That’s right - the name is Allen Volunteer Fire Department - often confused with the school A. T. Allen. Back in January 1959 members of the community met and selected this name as well as the Board of Directors. The President was Guy Faggart, Vice President Oscar Blackwelder, Secretary Ray Blackwelder, Treasurer Nelson Bost and Directors Grover Faggart, M.L. Brown, Paul Tucker, Hugh Biggers and Paul D. Campbell.
Initially the fire department was funded by numerous community activities such as Womanless Weddings, barbecue sales, chicken noodle suppers, hot dog and hamburger sales and square dances. These were discontinued in 1974 when the fire department petition the residents of the community to levy a fire tax to provide adequate services.
In mid-November 1987 the fire department adopted a First Responder Program. This provides basic life support until the arrival of county ambulances. The members also have specialty training in many different areas.
Allen VFD has used numerous trucks through the years. The fire district is currently served by 3 pumper/tankers, 1 brush truck, 2 rescue trucks, 1 squad truck, and the department currently answers between 800 & 900 calls annually.
The current Board of Directors is composed of seven members elected by the tax payers of the Allen V.F.D. service area. A secretary-treasurer is then appointed by the board.
We still make house calls and are looking for a few good VOLUNTEERS. Applications are available for pick up at the station Monday –Friday between 9AM and 5PM.