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"Giving back to our community, one small child at a time."

The Garland Fire Fighters Association Charities Corporation is a 501(c)3 organization.

MDA - Fill the Boot
Apr 23, 2013
Since 1954, members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) have been collecting and donating funds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).  During this time, fire fighters across the United States and Canada have collected more than $450 million dollars for MDA. The generosity of Texans is apparent every year as the Fill the Boot campaign wraps up.
Upcoming Fund Raising Events
Jan 12, 2013
Here are a few upcoming fund raising events to help support our Brother Devon Colbert. Devon is a husband, father of two and a career firefighter for the City of Garland as well as a member of Garland Fire Fighters Association, Local 1293.  Devon sustained serious injuries in a car accident in December.
Download: Firefighters Ball Information Package.pdf , DEVON PANCAKE BFAST flyer.pdf

Garland Firefighter Association awards scholarships
May 24, 2012
  -  The Garland Firefighters Association in cooperation and partnership with Taco Casa of Garland is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Garland First Responders Scholarships. The GFFA scholarship committee has awarded $1000 scholarships to 3 students in the GISD. Thu Huynh is a Senior at Lakeview Centennial High and plans to attend TWU or Baylor to study Nursing.
Garland Fire Fighter Fights for Charity
Oct 25, 2011
The 10th annual Guns and Hoses Boxing Tournament matched Fire Fighters and Police Officers, from around North Texas, in the ring for three one-minute rounds. Garland's own James Hawkins fought this year and represented Garland Fire Department well.
Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts Being Delivered
Oct 11, 2011
The pink shirts are being delivered to the stations and we will be able to wear them on October 28th, 29th, and 30th. This year half of the money collected for shirts will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the other half to Garland Fire Fighters Association Charities.  It's not too late if you missed the order. Paul Henley has extras for a limited time.
Association Members Helping Community
Sep 16, 2011
The crew of Station 7 C-shift, while making a run, recognized a need in their district and took action to help a citizen. The Station came together, and with the financial help of the Garland Firefighters Association,  made much needed repairs to a home on Bayshore Dr.
GFFA makes Christmas come true for Garland Children
Dec 19, 2005

Once again, for the 19th straight year, the Garland Fire Fighters Association made Christmas come true for 65 underpriviledged children in Garland.  Led by the efforts of Jerry Click the shopping spree once again came off with out a hitch.  Jerry spends countless hours in preparation for this effort.  Also, with out the work of the Charities committee led by Clay Carr, the funds would have not been available to pull this off.  Clay led the Harley raffle effort and Tracy Chumbley led the efforts on our golf trounament.  Because of these efforts we were able to spend over $8,000.00 this year on the kids!

Spirits were high and Target was gracious to host the event. Special thanks to Council members Weldon Bradley, Terri Dunn, and John Garner for attending and supporting this event. We also want to thank Chief Grammer for attending.

Thanks to all the members who came and shopped for the children and enjoyed the fellowship. One of our missions of the GFFA is to support the community that we serve. Great Job Firefighters!

The GFFA charites also donated $3500.00 this year in support of Firefighters in the hurricane ravaged areas through the IAFF hurricane disaster relief fund.  We also helped one of our own members families who was displaced by the hurricane with a $1000.00 donation.

Brothers and Sisters, You are the Greatest!!

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