The Dayton Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) proudly protects an estimated 20,000 people living in an area of 144 square miles. We operate out of 2 stations that protect residential, agricultural, and industrial area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status.
Fire Chief - Murphy Green
Asst. Chief - David Rodgers
Station Sergeant - Terry Boyette
Secretary - Alvin Burress
Treasurer - Paul Doskocil
The Dayton Volunteer Fire Department currently has an active roster of 40 members and a Ladies Auxiliary.
The first Dayton Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1930, after numerous Depot Street (down town) structures burned to the ground in 1929. The station was a lean-to building/shed located on Bryan Street. The Dayton City Hall and Fire Station was built sometime in the span of 1935-39, and was a W.P.A. Program building.
The first D.V.F.D. pumper truck was built from scratch by its members in the late 1930's. The first purchased fire apparatus by the department, was a 1940 Ford Pumper custom built in Detroit, Michigan, and brought to the city by the D.V.F.D.'s own members. The department has purchased its own equipment throughout the years, thanks to donations and fund raising. The current department hosts 3 engines, 3 boosters, 1 medium rescue, 1 ladder, 1 tanker, 1 rescue boat, and 1 assistant chief and 1 chief's truck.
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The Dayton Volunteer Fire Department is ranked in the Top Ten in the State of Texas for a department of its size, and is counted on throughout Liberty County and parts of Harris County to back up the numerous other volunteer fire departments and agencies. The D.V.F.D. was and continues to be 100% volunteer, and continues to support itself by help from our community.
- Easter Whole Brisket Sale (April)
- Annual BBQ Plate Sale (June)
- Annual DVFD Hose Down Dance (July)
- DVFD Haunted House (October)
- Thanksgiving Turkey Ticket Raffle (November)
- Annual Firefighter Muster Challenge (April)
- Local Parades (May and December)
- Fire Prevention Week (October)
- Christmas Toy and Food Drive (December)
- Dayton Country Christmas (December)
- Bicycles for Christmas (December)
Members participate and/or instruct at the Annual Texas A&M Fire Training School, the Annual Livingston Fire Training School, various other training schools, and independent training on a regular schedule.
The department is currently waiting upon the arrival of a new engine being manufactured and anticipating delivery in December.
The department runs have increased to over 400 fire responses a year.