Brownfield Fire & Rescue
Interim Fire Chief: Brit Shaw 637-4547
The City of Brownfield Fire Department is basically a volunteer department although there are eight full time paid personnel. Two paid fireman are on duty at the fire station at all times. When an alarm is received, the Police Department dispatcher activates a special tone code which alerts all of the city's volunteer firemen over special radio receivers in their homes or pocket pagers, both of which are provided to them by the city. The twenty-five volunteers then respond to the fire or to the fire station as directed by the chief of the Fire Department. Equipment in service includes a 1997 Ford/E-One truck, 1989 Chevrolet/Neel 250 GPM booster, a 1980 1000 gallon per minute Ford/FireFox triple combination pumper, 1970 Ward LaFrance 750 gallon per minute triple combination pumper, a1965 American-LaFrance 750 gallon per minute triple combination pumper, a 1956 Mack 750 gallon per minute triple combination pumper, a 2000 Ford Excursion transport vehicle, 1992 Ford pickup, 1992 Chevrolet Booster/Rescue, and a 1989 Chevrolet/Neel 250 GPM booster. The State Board of Insurance has assigned a ISO rate of 4.
Fire fighting service is provided to portions of rural Terry County under a contract with the Terry County Commissioner's Court. Mutual aid is also provided to the rural county municipalities of Meadow and Wellman, both of which maintain volunteer fire departments.