SAVE MONEY on Your Prescriptions While Supporting IFA

Illinois Firefighter's Association is pleased to announce an EXCITING new prescription discount program for our members AND their communities.  Average savings experienced by card users is 32%.  Average savings per prescription is $22. This card can sometimes beat even your cost with insurance, so definitely check the discount program pricing. Continue reading

January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

January is Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month. Here are 12 great tips to keep in mind to help reduce your risk. Continue reading

IFA Partners with SAVVIK Buying Group

The Illinois Firefighters Association has partnered with SAVVIK Buying Group to help provide our members with discounts on firefighting supplies, clothing and equipment. SAVVIK also provides discounts on personal and family items, like vacation and restaurant specials. Check them out on this site - SAVVIK Perks We are currently working on setting up access for our members. More information will be available through our newsletter and we will be sending emails to our members as soon as access is available. For more information, contact Secretary/Treasurer Kerry Federer by email.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Volunteer Departments

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Volunteer fire departments that are 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) departments also are eligible for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The department can apply for an emergency EIDL grant that is an advance of $10,000. The advance will be provided within three days of applying for the loan, and the volunteer department will not be required to repay the advance. The EIDLs provide up to $2 million for working capital, have a 2.75% interest rate for non-profits, and can be repaid over 30 years. EIDL loans can be used for certain purposes, like fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and cannot be used to refinance debt, make payments on loans owed by another federal agency, pay tax penalties, or repair physical damages. Please go to the SBA website for more information about using the EIDL program. Please note that, as of April 17, Congress needs to authorize more funding for these programs. We expect the programs to receive more funds in early May.

Firefighter of the Year Award

Illinois Firefighter's Association is creating an Annual Firefighter of the Year Award.   Each year at our annual conference, the IFA will award a Firefighter of the Year to an outstanding member of the association. Nominations must be made on the IFA form and be submitted no later than July 31 to be accepted.   IFA Firefighter of the Year Nomination Form