Donations Matter

Your donations are important to help the CVFD make large capital purchases such as those listed in the categories to right or below. By donating, the CVFD can focus budgeted money into hiring additional personnel to staff Engine 185, which is a much needed asset. To donate please use the donate button above. You can choose to donate to a general cause or you choose a specific category. Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated.

If you receive a billing post card similar to the one above it means that your fire dues are more than likely being paid by your mortgage company through escrow. The card was sent to allow you to make a donation if you wish.

Donation Categories

Fire Fighter Personal Protective Gear- Goal $32,000- 15 sets of gear
Amount Donated 5%

Fire Fighter Personal Protective Gear

A set of turnout gear has a life span of 10 years and so we try to purchase a few sets per year as part of our replacement cycle. Bunker gear (also known as turnout gear, fire kit and incident gear[original research?]) is the personal protective equipment (PPE) used by firefighters. The term can refer, depending on the context, to just the trousers, boots and jacket, or to the entire combination of protective clothing. The terms are derived from the fact that the trousers and boots are traditionally kept by the firefighter's bunk at the fire station to be readily available for use.
Fire Fighter Personal Protective Equipment
Cardiac Monitor- Goal $95,309.78- 2 monitors
Amount Donated 5%

Cardiac Monitors

This would allow us to begin replacing monitors that 10 years old. The ZOLL® X Series® monitor/defibrillator addresses EMS needs now and moving forward. Likely half the weight of what you carry today, X Series delivers the capabilities you expect from a full-featured monitor designed for use with all patient types, from neonates through adults.
S.C.B.A., Self Contained Breathing Apparatus- Goal $48,625- 5 units
Amount Donated 5%


S.C.B.A.s have a life span of 15 years self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), sometimes referred to as a compressed air breathing apparatus (CABA) or simply breathing apparatus (BA), is a device worn to provide breathable air in an atmosphere that is immediately dangerous to life or health. They are typically used in firefighting and industry. The term self-contained means that the SCBA is not dependent on a remote supply of breathing gas (e.g., through a long hose).
Positive Pressure Ventilation fan- Goal $10,500- 2 units
Amount Donated 5%

Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan

P.P.V. fans are used to ventilate structures during fire fighting operations. Ventilation is a part of structural firefighting tactics, and involves the expulsion of heat and smoke from a burning building, permitting the firefighters to more easily and safely find trapped individuals and attack the fire. If a large fire is not properly ventilated, not only will it be much harder to fight, but it could also build up enough poorly burned smoke to create a smoke explosion or enough heat to create a flashover.
Vehicle Extrication Equipment (Jaws of Life)- Goal $30,965
Amount Donated 5%

Vehicle Extrication Equipment

This set will be placed on Engine 185 to help service Highway 280 and the Dunnavant Valley area. Hydraulic rescue tools are used by emergency rescue personnel to assist in the extrication of victims involved in vehicle accidents, as well as other rescues in small spaces. These tools include cutters, spreaders, and rams. Such devices were first used in 1963 as a tool to free race car drivers from their vehicles after crashes.