Wildfires, range fires or grass fires, no matter where the flames are, they all have one thing in common: the destruction they leave behind. Across the Big Country, these fires are a leading factor in property loss, and cost Big Country residents thousands of dollars in 2013. Every year, fires threaten our communities. It’s not a matter of if, but when.

   That's why KTXS and the Community Foundation of Abilene are partnering together to bring continuing awareness of this destructive force in our area.


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The first defense against fires is to learn the steps to protect your home and property through regular maintenance and prevention.


   But when fires do happen, the people on the front lines are often volunteers who put their lives on hold and are working to protect you, your family and your property. These heroes need our support, and that’s the second way you can help. Volunteer fire departments (70) are scattered across our area and all of them could use a helping hand.


   You can contribute to VFDs throughout the Big Country by using the menu bar below to donate. All money collected is pooled and VFDs can apply for grants for the equipment they need.

How can you help?

Stay Informed


   KTXS is committed to serving our viewers.  Every day we work to make sure the facts we bring you are right and many times when it comes to reporting about Wildfires its Alert you to Danger.  Danger that our Volunteer Fire Departments are battling on the fire line..


   The Volunteer Fire Department Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene focuses on the tremendous work being done by the various rural and volunteer fire departments, and is just an example of the work being done every day by the Community Foundation of Abilene.


   First Financial Bank has a 122-year history of expressing a genuine personal interest in each of our customers. We're committed to providing high quality, personalized service. Our staff of experienced and dedicated bankers stand ready to serve our community.

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