JOHNSON CITY TEXAS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
FIRE & RESCUE SERVICES
OUR MISSION: We provide fire, rescue and first responder services under contract to North Blanco County Emergency Services District (ESD 1), who provides tax supported revenue to us.
ORGANIZATION: We are an IRS 501-c-3 tax exempt, non-profit, all volunteer organization. We have an elected 4 member Board of Directors from within the membership. The Fire Chief reports to this Board, and is in charge of Operations.
MEMBERSHIP: We have 24 members. All of our fire personnel are volunteers. We have a very active group on non-fire volunteers who assist with the administrative needs of this organization.
MEETINGS: We meet on each Wednesday at 7:00 pm at the Fire Station. Training on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays, and Business Meeting on the 4th Wednesday.
LOCATIONS: We have a single location, which houses our fire apparatus, administrative offices, day/night staff crew quarters, and training center. We are based in Johnson City, the birthplace and hometown of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. We are located in the heart of the Central Texas Hill Country, and are approximately 50 miles west of Austin, our State Capitol.
For background information on our area, see the Hill Country Portal website for profiles on Johnson City and Blanco County, Crisis Hotlines, along with other relevant topics about our area in their menu.
EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICT: Emergency service districts (ESDs) are political subdivisions that can provide fire protection, emergency medical services or both, according to the Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts. ESD's are governed by five commissioners who are appointed by the county commissioners court. ESDs are funded through property taxes and can also collect sales tax. They can provide such services directly or via contractual agreements with other organizations.
Johnson City VFD is a non-profit, volunteer entity under contract with ESD 1 (https://www.nbcesd1.org) in Blanco County to provide fire protections and related rescue services. Likewise, North Blanco County EMS (https://northblancocountyems.org) is a non-profit entity under contract with ESD 1, as is Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (https://rmvfd.org), all of whom are located in northern Blanco County. Fire and EMS services in southern Blanco County are under contract with ESD 2.
JCVFD serves about 6,300 people in about a 600-square-mile area in the northern half of Blanco County. JCVFD responds to about 400 calls a year including fires, rescues, traffic injuries and other call types.
JCVFD EQUIPMENT CAPABILITIES: 11 trucks: Tanker 1 & 2, Rescue 1, Utility 1, Engine 1, Aerial 1, Brush 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
DONATIONS & SPONSORING:
Thank you so much for your generosity!
We would greatly appreciate checks in any amount made out to "Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department", and mailed to the address shown at the top of this page.
If this method is not convenient, you can also click PayPal to donate securely and confidently using your PayPal account or major credit card. Simply designate "JOHNSON CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT" as the Payee. Similarly, contributions of equipment, supplies, other assets, resources and expertise can be coordinated through the Fire Chief.
We are an IRS 501-c-3 tax exempt, non-profit organization.
Any individual or corporation that would like to donate to our volunteer based, non-profit, IRS qualified organization that provides fire and rescue services to the folks of this community, will receive a completed tax exemption form, acknowledgement on our website and by letter, and our most sincere appreciation and thanks.
ANNUAL FUNDRAISER EVENT:
For more than two decades we have held an annual fish fry and raffle fundraiser event at Blanco County Fair Grounds, US-281 North, just south of the Pedernales River bridge.
This is a fun, much anticipated and attended community event that includes dine-in or drive through fish fry meal "with all the fixin's", along with a raffle, live & silent auctions, live band with dancing, and more. Starts about 8pm.
We are seeking donation of new or looks-like-new items (they are tax deductible) for the raffle/auction.
Contact: Ann Debo, 830-825-3101, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned for date and details. Please check back here.
VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED - FIRE/RESCUE & ADMIN PERSONNEL:
We are always interested in having more fire/rescue and administrative staff join our volunteer department.
We provide training and encouragement. Come join us !
Even if you don't want to fight fires or rescue your neighbors, you can help with all kinds of support tasks at the station and in the community.
We are a fun group. Enjoy the camaraderie. Learn as go. Give something back to your town.
Our "Auxiliary Fire Corps" volunteer group is very active in supporting all of our operations, and is especially needed and loved during live events. They typically manage the hydration and food for our volunteer firefighters, and provide related administrative and logistical assistance as well.
Let us know if you would like more information on any aspect of volunteering.
EMAIL LIST SIGN UP:
If you would like to be on our email list to receive occasional updates, progress reports, meeting notices, fund raising alerts, etc., please send an email to: email@example.com, and provide us your email address. If you are willing, please include your name, city and state. We promise not to abuse your contact information.
FIRE DEPT MEETING SCHEDULE:
Our monthly Business Meeting is on the 4th Wednesday at the Fire Station at 6:00pm. All are welcome.
Training is on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays at the station.
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