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.
December 02, 2023
Action CenterIAFF COVID-19 Updates
IAFF Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates & Resources42CARES
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.
Contact My Elected Representatives
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.