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  • tawakonifire@gmail.com

  • 951 E. State Hwy 276 West Tawakoni

Board Members

Fire Fighters/First Responders

Chris Burkett, Fire Chief

Board Member/Fire Chief /First Responder – AKA TW01

I have been a Member of TVFD since its inception in 2017.  I was elected Fire Chief in 2020.  My crew is my family, my station is my home.  I am always available to “serve” the members of my community. My goal is to develop a team of trained professionals that will care for and protect our citizens and their property.  

“God – Family – Firehouse – Community”

Billy O’Neal

Board Member – AKA TW02

I am honored to serve and be a member on the Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department. I have a history with Law Enforcement and then changed careers and worked with CCE (Coca Cola) for 20 years. I trained for two years at North Texas College to prepare for Fleet Management. I worked in the Fleet Division and was promoted to Fleet Supervisor and held that position until I retired. It is important to keep our fleet in excellent shape as we depend on each apparatus on a daily basis. I appreciate the opportunity to serve the citizens of West Tawakoni.

John Evans, Fire Captain

Fire Fighter/First Responder – AKA TW18

I am a Captain with the Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department. I have been with a Volunteer Fire Department since 1988 off and on.  I believe in giving back to my community and take great pride in the service I provide to the citizens of Lake Tawakoni and the area.  We have some awesome citizens whom I treasure.

Kathey O’Neal, Secretary

Board Member/Secretary/First Responder – AKA TW04

I am the Secretary and First Responder with the TVFD.  I joined in March of 2022.  My experience includes 10 years as a Medical Assistant. I am excited to continue training with our current emergency medical technicians to help our citizens when in need.  I also have an administrative history which relates to the secretarial position.  It is my honor to assist in emergency situations and deliver compassion to all of our citizens.

Scott Dasch, Fire Lieutenant

Fire Fighter/EMT – AKA TW12

I joined TVFD in October of 2021.  I bring many technical skills including HazMat Tech, Auto Extraction Instructor, Incident Command, EMS, Special Operations, Technical Rescue, Fire Suppression, Health & Safety, Strategic Planning, Fire Training Academy, Marine Operations, and Fire and Explosives Investigations. I work well with others to make sure we all go home safely to our families.  I have proudly served my country while saving multiple flight crews and civilians during 12 deployments.  I am now proud to have the opportunity to serve my county and the Citizens of West Tawakoni.

Cassandra Cantrell, Medical Lieutenant

Fire Fighter/First Responder – AKA TW27

I am a Firefighter/First Responder. I have been a member of Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department since September of 2022.  I am currently pursuing my Emergency Medical Technician certification, along with the training I have received from TVFD.  My goal is to continue training and responding to calls in a community that I consider family.

Leon Myers, Public Liaison

Board Member/First Responder – AKA TW06

I was recruited to join the Fire Department by Calvin Travers in 2018. I have lived in West Tawakoni for 10 years and support our current First Responders if needed and attend medical classes.  Along with my other roles in the city I provide interaction with our community.  I am proud to serve in an effort to make West Tawakoni a better place to live.

Gary Richardson

Fire Fighter/First Responder (Reserve) – AKA TW24

I am very proud to serve the TVFD since March of 2022. Becoming a member of the department feels like my calling.  The TVFD is my second family, and I am honored to support those in the community when they are in need.  I appreciate the opportunity to serve.

Dwayne Hall, Treasurer

Board Member – AKA TW05

I joined TVFD in October of 2017.  I bring 18 years of experience as a fire fighter in various departments.  I also have 23 years of experience as a Medical Attendant including six years on the Crash Crew at Texas Motor Speedway in College Station, TX.  I started when I was in High School at the age of 16.  Being a volunteer has been challenging, but most of all very rewarding.  I appreciate the TVFD and am very proud to serve our community.

Rhett Byers

Fire Fighter/First Responder – AKA TW23

I am a Fire Fighter with the Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department.  I have been with the Department since May of 2022.  My goal is to serve the community and continue to train to be the best.  I am a USMC Patriot and 13 years X-Pat.  I am back in the states to be of “service” once more.

Corrine Clark

Fire Fighter/First Responder – AKA TW33

I am a firefighter/First Responder.  I joined the Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department in May of 2023.  I currently work in the Healthcare Industry.  My passion is helping people.  I am honored to be a part of the Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department and to be able to serve my community.

Michael Lindsey

Fire Fighter/First Responder – AKA TW31

I am proud and honored to serve as a Fire Fighter/First Responder with TVFD. I have more than surpassed my expectations as a volunteer. I joined in April of 2023 and the training has been awesome.  This is not just a Fire Department- It is a family that strives for a better tomorrow.  I am very dedicated to serving and helping the community.

Dylan Dopp

Fire Fighter/First Responder – AKA TW30

I am a Firefighter/First Responder.  I joined Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department in January of 2023.  My goal is to become a Full-time Fire Fighter/EMT.  I am currently in training under our EMT for the TVFD. 

Dakota Elledge

Firefighter/EMT – AKA TW32

I am a Hunt County EMT and proud to be a member of the Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department. I am dedicated, hardworking and do my best to always be kind and helpful. My goal is to serve my community and hopefully make it better!

Amanda Coleman

Firefighter/First Responder – AKA TW35

I have lived in the West Tawakoni area for 13 years now. After doing some research, I realized Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department would offer training as this has been a dream for me to be part of their organization. I am currently in my early stages of training and could not be happier. I look forward to being a part of this team of dedicated fire fighters and to be serve my community.

Angela McGuinness

Firefighter/First Responder – AKA TW36

I am a firefighter/first responder with Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department. I have always had a passion for helping people and animals. Those that know me know I would do anything for anyone. Being part of this team is like having another family. We work hard, train hard, and play hard. Together we are one big machine. You need us, we will be there with a smile.

Timothy Nicholson

Firefighter/First Responder – AKA TW37

I am grateful to serve God and my community as a Firefighter/First Responder. I joined the department in January of 2024. It is a privilege to serve beside men and women who share a passion for seeking and saving those in need. My prayer is for God to strengthen me to serve mightily for years to come.

Christine Morris

Firefighter/First Responder – AKA TW38

I am a firefighter/first responder for the Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department. I joined at the beginning of March 2024 and have been welcomed with open arms ever since. This has been the perfect way to learn new things and help the community!

Bradon Brister

Firefighter/First Responder – AKA TW39

I was born and raised as a First Responder. I started as a junior firefighter in 2008 and grown into the firefighter/first responder I am today from lots of dedication and training through the years. I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I love what I do and look forward to many more years of helping and serving our community.