News and Current Events

50th Anniversary of Captain Clifford E. Blackwell's Line of Duty Death

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October 20th is the 50th anniversary of Captain Clifford E. Blackwell’s Line of Duty Death in 1967. The decommissioned station at 407 Harper Road, Fire Station #2, was formally dedicated as “Clifford Blackwell Fire Station” on August 26, 1969. In September of 2002, the City opened up the new Fire Station #2 located at 1750 Goat Creek Road. On February 6, 2010, the City hosted a fire station rededication ceremony and the new Fire Station #2 was formally rededicated as Clifford Blackwell Fire Station. On the 43rd anniversary of Captain Clifford E. Blackwell’s death, the department began an honored tradition of polishing the brass letters and plaques which are attached to the station. These are the same brass letters and plaques that were attached to the original Blackwell Fire Station on Harper Road.

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Kerrville receives TML Municipal Excellence Award for Fire Department's smoke detector outreach program!

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  The City of Kerrville was honored October 4, 2017 with a Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Award for the Kerrville Fire Department’s smoke detector outreach program. Pictured from left are Kerrville City Manager Mark McDaniel, Fire Chief Dannie Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal Jason Lackey, Division Chief Fire Marshal Chris Lee, Mayor Bonnie White, and City Councilmember Vincent Voelkel.
  The City of Kerrville Fire Department has been involved in a multi-year, multi-agency effort to ensure that there is at least one smoke detector inside every structure in the community. Partnering with the American Red Cross and the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Kerrville Fire Department have conducted a number of block walks in neighborhoods throughout the City. These teams get to know citizens, check all smoke detectors in their homes, replace batteries, and install new smoke detectors, thanks to a generous donation from Home Depot, where needed. When a resident isn’t home, the teams leave door hangers with helpful reminders. While significant progress has been made, the Fire Department will continue to work to reduce and prevent the number of fires and fire-related injuries within the City of Kerrville well into the future.
  "Smoke alarms save lives, and our goal is to have a working smoke alarm in every home in the City of Kerrville,” Dannie Smith said.

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The Kerrville Fire Department Welcomes Our Newest Firefighter/Paramedic, Travis Huser!


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Travis Huser is a native of Kerrville and a Tivy High School graduate, class of 2009.  Travis went from high school directly to the Killeen Fire Academy, and graduated from the Central Texas College Paramedic Program.  Travis has wanted to be a fireman since he was a little boy, and thinks that being able to help people as a paramedic is very rewarding.  "Every day is something new", says Travis.  "There is never a dull moment."  Travis is engaged to be married this November to his beautiful fiancé Hailey.  He enjoys hunting for whitetail, quail and dove.  We're glad to have him as the newest member of the Kerrville Fire Department.

Congratulations to the new C Shift Battalion Chief, Steven Boyd!

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I grew up in Fritch, Texas. It is a small town located in the beautiful country of the Texas Panhandle. After graduating from Sanford-Fritch I attended College at West Texas A & M for a year. I then transferred to South Plains College where I met my beautiful wife of 19 years. I attended South Plains College until I decided to pursue a career in the fire service. In 1999, I graduated from Amarillo College Fire Academy and began working for the Perryton Fire Department shortly after. While in Perryton we had two wonderful kids, my daughter Skylar who is 18 and just graduated from Tivy and my son Sterling who is 15 and a sophomore at Tivy. In 2002 I began my career with the Kerrville Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic. In 2008, I was promoted to driver when Station 4 opened up. I served as a driver for 4 years and then promoted to Lieutenant in 2012. In 2016, I completed my degree in fire science through South Plains College. I served as a Lieutenant for 5 ½ years until promoting to Battalion Chief. I’m excited and looking forward to serving the department and the citizens of Kerrville in my new position.

Congratulations to the Kerrville Fire Department's newest Driver, Arnie Segura!

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The Kerrville Fire Department would like to congratulate Firefighter and Licensed Paramedic Arnie Segura on his recent promotion to Driver.  Arnie, recipient of the KFD EMS Person of the Year Award for 2016, joined the Department in 2013 after graduation with a degree in EMS from Odessa College.  Arnie originally wanted to study banking and finance, but after being convinced by friends to try Emergency Services he says he became hooked.  "I am thankful for all of the advice and help along the way, from the Fire Academy in Odessa to everyone in the Kerrville Fire Department", Arnie said.  Arnie came to Kerrville when he was just six years old.  He is happily married to his lovely wife Sarah, and they have two beautiful and smart daughters, Lily and Rosie.  We are lucky to have them all as a part of the KFD family.