• Poker Tournament!!

    The LVFBA is hosting the annual Don Vines Poker Tournament. Please join us on July 31-Aug 1 2015, at Binions in downtown Las Vegas. Check our POKER page for more info.
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  • Members Meetings

    Our membership hosts quarterly meetings to discuss, and direct our groups Upcoming ideas, and plans. Please join us when you can! Check the page for upcoming meetings.
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  • LVFBA Store!!

    The LVFBA has launched our all new storefront!! Please take a moment to shop our inventory of great fire wear, and authentic Las Vegas Fire Department apparel.
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  • About the LVFBA

    LVFBA - Established almost 60 years ago, the members of the Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association have been assisting our members, and those in our community for decades.
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LVFBA Bereavement Notice

Celebrating the Life of Gary Krueger

As informed by Chief Acebo’s earlier email, retired LVF&R firefighter Gary Krueger passed away at his home on Sunday, December 6th. He had a vibrant personality and was one of the “Old Guard” at Station 3. He always had a story and a smile to share.

As a tribute to the man that served his community for 30 years and loved life, his family is holding an Open House from 11am – 7pm, this Saturday, December 12th, at his home. The address is 3835 Lorraine Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89120 (Closest major cross streets are Sandhill and Russell)

If any of you have contact with other retirees, please pass along this email so everyone that knew him might have the chance to drop by and share a few stories about Gary. The open house is in lieu of funeral services.

The family would like to thank all those that have sent condolences.

Poker Tournament 2015

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2015 LVFBA POKER DOCS!! Download HERE!!!

The Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association in Las Vegas, Nevada, would like to welcome you to attend the 2015 Donald R. Vines Memorial Poker Tournament.



Friday, July 31st 2015: Tag Team event half 7 Card Stud half Texas Hold-Em 150.00 total team buy in, with optional 50.00 total team Re-Buy. Team shares chips and game rotates each round. 


Saturday, August 1st, 2015:  No Limit Texas Hold-Em $200 buy-in, with optional $100 re-buy


TIME: 5:30 p.m. for each tournament


Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel (Located Downtown Las Vegas under the Fremont Experience)

128 E. Fremont Street

Las Vegas, NV 89101

(702) 382-1600 or 1-800-937-6537

REGISTRATION FEE: $40.00 - All Registration goes directly to the LVFBA. All players must pay the one-time registration fee. This registration fee will allow players to play in any or all of the games during the three day event.


Tag Team Event - half 7 Card Stud half Texas Hold-Em 150.00 total team buy in, with optional 50.00 total team Re-Buy. Team shares chips and game rotates each round.

No Limit Hold-Em - $200 buy-in, with optional $100 re-buy




Sworn police officers and firefighters, retired police officers and firefighters, civilian employees employed with a law enforcement agency or fire department agency, retired civilian employees, spouses of civilian law enforcement and firefighters active and retired, sons or daughters of a sworn police officers or firefighter. There are so many agencies that are eligible. Check with poker coordinators for further eligibility.

 Selected celebrities and pros will be considered on an individual basis by event coordinators.

The Tournament Coordinators have been coordinating poker for 18 years, formerly with the NPAF. Jim Mitchell retired from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department after 31 years, Regina

Mitchell is retired from the Nevada Highway Patrol after 15 years, and John Martinolich is a firefighter for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and has been a firefighter for 17 years with multiple agencies. 100% of the registration proceeds go to the Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association. All tournament buy-in money will go directly to the players for payouts. In past tournaments with about 150 players, first place is usually valued in the $9,000 range. The top players will also receive trophies and other prizes. Bounties will also be placed on former tournament winners and selected celebrities or pros.




2015 LVFBA Golf and FF Ball

Please join us for the 2015 upcoming LVFBA Events


Firefighter Golf Tournament and Firefighter Ball!

The annual LVFBA Golf Tournament is coming up! Please dust off those clubs and join us for a round on the greens. As always we look forward to a competitive event with both active and retirees alike. April 17th 2015 at the Desert Pine Golf Club, 3415 East Bonanza Rd. Shotgun start at 0800. $90/per player, $360/per foursome.

The annual Firefighter Ball is right around the corner and we welcome all members and a guest to attend. The Ball will once again be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on April 18th 2015 from 6pm to 12am. Please join current and retired members in a wonderful night of dinner, dancing, and entertainment.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your LVFBA Officers:

President: Chris Pace - 702.376.3653
Vice-President: Lou Fonseca - 702.332.7736
Secretary/Treas: Brett Strong - 702.466.4552


2015 Golf Tournament     FFBall 2015

Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association


Las Vegas Firefighters Support Movember



Las Vegas Firefighters Support Movember Foundation by Selling “Movember” Shirts

(LAS VEGAS)–For the first time, the Las Vegas Firefighters will be showing their support for the Movember Foundation by selling “Movember” charity shirts to the public. The Movember Foundation raises awareness and supports projects that fight prostate and testicular cancer.

Firefighters will be purchasing the shirts to wear on and off duty, and have a goal to increase their donation to the foundation through public sales. For each shirt purchased, $5.00 will go to the Movember Foundation.

T-shirts sell for $15.00 or $20.00 (depending on style), and are available in men’s (up to 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes. They can be purchased online T-SHIRTS HERE!!! throughout the month of November.

Scott Johnson, president of the Las Vegas Firefighters, says, “We are looking forward to not only showing support for the Movember Foundation by our members purchasing and wearing the shirts on and off duty, but also through members of our community who can buy the shirts online. It is our goal to raise awareness of men’s health issues, and help the foundation promote physical and mental health.”

The Movember Foundation is dedicated to combating men’s health issues at every front. Up to 83.8 percent of the foundation’s net income is allocated to men’s health programs. The remaining net income (a minimum of 16.2 percent) goes to fundraising costs, retained funds, and administrative costs. This covers future campaigns to ensure long-term continuity of the organization, a number of fundraising and administrative tasks necessary to run the organization, and large community-awareness programs like Movember.