The 74th Texas Legislature established the Motor Vehicle Self Insurance Program in 1995. Since inception, this program has saved fire departments an estimated $3 million in premiums.
Through this option, Texas A&M Forest Service provides low-cost vehicle liability insurance at a greatly reduced cost. The vehicle insurance coverage offered to qualified volunteer fire departments is at coverage levels of $100,000 per person for bodily injury with a maximum of $300,000 per occurrence, and $100,000 for property damage with a maximum of $100,000 per occurrence.
Who is eligible...
Any non-profit volunteer fire department operated by its members is eligible and all motor vehicles in the fire department’s fleet are eligible, except ambulances. Vehicles must have a current Texas registration, license plate, and vehicle inspection sticker. Authorized drivers must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.
The insured VFD must agree to implement and comply with a risk management and loss prevention program, which would include vehicle maintenance records and driver's records. The Texas A&M Forest Service will inspect the VFD vehicles and records and reserves the right to refuse coverage for drivers with poor safety records. Safe driving and favorable claims experiences help to keep premiums low year after year.
How to apply...
It's easy, simply complete the following form and submit it via fax or mail and provide the premium charge of $150 per vehicle per year. All premiums go to support the program.
Motor Vehicle Insurance Application
Mail: Texas A&M Forest Service
P.O. Box 310
Lufkin, Texas 75902-0310
Fax: (936) 639-8138
For more information...
Call (936) 639-8100