Cockrell Hill Volunteer
4125 W. Clarendon Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75211
A healthy and relatively young organization, our department administration follows a traditional military organization. We are led by our Fire Chief, who is elected every two years, Assistant Fire Chief, Captain, First Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant, Secretary, and Treasurer, all of whom are elected annually. Within our organization, are various committees; each with an assigned mission. These are S.O.P. and Bylaws Committee, Equipment Committee, Website Committee, Public Relations and Fundraising Committee, and our new Fire Prevention and Safety Committee*.
As an all Volunteer department, we are met with financial challenges each year. To ease the burden of dependency on the city, we are tax exempt 501(c) (3) with the IRS and are able to accept donations and hold fundraisers.
All funds generated through fundraising are used for the purchase of firefighting apparatus, equipment, supplies, and help us to carry on our Community Initiatives.
For the first time in 70 years our department is in the planning stages for a number of Community Initiatives.
1. Fire Prevention and Safety Initiative
– servicing the needs of homes and schools
2. Fire Setter Rehabilitation Initiative
– servicing the needs of juvenile fire setters
3. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Initiative
– servicing the needs of our community home owners
In addition to our Community Initiatives and Fire Protection, our department is now staffed with Emergency Medical Technicians at the Basic and Paramedic levels. We have recently added an Emergency Care Attendant to our EMS Personnel.Our services are not limited to the City of Cockrell Hill. We are also part of the Dallas County Mutual Aid Agreement. We have come a long way from days of our founding