Fort McKavett Volunteer Fire Department and Community Center

 

Community Center

Our Community Center is a great place for the residents of Fort McKavett to get together.  Our training/meeting room can comfortably seat 70 people and still have room for a food serving line.  For larger groups, our bay area is available which can accommodate between 250-300 people.  The training room has a kitchen with an electric cooktop, a double oven, and a microwave.  There are two restrooms in the building. 

For overnight guests we have 8 RV sites with water and 30 amp electric service.  We have another 6 RV sites with 30 amp electric and a shared hose connection nearby. There is a common dump station for waste water.  There are two large wood burning BBQ pits available to cook briskets, chicken goat, etc. The Fort McKavett Cemetery Association awarded us a cost sharing grant to cover the BBQ pit area.  The BBQ area has lights and electricity available with water near by. 

We do charge a fee as well as a refundable deposit for the usage of our building.  There are two ways to rent the building.  The first is to rent just the training room which includes the kitchen area.  The second way is to rent the training room and the truck bays.   Click here to see our pricing.  To make a reservation call Jane Hunt or email her at rent@fortmckavettvfd.org.  In 2011our members voted to waive the building use fees for funerals.  Beginning in 2020 Fort McKavett State Historic Site will not allow volunteers to park their RVs at the fort.  The intent of this decision is to give the public a view that is not cluttered with modern objects, such as RVs.  In February of 2019, the membership voted to give those volunteers at Fort McKavett that are doing educational programs, a special price of $10 per night for RV site rentals.  Educational volunteers at the fort travel at their own expense and donate their time teaching the children in our area about history. By reducing their travel expenses, our department is hopeful that the volunteers will continue their educational work at the fort.  This is also a way that we can say thanks for teaching our children.

 

     
Left: Our kitchen with stove top, double oven, and microwave.  Middle left: the covered area behind our truck bays is an excellent area to set up a serving line.  Middle right: we have two large BBQ pits available for use. Right: a place to set up a coffee bar