Past and present…
Lavon Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1992 in response to the growing population of the City of Lavon. During our early years, Nevada Volunteer Fire Department provided mutual aid and support for the newly formed, all volunteer department. Councilman Dewey Long was appointed to the position of Fire Chief, and began assembling the apparatus and equipment needed for the department.
In 1993, Chief Long set in motion a plan to purchase a 1967 Ford Pumper from Fairview FD for $2000. We didn't yet have a place to house this “new” pumper, but later that year, a “garage” was located to serve as the new home of Lavon VFD.
Our first early attempt to become a stand-alone VFD continued until early 1996, when discussions to merge with the Nevada VFD were announced and later ratified. Fire coverage for the City of Lavon was turned over to NVFD, and they continued to provide coverage to our community until September 2018.
In July of 2018 Lavon City Council determined that our rapidly growing community's needs had evolved, and that Lavon Volunteer Fire Department needed to be reinstated. Through the hard work of the mayor and city council, funding and resources were quickly established for a foundation on which to build our new department.
Fire Marshal Jon Scott was appointed Volunteer Fire Chief, and was tasked with purchasing all of the equipment needed to get our new fire department functional within 60 days. This seemingly impossible feat was made possible through the hard work and determination of our founders, and gracious equipment donations from many members of the Collin County Fire Chiefs' Association, including Wylie Fire Rescue, Princeton Fire Department and others.
On September 14, 2018, at 9:00 A.M., Lavon Volunteer Fire Department became operational and now provides fire, EMS, community outreach, and emergency management services for the citizens of Lavon.
The future is very bright for the LFD! We currently have (20) trained members, an Emergency Response Staffing program, 4 vehicles, a (3) double bay station and an Emergency Operations Center, (EOC) and living quarters for firefighters on duty.
Camp 911 on June 4, 2020
We currently have 20 active volunteer firefighters and 3 support members.