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YOUR Waco Professionals!

     Waco Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local-478, is the professional association of firefighters for the City of Waco, Texas. Even though our name tells of our main purpose, the wellbeing and safety of Waco firefighters, we are much more than our name implies.

     Your Waco Professionals, as we have come to be known, takes part in many different organizations and programs throughout the year that all work to help those in our community from all walks of life, who are in need. As a part of the IAFF, we are commonly thought of during the nationwide Fill the Boot campaign with MDA. However, we are also proud to help with other fundraisers and charities, such as “Food for Families” and Miracle Match Marathon.

     As firefighters, we feel a need to do what is right and necessary to help those around us, family or stranger, in their times of need. Though we have chosen to make that our profession, and our organizations goal is to take care of our brother and sister firefighters, we as an association also have a passion for doing what we can to make our community better for all.

     Thank you for your support, and for visiting our website. Have a look around, and be sure to also check out our merchandise selections, either here or on Waco Fire Apparel FB page.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, @Waco478 !!

 We are here to support each other, our community, and our citizens.

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A first look at 1 of the 7 new apparatus being built for your Waco Professionals by Spartan Emergency Response and Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. ... See MoreSee Less

A first look at 1 of the 7 new apparatus being built for your Waco Professionals by Spartan Emergency Response  and Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc.Image attachment

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I hope they pre-wired it for the 800 Mhz Digital Radio and connected the David Clark intercom system to it. This was one of my biggest headaches when manageing Waco's Radio Shop.

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Today, we remember the 343 firefighters that made the Ultimate Sacrifice for strangers in need. The memory of that day is as chilling now, 20 years later, as it was the moment it happened. It is difficult to believe that two decades have passed, but it is even tougher to try to find the number of true heroes that were involved in every event of that day.
3,000 lives were lost on that day, but countless others were saved by the actions of so many, uniformed and civilian. Let us Never Forget that day.

#neverforget #GodBlessAmerica #PatriotDay
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Today, we remember the 343 firefighters that made the Ultimate Sacrifice for strangers in need. The memory of that day is as chilling now, 20 years later, as it was the moment it happened. It is difficult to believe that two decades have passed, but it is even tougher to try to find the number of true heroes that were involved in every event of that day.
3,000 lives were lost on that day, but countless others were saved by the actions of so many, uniformed and civilian. Let us Never Forget that day.

#neverforget #GodBlessAmerica #PatriotDay

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God bless

I will never forget....it's like it was yesterday. 🙏⚘💔

Amen Never forget

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Your Waco Professionals are teamed up with members of the City of Hewitt Fire Department on the deployment to Louisiana. As a part of TIFMAS, crews are sometimes mixed together to work on other departments apparatus, which just goes to show the versatility of the fire service family. ... See MoreSee Less

Your Waco Professionals are teamed up with members of the City of Hewitt Fire Department on the deployment to Louisiana. As a part of TIFMAS, crews are sometimes mixed together to work on other departments apparatus, which just goes to show the versatility of the fire service family.

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Thank you for your service!!

Thank you for going

Thanks and be safe!

Thanks men for your committment!

Stay safe and God Bless you’ll

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As of this morning the Waco Fire Department has deployed personnel to Louisiana through TIFMAS, along with many other apparatus from around Texas, to assist those areas affected by Hurricane Ida. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for your service we have family there in Baton Rouge and Gonzales They are safe but saying att tower down Do y’all know?

Be safe and Thank you for helping everyone.

Stay safe and thank you for assisting those impacted by the storm.

Prayers for your safety and thank you for your service. 🙏🏻💞

My prayers go with all of you. Thank you for your service

Great job! Be safe!

God bless everyone of these brave souls!!!!

Thank you--- safe travels

May God's holy angels watch over you and keep you safe and protect your families at home while you're away.

Thank you!

God watch over y'all! Prayers for your safety and safe return home!

Be safe and stay well.

Prayers for a safe return home🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Thank you!

Thanks

Prayers for your safety!

