Box 4 Fire BUFF Association, Inc.

A non-profit volunteer organization serving
Dallas Fire-Rescue and area agencies since 1963


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WHO IS BOX 4?

Box 4 is a nonprofit organization of fire buffs offering rehabilitation services to Dallas Fire-Rescue and fire departments in surrounding cities. The organization responds to all 2 alarm or greater fires in Dallas and has been requested to respond to disasters such as Hazmat operations, train derailments, and plane crashes at Love Field or DFW Airport.

Box 4 is also part of the Urban Search and Rescue Team that encompasses a 16 county region. Whenever DFR is deployed to an incident within this region, Box 4 will provide assistance as requested.

Served out of a customized rehab vehicle, rehabilitation includes providing fire fighters with rehydrating drinks, such as water or an electrolyte mix, snacks, food on long duration incidents, as well as misting fans to beat the summer heat and a heater to take away the chill in winter. Portable chairs allow fire fighters to rest up before going back to work.

Box 4 members volunteer his or her time to provide these services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each member carries a pager or radio that notifies him/her of an incident. Based on protocol, one or two members drive the rehab unit to the incident scene while other members arrive in their personal vehicle.

Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month but July and December to address the needs of the organization. Some meetings include a presentation from the fire fighters and have ranged between Hazmat operations, thermal imaging, and dispatching services.

 
 

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