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Wimberley Volunteer Fire Department. Contact Information. Mailing address: P.O. Box 675 Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-3536 Office (512) 847-2345 Station (512) 847-2900 Fax Email training@wimberleyfire.com. History of the WVFD.

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    1. Wimberley Volunteer Fire Department

    2. Contact Information • Mailing address:P.O. Box 675Wimberley, TX 78676 • (512) 847-3536 Office • (512) 847-2345 Station • (512) 847-2900 Fax • Email training@wimberleyfire.com

    3. History of the WVFD • In December 1943, Allen Boyle presented Wimberley with a fire wagon, equipped with tank, pump, buckets and fire extinguisher that could be pulled by man power or a pickup. • Joe Springs was the first Fire Chief. • Later a fully equipped fire truck was built by Eagle Rock Ranch, and made available for community use.

    4. History of the WVFD • On November 16, 1951, when the Wimberley School caught fire and burned to the ground, the community felt the urgent need for a fire organization. • The fire wagon so generously given in 1943 was old, and the Eagle Rock truck was brought to the school fire, only to find that it wouldn't work, for lack of maintenance.

    5. History of the WVFD • The Wimberley Booster Club, later to become the Chamber of Commerce, appointed a committee headed by Parks Johnson, with Roy Avey, to raise funds for a new fire truck. • Over $5,000.00 was raised, with over 225 contributors, and a new 1952 Chevrolet truck was acquired and fitted out as a pumper with 500 gallon tank capacity. 

    6. Officers • Chief Carroll Czichos • Asst. Chief Joseph Milks • Capt. Phil Arbogast • Capt. Travis Maher • Lt. Lynn Burttschell

    7. Stations • #1 111 Green Acres Dr. • #2 9 Pleasant Valley Rd. • #3 103 Limestone Ln.

    8. Training Meetings • Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 1900 hr. • Rescue meetings are on Wednesday before the second Thursday of each month.

    9. WVFD Selected Statistics

    10. Knox Company • Fire departments across the country use the Knox System to prevent costly forced entry damage while protecting property and lives. • Knox key boxes, vaults and cabinets hold building entrance keys, electronic access cards, and vital emergency information.

    11. Knox Company • Knox key switches and padlocks provide fire department access through property gates. • As the property owner, you purchase a Knox-Box device then mount it near your building entrance or property gate according to fire department guidelines.

    12. Knox Company • Firefighters use a unique high security key to open Knox-Boxes in their jurisdiction. • Each officer has a key assigned to that officer. • Every piece of apparatus has a key in the cab. • The keys are locked in mini safe on the apparatus.

    13. Reasons to Install a Knox-Box • Eliminate needless, costly forced entry damage that may not be covered by your insurance deductible. • Assure immediate building entry by firefighters and EMS personnel without delay. • Protect inventory, equipment and supplies from unnecessary water damage caused by delayed sprinkler shut-off.

    14. Reasons to Install a Knox-Box • Satisfy local fire codes and emergency access ordinances. • Save time and aggravation by not having to drive to your building at 2:00 a.m. for a false alarm.

    15. Reasons to Install a Knox-Box • Feel secure about emergency coverage when your building is left unattended. Fire department and EMS holds the only key to the Knox-Box. • Maintain building security after a fire alarm investigation by simply re-locking the undamaged door.

    16. Knox – Key Switch

    17. Knox - Padlocks

    18. Knox - Residential

    19. Rules For Outdoor Burning

    20. Rules For Outdoor Burning - Definitions • Extinguished - The absence of any visible flames, glowing coals or smoke. • Campfire - A fire no larger than 5 ft. in diameter and 5 ft. in height: For recreation purposes. • Bonfire - Any fire larger than a campfire that is used as a ceremonial or recreational purpose.

    21. Prohibited Burn Items • Treated construction waste • Household garbage • Tires • Rubber/plastic products • Heavy oils • Materials producing excessive amounts of smoke • Fiberglass products • Oil based materials • Any burning during county wide burn bans

    22. Outdoor burning is allowed only under the following circumstances • Burning must be outside corporate limits and burning must be conducted downwind of or at least 300 feet from any structure containing sensitive receptors located on adjacent properties unless prior written approval is obtained from the adjacent occupant with possessory control.

    23. Outdoor burning is allowed only under the following circumstances • Burning shall not begin when the wind speed is greater than 15 m.p.h.

    24. Outdoor burning is allowed only under the following circumstances • The initiation of burning shall commence no earlier than one hour after sunrise. • Burning shall be completed on the same day not later than one hour before sunset. • In cases where residual fires and/or smoldering objects continue to emit smoke after this time, such area shall be extinguished if the smoke from these areas has the potential to create a nuisance or traffic hazard condition. • In no case shall the extent of the burn area be allowed to burn after this time.

    25. Outdoor burning is allowed only under the following circumstances • All outdoor burning shall be supervised at all times and under controlled conditions. • Citizen’s responsible for controlled burns shall have the means to control/extinguish the burn.

    26. Outdoor burning is allowed only under the following circumstances • Burning shall not be conducted during periods of actual predicted persistent low-level atmospheric temperature inversions.

    27. Outdoor burning is allowed only under the following circumstances • For campfires and other recreational and ceremonial purposes, the noncommercial preparation of food and for supplying warmth on cold weather. • For recreational and ceremonial bonfires, a permit MUST be obtained from the Fire Marshal's Office.

    28. Outdoor burning is allowed only under the following circumstances • To destroy diseased animals when necessary to prevent the spread of disease.

    29. Outdoor burning is allowed only under the following circumstances • Outdoor burning of trees, brush, and other plant growth for right of way maintenance, land clearing operations, and maintenance along water canals when no practical alternative to burning exists and when the materials are generated only from that property. • Structures containing sensitive receptors must not be negatively affected by the burn. • Such burning shall be subject to the above conditions.

    30. Outdoor burning is allowed only under the following circumstances • Violations of this order shall be punishable as a Class C misdemeanor with a minimum fine of $25.00 and not more than a $500.00 fine.

    31. Authority • The authority to conduct outdoor burning under the previous circumstances does not exempt or excuse any person from any consequence, damage or injuries resulting from burning and does not excuse anyone from complying with all ordinances of other governmental agencies. • The previous rules shall be enforced by the Hays County Fire Marshal's Office.

    32. Contact • To check the status of the burn ban, call (512) 847-3536 option 5 or visit the Hays County web site.

    33. Wimberley Fire DepartmentVehicles

    34. Vehicle Clearance • Please ensure that your driveway is at least 14 feet wide by 14 feet tall. • Remove any low hanging branches that might prevent our apparatus from reaching your home. • Check your gates and columns so that they are at least 14 feet wide. • Designate the edges of your septic tank and drain field.

    35. Engine 41 1999 Fierra Apparatus Pumper - 1,000 Gallons

    36. Brush 43 1994 Ford Brush Truck - 250 Gallons

    37. Tanker 45 1976 GMC Tanker - 1,200 Gallons

    38. Tanker 46 1988 Ford Tanker - 1,500 Gallons

    39. Rescue 47 2001 American LaFrance Heavy Rescue - 300 Gallons

    40. Engine 48 1984 Chevy Pumper - 750 Gallons

    41. Brush 49 1985 Ford Brush Truck - 300 Gallons

    42. Brush 95 1976 International Brush Truck - 600 Gallons

    43. SR4 1998 Yamaha Mule - 30 Gallons

    44. The End