Membership Information

What is SFFMA?

Organized in 1876, SFFMA is Texas’ oldest and largest fire association serving the fire and emergency service responders of Texas and beyond. SFFMA has the support of over 1,200 fire departments, 20,000 individual members, 80 industrial fire brigades, and multiple EMS and international departments. The association is extremely active in legislative efforts that affect the fire, EMS, and industrial service in Texas, and has been successful in getting legislation passed that greatly affects emergency service responders in Texas.

How does SFFMA work for you?

SFFMA was instrumental in the creation of House Bill 2604, which is a grant funding administered through the Texas Forest Service that distributes 25 million dollars every year to fire departments in need. SFFMA legislative efforts have also resulted in:

  • Mandatory LODD Investigation Statute
  • Creation and care of the Firefighter Memorial at the state capitol


SFFMA has been expanding exponentially and making valuable ties with agencies that greatly support the fire service of Texas.

  • Sponsorship of Texas Fire Training School at Texas A&M University
  • Created the Texas Industrial Emergency Services Board
  • Partnership with Texas Fire Facilities Fund and Government Capital Corp. to provide tax-exempt financing for stations, equipment and fire apparatus

United we are…

  • The fire service’s legislative voice at the state and federal levels
  • Nominating authority for various fire service boards and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection
  • Approval entity for volunteer firefighter automobile license plates
  • Authority for additions to the State Firemen’s Monument at the state capitol
  • One of the main certification entities in Texas

Membership Types

Membership Classifications

Individual (not department associated) - $30/year
Available to any person interested in the support of the fire service. Individual membership includes the above listed benefits with the exception of AD&D and LODD policies.

Individual (department associated) - $30/year

Available to any person  currently active with a fire department. Individual membership includes all the above listed benefits and such individuals can also participate in the SFFMA Certification Program.

Department - $95 - $275/year

Available to chartered fire departments. Department membership includes access to the certification program, price discounts and net 30 payment terms on books and training materials, grant eligibility, and the use of SFFMA Online to log training and keep track of department activities applicable for member certifications.

Sustaining - $170/year
Available to any company interested in exhibiting at the SFFMA annual conference. Membership includes the above listed benefits with the exception of AD&D and LODD policies.

Organization/Fire Marshal ‘s Offices ($120/$95/year)
Available to organizations and FMO who want to support the fire service. Membership includes the above listed benefits with the exception of AD&D and LODD policies.

Industrial Facility - $120 - $890/year
Available to industrial facilities who maintain a fire brigade.  Membership includes the above listed benefits, and also the ability for these facilities to certify their Industrial Emergency Response Vehicles. Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 775 allows tax exemptions for industrial facilities participating through TIESB.

International - $30/year

Available to international members who are interested in maintaining a training program in their country.  International membership includes the above listed benefits, including AD&D and LODD policies, subject to US OFAC laws and regulations.

Membership Benefits