The District 8 Volunteer Fire Department is the Counties newest Fire District and it was established as a County Volunteer Fire Department in 1996. It is the only Chaves County Volunteer Fire Department located on a State Correctional Facility. This department currently has 20 personnel, is housed on the
Correctional Facility grounds and has apparatus consisting of:
One Pumper that is a:
Two Initial attack vehicles consisting of:
And one brush truck, which is:
The inmates are screened and approved for the Fire Department program and respond outside of their facility to provide protection for their district and assist the surrounding districts with additional manpower as needed. They are accompanied by Corrections Officers that also work as the Officers for the Fire Department.
District 8-Barry Wilkenson