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    What We Do
    Local 42, as a founding affiliate of the IAFF, has been proudly representing Fire Fighters, First Responders and their families since 1918. This Union has a deep-seated tradition of fighting for all of our members to provide better wages, benefits and safe working conditions.
    Who We Are
    Our staff is comprised of a diverse group of hard-working public safety professionals who know Union rights.  Their mission is to represent and advocate on behalf Local 42 members throughout the Greater Kansas City region.  Local 42 is working for you from the firehouse to the statehouse!
    Who We Represent
    Local 42 represents Fire Fighters, Paramedics, EMT's, Communication workers, Assistant Prosecutors and other emergency services critical support staff.  Our dedicated, professional members protect numerous communities across six counties and 14 jurisdictions.

    Latest News

    The St. Florian Scholarship Fund Committee met this year to determine the number of scholarships that we would be able to award based upon the performance of our investments.  It was determined that we would be able to provide seven (7) St. Florian Scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 and a special scholarship in the name of KCFD Battalion Chief John Tvedten in the amount of $2000.00.

    2024 Scholarship Winners

    Applicant Parent
    St. Florian Scholarship
    Jordyn Griffin Donnell Griffin
    Cooper Young Kyle Burgdorf
    Joy Leon
    Kate Martens Andrew Martens
    Kaliah Morgan
    Grace Ragusa Steven Ragusa
    Emily Harris Ryan Harris
    Tvedten Scholarship
    Hannah Gregg Bradley Gregg

    The St. Florian Scholarship Fund Committee would like to acknowledge the support and financial assistance from the Tvedten Family for their efforts in making the 2024 Scholarship Awards to these recipients. 


    June 18, 2024

    Action Center

    42 C.A.R.E.S. provides resources to members and their family by providing counseling sessions, peer support, crisis intervention and referrals to other behavioral/mental service providers.
    Responders First
    A collaboration between the IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit Life Insurance Company to help fire fighters, retirees, and their spouses achieve a confident, comfortable retirement.
    Firefighter Cancer Support Network
    Assistance for Firefighters and their Family after being diagnosed with cancer.
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    Local 42 is excited to announce our new Mobile App that works in concert with our website.  Please download the appropriate one for your Smartphone or Table (Android or iOS) by merely clicking on the button in the left column.  

    Once you download the App you will use your User Name and Password that you use to access the Members Only Section of this website to log into the Mobile App.  Each time you open the Mobile App you will have instant access to the Members-Only Section.

    If you are a dues-paying member of IAFF Local 42 and you are not registered on our website, we invite you to Register NOW.

    The Greater Kansas City Fire Fighter Alumni Association has its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old. 

    Special acknowledgement to Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.

IAFF Local 42
6320 Manchester Ave, Suite 42A
Kansas City, MO 64133

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