PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the official website of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association (OCPFA), representing more than 1,000 of the most dedicated Firefighters and Paramedics in the entire country working for right here for the Orange County Fire Authority.

The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) responds to more than 140,000 emergency calls for service each year in the 23 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County that we serve. As one of the largest Fire Departments in all of California, the OCFA is considered an “all-risk” agency, as our first responders provide a wide variety of functions on a daily basis including wildland, structure, and industrial fire protection and suppression, fire and arson investigations, and aircraft firefighting and rescues. In addition, the OCFA operates California Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force 5, which is one of only 28 specialized units that is regularly deployed at a moment’s notice to regional and national natural disasters and man-made emergencies including earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks and other serious crisis that require the specialized skills and experience of the members of US&R Task Force 5.

The OCFA also has a robust Emergency Medical Services Section that responds to critical medical emergencies with highly trained Firefighters and Paramedics that respond to everything from a patient in cardiac arrest to a multi-car collusion that requires immediate attention when literally every second can mean the difference between life and death.

Through the leadership of our former President Baryic Hunter, who resigned on October 26, 2018 after receiving a well-deserved promotion to serve as a Battalion Chief, the OCPFA developed tremendous working relationships with our Fire Chief and OCFA Administration. We also engaged in collaboration with our local elected officials and members of the OCFA Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Board of Directors. In the coming months, our Executive Board plans to continue this joint cooperation with our Administration, elected officials, and key civic and community leaders for the benefit of the people that we serve.

I encourage all of our members, retirees, and the general public to visit our website on a regular basis, sign up for our monthly newsletter (which you can do on the website) and also check out the excellent work of our social media team by following the OC Firefighters Local 3631 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for real time updates on our work, to receive important community messages, learn about upcoming events, and to stay up to date on everything that is happening with our Firefighters and the communities that we serve.

It is my honor to serve as the President of the Orange County Professional Firefighters as we protect the communities of Orange County 24 hours a day, seven days a week and we thank you for your support. Feel free to reach me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions, comments, or want to get involved.

Sincerely,

Tim Steging
President
Orange County Professional Firefighters Association
IAFF Local 3631

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