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New Orleans Convention

New Orleans Convention

The New Orleans convention committee has established a rate of $300 for the convention fee if paid before July 1st and $350 if paid after the July first. A registration form is available by clicking here.

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Rubin Memorialized

Rubin Memorialized

On, March 19, 2016, We honored and memorialized our life memories of recently departed Fire Buff and friend to many, Ira Rubin. Ira, who left us far, far too early in life, was laid to rest last week in a small Jersey City cemetary. Too…

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McDonald named IFBA “FIRE BUFF OF THE YEAR”

McDonald named IFBA “FIRE BUFF OF THE YEAR”

Tom McDonald of the Houston Fire Buff Battalion was named the receipiant of the Henry N. Wilwers Fire Buff of the Year” award at the IFBA’s closing convention banquet Saturday Evening (08/15/15).

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IFBA Executive Board selects New Orleans as site for 2016 Convention.

IFBA Executive Board selects New Orleans as site for 2016 Convention.

The IFBA Executive board has selected the bid from “The Region 5 Groups” to host the 2016 convention in New Orleans, Louisana. The exact dates will be announced shortly but will be in the fall of 2016.

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Hartford Convention underway today

Hartford Convention underway today

The Hardford IFBA convention kicks off today with the opening ceremonies this morning followed by the annual business meeting.

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Group photo at the Executive Board meeting

Group photo at the Executive Board meeting

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2015 IFBA Convention

2015 IFBA Convention

The 2015 IFBA Convention (the 63rd annual meeting) will be held in Hartford, CT on August 12th to the 15th 2015. Click here for more details The entire registration packet is available by 2015conventionpacketclicking here

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IFBA’s 62nd Annual Meeting

IFBA’s 62nd Annual Meeting

The 2014 IFBA Convention will be in Dallas, Texas from September 2 – 6 DOUBLETREE by HILTON HOTEL DALLAS CAMPBELL CENTRE 8250 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75206-1888, USA TEL: 1-214-691-8700 FAX: 1-214-706-0187

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Where did the term “Fire Buffs” come from?

Where did the term “Fire Buffs” come from?

In the early 1800′s, firefighters wore heavy coats made of buffalo hide. These coats, and then the men who wore them, were called ‘buffs’. In time, the term came to mean people who are firefighting enthusiasts, collectors of firefighting memorabilia, and those that go to,…

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