Chief Rickey Jones receiving grant from Burl Gruetzner and Jeff Jacks with the Enbridge Energy Company of Houston, Texas.

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STATION 1 - 200 CR 412

STATION 2 - 6257 FM 2259

PO Box 194

Woden, TX 75978

Phone: (936) 564-4881

Woden Fire Department



Mission Statement

  • To protect the lives and property of the citizens of the Woden Fire Department coverage area, their families and visitors
  • To maintain the highest training and education standards for all firefighters and EMT's in the Woden Fire Department
  • To provide the most cost effective service with the maximium professionalism

Fire Deaths and Injuries: Prevention Tips

  • Never leave food unattended on a stove.
  • Keep cooking areas free of flammable objects (such as potholders and towels.
  • Avoid wearing cloths with long, loose-fitting sleeves when cooking.
  • Never smoke in bed or leave burning cigarettes unattended.
  • Do not empty smoldering ashes in a trash can, and keep ashtrays away from upholstered furniture and curtains.
  • Never place portable space heaters near flammable materials (such as drapery).
  • Keep all matches and lighters our of reach of children. Store them in high, preferably locked cabinet.
  • Install smoke alarms with lithium-powered batteries and hush buttons, which allow persons to stop false alarms quickly. If long-life alarms are not available, use regular alarms, and replace batteries annually.
  • Test all smoke alarms every month to ensure they work properly.
  • Devise a family fire escape plan and practice it every 6 months. In the plan, describe at least two different ways each family member can escape every room, and designate a safe place in front of the home for family members to meet after escaping a fire.
  • If possible, install or retrofit fire sprinklers into home.

Source: Adapted from recommendations of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Fire Administration, the National Fire Protection Agency and CDC.

Chief's Letter

I would like to take this opportunity to list a few of the many things that the members of the Woden Fire Department do on a regular basis. Everyone knows that they respond on calls but they do a whole lot more to help make the department one of the best.

1.) Meetings - Every other Monday night, 1 Saturday per month (Jr.'s once a month on Saturday).

2.) Station, truck and equipment maintenance.

3.) Monthly fire drills at Woden School.

4.) Standby at athletic events.

5.) Fundraisers - involves weeks of planning.

6.) Continuing Education hours.

7.) Records and Reports.

This is just a small sample of what the members of the Woden Fire Department do on top of responding to fires, wrecks, sick calls, gas leaks, animals in distress, smoke in the area, down power lines, search and rescue and anything else that may require our assistance. Then you add that they do all this for no pay (in fact they use their own money) in order to help the citizens of the Woden Fire District and you realize how great these men and women are.

They are truly remarkable people and I am proud, honored and privileged to be their Fire Chief!