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Our membership is comprised of fire service administrative personnel from both northern and southern California. 

Our Mission:
To be an effective support system to all fire service professionals by utilizing the skills of our profession to strengthen administrative operations.

Who We Are:
AFSS is the Administrative Section of the California Fire Chiefs Association (CalChiefs).

Our Section is comprised of fire service administrative professionals throughout the State of California and is represented by a Northern and a Southern Division.

We are committed to serving the needs and interests of our members by providing a resource network that allows them to increase their proficiency, enhances their professional status, and promotes educational opportunities, and encourages leadership development.


Why You Should Join:
Quarterly trainings and an annual conference provide members with relevant, timely education and opportunities to meet with their colleagues locally and across the state.

The Professional Recognition Program (PRP) was created exclusively for AFSS. Successful Level I and II recipients are recognized by the California Fire Chiefs Association.

Educational programs and training targeted towards completion of our PRP certifications also provide continuing education (CE) credits for all members.

The AFSS website offers users a forum to share policies and procedures and post requests for information specific to their department or district.

AFSS offers opportunities to interact and collaborate with fire chiefs and other leaders in the fire service, allowing members to be informed of current industry issues and standards.


What We Offer:

  • Fire Service Legislation
  • State and Federal Aid Reimbursements
  • Records and Retention Management
  • Fire Agency Budget Development
  • Workplace Ethics
  • Software Usage and Technology
  • Public Relations and the Media
  • Employee Performance
  • Fire Payroll and Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Grant Writing
  • Project Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Professional Enrichment
  • Leadership