Red Helmets is an organization of dedicated civilian volunteers that have been
serving refreshments to the Fort Worth Fire Dept. for more than 25 years. Our
membership is made up of citizens willing to give time and energy back to the
community. Our focus is to provide meals, refreshment relief to emergency
personnel. Our members are not trained in firefighting, although we are proud
that some of the past members are currently serving with the FWFD, Careflight
and other emergency service groups, as well as some current members are retired
firefighters. The Red Helmets are on call all day, every day. We respond as
requested by the FWFD, SWAT team, and other special assignments.
drizzling freezing weather, wet raining nights and hot summer days, the Red
Helmets will be responding. The alarm office will notify the RED HELMET
dispatcher of an incident, who contacts the membership to respond. Some
activities are also planned in advance, displays, airshows, and public events.
Red Helmets are charged with operating various pieces of equipment: The canteen
unit was constructed by the FWFD in 1988. This truck is equipped with heat/air,
microwave, coffee machine, water, sodas, and other snacks as required due to
weather. The canteen is the most active piece of our equipment. Portable
Toilets, the Toilets are trailer mounted and easy to get to the fire scene,
under tow from the Rehab 2 pick-up truck. As
requested, the Red Helmets provide a back up for the Rehab truck. We are able to
respond to large grass fires and serve different locations.
is a very rewarding. Our reward is knowing that we have helped our firefighters
perform their important tasks. We all know that their THANK YOU is truly meant.
Working with the Fort Worth Fire Dept. has allowed us to meet and associate with
the finest group of people we know. Helping them out is a privilege not a task.
Red Helmets are always looking for additional members. If you would like
additional information or applications email us at the address below. Or, stop
in during one of our monthly meting. Our meetings are scheduled the second
Tuesday of every month. We meet at the FW Fire Dept. Supply Bldg. On West Bolt
Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
If you would like to find out
how to join, contact:
If you would like to find out how to join, contact:
WORTH RED HELMETS, INC.
WORTH, TEXAS 76102
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