The East Post Oak Volunteer Fire Department wants to thank those who have supported the department over many years. Your support makes it possible for us to serve this community with fire and first responder medical services.
The department has been making advancements in our ability to serve this community better. We are continuing to gain recruits and train them. We have been adding fire hydrants throughout the district. All this work has led to the department receiving a better fire rating from ISO, which rates fire departments for insurance companies leading to better home insurance rates.
On January 23, 2020, we lost our fire Engine in the line of duty while responding to an emergency call. Chicota VFD has graciously loaned us one of their engines to use temporarily. The department has received a state emergency grant, which goes a long way toward securing a new fire engine, but it leaves us in need of raising approximately $20,000 to cover our part of the grant. This new engine will serve as a Type 1 fire engine that is needed for structural fires and to keep up our new fire rating. It will also serve as a 2,000-gallon tanker to aid Blossom and Faught VFDs, which we provide mutual aid to, and to other local departments as needed.
We need your help to reach this goal to gain this asset for our community! COVID 19 makes traditional fundraising impossible, so we reach out to you, asking for your help. We are asking for donations of any size from our community members to help us acquire this engine so that our fire rating will not change, and we can continue to serve you at the same level as we have in the past. All donations are tax-deductible.
Please make checks payable to East Post Oak Volunteer Fire Dept. and send it to this address: 6004 F.M. 1502, Detroit, TX 75436.