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This is Rawling. He was with his grandmother who had gotten out of her car to go inside a local daycare to pick up his younger sibling. On her way into the facility she fell and injured herself. He jumped out of the car to run to her aid. He also alerted the staff to her injuries. He did not hesitate. We have promoted him to honorary jr firefighter for his quick thinking and bravery. Great job Rawling! Posted with parental consent. ... See MoreSee Less

This is Rawling. He was with his grandmother who had gotten out of her car to go inside a local daycare to pick up his younger sibling. On her way into the facility she fell and injured herself. He jumped out of the car to run to her aid. He also alerted the staff to her injuries. He did not hesitate. We have promoted him to honorary jr firefighter for his quick thinking and bravery. Great job Rawling! Posted with parental consent.

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Brave young man! Way to go!

Awesome job Rawling👍 Love your shirt😉

Good job Rawlings! You are a very brave young man! Your family should be very proud of you!

Awesome job!

Way to go buddy

You are awesome!

Strong work little buddy!

Way to go, Rawling!! What you did was very smart, and very brave!! Be proud of yourself!💖💖👏🏻👏🏻👍

Proud of you, Rawling!!!

Way to go dude!!!

Great job Rawlings! Hope your Grandmother is okay.

So proud of you buddy!❤️

He is rocking that badge till the end and cannot stop talking about it!! So thankful for you guys today!!! ❤️❤️

So proud of you Rawling! You are so brave and have the biggest heart ❤️ we love you so much!

Outstanding! I see a future Waco firefighter there!

Hey!!!!!! I know that baby!!!! Hi

This is amazing!!!

Cathleen Coker I know this made you so proud. Maybe he’ll grow up to be a firefighter! I happen to know a pretty awesome one.

Great job bubba! Uncle Paul is proud of you!

What a young man! Wow!

Awesome job Rawling!

Blessed &Thankful! Jr. Firefighter!😊

So proud of Rawling!! He’s such a smart boy!!

Love that strong , brave young man!

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

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Today, we remember the 343 firefighters that made the Ultimate Sacrifice for strangers in need. The memory of that day is as chilling now, 20 years later, as it was the moment it happened. It is difficult to believe that two decades have passed, but it is even tougher to try to find the number of true heroes that were involved in every event of that day.
3,000 lives were lost on that day, but countless others were saved by the actions of so many, uniformed and civilian. Let us Never Forget that day.

#neverforget #GodBlessAmerica #PatriotDay
Your Waco Professionals are teamed up with members of the City of Hewitt Fire Department on the deployment to Louisiana. As a part of TIFMAS, crews are sometimes mixed together to work on other departments apparatus, which just goes to show the versatility of the fire service family.
This is Rawling. He was with his grandmother who had gotten out of her car to go inside a local daycare to pick up his younger sibling. On her way into the facility she fell and injured herself. He jumped out of the car to run to her aid. He also alerted the staff to her injuries. He did not hesitate. We have promoted him to honorary jr firefighter for his quick thinking and bravery. Great job Rawling! Posted with parental consent.
This week, several members of Local-478 have been in Rockwall at the 47th Biennial Convention of the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters working to better the representation, benefits, and safety of Texas Firefighters.
We are glad to say that we believe this year has been a success!
I am proud of the commitment these guys have  shown, and the job they have performed this entire week. And we look forward to #TSAFF2023 with our brothers and sisters at El Paso Fire Fighters Local 51 

--Local 478 VP
Finally after a COVID postponement, we get to wish a congratulations to Retired City Manager Wiley Stem! Thank you for your service to the City of Waco for 44 years!
We are down to about 15 tickets for this weekend, let us know now if you would like one. $125 gets you dinner and drinks for two. Live music, auctions, door prizes and TWO chances at $5,000!
E-7 and AMR participated in a 3 year olds Birthday party today on Washington Avenue!
#wacofire 
#makingadifference
We still have a limited amount of tickets left for our Waco Professional Scholarship fundraiser. Tickets are good for two people and include an evening of food, drinks, live entertainment, raffles, and a shot at $5000 in cash. Tickets are $125, the event is on June 26th @ the Lee Lockwood Library on Waco Dr. Please help the Waco Firefighters children by attending this event!
Your Waco Professionals would like to wish you a Happy, and SAFE, Memorial Day weekend 2021!!

