Fort McKavett Volunteer Fire Department and Community Center


The following list contains items that will directly support the operations of our fire department and enhance our ability to provide for the public safety. Donating items from this list will give you  the opportunity to help when you may not want to give cash. Or, pick out item(s) from the list and send us a check (full purchase or a partial payment) along with a note telling our fire chief  to reserve your contribution for the purchase of the items you designate.   This list contains some high end, capital assets, that definitely will enhance our abilities to fight fires or assist in swift water rescues.

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Maintenance Items
Tool Set for each truck
Protective Gear for Fighting Fires
Rescue/Wildland Coveralls: Need 11 of the Lakeland Dual Certified Wildland/Extraction coveralls at $370 to $550 each - Thanks to a grant from the Texas A&M Forest Service, these coveralls have been ordered.
Wildland Fire Boots, 11 pair needed at $242 each  - Thanks to a grant from the Texas A&M Forest Service, these boots have been ordered.
Rescue Tools and Protective Gear for the Rescuers
All Terrain Boots: $54.95 each
Extrication Gloves: approximately $50 each.  Need four.
Rechargeable flash lights
Water Rescue helmets (must be ANSI rates Z89.1- 1997 Type 1)  $135 each
Water Rescue Gloves: need 11 pairs, 3 small, 3 large, 5 extra large  $49 each
Rescue life vests USCG Type III/V size: universal (chest 30" - 58")  $182 each
Rescue throw ropes: 70 foot. $45 each
Water rescue boat 470R-DR (15'6") Dive / Rescue Series (Rigid Hull) Inflatable Boat w/Suzuki 50hp M.S.R.P. $21,995.95)
Dry Suit $929 each
Cribbing kit $792
Rescue lift bag $6,995
SBCA Air Packs
SCBA fill station $28,995
SCBA Cylinder need 11, $375 each
SCBA Need 6 additional units.  $825 - $1,000
Upgrade helipad to concrete with landing lights. Price TBD
Rescue truck: new or used truck with plenty of room to store all our rescue equipment including swift water gear, extraction tools, and lift equipment. Price TBD
Hand held digital radios: $1250 each
Repeater tower: Communications tower to extend the range of our hand held and truck mounted radios.  Estimated cost $40,000
Fire and Rescue Trucks
Water tanker truck: New or lightly used tanker truck that will be used as a source of water when fighting brush fires.  Price TBD
Large brush truck: New or lightly used brush truck. Estimated cost $125,000