Hoover Volunteer Fire Department was started by a group of area landowners who saw the need for a rural volunteer fire department. Hoover VFD signed their first contract for firefighting services in 1992 with a small area around north-central Gray County in and around the Hoover area. Since then, Hoover VFD has grown, with a primary response area of around 600 square miles in Gray and Roberts Counties. We currently operate out of 1 station located just off Price Road on the west side of Pampa.
We are an all-volunteer department with around 30-35 firefighters from diverse backgrounds within the community and a junior program that allows youth ages 14-17 to participate on a limited basis. We have 13 pieces of apparatus to respond to almost any type of emergency. Including grass fires, structure fires, vehicle accidents and fires, medical assist calls, search and rescue, and most other calls routine in the fire service. We also respond to mutual aid requests from different departments and agencies in the Texas panhandle and beyond. Hoover VFD is dispatched by the Pampa Central Dispatch, located in the Pampa Police Department.
Our department and all firefighters are members of the State Firefighters' and Fire Marshalls' Association of Texas, and we receive certification through them. In addition, we do in-house training, participate in area schools and classes, and host and attend TEEX classes. In addition, we also participate in the Annual Municipal Fire Training School at Texas A&M University.
Our department is led by Fire Chief Trent Price, Asst. Chief of Operations Brian Snapp, and Asst. Chief of Safety Charley Thomas.