FIREWISE MITIGATION AND PRESENTATION


                                                                                             

On September 16th the DMR Fire Department held our Firewise mitigation work day and annual meeting.  Lots of people brought their weed trimmers and helped to make the area around our Community Center a fire safe zone.   Work began at 9AM with a break for lunch and a Firewise program by the Texas Forest Service before returning to work to finish the job.  Hamburgers and hot dogs were served.  Everyone is reminded that if you have performed mitigation work on your property this year, bring your total hours worked to help our program meet its annual mitigation goal.


Cathy completed basic wildland fire fighter training at this Spring's fire academy and participated in today's prescribed burn.

BURN BAN IN EFFECT!

Ken Gossett

Fire Chief

Burn Pile Lit


On Saturday July 15th the department conducted controlled burn to eliminate accumulated fuel in the community slash pile.  The burn plan was approved by the county fire marshal and favorable spot weather forecasts from the national weather service allowed the burn to proceed. Smoke abatement was provided by conducting a hot burn sending smoke up and out of the valley.  We will call our burn a success if our neighbors are unaware it happened.  K. Gossett - Chief


Update:  Thanks to our great firemen managing the controlled burn and to the support group members tending to the fire station telephones and providng and serving food to the firemen, the burn went without a hitch. 


(Thanks to Chief Gossett, Cathy Gossett, Edna Queen and others for the photos)


CONTACT INFO:


Emergency Call 911

DMR Volunteer Fire Department 

101-A Yellow Knife Trail, Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone 432-426-2800  Chief Ken Gossett  432-426-3398


TRASH PICK UP  -  On July 28, 2017, the DMR VFD Support Group and Chief cleaned up the DMR VFD section of Highway 166.  Thanks to everyone that turned out to help!  Feel like joining in next time? Call Edna at 426-2111


L-R:  Back Row - Edna, Ken, Willis, Ray, Marvin, Sam

          Front Row: Pam, Cathy, DJ, Shannon, Maria, Chuck












                                                                    PIE AND DANCE FUNDRAISER!

The Sept. 2nd Pie and Dance benefit for the DMR Volunteer Fire Department was a great success with $880.00 raised.  The DMR VFD Support Members did a great job with the help of property owners and friends.  Three long tables were full of pies of all kinds, from savory to sweet.  Special thanks to Edna Queen for spearheading the event and the DJ Jules for the great music.  The DMR VFD is our first line defense.  It can always use people wanting to be trained as firemen as well as Support Group members!  Click here for Photos!

Stewart Billingsley

Asst. Fire Chief

Our New Board (L-R):  Sam House - Treasurer, Edna Queen - Secretary, Ken Gossett - Chief, Cathy Gossett - Vice President, Marvin Voiers - President and Stewart Billingsley - Asst. Chief