VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
Columbia Lakes VFD has undergone significant changes over the past two years. Dedication, perseverance and determination has driven each member to deliver the best community protection possible. Our goal is to expose the myth that there is a difference between paid and volunteer firefighters. Without regret, the only difference between paid firefighters and our volunteer firefighters is that the ranks of our volunteer firefighters don't get paid, but willingly give up their time from family and friends serve the community when called upon. Thousands of hours and miles have been sacrificed to be the best we can be for our community. We are proud of who we are and through our actions we want you, our community and surrounding fellow firefighters, to be proud to have such dedicated members there to serve when called upon.
The members of the Columbia Lakes Volunteer Fire Department strive to make a difference in the community and ranks of the volunteer firefighting industry. We want to be leaders, servants, and an avenue to bring our surrounding fire departments closer together to make the "WEST OF THE BRAZOS" Firefighters' Association one of the best in the Great State of Texas.
Texas Commission on Firefighting Professional Firefighter Certification
Texas SFFMA (State Firemen's' and Fire Marshalls' Association) Basic & Advanced Accredited Firefighter Certification
NFPA 1081 Industrial Fire Brigade - Texas State Professional Board Certified
NFPA 1006 Rope & Confined Space Rescue Technician Professional Certification
NFPA 1670 / 1006 Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Technician Certification
Texas SFFMA (State Firemen's' and Fire Marshalls' Association) Instructor I
Texas SFFMA (State Firemen's' and Fire Marshalls' Association) Instructor II
NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor II
Texas A&M Texas Engineering Extension (TEEX) Industrial Response Specialist
American Red Cross First Aid / CPR / AED Health Provider & Instructor Certification
Swift Water Rescue Technician
Smoke Diver Completion
The Columbia Lakes Volunteer Fire Department currently comprise of nine active members who pull a wide array of talent, knowledge and expertise together to provide an evolving department that is constantly growing and becoming leaders in the area firefighting industry. Without a doubt we bring the latest in firefighting techniques and knowledge to our community.
Columbia Lakes Volunteer Fire Department is a member of the Texas State Firemen's' and Fire Marshalls' Association, Brazoria County Emergency Service District, Brazoria County Firefighters' Association, and the local West of the Brazos Firefighters' Association. Likewise, as listed above, the members bring wide array of certifications to the table and it is growing stronger every year.
"This is the first time Columbia Lakes Fire Department has ever put forth the effort to take the lead and host training from TEEX (Texas A&M University - Texas Engineering Extension Division). You guys are really stepping up." Scott Matthews TEEX Instructor.
"I don't know of another department with so many different areas of emergency response expertise and certifications as Columbia Lakes. It's a shame that other departments don't reach out to work with your department when CLVFD is so willing to join and help other department be part of a bigger team." Neighboring Firefighter
CLVFD Members: Stan Wiggins - Fire Chief, Gerald Schmitt - Assistant Fire Chief, Allen Guy - Business Administrator, Jaymi Wiggins -Lieutenant, Certification Coordinator & Training Officer, Paul Renick - Firefighter, Dickie Richards - Firefighter, Kyle Krebs - Firefighter, Ryan Upton- Parametic/Firefighter, Brandon Worth - Firefighter, Joe Kovar III - Auxiliary, Shelia Schmitt - Auxiliary, Tammy Richards - Auxiliary
Our members will be happy to provide additional membership information and department insight if desired. Please feel free to contact the department any time.
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