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Oncor Electric Donation Helps Brinker Volunteer Fire Department Fund Air Bags, Advanced Rescue Systems
Feb04

Oncor Electric Donation Helps Brinker Volunteer Fire Department Fund Air Bags, Advanced Rescue Systems

Oncor Electric donated $5,000 to Brinker Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of air bags and advanced rescue systems. The air bags, used in vehicle rescues to lift vehicles off of trapped people, were recently obtained and used during extrication training at B & M Auto Salvage. Brinker VFD Chief Wade McDaniel noted the department is very grateful for that support. The volunteer firefighters also practiced using...

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Blaze Destroys Sulphur Bluff Community Center And Fire Station
Apr01

Blaze Destroys Sulphur Bluff Community Center And Fire Station

A late afternoon blaze Thursday destroyed Sulphur Bluff Community Center and Fire Station. No one was injured, but most of Sulphur Bluff Volunteer Fire Department’s apparatus was inside the building, including the newest tanker. The cause of the blaze had yet to be determined Thursday night. Sulphur Springs and Franklin County Fire Marshals are assisting the Hopkins County Fire Marshal with the investigation into the blaze....

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Brinker VFD To Hold Crawfish Boil April 3
Mar25

Brinker VFD To Hold Crawfish Boil April 3

Brinker Volunteer Fire Rescue Department is hosting its first annual crawfish boil on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Brinker VFD Station 12, located at 1415 FM 69 south. Brinker VFD patch Department member anticipate preparing 1,000 pounds of crawfish, which will be served starting at 2 p.m. and will continue to be available until 7 p.m. or until they run out of crawfish, whichever comes first. Teac and water will be offered, or bring a...

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Brinker VFD To Receive Funding Cut For Violating The Contract With The County
Jan25

Brinker VFD To Receive Funding Cut For Violating The Contract With The County

Brinker Volunteer Fire Department will receive a half-month allowance cut, effective at the next payment cycle, for violating the contract with the county, Hopkins County Commissioners Court determined during the regular meeting Monday, Jan. 25. Brinker VFD patch Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley noted that Brinker VFD violated section 16 of the contract by self-dispatching themselves to a call for service. This requirement is...

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Brinker Volunteer Fire Dept. Plans a BBQ, Open House on Saturday June 27,  2-8 pm
Jun19

Brinker Volunteer Fire Dept. Plans a BBQ, Open House on Saturday June 27, 2-8 pm

On Saturday June 27, Captain Wade McDaniel is inviting everyone to the Brinker Volunteer Fire Department located on FM 69 South in Hopkins County for a fun fundraising event. The volunteers will be preparing BBQ plus sides like beans and potato salad which anyone can enjoy by donation. In a phone call to KSST, McDaniel stated, “this will be pretty good BBQ! You can get a plate or just a sandwich. You can eat inside with us, or...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Approves Fire Investigation And Protection Agreements
Jan30

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Approves Fire Investigation And Protection Agreements

Emergency Management Coordinator Approved For 3 Cities Hopkins County Commissioners Court during their regular meeting this week approved at least five items related to emergency management, fire and safety. Hopkins County Commissioners Court Appointment, Agreements With Cities The court officially appointed Hopkins County emergency management coordinator to serve as not just the emergency management coordinator for all unincorporated...

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Commissioners Consider Fate Of 2 County Roads, Cyber Security Training, Fire Protection Contracts
Dec25

Commissioners Consider Fate Of 2 County Roads, Cyber Security Training, Fire Protection Contracts

Hopkins County Commissioners Court during Dec. 23 court session Hopkins County Commissioners this week agreed to let a land owner take over maintenance of two county roads, approved four fire protection agreements and an agreement for cyber security training. 2 County Roads Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Anglin told the court during their regular meeting Monday, Dec. 23, that Jack Kempanaar approached him a few months ago about the...

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Volunteer Firefighters Recognized at Reilly Springs Jamboree on November 16
Nov20

Volunteer Firefighters Recognized at Reilly Springs Jamboree on November 16

Nine firefighters from various Hopkins County volunteer departments attended the Reilly Springs Jamboree on November 16, 2019 to tell the audience why they serve as first responders. Their individual responses were well received and applause went up in appreciation of their courageous work. This visit was by invitation following a rough week of fire fighting across the county, which included four separate structure fires handled by...

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Brinker VFD Recognized For Dedication  Service
Sep09

Brinker VFD Recognized For Dedication Service

Brinker Volunteer Fire Department Cpat. Wade McDaniel and Chief Jamie Foster accept recognition from Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley and Hopkins County Commissioners Court for the department’s dedicated service. Hopkins County Commissioners Court and County Fire Chief Andy Endsley Monday morning recognized Brinker Volunteer Fire Department members for their dedication and 25-years of service to the community. “This...

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Firefighters’ Quick Response To Blaze Limits Damages to FM 3019 Home
Apr18

Firefighters’ Quick Response To Blaze Limits Damages to FM 3019 Home

Firefighters’ quick response to a structure fire is credited with limiting damages to a FM 3019 home Wednesday. The blaze was reported to emergency dispatchers shortly after 3:30 p.m. April 17. Hopkins County, Brinker, Saltillo and Pickton-Pine Forest firefighters were dispatched to what was reported as as single story structure fire with smoke visible from outside the single story residence. “Pickton-Pine Forest Volunteer...

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