Somervell County Fire Department

Somervell County Fire Department Honored and proud to serve and protect Somervell County and to aide our fellow brothers and sisters that surround us.
Lord, grant me courage to face and conquer my fears to share and endure the ordeal of those who need me... Grant me strength of heart and body to bear whatever burden might be placed upon me, and to deliver to safety all those placed within my care... Give me concern for others the compassion to comfort, and the love to serve unselfishly whenever I am called... And please, Lord, through it all, be by my side.

07/06/2019
Burleson Fire Department

Burleson Fire Department

Did you know, that as first responders, we have to play hide and go seek with address numbers on nearly every call we take? As fun as that sounds, we need to win that game as fast as possible. Help us find those pesky numbers on your homes and businesses by making them as prominent as possible.

07/06/2019
Glen Rose Reporter

Glen Rose Reporter

Somervell County first responders do a phenomenal job of rescuing people who end up in life-threatening situations while enjoying tubing, swimming and kayaking on the Brazos and Paluxy rivers, but you need to know there are ways you should help as well. Take advantage of the two life jacket loaner stations that the Somervell County Fire Department has in place. One station is at Big Rocks State Park in Glen Rose, and the other is at Wheeler Branch Reservoir north of town. Safety experts recommend that those enjoying water activities should always wear a personal floatation device and avoid the use of alcohol in order to make life-saving rescues less necessary. Somervell County Fire Chief Mark Crawford said that his department accepts donated life jackets to add to the loaner stations, as well as monetary donations to purchase new ones.

SCFD dispatched to to the Brazos River for two missing teens on tubes and six more teens possibly stranded.  Both groups...
07/03/2019

SCFD dispatched to to the Brazos River for two missing teens on tubes and six more teens possibly stranded. Both groups were found miles apart and assessed for injuries and turned over to their parents by the sheriff.

I would bet that when most fire chiefs drop in unannounced on a Saturday morning they would not see their guys and gals ...
06/29/2019

I would bet that when most fire chiefs drop in unannounced on a Saturday morning they would not see their guys and gals training with such intensity. Our people are our best asset. #somervellcountyfire

06/24/2019
Somervell County Emergency Management

Somervell County Emergency Management

From Texas New Mexico Power:

GLEN ROSE/RAINBOW/NEMO -

UPDATE @ 1:05 pm - We have seen significant progress in repairs to our transmission system. Customers in the area may begin to see some service restored as early as 2:00 p.m. However, some customers will remain without power as we continue to repair our distribution system. In some cases, customers may remain without service until our original estimated time of 5:00 p.m.

***REMINDER*** please stay clear of ALL power lines. If you come across downed power lines DO NOT try to move them, DO NOT drive over them, and DO NOT walk up to them. TNMP crews are out repairing lines as quickly as possible.

SCFD is responding to Erath County for a swift water rescue. Please pray for our personnel and any potential victims. No...
04/24/2019

SCFD is responding to Erath County for a swift water rescue. Please pray for our personnel and any potential victims. No further details at this time.

SCFD Brush 1, Brush 2, Brush 4, Brush 5, Brush 6, Tender 1, Tender 2, Engine 3, and Chief 1 are all on a working grass f...
04/18/2019

SCFD Brush 1, Brush 2, Brush 4, Brush 5, Brush 6, Tender 1, Tender 2, Engine 3, and Chief 1 are all on a working grass fire at Rough Creek Lodge. The fire is almost under control.

SCFD is on scene at the GR Intermediate School for a 9 year old boy that has a badly broken arm needing immediate surger...
04/11/2019

SCFD is on scene at the GR Intermediate School for a 9 year old boy that has a badly broken arm needing immediate surgery but is otherwise in stable condition. (picture posted w/family permission).

