Is this an unusual time or what? We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and following the health guidelines. Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department has modified our protocols for responses in coordination with North Blanco County EMS to protect our volunteers and the citizens we serve. We and EMS may look more covered up than usual if you call us for assistance.
Construction has begun on the new fire station on Highway 281 just south of Round Mountain Sandy Road. We hope to be in it by the end of this year with all our trucks. Currently, two trucks are in member’s driveways. The station has become a reality due to your previous support. The total cost of construction will be just over $1 million. Your support goes directly to this project. Emergency Services District No. 1 is providing most of the money for station construction. Donations from supporters like you are funding the finish-out of the Training and Office areas which were initially removed to stay in the budget. Please make a donation to close that shortfall.
Before this crisis began we put two newer trucks in service, Rescue/Command (R/C) and a large brush truck. R/C allows the Incident Commander all the tools needed to direct the response. The large brush truck (left) brings more than four times the volume of water than the standard brush trucks and is more effective at a fire, whether wildland, vehicle, or structure. As you know, without hydrants, the only water we have to fight a fire is what we bring.
All our members are volunteers who are still working or are retired. As a result of career changes or family situations the ability to serve varies. We ask you to seriously consider volunteering to help the department maintain a ready staff to protect the community. No prior experience is required, just a willingness to set some time aside for your community. The department provides the training and the protective equipment (PPE). Support volunteers are also needed to help maintain equipment or perform administrative duties. We welcome help in all areas.
Two cost share grants last year allowed us to replace many of our radios. The LCRA and the Texas A&M Forest Service both accepted our grant applications. This not only saved us (and you, a taxpayer) over $30,000.00 but allowed us to replace obsolete radios. With grants, your donations go farther to meet the needs of our growing community.
All donations to the department are 100% tax-deductible. Contributions are acknowledged promptly for tax filings.
Mail donations to:
Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
P.O. Box 5
Round Mountain, TX 78663
To receive updates on the progress of this project please include an email address with your donation or send us an email. Thank you in advance for your generous support!!!