Burnet Fire Department

Wed
13
Mar

Corden's Cause

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

 

Burnet Fire Department staff gathered to sell t-shirts to help raise funds for Corden Fidler and his father, former firefighter Mathew Fidler, at Corden's Cause, a fundraiser organized to help the family cover medical expenses following a shooting which seriously injured Corden and killed his mother and grandmother in December. Barbecue plates were also served at the fundraiser, and guests enjoyed live music, auctions, and bounce houses in support of Corden.

Wed
19
Oct

LAFS Clowns successful 6th year

Christi Bertelson/Burnet Bulletin

 

 

The Burnet Life and Fire Safety (LAFS) Clowns brought their 6th annual Fire Safety program to grade school students during last week at the Burnet High School Auditorium.

Stem Nut, Hooks and Flash, along with other Burnet Fire Department employees did not let the crowds down, as the show was a spin off the popular ‘America’s Got Talent’ show.

Their ‘America Has Safety’ show entertainingly taught kids the safety of wearing helmets and pads while riding a bike, wearing a floatation device and always swim with a buddy; as well as what to do in case of a fire in the home.

Collaborating safety with amusement kept the kids ranging from preschool to middle school fixated on the 45-minute show and included quite a few snickers and chuckles from the crowds.

Wed
12
Oct

A Letter from Burnet FD LAFS Clowns

Dear Parents,

Wed
12
Oct

Asphalt truck destroyed due to human error

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Burnet Fire Department (BFD), EMS and Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to the Hanson’s Aggregates Asphalt plant at approximately 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

When the departments arrived on scene, an oil distribution truck owned by Angle Brothers based out of New Braunfels was fully engulfed in flames.

“This company is in charge of the paving taking place between Burnet and Marble Falls,” said John Erskine, Burnet Fire Marshal.

“They are contracted to pave Highway 281 during the evening hours so not to disrupt traffic during its peak times,”

Arriving on scene BFD crews were warned by a worker that there was a lot of propane on the said truck and             reports stated the truck was fully engulfed by the time crews were able to get to the truck.

Wed
21
Sep

Hampton remembered during somber anniversary

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

A year has passed since the final alarm sounded for Daniel Hampton of Burnet County.

Sept. 18 marked the anniversary of the date when Hampton lost his life while transporting a patient via Burnet Fire and EMS ambulance, colliding with the rear-end of a Peterbilt truck-tractor rig that had stopped on east TX-29 to make a left-hand turn onto a private drive.

Hampton had been with Burnet Fire and EMS Department for two years prior to his death and was the first paramedic that the city has lost in the line of duty.

“He was one of the best drivers I’ve ever ridden with,” said Travis Tschoerner, fellow Burnet EMT in a previous interview. “We never thought it could happen to someone like him,”

Burnet EMS Coordinator Lealand Raiford said the one-year anniversary of Daniel’s death opened some old wounds amongst the Burnet first responder family.

Wed
03
Aug

Upcoming: Back to School Bonanza and Tax Free Weekend

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

With school supplies and new clothes hitting the shelves, local residents can enjoy the Texas sales tax holiday this weekend, starting Friday, Aug. 5, and extending through Sunday, Aug. 7.
Most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 will be exempt from state and local sales and use taxes. The break can save consumers plenty while shopping for back-to-school necessities.
The tax break includes any qualifying items that are purchased not only in stores but also online, or by telephone or by mail.
Specialty athletic equipment and accessories such as jewelry, luggage, computer bags and duffle bags, will not qualify for the sales tax break.
Also excluded are textbooks, computer software and computers.

In addition to the tax-free weekend, Burnet Fire Department hosts their second annual ‘Back to School Bonanza’ on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wed
03
Aug

City raises paramedic salaries

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Burnet city officials voted to raise incoming salaries for paramedics last Tuesday in order to compete in a scarce employee market.

In a city council meeting Tuesday night, July 26, Burnet Fire Chief Mark Ingram said he currently has three paramedic openings that have been difficult to fill, due to salary competition.

“We've had one open for some time. We had three applicants turn down the job because of money,” he said.

The starting pay at Burnet Fire Department is $47,000 for a licensed paramedic.

“We looked at some of the surrounding areas with comparable size and call volumes. Seven out of eight were beating us, some of them pretty badly,” Ingram said, adding that communities like Round Rock, Georgetown, and others in Williamson County and in the Austin area are “already starting to steal the paramedics.”

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