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Rockport Volunteer Fire Department continues quest for volunteers, funds

Posted: 6:00 PM, Aug 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-17 19:00:27-04

Since 1885, the Rockport Volunteer Fire Department has been responding to all kinds of emergencies.

Fires, structure collapses at job sites, and car wrecks. Selfless men and women, volunteering their time to help the community.

“Last year we ran over 500 emergency calls,” says RVFD Captain Jillian Cox.

Captain Cox, says by being strictly volunteers, they’re saving the community millions of dollars.

“There’s no major tax entity, don’t have to pay salaries,” says Cox.

Cox says the department is always in need of volunteers.

“We need drivers, mechanics,” says Cox.

They also need people to do paperwork and help organize events.

“A lot of our money is done through private fundraising,” says Cox.

Most importantly, they need volunteer structure firefighters. People willing to suit up with a minutes notice, and help their community.

“I’m proud to say that I contribute all that I can,” says volunteer firefighter Justin Tunchez.“I get to help somebody by not getting paid because it’s something that I love to do.”

Volunteer firefighters must be at least 17-years-old.

For more information visit their facebook page .

You can also give a monetary donation to their Paypal account

The department is looking to purchase a new fire truck.