A leader in the American fire service for nine decades, the Fort Worth Firefighters Association was chartered with the International Association of Fire Fighters on August 10, 1935. We became the 440th IAFF affiliate local in the U.S. and Canada. Since then, Local 440 has continuously represented our members and promoted a standard of delivering excellence in public safety. In Texas, we were among six founding members of the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters. Through the years, Local 440 leaders have helped pass many legislative victories for fire fighters around the state and the nation. These wins include achieving better workplace safety and working conditions, along with protections for the public we serve.
We believe in keeping open lines of communication with all levels of government so elected officials and their appointees can better understand the resources our fire fighters need to continue keeping our residents and businesses safe. Our members provide excellent public safety and pride themselves on being good stewards of city resources. We are also committed to giving back to the community that we’ve taken an oath to protect. Our Fort Worth Firefighters Charities was created to ensure we can make financial contributions to and purchase items for those in need outside of our firefighter family.
The more than 950 members of the Fort Worth Firefighters Association are on-duty 24 hours a day to serve residents and visitors to the City of Fort Worth. Our members have sworn an oath to protect and to serve – and be willing to lay down our lives to save others if that call comes.