The Wilmington Firefighters Association - Local 1590
We are the local affiliate of the International Association of Fire Fighters, representing approximately 265 active and retired members of the Wilmington Fire Department. We fight for the rights of firefighters in the City of Wilmington and are dedicated to the betterment of our community. Not only does that involve defending labor rights, engaging in concrete legislative action, and providing a voice for the firefighters, but it also includes helping our community. Some of our community events include Aid to the families of fallen firefighters and first responders, Wilmington Classic hockey game benefiting the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, American Cancer Society, Christmas Toy Drive for Nemours AI DuPont Hospital for Children, coat drive, canned food drives, blood drives, and assisting with our local organizations.
The City of Wilmington is the State of Delaware's largest city, and the only one with a fully paid professional firefighting brigade. The members of the Wilmington Fire Fighter's Association protect a community of about 71,000 citizens within a 17-square-mile area. During the workweek, the population swells to in excess of 150,000 people.
Wilmington is comprised of everything from mansions to row homes, schools, and daycare centers, industrial and manufacturing properties, restaurants, hospitals, a prison, various waterways, the Port of Wilmington, a wastewater treatment facility, a landfill, I-95 and I-495, and high-rise offices and residential buildings.
Our members work in six (6) fire stations within the City and provide firefighting and emergency medical services, specialized search & rescue services; along with a Fire Marshal's Office for Arson/Fire investigation, and fire education & prevention programs. They respond to over 20,000+ calls for service each year.
The department staffs six (6) engines, two (2) ladder trucks, and two (2) Battalion Chiefs on duty at all times. Firefighters in the Suppression Division are currently working a three (3) platoon rotational shift of twenty-four (24) hours on duty and forty-eight (48) hours off, with a scheduled "Kelly Day" (off shift) every 6th tour. This equates to a 46-hour workweek.
Location: 804 Maryland Avenue
Location: 400 West 2nd Street
Location: 400 New Castle Avenue
Location: 2200 North Tatnall Street
Location: 22 South Heald Street
Location: 800 North French Street
Location: 1927 Lakeview Road
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