Friday, December 27th, 2019
At 1458 hours on Friday the 27th, Cassie VFD assisted Llano County SO, Buchanan Dam VFD, Llano County EMS, DPS, LCRA on a Kayaker in distress on Lake Buchanan. CVFD responded with Rescue Boat 1 and as...
Thursday, November 28th, 2019
At 9 am Thanksgiving morning, Cassie VFD was toned to respond to assist Buchanan Dam VFD in Llano County. CVFD responded with Engine 2- 4421 and Tender 1- 4440 with a total of 4 firefighters.Engine 2 ...
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
at 1416 hours CVFD, Burnet EMS, Llano County SO, Buchanan Dam VFD and East Lake Buchanan VFD were called to Lake Buchanan for an overturn sailboat in rough waters.The wakes range from 2-6 feet that da...
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
picture
CVFD was called to a structure fire at Noon today! Eastlake Buchanan VFD, Burnet, Hoover Valley VFD, Burnet Fire/EMS were also toned in AutoAid But canceled after the initial Interior attack. The buil...
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
picture
Public Notice for Burnet County ESD #2 Small Taxing unit 2021
picture
CVFD is looking for Men and Women to join our team to serve as Firefighters and/or Emergency Medical Techs.Don't have the training? Don't worry we offer both in house and paid training opportu...
Friday, April 16th, 2021
picture
Cassie VFD and Burnet County ESD #2 purchase a gravely utility terrain vehicle used to wildland fires, search and rescue missions, and accessing the lake when its low.Rover-1 44301 also known as Rescu...
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
The first couple of FEMA trucks have arrived and bought Cassie VFD 2 pallets of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat). We are still awaiting bottle water deliveries.CVFD does have Canned drinking water to pass ou...
News
LCRA, PEC AWARD $19,643 GRANT TO CASSIE VFD FOR NEW RESCUE BOAT
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Firefighters will be able to conduct swift-water rescues, fight lakeside fires from the water.

From the Picture; LCRA and Pedernales Electric Cooperative representatives present a $19,643 grant to the Cassie Volunteer Fire Department for a new rescue boat. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Bill Pennington, assistant fire chief; George Sanchez, firefighter; Michael L. “Mike” Allen, LCRA Board member; Nancy Eckert Yeary, LCRA Board member; Phil Wilson, LCRA general manager; George W. Russell, LCRA Board member; Caroline Tinsley Porter, PEC community relations coordinator; Joshua Nugent, firefighter; Nancy Nehring, secretary; Chris Kelley, firefighter; Ben Schneider, ESD commissioner; Jayden Foster, Earl Foster’s grandson; Derrick Curtis, fire chief; Ed Schaefer, safety officer; Laura Schneider, firefighter; Jim Luther, Jr., Burnet County commissioner; Roxanne Nelson, Burnet County justice of the peace; Leslie Ray, Burnet County constable; Chuck Schoenfeld, firefighter; Doug Shields, firefighter; Earl Foster, Lakeway Municipal Utility District general manager and CDPP review committee member; and Susan Patten, LCRA Regional Affairs representative.

BURNET, Texas – Cassie Volunteer Fire Department/Burnet County ESD #2 soon will purchase a new fire rescue boat thanks to a $19,643 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative.

The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $26,643 in matching contributions, will enhance the department’s abilities to respond to emergencies near the water. When calls for services that require a boat come in, the department now has to request mutual aid from nearby departments or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The new boat will allow the department to respond immediately to calls.

Cassie VFD Fire Chief Derrick Curtis says the new fire rescue boat will greatly enhance emergency response services on Inks Lake and the southeast section of Lake Buchanan. Cassie VFD is one of four volunteer fire departments providing emergency response services on Lake Buchanan and one of three on Inks Lake. Between the five departments, there currently are two rescue boats.

“Burnet County is highly susceptible to flash flooding, and when it happens, we’re on the front lines,” Curtis said. “This rescue boat is vital to our mission to protect the lives of Burnet County citizens and visitors, and thanks to LCRA and PEC, we’re able to purchase the boat, train with it and deploy it much sooner than we would have been able to otherwise. It absolutely will save lives.”

Cassie VFD has four trained swift-water rescue technicians and a trained swift-water rescue boat operator.

“As water managers in Flash Flood Alley, we are well aware of how quickly flash flooding can occur,” said Phil Wilson, LCRA general manager. “First responders can’t always get to the site of an emergency by land, and this new rescue boat will let Cassie firefighters respond quickly, without having to wait for help from other departments. We are pleased the CDPP grant could help add another rescue boat to the area help enhance public safety.’’

The community grant is one of a number of grants recently awarded through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s wholesale electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. Pedernales Electric Cooperative is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program.

Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted July 1-31. More information is available at lcra.org/cdpp.

About LCRA
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to enhancing the lives of Texans through water stewardship, energy and community services. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934. For more information, visit lcra.org.

