Hundreds of Texas firefighter leaders will descend on El Paso next summer for the 2023 biennial convention of the Texas State Association of Firefighters (TSAFF), the El Paso Association of Firefighters announced today.
Paul Thompson, President of the El Paso Association of Firefighters, said, “El Paso firefighters deliver excellent service, we’re good stewards of city resources, and we give back to the community. This convention will be another way to support our city and provide economic development. We’re proud of our city and look forward to showing it off to Texas firefighters from around the state.”
TSAFF represents 18,000 professional firefighters in 190 communities. Hundreds of association delegates and guests will attend the four-day convention, which addresses statewide workplace issues, legislative initiatives, and safety standards, among other issues. El Paso last hosted the TSAFF convention more than 30 years ago.
TSAFF President John Riddle said, “We applaud the El Paso firefighters and the city representatives for working so hard to earn this convention. Their convention bid was extraordinary, and we’ve had excellent experiences in our recent tours of the downtown hotels and other venues. El Paso’s culture of hospitality is fantastic. We look forward to being here for our convention.”
A 12-member delegation of the El Paso Association of Firefighters and the city’s Destination El Paso presented the convention bid in July 2021 at the 47th TSAFF Biennial Convention in Rockwall, Texas.
El Paso Firefighters are grateful for the support of the following organizations and individuals that provided merchandise, donations, or services for the convention bid: All Precision Sheet Metal Works -Carlos Robles; Angel Be Health & Wellness – Amanda Rubalcava; Applebee’s; Blanca Topete Consulting; BOSS Chicken; Coastie Canine’s – Robert and Barbara Davis; Delectable D’Lites – Bernadette Sanchez; DLM Woodworks – David Martinez and Jaqueline Rubalcava; Expert Refrigeration – Eric and Raelene Alvarez; Farmers Insurance – Rudy Saucedo and Bernadette Sanchez; L&F Distributing; Live Life by Linda Gifts & More; MJ Soiree – Jessica Calderon-Mora and Mayra Morales; Pizza Properties – Peter Piper Pizza; Postal Annex West, 7250 N. Mesa Ste. C; Sam’s Club; Sanchez and Rubalcava Families; Sancho Jerky; Underwood Golf Course; and Undisputed Craft House – Chris Madrid.
Thompson said El Paso businesses and individuals are welcome to sponsor or support the 2023 convention. For more information, please contact the El Paso Association of Fire Fighters.