Let us all remember the purpose of this weekend. To spend time with those dear to us, and to Honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of the great United States of America.

While we enjoy this weekend and hope you have a great time, let's touch on a few safety points, so that you won't have to spend your long weekend getting a visit from us:

1. If you will be in, or near the water, please be sure to have a life jacket, even if you know how to swim.

2. Be safe and drive defensively on the roads, especially at night. Ensure everyone wears their seat belt, properly. Plan your route prior to passing through an area you are unfamiliar with. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE, and NO Texting while driving either!

3. Keep grills, smokers, campfires, or other outdoor cooking appliances away from structures. Do not dump hot ashes in the trash can or dumpsters.

*REMEMBER, any open flame not for cooking purposes is illegal within the city limits of Waco.

And finally..
5. Please keep a lookout for any emergency personnel on the roadways, slow down, and move over.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!
Station 5-B had a special visitor today that asked for a picture after he saw the guys washing E-5. Thanks for stopping by!!

Fun Fact: Firefighters like to keep their machines clean for several reasons;

1.) We take pride in our equipment, and like to keep our rigs looking professional.

2.) Keeping your vehicle clean is part of a proper maintenance plan, ensuring that any issues are able to be noticed and repaired quickly.

3.) We are forced to use these apparatus for long periods of time (sometimes up to 20+ years), and the better care we can take care of it, the longer it can be in service.

4.) You, the taxpayer, have entrusted to us a highly valuable piece of equipment and we will do our best to take care of your investment.
Local 478 wishes to acknowledge Lieutenant John Linda today. When he began shift this morning he celebrated his 42nd year with the Waco Fire Department. Thank you John for your dedication to the citizens of Waco! (LT. Linda 3rd from left)
Local 478’s Annual Scholarship fundraiser tickets are now for sale! Don’t miss the opportunity to support Waco Fire Fighters graduates. Limited amount of tickets available! Hosted June 26th @ the Lee Lockwood Library.
Support one of our own for W.I.S.D School Board.
The Baylor Bears Baylor Basketball are National Champions!! #sicem
Ba-da-Ba-Ba-Ba, We're Lovin It!!

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO TROOPER CHAD WALKER'S FAMILY

We are asking our members and our Heart of Texas community to support the Walker family by visiting one of the eight McDonalds located in Waco, Lacy Lakeview and Robinson between the hours of 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. on Friday April 2nd. Thanks to 100 Club of Heart of Texas.

