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Posted on: May 31, 2022

OFD Passes TCFP Inspection

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The Orange Fire Department has completed its in-depth Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Inspection. TCFP inspects every Career and Combination Fire department in the State of Texas to verify they meet current State and National Fire Protection Requirements. Inspectors check training records, Personal Protective Equipment, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, and Fire department Standard Operating Procedures to ensure departments that are regulated by TCFP adhere to the highest standards. Orange Fire Department received our Close out letter dated May 2, 2022, it reads:

Chief Bilbo,

Based on the documentation provided, and completion of an on-site inspection, I will note that your agency has met compliance requirements per Chapter419 of the Texas Government Code, your file forthis inspection period will be closed as Satisfactory.

Once again, I want to thank you for your cooperation and extend my personal thanks to you, for your continued dedication and support toward the mission of the fire service in Texas, and the regulations that enhance the safety of Texas firefighters.

Please contact me at or 512-944-3110 if you have any questions or comments regarding the Texas Commission Fire Protection.


Lamar B. Ford, Compliance Officer
Texas Commission Fire Protection
East Texas, Region 5

Chief Bilbo would like to extend a profound appreciation to everyone who helped make our department achieve this milestone. Keep up the good work!

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