• 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

In spite of what many people have heard or been led to believe, the Firefighters and Fire Captains that this Union represents have been working without the guidance of a Fire Chief at the Frederick-Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport since March 2020. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the responsibilities a Fire Chief is supposed to handle instead fell largely on the shoulders of the junior Captains and even on the Union leadership. We have remained quiet on this mat...

Two of our members reached the pinnacle of their careers this week, representing a combined 48 years of experience. They are the 6th and 7th retirements in the last 16 months, and bring us to 10 members (out of 21) that have either retired or transferred in just under two years!

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IAFF Website

Greater Rochester International Airport

NYSPFFA Website

Monroe County, NY