Starting July 1, 2015 the dues structure will change to the following
Gold Membership ($1700)
Gold level membership is reserved for active Essex County Fire Chiefs of Department and eligible Assistant and Deputy Fire chiefs. Temporary or Interim Chiefs may hold Gold membership. Gold members have full voting rights within the organization.
Assistant Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs may hold Gold membership if they meet membership criteria and are recommended in writing by the Chief of Department. Their voting rights are subject to the limitations in the by-laws, and they may serve on committees. Dues for Assistant and Deputy Chiefs is $100.
Sterling Membership ($850)
Sterling level membership is open to Chiefs of Department of non-Essex County Fire Departments. Sterling members have full voting rights and they may serve on committees.
Sterling level departments may have members at the Division Level.
Platinum Membership ($10)
Platinum membership is automatic for any Essex County Chief or Deputy Chief who was a gold member for at least one year, and has retired. Platinum members have limited voting rights and may serve on committees.
Platinum members who reaches age 70 and have been retired for 5 full years as of July 1 of the membership year are entitled to Life Membership. Life members enjoy extra privileges of membership as determined annually by the Board of Directors.
Silver Membership ($250)
Silver level membership is for vendors. Silver members are full members have limited voting rights and may serve on committees.
Any Platinum member who reaches age 70 and has been retired for 5 full years as of July 1 of the membership year is entitled to Life Membership. Life members enjoy extra privileges of membership as determined annually by the Board of Directors.
Bronze Membership ($25)
Bronze membership is open to anyone who has an interest in the fire service, and is not eligible for any other level of membership. Bronze members may attend social events (at member pricing) but may attend business meeting only as the guest of a regular member.
All division memberships will be free as long as the department maintains a current Gold or Sterling Membership. Departments may have as many members in any division at no additional cost.