WHY WE STAND UNITED FOR A SAFER COMMUNITY
We ask the community to unite for a safer Lynchburg that prioritizes essential services, equipping public safety with industry standard resources and the tools to recruit and retain a highly qualified workforce prepared to answer YOUR call. Funding levels for the department our members served has reached critical levels, with budget requests from city hall routinely asking for reduced budget requests year after year.
Lynchburg's brave fire fighters can no longer leave the fate of our safety, health, well-being, and families in the hands of appointed bureaucrats. We need the united voice of our community to stand up to a decade of budget shortfalls that has put in incredible strain on the emergency response system, resulting in tremendous emotional, physical and financial challenges for our community's first responders.
As public safety professionals, working together and standing as one are at the forefront of our efforts. We believe that our services are essential for the safety and security of the community, and are committed to answering the call. We are a dedicated group of emergency responders fighting for the rights of our members, forming successful partnerships and negotiating better working conditions. Learn more about the impact on our services and how you can help us inspire positive change through a grassroots effort.
Dealing with the labor challenges of today requires solidarity, foresight, and the will to fight for what is right. LYNCHBURG FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION emerged out of the need for worker representation and the desire for collective actions to speak louder than individual words. Established in 2000, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.
Chartered in 2000, we are a local affiliate of the International Association of Fire Fighters, and the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters. As a local, we engage and collaborate with department and local government administration to advance fire and EMS capabilities for our community, and advocate for safe and improved working conditions in an inherently dangerous profession, fighting for fair and equitable treatment to ensure our members and their families do not get left behind.