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...
Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
https://wildfiretoday.com/2022/05/21/mesquite-heat-fire-burns-more-than-2-dozen-homes-southwest-of-abilene-texas/The Mesquite Heat Fire has destroyed approximately 27 homes 7 miles southwest of Abilen...
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
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We are very grateful to our community and the founding members of the View Volunteer Fire Department. They saw the need for a fire department in our area and made it happen. These members donated time...

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.

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.

https://texaswildfirerisk.com/firewise
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.


Update: 5/29/2020 6:00pm

Mesquite Heat Fire 10,960 acres is now 100% contained. Thank you to everyone that had a hand in bringing this fire to an end! Assisting fire departments were: Abilene Fire Department, Anson, Baird, Ballinger, Buffalo Gap, Clyde, Dyess Air Force Base Fire Department, ECCA, Eula, Hamby, Hawley, Jim Ned, Lake Sweetwater, Lawn, Merkel, Moro, Mulberry Canyon, Nolan, Potosi, Texas Forest Service, Trent, Tye, Wingate, Winters. As well as TIFMAS (Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System).and the Southern Area Incident Management Gold Team.
 

As the Texas Division of Emergency Management start assessing fire damages of homes, land and livestock, we want to encourage individuals to report their damages to the TDEM website at DAMAGE.TDEM.TEXAS.GOV or scan the QR Code to help capture all costs associated to the Mesquite Heat Fire. Pictures may be required.


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