Two Longtime Leaders in the Texas Fire Service Earn Texas Fire Service Hall of Honor Lifetime Achievement Awards for Their Outstanding Contributions
11 Jan 2024
On Sunday evening, January 7, two individuals were inducted into the Texas Fire Service Hall of Honor for their career-long commitment to the Texas Fire Service. This Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes current or former firefighters or emergency service personnel who have made significant contributions that have been widely recognized in the Texas Fire Service.
Retired Grapevine Fire Chief Stephen J. Bass, whose career in the Texas Fire Service spans 55+ years, was honored for his longtime contributions. His service began at the Hurst Fire Department, where he served for three years; at the Dallas Fire Department for 27 years; and as Fire Chief of both the Bedford Fire Department and most recently the Grapevine Fire Department, where he retired in 2014. He continues to serve as Grapevine Fire Department Chaplain.