Department Info

We are a county fire department, independent of the cities we provide services to.  The Nevada Fire District is located on the east side of Lavon Lake and covers 33 square miles.  The cities of Nevada and Lavon make up a portion of our district.  Our district is primarily comprised of unincorporated areas of Collin County.

The department is comprised of 1 Chief, 1 Deputy Chief, and 16 Firefighter/First Responders.  All of the department members are volunteer.  There are no sleeping quarters at our fire stations so primary response is usually from the member’s house, to the fire station, then to incident location.

EMS services are provided by AMR in unincorporated areas of Collin County and the City of Nevada.  Between the hours of 11a-11p, 7 days a week, the primary ambulance is dispatched out of Josephine.  Outside of those hours or if the ambulance is already busy, the AMR ambulance responds from Farmersville.  ETMC provides EMS services for citizens in the city limits of Lavon.  Primarily, this ambulance responds from Wylie Station 2.

The Nevada Vol. Fire Department responds to many emergency situations including:  public assist calls, medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, motor vehicle fires, grass fires, and structure fires.

 

 

 

 

 

Apparatus

Squad 1 is a 2007 Ford F-150 Crewcab. 

It is used as a First Responder vehicle for medical emergencies and motor vehicle accidents.   

It features an extend-o-bed for carrying extrication equipment, cribbing, stabilizers  and side compartments for carrying our medical equipment and trauma equipment. 

This truck is equiped with a Computer Aided Dispatch Terminal that includes call notes and maps of incident locations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine 1 is a 2008 Spartan/ERV pumper, with a six person cab.  

 It features a 1500 gpm pump, 1,000 gallon water tank, Hose

( 5)  SCBA’s  (air tanks), TIC (Thermal Imaging Camera),

ladders, and numerous hand tools. 

It is used as a first out pumper for structure fires in the Nevada or Copeville areas as well as other types of emergencies.   It carries a full set of Holmatro Rescue tools (Jaws of Life) as well as other rescue equipment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brush 1 is a 2009 Ford F-350 Crewcab.

It is used as a primary response vehicle to grass/brush fires.  It features a 250 gpm pump, 200 gallon water tank,and a 10 gallon foam cell.   Around the front of this truck are spread heads that allow for water to be sprayed ahead of the truck so that it can move through a wall of fire as needed.

This truck is also equiped with a Blanchet tripod rescue system and wench, to be used for rescues below grade.

We carry an assortment of hand tools for putting out the fire and medical equipment in the side boxes.  There is 150 feet of 1” hose on the hose reel.

 

 

 

 



Tender 1

This truck is a 2009 GMC Tanker.  Its primary function is to supply or shuttle water in areas that are not equiped with fire hydrants.  It has a 500 gpm pump and offers pump and roll capability allowing us to quickly knock down wild fires on both sides of the truck at the same time.  The water tank in this truck can hold 2000 gallons of water and refill very quickly.  Its short wheel base allows for our tender to manuver in areas where larger ones will not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squad 2 is a 2009 Ford F-350 Crewcab, equiped with a rescue style body and skid unit

It is primarly used as a First Responder vehicle for medical emergencies and motor vehicle accidents in the City of Lavon, but also can serve as a brush truck when needed.

It features extrication equipment, cribbing, stabilizers, 200 gallons of water and a pump, as well as medical equipment and backboards. 

This truck is equiped with a Computer Aided Dispatch Terminal that includes call notes and maps of incident locations.

 

 

 

 

 

Engine 2 is a 2013 Spartan/ERV pumper, with a six person cab and provided by the City of Lavon.  

 It features a 1500 gpm pump, 1,000 gallon water tank, ( 5)  SCBA’s  (air tanks), ladders, and numerous hand tools and supply of hose and adapters.

It is used as a first out pumper for structure fires inside the City of Lavon as well as other types of emergencies.   It carries a full set of Holmatro Rescue tools (Jaws of Life) as well as other rescue equipment. 

 

 

 

 

MRV-1  (Mobile Rehabilitation Vehicle)

This truck is a Chevrolet/Carpenter 17 person passenger bush that was donated by the Collin County Shariffs office.

This truck serves our local community as well as all other parts of Collin County as a “rehab” support vehicle for use as needed at structure fires, incliment weather, exposure issues and rescues.  This truck is equiped to primarly help firefights and other EMS responders have a place to get out of the weather into a controlled enviroment for nourishment and rehidration.  Our Support Services members check firefights  vital signs, administer oxygen and monitor them during a working emergency event.  We have assisted all over the county and provided assistance to dive teams, search and rescue as well as many structure fires.

 

 

 

 

 

Command 1 is a 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup truck that has been converted into a Command Vehicle by our Fire Department.  Its primary function is to serve as a incident command platform in the field.  It is equiped with medical equipment, command board, lockout kit, radio charges, digital cameras and other items needed in the field during emergency operations.  This truck is also used by the Command staff as a everyday driver, allowing them to get quickly to calls for service while they are in town, without having to go to a station.

This truck is equiped with a Computer Aided Dispatch Terminal that includes call notes and maps of

incident locations.  

 

 

 

 

 


Bikes

(3) EMS/Community Bycycles

These bikes are used for community activites and carry EMS gear.  Say Hello when you see them around town!!

 

 

 

 

**For questions about our fleet or donations of equipment for our vehicles, please contact our Head Engineer, Bob Barrett.**

 

Want to help?   Current Apparatus needs

a. Thermal Camera for E2  $5000--Purchased!!  Thank you, City of Lavon

b. New 5” hose  $1000

c. Nozzle for T-1  $500

d. Tinted windows for E2  $150

e. Battery operated reciprocating saw for E2  $150

 

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