Mansfield Hispanic Firefighters Association

Mansfield Hispanic Firefighters Association The Mansfield Hispanic Firefighters Association is a non-profit organization. We are dedicated to serving the needs of the citizens of Mansfield, Texas.
1. To use all constitutional means at our disposal to secure the rights of all Firefighters; 2. To foster quality training and education so that we may thereby equip ourselves for the efficient discharge of our duties and responsibilities to our community and the public. To become fluent in the English language while, exerting equal effort to foster the fluent mastery of the Spanish language which is part of our heritage and means of extending our cultural horizons of our nation; 3. To constitute our Association into an organization to actively promote fire safety and foster suitable measures that seek to enhance the influence and community respect for all Firefighters, and to establish cooperative relations with other civic and government institutions and agencies in the nation; 4. To exert our united efforts to uphold the rights guaranteed to every individual by our State and State Laws and to assure justice and equal treatment under these laws; 5. To champion with every means at our disposal all un-American tendencies and actions that deprive us as American citizens of our rights in the workplace, educational institutions, in economic pursuits and in social, civic and political activities; 6. To maintain the Association free of all involvement in partisan politics as an organization; however, we shall oppose any infringement upon the constitutional political rights of an individual to vote and/or be voted upon at Local and State levels; 7. To oppose any violent demonstrations or other acts that defy constituted law and authority, desecrate the symbols of our nation, and threaten the physical and spiritual welfare of individuals or institutions; 8. To promote and encourage the education of our community’s youth and adults; 9. To make use of every medium of communication at our disposal and to exert our combined efforts to promulgate and propagate the principles of the Association, and augment its influence and numerical growth; and 10. To under gird the efforts postulated in our Aims and Purposes with the overall objective of creating among our fellow citizens, through example and a mutual exchange of concepts, an understanding and recognition of and an appreciation for the dignity, worth and potential of the individual. 11. The Mansfield Hispanic Firefighters Association encourages MHFA members to develop and maintain healthy relationships with their local labor organizations. In addition, the MHFA strongly endorses members to actively participate in organizations that support the MHFA mission and goals; including, but are not limited to the following organizations IAFF, IAFC, IABPFF, WIFS, UFW, NCLR, CHCI, etc.

We are The Mansfield Hispanic Firefighters Association, an organization of professional fire fighters. Our membership is comprised of firefighters from the Mansfield Fire Department. We are an all-inclusive organization that believes in the power of our diverse and collective experiences to enrich and promote our goals. We have chosen to build an association based on principals of self-determination and self-empowerment. Through self-empowerment, we will continue to celebrate and share the rich culture of our forefathers, while pursuing the honorable profession of firefighters dedicated to saving lives and property.


I just wanted to take the time to thank MHFA for the Birthday card. It was much appreciated. I'm very proud to be a part of our group. Small in number, but performing great deeds. Thanks once again.


A little history on cinco de mayo.

The Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo

"May 5, 1862 - On this day in 1862, Mexican general Ignacio Zaragoza defeated French expeditionary forces at Puebla, Mexico. This event is celebrated annually as El Cinco de Mayo. Along with El Diez y Seis de Septiembre (September 16), on which is commemorated Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla's 1810 call for the end of Spanish rule in Mexico, El Cinco de Mayo is one of the Fiestas Patrias, annual celebrations of Mexican national holidays and of the ethnic heritage of Mexican-Americans.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 victory by the Mexican army over France at the Battle of Puebla. The Franco-Mexican War lasted from 1861-1867 because the Mexican President Benito Juárez defaulted on his debts to European governments. France, Britain and Spain shipped off naval forces to Veracruz to claim their debts. Britain and Spain were intent on negotiating, but Napoleon's French army decided to annex Mexican territory instead.

Overly confident that their success would be quick and decisive, the French troops attached Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east-central Mexico, and overwhelmed the Mexican troops who were led by Texas-born General Ignacio Zaragoza.

The French were vastly more equipped and trained than the Mexican soldiers, but in the end, Mexican soldiers defeated the French. The war continued for six more years until France finally withdrew after being pressured by the U.S., and the Battle at Puebla even though small, was a major symbolic victory that kept Mexicans focused on fighting for their territory."


From your MHFA Bomberos, please be safe tonight. Don't forget, drink responsibly. Happy New Year!


Merry Christmas from your MHFA Bomberos. Stay safe.


"We do what we do because it is the right thing to do, not because we should expect something in return."

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"The City of Dallas has activated their Emergency Operations Center and is on Level 2: High Readiness after receiving confirmation that Dallas has the first diagnosed Ebola case in the nation."
- Dallas Office of Emergency Management


Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there from us at MHFA.


The MHFFA will be donating money to Lt. Stacy Ables in lieu of flowers. Any member wanting to help can donate to MHFFA directly. Please send check or cash to D Sanchez 4/B.

Thanks and let's show our support for our brother in this time of need.


To all those graduating tonight, please be safe and be careful. Don't ruin the beginning of your life with one simple mistake. Congrats class of 2014.

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Vigilance and brotherhood in Fire House 7

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Click here to support Jeff Patterson - Until He Goes Home by Jim Scano
Click here to support Jeff Patterson - Until He Goes Home by Jim Scano

Click here to support Jeff Patterson - Until He Goes Home by Jim Scano

In an effort to help Jeff's family through this most difficult time, bracelets are being passed out in exchange for donations. The intent is for friends and family to wear these bracelets in support of Jeff and his family until he is released from the hospital and goes home. Bracelets are Blue w...


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General information

The Mansfield Hispanic Firefighters Association (MHFA) is a non-profit fraternal organization comprised of firefighters of the Mansfield Fire Department, which supports charities, promotes education and provides community education programs. Joe Espinoza, President Stephen Martinez, Vice President Steve A. Gutierrez, Secretary/Treasurer


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