Somervell County FD and Fort Worth FD representing Texas in the St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City. Each flag be...
03/16/2019

Somervell County FD and Fort Worth FD representing Texas in the St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City. Each flag behind us is being carried by a FDNY rookie and there is one for every firefighter killed on 9/11

Thanks Little Tigers Learning Center kids for the great poster they made us! One of the best parts of our job is teachin...
03/11/2019

Thanks Little Tigers Learning Center kids for the great poster they made us! One of the best parts of our job is teaching kids fire safety.

01/30/2019

Anytime there is a fifth Tuesday in the month Somervell County Fire Department members gather with their families at the fire station for an evening of fellowship and family bonding.

SCFD personnel are working a brush fire off County Road 2013 with Brush 1, Brush 3, Tender 1, and Chief 1. The fire was ...
01/24/2019

SCFD personnel are working a brush fire off County Road 2013 with Brush 1, Brush 3, Tender 1, and Chief 1. The fire was started by an ember from a burn pile. The fire is almost contained at this time.

Texas A&M Forest Service picked us for December of their annual calendar!
01/18/2019

Texas A&M Forest Service picked us for December of their annual calendar!

Glen Rose Reporter
01/15/2019
Glen Rose Reporter

Glen Rose Reporter

Crawford said the department has seen six structure fires since Thanksgiving, and he is cautioning residents to be careful with heat lamps, space heaters, electric blankets, fireplaces and the improper use of extension cords.

SCFD in on scene of a working house fire on County Road 419. Responding units include Engine 1, Engine 2, Tender 1, Tend...
01/13/2019

SCFD in on scene of a working house fire on County Road 419. Responding units include Engine 1, Engine 2, Tender 1, Tender 2, Brush 1, Medic 3, and Chief 1.
Although the house is a total loss; no occupants were in the residence upon arrival, nor was anyone injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Sheriff deputies were instrumental in locating the fire that was originally reported from a truck driver who could see the blaze from Hwy 67. Several out building and other homes in close proximity are now safe from the fully engulfed home.

Glen Rose Reporter
01/04/2019
Glen Rose Reporter

Glen Rose Reporter

Congratulations to these local firefighters.

Always Ready
01/03/2019

Always Ready

SCFD is on scene with their Class B Foam Trailer assisting Hood County on a silo explosion due to a lightening strike.  ...
12/26/2018

SCFD is on scene with their Class B Foam Trailer assisting Hood County on a silo explosion due to a lightening strike. The Hill City Highway May be blocked until deemed safe.

For those who pray-  SCFD is on scene of a head-on vehicle accident with multiple patients of which three have already b...
12/22/2018

For those who pray- SCFD is on scene of a head-on vehicle accident with multiple patients of which three have already been air-lifted on highway 144 North. Engine 1, Engine 2, Ladder 2, Medic 1, Medic 2, Chief 1, Chief 3, Indian Harbor FD, and Texas EMS from Hood County are on scene. The highway is completely shut down. DPS is investigating the cause.

Photos from Somervell County Fire Department's post
12/21/2018

Photos from Somervell County Fire Department's post

Attitude
12/21/2018

Attitude

Attitude.

"When I was Squad 2's Captain, it was never a question of if we were going to catch a fire that day - it was a question of when and how many. I was proud to work with a bunch of firefighters who loved coming to work and loved serving the citizens of Chicago.

One night, I asked another company officer to trade into my tour so I could go to a family event. Catching up with him later I asked him how the night treated him. He told me, 'Pat, we got crushed. We were going to our 3rd or 4th fire at 3am and all I wanted to do was go home and go to bed. When I looked back at the men though, they were motivated. They looked like they were going to a ballgame!' The covering officer learned what I already knew - the men of Squad 2 would fight fire all day and night and still be ready to go. That had nothing to do with their skill and experience. It had everything to do with their attitude.

