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The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department members invite everyone

to join them for the annual benefit on Saturday, May 4, 2024 

at the Willow City Fire Station,  located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323.  

A welcome ceremony and US Flag and Texas Flag raising will be held at 3:30 p.m.

The Auxiliary’s Country Store offering a variety of home baked goods, hand sewn items and crafts, and more items will be open from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

The Specialty Boutique offering WCVFR Logo Merchandise will be open from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

A Silent Auction begins at 3:00 p.m. and bidding closes at 5:30 p.m.

The Live Auction with Auctioneer Tim Jeanes will be held from 4:00 to 5:45 p.m.

A Pork Barbecue Meal with all the trimmings plus slices of homemade cakes, cookies and brownies

will be served after the live auction ends at 6:00 p.m.  Cost per meal plate is by free-will donation.  

Plates are available dine in, drive thru and carry out. 

The prize giveaway drawings will be held at 7:00 p.m.   One need not be present to win.  Chances are available at 1 ticket for $2 or 6 tickets for $10.00

from Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department firefighters, medical first responders, and auxiliary members

and at Hohmann’s General Store and at Rabke's Catering and Table Ready Meats.

A wide variety of wonderful Auction Items and Giveaway Prizes are being collected. A List will be posted soon.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will help the 501c4 non-profit all-volunteer department continue to maintain and improve the station, trucks and equipment, and for training, insurances and routine operating expenses.

All support and donations are appreciated to this annual benefit to help the WCVFR continue operating year round.

Cash and checks with payer identification posted on them are preferred for accepting payments,

and limited credit/debit cards will be accepted on day of event for item payments. 

For more information about the Annual Fundraiser, contact Auxiliary President Margie Hohmann at 830-456-3785

or Fire Department President Janet Rabke at 830-685-3266 / 817-395-3882.  

Also, one may call the Fire Station at 830-685-3376 or email to

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County Fire Departments
Coverage Area Map

Map showing Fire Departments approximate coverage areas within Gillespie County.

Map prepared by City of Fredericksburg.


Gillespie County is no longer under a Burn Ban - Effective Friday, October 6, 2023.
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      In August 2022, was established in order to provide another form of communication with our supporters.  Not everyone uses Facebook these days!  We’ve established a reputation for handling our duties in an efficient and effective manner. We make sure to stay above any challenges facing our ability to put fires out quickly and medical/rescue response.  We work closely with the public who we serve to ensure that we all live in the safest environment possible, and we try to engage in better  and happier times when hosting our quarterly community outreach programs - February is the Pet Rabies Clinic, May is the Annual Auction, BBQ, and Prize Giveaway Fundraiser, October is the National Night Out & Fire Prevention Week Community Social, and December is the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays Community Social.  


Willow City Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc. 
2553 Ranch Road 1323 
Willow City, Texas 78675
Phone/Fax: 830-685-3376 

Chartered on October 4, 1967, the department is composed of over 30 members who serve the area citizens of Willow City, Crabapple, Eckert, and Rheingold, serving the 335-square miles of northcentral and northeastern response area of Gillespie County, Texas, and providing mutual aid to adjoining Gillespie County areas and into Llano and Blanco Counties.  
The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department regularly meets on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. at the station.  General membership business meetings on the first Thursday.  Training programs, recertifications, drills, etc. are offered on other Thursdays.  

Any resident in the response area who is interested in volunteering and joining the fire department, in training and responding to fires and/or medical emergencies, protecting lives and property in the community, is invited to attend the monthly first Thursday evening
business meeting, the weekly Thursday evening training sessions, and/or the scheduled work days/nights at the fire station.
The WCVF&R is a 501c4 all volunteer non-profit organization of firefighters, medical first responders, and auxiliary members. 

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