OUR 2018 - 2019 DMR VFD CHIEF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mike Fryer - Chief
Marvin Voiers - President
Cathy Gossett - Vice-President
Shannon Barron - Treasurer
Edna Queen - Secretary
Ken Gossett - Board Member at Large
Charles Court Donna Monroe Paul Conner Edna Queen Michael Garcia
DMR VFD FIREMAN LOREN SPENCER RETIRES
The DMR VFD would like to announce and thank Loren Spencer who has retired from the Fire Department after seventeen years of exceptional service. Loren has served as a Firefighter, a Captain and as Chief during his years of service. Always a positive force willing to pitch in whenever and however he was needed, he will be missed. Loren will continue to assist EMS on calls within the DMR. We would encourage everyone to thank Loren for his many years of volunteer service.
Respectfully, Michael Fryer - Fire Chief
October 6, 2018 DMRVFD MITIGATION
Even though it rained pretty heavily last night and the grass was still very wet this morning, we were able to get the mitigation done today. A big thank you to the people when showed up. More people helping would have been great but we still got a lot accomplished. As always the food was outstanding. Thank you to the usual suspects for bring food to feed mowers. Thanks to all of the volunteers: Willis and Maria LeJeune, Cathy and Ken Gossett, Sandi and Stewart Billingsley, Vicky and Paul Conners, Darrel Lewallen, Sam House, Rebecca Leach, Bert Legarde, Marvin Voiers, Diana Strong Brevard, Jeanette Williams, Mariel Davis, Cindy Davis, Janette Winters, Edna and Sam Queen and our Chief Mike Fryer. Thank you, Edna Queen - DMRVFD Secretary
January 13, 2019 Training Session
On Sunday January 13th, the DMR VFD spent the day working on the station and the trucks. The Fire trucks were cleaned and the old gasoline was siphoned out of the pumps and replaced with new fuel. The pumps were operated for a few minutes to insure that they were in good working order. The station’s propane lines were checked for any leaks. The old jeep was stripped of its pump and hose reel in preparation of its sale. The 51 year old jeep has been retired as a piece of firefighting equipment. The Fire trucks were exercised for a few minutes. Fortunately we have had little need to use them. The DMRVFD has received a $20,000.00 grant from the Texas Forest service to purchase fire and rescue equipment for the department. HB-2604 grants are extremely important to small rural departments to supplement our limited funds. We will use our grant to improve our rescue and emergency response capabilities. This grant will allow our department to replace outdated equipment or to purchase equipment that we have been lacking. The grant does not cover PPE. Therefore, we will use our ESD funds to outfit our new personnel for fire school. Fire School is February 21 - 24 in Fort Davis. We hope to have 8 to 10 people in attendance.
We had 3 new firemen join our department in the last two months of 2018. We are always on the look out for new firemen to join our department.
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DMR Volunteer Fire Department
101-A Yellow Knife Trail, Fort Davis, TX 79734
DMRVFD MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SALAD SUPPER AND DANCE
The DMRVFD hosted a Salad Supper and dance last night in the fire station. I want to thank everyone for attending. We had a good turn out and it sure was a lot of fun. Thank you to Jackie Webb, Lupitas, Davis Mt. Nut Co, The Caboose, Stone Village Market, and Russ Martin for your generous donation of the door prizes we gave away. Thank you to Carol Diquilio, Cathy Gossett and other for their donations to the silent auction. Last but not least, Thank you to Pastor Mike Logan and Wretha Smith for their wonderful singing. It sure was great fun. We danced until late, 9:30 is late for some of us old folks. It was wonderful watching people scooting around the dance floor. See you at the annual meeting and BBQ.
Edna Queen - Event and Support Team Coordinator
Photos by Edna
JUNE 5, 2019 BURN PILE LIT!
On June 5, 2019, the DMRVFD lit the burn pile.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW FIREFIGHTERS!