Preston Volunteer Emergency Services
Volunteers, Firefighters, Board Members and EMS Staff gathered at the station in early December to celebrate the holiday season and recognize personnel who have made a
significant contribution to the community in 2012. Jeremy Karr was named Firefighter of the year, runner up was Duane Droegemeier. EMT of the year was Duane Droegemeier.
President Dale Burton addressed the group with an update on finances, equipment, maintenance issues and goals for the coming year. The Volunteer Firefighters have provided
exceptional service to the community in 2012, responding to 423 calls as of November 30. The EMS staff has responded to 544 calls as of November 30.
PVES is very thankful to the entire community for their support this past year. And from all the staff at PVES we wish you all Happy Holidays!!!
As a result of generous grants, the PVES staff are now trained and certified for Critical care transport.
What does this mean to you??
You or a loved one may need emergency transportation services from our local hospitals
to nearby specialty facility’s in Dallas, Fort Worth or Houston.
With our team we can now transport a patient to these facilities by ambulance.
Preston EMS can be utilized, depending on the circumstances, in lieu of or in case, air medical
services are not available. For more info please contact Alvin Shields or Tim Pike
Tim Thomas was named PVES Fire Chief in July, 2012. He has been in the fire service since 1995. His fire career began in Cartwright, OK
where he was Assistant Chief, he was responsible for staffing, fundraising, Training and working with the Corps of Engineers.
In May of 2005 he moved to the Locust Fire District where he served as Assistant Chief and then Chief until July of 2010. His duties there
included staffing, training, grant writing, fundraisers, Equipment records and public relations.
In July of 2010 he Joined PVES as a Fire Captain and Training Officer. He was certified as an Advanced Firefighter in January, 2009.
PVES is seeking dedicated individuals interested in becoming volunteer firefighters. Applicants must be physically able to meet the demands of firefighting and live in the PVES service area. For more information contact Chief Timothy Thomas at 903-786-3010 or by email to firechief@PVES.org
This is a great opportunity to receive specialized firefighting training and serve your community.