New, Refurbished Gear & Equipment Available To Volunteer Fire Departments
Sep12

New, Refurbished Gear & Equipment Available To Volunteer Fire Departments

Hopkins County reimburses the volunteer fire departments for their vehicle insurance and fuel costs, provides workers comp if a member is injured on a call and provides them with monthly stipends. The VFDs are dependent on community donations to pay for upkeep, maintenance, protective gear and equipment, and operations. Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley pointed out that the county’s 11 volunteer fire departments haven’t had the...

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Scrap Metal Collected At 3 Precinct Barns Will Benefit Volunteer Fire Departments
Jan25

Scrap Metal Collected At 3 Precinct Barns Will Benefit Volunteer Fire Departments

Local residents who want to help raise funds for the county’s volunteer fire departments can do so while tidying up a bit at home, according to Hopkins County commissioners. Hopkins County seal Precinct 2, 3 and 4 Commissioners accept at their respective precinct barns scrap metal; all funds raised from cashing in the scrap metal will be divided evenly among the volunteer fire departments in the county, the commissioners...

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Merger of Two Volunteer Fire Departments, Fundraising for New NH-SS Substation
Dec12

Merger of Two Volunteer Fire Departments, Fundraising for New NH-SS Substation

NH-SS VFD Chief Bobby Harris Earlier in 2019, the North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department led by Chief Bobby Harris and the South Sulphur Volunteer Fire Department led by Chief Jim Rich merged into one department. It is now called the North Hopkins-South Sulphur Volunteer Fire Department. NH-SS VFD serves the fire region stretching from Hwy 11 West northward and northeasterly all the way to Hatchetville Road, east of Hwy. 19 North. A...

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Arbala Volunteer Fire Department Recognized For Service
Feb10

Arbala Volunteer Fire Department Recognized For Service

Hopkins County Commissioners Court and Fire Chief Andy Endsley recognized Arbala Volunteer Fire Department Monday for the department’s continued service to the community. Arbala VFD members are recognized by (third from right) Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley and (back) Commissioners Court for their service. As part of Hopkins County Fire Department’s 20th anniversary celebration, the court and chief recognized the...

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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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Jan. 27 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Emergency Management Appointments, Fire Agreements
Jan26

Jan. 27 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Emergency Management Appointments, Fire Agreements

Hopkins County Commissioners Court will be asked during their regular 9 a.m. meeting Monday, Jan. 27, to consider at least two items each for the cities of Como, Cumby and Tira, as well as four requests from Farmers Electric Cooperative Inc., a plat and matters related to two roads. Hopkins County Commissioners Court The court members will be asked to consider an emergency management coordinator and a fire investigation agreement each...

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Plat Request Tabled;Red Cross, Fire Protection Agreements Approved By Hopkins County Commissioners Court
Jan13

Plat Request Tabled;Red Cross, Fire Protection Agreements Approved By Hopkins County Commissioners Court

Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Agent Johanna Hicks presents education training certificates to commissioners, recognizes judge. Hopkins County Commissioner Court made short work of Monday’s regular meeting, going through the agenda in about 15 minutes. Plat Request The court was asked to consider approving a plat request to separate two lots in Together Good Deeds II Addition to sell. County Clerk Tracy Smith told the court...

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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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SAFER Grant Will Allow HCFD To Hire 3 Additional Full-Time Firefighters
Oct04

SAFER Grant Will Allow HCFD To Hire 3 Additional Full-Time Firefighters

Hopkins County Fire Department anticipates adding three additional full-time firefighters to their roster on April 1, thanks to a SAFER Grant. Officials were recently notified the county has been selected to receive a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergnecy Response Grant, which will help fund the cost of adding three additional firefighter to the roster. Currently, the department’s shift includes two full-time firefighters...

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