Thanks for visiting the official website for Jim Ned Volunteer Fire Department in Tuscola, TX. We are located 12 miles south of Abilene in south central Taylor County. We provide fire, rescue, and first responder services for the 1500 people who live in and around Tuscola and Ovalo. Our department is exclusively comprised of volunteers who respond from our station at 641 Kent Street in Tuscola. This website is continually updated, so take a look around to learn more about us.
September 28, 2010
Taylor County Commissioners have lifted the burn ban that has been in place since August 31st.
September 23, 2010
JNVFD was called to assist with a structure fire in Bradshaw tonight. Winters, Lawn and Moro were also on scene. The building was fully involved upon our arrival and crews did not leave the scene until midnight.
September 3, 2010
Just in time for the burn ban, Brush 1 is back from Haskell and is looking pretty good. Steele Fire Apparatus installed a new 1000 gallon poly tank with new plumbing, but reused the same pump that was already on the truck. They also installed the brush guards, tool boxes, emergency lights and a new front mount monitor that is controlled from the cab. All of our brush trucks are now in service.
August 31, 2010
Taylor County Commissioners have placed a burn ban for the County effective immediately. Outdoor burning is prohibited. See the notice here.
June 14, 2010
Brush 2 has been delivered to Steele Fire Apparatus in Haskell to install the new poly tank, plumbing, brush guards, toolboxes and to give it a new paint job. We are expecting to have it back in service by the end of the summer.
May 3, 2010
JNVFD was awarded 3 grants from the Texas Forest Service for a total of $8,200. The funds will be used to purchase a training library and related equipment.
March 6, 2010
Four of our firefighters have just graduated from the Mid-West Texas Introductory Firefighter Academy. They are Tim Brannon, Bob Eisenberg, Brandon Ford, and Larry Sadler.
January 9, 2010
JNVFD is sending four firemen to the Mid-West Texas Fire Academy this year. The tuition is being paid for by a grant from the Texas Forest Service. Every other Saturday from January 9th to March 6th, our firefighters will be attending classes and will have their Introductory Certification from the State Fireman's and Fire Marshals' Association at the completion of the course.
December 24, 2009
Wintry weather resulted in numerous traffic accidents and stranded motorists. JNVFD spent most of the day responding to MVCs and pulling motorists out of deep snow drifts. The most harzardous conditions appeared to be along Hwy 84 between the wye and 613, Hwy 83 just north of Tuscola, and FM 613 west of town. Our responders logged in 27 man hours responding to calls today.
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