Granbury Volunteer Fire Department

Granbury Volunteer Fire Department

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Our Mission

The intent of the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department is to perpetually respond to Fire and Rescue emergencies within the City of Granbury, ETJ of Granbury and Mutual Aid requests in order to protect lives and property. It is also our assumed responsibility to assist our citizens and neighbors in any philanthropic actives, fund raising and preserve the environment through approved contracts with the City of Granbury, Hood County and any other entity that would make a request.

GVFD Stats

The intent of the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department is to perpetually respond to Fire and Rescue emergencies within the City of Granbury, ETJ of Granbury and Mutual Aid requests in order to protect lives and property. It is also our assumed responsibility to assist our citizens and neighbors in any philanthropic actives, fund raising and preserve the environment through approved contracts with the City of Granbury, Hood County and any other entity that would make a request

Calls Per Month

Granbury Volunteer Fire Department serves the community and responds to

Calls Per Month

Response

How we respond and the time respond is important to us. Our average respond time is

Less Than 2 Minutes

Service

We are committed to the community and have served Granbury for

Years of Service

Hood County Fire Districts

We couldn’t do it without the mutual aid support of our neighboring departments  When we need them, they come. When they need us, we come. 

Cresson – Station 30
@CressonVF

DeCordova – Station 40
@DCBEActonVFD

Granbury – Station 10
@granburyvfd

Lipan – Station 60
(254) 646-3500

North Hood County – Station 20
@NHCVFD

Indian Harbor – Station 50
@IndianharborVFD

Oak Trail Shores – Station 70
@station70vfd

Pecan Plantation – Station 80
@ppvfdems

Tolar – Station 90
@Tolar-Volunteer-Fire-Department-219570601392820

 

 

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Your #GVFD with assistance from Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department and Tolar Volunteer Fire Department extricated 1 patient from a 2 vehicle accident this evening on West 377. 2 patients were transported to LGMC . This was the 4th motor vehicle accident of the day for our department .

Your #gvfd with assistance from Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department and Tolar Volunteer Fire Department extricated 1 patient from a 2 vehicle accident this evening on West 377. 2 patients were transported to LGMC . This was the 4th motor vehicle accident of the day for our department . ... See MoreSee Less

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Over 40% of all firework injuries are under the age of 19 years . Enjoy celebrating the 4th of July but be safe . Never allow young children to handle or light fireworks . Keep a water source nearby and never pick up a firework that fails to ignite.

Over 40% of all firework injuries are under the age of 19 years . Enjoy celebrating the 4th of July but be safe . Never allow young children to handle or light fireworks . Keep a water source nearby and never pick up a firework that fails to ignite. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hard to forget a tough drought year (like this one) and under strict WATER RESTRICTIONS , when we were unable to soak the yard &our home's roof , as a bit of prevention to stray fireworks or sparks drifting in the air. Folks uphill from our home shot bottle rockets downhill and sure enough, landing on our vehicles, our trees & yard, landed on our rooftop... repeatedly. Hoping for more thoughtfulness this drought year.🤔🔥👨‍🚒

I can't say enough this 4th about firework safety. You never think it will happen to you, until it happens. My son and son-in-laws New Years Eve accident is something our family still deals with on a daily basis and changed my son's life forever. You can never be to Safe when it comes to fireworks.

Huge shout out to everyone that came to help us when we had a firework injury on NYE! Everyone be safe this 4th!

I actually can tell a story about one of my dogs vs. fireworks. Thankfully the dog didn't die, but he did lose a testicle when he thought the cannon the kids were shooting off was going to hurt us.

So 60% of adults are dumber than kids… let that sink in…..🤦🏻‍♂️🤪🤣

Be safe? How is that possible when fireworks have not yet been banned in Hood County?

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Today, we remember the nineteen Granite Mountain Hotshots members who died 9 years ago while fighting the lightning-caused Yarnell Hill Fire.  We know the dangers, but we still put our lives on the line to ensure the safety of others.  We are keeping those that are still battling wildfires in our constant thoughts that they return home safely to their families.

Today, we remember the nineteen Granite Mountain Hotshots members who died 9 years ago while fighting the lightning-caused Yarnell Hill Fire. We know the dangers, but we still put our lives on the line to ensure the safety of others. We are keeping those that are still battling wildfires in our constant thoughts that they return home safely to their families. ... See MoreSee Less

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"Only The Brave" (Josh Brolin, Miles Teller) is a great movie about this very real event and I encourage everyone to buy items from the Eric Marsh Foundation. His wife's foundation gives money to families of fallen wildland firefighters.

I worked with those guys a couple of times the year before it happened. They were a great group.

In January, I visited this display that the Los Angeles County Fire Museum has in memory of the men from Arizona. "Only the Brave" focuses on how the crew became a premium hotshot team, Eric Marsh, Brendan McDonough, and a few of the fighters that were children of firefighters. How I learned the story, a son of one of the docents at this museum lost his 21 year old son to the incident. In the movie, he was the hotshot that topped the pyramid. This tells his story.

