NFFE Teams Up with JK Boots to Offer Discounts for Union Members

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Internal NFFE News

January 23, 2024

Last week, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) finalized a partnership with JK Boots to offer a 15% discount on fire boots for all NFFE-IAM members. The partnership with JK was proposed by NFFE National Business Representative Max Alonzo, a former U.S Forest Service employee that also worked many seasons as a wildland firefighter. Alonzo now services NFFE’s Land Management Agency locals, and is working with other stakeholders in the wildfire community to bring positive reform to federal wildland fire.

“Over the many years of working with wildland firefighters, it has become overwhelmingly evident that they are one of the most loyal, gritty, hardworking, and overlooked communities,” said Tim Khadzi of JK Boots. “It only seemed like a natural partnership to work together going forward, to give back to our federal wildland firefighters, and to support NFFE’s ever-growing efforts for comprehensive change in wildland fire.”

The discount applies to JK’s collection of specialized boots made for wildland firefighters: Fire Inlander, Honey Fire, Overtime, and Fire Inlander LTT. All JK Boots are 100% made in the USA, constructed in the Pacific Northwest from American sourced materials. To access the discount, NFFE-IAM members can reach out to JK Boots at or by phone at (509) 487-0154. The discount will also be honored for boot purchases at JK’s five retail stores, located in Spokane, WA, Tri-Cities, WA, Boise, ID, Redding, CA, and Phoenix, AZ. You will need your NFFE-IAM member number or proof of NFFE dues deductions.

“Working with the Khadzi family to bring our members this deal has been such a great experience,” said Max Alonzo. “John Khadzi started this boot building and repair business many years ago, and his sons Tim and Will grew up working in the shop and now run the business. They understand true craftsmanship and how critical it is for wildland firefighters to have a properly constructed fire boot. They also recognize that wildland firefighters have been a big part of their success, and I applaud them for wanting to give back to this community.”