Our History

The Lake Kickapoo Volunteer Fire Department, always in the same location on FM 368 South, was started back in 1980 with money scraped together with praises and thanks going to the early community firemen, their wives and the local community. Determined to create a debt-free fire department these first firemen and their wives, the Lady's Auxiliary, held bake sales, garage sales and fund drives to cobble together enough money to purchase the early building and one old fire truck. After the strenuous task of getting the early Fire Department started, several of the early firemen were sent to Texas A&M to fire school for training and to begin to hone their fire fighting skills.

One of the few remnants of the early days of the Lake Kickapoo Volunteer Fire Dept. is an old quilt also made by members of the Lady's Auxiliary back in June of 1990, which was displayed on the fire department's walls for many years, is still around today and in the possession of Jim Davis, one of the original founding firefighters and at one time a Fire Chief. This old quilt was one of the only ways we were able to identify a list of the dedicated original members of this department.

Early Fire Department Quilt
Early Fire Department Quilt

“The Original” And “Early Days” Firemen & Wives:

Johnny & Billie Hicks
David & Betty Williams
Mac & Delta Mc Donald
Kathryn & Vergal Allen
Don & Barbara Shearmire
Clarance & Bulah Morris
Dale & Jessie Staddard
Bob & Jo Leonard
Walter & Mary Palmer
Ben & Chris Watson
David & Royline Clark
Sam & Mary Lou Moser
Merel & Linda Bowen
Herb & Retha Morgan
Tommy & Sheryl Berend
Jo Ann & Duward Stone
J L & Novalene Reaves
John & Monroe Kennedy
Jim & Oleta Davis
Dick & Ila Rea Lowder
Greg & Jane Franco
Heffington & Helen Lowe
Brad & Katie Mitchall
Chuck & Tammy White
Dick & Deloris Palmer
Clyde & Melba Gardner
Pete & Earlene Pate

County Burn Ban Status

Burn Ban Status

Please contact the Archer County Sheriff at (940) 574-2571 to notify them if you're performing a controlled burn when burn ban is not in effect.

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Lake Kickapoo
Volunteer Fire Dept.

12442 FM 368 South
Holliday, Texas 76366


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