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Membership Application


If you belong to any one of the following groups, you are eligible for membership at SF Fire Credit Union:

  • Individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in San Francisco, San Mateo or Marin County
  • San Francisco Firefighters (Active or Retired)
  • Firefighters in San Francisco, San Mateo or Marin County (Active or Retired)
  • Members and Employees of Local IAFF 1171 – Santa Clara City Firefighters
  • Active members of the California State Firefighters’ Association 1
  • Family of SF Fire Credit Union members (Spouses and Domestic Partners; Parents, Grand- and Great-Grand Parents, Children, Grand- and Great-Grand Children; Siblings; Fathers-, Mothers-, and Siblings-in-Law; and the Spouses, Domestic Partners and Children of the family members listed.)


You will need the following information during the application process:

  • Valid unexpired government-issued form of photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, passport, state identification card)
    Please note: If the address on your license does not match your current address, we will need to see a utility bill with your service address or rental agreement with your current residence.
  • Proof of Eligibility to join the credit union (you must be able to prove that you live, work, worship or attend school in San Francisco, San Mateo or Marin County.) If your ID does not show this, you can provide a paystub or letter from your company on company letterhead, or for students, your School Registration or a Valid Student ID Card for San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin County.
  • U.S. Social Security Number or Taxpayer Identification Number
  • In-branch Applications: Cash or check for both funding your new account and your one-time $5 membership fee
If you’re opening a Trust Account, this account can only be opened in person at one of our branches, by fax, or by mail. You’ll need to provide copies of the Trust Documents or the Certification of Trust. To change an existing SF Fire Account to a Trust Account, you will need to complete a new membership application.

You can apply for the following loan accounts once you register for our Online Banking:

  • Platinum Visa Credit Card *
  • Signature Loan *
  • New, Used, or Classic Auto Loan *
  • New or Used Motorcycle Loan *

* If you’re coming in person and would like to apply for a loan or Platinum Visa Credit Card while you’re here, please bring your most recent paystub.


  • To return to a pending application click here.
  • If applying for a new account with SF Fire Credit Union through fax or in the branch, please fill out this Application Packet. You may also use this form to add a joint member, or update any of your account information.


  • If you’re an existing member and would like to open a new savings or checking, you may send us a request through Secured Messaging in Online Banking, or you may call us or contact us by chat.
  • If you’d like to open a new separate membership please fill out our Application Packet.


To help the Government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. What this means to you is that when you open an account, we will ask for your:

  • name,
  • address,
  • telephone number,
  • date of birth,
  • Social Security number,
  • employer information,
  • driver’s license number or government-issued photo ID.

We may also ask to see a copy of these identifying documents.

Other Firefighter Credit Unions

SF Fire Credit Union encourages California Firefighters to learn more about their local Firefighter Credit Unions: