Join the State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas today to take advantage of the many benefits that we have to offer. Not only are you supporting the state legislative representation of the fire service and emergency responders of Texas, but you are saving money on goods and services.
Membership in SFFMA Includes
- **New in 2019** -- $10,000 AD&D, $20,000 LODD and $5,000 Severe Burn Policies! (beneficiary forms)
- State legislative representation
- One printed publication: InfoFire Magazine
- E-InfoFire newsletter, special notices (online), digital magazine (Texas Firefighter)
- Record retention, proof of SFFMA certification and training (if applicable)
All benefit categories listed below are part of your individual membership dues*
*Some AMBA policies incur an additional fee
Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA)
AFBA honors the mission set forth by its founders — to promote the welfare of its members and their families. AFBA is honored to provide SFFMA membership a sponsored NO COST, $5,000 benefit as a thank-you for your community service. They have been tasked out of DC to contact every Emergency Provider (ESP) in the state to brief their personnel. Starting June of 2014, AFBA will reach out to the FIRE CHIEFS of every member department and schedule agency briefings. Please contact AFBA and schedule an agency briefing/enrollment.
In order to receive benefit, CHIEFS must be willing to schedule a 15-minute presentation from AFBA representatives at a department meeting.
There is NO OBLIGATION to purchase additional policies, however it is in the best interest of all members that they listen to the presentation prior to the FREE ENROLLMENT FOR $5,000 LIFE INSURANCE.
More information can be found here.
Air Evac Lifeteam
AirMedCare Network is the largest air ambulance membership network in the business of saving lives, and giving our members peace of mind during a medical emergency for over 30 years. We now have over 3 million members with 320 bases in 38 states. As a member, you pay nothing if you are flown for treatment, and membership covers the entire household. Thank you for supporting and keeping our aircraft in your communities.
BAKFlip Tonneau Covers
The BAKFlip® Tonnea Cover / truck bed cover is the newest generation of hard, folding, multi-panel tonneau cover! Enjoy all the security of a locking hard tonneau cover and have instant access to your entire truck bed!
SFFMA members receive $75 off of your purchase. Limited to one per customer.
Find the best value in auto insurance with California Casualty. Call now for a free, no-obligation rate quote! Special firefighter program available!
Contact: Brandon Watson Phone: 866.477.7423 Email: email@example.com www.calcas.com
Embassy Suites San Marcos
As a member of the State Firefighters and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas, you can now enjoy a 15% discount anytime you choose to stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in San Marcos for business or leisure travel (discount not available for groups/conventions).
To make a reservation: www.sanmarcos.embassysuites.com
Corporate Account number: 0002971799
or call 512.392.6450 and request "Member Travel Special"
Homes for Heroes
Homes for Heroes/SFFMA Partnership & Home Benefit Program
This partnership is a statewide initiative between Homes for Heroes and SFFMA (State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association).
The partnership provides to SFFMA members the Homes for Heroes “Hero Rewards” savings program for buying or selling a home. All SFFMA members in need of buying and/or selling a home need to enroll at www.homesforheroes.com/txsffma. Ensure the Homes for Heroes provider is aware you are part of SFFMA
For SFFMA Members Buying a Home:
— Substantial savings on closing costs and receive money given to them after
closing = $700 per $100,000 value of the home they are purchasing
For SFFMA Members Selling a Home:
— Substantial savings on closing costs and receive a rebate at closing = $700 per $100,000 value of the home
ELIGIBLE USERS of the “Hero Rewards” Home Benefit Program:
— All active members of SFFMA
— All family members, friends or associates of SFFMA members who are: Police/Fire, Military/Veteran, Nurse/Teacher services (active or retired)
Homes for Heroes “Corporate Giving” Program:
— SFFMA members buying and/or selling a home are tracked by enrolling through the dedicated weblink/URL landing page at www.homesforheroes.com/txsffma
— For every 100 closings on a purchase or sale (not refi) of a home by SFFMA members, $1000 is donated to SFFMA by Homes for Heroes
— A SFFMA members who sells and buys a home will count as 2 closings for donations
ENROLLING in the “Hero Rewards” Home Benefit Program:
— All eligible users in need of buying or selling a home through this program need to enroll at www.homesforheroes.com/txsffma
— Scroll down to “Enroll now for your Hero Rewards” to begin the process
— If members have a particular Homes for Heroes provider they want to use, they can choose them from the drop-down menus during registration.
