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Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department

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Thank You Fire Chief Ayers

Fire Chief Michael Ayers resigned from the Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department after many years of service on Monday, May 22nd. Mike Ayers served the fire department in capacities of firefighter, Safety Officer as a Captain for a number of years, and then Fire Chief since December 2015. We wish Mike well in his retirement from the department and his future personal endeavors.

We appreciate the leadership and guidance Chief Ayers provided during his tenure as our chief as well as his service to our community.

Scott Whisenhunt will be acting as Interim Chief until a replacement is selected.
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About 70 percent of 911 calls are placed from wireless phones and that percentage is growing. The ability to call 911 for help in an emergency is one of the main reasons many own a wireless phone. Consider keeping your land line in your home for emergencies. Prepare to tell dispatch where you are located. The call will be routed to an emergency dispatch where the cell tower is located or several cell towers away, not where you are located. That tower will be different from the town of Double Oak.

Wireless phones are not land lines. There are unique challenges posed by wireless phones for emergency response personnel and wireless service providers. Since wireless phones are mobile, they are not associated with one fixed location or address. Automatic number identification/automatic location identification is standard equipment in any Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) known as the 911 center. Wireless phones currently do not have this capability.

- Tell dispatch the location of the emergency right away.
- Provide dispatch with your wireless phone number in case you are disconnected or they need to call you back.
- If your wireless phone does not have a contract for service, dispatch does not have your number and cannot contact you.
- Refrain from programming your phone to automatically dial 911 when one button.
- Turn off the auto-dial 911 feature if it is already turned on.
- Lock your keypad when you're not using your wireless phone to help prevent accidental calls to 911.
- Creating a contact in your wireless phone's memory with the name "ICE" (In Case of Emergency), which lists the phone numbers of people you want to have notified in an emergency.

More information.

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Our Department

DOVFD serves as the primary responding department for all emergencies in the Town of Double Oak and surrounding areas of Denton County. The tradition of volunteering to serve the community lives on. DOVFD is the only remaining 100% volunteer fire department in Denton County. None of our members receive any compensation for their dedicated work. For the DOVFD, the satisfaction of helping others during a difficult event in their lives is our motivation.

Our core values are to protect lives, property, and the environment through preparedness, prevention, public eduction, and emergency response. We strive to provide quality services, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety, during our service to the community.

Outdoor Burning

From the Chief….
I’ve had a few calls over the past couple of weeks about the procedure for burning tree limbs and brush in the Town of Double Oak. The following is the procedure for getting a permit to burn within the Town Limits.
default_titleYou must call the Denton County Fire Marshal’s Office at 940-349-2840 or log onto their website and fill out an Application for Open Burning Permit.default_titleThe determination, if it is a Burn Day, is done every morning between 8 am and 9 am. This determination is done by the Texas TCEQ and not the Denton County Fire Marshal.default_titleOnce you have the permit, you are cleared to burn. It always better if you call the Double Oak VFD (972-539-7683) and leave a message that you have a permit and will be burning. Please remember to leave your Name, Address and Phone Number.default_titleYou can only burn limbs and brush. No construction materials or any other products can be burned.default_titleYou must remain with the fire at all times and have a water hose in the area if the burn gets out of hand. All fires must be extinguished by sunset.default_titleThe smoke from the burn must not cause a nuisance to your surrounding residences. This can be controlled by not starting with a large fire, but starting with a smaller fire and adding limbs and brush to it as it burns down.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at the Fire Department (972) 539-7683.
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This has the latest information for open burning in Denton County.
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Mike Ayers, Fire Chief

1110 Cross Timbers Drive
Double Oak, Texas 75077
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Established 1980

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