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Willowfork Fire Department Welcomes Dog Rookie; Achieves New Score Rating


May 7, 2024

By Natalie Cook Clark


Willowfork Fire Department is training their newest rookie, a 4-month-old Dalmatian named Willow. Once adjusted to her role, Willow will attend PR events and hang out at the station with her co-workers. The department also recently received a new score rating that can benefit residents.

Meet Willow. All pictures courtesy of the Willowfork fire Department.

Fire Station Dog in Training

Willow is an almost 4 months old Dalmatian puppy that will eventually accompany the Chief on department events and hang out at the station with her co-workers. Right now she is undergoing training and learning about her new role.

We will be working with her to help develop trust and understanding of her new environment and will be slowly introducing her out into the public,” says Willowfork Fire Department’s Fire Chief Billy Wilson.


According to the department, her days consist of training, playing with a doggy brother, sleeping, and visiting the stations with the Chief.


“Right now, she is very shy and overwhelmed by all of the attention, but we can certainly tell that she is enjoying it as she is becoming more receptive of all the noise and commotion which occurs around the stations daily,” says Chief Wilson.


Willow is already setting a good example by documenting her well vet check-up, which all pets should do, on Willowfork Fire Department’s Facebook page.

Willow visited Old town Katy Animal Hospital.

How the New Rating Helps Residents

Fort Bend County Emergency Services District 2 and Willowfork Fire Department recently attained an Insurance Service Organization (ISO) Fire Service Suppression Rating of Class 1 effective June 2024.

This achievement is the result of an evaluation by the ISO who reviews four key elements of fire protection existing within the service area. These elements include fire department operations, community water supply, emergency communications system, and community risk reduction programs in effect for the protected area.

An ISO Fire Service Suppression Rating is a score rated on a scale ranging from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best possible grade. Fort Bend Emergency Service District #2 joins an elite group of fire departments in the nation by achieving the best grade of 1.

This benefits residents in the area because most major insurance providers use this grading system as a basis for setting insurance rates in the provider service area. This could help to lower your annual homeowner’s insurance premium.

“This achievement personifies the desire of Fort Bend County ESD #2/Willowfork Fire Department to provide the best possible fire and emergency service response to our community as we serve you daily,” says Chief Wilson.

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Willow has joined a great team and the department is excited for the public to get to know her. They say that several people have stopped by to see her and then are disappointed if she isn’t there.

The department stresses that she is still very much a puppy and is working to get use to her new home and role.

We look forward to introducing her up close and personal with everyone in the near future,” says Chief Wilson.


Learn more about Willowfork Fire Department and their services online.

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