Prepare Your Finances

Plan ahead. Make sure your finances are in line before a deployment or mandatory OT.

Peace of Mind

Make it easier and less stressful for your family to manage household finances, in the event you are away for an extended period of time with a deployment or OT. When you have peace of mind, you stay focused on the mission.

Manage Accounts and Access

Ensure family members have online banking and FireFirstCU mobile app access:

  • If your spouse or family member has joint access on your account, make sure they are set up to use online and mobile banking.
  • If your spouse or family member does not have joint access on your account, have them sign up for their own account. It will make it easy for you to transfer money, if needed, through online and mobile banking.

Automate Payments

Ensure a smooth transition. Coordinate with your family how bills will get paid and the household budget managed. Automate payments to make it easier for everyone:

  • Set up direct deposit
  • Schedule loan, credit card and utility payments using bill pay
  • Set up recurring transfers within online or mobile banking to fund accounts and family members who will handle expenses

Use the FireFirstCU app and the FireFirstCard app to set alerts that will notify you of account charges or suspicious purchases. You can even turn off your card or set spending limits using the FireFirstCard app.

Get Your House in Order

Do some quick housekeeping… actual and financial:

  • Avoid unexpected expenses. Make household repairs and arrange for vehicle maintenance
  • Put spare keys for the house, vehicles, sheds, safes, etc. in a secure place
  • Let Firefighter Insurance Services1 review insurance policies for coverage and cost. Update beneficiaries

Make sure your estate plan is up-to-date. If you haven’t begun the process, Firefighters First Trust Services2 can get you started

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Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit

Find generic and specific fire
department forms.

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Digital Wallet

Digital Wallet

Make cardless purchases at
checkout, online and in-apps.

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CO-OP ATM Access

Get surcharge-free cash at more
than 30,000 ATMs nationwide.

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Mobile Banking

Banking on the Move

Consider the FireFirstCU app your financial lifeline in situations where you have cell access:

  • Make payments instantly
  • Deposit checks remotely
  • Set up automatic payments in bill pay
  • Schedule transfers between your checking and savings accounts


Available on the App Store


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No time? Try Text Banking for account information in a few quick taps.

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1License #0G87848. Firefighter Insurance Services is not insured by NCUA.

2Trust services are provided by Members Trust Company, a federal thrift regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Trust and investment products are not deposits of or guaranteed by the trust company, a credit union or credit union affiliate, are not insured or guaranteed by the NCUA, FDIC, or any other governmental agency, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested.