Jim Dickson, President IAFF Local 1286 International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 1286 represents more than 200 members in fire departments throughout Richmond. IAFF Local 1286 Collective Agreement 2014-2019 The citizens of Richmond are our customers. We work hard to provide excellent customer service and ensure that everyone who works on our behalf meets these high standards. Our employees are proud to work together for the interests of the community, the economy and the people of Richmond. City Divisions The City provides services to Richmond residents and businesses across the following specialized departments: The City of Richmond is a culturally diverse and geographically unique coastal community to Metro Vancouver, just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 25 minutes from the U.S. border. More information about Richmond`s situation, population and geography, and other cultural and recreational facilities can be found in our urban profile. For more information on the Latest Projects and Rewards in the City of Richmond, visit our Rewards section. Service Standards Our commitment to service excellence means: Respectable, responsive, safety-conscious and professional groups The City of Richmond works with three different union groups: Dal Benning, President CUPE Local 718 Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 718 represents more than 1,000 workers employed throughout the city, particularly at City Hall, RCMP and the Municipal Services Administrative Office. and community institutions. CUPE Local 718 Collective Agreement 2020-2023.