Welcome to the Lewisville Fire Department – a well-trained, highly skilled team of employees and volunteers who are dedicated to around-the-clock protection of Lewisville’s 15,000+ area residents.
Fire. Medical emergency. Manmade disaster. We are here to safeguard the property and personal well-being of our fellow citizens from the unforeseen events that can affect any of us, at any time.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our department and the services we offer. We also welcome your feedback and suggestion on how we can better serve you.
WILDLAND FIRE DANGER NOTIFICATION
1/22/16 – Thanks to a generous donation a new “Fire Danger” sign has been installed at the Westbend Station. The National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is a system that allows the State and Federal Forestry Service to estimate today’s or tomorrow’s fire danger for a given area.
Fire Danger Level: Low
When the fire danger is “low” it means that fuels do not ignite easily from small embers, but a more intense heat source, such as lightning, may start fires in duff or dry rotten wood. Fires in open, dry grasslands may burn easily a few hours after a rain, but most wood fires will spread slowly, creeping or smoldering. Control of fires is generally easy.
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
When the fire danger is “moderate” it means that fires can start from most accidental causes, but the number of fire starts is usually pretty low. If a fire does start in an open, dry grassland, it will burn and spread quickly on windy days. Most wood fires will spread slowly to moderately. Average fire intensity will be moderate except in heavy concentrations of fuel, which may burn hot. Fires are still not likely to become serious and are often easy to control.
Fire Danger Level: High
When the fire danger is “high”, fires can start easily from most causes and small fuels (such as grasses and needles) will ignite readily. Unattended campfires and brush fires are likely to escape. Fires will spread easily, with some areas of high-intensity burning on slopes or concentrated fuels. Fires can become serious and difficult to control unless they are put out while they are still small.
Fire Danger Level: Very High
When the fire danger is “very high”, fires will start easily from most causes. The fires will spread rapidly and have a quick increase in intensity, right after ignition. Small fires can quickly become large fires and exhibit extreme fire intensity, such as long-distance spotting and fire whirls. These fires can be difficult to control and will often become much larger and longer-lasting fires.
Fire Danger Level: Extreme
When the fire danger is “extreme”, fires of all types start quickly and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious and can spread very quickly with intense burning. Small fires become big fires much faster than at the “very high” level. Spot fires are probable, with long-distance spotting likely. These fires are very difficult to fight and may become very dangerous and often last for several days.
SUPPORT TEAM PROGRAM – Citizens Helping the Lewisville Fire Department
1/4/16 – The Lewisville Fire Department is presently recruiting citizens for the Fire Department Support Team.
The Support Team volunteer program is designed to connect community members with the fire department to help with non-emergency tasks. The Support Team is not a volunteer firefighter program. Instead, it is a variety of important and creative projects in which almost anyone can actively participate.
Some examples of projects and activities include: Fire and life safety education, equipment and facility maintenance, fundraising, traffic control, bilingual support, firefighter rehabilitation, and volunteer recruitment.
Support Team volunteers provide critical assistance which helps increase our efficiency and allows the department to offer more services to the community.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Support Team please complete and submit a Volunteer Application. If you have additional questions about the program please contact Fire Chief Scott Alderman at (336) 945-5983.