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Waco Fire Department Softball Waco Fire Apparel Waco Police Department Waco Police Association Mclennan County Sheriff's Office Lacy Lakeview Fire Department Lacy Lakeview Police Department Robinson Police Department Robinson Volunteer Fire Department  Texas Department of Public Safety - Central Texas Region Texas Department of Public Safety Waco 100 Texas #1 Country 102.5 The Bear Waco's Rock Station KWTX News 10 25 News KXXV
January is #FFCancerMonth.
Let's work together to #FightFFCancer!
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
January is #FFCancerMonth.
Let's work together to #FightFFCancer!
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
January is #FFCancerMonth.
Let's work together to #FightFFCancer!
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
January is #FFCancerMonth.
Let's work together to #FightFFCancer!
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
January is #FFCancerMonth.
Let's work together to #FightFFCancer!
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
January is #FFCancerMonth.
Let's work together to #FightFFCancer!
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
January is #FFCancerMonth.
Let's work together to #FightFFCancer!
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
January is #FFCancerMonth.
Let's work together to #FightFFCancer!
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
January is #FFCancerMonth.
Let's work together to #FightFFCancer!
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
January is #FFCancerMonth
Let's work together to #FightFFCancer
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
From all of us at your Waco Professionals, we would like to wish you a very Merry, and Safe, Christmas!
The Waco Professional firefighters would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Please think about all the service workers and all others who are on duty today.
Today, we honor ALL veterans who have served our Great Nation. Many of your Waco Professionals are veterans, from those in the stations, to our mechanics shop, to our radio shop; and we are proud of our brothers for the time in their lives that they have sacrificed to serve others.
Waco Fire Department Softball has pulled it off and is coming home from Las Vegas as Champions!!
As we wake up this morning to "National First Responders Day," Local-478 would like to express our gratitude to the wonderful, and dedicated individuals of the several different agencies we work with to serve our community. Together with you, we will always get the job done. Thank You, Waco Police Department/Waco Police Association, AMR Waco, Mclennan County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, and all other agencies within McLennan County and our region.
Waco Professionals are saddened to hear about the loss of one of our AMR Waco colleagues. Our hearts go out from our family to yours.
Jeffrey Place Healthcare was kind enough to provide a BBQ lunch for Station 8-B today. Thank y'all!
Though today marks 19 years, We Will Never Forget. #neverforget #GodBlessTheUSA
The Waco Firefighters hope you have a fun but safe holiday, but if you need us we're here...
For nearly a week, your Waco Professionals have been working as a part of Strike Team 20-113, working on two seperate fires. Today, they are wrapping up the "Gate 5 Fire" north of Brady, which has burned 12,343 acres and is 95% contained. They also initially assisted on the "Buffalo Creek Fire" that was 3,400 acres in size.
Waco Police Department, since basketball wasn't enough, let's keep going until y'all find something you can beat us at.. 🤣😉
Another local restaurant fixing our guys up with dinner. Thank you to Revival Eastside Eatery for the meals this evening. Go check them out when the doors are able to open.
Thank you to Chick-fil-A for feeding the guys at Stations #1 & #4 today, we are blessed to have businesses like you in our community!
Thank you to Lucy’s Cafe for feeding the guys at station #1 tonight, we are blessed to have businesses like you in our community!
Thank You to Revival Eastside Eatery for providing food to our guys at Station #1 today!
Thanks to Jordan Alders with Local Life Realty for feeding the guys at Station 11 tonight! We appreciate it!
A huge shout out and Thank you to El Conquistador for providing food today to Station #8. 

#ourcommunityisthebest
Happy Easter from our family to yours!
Thanks to Cheddars, JPetal and Lula Janes for feeding the guys at Station 1 for the last couple of days!
Our wonderful friends at Poppa Rollos have spoiled the guys today! Thank you to a true Waco institution!
More outpouring of love for your Waco firefighters today and tomorrow, thank you to Lowe’s Home Improvement for feeding our crews!
Raising Cains on Franklin hooked up the guys with some delicious chicken yesterday, Thanks Raising Cains!
A huge thanks to Walk-Ons for feeding the guys at Waco Fire Department today! We are lucky to serve a community that cares for us as much as we do for them!
FREE HANDS-ONLY CPR CLASSES --- Hosted by the Waco Fire Department on February 22, February 29, March 7 and March 14 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at your local fire station. 

The Waco Fire Department is teaming with the American Red Cross - CPR & First Aid to educate the community in Hands Only CPR. Hands Only CPR is a way for a bystander to step in and save a life of an adult or teen who has collapsed due to cardiac arrest. Recent studies and statistics show that immediate chest compressions for a victim even without respirations can save lives. 

Most cardiac arrests happen at the home. Survival for patients depends on immediate CPR from bystanders. However, most people do not have proper or professional CPR training. Most of the patients are usually family members or someone you know. The Hands-Only CPR can definitely help save the lives of your friends and loved ones.

Below is the list of the Waco Fire Department Station locations you can choose from to attend the event:

Fire Station #1           100 Peach Street, 76704
Fire Station #2           2625 Park Lake Dr., 76708
Fire Station #3           111 9th St., 76705 (TSTC)
Fire Station #4           1002 Speight, 76706
Fire Station #5           4515 Bagby, 76711
Fire Station #6           2800 Bosque Blvd., 76707
Fire Station #7           1325 N. 5th, 76707
Fire Station #8           4720 Cobbs Dr., 76710
Fire Station #9           315 New Road, 76710
Fire Station #10        7915 Karl May Dr., 76708
(Waco Regional Airport)
Fire Station #11        7600 Imperial, 76712
Fire Station #12        3300 Flat Rock Rd., 76708
Fire Station #14        5401 Speegleville Rd., 76712

The Waco Fire Department is dedicated to serving the citizens of Waco in as many ways possible to help save lives. We hope you will come out to your closest Waco fire station and participate in this important lifesaving event.

