Seymour Volunteer Fire Department
The SVFD is comprised of 25 volunteers serving the 900 sq mile Baylor County and within the City of Seymour city limits. Fireman are certified and receive monthly training. They assist EMS and other first responders as well as TXDoT when needed.
Seymour Volunteer Fireman serve the community in several capacities outside of fire safety. Scholarships honoring previous firemen Bill Unsell & Mike Jurecek are awarded to graduating seniors annually. Every year Fireman host a free Veteran’s Breakfast to recognize those that have served. They also have a program to assist families that are victims of house fire to help them replace belongings and essentials. In September, fire prevention programs are put on by the local SVFD in the school systems to raise awareness and education for our kids. At Christmas time the Seymour Volunteer Fireman have their most extensive outreach programs with Toys 4 Tots and their annual food basket delivery. Food baskets typically consist of about $200 worth of food items and toys are delivered on Christmas eve to deserving families.
There are several opportunities for the community to partner with the fire department financially to assist in the success of their outreach programs.
May – Jerry Ermis Memorial Rib Feed held the 1st Sunday in May at the Cliff Styles Pavilion on FM 422/Archer Rd. Meal tickets can be prepurchased and there is a raffle for a large-ticket item every year. Historically this has invluded rifles and gators. Donations are accepted at this time as well.
July – The Volunteer Fireman partner with the Seymour Rodeo Association every year to provide concessions at the Old Settler’s Reunion & Rodeo the 2nd weekend of July. The proceeds are 50/50 with the SVFD and the Rodeo Association. Come grab a burger and show your support for both organizations!
August – The newest fundraiser for SVFD is the August Fish Fry. This event has proven to be a community favorite with a great turn out. Fish plates are $10 each and the event is held at the fire hall located on the 300 block of Washington St. Donations are accepted at this time too.
December – Join in the Toys for Tots drive & the SVFD Hamburger Feed the 2nd weekend of December. Toys can be donated at the Whiteside Museum of Natural History, Dollar General, & the City of Seymour city hall. Toys are delivered Christmas eve by firemen. The SVFD Hamburger feed happens in conjuntion with the Lighted Christmas Parade annually. Monatary donations and toy donations are accepted at this event as well.
If you would like to partner with our local fire deparment, please contact Les Hons at 940-256-1918 or you can mail your donation to:
City of Seymour
C/O SVFD Les Hons
P.O. Box 31
Seymour TX 76380