Fort McKavett Volunteer Fire Department and Community Center



Our next meeting is April12th at 6:30 p.m. You may attend the meeting via ZOOM or in person at the fire hall. If you attend in person you are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you want to join us on ZOOM, please send an email to and we will send you the ID to join the meeting. Visit our ZOOM page to learn how to connect via smart phone or your computer. Everyone is invited to attend our meetings and join in the discussions. However only members are permitted to make or second a motion or to vote on the proposed actions. If you want to join our organization print out the application  and bring it to our next meeting.


The Covid-19 Virus is a rapidly spreading virus that can be deadly.  Please help prevent the spread of this virus by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.  The Pandemic caused us to postpone our 20th Anniversary Cook-Off and Fund Raiser last year.  No decision has yet been made on this year's cook-off.  When it is safe for our guests, volunteers and members we will once again have our cook-off and fund raiser. We appreciate the support our friends and neighbors have given us since this pandemic began.  We ask for your continued support until we can once again hold our BBQ Cook-off and Fundraiser.  Visit our Funding page to see how you can continue to support us. Thank you all.

Helipad is under construction!

We are very excited to announce that construction is underway for an emergency medical evacuation helipad to transport area residents to Shannon Hospital via their AirMed1 helicopter service.  The slab for the helipad has been poured.  It will feature embedded landing lights capable of being remotely activated by the approaching helicopter.  We will update you on our construction progress in the coming weeks. 

We are grateful to Calvin and Cora McGowen, without their generous support this project would still be a dream.  We would also like to thank Ingram Concrete for their contribution to the project and to Garza Construction for their guidance and contributions.




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 ounties: Menard, Sutton, Kimble, and Schleicher.  We provide first response 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 responder we strive to be the first to arrive on the scene and begin fighting a fire, assist with water rescues, provide aid at accidents, and 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.     

  Brush Truck  Flat Bed Brush Truck  F750 Brush Truck  Jaws of Life  Luckers  West Lake VFD Donations 

from L to R: 2006 Brush Truck - purchased through a grant from the Texas Forest Service;   Flat Bed Truck converted to a brush truck;    F750 Heavy Duty Brush Truck purchased through donations from Janet & Joe Andrews, The Chaparrel Foundation and our fundrasing events;   Jaws of Life, purchased using funds from our fundraising events;   Bunker Gear Lockers donated by Good Fellow AFB;   Air Tanks and bunker gear donated by West Lake Volunteer Fire Department