— Members will be contacted within 24-48 hours by a Homes for Heroes provider
— Only authorized Homes for Heroes provider affiliates can be used
Contact: Steve Blackwell
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
SFFMA members can get up to 25% off their nightly rate by providing a unique promo code when presenting their SFFMA ID card at check-in. Offer varies based on location, participation and availability.
Code: SFFMA10 or www.lq.com
LegalShield - Low-priced legal advice and protection! LegalShield gives you the power to talk to an attorney about any personal legal issue. Whether it’s big, small or somewhere in between, your LegalShield provider law firm will be there to offer advice or assistance on a variety of issues. This is a monthly membership, $18.95/month for SFFMA members (and it covers your whole family). Legal Shield now offers additional member benefits and discounts. www.legalshield.com/info/sffmatx
Lighthouse Uniform Company - Bereavement Uniform Program
Departments and individuals donate surplus Class A uniforms to Lighthouse Uniform Company, and they refurbish them at NO COST to offer to families and departments that want to honor their fallen in a traditional way. This collective effort helps us ensure that anyone who ever lived as a firefighter gets to rest for an eternity as a firefighter. Learn more about this program here.
Contact: Steve Cohen
National Volunteer Fire Council
Become a member of NVFC to take advantage of an increased AD&D and LODD benefit, member access to NVFC website and resources, and discounts.
Join NVFC for $15 a year/per member, includes $10,000 AD&D and LODD benefits.
Contact:Luis Martinez Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PBR Ammo is offering SFFMA members a 10% discount on all their ammunition. Members should email email@example.com to receive the discount code.
PHARMSAV – by GoodRx
PHARMSAV has partnered with GoodRX to gather prices, coupons & savings tips for prescriptions at virtually every U.S. pharmacy. In 2016, more than 50 prescription drugs were excluded from insurance coverage and approximately 150 more will be excluded in 2017.
How it works? Use a desktop computer, mobile device or our mobile app for researching prescription prices, coupons and locations. Just visit the website, enter the name of your prescription and your location to view current prices, discounts, and coupons from local and mail-order pharmacies. Fill your prescription and save! www.pharmsav.com/sffma
Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts — use the link below to access our Partner Discounts. Discounts are available for admission, season passes, accommodation and more. To view the park-specific offers, visit the Partner Link listed below and follow the steps listed below.
- Choose your Park.
- Select the Item Type you wish to purchase from the Park Landing Page.
- Enter your Quantities and Follow the Prompts.
- Add your eTicket Code and Apply Promotion to receive your Partner Discount.
- Visually Confirm that your Rates have changed.
- Remember, if your eTicket Code is not entered before check out, you will be charged full price.
Partner Link: www.schlitterbahn.com/partnerdiscounts
2018 Code: SFFMA
Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio) - SFFMA members never have to pay retail again for admission to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
SFFMA general admission is $43.99 for members. http://tinyurl.com/SixFlagsSFFMA
Stream Energy/PowerUp! Program - Lower your energy costs by switching your provider to Stream Energy and you may receive discounts on your monthly bill! Contact: Ajax Daugherty
Phone: 214.766.7056 Email: Ajax@ajaxpower.com
TacticalGear.com was built from the ground up to serve first responders, law enforcement officers, military personnel and other members of the public safety community. Since 2004, TacticalGear.com has been outfitting the professionals who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving. With apparel, equipment and footwear from industry giants like 5.11, Condor, Oakley and Under Armour, TacticalGear.com is a one-stop shop for all tactical requirements.
Members receive an exclusive 15% off discount to TacticalGear.com. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the discount code or call (636) 680-8051 Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM CT.
Visit website: https://tacticalgear.com/
TargetSolutions is the ultimate online training management system for fire departments. Deliver training hours that meet SFFMA and TCFP requirements, as well as EMS continuing education that meets Texas Department of State Health Services. Track all training hours and compliance tasks. SFFMA members are eligible for a 20 percent discount!
Contact: Robbi King
VFIS of Texas
SFFMA’s longstanding partner and benefit provider. Any fire department insurance need can be fulfilled with VFIS’s extensive coverage packages that include accident & sickness insurance, liability, property, etc.
