The Canyon Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1908. The
department consists of five paid employees and 40 volunteer positions.
Support for equipment comes from the City of Canyon and Randall County.
The Chief controls the fire and rescue operations of the department
while the business aspect of the department is conducted by the
membership through the President and other officers.
Make a real difference in the lives of your family and friends.
The department protects over 12,800 people in the City limits and over
20,000 when West Texas A&M University is in session. We cover over
350 square miles which includes Randall County, Palo Duro Canyon and
WTAMU. Canyon also has mutual aid agreements with over 10 panhandle
communities including Amarillo and Hereford.
The Canyon Fire
Department responds to over 700 calls a year. The calls consist of the
following: structure, vehicle, rangeland, assorted alarms, medicals and
hazardous materials. Over half of the department is medically certified
and first respond with BSA EMS. Rescue calls include medical, trauma,
high angle rescue and many others.
Canyon Fire is ranked in the
top ten of all fire department in the state of Texas (paid and
volunteer) and has and ISO rating of 3 (means cheaper house insurance).