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Disaster Response

Because The Salvation Army is always ready to respond when disasters strike, we are one of the first relief agencies on site delivering essential services to victims and first responders.


  • Food Service
  • Shelter
  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Emotional and spiritual care
  • Donations management
  • Emergency communications
  • Disaster case management
  • Clean-up and reconstruction
  • Partnerships

Fire Relief Disaster Team

The Salvation Army has a special disaster team that responds to all fires in Dallas and surrounding cities that are two-alarm fires or greater. The team also responds to disasters and hazardous material situations, and has been requested to assist during crisis-relief efforts following train derailments and plane crashes. It also supports Dallas Fire Rescue as part of the Urban Search and Rescue Team in a 16-county region.

Comprised of 25 volunteers, the team has provided services for City of Dallas firefighters since 1963. These services include rehydration, snacks, food during long-duration incidents, misting fans, portable chairs for rest breaks, and a heater used during winter responses.

The fire relief disaster team responds to approximately 100 fires each year.
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