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CalChiefs has moved to a new membership and event management software solution beginning with 20/21 Fiscal Year membership drive.  The new software solution will allow for a more automated tracking system for both membership and event registrations.  It will also allow for the flexibility for you to update changes in your membership information over the course of the fiscal year.

You will no longer fill out the old membership invoice form.  The form will be fully automated in the new software. 

Since this is so new and there are quite a few steps involved, we’ve put together a step-by-step set of instructions for each membership type, except Life Members.  After carefully considering which type of membership your agency qualifies for, please click the link below to the membership instructions for the type of membership you wish to apply for.  For Life Members, contact CalChiefs staff and we will ensure you are assisted in applying for or renewing that special membership. 

If you have any challenges, please call our office at 916-923-9455 and we will assist you.

Instructions for Tier Memberships 1-8

Instructions for Additional Group Membership

Instructions for Volunteer Fire Chief Membership

Instructions for Retiree Membership

Instructions for Section President Membership

Instructions for Associate Membership

Membership 2021-22

For current Fire Chiefs and Chief Officer members, CalChiefs appreciates your support and hopes that you will renew again this year.

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.  Memberships may be paid for online through our website or by check mailed to our office.  Be sure to select the type of membership your agency qualifies for.  CalChiefs memberships are tiered based on the full-time employee (FTE) count (sworn and non-sworn) at the fire department/district.  Simply gather that count and select the tier that applies.   

For information about memberships please contact Executive Director Tracey Hansen at [email protected] or 916.923.9455.

For membership in one of CalChiefs nine (9) Sections, which is a completely separate membership process for each one.  If you desire to become a member of one of our sections, please select the following link CalChiefs Sections.

To RENEW or INITIATE your membership – please select the membership type below that you would like to renew or initiate and click next.

Active Membership (Fire Chief, Group and individual memberships)

All Fire Chiefs of any public or private agency memberships are based on the size (tier) of the department.  Please select the proper dues amount for the size of your agency.  Additional Group Memberships may be purchased if you desire to add more members than included in your tier.  Volunteer Fire Chiefs (annual budget of under $250,000), Section President’s and retired chief officers are individual memberships you can select from below.  Associate memberships for individuals or companies that provide services or supplies of interest to the California Fire Service.

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