Membership 2017-18

For current Fire Chiefs and Chief Officer members, CalChiefs appreciates your support and hopes that you will renew again this year. We have implemented a new dues structure for the 2017-18 fiscal year.  Membership is now determined by the size of your agency using the total number of  full-time employees (FTEs). For those Chiefs and Chief Officers who are not yet a member, please consider becoming a member and supporting the efforts of CalChiefs in maintaining and improving the delivery of emergency fire and medical services in California.

CalChiefs membership cycle is from July 1st through June 30th.  For information about memberships please contact Executive Director Eric Dutton at or 916.923.9455. For membership by check please use the following invoice document CalChiefs 2017/18 Membership Form  and Membership Form Instructions.   For membership in one of CalChiefs eight (8) Sections, please select the following link CalChiefs Sections.

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Active Membership (Fire Chief + Group memberships)

All Fire Chiefs of any public or private agency, CalChiefs Sections/Divisions plus Group memberships that are included based on the size (tier) of the department. Please select the proper dues amount for the size of your agency.

Agency Size (FTE Personnel):

Tier 1
$ 250
FTE Personnel:


Fire Chief plus 1 additional Group membership

Tier 2
$ 400
FTE Personnel:


Fire Chief plus 2 additional Group membership

Tier 3
$ 600
FTE Personnel:


Fire Chief plus 3 additional Group membership

Tier 4
$ 800
FTE Personnel:


Fire Chief plus 4 additional Group membership

Tier 5
$ 1,100

FTE Personnel:


Fire Chief plus 5 additional Group membership

Tier 6
$ 1,400
FTE Personnel:


Fire Chief plus 6 additional Group membership

Tier 7
$ 1,750
FTE Personnel:


Fire Chief plus 7 additional Group membership

Tier 8
$ 2,000
FTE Personnel:


Fire Chief plus 8 additional Group membership

Other Membership Opportunities

Additional Group Membership

Cost – $ 75.00

Each additional CalChiefs member of a department/district/agency beyond those included in the agency’s primary membership.

Purchase Group Membership

Volunteer Fire Chief Membership

Cost – $ 75.00

Fire Chiefs of any department with annual budget below $250,000

Purchase Volunteer Fire Chief Membership

Retiree Membership

Cost – $ 25.00

Any retired Chief level officer.

Purchase Retiree Membership

Associate Membership

Cost – $ 400.00

Individuals or agencies engaged in the manufacture or sale of fire service apparatus, supplies or services and others that are interested in the field of emergency fire or medical services.

Purchase Associate Membership

For membership payment by check please complete the membership form and submit along with payment.