The White Bluff Volunteer Fire Department…
started in 1995 with one brush truck and a few volunteers after lightning struck some of the brush that surround White Bluff. With the help of surrounding volunteer fire departments, the fire was put out and a nearby home was not damaged. After that, it was realized that a fire department was needed for our growing community. The next year an engine was purchased and has since grown into what you see today with seven fire trucks, a rescue boat on Lake Whitney and a support van. Our Fire Department is a valuable asset to White Bluff as many of our firefighters are also medically trained to respond and give much needed life-saving assistance until a CareFlite ambulance arrives.
The WBVFD is comprised of 17 dedicated, community serving people, who are highly capable and proud of their profession. WBVFD serves the residents and visitors to White Bluff.
WBVFD has a support and rehab team comprised of residents who provide food and water to help rehabilitate and care for our firefighters on fire scenes. They also plan, organize, schedule, promote and work the Annual BBQ and Music Fundraiser. The Firefighter Assist and Support Team (F.A.S.T.) always welcomes new members.
Every 2nd Monday at 7:00pm, WBVFD conducts it’s business meeting that is attended by everyone; Firemen, Support members and is open to the public.
Help Us Help White Bluff Residents
Always call 911: The fire department does not have someone in the office everyday and never in the evenings. Do not Call Security, Do Not Call the WBVFD Office phone. Call 911 for the quickest response time.
Reflective home numbers: These help your fire department and ambulances locate your home, especially in the dark. They are made and installed by members of the WBVFD. They cost $30.00 for two.
Fundraising: Each October WBVFD holds a fundraiser to help with the expenses involved in the upkeep of the seven fire trucks and the fire station. Great food, music, a raffle of donated items along with a handmade quilt and runner by the quilting club in White Bluff keep things fun during the night. You can buy tickets or make a donation here.
Volunteer: To ensure our continued high level of service we would like to see new members joining up all the time. Our members are dedicated but people move or find their health can no longer support the demands of being a firefighter. We can never have too many FAST (Support) members. We take care of our firefighters and raise money to fund the department. If you would like to become a firefighter, an emergency medical responder or a FAST member, please apply today.
Care Flight: You are not automatically entered in the Care Flight database. You need to register, if you have not registered for CareFlight you can download the CareFlight Application here. After you complete the application please mail it to Care Flight, 3110 S. Great Southwest Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052. If you have registered with CareFlight you will NOT be sent a bill. If you are not in the system you will be billed and you will have to go through a verification process to take care of the bill.
Heart and Soul of the Department
The White Bluff VFD is a group of people dedicated to serving their community and neighbors. No one is paid, not even the Chief. All Firemen and Emergency Medical Responders attend continuing education and training a 3 times a month which is required to maintain the ISO rating.
The White Bluff Volunteer Fire Department has:
#17 Firemen that includes:
#4 Licensed EMTS (Emergency Medical Technician)
#3 Licensed ECAS (Emergency Care Attendant)
#33 Support Members (FAST)
To ensure our continued high level of service we would like to see new members joining up all the time. Our members are dedicated but people move or find their health can no longer support the demands of being a firefighter. If you have the right stuff to protect your community please apply here.
Attack 131: This truck is the primary truck that responds to a majority of emergency incidents. It has equipment to rescue people trapped in a vehicle such as the Jaws of Life. It carries air tanks that firefighters need while fighting buildings on fire along with other life saving items. It is equipped with a front nozzle and side nozzles to fight grass fires also.
Firefighter Assistant Support Team
Our fire department also has a team of volunteers who support our firefighters. The White Bluff VFD Firefighter Assist and Support Team. Fires can take anywhere from a couple of hours to 12 or more hours, food to keep the firefighters going and drinks to battle dehydration is supplied by our support team. They also put together many fundraisers including an annual event, The BBQ and Street Dance. The BBQ raises the majority of our funds needed to keep the lights flashing.
We can never have too many FAST (Support) members. We take care of our firefighters and raise money to fund the department. If you would like to become a firefighter, an emergency medical responder or a FAST member, please apply today. If you are interested in joining FAST, more information can be found Here.
Always Call 911: Please remember to always dial 9-1-1 for any fire or medical emergency. Do not call Security, do not call the fire department.