Since 1997, our non-profit company has been saving money for our members through our world-class cooperative buying power in the public safety sector. Our effectiveness increases with commitment from our vendor partners to provide Savvik members with quality products and services at the industry’s best prices.
New to Savvik?
Our immense buying power has its perks. We can provide a wide array of products at competitive prices through volume pricing discounts. Enroll early, and you can enjoy other benefits of membership which include:
Money Back Guarantee
Competitive Bid Processes — Let us do the work for you!
Unmatched Value — Outstanding contracts with reputable vendors
Savvik can help your business find the right products you need and save money doing it. Start saving today by joining our group of over 6,500 members.
https://youtu.be/2IP2KxA8L_I (watch this short video to create an account with Savvik to take advantage of all their member benefit)
Below are some of Savvik's benefits:
AT&T — SFFMA members now receive 24% off monthly service charges for qualified plans.
Entertainment Discounts - Exclusive discounts on Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas Shows, etc.
- Discounts off standard list rates on select FedEx U.S. express, ground and international services
- Average savings of 38%
- New and existing business account holders can save
- No minimum shipping requirements
- Save up to 63% off list rates on select FedEx Express U.S. services
- FedEx Priority overnight up to 63% off list rates
- FedEx Standard overnight up to 63% off list rates
- FedEx Express Saver up to 49% off list rates
- Save up to 56% off list rates on select FedEx Ground services
- Save up to 63% off list rates on select FedEx Express international service
- & Much More
Grainger — You can now buy all of your gear and work clothing items at national contract prices. This program has already been competitively bid and awarded to services, but is also available to all fire personnel in Texas.
Hotel Engine — An exclusive hotel booking program offering deeply discounted rates at thousands of hotels across North American and Europe.
Hotel Engine offers an intuitive booking platform with 24/7 assistance to help you find the best hotel at the lowest possible cost. Visit www.hotelengine.com/join/sffma
Staples Business Advantage —You can take advantage of our national contract price for your own personal use! There are thousands of high-volume items discounted! You must register for online ordering.
Full list of vendors can be found on Savvik's website.
At AMBA, we are continually looking for new benefits that our clients can implement to add even more value to association membership. Currently, we can help you implement the following benefits for your members (for an additional fee):
Long Term Care Policy
You select the daily benefit amount, elimination period, and benefit period which best suits your needs for care. This policy features include no prior hospital stay, no waiting period for pre-existing conditions, it pays in addition to any other insurance, and no premium increases with age.
Medicare Supplement Plans
Medicare supplement plans pay for eligible expenses not paid by Medicare, and gives you the freedom to use your own physician, specialist, and medical facility.
Dental & Vision Plans
AMBA's group dental insurance plans offer reasonable single and family rates for association members. These plans give members the flexibility of using their own dentist, or they may choose a dentist from a nationwide preferred provider network and save 20-30% on expenses.
Our vision provider has a vast network of thousands of doctors located in rural and metropolitan areas throughout the nation. More than 90% of our members have access to an optometrist within 10 miles of work or home!
Final Expense Whole Life Insurance Policy
It is easy to forget the necessity of preparation for final expenses. The financial impacts on an individual’s finances can be significant. A traditional funeral, including a casket and vault, costs about $6,000. Although, extras like flowers, obituary notices, acknowledgment cards and limousines, can add thousands of dollars to the bottom line, running well over $10,000. Should you or your family need to confront final expenses, have you made the necessary financial planning preparations? Being prepared is the best plan of action.
Tax Deferred Annuity
A single premium tax-deferred solution is available for your retirement. It features tax-deferred accumulation of interest, a guaranteed competitive interest rate, multiple payout options, and a nursing home waiver.
Accident Expense Insurance Policy
This accident policy could protect you in 8 ways: ambulance, medical expenses, hospital expenses, intensive care, physical therapy, family lodging and transportation, accidental death, and dismemberment. This policy does not pay losses resulting from sickness.
There are advanced treatments available to increase your chance of cancer survival; however, sometimes these advanced treatments are not available locally, and the cost of travel, care, and other out-of-pocket expenses can be overwhelming. Cancer plans pay money directly to you upon first diagnosis of internal cancer or malignant melanoma. The money is paid at one time, in one lump sum payment. An optional heart and stroke rider is available for additional premium.
