Each year, the McMahan Volunteer Fire Department works diligently to raise funds through the Annual Bar-B-Que Dinner and Auction. This event supports the operational needs and equipment for the MVFD. Additionally, proceed from the auction support the Odus "Dutch" Owen, Jr Memorial Scholarship which provides funds to Caldwell County High School Seniors wishing to pursue a career as first responder.
Unfortunately, this year the COVID 19 Pandemic has made it impossible to prepare for our beloved event safely for all of the firefighter, members and supporters. However, this does not reduce the need to support the McMahan Volunteer Department.
There are 3 major ways to support the MVFD:
· Volunteer as a Firefighter
· Become an Auxiliary Member
· Donate to this Fundraiser
The need is real. Donations to this fundraiser directly benefit our community. The needs are great for our little Volunteer Fire Department. Many do not know, but that funds received from the County barely cover the insurance for our Volunteers that serve you. That puts a heavy load on the Department to make sure the Volunteers have the right training, equipment and vehicles.
Specific needs that these funds will be alocated for:
· Preparing the Pierce Engine from Austin FD Auction for operational use: $9,000
· Maintenance on Brush Trucks (used for wild fires and grass fires): $6,000
· Repairing Brush Truck 31 year old : $5,000
· Preparing and Equipping Drop Tank for water transport: $2,000
· Covering the shortfall of Insurance and Miscelanous Expenses for our Volunteers: $2,000
· Funding the Odus “Dutch” Owen, Jr Memorial Scholarship: $1,000
********The McMahan Volunteer Fire Department is also in desperate need to replace the 34 Year old Tinder and 31 year old Brush Truck. Tinders are used to transport water to sites for brush fires, grassfires, wild fire and structure fires. It provides water for the other fire fighting vehicles. These vehicles are very costly.
·A new brush truck cost is approximately: $125,000
·A new Tinder cost is approximately: $250,000
Consider supporting your local McMahan Volunteer Fire Department to make a difference directly in your community.
Visit at our website: www.mcmahanvfd.com; or in person at the fire house during our business meeting:
Every 3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM
McMahan, Texas 78616