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Useful Phone #'s

For Emergencies

James Wistinghausen
President of GCFFA

Galveston County Sheriff Office
(409) 766-2300

Allison Little

Meeting Places

Bacliff VFD
September 3
High Island VFD
October 1
Jamaica Beach VFD
November 5
Crystal Beach VFD
December 3

GCFFA Monthly Meeting

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Bacliff VFD

600 Grand Ave.

Bacliff, TX  77518

Hurricane Laura passes through!
Our area was spared and hopefully everyone is home!

Prayers for all those affected by Hurricane Laura

Don't get complacent, we have 2 more storms brewing in the Tropics.

Keep your eye on the website for updates.
Make an exit plan.
Keep supplies on hand.
Take care of your animals.

September 18, 2020
Gower Family BBQ Fund Raiser

The Texas City Fire Department is holding a fundraiser for Firefighter Gowers's wife.  Samantha had a critical medical illness that had her in intensive care for several weeks.  The fundraiser is being held to assist the Gower family with unexpected medical expenses.  Please help this family in a time of need.

BBQ Sandwich, Chips, Drink and Dessert are only $10.00.
A Silent Auction will also be held September 18, 2020.

Contact Jason Grimm at 409-2567459

Tom VanWyngarden
July 27, 2020

We are profoundly saddened to announce the passing of Tom VanWyngarden, our co-worker and friend who passed away on July 27, 2020. There are no words that can adequately describe the numerous contributions and influence Tom had during the 20+ years he worked for VFIS of Texas / WinStar Insurance Group. Tom had a positive impact on everyone who met him. He was a determined, goal-oriented and caring person who loved life and all that it offered. Tom was respected and admired by all with a work ethic that was second to none. Whether making sales calls, attending a conference or working in the office, all of his co-workers struggled to keep up with him.
Tom loved working with firefighters and emergency responders. He cared deeply about them and wanted to make sure they were properly protected. He admired their sense of service and considered many of them his friends.
Tom also taught by example that hard work should be followed by playing hard, preferably on a golf course. Tom never enjoyed the attention of being publicly recognized for achievements but favored the personal satisfaction of accomplishing what he set out to achieve. Tom was an individual who had great personal grace and unwavering integrity. He exuded humility, kindness, gentleness, generosity, respect, passion and insight.

Donations may be made online at or via check, payable to Wartburg College, and mailed to Wartburg College, Attn. Development Office, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677. Please designate "Van Wyngarden Scholarship" in the memo section on the check.

Tom, You will be Greatly Missed!!

Our deepest Sympathies go to Butch Edwards from the Hitchcock VFD for the loss of his precious wife, Virginia.  She went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2020.  Information will follow when notified of any pending services.

PLEASE KEEP BUTCH and his entire family in your prayers.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

Symptoms* of COVID-19

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* Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
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