So thankful for those courageous enough to try to protect the rest of us. Be safe this holiday season and may we all pray for a good soaking rain.

There are not enough words to express our appreciation for your sacrifices. God bless each of you.

True heroes. May they Rest In Peace.

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Here’s a repost of a video from April. This is a controlled test with fire breaks on the heel , flanks and head of this fire to control its spread. The fire covers the length of the test area in approx. 50 seconds.
Please be very vigilant with any flames or fireworks this holiday weekend. Many rural areas of the county can take 10 minutes or more for the first fire suppression apparatus to arrive onscene.
The fire service is an emergency response branch not a legislative branch. We have no authority to issue any type of ban on burning or fireworks.
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2 days ago

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I have seen a rapid spread of a fire. You have no time to lose when that little flame gets out of hand.

Does Granbury Fire Dept or surrounding departments do fuel moisture testing?

Possession , use or sale of fireworks are prohibited within the city limits of Granbury . Have a fun and safe 4th of July!

Sec. 5.02.004 Fireworks storage, sale or use

It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, use or explode any fireworks within the corporate city limits of the city
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3 days ago

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Needs to be entire Hood County, Texas

It’s to dry for fireworks!! It doesn’t matter the year!! You guys work so hard and put your life in danger everyday!! Thank you for all you do! I have 3 firefighters in my family! I appreciate you❤️💙❤️

What is the current rule for Hood County? Please follow suit as Parker County! This is so incredulous, stressful and unwise. We have awesome/free city works that all can see.

Just look at the ongoing devastation caused by the wildfires burning in Palo Pinto County since last Thursday, due to a welder. Many thousands of acres. It entertaining worth the risk?!?!

Please explain why Parker County can Ban all sales and use but Hood WILL not??????

Pretty frustrating that they are concerned fireworks being used inside city limits, but not in the county. It's okay if we go up in flames.

Does anyone noticed it's dated from 2018?

Dang! I was planning on buying some on the south side of town. How could I transport them to the North side to get home? Lol

Lol if your going to Ban possession of fireworks in the city limits I’ll just have to go to Plan B. Also, if your banning fireworks in the CL how will the 4th of July show go? Gonna go with the usual Not for you but for Me tactic found with most city Gov’s?

How can they extend a buffer zone outside city limits?

Is Hood County included? I sure hope so

Nothing to celebrate anyways

5,000 feet is almost a mile. Wouldn't that include Meander Estates? 🙏🙏🙏

Ashlee Breann now i'm thankful that we're JUST outside of the city limits lol.

Wilbarger county has the same rules.

I’m in Comanche Cove and this is what I wrote in all 3 of our Facebook groups: I pray that Everyone really stops and thinks about how dry it is in the Cove and all of Hood County before buying fireworks 💥 and setting them off here. I’m not trying to steal anyones joy or freedom or start a war about them. I’m just asking my neighbors to think about how horribly traumatic it would be if by chance a firework was too start a fire and put houses in danger. It’s that bad folks. This place is like a tinderbox just waiting to be lit 🔥 imagine if it was your house or your loved ones home. I’m just asking for everyone to be responsible and do the right thing. There’s nothing that is worth doing that could potentially cause someone else to loose their life’s savings. Especially not a firework. Plus we are under water restrictions so that makes it worse. I just want everyone to have a safe and happy 4th

You people are so stupid!!! Use common sense! You are not out there risking you life to put out fires!

Actually the buffer is no longer in place. I apologize for the older notification. But still with in the corporate city limits the ordinance is the same.

Hood county must be included. There are more neighborhoods

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As of June 28, Hood County Commissioners Court has passed a 90 day burn ban on outside burning. No outside burning is allowed . BBQ grills are allowed for cooking .
This ban DOES NOT ban the use of fireworks. 
Outdoor welding is still allowed under the ban with a spotter and a water source . 
Contact the Hood County Fire Marshals office with any questions or concerns.

As of June 28, Hood County Commissioners Court has passed a 90 day burn ban on outside burning. No outside burning is allowed . BBQ grills are allowed for cooking .
This ban DOES NOT ban the use of fireworks.
Outdoor welding is still allowed under the ban with a spotter and a water source .
Contact the Hood County Fire Marshals office with any questions or concerns.
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3 days ago

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Fireworks should be included like the Parker Co ban. Our volunteer firefighters are stretched and it is very dry out in the county

I hope people have the sense to not shoot fireworks this year. Let’s not jeopardize our land for a few seconds of bright lights and noise.

Fireworks should be included.

Maybe our elected officials should man the firetrucks and give our volunteer firefighter's a break!

What’s the point then. Stupidity abounds

Fireworks need to be included. Makes no sense! Poor choice

This is so dumb...BAN FIREWORKS!

Need to ban use of fireworks!!!! Hood County Constable, Pct. 4 Hood County, Texas Hood County Fire Marshal's Office

Why in the world doesn't it include fire works? How stupid. We here in Pecan are now restricted on our water use. Many lawns are showing the effects and it's not called wet!