*Note: Please be aware that crews will be in service for emergency calls and may be away from the station during the day.
Our prayers are with our brothers and sisters of the Lubbock Fire Department and Lubbock Police Department. Please keep them in your prayers.
The Lab Fitness and Wellness on Franklin in Waco is offering a special to firefighters and law enforcement for 2020! This gym has a great team, NO CONTRACTS and lots of custom options to choose from. Guided training plans you can do on your own, meal plans, personal training or just gym membership. 24 hour access to the gym for people that work all different shifts as well.

It's also smaller, with everything you need and you don't have to fight the New Year crowd. If you're interested call or message them for details. (254) 732-2311
https://thelabfitness.co/#discover
The Lab Fitness and Wellness gym on Franklin in Waco is offering a special to firefighters and law enforcement for 2020! This gym has a great team, NO CONTRACTS and lots of custom options to choose from. Guided training plans you can do on your own, meal plans, personal training or just gym membership. 24 hour access to the gym for people that work all different shifts as well.

It's also smaller, with everything you need and you don't have to fight the New Year crowd. If you're interested call or message them for details. (254) 732-2311
https://thelabfitness.co/#discover
UPDATE: ABOUT 30 TICKETS LEFT! Anyone can purchase and you DON'T want to miss this event! ***If you know a Waco Firefighter... they can help you get a ticket, or text Phillip (number below) and he'll get one to you.
***$125 per ticket allows TWO people to enjoy an evening of music, dinner and drinks (all included) at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, January 11th***
(This really promises to be a fun event with a great crowd, don't miss it!) Share, share, share!

GET YOUR TICKET! --- This event support this years' graduates of our Waco Fire family by funding the Waco Firefighters Scholarship Program Fundraiser! Tickets $125 per COUPLE (drinks, music, dinner included), details below.

--- DETAILS ---
***$5K GRAND PRIZE w/other scholarship amounts awarded to as many graduating seniors this year as possible
--- THOUSANDS $$$ in prizes awarded that evening ---
--- Silent and live auction items available ---
--- Social hour: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., meal served: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., drawings begin at 7:30 p.m.

-- OTHER RULES ---
*** You must be 21 years or older to attend.
*** Tickets MUST be registered by 6:30 p.m. to the ticket holder and/or representative to qualify for the drawings

--- TICKETS, QUESTIONS or TO MAKE A DONATION ---
*** Contact Phillip Burnett at (254) 640-8440

*Or comment here and we'll arrange purchase.
*You do not have to be a firefighter to attend.

Event sponsored by the Waco Fire Fighters' Auxiliary
LESS THAN 50 TICKETS LEFT! --- Support this years' graduates of our Waco Fire family by buying a ticket to the Waco Firefighters Scholarship Program Fundraiser! Tickets $125 per COUPLE (drinks, music, dinner included), details below.

--- DETAILS ---
***$5K GRAND PRIZE w/other scholarship amounts awarded to as many graduating seniors this year as possible
***$125 per ticket allows TWO people to enjoy an evening of music, dinner and drinks (all included) at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, January 11th
--- THOUSANDS in prizes awarded that evening ---
--- Silent and live auction items available ---
--- Social hour: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., meal served: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., drawings begin at 7:30 p.m.

-- OTHER RULES ---
*** You must be 21 years or older to attend.
*** Tickets MUST be registered by 6:30 p.m. to the ticket holder and/or representative to qualify for the drawings

--- TICKETS, QUESTIONS or TO MAKE A DONATION --- 
*** Contact Phillip Burnett at (254) 640-8440

*Or comment here and we'll arrange purchase.
*You do not have to be a firefighter to attend.

Event sponsored by the Waco Fire Fighters' Auxiliary

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