In May 1959 the Hunt Volunteer Fire Department was established to meet the needs of the residents of west Kerr County. Later that year, the Commissioners Court purchased an International truck chassis. A San Antonio firm installed firefighting equipment on the truck. The picture above appeared on the front page of The Kerrville Times when proud members of the new Hunt-Ingram Volunteer Fire Department accepted their first fire truck.
Today, more than 40 firefighters, including first responders, are ready fight fires and handle emergency situations. Eleven fire trucks, including seven refurbished military trucks affectionately known as “Beasts,” are equipped and ready at a moment’s notice to transport equipment and manpower where needed in West Kerr County. In addition to the main station in Hunt, the HVFD maintains auxiliary stations in Canyon Springs Ranch and Guadalupe Ranch Estates. The Annual “Beast Blast,” a fundraiser traditionally held in the spring, enables the Hunt VFD to purchase equipment, provide training for first responders, and make upgrades to firefighting and safety equipment. The Hunt VFD main station is also used for community functions such as Christmas parties, fundraisers for those in need, 4-H functions and other events.