We have some news. Your #fresnofirefighters are changing back to IAFF Local 202.
On July 10, 1919, your Fresno City Firefighters joined the IAFF as Local 202, but on August 1, 1923 Fresno City Firefighters left the IAFF.
After some time, on May 13, 1943 Fresno City Firefighters rejoined the IAFF as Local 753.
President Sanders was approached by some members a couple years back to see if it was possible to go back to L202. He reached out to the IAFF to see if it was possible, and after finding out it was, President Sanders and the E-Board voted to allow the body to decide what number they would like to be. The votes were tallied and Local 202 passed by 62%.
We are still your #fresnofirefighters. Nothing has changed at all there. We are just embracing a little more of the history of this great department and some of the hardest working firefighters in the country. This action will officially be read into the record of the IAFF October Executive Board Meeting. #fresnofire ...