Qualifying for individual membership
Membership in this association shall be open to those who qualify, as follows:
ACTIVE - Shall consist of professional officials of any governmental agency, or non-profit organization within the State, who are charged with the responsibility of protecting life and property through inspection, public education, fire investigation and code enforcement. Active members shall have all the privileges of membership, including the right to vote and hold office. Any Active member in good standing, upon retirement, shall have the right to remain within the Active membership category, as long as the individual does not become reemployed in a capacity rendering that individual ineligible for Active membership status.
ASSOCIATE - Those individuals who by their qualifications in their professional career fields and who have demonstrated their concern and professional input in the field of fire protection or fire prevention, and who, in the opinion of the membership committee, shall be capable of contributing to the purpose of the Association, shall be eligible for Associate membership. Associate members shall have all privileges of membership with the exception of voting and holding office.
HONORARY - Honorary membership may be only conferred by the Board of Directors to those persons who by reason of their education, expertise, achievement, or professionalism have contributed significantly to the objectives of this Association or the Florida fire service. Nomination for Honorary membership must be initiated by a Board member. Honorary members shall have all the privileges of membership with the exception of voting and holding office.
FELLOWS - Fellows are Active members that have been recognized for significant accomplishments and stature in the field of fire protection. Fellows have been Active members for a minimum of ten (10) years, have been nominated for recognition by their peers and approved by the Fellow Nomination Review Committee. Fellows shall have all of the privileges of and are recognized as Active members. The Board of Directors shall establish specific criteria for Fellow status in order to provide guidance to the decisions of the Fellow Nomination Review Committee. Fellow status was previously known as Lifetime. All previously designated Lifetime members shall carry the designation of Fellow. Fellow is the highest level of membership within the FFMIA.