Tim Meredith
(903) 479-3328
Gregg Beverly
(214) 558-0537
Asst. Chief
Scott Walker
(903) 880-0940
Asst. Chief
Heath Morris
(903) 880-6565
Station 1
Hwy 19 / FM1256
Capt. Robbie McClelen
(903) 714-4458
Station 2
Martin's Mill
Capt. Brian Butcher
(903) 275-9136
Station 3
Old Bethel
Lt. Ed Martin
(903) 477-4373
Station 4
Capt. Bob Hargrove
(214) 725-3858
HR / Training
Billy Cunningham
(903) 539-6271
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Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer Firefighter and answer the call to help your community! South Van Zandt Volunteer Fire Department is actively seeking new members. We need volunteers to join our department as firefighters, drivers, and support personnel. Volunteer firefighting is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. As a Volunteer Firefighter, we are continually training to respond to emergencies, including structure fires, grass fires, vehicle accidents, downed power lines, gas leaks, medical calls, and as we found out this year, even tornados. We also play a vital role in educating the community in fire safety.

The South Van Zandt Volunteer Fire Department is a community organization that has provided over 25 years of fire suppression, 1st Responder, fire prevention, and rescue services. Our members contribute to and engage in these activities to protect and preserve life and property from damage, whether from fire or other emergencies in South Van Zandt County and we provide assistance to our neighbors through Mutual Aid to neighboring departments when requested or needed.

There are many benefits being a member of a volunteer fire department, including helping our community and the personal rewards and satisfaction that comes from helping a neighbor. A community of volunteers is always there for each other. There are several positions in our department and there just might be one that’s just right for you. No experience? No problem, we can train you! We have “Volunteering” opportunities for all experience levels. We have JUNIOR FIREFIGHTERS, FIREFIGHTERS, and EMT positions available. Everyone receives appropriate safety equipment and levels of training.

JUNIOR FIREFIGHTERS (in training): Must be between 16 and 18 years of age and must have parental approval.Junior FireFighters may participate in fire fighting training and in "Outside" fire fighting activities, but are prohibited from participating in any interior fire fighting or any other hazardous duties.

FIREFIGHTER: To become a FireFighter, you must be at least 18 years of age and interested in training to be Firefighters or have already completed Applicants must submit an application and be approved by SVZVFD, as well as meet minimum participation standards each year.

There are four FireFighter postions:

   •  FIREFIGHTER (Probationary - 1st thru 6th month):
   •  FIREFIGHTER (Probationary - 7th thru 12th month):
   •  FIREFIGHTER - Exterior:
   •  FIREFIGHTER - Interior:

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT):

DRIVER: Must be 21 years of age or older and in good health. Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license. All drivers must be a member of SVZVFD for 1 year.

SUPPORT MEMBER: Use your skills and talents to help us behind the scenes. You can help by cleaning equipment, performing administration tasks, fundraising, seeking donations, and/or writing grant request.

Individuals who meet the membership requirements listed in the “Application Process” are encouraged to submit an application.    SVZVFD Membership Application

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2017 Incidents
  Fire EMS MVA
JAN 28 7 6
FEB 25 16 5
MAR 19 12 3
APR 21 11 2
MAY 26 12 4
JUN 20 17 7
JUL 15 14 4
AUG 17 18 7
SEP 28 16 4
OCT 20 14 10
NOV 12 20 3
DEC 31 23 4
Total 262 180 59

2018 160*
2017 501
2016 427
2015 407
2014 399
2013 500
2012 555
2011 717
2010 687

"Dedicated to continuously improving to serve you."