• ROCHESTER AIRPORT FIREFIGHTERS

    IAFF Local 1636

  • ROCHESTER AIRPORT FIREFIGHTERS

    IAFF Local 1636

  • ROCHESTER AIRPORT FIREFIGHTERS

    IAFF Local 1636

  • ROCHESTER AIRPORT FIREFIGHTERS

    IAFF Local 1636

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Protecting the protectors of the ROC since 1966

What We Do

As a union, we are responsible for negotiating an acceptable wages and benefits package for the Fire Fighters and Fire Captains of the Greater Rochester International Airport Fire Department. We also work with the Airport Fire Chief and GRIA administration to ensure our members are provided with the appropriate working conditions, tools, and equipment to do their job as safely and efficiently as possible. Our members are employed by the County of Monroe, and the Department’s operation is 100% funded through airport fees and rents, meaning there is no impact to local taxpayers.

Featured News

As we approach the anniversary of the deadliest airliner crash in local history, the Rochester Airport Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 1636 is saddened to announce the passing of Richard ‘Dick’ Ziegler. Dick is believed to be the last surviving responder to the Mohawk Airlines crash at KROC on July 2, 1963 where he was credited with saving at least a dozen lives. Dick was one of several airport mechanics that were cross-trained as a firefighter to supplement the ‘crash crew’ before he trans...
The Rochester Airport Firefighters Association welcomed 3 new members last week. Probationary Firefighters Daniel Maggio, Justin McGory, and Patrick Spear were all hired as Airport Firefighters recently, and all three made the decision to support the Union that supports them. With their commitment, our Union continues to maintain 100% membership in spite of the rhetoric that was spread around the Janus decision in 2018. The leadership of Local 1636 is proud to welcome aboard these Professional F...

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IAFF Website

Greater Rochester International Airport

NYSPFFA Website

Monroe County, NY