About AFCU

The Akron Firefighters Credit Union has been serving firefighters and their families for over 72 years. We now serve all First Responders in Northeast Ohio. All of our products and services are developed for the specific needs of our members. Our volunteer Board of Directors consists of both active and retired firefighters whose mission is to provide superior financial services to the membership at a fair and equitable price. First Responders are special people deserving special consideration. We are here to give you that special consideration. Whether you are retired or active, volunteer or part-time, the credit union is here for you.

Why choose us?

The credit union difference is most evident in hard times. Unlike most financial institutions, we stand by our members in good times and bad. We understand that bad things happen to good people. And our skilled financial counselors work with our members to get them though the rough times.


We are committed to providing the best financial products and services to our members. We welcome your input and suggestions. Our members are people and not numbers. Whether you have $10 or $100,000 you are important to us. And you will be treated with the respect you deserve.


We do not rely on outside sources for funds; we are locally owned by our members. We are not predatory lenders; our loan portfolio is solid and underwritten with integrity. We are not lobbying Washington for a bailout. The nature of credit unions promotes self sufficiency. We do not have to answer to stock holders; Our commitment is to our members and all our profits are returned to the members in the form of fair and equitable loan and dividend rates.

What is a "First Responder"?

Akron Firefighters Credit Union welcomes all "FIRST RESPONDERS" in Northeast Ohio. In addition to Firefighters and Paramedics the credit union has extended membership to "First Responders" and their families.

Who are "First Responders"? They are those individuals who in the early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment, including emergency response providers as defined in Section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 as well as emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works and other skilled support personnel that provide immediate support services during prevention, response and recovery operations.

First Responders are those special individuals who on a moments notice spring into action to serve and protect our communities. Akron Firefighters Credit Union is here to serve these special people. Our products and services are designed around the needs of our members and we are proud to now include "First Responders" into our membership.

Meet the Board of Directors

Richard Gleghorn

Albert Smith

Johnnie Player

James Feeman

Paul Amonett
Michael Harvey
Douglas Cincurak
Jerald Forney
Anthony Starvaggi
Alternate: Kaitlin Kell

Charles Strum
Dan Eletich
William Stephens

Henry Lewis
Pat Caprez
Gary Galati

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AFCU is proud to service and support the financial needs of Northeast Ohio's Community of First Responders

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