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Our History

Celebrating 80 Years of Exclusively Serving the Fire Family!

Since 1935, Los Angeles firefighters and their families have counted on the support and services of their financial family...at Firefighters First Credit Union.

We started as Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union by a group of Los Angeles city firefighters during the height of the Great Depression. By pooling their funds together in an old cigar box, they were able to help members with financial support when they needed it the most.

The Credit Union was founded on November 16, 1935 and was originally located in the upstairs of Engine Company No. 28 on Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles. Since our main office was an active Engine House, sirens and alarms were common distractions during the business day. Within the first 13 months of operation, the Credit Union had reached $90,000 in assets and had 809 members.

Firefighters First Credit Union is committed to providing its members with exceptional financial products and services, along with quality service. Attention to members' needs and expectations has enabled us to grow from just over 800 members the first year, to over 31,000 members today, with current assets over $940 million. At Firefighters First Credit Union, legendary service is more than a goal; it is our mission.

Each morning, firefighters throughout our State arrive at their fire stations committed to serve, prepared to rescue. There are no secrets in the Fire Family. They share personal stories, ask honest questions, solicit real opinions and give sound advice.

Their uncommon bond is rooted in a depth of trust few understand. Firefighters not only share in the rewards of saving lives of anonymous citizens, but they rely on each other in trusted fellowship for their safety and well-being in the gravest of emergency situations. Sitting at the kitchen table means understanding what is required and never hesitating in delivering.

At Firefighters First Credit Union, we serve the hard-working men and women gathered around the kitchen table. Each day we learn what is required and commit to delivering our best in financial products and services. We treat every member with respect, providing service satisfaction with every encounter. We give you our best in financial value and stand proud and eager to respond.

The kitchen table is the center of the firefighter community. Each day we work to earn an honored seat there, as your most trusted financial service provider.

Sign Up for Online Banking

Ready to sign up for FIRE OnLine Banking? Follow these instructions or give us a call at 800.231.1626

  • Log in to FIRE Online at the top of the page by using your member number and the last four digits of your SSN, or if it is a business, the last four digits of your tax ID as your temporary password. You will be prompted to change your PIN through this process.
  • Confirm personal account information and accept the disclosure agreement.
  • Create a secure Username and Password for FIRE OnLine.
  • Verify your identity by receiving and entering your One Time Passcode.
  • Select "Yes, register my private computer" if you are using a private home computer, or "No, this is a public computer" if using a public or shared computer (work, library, internet café).
  • Keep your personal User Name and Password private and confidential for future use.
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