On October 27th, the DMR Firewise community held their 2018 annual meeting. Attendees viewed the video, "Wildfire" and received an Information package to guide their efforts at hardening their property against fire. Training was followed by a Q&A session to answer specific questions, and refreshments were served. If you missed our meeting, and are interested in scheduling a personalized visit to assist you with improving your properties chances of surviving the next fire, please contact the DMRVFD at 426-2800 to set up an appointment. Thanks to all who attended, and a special thanks to our support team for making our annual meeting a success.
Fireman Roberta Daugherty - Fire Wise Coordinator and Fireman and & retired Fire Marshall Stewart Billingsley - Fire Wise Co Chairman
(See Firewise page on this site for photos of the event)
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DMR Volunteer Fire Department
101-A Yellow Knife Trail, Fort Davis, TX 79734
HIGHWAY TRASH PICK UP
On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the DMR VFD had their last trash pick up for the year. There were eight volunteers who show up on this horribly windy day. Thankfully there was not very much trash we only had one and a half bags full. The guys took the north side were Marvin, Stewart and Ken. The girls took the south side, Maria, Cindy, Kathy, and myself. Mariel cleaned up around the mailboxes. The guys found the most unusual item which was a sequence of small airplane size bottles of booze. I think they said there was around seven or eight of them.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW FIREFIGHTERS!
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
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
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.
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