Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department

Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department BURN BAN IS OFF Were always looking for Volunteers, If you think you might be interested stop by anytime our meetings and trainings are Thursdays at 7pm
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BURN BAN IS OFF Were always looking for Volunteers, If you think you might be interested stop by anytime or meetings are Thursdays at 7pm

Mission: Indian Harbor VFD provided Fire and EMS services to Indian Harbor and surrounding areas.

Outstanding article on fire extinguisher use. To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:- Pull the pin. Hol...
02/23/2020
NFPA - Fire extinguishers

Outstanding article on fire extinguisher use.

To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
- Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism.
- Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
- Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
- Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

Please share the article for everyone to read.

A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.

02/08/2020

Free smoke alarms and installation by Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department (IHVFD)

Home fires claim 7 lives every day according to RedCross.org, but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half. IHVFD is partnering with the American Red Cross to install FREE 10 year smoke alarms in homes. If you would like one or more smoke alarms to be installed in your home, please contact the IHVFD at our non-emergency number (817) 573-8908

Please, take a moment to check your home and those of your family and friends. As a minimum fire alarms should be installed inside every sleep room, outside every sleep area (typically a hallway), and on every level of the home. Larger homes require additional alarms. Please, contact us if you see an area where one or more fire alarms are missing. We would be happy to install them for you free of charge. We will also check smoke alarms and replace batteries if you are unable to do so yourself.

Please remember, flashing lights pull to the right. Thank you.
02/04/2020

Please remember, flashing lights pull to the right. Thank you.

An ambulance was struggling to navigate through traffic this morning while transporting someone emergently. Driving emergently is one of the most dangerous aspects of the job. Please, look up from your phones (or leave them alone while driving) and then pull to the right when you see the lights. DON’T stop in front of them or slow down and hope others will move so they can go around you while you stay in the left lane. Please help us help YOU.

Hood County Incident Network
02/04/2020

Hood County Incident Network

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
1234 PM CST Tue Feb 4 2020

Montague-Young-Jack-Stephens-Palo Pinto-Eastland-
Including the cities of Bowie, Nocona, Graham, Olney, Jacksboro,
Breckenridge, Mineral Wells, Cisco, Eastland, Ranger, and Gorman
1234 PM CST Tue Feb 4 2020

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy sleet expected. Some freezing rain and snow also
possible. Total sleet and snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches
and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.

* WHERE...Locations from Cisco to Graham to Bowie.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 6 PM CST Wednesday. The heaviest
precipitation will fall from 2 AM to 10 AM.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Hazardous conditions
are expected to impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Poor travel conditions could continue into
Wednesday evening or even Thursday morning since temperatures
will remain near or below freezing. Refreezing of any uncleared
roadways would allow icy roads to continue.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Roads, bridges, and overpasses in the warning area will be very
hazardous, and possibly impassible. Travel is discouraged unless
it is an emergency. Keep an extra blanket, flashlight, food, and
water in your vehicle in case you become stranded.

The latest road conditions for Texas can be found at
drivetexas.org.

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🚨Cooke-Grayson-Wise-Denton-Parker-Tarrant-Erath-Hood-Comanche-
Including the cities of Gainesville, Sherman, Denison, Decatur,
Bridgeport, Carrollton, Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound,
Weatherford, Briar, Fort Worth, Arlington, Stephenville, Dublin,
Granbury, Oak Trail Shores, Comanche, and De Leon
1234 PM CST Tue Feb 4 2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
6 PM CST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Sleet and freezing rain expected. Some snow is also
possible. Total sleet and snow accumulations of up to one inch
and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch possible.

* WHERE...Locations along and west of a Hamilton to Fort Worth to
Sherman line.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 6 PM CST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slick road conditions, particularly bridges
and overpasses. The hazardous conditions could impact the
morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Below-freezing temperatures could allow
for refreezing on roadways through Wednesday night.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while driving. Bridges and overpasses
will be the first places that icy spots will develop. Do not slam
on the brakes when approaching an icy bridge or overpass. Instead,
maintain a constant safe speed and coast across the ice. If you
start to slide or skid, calmly steer in the direction of the skid
to straighten the vehicle out and regain control.

The latest road conditions for Texas can be found at
drivetexas.org.

&&


🚨Including the cities of Glen Rose, Goldthwaite, Hamilton,
and Hico
1234 PM CST Tue Feb 4 2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
6 PM CST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Sleet and freezing rain expected. Light accumulations of
ice are possible.

* WHERE...Somervell, Mills and Hamilton Counties.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 6 PM CST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slick road conditions, particularly bridges
and overpasses. The hazardous conditions could impact the
morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Below-freezing temperatures could allow
for refreezing on roadways through Wednesday night.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while driving. Bridges and overpasses
will be the first places that icy spots will develop. Do not slam
on the brakes when approaching an icy bridge or overpass. Instead,
maintain a constant safe speed and coast across the ice. If you
start to slide or skid, calmly steer in the direction of the skid
to straighten the vehicle out and regain control.

