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Endorsement of Tom Spink

~~May 8, 2015

Recently, a few have contacted our organization to question our endorsement of Mr. Tom Spink for Place 8, Irving City Council in light of news accounts concerning his education background.

Our decision to endorse Mr. Spink was made based on his previous six (6) years of service to our community as a City Councilman; specifically for his sound financial decisions and support of Public Safety.

Mr. Spink has addressed the allegations in a letter posted on his website:

For those in our membership and out who question our “continued” support for Mr. Spink; we must inform all that our By-Laws require a 7 day advanced notice to discuss a recommendation and another minimum 7 day notice of that recommendation before a vote to continue or resend endorsement. At very best, we could announce our position a few days after the election is over.

We endorsed Tom Spink for sound reasons and that endorsement stands.


R.T. Harvey
IPFFA Local 2073

Download: 2015 - Letter about Spink Endorsement.pdf
Set Clocks & Change Smoke Detector Batteries (Spring 2015)
Victor Conley Selected as New Fire Chief

**UPDATE: The City Council voted unanimously to accept the City Managers recommendation and Victor Conley is now the 1st Chief of the Irving Fire Department appointed from within our own membership.

Victor Conley has just been announced as the City Manager’s choice as the new Fire Chief of Irving. This recommendation will now go to the City Council for final approval on March 20.

Chief Conley has served as interim Fire Chief for the last 22 months and has implemented many, many new processes for Irving FD. Under his leadership, the Irving Fire Department was awarded the first Best Practices recognition in the State of Texas. Last month, Chief Conley was awarded the Fire Chief of the Year by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association. Congratulations to new Fire Chief Conley!

IFD Lends Support to Dyrk Burcie

All across the nation, Firefighters and many others have joined in to offer support and raise funds for Dyrk Burcie, Dyrk is the 4yr old son of Dallas Fire Fighter Dameon Burcie that has been diognosed with a terminal cancer. A fund has been set up in the name of Dyrk Strong.

More information for the fundraising efforts and story behind the effort can be found at the following links:;

and this facebook page:

The picture below is the offering from the Irving Fire Department. The shot was organized by our own Lieutenant TM Jones with the assistance of many IFD firefighters.

A Fire Fighter - E Pluribus Unum

This Poem was penned by Retired Captain and IPFFA Member - Jack R. Tucker

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