Member Benefits

17,000+ MEMBERS
The largest volunteer organization in Indiana. Membership dues are: ($20.00), Associate Member ($25.00), and Industrial Fire Dept. ($20.00).

AMERICAN INCOME LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (AIL)
AIL provides a $3,500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Benefit at NO COST to all members of the IVFA. Additional no cost benefits include • Health Services Discount Card • Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety • In-Home Needs Analysis - An AIL representative will contact members who return the reply card to arrange a convenient time to deliver their benefits and review other supplemental insurance benefits that may be available. For more information contact Tami Williams 317.828.1183.

ANNUAL AWARDS PROGRAM
Mr. IVFA Award - Feb. 1 deadline
Global Award- one in each district - Feb. 1 deadline
Ollie Sandberg award- outstanding firefighter - Feb. 1 deadline
(List of requirements for each award is available through your District Chairman)

ANNUAL MEETING AND STATE CONVENTION
Held each year to elect Officers, display new equipment, provide instruction, present awards for outstanding service, memorial service for fallen firefighters, and have firefighter games.

BRIDGEPORT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Three (3) $1500 scholarships are available yearly to members, spouses or their children. Deadline for application March 1, if the application is sent by registered or certified mail, a postmark prior to march 1 will be considered as eligible. Also provides for a $3000 line of duty death benefit. Here is the application.


California Casualty offers IVFA members auto and home insurance with group rate savings and exclusive benefits with exceptional customer service. Call 866-680-5143 today for a FAST QUOTE or click on the link below.

CLOTHING REPLACEMENT
Replace personal clothing of the IVFA member if damage occurs as a direct result, and/or during the performance of any emergency duty, up to a maximum of $100 per claim. Contact your District Chairman for details. Here is the form.

CO-SPONSORS INDIANA FIRE SCHOOLS
The association provides a discount of five ($5.00) on each class a member attends, provided they are a member in good standing and show their IVFA card.

EYEWEAR REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
Allowance for damaged eye glasses/contact lenses ($75.00) except in the case of hearing aid in connection with eye glasses (maximum $150.00). Forms are available through your District Chairman.

FIREFIGHTERS CREDIT UNION
Members are eligible to join the Firefighters Credit Union. Founded in 1956, this 7,200+ member institution has over 90 Indiana locations, and 1,300 nationwide credit union service centers. More information can be found at www.fire-cu.org

IVFA WEB SITE
On-line location that members can access to get information on their IVFA Officers, District Chairman, other Fire Departments in the State and much more. Your 24/7 source for IVFA information.

LOCAL DISTRICT MEETINGS
Held throughout the State to pass along information to members and promote the volunteers and provide an opportunity to discuss common problems and concerns among departments.

MEMORIAL BENEFITS
Consisting of memorial bible, a grave marker, and services of the Chaplain for all members in good standing.
(Memorial services can be scheduled through your District Chairman)

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL
Our association has a representative on the council to keep us abreast of changes and items that affect the volunteers.

QUARTERLY NEWSPAPER
Highlighting happenings and news from around the State, information for departments about the IVFA, contacts for questions and concerns, listing of all Officers, products and services and classified ads, and items for sale by Fire Departments.
Deadline for articles: Jan. 5, April 5, July 5, and Oct. 5.

SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES
To recognize volunteer firefighters throughout the State, $5.00 license plate fee collected by the IVFA provides $3.00 to the Bridgeport Scholarship Fund, and $2.00 to administer the license plate program (forms, envelopes, postage). Here is the form.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS
10 year pins, recognizing members with 10 years of service to their departments.
25 year pins, recognizing members with 25 years of service to their departments.
IVFA gold card, recognizing members with 50 years of service to their departments.
(Available by contacting your District Chairman)

STATION DEDICATION CLOCKS
Clocks are available through the District Chairman, for any fire department that builds a new fire station or adds floor space to any existing fire station. Presentation will be made during the dedication ceremony.

STRONG LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATION
Sponsor legislation to promote the volunteers and to defend against legislation that would be harmful to the volunteer firefighters. Indiana fire caucus member, the largest legislative caucus in the State, it informs and advises legislators on fire related legislation.