First Diagnosis Heart Attack & First Major Heart Surgery Policy
The First Diagnosis Heart Attack and First Major Heart Surgery policies pay money directly to you, in cash, at one time, in one lump sum payment upon first diagnosis of a heart attack. You select a benefit amount of $10,000, $20,000, $30,000, $40,000, or $50,000.
Air & Ground Ambulance Transportation Service
For more than three decades, Medical Air Services Association (MASA) has been providing life saving emergency assistance to members. The coverage is designed to protect members against catastrophic financial loss when emergencies arise at home or while traveling. Membership services include emergency air transportation, emergency helicopter transportation, ground ambulance transportation, organ retrieval, organ recipient transportation, recuperation/repatriation, return transportation, escort transportation, non-injury transportation, minor children/grandchildren return, mortal remains return, vehicle return, and worldwide coverage.
American Hearing Benefits (AHB)
Members are entitled to FREE annual hearing screenings for you and your immediate family, referrals to AHB’s network of recommended local hearing healthcare professionals, advanced Hearing Solutions with the latest in hearing aid technology, Up to 60% Off suggested retail prices, and a FREE Full Two-Year Extended Warranty with every purchase.
DISCOUNTS - Available to all SFFMA members:
Save 15% at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM! Life's everyday celebrations are easy at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM®, where the wide assortment of beautiful flowers – Fresh From their Growers or Florist Designed – plus plants, delicious gourmet snacks and treats, extraordinary gift baskets, cuddly plush pals and unique giftware they'll treasure can help you celebrate any occasion!"
Use promotion code "AMBA." Click here or call 1-800-FLOWERS and mention the code.
Members qualify for preferred pricing on the latest Apple products and accessories.
- Special employee pricing on Apple products
- Exclusive promotions
- Free shipping on all orders
- Mac customization
or call 1-800-MY-APPLE
Please identify yourself as an “AMBA” member when calling. Not all products are eligible for preferred pricing.
Now it's easy to rent and save with exclusive member rates! Choose from a large selection of cars, vans and SUVs, available at any of our convenient airport or neighborhood locations. Think 'member benefits' when you reserve a rental car for business or pleasure!
Avis discount code: AWD# G725000 / 800.331.1212 / www.avis.com
Budget discount code: BCD X925500 / 800.527.0700 / www.budget.com
Hertz discount code: CDP #1860896 / 800.654.2210 / www.hertz.com
Dell now offers members special pricing under their Employee Purchase Program. Members may access the Dell discount program by visiting www.dell.com/epp or by calling 866.257.4711 and mentioning the Dell ID number - PS95750248.
Enjoy dining out? Exploring local eateries?
AMBA and Restaurant.com have teamed together to offer members exclusive dining discount cards for use on Restaurant.com. Buy your discounted gift certificate by clicking on one of the certificate amounts below
To search for restaurants in your area, click here.
3 easy ways to get started
1. Purchase your discounted RESTAURANT.COM gift certificate by going to www.myAMBAdining.com
2. You will receive an email, with your voucher code, within 24 hours.*
3. Use this voucher code to purchase restaurant deals on www.dine.restaurant.com
*purchases made after 2pm Friday will be fulfilled Monday morning.
FREE Hearing Consultation for you and your family!
As a member you have access to American Hearing Benefits with incredible hearing aid discounts and FREE hearing screenings for you and your entire family! You are automatically enrolled at no charge, so call today to improve your hearing and your life! To activate, visit americanhearingbenefits.com/partners/amba or call 1-888-200-5701 and use the code AMBA.
Before you visit or call your hearing care provider please contact AHB at 1-888-200-5701 or visit the AHB website. We will arrange for your FREE hearing screening with your nearest AHB network professional.
- Discounts on today’s latest technology, including hearing aids, tinnitus options and hearing protection products
- FREE annual hearing consultations for you and your family
- Access to a nationwide network of 3,000+ hearing locations
- FREE one-year supply of batteries (40 cells per hearing aid purchased)
- One year of FREE office visits (limit of 6)
- 60-day trial period*
- FREE Deluxe Warranty Plan, including loss and damage*
- Financing plans available (subject to credit approval)*professional service fees may apply
Orlando Employee Discounts (enter username AMBA)
Save up to 35% on Your Orlando Vacation! Exclusive Pricing on Hotels & Vacation Homes in or nearby Disney World & Universal Studios Orlando as well as discounts on tickets for Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World, and ALL Orlando Area Theme Parks and Attractions!