The Val Verde County
Fire Rescue organized in 1998 with only 1, 1973 Mack Engine and 2 Army
Trucks with no pumping capabilities. With the aid of a grant in 1999,
Val Verde County provided us with 4 fire stations with 3 bays in each
station and 5 quick attack trucks.
We have now increased the
size of the fire station on Cienegas Road to house 13 fire vehicles and
have added a training room, kitchen and break room.
As of this now we have:
- 1 75 foot Ladder Truck
- 1 4,000 Tanker
- 1 5,000 Semi Water Tanker
- 1 Cascade Truck
- 1 Mobil Command Post
- 1 Rescue Truck
- 2 Command Trucks
- 2 Engines
- 3 Quick Attack Trucks
- 7 Brush Trucks
These fire vehicles are utilized in protecting the citizens in a vast 3,300 square miles of rough territory.
The communities Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating has been lowered from a 10 (lowest possible rating) to a 6-8.
We have had 4 firefighters go on to receive Fire Fighter of the Year at
Wintergarden District Fireman’s and Fire Marshals’ Association.