Saturday afternoon Caney Creek Fire Rescue and East Montgomery County firefighters were dispatched to FM 2090 between Huff and Dodd Road. Upon arrival units found a heavily wooded area with fire moving quickly. The Texas Forest Service with the assistance from Tennessee Department of Forestry arrived within 20 minutes to deploy dozers to cut a perimeter around the fire and stop its spread.
Upon returning to Fire Station 81 crews found six cases of water sitting on the apparatus floor. Later it was determined a kind citizen dropped off the water on the bay floor and went on about his day.
Each year at budget time water of course is considered. However, it’s very difficult to determine how much water firefighters will use over a year’s period. During drought conditions the increased call volume does put a strain on Firefighters. They work hard to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Plus, we share water with Police Officers directing traffic allowing Firefighters to work safely, the Texas Forest Service when needed, as well as other emergency workers, the Citizens we encounter, and of course any animals that are in need.
To the good Samaritan in the photo below, you have no idea the impact you have made donating six cases of water to our Firefighters. If anyone knows this kind gentleman, please ask him to contact this office so we can properly thank you!
Below are just a few heroes you helped keep hydrated!