Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department - Station 550
The the parade starts at 9:30 am and other information is located on the July 4th page.
From the Chief…
Once again The Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department is gearing up for our annual 4th of July parade and picnic. This is one of two major fund raisers for our department. DOVFD has proudly served the citizens of Double Oak and surrounding communities for 36 years. Founded in 1980, DOVFD is one of the two remaining 100% volunteer fire departments in Denton County. We have transformed from a group of neighbors whose goal was to serve as a primary response to fires, to today's highly trained personnel capable of not only responding to fires, but to all varieties of emergencies. The DOVFD now serves as the primary responding department for all emergencies in the Town of Double Oak and mutual aid for surrounding areas of Denton County. The department also participates as part of the Denton County Task Force and has deployed crews to assist in disasters and emergencies throughout the state. None of our members receive any compensation for their dedicated work because the satisfaction of helping others during a difficult event in their lives is our motivation.
As a non-profit organization, our department relies on the donations from our community and annual fundraisers. The DOVFD will be holding its 36th Annual Fourth of July Picnic and Parade on Monday, July 4th, 2016. Any donations you may offer will help to make our event a success. You may also choose to make a cash donation which will be acknowledged by the following levels: $500 - Chief sponsor, $250 - Captain sponsor, and $100 - Lieutenant sponsor. These sponsors will have signage at various places at our picnic. All donations will be acknowledged both on our webpage and on a banner at the event.
We would appreciate any assistance your company could provide. Please Contact Kathy Heimerdinger for more information and the 501.C3 Tax Identification Number.
I’ve had a few calls over the past couple of weeks about the procedure for burning tree limbs and brush in the Town of Double Oak. The following is the procedure for getting a permit to burn within the Town Limits.
default_titleYou must call the Denton County Fire Marshal’s Office at 940-349-2840 or log onto their website and fill out an Application for Open Burning Permit.
default_titleThe determination, if it is a Burn Day, is done every morning between 8 am and 9 am. This determination is done by the Texas TCEQ and not the Denton County Fire Marshal.
default_titleOnce you have the permit, you are cleared to burn. It always better if you call the Double Oak VFD (972-539-7683) and leave a message that you have a permit and will be burning. Please remember to leave your Name, Address and Phone Number.
default_titleYou can only burn limbs and brush. No construction materials or any other products can be burned.
default_titleYou must remain with the fire at all times and have a water hose in the area if the burn gets out of hand. All fires must be extinguished by sunset.
default_titleThe smoke from the burn must not cause a nuisance to your surrounding residences. This can be controlled by not starting with a large fire, but starting with a smaller fire and adding limbs and brush to it as it burns down.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at the Fire Department (972) 539-7683.
DOVFD serves as the primary responding department for all emergencies in the Town of Double Oak and surrounding areas of Denton County. The tradition of volunteering to serve the community lives on. DOVFD is the only remaining 100% volunteer fire department in Denton County. None of our members receive any compensation for their dedicated work. For the DOVFD, the satisfaction of helping others during a difficult event in their lives is our motivation.
This has the latest information for open burning in Denton County.