Fairfield VFD


Donations needed for local family

Donations are needed for a local family after a weekend fire took their home in the Westwood Addition of Fairfield. Kaylee Crook, Greg Stewart, and their two children were not home at the time of the fire.

Fairfield Fire Chief Matt Foree reported Engine 83 arrived at the double-wide home and found heavy smoke and fire. As Foree’s crews began attacking the fire, Teague VFD, Dew VFD, and Wortham VFD arrived on the scene and began working to



No injuries in house fire

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A man rushes to help another man move a four-wheeler out of the way while black smoke billows from the roof.
Photo by April Walker

Firefighters fought a losing battle Wednesday, Sept. 5, on FM 2547 outside of Fairfield when a single story home went up in flames. Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the roof when fire departments arrived. Fairfield VFD reported the fire began in the attic of the home. The home reportedly belonged to Kelly Allison and Josh DeLeon, who were not home when the fire began. Fire officials said the crew entered the home and began an offensive fire attack. Two firefighters were treated by Fairfield EMS for heat-related emergencies. Assisting in this fire was Teague VFD, Wortham VFD, Streetman VFD, Southern Oaks VFD, Dew VFD, Fairfield EMS, and Freestone County Sheriff’s Office.



Letter to the editor

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My heartfelt thanks to all of the VFDs in Freestone County:

Have you ever had a short Fire Department Captain walk up to you and say "Get out of your house!" I did and I was glad and was made to feel very thankful. We had an experience at my home in Lakewood that I wouldn't wish on anyone.


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FVFD boasts new gear

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Fairfield VFD volunteer Cody Blair and Chief Matt Foree gave city council members a demonstration of their new gear at the March 13 meeting.
Photo by April Walker

Fairfield Fire Chief Matt Foree and fellow volunteer Cody Blair gave a presentation of their new gear at the March 13 city council meeting. The department finally received the gear after numerous council meetings to discuss the need versus the cost.

Foree explained the department changed the color of their jackets and pants to black in lieu of the previous beige. “Everybody's in favor of the darker gear,” said Foree. “But it still takes the same amount of heat.”

Foree said the department's motto is “Two minutes or less.”

“That's part of the training,” he explained. “Get dressed in two minutes or less. Some can do it in less than a minute.”

The jackets have a removable outer shell which can be cleaned in an extractor to remove chemicals and other health hazards. Each fireman received custom fit gear along with the new air packs.


FVFD investigating possible arson

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A Fairfield firefighter chops their way through the back of the house after safely extinguishing the fire.

Photo by April Walker

A structure fire, which happened last week on Texas 75, is now under investigation by the Fairfield fire department. The building – which no one was living in – was not fully involved and it may have started in one room.

Fairfield Fire Chief Matt Foree said the departments prepared an aggressive offensive battle and achieved knock down. Aiding the department with operations and water supply were Teague, Dew, and Butler. “The area is treated as a crime scene at this point,” said Foree.



No injuries in structure fire

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Local fire departments battled a structure fire earlier today on Hwy 75 north. The building was uninhabited so no injuries were reported. A neighbor, Mr. Dogan, said there is no electric or butane hooked up to the house. Fire investigators are looking into the cause. See the full story in the April 7 edition of the Recorder.

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