Dalhart Fire Mission Statement
Our mission and goal to the citizens of Dalhart and the surrounding area are to provide superior customer service to the very best of our ability with trained Fire Officers and Firefighters. We will be here when needed and will do our best when called upon.
Dalhart Fire Moto
"Duty Our Pride"
The City of Dalhart is served by a 35-member volunteer Fire Department. The Fire station and apparatus are maintained by the City of Dalhart under the supervision of Fire Marshal Curtis Brown. Regular Business meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Fire Station.
The fire department was founded in 1903 and is currently composed of 35 volunteer members. The department is a member of the State Firefighters & Fire Marshals Association of Texas. To maintain membership within the department, each member must maintain a certain percentage of calls, drills, and meeting attendance each year to stay on the department. The department is also a member of the Panhandle Firefighters & Fire Marshals Association. The DVFD provides all emergency needs for the city and surrounding area, as well provides mutual aid assistance to all neighboring communities.
The city-paid staff for the fire department consists of the City Fire Marshal and a mechanic that maintains all the equipment and facility.
For your own safety, we encourage you to have your house number displayed near your entrance door. Emergency responders, such as EMS, PD, or Fire department need to identify your address quickly and a number painted on the driveway is difficult to see in the dark and not considered effective by emergency responders. We also encourage you to have your number displayed in the alley by your gate for utility maintenance.
If you would like to request a Fire Report please fill out the online request for the report.
Application to Join the Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD)
If you print a copy, please turn it in at the station! Interviews begin in December and July. Probation starts Jan 1st and July 1st if accepted. Must be 18+ to apply, no experience is needed. All gear and training are provided. For more information stop by and speak to the Chief or a Firefighter
- Smoke Alarm Safety Tips
- Fire Escape Planning
- Carbon Monoxide Safety
- Hoarding and Fire Safety (PDF)
- Fire Extinguisher Safety