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Welcome to the Official Website of

The Professional Fire Fighters Association of Midland, Texas

IAFF Local #4405

It is our desire to reestablish a brotherhood in the Midland Fire Department. The roots of our motives involve a true concern for the firefighters that eat, ride and sleep beside each one of us and the hope that we can assist their families in time of need.
It is our desire to have single, combined voice, representing a majority of the department, to address our concerns and issues… and bring them to the attention of departmental and city management and the citizens we serve in a forthright, rational manner.
It is our desire to use that voice to improve community relations, increase public awareness and promote the department.
It is our desire to give something back to the community beyond emergency services.
It is our desire to have fun while doing all the above.



What's New at IAFF 4405
Benefit for One of Our Own

For all you fishermen and fisherwomen out there, there will be a fishing tournament on May 9th in Del Rio. The proceeds will go to help one of our members affected with Cancer.  The 2015 recipient is Aaron (Hooter) Hughes. He has been fighting metastic squamous cell  carcinoma cancer for the past year of his life. Please come out to fish for Aaron and help support the fight against cancer. Attached is the flyer along with entry form and raffle information. This is NOT an official PFAM event but it does benefit our member in need so PFAM is endorsing it.

1st Annual

Hooter Magruder Classic

Hourly Big Bass Blowout Benefit

“Catchin Bass and Kickin Cancers Ass”

Check in:         May 8th at Two Guys Marine in Del Rio Tx (Can enter online at or by calling 432-664-8035)

Date:               May 9th

Where:            Lake Amistad Del Rio TX

Entry fee:        $400.00 per team

*This will be an hourly big bass tournament that will pay $1,500.00 every hour to the big bass of the hour and will pay $5,000.00 to the big overall bass of the tournament!! The tournament will begin at 7am and will end at 3pm. Each weigh in will be at the diablo east boat ramp.

* Dinner, prizes and awards for the event will be given out that evening at 6pm following Saturday’s fishing at the Del Rio Civic Center, 1915 Veterans Blvd Del Rio, TX 78840.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase online and over the phone. Raffle includes brand new Polaris Ranger, All Inclusive guided hunt, pistols, rifles, bows, golf clubs and much more.

* All proceeds will be donated to help a family fighting cancer. The 2015 recipient is Aaron (Hooter) Hughes. He has been fighting metastic squamous cell carcinoma cancer for the past year of his life. Please come out to fish for Aaron and help support the fight against cancer.  

Entry forms can be mailed to po box 516 Andrews TX 79714. 

(-For more info please contact:  Joe Jerren Barnes @ 432- 664- 8035, Keith Livingston @ 432- 212- 3986, or Mark Vasquez @432-934-2435).

Download: entry form.docx
Why We Fight

Science Proves Crew Size Matters

Residential Fireground Study 3 vs 2 Crew Size

For more information in reference to NIST Technical Note 1661 go to:


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The Professional Firefighters Association of Midland is pleased to be leading an annual campaign called Firefighters Coats for Kids (FFCFK). This local program targets impoverished children living in our own community, providing them with brand-new, American-made winter coats that help them brave the cold and attend school regularly throughout the winter months. With your generous support, you will play a vital role to ensure that no child in our community is left out in the cold.


With a great first year, in 2013, PFAM was able to purchase approximately 200 "BRAND NEW" coats at a total cost of $6,400. We are going to hold fast to another 200 coats for 2014 also. If you are interested in donating on behalf of this goal we would be happy to provide additional information to you.  If we can answer any questions about our program, please contact Eric Stewart at .  A link where donation information can be found is available at the following web address:

Please join in our mission to provide warmth and hope to the wonderful children of our neighborhoods.  The kids are our future!  You may download the following file for more details.

Download: 2014 bulleted coats for kids letter.docx
New Video Explains the Facts About Defined Benefit Pension Plans

Defined benefit plans were created to assure that after a career serving the public and risking their lives for others, fire fighters had secure, stable and dependable retirement income. Public employees -- including fire fighters -- have frequently forfeited pay raises to improve and protect their retirement benefits. Employees earn less during their careers, but receive good pension benefits that are guaranteed. This guarantee protects employees and family members in their retirement years. Equally important, the accidental disability provisions unique to defined benefit programs are essential for public safety employees who risk their lives every day saving others.

Defined benefit retirement plans are vital to retaining experienced and qualified workers, yet many local and state politicians consider public employee pensions overly generous and are calling for pension "reform" designed to completely eliminate defined benefit plans.

It is time that the truth is told about defined benefit pension plans. 

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