SFFF Local 798
  • San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798
    What We Do
    Local 798 has been fighting for working class families for more than 70 years. We stand up for our members in the legislative, political, and social landscapes.
    Who We Are
    Local 798 is the labor organization of the proud men and women that serve as Firefighters and emergency medical responders protecting San Francisco. 
    Who We Represent
    The members of the San Francisco Fire Department rely on Local 798 to focus on the wellbeing and safety of those that protect the lives of others.
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    Cancer is killing firefighters: Toxins found in burning materials

    Cancer is now responsible for more than 60% of job-related deaths among firefighters in the U.S. Now, fire departments across the nation are looking for ways to make one of the country’s riskiest occupations safer. NBC’s Natalie Morales reports for TODAY. https://www.today.

    Cancer is killing firefighters: Toxins found in burning materials

    Cancer is now responsible for more than 60% of job-related deaths among firefighters in the U.S. Now, fire departments across the nation are looking for ways to make one of the country’s riskiest occupations safer. NBC’s Natalie Morales reports for TODAY. https://www.today.

    Cancer is killing firefighters: Toxins found in burning materials

    Cancer is now responsible for more than 60% of job-related deaths among firefighters in the U.S. Now, fire departments across the nation are looking for ways to make one of the country’s riskiest occupations safer. NBC’s Natalie Morales reports for TODAY. https://www.today.

    Flood Congress with Calls! It's About Our Jobs!

    Brothers & Sisters, On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation wrongly approved a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International (NAI). The decision sets aside the labor protections that were central to the U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreement. We know. We were there.

    SFFF FLAME Athletics

    FLAME, stands for Fire League And Musical Event and was founded over 42 years ago, to provide sports and musical events to the youth of San Francisco. This program, like Toys For Tots belongs to the firefighters past and present of the SFFD.
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    A Spark That Lit a Huge Fire in the Hearts of Local 798 SF Firefighters

    Over 50 years ago, the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program started when a few local firefighters wanted to help some families that lost their homes and all of their possessions when a fire destroyed everything that they owned. These firefighters were inspired to help – so they decided to fix up a few bikes and delivered them on Christmas Eve to the homes of the children. This is when the SF Firefighters Toy Program was born.

    San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation - Firefighter Health

    “You have cancer”—three mind-numbing words that now seem to resonate throughout the entire firefighting profession. On Jan. 6, 2001, I was out on a long morning run. With about one mile left, I had to stop and walk. This had never happened to me before. I was exhausted. I got back to the gym, went to the john and pissed blood.

    What's This Friedrichs Case Really About?

    You may have heard something about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The main thing you need to know is that this is an attack on working people's freedom to come together and form unions, plain and simple.

    Early Withdrawal Penalty for Retirement Accounts Eliminated

    After several years of gridlock, Congress enacted legislation in 2015 to correct inequities and close loopholes in the Pension Protection Act of 2006.  Specifically, early withdrawal penalties for employer-based retirement savings for many fire fighters will be eliminated as of January 1, 2016.

    Sherry Mahoney

    Paramedic Sherry Mahoney, at Station 49 has been approved for Catastrophic Leave! Her Catastrophic Leave number is 001936. Now eligible for VA and SP donations.

    Hired After 2009? Learn About Proposition B

    Hired After January 9, 2009?  Proposition B, approved by San Francisco voters in 2008, amended San Francisco City Charter provisions relating to retiree health benefits.

    S.F. Fire Department Critic Calls Again for Chief’s Dismissal

    San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White is facing a new call for her removal following recent disclosures that her department has failed to complete hundreds of fire investigations over the past four years.



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    Jun 10, 2019
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    Jun 13, 2019
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