The latest road conditions for Texas can be found at
drivetexas.org.

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⚠️URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
326 AM CST Tue Feb 4 2020

Erath-Hood-Comanche-
Including the cities of Stephenville, Dublin, Granbury,
Oak Trail Shores, Comanche, and De Leon

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy sleet possible initially with a transition over to
snow. Total sleet accumulations of up to 1 inch with an
additional 1 to 2 inches of snow possible.

* WHERE...Erath, Hood and Comanche Counties.

* WHEN...From late tonight through Wednesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Slick roads and bridges are expected in areas where
sleet and snow accumulates. Travel impacts are expected across
parts of the region.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

Please remember the following cold weather tips with the weather we are supposed to get tonight and tomorrow.
02/04/2020

Please remember the following cold weather tips with the weather we are supposed to get tonight and tomorrow.

02/03/2020

Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the team work from Granbury VFD, Pecan Plantation VFD, Tolar VFD, Station 70 VFD, Hood County FMO, Hood County SO, Texas EMS, AirEvac, Red Cross and United Co-Op for the outstanding job that they did to assist with the structure fire last night on Lands End. The fire is still under investigation by the Hood County FMO, but there were three civilians with minor and moderate injuries that were transported to the hospital for evaluation. We would also like to thank the community with the ongoing support that we get from you. As always, the fire department is here for you as our motto states, “Neighbors helping Neighbors.”

Outstanding reminder.
02/03/2020

Outstanding reminder.

Plan while you can!

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most dangerous driving nights to drive due to DUI’s. Make a plan and don’t let friends drive drunk!

Hood County Incident Network
01/28/2020

Hood County Incident Network

If you must drive in foggy conditions, keep the following safety tips in mind:

Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

Make your vehicle visible to others both ahead of you and behind you by using your low-beam headlights since this means your taillights will also be on. Use fog lights if you have them.

Never use your high-beam lights. Using high beam lights causes glare, making it more difficult for you to see what’s ahead of you on the road.

Leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to account for sudden stops or changes in the traffic pattern.

To ensure you are staying in the proper lane, follow the lines on the road with your eyes.

In extremely dense fog where visibility is near zero, the best course of action is to first turn on your hazard lights, then simply pull into a safe location such as a parking lot of a local business and stop.

If there is no parking lot or driveway to pull into, pull your vehicle off to the side of the road as far as possible. Once you come to a stop, turn off all lights except your hazard flashing lights, set the emergency brake, and take your foot off of the brake pedal to be sure the tail lights are not illuminated so that other drivers don't mistakenly run into you.

01/20/2020
Texas Department of Transportation

Texas Department of Transportation

While police, emergency responders, tow trucks drivers and TxDOT workers are serving and protecting Texans, we're asking drivers to do their part by adhering to the law – simply move over or slow down.

Last night for training, we went over SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) familiarization by untangling a tangled ...
01/17/2020

Last night for training, we went over SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) familiarization by untangling a tangled SCBA and putting it into operation while blind folded. Knowing our SCBA is a critical task as the SCBA is our life line of fresh air during a fire. Pictured is LT Stottle untangling two SCBAs that were wrapped together.

Our prayers go out to the families of these two heros.
01/11/2020

Our prayers go out to the families of these two heros.

Tragic news out of The City of Lubbock this morning . A Lubbock police officer and Lubbock firefighter were tragically killed at a traffic accident this morning. Another Lubbock firefighter is in critical condition.
Please slow your speed and adhere to the “move over” state law when approaching first responder vehicles at accident scenes.
Prayers for the family and friends of these brave responders

01/11/2020

There have been alot of questions as to why everyone got a phone alert last night to shelter is place but no tornado sirens went off. After talking with the county it was said that an unknown person, not with the county, contacted the National Weather Service alert center who sent out the alert. The county had nothing confirmed by their storm spotters which were placed throughout the county. Please know the county is looking into this to try and mitigate it from happening in the future without their knowledge.

Outside the front of the fire station.
01/10/2020

Outside the front of the fire station.

Hood County Incident Network
01/10/2020

Hood County Incident Network

**Weather updates located in the comments of this post.***

⚠️2020/01/10 1:20 PM
⚠️FWD issues Tornado Watch for Anderson, Bell, Bosque, Collin, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Freestone, Grayson, Hamilton, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Lampasas, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Montague, Navarro, Parker, Rains, Robertson, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Van Zandt, Wise [TX] till Jan 10, 9:00 PM CST

MedStar Mobile Healthcare
01/10/2020

MedStar Mobile Healthcare

Hazardous weather predicted ahead - here are some important safety reminders for the next 24 hours or so!

