Go Volunteer Firefighters
Volunteer firefighters in Rockwall Texas are in dire need of an ATV to help them rescue people who have been injured in the forest. Currently, they are going into the forest with stretchers and carry them out themselves. This increase the time that it takes for the victims to get medical attention. This ATV will speed up rescue time and help save more lives.
Where do Volunteer Fire Departments go for funding? Which organizations assist with equipment needs? What are the latest fundraising trends and have they been successful? Click here to find resources, links, and advice on finding the best fundraising options for your organization.
VFDs make positive contributions to the community and are virtually anonymous. Read here to see the important and sometime surprising services provided by your local Volunteer Fire Department and how you can show them your thanks and support.
Behind every great team you will find great people with great stories. And great sponsor communities to support their causes. Read more about GoVFF organizers’ vision and how your organization can get involved.
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Did you know?
• 37,000 volunteer firefighters protect the 654 billion land acres of Texas. That’s 17.7 million acres per volunteer. 96.6% of Texas is rural.
• Oil well fires burn so hot that dashboards in cars 500 feet away from the flame source can melt.
• Bunker gear adds 50-60 pounds of weight to the firefighter.
• Volunteer firefighters are required to complete the same training as paid firefighters.
• Volunteer fire departments are required to have the same equipment, tools, protective gear as paid departments.
• Volunteer firefighters aren’t paid and volunteer fire departments have to come up with funding to acquire what they need.
• Volunteer firefighters often do vehicle maintenance and pay for fuel from their own pockets. They don’t bother to save receipts because either they don’t have time to wait or there’s no money to reimburse them.