As a firefighter and a company officer, I always wanted to work with people who had great attitudes. As a Chief, it is the first quality that I look for in people who work for me. Wherever you work, your citizens expect you to be the best and do your best. I think that wherever you work, you need to believe that you work in the best company on the best fire department in the world. If you don't believe that and live it, the individual, the company, and the department can never achieve true potential. I've known a lot of firemen from all over the country, and the great ones all have one thing in common - they love this job, and they aren't afraid to show it."

BC Pat Maloney, Chicago FD
Leadership Under Fire Advisor
From: "FirePsyche" by Asken and Nurnberg

Congrats to Firefighter Kaine Popejoy for graduating from the fire academy today!
12/21/2018

Congrats to Firefighter Kaine Popejoy for graduating from the fire academy today!

Somervell County Fire Department 2018
12/17/2018

Somervell County Fire Department 2018

SCFD Medic 1, Medic 2, Engine 1, and Chief 1 are on scene assisting Bosque County on 144 just south of the county line o...
12/15/2018

SCFD Medic 1, Medic 2, Engine 1, and Chief 1 are on scene assisting Bosque County on 144 just south of the county line on a head on collision with reported entrapment. All five patients are stable with non-life threatening injuries and being transported to GRMC. DPS is investigating the cause.

THIS IS A DRILL-  Glen Rose Medical Center is currently conducting an active shooter drill in conjunction with First Bap...
11/29/2018

THIS IS A DRILL- Glen Rose Medical Center is currently conducting an active shooter drill in conjunction with First Baptist Church, GRISD, Somervell Co SO, and SCFD.

Local firefighters arrived back home this morning from being deployed by Texas Governor Abbott to assist and aid Califor...
11/21/2018

Local firefighters arrived back home this morning from being deployed by Texas Governor Abbott to assist and aid California in their deadly forest fire crisis in the Santa Monica mountains area. They camped in the mountains and gained valuable experience and knowledge at no cost to us other than their time away from family.

SMOKE DETECTORS!SCFD is on a working structure fire on County Road 303. One patient is being transported to Cook’s fro...
11/20/2018

SMOKE DETECTORS!
SCFD is on a working structure fire on County Road 303. One patient is being transported to Cook’s from injuries while escaping out a window. Everyone got out safe and the injury is not life-threatening.

11/16/2018

The GRJH Student Council making a presentation to the SCFD. Thank you!

Glen Rose Reporter
11/14/2018
Glen Rose Reporter

Glen Rose Reporter

Local firefighters heading to California to help battle wildfires.

By boat and by air, the fire department does care; it all looks good, the rivers, the bridges, and the square.
10/18/2018

By boat and by air, the fire department does care; it all looks good, the rivers, the bridges, and the square.

Good news for Glen Rose residents-ISO has completed its analysis of the structure fire suppression delivery system provi...
10/17/2018

Good news for Glen Rose residents-
ISO has completed its analysis of the structure fire suppression delivery system provided for our community.
We are graded on a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being the best). Effective 03/01/19, the City of Glen Rose will be a 2 and the county a 3. When we started this project over a decade ago we were a 7 in the city and a 8 in the county.

SCFD had a working structure fire last night on CR 1001. Everyone got out of the house safely including several pets fir...
10/17/2018

SCFD had a working structure fire last night on CR 1001. Everyone got out of the house safely including several pets firefighters found inside.

Turn around, Don’t drown.
10/15/2018

Turn around, Don’t drown.

New research saving lives-
10/13/2018
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

New research saving lives-

UL’s Firefighter Safety Research Institute is dedicated to increasing firefighter knowledge to reduce injuries and deaths in the fire service and in the communities they serve.

Fire Prevention Week-  Thank you to everyone who has helped support our efforts to keep our kids safe. A special thanks ...
10/10/2018

Fire Prevention Week- Thank you to everyone who has helped support our efforts to keep our kids safe.
A special thanks to Crystal Plaster Insurance for providing fire safety materials, Brian Jones for building the puppet show prop, and Jamie Cashion and Tj Bunt for their puppeteer skills!

