A Message from Fire Chief Raymond Flannelly
As our department continues to grow you the citizens can be very proud of the accomplishments that have been made after merging ESD’s 5 and 9. Staffing has increased, mobile data terminals have been installed in the first out engines and response times are down. Members have been trained in boat operations and swift water rescue which has already been put to use in the San Jacinto River. Over the last 18 months two state of the art Engines have replaced older Engines. The older Engines were moved to slower stations to extend the life expectancy of the apparatus. Each Engine has the community name on the front to represent the community it serves.
Recently we added Lieutenants as first line supervisors. These members are experienced firefighters that continue to study and prepare themselves to handle any fire or emergency event that could occur in our community. Typically these officers are your first point of contact on any event within our response area.
All full time members belong to TIMAS (Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System) which is a division of the Texas Forest Service. These members could be deployed for up to seven days for brush/grass fires or other emergencies within the State of Texas. Over the years this department has been fortunate enough to acquire several grants through the Texas Forest Service which was applied towards apparatus purchases that we could not otherwise afford. Participating in this program is just one small way to help the Texas Forest Service protect our neighbors.
About the Chief
Chief Raymond Flannelly a thirty year veteran of the fire service, joined the Caney Creek Volunteer Fire Department in April, 2010. Prior to joining CCVFD, Chief Flannelly was an H.F.D. Senior Officer in Houston, Texas and also currently serves Montgomery County as a Fire Marshal…