Does a volunteer or Chief own the fireworks stand? Because selling them is ridiculous in this drought!

What most people don't know is much of the VFD's state grant funding comes from the sales of fireworks. Without fireworks sales the funding would be affected. So, it's a bit of a quandary.

Who’s going to be spotting for the fireworks!

Please ban fireworks

What! How about the fireworks. Poor firemen

I’m not believing fireworks are allowed! Crazy!?!!

What good is this if fireworks aren't included? Good grief.

So your saying that the 4th will be a long night. 🤔🙄

Agree, Jeff N Chasity Powell! 100% this is ridiculous.

Thank you volunteers for your efforts and education on bans

This makes absolutely ZERO sense! Bureaucracy at its finest. 10’s of millions spent lobbying for fireworks and this is the result. 100% lack of common sense.

What is wrong with the County Commissioners that fireworks are not banned? OMG the stupidity

How about showing some consideration for our already burdened firefighters.

Big lobbyist are behind the “No Ban” on fireworks. FAR bigger than your local county government.

Seriously letting idiots shooting off fireworks? It's too dry!

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5th straight day with a grass fire.
Your #gvfd assisted Tolar Volunteer Fire Department on a 1.5 acre roadside grass fire at Paluxy Hwy and Panther Branch Rd. Preliminary cause of the fire was sparks generated by an 18 wheeler experiencing a mechanical breakdown . No injuries and no structures were damaged.
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3 days ago

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We need a NO FIREWORKS now! Thank you firefighters

Thank you to all involved in helping. Glad the driver was ok and no one has been injured. God Bless you all 💕

Ban the fireworks all around hood county , good grief in some these areas we could lose an entire community

Please no fireworks. Some of us can't afford for our houses to burn to the ground

Thank you 🙏🏼 Fireworks need to be banned!!

No fireworks this 4th of July!!!!!

Thank y’all for all you do! You are greatly appreciated!❤️

We came by right after it happened.

Thank you. Definitely need NO FIREWORKS.

Thanks to the firemen!

Thank you and stay safe

Ban fireworks

Thank you all for the hard work you do.

Thank you for always being ready to help.

Shane Huckabee literally our road.. 😬

Sharla Meyer

Annette French-Bearden😳😳

Thank god that no people got hurt and rhe truck driver is ok

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Your #GVFD assisted Cresson VFD in extinguishing a 3 acre grass fire in Cresson today. Preliminary cause appears to be an electrical transmission line sparking ,but that is under investigation by the Hood County Fire Marshals office . No structures were damaged . 
This fire marks 4 days straight this department has responded to a grass fire in Hood County.Image attachmentImage attachment

Your #gvfd assisted Cresson VFD in extinguishing a 3 acre grass fire in Cresson today. Preliminary cause appears to be an electrical transmission line sparking ,but that is under investigation by the Hood County Fire Marshals office . No structures were damaged .
This fire marks 4 days straight this department has responded to a grass fire in Hood County.
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5 days ago

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Thank you for all your service and dedication!

Really appreciate the quick response by Granbury and Cresson VFDs, as this could've ended up so differently, had the wind direction changed.

We are all so fortunate to have you guys! Really appreciate you watching out for us with all you do !! 💦🔥

Thank you! It’s gonna be a long summer I’m afraid. Be safe.

Thank you for responding. Along with the dangers of the job, you are out there working in hot clothes in Temps over 100. Thank you.

Thank you for your hard work.

Yawl are awesome! Thank you.

Thank you all so much for coming out so fast!!!!

Thank you, one and all, thank you.

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Granbury Volunteer Fire Department Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department
Pecan Plantation VFD EMS
Tolar Volunteer Fire Department
2 acre grass fire extinguished on Mambrino Highway near Dollar General at 22:30 this evening . Negligent use of fireworks is believed to be the cause.
In preparation of more drier conditions, Keep vegetation short around your structures and have hoses hooked up to your water sources . Create a defensive space on your property to protect structures and property.
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5 days ago

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I love fireworks as much as anyone but please BAN them this year please for the safety of our first responders and Firefighters and anyone with homes! 

I sure wish fireworks would be banned this year! Allowing them is like flipping off first responders.

This happened feet from my parents house. It was negligence as people were gathered in a parking lot shooting off big fireworks! It could’ve been much worse than it was. Thank you Granbury Volunteer Fire Department for responding so quickly and protecting the property of nearby neighbors!

Banning fireworks might help, too.

We passed through on our way home shortly before this happened. Very scary. Thankful for the fire departments!

Why are we allowing fireworks???

Should't be shooting off any type of fireworks when conditions are extremely dry!

I drove past people shooting off fireworks in the mambrino Baptist church parking lot Saturday night. Crazy 😳

Ban fireworks!!

Sean Ansley

That’s scary people are so ignorant and thoughtless

Bryce Martin

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