image description

Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund

4225 Interwood North Parkway, Houston, TX 77032
(281) 372-5100 or (800) 666-9737  

HFRRF’s mission is to provide a secure retirement benefit plan for our members through professional administration, prudent management of system assets, sound investment practices, and prompt and courteous delivery of accurate benefits and useful information.



Member Services

This section describes the various member services provided by the Fund.

In Memory

In Memory

The staff of the Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund honors the strength, courage, and humanity of our fallen heroes and their families.

Conference Center

Conference Center

Greer and Lowdermilk Conference Center is nestled in a beautifully landscaped setting, ideal for Corporate Meetings and Social Events.

Business Hours

Business Hours

Normal Business Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

FAST FACTS:  American Investment Council

American Investment Council Names Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund No.5 of Top 10 Pension Funds by Private Equity Return

Reference: American Investment Council Pension Study (May 2018)

American Investment Council 2018

VIDEO: Pensions in 60 Seconds - National Public Pension Coalition

Click to view  Pensions in 60 Seconds - A video on how pensions provide a secure and dignified retirement for millions of working people. 

VIDEO NPPC - Pensions in 60 Seconds

Fighting to Protect Your Pension


Texans for Secure Retirement

Click here for more information.

Pension Litigation Tracker

Click here to view this new site. 

HFRRF News  facebook icon    twitter icon     youtube icon     instagram icon   

Board Announces Acceptance of Nominations for Board of Trustee Position V (Five) and Special Election Schedule (download forms here)

The Board of Trustees has announced the acceptance of nominations for Trustee Position V and a Special Election to be held to complete the unexpired term for Trustee Position V on the Board. In accordance with Section II, 7.04 and 8.01 of the Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund Policies and Procedures Manual, which states:

7.04        Nomination forms shall consist of a statement including who is to be nominated and by whom.

8.01        Those who personally submit their nomination for a position I, II, III, IV, V or X on the Board of Trustees will automatically be placed on the ballot unless the Financial Disclosure Form is not submitted by the established deadline. 

Position V must be selected from the classified firefighters assigned to work full-time in Fire Alarm Division. Please note the term for Trustee Position V is set to expire December 31, 2019. 

Nominations will be accepted between Wednesday, October 17, 2018 and Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The forms may be downloaded from our website , or picked up at the Fund office at 4225 Interwood North Parkway during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).  Non-preprinted nomination forms may be used, so long as the nomination form meets the requirements of Section II, 7.04 of the Fund's Policies and Procedures Manual.

Completed nomination forms may be hand delivered by the nominee or other interested party or mailed to the Fund office. For this special election, nomination forms must be received at the Fund Offices located at 4225 Interwood North Parkway, Houston, Texas 77032 during normal business hours (7:30 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.) between Wednesday, October 17, 2018 and Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

The candidate elected to Position V will immediately be sworn in to serve on the Board for the time remaining on the term (expires December 31, 2019).

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Contact:  Joe Gimenez, 713.478.8034  

 Firefighter Brett Besselman elected to chair HFRRF Board 

HOUSTON (June 20, 2018) – Houston firefighter Brett Besselman was elected Tuesday to become chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund. Besselman will take office on July 1, after a two-week transition and training period with current Chairman David Keller who announced his resignation of the position earlier this month for personal and family reasons.

     “I am deeply humbled by the Board’s decision today,” Besselman said. “I practically grew up in the pension fund building watching my Dad serve on the Board, so I think this is a great tribute to him after celebrating Father’s Day last weekend. In the coming weeks and months, I will be in close communication with all HFRRF members, both active and retired, as I work to continue Chairman Keller’s legacy of dedicated service.”

     Besselman, 33, was elected and sworn in to the Board in October 2016. He was immediately thrust into the contentious issue of the City of Houston’s proposed pension legislation. He’s been a member of the Houston Firefighter Department for nearly eight years.

     Outgoing Chairman Keller commented on Besselman’s election: “As the youngest member of our Board, Brett may also be the youngest person elected to chair our pension fund. I think he is uniquely positioned to elevate the pension fund’s larger concern for retirement security to the younger generation of Houston firefighters. But also, by virtue of his retired father Jerry’s experience, Brett has tremendous insight and experience with our operations, history and traditions. I wish him the best of luck going forward and I am confident he has all the qualities for being a great leader long into the future.”