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GFFA Memeber Honored at TSAFF Convention

Press Release: July 29, 2015 Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas State Association of Fire Fighters Paul Kelly Humanitarian Award

(Corpus Christi, TX) Texas State Association of Fire Fighters honors Garland Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local #1293 member and Garland Fire Department Jerry G. Click with their prestigious Paul Kelly Humanitarian Award.

Garland Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local #1293 member Jerry Click will be honored July 29, 2015 at the Texas State Association of Fire Fighter’s 44th Biennial Convention for his selfless and humanitarian efforts, which exemplify fire fighters heart, dedication, and service to his fellow man.

At each TSAFF Biennial Convention, a TSAFF member is recognized who has contributed in a special way to their Local, which positively affects the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters and further promotes the good of the International Association of Fire Fighters. The Paul Kelly Humanitarian Award singles out an individual who, through their commitment and dedication, has promoted a positive example and human welfare in what they do on and off duty. The presentation consists of a specially designed ring to wear proudly and a certificate recognizing their accomplishments.

David Riggs, President of the Garland Fire Fighters Association said, “Jerry is someone I can depend on when we have a fund raising activity for a charity. Jerry will always ask “What do you need me to do?” Every association needs a Jerry G. Click in their local. I’m truly blessed to have him in I.A.F.F. Local 1293.”

The Texas State Association of Fire Fighters was established in 1938 and it is Texas’s only professional, career fire fighters organization, representing over 15,000 fire fighter members and 172 affiliate locals. The Texas State Association of Fire Fighters is affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

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GFFA Gun Raffle

1. Henry U.S. Survival Rifle .22LR
2. Bond Arms Texas Defender .45ACP
3. EO Tech 512 Tactical Holo Sight
4. Glock 22.40SW
5. Glock 17 9MM GEN4
6. Glock 17 9MM Threaded Barrel
7. Beretta PX4 Compact .40SW
8. Glock 21 .45ACP
9. CI Yugo AK-47 Underfolder
10. S&W Pro MP40
11. CI C-93 Semi-auto Rifle .223
12. Ruger M77-GS Gunsight Scout Rifle .308
13. S&W M&P 15MOE MID .223
14. Mach 1 VEPR Shotgun 12 GA
15. Daniel Def M4 Carbine M4A1

*Details: Drawings will coincide with the Texas Lottery 6pm daily pick 3 numbers starting on October 5th for 15 consecutive drawing days. If no one wins one of the days, we will continue with drawings until we have 15 winners. Only the 6pm daily drawing will be used. All tickets are $20.Limit of 1000 total tickets. Winners will be responsible for passing background check and claiming their gun from Kyle Miller with Dark Horse Armory in Garland, TX. If a gun is unavailable for any reason, you will be able to apply cost towards another gun subject to availability. All money raised goes to the GFFA Coats for Kids Charity. Contact Brandon Day @ 214-415-0201 or firemanday@hotmail.com to get your tickets.

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Memorial Day T-Shirt Fundraiser is a Success!

At the June 10th meeting of the GFFA, a check for $4046.25 was presented to Ryan Parrot of Sons of the Flag. The money was raised through sales of a specially designed Memorial Day t-shirt. A total of 286 shirts were sold. This was a great success and well supported by Chief Knight and the GFD. Sons of the Flag is an organization that is dedicated to helping military, police, and fire fighters that have been burned. For more information please go to www.sonsoftheflag.org . We hope to build from this years success in the years to come. Thank you to all the GFFA members and public that supported us in this endeavor.

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