SWTEC Donates To VFD
Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative Donates to Local Area VFD
“All of the volunteer fire departments in our service territory do an outstanding job. SWTEC appreciates all of the dedicated individuals that donate their time to these organizations. We have employees that serve on fire departments and we understand the commitment to time and training it takes,” said Buff Whitten, General Manager of Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative.
Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative recently made donations to eight area volunteer fire departments. Electric cooperatives are guided by seven cooperative principles, among them is supporting communities and service area that we serve.
Departments receiving donations were the Menard, Fort McKavett, Eldorado, Ozona, Sonora, Big Lake, Iraan, and Christoval Volunteer Fire Departments.
Whitten noted “Our local volunteer fire departments have helped protect not only our powerlines and equipment, but are many times first responders to automobile accidents and other emergencies. They wear a lot of hats, and they are all very important ones in rural communities.”