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Our Mission / About Us


The Wakefield Firefighters Union, Local 1478 is an organization that represents the firefighters of the Town of Wakefield, Massachusetts. The primary objectives of our organization are monitoring and improving public safety and firefighter safety and maintaining a cooperative labor management relationship with Wakefield's Town Administrator and elected leaders.  

As a labor organization, our primary responsibility is to our membership. Securing market driven, competitive wages for all members, ensuring comparable work hours to that of our brothers and sisters in the market, negotiating and protecting acceptable conditions of employment and protecting the health, safety and wellness of each member are our highest priorities.

As a public safety union, we carry greater responsibilities in the community than traditional labor unions. Local 1478 is an advocate for the health and safety of the citizens of Wakefield. The state of public safety can only be improved if local government makes it a priority.

The Wakefield Firefighters Union is also active in the community and the political arena. The membership of Local 1478 participates in both civic and political events that concern public safety, fire prevention and awareness, and firefighter safety and education. By working in conjunction with our community leaders and fire department command staff, our members proactively seek on both a state and local level, changes that will improve the lives of the citizens we serve and the working conditions of those whose duty it is to serve you.

Our current membership consists of 49 dedicated firefighters who are ready, willing and able to serve you each and every hour of the day, each and every day of the year.

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