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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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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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Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program Grant Helps Dike VFD Fund New Custom-Build Brush Truck
Jan28

Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program Grant Helps Dike VFD Fund New Custom-Build Brush Truck

DIKE, Texas – Dike Volunteer Fire Department recently replaced a 1976 brush truck with a new custom-build brush truck thanks to a cost share grant through the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program. Dike VFD received $100,000 from Texas A&M Forest Service during the RVFDAP 2020 funding cycle. Dike VFD Chief A.G.Sandifeer, Assistant Chief, Firefighter Joel Pace, Jack Towers, and Texas A&M Forest Service Regional...

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Endsley Appointed County Fire Marshal, Homeland Security Director
Nov09

Endsley Appointed County Fire Marshal, Homeland Security Director

Dec. 1 Is Deadline for Volunteer Fire Departments To Return Agreements To The County Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved a number of items during the regular 9 a.m. session Monday. A deadline for volunteer fire departments to return signed contracts, appointed a county fire marshal and homeland security director, an agreement with the hospital for reimbursement of the Local Health Authority Nurse’s pay and an increase in...

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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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