Hoover Volunteer Fire Department was started by a group of area landowners who saw the need for a rural volunteer fire department. Their first contract for firefighting services was signed in 1992 with a small area around in north-central Gray County in and around the Hoover area. Since then, Hoover VFD has grown to cover a total primary response area of around 600 square miles in Gray and Roberts Counties operating out of 1 station located just off Price Road on the west side of Pampa.
We are an all-volunteer department with around 30 firefighters who come from diverse backgrounds within the community, and a junior program which allows youth age 14-17 to participate on a restricted basis. We have 15 pieces of apparatus to respond to most any type of emergency including grass fires, structure fires, vehicle accidents and fires, medical assist calls, search and rescue, and most any other calls normal in the fire service. We also respond to mutual aid request from other departments and agencies in the Texas panhandle and beyond. We are dispatched by the Gray County Sheriff's Office located in Pampa.
Our department and all firefighters are members of the State Firefighters' and Fire Marshalls' Association of Texas, and we receive certification through them. We do in-house training, participate in area schools and classes, both host and attend TEEX classes, and participate in the Annual Municipal Fire Training School at Texas A&M University.