Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department - Station 550
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.
Santa Visits Double Oak
December 11th - Sunday Santa Starts His Rounds Around Noon
Once Again! Santa has requested DOVFD to transfer him throughout Double Oak. He will visit every street in town. His arrival will be proceeded with sirens from our equipment. Listen for the sirens - that means he's close.
December 5th Monday at 6 pm Double Oak Town Hall at JB Wright Park
This year’s tree lighting will take place in the JB Wright Park next to town hall. Residents are encouraged to attend and guests from adjoining communities are invited to join us. A “Special Guest” usually shows up to kick off the Christmas season and visit with the children.
See you there!
Emergency Medical Services Service Change
The Town of Double Oak contracted with Flower Mound Fire Department to provide the Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance services to the residents of Double Oak. Historically, this service was provided by the Argyle Fire Department. This was a tough decision due to the long working relationship with Argyle Fire Department. Argyle FD provided a timely professional service. Flower Mound FD had advantages that would better serve the Double Oak residents. There were more ambulances in the Flower Mound FD mainly responding from Stations 1 and 4 for the east side and Station 2 for the west end of Double Oak. Each responding FMFD engine is also manned by a paramedic and has the same equipment as an ambulance except the engine cannot transport. The change became effective Friday, September 30th at noon.
Double Oak VFD will continue to respond to all calls in Double Oak.
Do I still dial 911 for emergencies?
Absolutely! Dial 911 if you need assistance for Police, Fire, or Medical emergencies. The changes have been made in the dispatch system to send the appropriate agencies. Again, Double Oak VFD will respond to all emergencies within Double Oak.
Why does the ambulance remain at the scene several minutes after the patient is loaded? The ALS ambulances today are in essence a rolling emergency room. Once the patient is in the ambulance, the paramedic may do some additional evaluations on the patient, administer fluids or medications prior to leaving for the hospital. It’s safer for the paramedic and the patient if the ambulance is not moving during that time.
Please send us an e-mail at station e-mail if you have any questions or you can leave us a message at 972-539-7683.
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