declares June membership drive month
The National Association of Hispanic Firefighters has declared the Month of June as our Membership Drive month
Our Goal is to gain 150 New Members, and with your help we can do this, so we made it simple and were able to save you almost 50% off your Annual Membership Dues,
This is also a great time to renew your membership so we can issue you your membership card. All you have to do is fine the membership type below that best fits you and click on the link and you will be directed to the correct page.
Please choose the membership type that best fits you, and then you can take advantage of the following membership benefits:
When you become an official member of the National Association of Hispanic Firefighters, you can take advantage of the following membership benefits:
- Conference discounts
- Access to the members-only section of our website (www.nahf.org)
- Participation opportunities in NAHF committees
- Executive Board opportunities
- Access to mentor program
- Free advertisements for your business
- Discounted services in your area
- A free subscription to our monthly electronic newsletter
The cost of becoming a member with us reflects the cost of producing our publication, combined with a portion of the costs required to run the organization. These additional costs include staff salaries, equipment costs, maintenance, and so on.
Benefits of Membership
Since 1995, The National Association of Hispanic Firefighters has been a member-driven organization that focuses first and foremost on those who support us. We strive to reciprocate this support, while also providing education and advocacy regarding the fire service. To achieve these goals, our organization utilizes the power of various informational resources, job networking techniques, products related to the fire service, and conferences. Although the NAHF is technically designed for Hispanic firefighters, our membership expands beyond this specific group alone.
Our membership includes men and women of all races, ethnic Background, creeds, and ranks, who seek to make the fire service a professional place where women and men from different backgrounds can work together harmoniously. In addition to the diverse background of our members, the NAHF also includes institutional members, such as fire departments and union locals.
Because our organization speaks specifically for Hispanic professionals in the firefighting industry, our membership continues to grow from both Hispanic members with a personal connection to the cause, as well as those of other cultures and trades who just want to offer their support. Our diverse list of professional members includes hundreds of firefighters and officers from urban fire departments, state, and federal wildland agents, EMTs, paramedics, inspectors, dispatchers, and fire service educators.
In addition to these outside professionals, the NAHF includes career firefighters, volunteer firefighters, and rescue personnel both in the United States and in countries across the world. Despite the diverse background of each NAHF member, we are all united in our commitment to the cause of the organization.
Memberships and Donations:
The NAHF is a non-profit organization that depends heavily on membership support and donations to meet financial needs. Essentially, your dues and contributions are what keep us going. Individual memberships are available at several levels, beginning at just $25. We strive to offer each of our members an affordable membership plan to give you the opportunity to support our organization without going over your budget.
With your NAHF membership, you will receive a subscription to our monthly electronic newsletter and other online materials.
With your membership, you will also receive member-only access to download several information packets containing collections of articles and information on several important topics-- all completely free of charge.
NAHF members receive special discounted rates on NAHF conference registrations and merchandise, as well as access to other national and local discounted services.
In the fire service industry, we are tasked with managing and mitigating a wide range of risks and hazards, while preparing our respective departments for homeland security. Each year, we are asked to accomplish more of these tasks without adequate funding to accomplish them. Because of this predicament, our organization continually generates new ideas and non-traditional ways of getting the job done.
We encounter pressures that pull us in all directions. We face one set of challenges from our coworkers, another from those who report directly to us, and still additional challenges from our supervisors, political leaders, the community and our families. Many of us also face the added challenge of having to serve in a department that lacks the support of diversity.
Many of the members of NAHF have firsthand knowledge of the concerns and challenges you face. We have a wealth of experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that allow each member to benefit just from being involved in this organization. Mentoring is a successful way to tap into this talent, explore new ways of doing things, network, exchange ideas, develop your career, solve problems, and achieve desired results.
A mentor is an experienced person who provides career guidance and support in a variety of ways to another person by acting as a role model, guide, tutor, coach, or confidante. They seek to share their experience, strength, and hope with other members who are interested in sharpening their skills, becoming a better leader, advancing through the ranks, and otherwise making a positive contribution to the fire industry.
The program is designed to support current and potential fire service leaders by providing a forum for open and honest communication, coaching, and counseling. We are willing to take a special interest in helping others develop into successful professionals. As a secondary goal, our organization has high hopes that a personal, as well as professional, relationship will develop over an extended period-- affording both the mentor and mentee an opportunity to exchange experience, information, and encouragement.
Thanks for your Support!
Captain Mervin Barrera