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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Dickinson Management District Funds $230,000 Equipment Upgrade for DVFD

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Dickinson, TX – April 12, 2022 - In August of 2021, the Dickinson Management District voted unanimously to fund the purchase of life-saving equipment for the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department. With a $231,600 commitment from the "District", the Fire Department was able to add two vehicles, jaws of life equipment for each of the engines that are the first to respond to a scene, three high-pressure airbags for the rescue truck, and a backup generator for Station #2. 

The two new F150's will allow the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department to ensure that volunteers have reliable designated duty vehicles to help ensure they can respond to a call quickly. The JAWS of life tools for each of the "first-out" engines are replacing 15-year-old equipment with the latest technology and lifesaving advances. The airbags purchased for the rescue truck will be replacing expired equipment on the rescue truck. The generator for station #2 will help to ensure that during an emergency, the entire station can function to remain ready to respond to citizens in need. 

"The purpose of the Management District specifically speaks to promoting the general welfare and the safety of the citizens of Dickinson which makes up "The District" and this project does that," said Board Member and City Councilman Johnnie Simpson. "The city is indebted to the volunteers who make up the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department and we are excited to be able to support them in this way."

The Dickinson Management District was established in 2005 by the Texas Special District Local Laws Code and collects one-half cent of all sales tax collected within the City. These funds are designated, by state law, to serve a public use and benefit. They are managed by a board that is made up of five members who are elected by City Council and meet once a month in Council Chambers.

"The Dickinson Management District has been dedicated to supporting DVFD for many years on multiple occasions," said Fire Chief Keith Morgan. "As a volunteer department, we appreciate the ability to ensure that our crews have the tools they need to do what they have dedicated their lives to - keeping Dickinson a fire safe community."

To view more about the Dickinson Management please visit: www.dickinsontexas.gov/dmd. To view more information about the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department and how to get involved, please visit www.dickinsonvfd.org

 

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