Criteria for Membership:
Any organization of emergency service providers or an individual volunteer emergency service provider, not otherwise eligible to hold regular membership in the Association; an individual member of a fire service youth organization, officially recognized or sponsored by a fire department, company or organization of active fire volunteers for purposes of encouraging participation in the volunteer fire service may become associate members of the Association. Members of the National Volunteer Fire Council Fire Corps Program would also be eligible for Associate membership. Associate members fall into the categories of individual and organizational members.
Rights of Membership:
Associate members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of regular members, except that they shall be ineligible to vote at meetings of the membership or hold elected office.