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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

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) 

https://www.investmentcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-public-pension-study-final3.pdf


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. 

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Fighting to Protect Your Pension

  

Texans for Secure Retirement

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Pension Litigation Tracker

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 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.”

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 NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Contact: Joe Gimenez, 713.478.6034

 David Keller to resign as chair of Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund 

HOUSTON (June 13, 2018) – David Keller, the chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund (HFRRF), announced he will hand over his position effective at the end of June but will remain on the Board. Keller informed HFRRF active and retired firefighters of his resignation saying:

“My decision in this regard is entirely for personal reasons: I need to spend more time with my family and return to a more manageable work-life balance.” 

“I am hopeful, following my stepping down, that the new chairperson works with our staff to continue the administrative and operational improvements we began. 

The new chairperson also will need to address the unintended consequences of legislation from the last session of the Texas Legislature. Now is the time to begin that effort,” Keller said. Keller will leave the pension fund with nearly $4.2 billion in assets under management, the greatest valuation in its 80-year history. The fund gained $433 million in 2017 and is on track to earn nearly another $340 million for its fiscal year ending June 30.