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Doss Volunteer Fire Department | serving the Doss Valley and surrounding communities


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The Burn Ban for Gillespie County is

OFF!

(as of 3/20/2014)

Welcome to the Doss Volunteer Fire Department!

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Over the past several years the Doss Volunteer Fire Department has explored various alternatives to achieve additional and more functional space for housing firefighting equipment.  The current fire house is on property owned by the Doss Community Club, which also makes the site available for use by the Doss School.  Between growing needs of the Fire Department and the School there are limited expansion alternatives which are practical and do not inhibit future plans.
 
In April 2014 Mike Porter and Mary Batten offered the Fire Department land for a building site along with a very generous contribution towards building a new fire station, which the  DVFD members gratefully accepted.  A Building Committee (Danny Reeh, Kenny Priess, Kurt Geistweidt, Ralph Rode, Stephen Stengel and Gary Lynn Hahn) was appointed and planning for the project commenced.  Fredericksburg Architect Barry Wagner was engaged to provide design services and coordination of tender activities. 
 
Following receipt of competitive bids a contract was awarded to the successful bidder, DR Welding & Construction, Inc. in November 2014.  Construction on site will commence January 2015 and the project is scheduled for completion by August 2015.  The Fire Department plans to moved in their new home in time to host the annual Fish Fry on September 5th, 2015.
 
The first picture includes (l-r):  Kurt Geistweidt (Building Committee), Mike Porter & Mary Batten (Donors), Donnie Reeh (President, DR Construction & Welding), Kenny Priess (Building Committee & DVFD Fire Chief), Danny Reeh (Building Committee & DVFD President) and Ralph Rode (Building Committee & DVFD Captain).  Missing from the photo is Stephen Stengel (Building Committee & Project Manager) and Barry Wagner (Architect).
 
The second pictures includes (l-r):  Nelson Geistweidt, Van Mund, Travis Reeh, Josh Berg, Gary Brodbeck, David Kessler, Paul Baethge, James Priess, Darrel Arhelger, Adam Geistweidt, Clayton Crenwelge, Royce Herbort, Mark Geistweidt, Kurt Geistweidt (on top), Mike Porter, Mary Batten, Donnie Reeh, Kenny Priess, Danny Reeh, Jerry Walsch (on top), Ralph Rode, Sidney Scott, Tuttie Geistweidt, Joe Schaefer, Clyde Haley, Kevin Whitworth and James Lange.
 
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Upcoming Events

Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser

It was held August 30, 2014, thanks to everyone who came or volunteered! Prize list with winners is HERE.

Ranger Raffle Update! We have sold all the tickets and the drawing was done 10/25/2014. Congratulations to the winner, Beverly Behrends of Blanco, Tx!!!