Austin Firefighters Benevolent Fund
The Benevolent Fund was started in 1953 by Raymond "Speedy" Thames, Tom "Tom Cat" Pinckney and Edgar "Sonny" Pounds when brother Pat Loney passed away from cancer. They decided they should help the family in some small way by collecting a donation from those who wished to contribute. Each person was asked to contribute $5.00. They collected a grand total of $250.00. This amount reflected a membership of 50 firefighters. Since that time the membership has grown. In 2012 we officially formed as a charitable organization and have voted to increase payout to $10 per member. This transition has allowed our contributions to the survivor to reach above the $10,000 level.
Members Who Have Passed Recently - Our thoughts and prayers are with their family.
Charles Bryant - January 24, 2018
Rex Bateman - April 18, 2018
Julius Bostic - May 18, 2018
Raymond Loflin - May 22, 2018
Edwin Goodwin - October 2, 2018
Charles Kennedy - October 21, 2018
Ray Brownlee - October 30, 2018
Thomas Pool - December 19, 2018
Elward Schumann - May 2, 2017
Mike Brown - May 6, 2017
R. T. Barron - May 12, 2017
Rick Norton - June 28, 2017
Robert Kimmons - August 12, 2017
John Williamson - November 9, 2017
Click here to view members who have passed prior to 2017
Austin Firefighters Benevolent Fund Contributors 1/1/2017 (members)
The assessment for the 6 month period between 7-31-2018 and 12-31-2018 has been set by the Benevolent Fund Committee.
There were 4 deaths in this assesment period. The assessment will be deducted from your March 2019 paycheck.
If you have any questions please contact a member of the Committee.
(contact info is listed above in the Committee Members link)