Local Panhandle resources from the Texas A&M Forest Service and the National Park Service are using their resources to assist other states this wildfire season, according to Texas A&M Forest Service’s Incident Response Dept.
List of Fires that local region staff are located include:
California: Juniper Fire and local initial attack
Montana: West Lolo Complex
On July 12th at 02:36 am Dalhart Fire was dispatched 6 miles west on Hwy 54 for a semi vs pickup accident.
The driver of the pickup was extricated by firefighters and EMS. Responding was Dalhart Fire, AMR, DPS and Hartley County Sheriffs office.
The Driver of the pickup was flown by RICO and driver of the semi refused treatment.
Nonprofits across the Panhandle are coming together to relaunch Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
When faced with a disaster situation, much time is lost trying to coordinate efforts between different relief organizations. VOAD aims to create a central entity that is contacted in times of disaster and gives victims an easier time receiving relief aid.
Dormant since 2016, the relaunch of VOAD will help 26 counties across the panhandle.