Saturday, August 6th, 2022
The Abilene Fire Department held its Abilene Area Fire Control Conference 2022 on August 4-6, 2022, in conjunction with Texas Engineering Extension Service. They provided training and continuing educa...
Monday, August 1st, 2022
Congrats to Brad Butler and Lanham Bishop III for promoting to Lieutenant. Thank you and congrats.
Monday, June 6th, 2022
Congratulations to Richard "Pete" Bilbrey for his promotion to Assistant Chief. He contributes so much to the department, and the View Community. Thank you and congratulations.
Sunday, May 29th, 2022
Mesquite Heat Fire 10,960 acres 05/29/222 - now 100% containmentMay 17, 2022 a large fire started close to Coronado’s Camp with very high winds and rough terrain. The initial call for the fire w...

Welcome to the View VFD

We were established in 1979 and serve the communities of View, Caps, and areas adjacent to the city of Abilene, Texas. Our area of responsibility covers about 68 square miles.

View provides fire suppression, rescue and first responder services. We have automatic mutual aid agreements with surrounding towns and communities.

Progress is being made on the new Fire Station...
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Preparing homes for wildfire
There are methods for homeowners to prepare their homes to withstand ember attacks and minimize the likelihood of flames or surface fire touching the home or any attachments.
Firewise USA®, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, is a national program that encourages homeowners and communities to take action to reduce their wildfire risk. These actions, such as creating and maintaining defensible space, should happen before a wildfire occurs. These recognized Firewise USA® Sites have an on-going commitment toward reducing their overall wildfire risk.

Ready, Set, Go! Your personal wildland fire action guide
View volunteer fire department takes every precaution to help protect you and your property from wildfire. However, the reality is that in a major wildfire, there will simply not be enough fire engines or firefighters to defend every home. Successfully preparing for a wildfire requires you to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and your property. In this publication, we hope to give you the tips and tools you need to prepare and be successful.

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