|The Snowflake and Taylor Fire Departments were joined by an Intergovernmental Agreement in 2015. Station 2 (the Snowflake location) is located at 325 West 4th Street South. While firefighters are often working at the station, as a volunteer department, the station is not manned 24 hours per day. Firefighters carry radios and respond when needed. Our response area covers approximately 450 square miles.|
Fire Department Equipment
The Snowflake Fire Department’s equipment consists of two Type 1 Engines, a Support/Utility vehicle, a Type 3 Urban Interface Engine, a 4000 gallon water tender, and the Town’s original apparatus, a 1948 Chevy Fire Engine we now use as a “Parade” vehicle. We also have two pickup trucks, one is used as the Chief’s command vehicle and the other is for the Captains use when on duty.
A used “FEMA” trailer has been converted into a mobile “Command Post” and have a Fire Safety House/Sprinkler Demonstration trailer that is used for educating the public with regards to various fire safety issues. The Department is working on acquiring a rehabilitation vehicle.
Firefighters are one of many occupational groups that are at risk of asbestos exposure. Most come in contact with asbestos during the time that they spend in or around a burning building that was constructed with asbestos. In order to help educate firefighters and the public on the dangers of asbestos, Mesothelioma Prognosis Network provides free resources and works with individuals and their families to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups. You can find their information at https://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.com/mesothelioma/.