2019 Bucket Brigade


The members of the Westlake Fire Department will be out in the community for the month of June to collect money to benefit the Askew Family.

Chris Askew passed away from cancer on May 12th. He leaves behind a wife and two kids. Lt. Askew was a pillar of our department and his passing was a huge loss for the Westlake Fire family.

Everything that we collect during the Bucket Brigade - including online donations - will go to the Askew Family.

If you would like to write a check, please make it out to:

Westlake Professional Firefighters Association and mail it to:

Westlake Professional Firefighters Association

2504 Loyola Ln

Austin, TX 78723

If you would like, you can drop off checks or other donations to either Westlake Fire Station:

Station 901

1109 Westlake Drive


Station 902

1295 S. Capital of TX Highway

Thank you for your generosity.

Chris Askew 1966-2019


On Sunday, May 12th, loving husband and father, Lieutenant Chris Askew, passed away peacefully at the age of 53.

Chris served the Westlake Fire Department for 15 years. If you were looking for a great fireman, friend, or role model, you couldn't do much better than Chris Askew. He was a good man and he will be missed.

Chris leaves behind a loving wife and two children. If you would like to donate money to help the family during this time you can use the DONATE button on our website. All of the money we receive will go to the Askew family.


Lend An Arm...

The Westlake Professional Firefighters Association is proud to have teamed up with We Are Blood to host a blood drive on October 25th from 10-2 at 1301 South Capital of TX Highway. Come on out, do some good, eat some cookies - you’ve earned it. Civilians that donate will be entered into a drawing for either a $25, $50, or $100 Amazon gift card. Any First Responders that donate will be eligible for either a $100 or $200 HEB gift card.

Walk-Ins are welcome, but if you’d like to make an appointment you can do that at weareblood.org using the group code C724, or you can let WPFFA President Ben Williams know by emailing him at bwilliams@wpffa.org

Let us know if you can come by!

Hope to see you there!

Thank You

WPFFA President Ben Williams presenting a check for $2,987.42 to RMHC of Central Texas.

WPFFA President Ben Williams presenting a check for $2,987.42 to RMHC of Central Texas.

In April we announced that our 2018 Flagship Charity would be the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. Thanks to your generosity during our 2018 Bucket Brigade our Union was able to present a check in the amount of $2,987.42 to the RMHC. That amount will help provide 30 nights of comfort and care to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

"Our House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine."

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, please visit their website, https://rmhc-ctx.org , or call 512-472-9844.

Helping Give Children What They Need Most – Their Families

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We are proud to announce that our 2018 flagship charity is the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. "The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas (RMHC CTX) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and families."

"Helping a sick child fight their illness takes a big enough emotional toll on a family. Adding a financial strain can make it all almost too much to bear. RMHC CTX can help address those problems, whether they involve providing housing that’s near a hospitalized child, the expense of staying together in another city, providing a place to rest within the hospital, offering a complimentary treat while families wait by their child’s bedside, or helping families who have lost a child."

During the month of April you may see our Bucket Brigade taking place in West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, and Travis County. If you see our firefighters out there, please, give whatever change you can - every penny helps!

When you donate through the WPFFA Bucket Brigade, 80% will go to the flagship charity, 15% goes to other charitable causes voted on by the WPFFA members throughout the year and 5% goes towards operational costs. No one receives any compensation for participating in the Bucket Brigade. If you would like to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas directly, you can do so through their website, https://rmhc-ctx.org/donate-today.