Baltimore Firefighters Local 734 establishes the Baltimore Firefighters Community Advisory Council

Baltimore, MD – The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 734 (Baltimore Firefighters Local 734) announces the formation of the Baltimore Firefighters Community Advisory Council (BFCAC).  The BFCAC will facilitate input from the Residential/Commercial Community of the City of Baltimore and the Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics and Dispatchers in the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 734 (Baltimore Firefighters Local 734) in an effort to:

  • Share ideas, perspectives and opinions;
  • Enhance engagement between the Union and the community;
  • Advocate for the allocation of community resources by City of Baltimore; and
  • Promote issues of relevance as they relate to the Fire Department.

Jason A. Plotkin, Esq., CEO of the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team, has been appointed as the inaugural Chairman of the BFCAC and Richard Langford, President of Baltimore Firefighters Local 734 will serve as Vice-Chairman.  The BFCAC will announce an additional Vice-Chairperson after the upcoming Local 964 Baltimore Fire Officers Association election.

“It became apparent that the Baltimore Residential and Business Community were rallying behind the grassroots efforts of the Union to save Engine Co. #4 and Engine Co. #55,“ said Langford. “The BFCAC provides a great opportunity to turn that momentum into a lasting community partnership,” said Langford. “The Union is extremely excited to appoint Jason A. Plotkin, Esq., as the inaugural Chairman for the council,” said Langford. “He comes from a family of firefighters and has been a longtime advocate for the Union members, including his free will program for first responders,” said Langford.

“This council grew out of a frustration with the City of Baltimore threatening to close firehouses in the middle of the pandemic,” said Plotkin.  “I look forward to helping forge lasting relationships among the community and the brave first responders that run into danger every day on their behalf,” said Plotkin.   

Leadership: The BFCAC will operate under the leadership of a Chairperson and two Vice-Chairs, comprised of two Union Members and one-Non-Union Member.  The BFCAC operates independently from the Baltimore City Fire Department. 

Membership: BFCAC members must be at least 18 years old and live and/or do business in the City of Baltimore.  Individuals who are interested in joining the BFAC may submit an application at:

Time Commitment: BFCAC members are requested to participate in four in person meetings per year (as permitted by social distancing, via Zoom initially). There will be plenty of additional opportunities to volunteer as needed on projects and at community events.  BFCAC members will serve a two-year term.


About the Baltimore Firefighters Local 734:

Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 734 is comprised of more than 2,000 Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics and Dispatchers employed by the Baltimore City Fire Department. (410) 234-0734.


Richard Langford

Baltimore Firefighters Local 734

(410) 234-0734

[email protected]

About the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team:

Hardworking Attorneys for Hardworking People.  The Pinder Plotkin Legal Team is a law firm that focuses on personal injury (auto, Uber/Lyft, motorcycle, and truck accidents), workers’ compensation claims, wrongful death, birth injury, and estate planning and administration (probate). Pinder Plotkin offers FREE basic Wills to first responders in appreciation of the sacrifices made by them and their families.  The firm has offices in Annapolis, Baltimore (Parkville), Bel Air, Ellicott City and Takoma Park, Maryland.  Pinder Plotkin CEO and managing attorney Jason A. Plotkin, Esq., has earned numerous honors for his work, being named to The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and The Daily Record VIP List: Successful Under 40. He was also recognized by The SmartCEO as a Center of Influence and has been awarded numerous citations from federal, state and county lawmakers in recognition of his service to the community. Mr. Plotkin is a frequent speaker in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. Contact Kristy Wright if you would like a quote for an article, to schedule an interview or for Mr. Plotkin to speak to your organization or association.  (410) 661-9440.

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