our mission


The Mission of IAFF Local 1563 is to affirm public goodwill of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters in order to secure the best working conditions and compensation for Local 1563 members. In furtherance of this mission, IAFF Local 1563 works tirelessly to support our members and their families.


Message From the President

Welcome to the website of International Association of Fire Fighter (IAFF) Local 1563 representing the nearly 900 Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters.  It is my honor to serve as President of this local organization based in Millersville, Maryland.  The International Association of Fire Fighters was formed in 1918 to unite fire fighters with the goals of better wages, improved safety, and greater service for their communities. Almost a century later, these goals remain unaltered.  The IAFF Local 1563 is the voice of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters – the protector of the protector.  We welcome you to learn more about our mission through this site and I look forward to meeting you at one of our many community events. 

Stay Safe,
Joe "Advil" Addivinola



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