Midlothian / Mansfield / DFW Departments
I'm anticipating moving from the Albany, NY area to somewhere around the Midlothian / Mansfield / DFW, TX area. I've thoroughly enjoyed my years in the fire service and would like to continue my involvement. So - moving somewhere with a quality volunteer fire department is very important to me with the area I decide to live in. I would like to rent my first year and then purchase a home once I learn the area. Unfortunately, I haven't found an easy way to narrow this down and I won't have the luxury to visit in the near future.
My current department runs about 600 - 700 calls a year and is pretty well rounded (rescue truck, 2 brush trucks, boat (we do ice water rescue), 3 engines, 2 ems vehicles, misc vehicles). Training is extremely important to me as I want to ensure I am working with a great, safe group of folks. Can anyone advise me on any departments that would be in the immediate area? I would really like to find a squared away volunteer or volunteer/paid combo department. I will hopefully be relocating for work in the next few months.
Thanks for any assistance. Be safe.