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Welcome to the  about page for Blackjack Fire Department

Established in 1980, the Blackjack Fire Department proudly stands as a beacon of dedication and selflessness, comprised entirely of volunteers who tirelessly serve our vibrant Texas communities. Encompassing a sprawling expanse of over 130 square miles, our dedicated volunteers extend their unwavering commitment to the several areas in Robertson County. Amidst this vast landscape, our services touch the lives of approximately 2,000 residents, safeguarding their well-being with steadfast vigilance.

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Our volunteer firefighters are the heart and soul of our community-driven mission. With a deep-rooted ethos of service, they respond to a diverse array of emergencies, including but not limited to structure fires, grass fires, vehicular crashes, traffic control, and vital medical assistance. Each call answered is a testament to the unwavering resolve of our team.

Beyond our immediate vicinity, the Blackjack VFD extends a helping hand to neighboring fire departments through mutual aid assistance. The spirit of collaboration knows no bounds, as our volunteers readily offer their expertise and resources whenever the need arises. This camaraderie reinforces our belief in the collective strength of the firefighting community and underscores our commitment to a safer, united region.

In recent times, the demand for our services has surged, marking a pivotal chapter in our department's history. The year 2020 brought with it an upsurge in call volume, and our dedicated responders have risen to the challenge with unwavering determination. The stretch of territory spanning from the historic Old San Antonio Road (OSR) to the city limits of Hearne has emerged as a hotspot for a variety of incidents, notably including vehicle crashes, collisions involving large 18-wheeler trucks, and vehicle rollovers. In such critical moments, our personnel exhibit remarkable bravery, often engaging in the delicate task of extricating trapped occupants from their vehicles, showcasing their unwavering commitment to preserving life and limb.

At the Blackjack Fire Department, our history is woven with threads of heroism, compassion, and resilience. Since our inception over four decades ago, we've remained an embodiment of volunteer spirit, driven by the belief that through selfless service, we can make a lasting impact on the communities we cherish. Join us in this noble journey as we continue to safeguard lives, uphold our legacy, and stand as a symbol of unwavering unity in the face of adversity.

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