The past ﬁre season was historic for the State of Texas and speciﬁcally the Permian Basin. We are still rebuilding from the devastation and have seen the toll on our ﬁre agencies. Our communities rely heavily on the close cooperative operations of our volunteer and career ﬁre services. These agencies are struggling to meet the high demand for calls and the shrinking revenues of State and local support.
This is the reason the Permian Basin Firemen’s Fund has been created. We are a 501(C)3 non-proﬁt organization devoted to supporting the ﬁre service needs in a direct and organized approach. The Permian Basin Firemen’s Fund will assist all city/ county/ volunteer ﬁre services in Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, and Winkler counties.
Drought conditions continue throughout the Permian Basin. The wind-driven ﬁre season last year was devastating and we continue our vigilance to be prepared for potential wildﬁre outbreaks.
The battle is not over by any means. The drought has left our area in a state of danger for many months and possibly years to come. Our reliance on our local ﬁre services are evident as never seen before. Cooperative efforts have been forged in our region for ﬁre services to help each other as much as possible. The Permian Basin area ﬁre services come together to ﬁght ﬁres in our area whenever there is a need, now the Permian Basin ﬁre services needs your assistance to help improve the ﬁre services ability to serve the Permian Basin.
Permian Basin Counties Supported by the Permian Basin Firemen’s Fund:
Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, and Winkler.
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