensation. Rocky Ford Professional Fire Fighters Local 5497 is excited to take proactive steps to strengthen their relationship with the City Council and Community Members.



We aim to address critical issues facing the fire department and ultimately enhance the level of service we provide to the residents of our service area. Rocky Ford Professional Fire Fighters Local 5497 is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in firefighting and EMS. By joining the IAFF and collaborating with Chief Gonzales and city officials, we are taking the necessary steps to ensure our members have the resources and support they need to effectively carry out their vital work. "We're excited for a new chapter in the Rocky Ford Fire Department, and we are eager to continue to work closely with Chief Gonzales, City Council, and community members to increase our response and maintain our working conditions," said Seth Yeary, President of the Rocky Ford Professional Fire Fighters Local 5497. "We are thrilled to be a part of the IAFF and to have the opportunity to work alongside other professional and volunteer firefighters in Colorado. This membership will allow us to better represent and support our members as we continue to serve and protect our community, emphasizing their integral role in our success."

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