• Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    Scott Christopher, assistant fire chief of the Tehuacana Volunteer Fire Department, shows the main room of the Tehuacana Community Center, which also serves as the fire station. The facility is available for rent for people to hold functions, and the volunteer firefighters also hold fundraiser breakfasts there each Saturday.
  • Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    ‘Oh, yeah, we could use a million dollars,’ said Tehuacana Fire Department Assistant Chief Scott Christopher, but he and his fellow volunteer members of the Department do what they can with the county stipend they receive and the money they make from continual fundraisers to keep the Department running.

Tehuacana VFD - a little fire department that gets the job done

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Tehuacana Volunteer Fire Department is one of the smallest – if not the smallest – fire departments in Limestone County, not only in terms of square miles of coverage but also in number of members and resources. Their work, however, can be as challenging as that of larger departments, especially in finding the money to keep it running.

The fire chief is Richard Johnson; and assistant fire chief is Scott Christopher, both of whom spoke recently about the department, how it is set up and the work the firefighters do.

Johnson was on Tehuacana City Council in 1990, before the fire department was formed. At that time, the city operated a single tanker truck, modified from a propane truck, that held 500 gallons. When city staff learned they could get a fire truck from the Texas Forestry Service if they were chartered, they made sure to do just that.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Groesbeck Journal! You can also subscribe online or call 254-729-5103

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of articles the Journal is doing over the next few months reporting on every fire department in Limestone County. 

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