Each year, the Texas fire season seems to grow longer! With an increase in local emergencies, we need more volunteers to answer the call. With your help, Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department can continue making a difference in the lives of others in our communities. Think you have what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter? Come on in and fill out this simple application to get started. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! We do all our training; we train with our neighboring departments on a regular basis. We also bring in great instructors every year to become state certified on different skills. Ages 18 and up welcome. Not 18, join our Cadet program for ages 16 to 18. Not able to make calls, do not worry, there is always something that can be done around the station to help us out. Our meetings are every Thursday from 7 pm to about 9 pm depending on our training that night. (1414 E Apache Trail) take a tour of our facility and ask any questions you may have. Go check us out and like us on Facebook and visit our webpage at IndianHarborvfd.net
Last month we ran a total of 80 calls 11 Fires, 49 First Responder and 20 other calls. COVID -19 is still very prevalent in Hood County. We have 399 total cases, with 137 of those cases being active in the hospitals and or in self isolation. With 8 deaths in hood county. If you suspect, think you may be sick, have fu-like symptoms, are quarantined, or under self-quarantined please let the dispatcher know. Sharing this information with the 911 dispatchers will help our first responders take the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of the virus.
The school year is about to begin! We are reminding everyone that the school busses will be driving in our community and often make stops on the roads in order to pick up children for school. When you see flashing red lights, STOP! It is the law. Every year we all hear of the tragic accidents involving children who are entering or exiting the school bus, and vehicles who failed to stop when they see the school bus stopped on the road! Our Department has responded to these accidents that could have been avoided. There are many questions asked about busses stopping on highways. Here are a few guidelines: Unless there is a barrier or divided highway (unpaved/grass in the median), all traffic must stop even if the median is paved with or without turn lanes. If it is a divided (unpaved median/grass growing in the center) or a barrier separates the lanes, traffic must use caution when passing by a school bus.