Robstown Professional Fire Fighters Association

The members of the Robstown Professional Fire Fighters Association are proud to announce our acceptance into the I.A.F.F. (International Association of Fire Fighters) union.

The Robstown Professional Fire Fighters Association is excited about the prospect of working alongside the fire chief, mayor and the city council in addressing many of the problems facing our city fire department. The union hopes to grow from the minimum of only two paid firefighters on duty to a minimum of four firefighters on duty at any given time to cover both city and county fire response.

The hiring of one additional firefighter per shift and the changing of the minimal staffing requirements of two firefighters to four firefighters on duty per shift will allow the fire department to better adhere to its own S.O.Ps. (Standard Operating Procedures). This would also allow the fire department the ability to safely perform two of its most dangerous tasks; interior fire attack and, more importantly, search and rescue of victims in burning structures.

The union feels that under the current staffing levels we are unable to safely provide a proper level of fire protection for a city with the population of 13,000 people and the outlying county area that we cover around the City of Robstown.

We, the members of the Robstown Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 4715, are not asking for any bigger pay raise than any other city dept. or city employees, all we are asking for is citizen support in the growth of your fire department. We, the members of the Robstown Professional Fire Fighters Association, are proud of our fire department and the city we serve, and we ask that you give us the manpower and equipment so that we can better serve you.

Allen Wilkinson

President, Robstown Fire Fighters Association