Director Barron Announces His Retirement From SFFMA
Executive Director Chris Barron has announced his retirement from the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association after 14.5years of service.
Director Barron was hired in January of 2005 as the association's deputy director and within a year was promoted to executive director. Barron has been the longest tenured executive director serving the association.
Some of his accomplishments as executive director include being the author of successful Department of Homeland Security grants totaling over 3 million dollars and numerous statewide grants and sponsorships. He also started and lead the Texas Wildfire Relief program and the Hurricane Harvey relief program bringing much needed funding and personal protective clothing to firefighters across Texas.
Barron was instrumental in the design and development of the association's headquarters, the fire chief development program and implementing a new association management system to provide the membership a more reliable system at a fraction of the cost. Director Barron will be leaving the association in a good/stable financial position so that the executive board may continue to address the needs and challenges ahead.
Director/Chief Barron will continue to serve the community he started his fire service career in 29 years ago serving as the full time Chief and will be starting up his dream business to assist fire departments across the country in their growth, challenges, and planning.