The DFFA represents its members before Fire Administration, the City Manager’s Office, the Mayor and City Council, as well as at the State Legislature and before Congressional Representatives and Senators.
Our affiliation with the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters (TSAFF) gives us a voice in state government, while our affiliation with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) gives us input at the national level.
As a unified organization of fire fighters we can exert greater influence on our political representatives and afford greater protection for our members.
DFFA members have the assurance of knowing that they will be assisted with grievances, disciplinary appeals and worker’s compensation problems. Trained officers are available to accompany members to hearings, assist in the preparation of appeal letters and prepare cases. Legal counsel is provided in more complex cases.
Over the years the Dallas Fire Fighters Association has achieved a number of benefits for its members. Many of the benefits we all enjoy today are the result of DFFA's efforts. These include:
Step Pay Plan
15 days vacation after first year
Temporary assignment pay
4 person minimum staffing
Voluntary hire back policy
State-of-the-art protective gear
Payment for 90 days sick time upon retirement
Paramedic assignment pay
State and federal benefits for line-of-duty death
Health and safety requirements
Pension Reform Legislation
The objective of the DFFA shall be: The fostering and encouragement of a higher degree of skill and efficiency, the cultivation of friendship among its members, the elevation and improvement of the morale, intellectual, social and economic conditions of its members.
We shall not strike or take part in any sympathetic strike, as our position is peculiar to most organizations, as we are formed to protect the lives and property of the community in case of fire or other serious hazard.
This organization shall be non-partisan and non-sectarian and shall not be used for the dissemination of partisan or sectarian principles.