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Smithville Volunteer Fire Department

The members of the Smithville VFD bravely devote their time and energy to putting out fires and keeping the community of Smithville safe. In order to join the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department, you need to fill out an application. Then, on every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, the VFD has a meeting at 7pm and a vote will take place then. After an applicant has been voted on, they must serve a one year probationary period, and then they will be voted on once more at the end of the six months. If an applicant makes it through, then they must fill a quota of attendance for fires and meetings in order to stay in.

Fire Safety Tips

The best way to ensure your house and loved ones remain unscathed by a fire is to do your best to prevent a fire from happening in the first place. Some important tips for fire safety are provided here for your convenience.

  • Create a floor plan of the building detailing at least two ways of escaping every room.
  • Test windows and doors for ease of opening and check their size to see if they are useful exits in the event of a fire.
  • Sleep with your bedroom doors closed, as it will prevent the heat and smoke from coming in as quickly.
  • In the event of a fire, stay low to the ground and find a safe place outside away from the fire.
  • Install at least one smoke detector on every level of a building and replace their batteries at least once a year.
  • Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from all portable or space heaters, halogen lights, or any other item that is prone to emitting a lot of heat.
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GOVERNOR ABBOTT TO RESCIND MASK ORDER AT 12:01 AM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021

On March 2, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-34 relating to the opening of Texas in response to COVID-19.  This order is effec...

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CITY OF SMITHVILLE - BOIL WATER RESCIND NOTICE (2/20/21 @ 3:00 pm).

 On Thursday, February 18, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the City of Smithville public water system (PWS ID #011...

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BOTTLED WATER DISTRIBUTION UPDATE

The Rec Center Staff and Smithville PD gave out 120 cases (3,840 bottles) of water to Smithville residents in less than 1-hour.  THERE IS NO MORE WATE...

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