Emergency Services is led by Division Chief Craig Krienke, who began with Georgetown Fire Department in 1989. Chief Krienke has obtained numerous certifications, including: Advanced Firefighter, Wildland Firefighter, Fire Instructor 2, Fire Officer 4, Incident Safety Officer, and Emergency Medical Technician.
Chief Krienke is credited with being a founding member of the Georgetown Fire Department Honor Guard. He routinely travels across the State of Texas to pay respect to the firefighters that have lost their lives in the line of duty. Chief Krienke also volunteers as guardian for the Honor Flight Program. It is within this program that he pays respect to our military veterans and travels with them to the Washington D.C. memorial.
His leadership support staff is made up of three Battalion Chiefs/Shift Commanders that are each responsible for a specific twenty-four hour shift (A, B or C).
The Georgetown Fire Department Emergency Services Division is multi-faceted and is responsible for delivering direct emergency and non-emergency services for 138 square miles, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to the citizens and visitors of Georgetown, which has a combined population nearing 100,000.
Firefighters are fully trained to respond to a variety of calls, including emergency medical calls, building fires, rescues, wildfires, automobile accidents, hazardous materials calls, boating accidents, drowning, fire alarm activations, lock-in/lock-outs and other calls for service.
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If you are ever in need of our help, please do not hesitate to call 911 for emergencies.
.If you simply have a question or request, you can call Fire Support Services at 512-930-FIRE (3473) Monday–Friday, 8a-5p
Mission: Lifeline® is an effective, efficient program that saves and improves lives. It helps communities and regions form effective coalitions of hospitals, ambulance services, non-transport medical first response agencies, emergency communications centers, emergency medical service regulatory/medical direction agencies, local government, local media and payers.
Agencies earn Gold recognition with a minimum patient volume of at least eight STEMI patients transported directly to a STEMI Receiving Center for Primary PCI and/or STEMI Referring Hospital for fibrinolytic administration and for achieving 75% or higher adherence over at least one consecutive 24-month interval all Mission: Lifeline® EMS quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.
In addition to meeting the above requirements, GFD also achieved at least 75% on the 2019 Plus Measure — percent of adult Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest patients resuscitated on scene with sustained ROSC of at least 20 minutes, maintained to arrival at the emergency department, who has a 12-lead ECG performed in the field.
Our participation in Get With The Guidelines®/Mission: Lifeline® demonstrates our commitment to quality care. We are proud to be a part of the American Heart Association’s® efforts to turn guidelines into lifelines.