November 11, 2022 –

For the December City of Austin Runoff Elections, the Austin Firefighters Association (AFA) has endorsed Kirk Watson for Mayor and Jose Velasquez for District 3.

In District 5 and District 9, the AFA has carefully vetted the runoff candidates and believes that both of the D5 and D9 runoff candidates will be favorable on public safety issues. Therefore, for District 5, the AFA will endorse both Stephanie Bazan and Ryan Alter and for District 9 the AFA will endorse both Linda Guerrero and Zohaib “Zo” Qadri.

Come Support one of the Buda Firefighters in his battle against cancer! Sunday, May 15th, 2-8pm





April 20, 2022 – this Thursday and Friday, April 21st and April 22nd the Store will close at 11:30 AM as we are providing assistance with Peer Support training those days. Regular Store hours will resume on Monday, April 25th with store hours being from Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience.

December 17, 2021 – The AFA Union Store will be open the following days during this Holiday Season:

Dec 20th – Monday – OPEN – 10 AM to 2 PM

Dec 21st – Tuesday – OPEN – 10 AM to 2 PM

Dec 22nd – Wednesday – OPEN – 10 AM to 2 PM

Dec 23rd – Thursday – OPEN – 10 AM to 2 PM

Dec 24th – Friday – CLOSED

Dec 27th – Monday – CLOSED

Dec 28th – Tuesday – CLOSED

Dec 29th – Wednesday – OPEN – 10 AM to 2 PM

Dec 30th – Thursday – OPEN – 10 AM to 2 PM

Dec 31st – Friday – CLOSED

Please call (512) 441-7572 if you have any questions.



September 1, 2021 – 

7:30 AM: 9 11 Memorial Ceremony to remember those Firefighters who lost their lives on September 11.  Buford Fire Tower on Lady Bird Lake,

Location:  Cesar Chavez and Colorado.

Austin Firefighters Association will hold their annual memorial to remember all who fell on September 11, 2001.  This ceremony also incorporates a remembrance of Austin Firefighters, active and retired, who have passed away in the last year.  The event will take place at Buford Tower. The ceremony will include the Austin Firefighter Honor Guard, Emergency Services Pipes and Drums Association and AFD Quint 1.

09:30 AM: 9 11 Memorial Climb. Austin firefighters will climb the Pleasant Valley Drill Tower in full turnout gear, an air pack, and a hose bundle. Firefighters will make the number of up and down flights which equals roughly the height of the World Trade Center.

(Firefighters from Austin and surrounding areas have been participating in this Memorial Stair Climb every year since that tragic day in 2001. The first climb actually took place the day after the tragedy at the AFD William Roberts Training Academy during the training of Cadet Class #106.)

Location:  517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.

12:00 PM: Bagpipes and Drums. Hosted by the Texas Capitol.

Emergency Service Pipes and Drums Association (ESPADA) will play in the Texas State Capitol Rotunda.

Location:  State Capitol Rotunda

September 7, 2021 – 

Hello Brother and Sister Firefighters,

From the Austin Fire Department Facebook Page:

“As we prepare to lay our brother, Firefighter Rodney “Rod” Kelley, to rest today, we want to thank everyone who reached out with condolence messages; we are incredibly grateful for the support and kindness many of you have shown during these difficult days.

For those who may have known Rod and are unable to attend today’s service, it will be livestreamed starting at 12:30 p.m. CDT. To access it, click the obituary link below, then “read more” under the obituary, and scroll to the bottom for the livestream at the appointed time: 


Please continue to keep Rod’s family, friends and colleagues in your prayers during this difficult time.

July 26, 2021 – 

Since 2021 is the 20th Anniversary of 9 11, we asked for help with designing this year’s Commemorative T-shirt. Thank you Jeremy Burke for your awesome design!

If you want a t-shirt, please place an order. We will have limited extra t-shirts so if you want to guarantee a 2021 9 11 Commemorative T-shirt, please place an order by responding to this email.

When placing an order please provide us with the following information:

a) AFD or 975 logo on the front

b) size (Adult Sizes: XSmall to XXXLarge and Youth Sizes: Small to Large)

c) quantity of each size.

The 2021 9 11 T-shirts cost $15.

I will send out an email once we have received the t-shirts to let everyone know when they are available for pickup.


The new 2021 Commemorative 9 11 T-shirts have been approved for use during the month of September 2021.