It's not to late for a New Years resolution. We are always looking for volunteers. No experience necessary except for a ...
01/10/2020

It's not to late for a New Years resolution. We are always looking for volunteers. No experience necessary except for a thrive to serve the community. We will train you in fire and medical operations. Feel free to message us on here or come to a training every Thursday at the fire station. We look forward to meeting you.

Hood County Incident Network
01/10/2020

Hood County Incident Network

For weather updates please see "Tornado Watch"

Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and evening and move into East Texas tonight. Some of the storms will be severe with large hail, damaging winds, and perhaps a few tornadoes. Storms should develop between 2-4 pm and continue into the late evening hours. There will also be a threat for heavy rainfall and flash flooding from the Metroplex northeast into the Paris/Bonham areas through tonight.

The severe weather potential will increase Friday afternoon and evening for areas east of I-35. Hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes will be possible. We realize you may still have some questions about what to expect tomorrow, so here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Friday's Severe Weather. The bottom line: Don't spend time worrying about what risk areas you are in. Severe weather is a possibility at any location in North and Central Texas Friday afternoon and evening. Instead, review your plan for severe weather now and be ready to act is warnings are issued.

On Sunday, our crews assisted the citizens of Comanche Cove with construction of a play set. Our members enjoyed every m...
01/06/2020

On Sunday, our crews assisted the citizens of Comanche Cove with construction of a play set. Our members enjoyed every minute of assisting with this project knowing that the kids who use it will love it. Special thanks to Comanche Cove for allowing us to assist in this project.

Happy New Year's from Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department!!!!
01/01/2020

Happy New Year's from Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department!!!!

Please be safe and responsible tonight. Have a Happy New Years!!!
12/31/2019

Please be safe and responsible tonight. Have a Happy New Years!!!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!!
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!!

Hood County Incident Network
12/25/2019

Hood County Incident Network

Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department would like to wish you and your families a safe and Merry Christmas!!!!!
12/24/2019

Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department would like to wish you and your families a safe and Merry Christmas!!!!!

We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Allen Brown including Granbury Volunteer F...
12/21/2019

We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Allen Brown including Granbury Volunteer Fire Department where he served at. You will be missed but never forgotten. R.I.P.

It is with a somber heart that we announce the passing of long time GVFD firefighter Allen “WeeBee” Brown. Allen fought a long and hard fight , but passed away late yesterday evening surrounded by family and friends.
As arrangements are secured , we will pass along that information.
It is without doubt that Allen is now playing pranks and kidding around with his longtime GVFD buddies , Conny Donathan and Poggie Ames , who preceded him. Rest easy WeeBee , we’ll take it from here, brother.

For anyone that would like old out of service fire hose for free, please stop by the fire station when someone is there....
11/30/2019

For anyone that would like old out of service fire hose for free, please stop by the fire station when someone is there. First come first serve. The couplings have been cut off the ends and are not available. Thank you.

From our family to your family, Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
11/28/2019

From our family to your family, Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

With Thanksgiving in a few days, please take a moment and review the following turkey frying tips. Remember, do NOT try ...
11/26/2019

With Thanksgiving in a few days, please take a moment and review the following turkey frying tips. Remember, do NOT try to extinguish an oil fire with water and to call 911 if any type of fire happens. Hope everyone has a safe and fun Thanksgiving!!!

With the cold temperatures upon us today and this week, please don’t forget about the following cold weather warnings an...
11/11/2019

With the cold temperatures upon us today and this week, please don’t forget about the following cold weather warnings and tips.

The Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department would like to wish all the veterans out there a Happy Veterans Day. We would...
11/11/2019

The Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department would like to wish all the veterans out there a Happy Veterans Day. We would especially like to say Happy Veterans Day to the veterans on our department. Assistant Chief Bob Jolicoeur(Marines), Captain Nicholas Mains(Navy), Lieutenant Keith Dunaway(Marines), Lieutenant Thomas Mahoney(Army), Lieutenant Sean McNicholas(Navy/Army) and Firefighter Jim McGregor(Navy). Thank you all for your service to our great nation and your continued service to our community.

Hope everyone enjoyed that extra hour of sleep last night, but don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detect...
11/03/2019

Hope everyone enjoyed that extra hour of sleep last night, but don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. If you need any help please feel free to call the fire department.

Hope everyone had a great and safe Halloween. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight before going to bed....
11/02/2019

Hope everyone had a great and safe Halloween. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight before going to bed. This is also the time to check and change batteries in your smoke detectors. If you need any help checking your smoke detectors or if you want smoke detectors installed for free, please contact the fire dept by phone or message us on here. Have a fantastic weekend.

We would like to give everyone a friendly reminder that time change is on Sunday at 2:00am; Don’t forget to set your clo...
11/02/2019

We would like to give everyone a friendly reminder that time change is on Sunday at 2:00am; Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed. We hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend.

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We’re always looking for Volunteers, If you think you might be interested stop by anytime or meetings are Thursdays at 7pm