Media contact:
Clara Tuma 512-578-3292
clara.tuma@lcra.org

LCRA, PEC AWARD $19,643 GRANT TO CASSIE VFD FOR NEW RESCUE BOAT
×picture
38 entries in the News
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
picture
Public Notice for Burnet County ESD #2 Small Taxing unit 2021
picture
CVFD is looking for Men and Women to join our team to serve as Firefighters and/or Emergency Medical Techs.Don't have the training? Don't worry we offer both in house and paid training opportunities.Stop by the station and speak with someone today.
Friday, April 16th, 2021
picture
Cassie VFD and Burnet County ESD #2 purchase a gravely utility terrain vehicle used to wildland fires, search and rescue missions, and accessing the lake when its low.Rover-1 44301 also known as Rescue UTV 31 comes with 85 gallons of water and 2.5 gallons of class A foams.
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
The first couple of FEMA trucks have arrived and bought Cassie VFD 2 pallets of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat). We are still awaiting bottle water deliveries.CVFD does have Canned drinking water to pass out, but in limited stock.
Monday, October 5th, 2020
picture
BURNET COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 2Record of Posting of the Notice of the November 3, 2020 Special Election pursuant to Chapter 4, Texas Election Code Notice of Election
Friday, August 21st, 2020
picture
Small Taxing Unit Notice The Burnet County Emergency Services District #2 will hold a meeting at 10:00A.M., on August 27, 2020 at the Cassie Community Center, 3920 RR 690, Burnet,Texas. To consider adopting a proposed tax rate for tax year 2020-2021.
picture
Cassie VFD asked Burnet County ESD #2 to approve the purchase of a new Toro Zero turn mower for the station.Burnet County ESD 2 approved the purchase, and CVFD took delivery of their new mower from Toro and Professional Turf Products, LC
picture
Cassie VFD, among area departments honored thier Firefighter of the Year, Thursday evening at the YMCA of Burnet.Cassie VFD honored Firefighter Garry Kimball for his outstanding dedication to the fire department and all the extra little things Garry does behind the scene at the department.
Thursday, February 27th, 2020
picture
Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Nelson swears in Robbie Cheatham as Burnet County ESD #2 commissioner
February 27, 2020 at 10 AM Burnet County Justice of the Peace Roxanne Nelson will swear in two new Commissioners on to the Burnet County ESD #2 board of directors.Donna Kiley and Robbie Cheatham, these will be two year terms.
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
picture
EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT VACANCIES Burnet County ESD #2 which represents the Cassie Volunteer Fire & EMS district is in search of two volunteers to serve as Commissioners and Board members. To qualify, interested individuals must reside or own property inthe Cassie Fire district.
picture
At last nights board meeting, Fire Chief Derrick Curtis and the members of CVFD honor Former Lieutenant Kevin Cokendolpher was spent 7 years on the Fire Department. Kevin's family was also in attendance.
Friday, July 12th, 2019
picture
After making a trip to Kemah, TX to pick up the boat, CVFD placed the boat into service had was called to assist with a boating accident.
picture
Firefighters will be able to conduct swift-water rescues, fight lakeside fires from the water. From the Picture; LCRA and Pedernales Electric Cooperative representatives present a $19,643 grant to the Cassie Volunteer Fire Department for a new rescue boat.
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
LCRA will be presenting CVFD with a check for $19,642.00 to purchase a new rescue boat. Please come join us. This will be an opportunity ask question about the new boat, and the fire department.LCRA will be here around 1pm on Tuesday the 4th of June, 2019.
Monday, March 25th, 2019
In the month of March Cassie VFD was notified from the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) that they have awarded us grants.The TFS award CVFD a HB2604 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) grant in a 90/10 split.
Friday, February 8th, 2019
picture
CVFD and Burnet County ESD #2 took delivery of a 2019 Chevy Tahoe from Siddons-Martin EVS. This Command SUV came loaded out. The new Command SUV is replacing the aging 2009 Ford Command.The Old Command SUV is the last Vehicle that the Fire Department purchased prior to the ESD.
Thursday, November 29th, 2018
picture
As part of our capital improvement to the CVFD, Purchasing and installing the water softener is the 1st step towards healthier firefighters.Our big picture this year is to get the water softener, purchase and install a gear extractor(washer) and gear dryer.After every fire now, our firefighters will...
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Please follow the link to read the Cassie VFD end of year report. https://yourfirstdue.com/manager/data/1477932001/File/cassie_volunteer_fire_department_and_ems_inc_annual_report_final.pdf
Monday, September 10th, 2018
picture
The past 60 days have been very busy for Cassie VFD, CVFD has responded to 52 incidents.2- False Alarms19- Fires7- Good intent calls23- Rescue or EMS calls1- Service callsThe 19 fire calls we responded to included the Smith-West RD fire in Blanco County which burned 680 acres, CVFD spent 3 days on t...
38 entries in the News

© 2021 Cassie Volunteer Fire Department