Thank you Capt Peelman and Engineer Rupp for representing SCFD today as we honor our brotherhood. They climbed the Tower...
09/11/2018

Thank you Capt Peelman and Engineer Rupp for representing SCFD today as we honor our brotherhood. They climbed the Tower of Americas in San Antonio. 130 floors in full bunker gear and air packs.

Our community doing it’s part to make it a safer holiday weekend. Thanks to the SCFD Ladies Auxiliary and the Somervel...
08/31/2018

Our community doing it’s part to make it a safer holiday weekend.
Thanks to the SCFD Ladies Auxiliary and the Somervell County Water District for partnering with us.
This is our second lifejacket loaner station. The first is located at Big Rocks where we partner d with the City! (The fire department accepts donated life jackets,)

The clinic will be held at the Somervell County Fire Department meeting room this Sunday, 9/2/18 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m...
08/31/2018

The clinic will be held at the Somervell County Fire Department meeting room this Sunday, 9/2/18 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For an appointment, please call or text the number provided.

SCFD learning how to recognize street drugs, their slang terms, delivery methods, and most importantly the best treatmen...
08/22/2018

SCFD learning how to recognize street drugs, their slang terms, delivery methods, and most importantly the best treatment and precautions.

SCFD Training-  the white-out pic is from inside the house and shows what  the same two firefighters are seeing while dr...
08/08/2018

SCFD Training- the white-out pic is from inside the house and shows what the same two firefighters are seeing while dragging out the victim.

SCFD Brush 1, Brush 2, Brush 3, Brush 4, Tanker 1, Chief 1 along with 2two trucks from Walnut Springs VFD is working a g...
08/07/2018

SCFD Brush 1, Brush 2, Brush 3, Brush 4, Tanker 1, Chief 1 along with 2two trucks from Walnut Springs VFD is working a grass fire on Hwy 144 South. The fire is now under control and the house is protected.

The clinic will be held at a different location Friday night, 8/3/18. To make an appointment and for the location, pleas...
07/31/2018

The clinic will be held at a different location Friday night, 8/3/18. To make an appointment and for the location, please call or text the number.

Somervell County Fire Department sending two of our finest back out in 100 degree Johnson County today to help them cont...
07/24/2018

Somervell County Fire Department sending two of our finest back out in 100 degree Johnson County today to help them contain the fire still burning from yesterday. #twohotfirefighters

SCFD has been requested for help and has sent brush trucks and firefighters to both Johnson County and Hood County for l...
07/23/2018

SCFD has been requested for help and has sent brush trucks and firefighters to both Johnson County and Hood County for large wildland fires where several firefighters have needed medical treatment.

We have called in volunteers and off-duty personnel as well as a reserve brush truck normally staged at the state park to make sure we are properly covered.

Please pray for our neighbors and Report any smoke in our county immediately.

COUNTY-WIDE BAN ON THE USE OF FIREWORKS IN IMMEDIATE EFFECT- By Order of Somervell County Judge Danny ChambersDue to the...
07/04/2018

COUNTY-WIDE BAN ON THE USE OF FIREWORKS IN IMMEDIATE EFFECT- By Order of Somervell County Judge Danny Chambers

Due to the extreme drought conditions and the sudden rise of the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI avg 591), Somervell County Judge Danny Chambers has joined the long list of surrounding county judges by issuing a "Disaster Declaration" under Texas Government Code 418.108, banning the use of all fireworks in Somervell County for 60 hours (until Saturday). To be renewed after that, it will take the concurrence of Governor Abbott.

Call the sheriff's office at 254-897-2242 to report illegal fireworks use. Violators face a $500 fine or face jail under certain conditions.

This order does not ban the Fireworks Show at the reservoir Wednesday night, Chambers said.

This DOES NOT prevent the fireworks dealers from selling fireworks . . . it only bans the USE of fireworks county wide. The USE of fireworks in the City of Glen Rose is always prohibited.

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