The Firemen's 5k, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), was established in 1999 by Gary Stevenson in memory of
the firefighters who died while fighting a church fire in Lake Worth, Texas. The 5k originally began as
a way to benefit the families. However, in 2001 the families decided to continue the 5k in Phillip
Dean's and Brian Collin's memory and for the proceeds to benefit
The Compassionate Friends
and
The WARM Place. Both of these organizations are grief support groups to aid people when a
loved one has died. In 2014, the
Firemen's 5k Scholarship fund was established for graduating
seniors of Castleberry High school and children of Fort Worth and River Oaks firemen.  It is a way to
give back to the community who so generously gave after the death of these fine young men. The
tradition continues to honor Brian and Phillip and the great men and women who risk their lives on a
daily basis to keep others safe.
Next Race:
May 2
7, 2017
8:00am
Arborlawn United Methodist Church
Gary Stevenson, you will be missed
this race. The Firemen’s 5K family is
truly  grateful for what you started.  
April 16, 1955- October 14, 2015