Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association
Our Mission Statement
To bring together graduates of the City of San Marcos, Texas Citizens Fire Academy program to interact with the City of San Marcos, Texas Fire Department (SMFD) in promoting public education and awareness in the fire and life safety.
Meetings are held once a quarter, usually the second Thursday of each month.
Meeting Schedule for 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm Special Presentation: Stop the Bleed Class taught by Katie Contreras from San Marcos Hays County EMS
Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am Pancakes, Fire Trucks, and Santa!
Pancake Fundraiser A Success
The SMFD and Alumni cooked up almost 500 sausage patties and over 1000 pancakes for the annual fundraiser for our friends at the fire department in 2018. Funds raised will go towards the needs or special projects the department may request.
We also want to thank the generosity of McDonald's that donated drinks, butter, and syrup; Taco Cabana for tacos, and to all of our incredible volunteers that made this event so successful; especially former Mayor Daniel Guerrero and his elf, Natalie! They were THE BEST!
Save the date for December 14, 2019, always the 2nd Saturday in December!
Backpacks Donated to SMFD Summer Camp Program
The San Marcos Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association donated custom made backpacks for the departments Junior Fire Academy Summer Camp in June 2018. The drawstring backpacks held fire prevention material and supplies for the campers that participated in the week long day camp. The fire department had two sessions in the month of June that were filled to capacity with happy children.
Pictured bottom row: Battalion Chief John Koenig, Engineer Louis Gonzales, Firefighters Danny Martinez and Stephen Warne. Top row: Assistant Fire Chief Rick Rowell, CFAAA members Greg Wurzbach, Melinda Villarreal, Elizabeth Ehlers, and Teresa Lauderdale, and Fire Chief Les Stephens. (Photo by Don Anders)
CFAAA Welcomed New Recruits
The Alumni Association welcomed the fire department's newest members, Josh Jahns and Rudy Blasich, with a welcome bag filled with goodies, information about things to do and see in San Marcos, and merchandise freebies from area businesses.
We would like to thank San Marcos Daily Record, Sur-Powr Battery Supply, Ozona National Bank, Dr. Aycock, and many other local businesses who contributed to the welcome bags. The newest probationary firefighters will be an asset to the San Marcos Fire Department growing department!