Friday, September 21, 2012

Austin Midnight Basketball Competition

Attention all firefighters: The Athletes Services Network of America (ASNA), is a non-profit organization who provides sports outreach and education programs to at-risk youth through their Austin Midnight Basketball Program. This year, a three-point and free throw competition is being held among APD, AFD, Travis County Sheriff's Office Travis County Constables. The event will take place tomorrow, September 22 at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave Street. Please contact James Silas at (51) 630-3054 for more details. They are looking for at least two firefighters to participate.

(This event is not officially sponsored or supported in any way by the Austin Fire Department. This post is informational only and is not an implied endorsement of the event.)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Round Rock Fire Truck Pull Benefitting Special Olympics: August 26, 2012

If you're interested in getting a team together, click the link for all the info:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Come Run with the Heroes: September 16, 2012

The annual 5K Run with the Heroes will be held on September 16, 2012 at Southpark Meadows. This year's event will honor fallen APD Officer Jaime Padron. You can find all the information about how to sign up by clicking here:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Austin Fire Department on Facebook!

The Austin Fire Department is now on Facebook! You can find us at www.facebook/AustinFireDepartment. Be sure and "like" us!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bowl for a Cause: Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Central Texas chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators is holding its annual “Bowl for a Cause” event on Saturday, July 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Millennium Entertainment Complex. The AFD Executive Team will have a team competing. If you’re interested in putting your own team together, go to or contact Assistant Chief Doug Fowler at 974-0136 (

Friday, July 13, 2012

Playing with Fires Cookbook

See the flyer if you're interested in contributing a recipe. Deadline is August 1, 2012.

Friday, July 6, 2012

2012 Boots vs. Badges Blood Drive: July 8 - 14

The annual Boots vs. Badges blood drive competition between AFD and APD starts on Sunday, July 8 and runs through Saturday, July 14. You can find all the details here:

C'mon, people, roll up your sleeves and donate in honor of your favorite department! AFD took the trophy last year BY JUST ONE UNIT, so call your friends, family, and neighbors, and ask them to donate in honor of AFD! It's a friendly competition but the ultimate winner is The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas.