Request Presented to Approve Merger of Surprise Firefighters into the United Phoenix Firefighters

Request presented for Surprise Firefighters to merge with United Phoenix Firefighters

A historic day for our organization in Washington DC as UPFFA President Steve Beuerlein and Surprise Firefighters President Mike Payne present IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger and District 10 VP Frank Lima with a formal request to approve the merger of Surprise firefighters into the United Phoenix Firefighters. They are also joined by Peoria President Hunter Claire and Glendale President/10th District DFSR Tony Butch.

The merger will bring the total number of chapters in our organization to 6 (Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Tempe, Chandler and Surprise) The addition of our Surprise Brothers and Sisters will only bolster our ability to advocate for valley firefighters and the citizens we serve as the largest Firefighter union in the state of Arizona.