We have upgraded the stations power distribution, rewire of the entire fire station and added a new generator that will run the entire station and all the buildings on the property. This will allow us to operate even when the area has had a power outage.
The new flagpoles and flags are up at the station. Click here to see the progress. We want to thank community members Wayne Thonsgard, James Estes and President Leo Busch and firefighters Able Hernandez, Tim Robertson Sr and Chief John Hernandez for their hard work during Phase One, excavating, setting the sleeves and pouring the pads. Want to thank all the firefighters for installing the poles and raising the flags.
We have also just converted all of the station interior and exterior lighting to LED. This has given us much brighter lighting for less monthly cost for electricity.
Our 40,000 gallon storage tank and new fire hydrant with continuous pressure is complete and in service. This will greatly increase the amount of water available and allow us to fill our trucks much faster. Click here to see photos.
We took delivery of our new Spartan Engine 61 on Wednesday May 16th. We will be training and equipping the engine over the next few weeks and getting it ready to put into service. Thanks to Metro Fire and Spartan on getting our engine delivered ahead of schedule.
We are accepting donations for our upcoming August fundraiser. If you have an item or service you would like to donate please contact a lineman or supporting member. Donations can also be dropped off at the station on Wednesday nights.
Congratulations to Nic Campbell on being chosen as Firefighter of the Year for 2017.
December 13th 2017, Wednesday night we elected the new board and officers. Thank you to the newly elected group for you time and dedication to making the Sisterdale VFD a great organization. Daryl Rechenthin Director, Leo Busch, Jr. President, David Gray Vice President, Len White Treasurer, Nic Campbell Secretary, John Hernandez Chief, Brian Riley Asst. Chief, Matt Armstrong Captain, and Cody Vogt Captain. We also want to thank the outgoing Board and Officers! Robert Reinarz President, Terri Harlan Treasurer and Teddie Curl Secretary, Thank You!
Come out and see what your volunteer fire department is all about.
Sisterdale is proud to announce that we have just placed an order for a new Spartan ERV Pumper that will greatly improve our ability to protect the community. We expect to take delivery of it October 2018. Click here to see the progress of the engine. Thank you Metro Fire for helping us select and build our new engine.
August Fundraiser; August 12, 2017. Thanks to all that came out and supported us at the fundraiser!
November Hunters BBQ and Raffle November 11, 2017. Thank you to all that came out to our Hunters Supper and all that purchased raffle tickets. We greatly appreciate everyones support!
Monthly Business Meeting every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Training every Wednesday at 7:00.
Now accepting donations for our raffles and auction for the fundraisers. Please contact us by email, call the non-emergency phone number or stop by on Wednesday during training to leave items for the raffle.
Two of our Sisterdale Firefighters along with participants from surrounding departments such as Comfort, Bergheim, Kendelia, Boerne, Waring, and Fredericksburg, enrolled in Emergency Medical Response school through the University Of Texas Health Science Center to become certified Emergency Medical Technicians. Thanks to Waring Volunteer Fire Department for hosting this course at their facilities and to San Antonio Fire Department for hosting the ride-out phase of our clinical rotations! Congratulations to the graduating class and future EMT's!
Three of our Sisterdale Firefighters enrolled in a Wildland Firefighting course through Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services (TEEX) that took place at Comfort Volunteer Fire Department and the Comfort area. They worked along side firefighters from Comfort, Waring, Boerne, Center Point, Kendelia, and Fredericksburg. Congratulations to those who graduated and are now a certified NWCG Wildland Firefighter! Big thanks to Darren and Tony from TEEX and to CVFD for hosting this course at their facilities!
Two of our Sisterdale Firefighters enrolled in vehicle extrication training through TEEX in cooperation with Metro Fire Training and Comfort VFD. We worked along side various departments to practice extrication techniques and scenario role playing to better prepare ourselves in case of motor vehicle collisions. We would like to thank Comfort Fire for hosting and coordination along with TEEX and Metro Fire for sponsoring, teaching, coordinating and providing the tools and equipment necessary for this type of course. Also, thanks to Fat Boys out of Kerrville for their generosity and letting us cut up some cars! Congrats to all those who are now certified vehicle rescuers!
Two of our SVFD firefighters enrolled in Swiftwater Rescue Training through Rescue 3 Int. and Wimberley Rescue. Teaming up with other firefighters and first responders around the nation, we learned various rescue techniques and how to navigate in fast moving water individually and as a team. Thank you to Rescue 3 International, Wimberley Rescue, and all of our instructors. Congratulations to the students who are now Internationally Certified Swiftwater Rescue Technicians and Advanced Rescue Technicians!