Our History

Little Elm Box 620 Support Company was organized in 2002, and incorporated in 2004 as a Texas non-profit 501(c)(3), with a single purpose in mind: To serve the emergency personnel who serve us every day. 

According to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), half of all fire fatalities are cardiac or stress-related. Rehabilitation, or “fireground rehab”, refers to the care given to firefighters and other responders while performing their duties at an emergency scene. Rehab includes monitoring vital signs, rehydration, nourishment, and rest for responders between assignments.

Ideally, rehabilitation should take place any time emergency operations pose a risk to departmental personnel. However, small departments, like those across Denton County, often cannot allocate resources for dedicated rehab staff and supplies.

As a solution to the need for formal rehab services, Box 620 was able and eager to serve. Each year, the organization has responded to an average of 40 calls per year, serving in 10 different towns across Denton and northern Collin County. Members are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are dispatched by the Denton County Sheriff's Office when needed.

Originally, we responded to scenes in personal vehicles. In 2010, we received a private donation, allowing us to purchase a 1996 Shuttle Bus (aka Rehab 2). The bus was converted to allow us to haul an extensive amount of equipment & supplies, along with 4 volunteers. Example of supplies used on scene is listed below (some are seasonal, so we swap them out as needed):

  • 4 ice chests – 2 with ice/drinks, 2 with ice only
  • 12 folding chairs
  • 2 Canopies with weights
  • Nourishment (Protein Bars, Energy Bars, etc.)
  • 2 misting fans (summer)/ 2 heaters (winter)
  • 2 Blood Pressure Monitors
  • Collapsible Trashcans and trash bags
  • Tote of Clothing/Shoes (inventory rotated out seasonally)
  • 8 cases of Water and 6 cases of Gatorade
  • 2 Coffee Pots (winter) along with Cups; Hot Chocolate; Coffee; etc.
  • Paper Towels
  • Misc. Supplies (varies based on needs/requests):
    • Bug Spray/Sunscreen
    • Phone Chargers
    • Band-Aids
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Rope/Tarps