Volunteer State Benefits

Volunteer Fire Department

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Kingsville Volunteer Fire Dept. Firefighters are members of one of the largest trade associations in Texas. The 134 year old organization is the oldest and the largest fire service association in the state. Membership includes 1200 fire departments, 21,000+ individual members, and 80 industrial fire brigades. The cornerstone of the organization is the Certification Program for volunteer firefighters, which encourages training, education and certification for all volunteers. The SFFMA founded and now supports and sponsors the world’s largest fire training school, at Texas A&M University, providing instructors and professional service on the TEEX Fire School’s Advisory Board. In addition, the association is extremely active in its legislative efforts that effect the fire service of Texas.

  • Training certification program (online at www.sffma.org)
  • One stop shopping for training references
  • Promotes fire service throughout Texas
  • Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Board Representation (Don Pullin)
  • Life, Dental and Health Insurance
  • State and Federal legislature representation
  • Tuition assistance grants for training
  • Texas Forest Service (www.txforestservice.tamu.edu)