|Fort McKavett Volunteer Fire Department and Community Center|
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Welcome to the Fort McKavett Volunteer Fire
Department and Community Center... We have been serving our
Community since 2001. Our Fire Department proudly protects the citizens
of our community with the intent to save lives and property, serve the
community, assist where needed, and to provide the best fire protection
possible. The Fort McKavett Fire District is a farming/ranching
community located 70 miles south-south east of San Angelo, Texas. Our
community is located right on the county lines of four different
counties: Menard, Sutton, Kimble, and Schleicher. We provide first response
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for a 300 square mile area and a secondary response to the four
adjacent fire districts of approximately 3,000 square miles. To see a larger map click here.
As a first response we strive to be the first to arrive on the scene and begin fighting a fire, providing aid at accidents, or traffic control as needed. One of the first things we do is make an assessment of the situation and if necessary call for assistance from other departments. Over the years the number of fire fighters we had available has grown from a few volunteer fire fighters to eleven men and women.
Our fire fighters also serve as traffic control during traffic accidents, floods, or any other situation calling for control. Since the beginning of 2019, we been on the scene at two fatality accidents due to icy/wet road conditions. Our volunteers were the first responders on the scene and put a call in for an ambulance. These two accidents made our fire chief realize that we needed to up the priority to purchase a set of extraction tools ("Jaws of Life"). We were fortunate that we found a set of re-conditioned tools which we were able to purchase.
During the torrential rains during the fall of 2018, there were two instances were vehicles were swept off farm road 864 into the San Saba River. Our fire fighters responded to both events and assisted in the rescue of a soldier and his wife in the first situation and assisted in the recue of a long haul truck driver during the second situation. After the water subsided, our fire fighters did traffic control during the recovery of the 18 wheeler that was swept into the river. We also applied first aid to the wrecker driver when he cut his arm during the recovery.
Fire we helped extinguish at the corner of HWY 864 and US-90 Extraction Tools
Our 2006 Brush Truck - purchased through a grant from the Texas Forest Service
Our flatbed truck converted to a brush truck
We have recently received from Goodfellow Air Force Base lockers to store our bunker gear.