The Georgetown Fire Department Emergency Services Division 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 that has a current population of 69,587. This division is under the command of Assistant Fire Chief Clay Shell. His support staff is three Battalion Chiefs/Shift Commanders that are each responsible for a specific twenty four-hour shift (“A”, “B” or “C”).
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The City of Georgetown Vehicle Service Center is responsible for ensuring that the department’s fleet of fire apparatus and non-emergency vehicles are maintained in a high state of readiness at all times. The mechanics’ duties include preventive/routine maintenance, inventory control and specialized repairs of the fire apparatus.
The Georgetown Fire Department routinely fights wild land and open area fires. The Hill Country challenges our apparatus and skills as we combat rocks, trees, hills, cactus, and many other natural obstacles native to this area. The Denver Post recently completed an excellent video on wildfires. Please take some time
The rank structure is as follows (in ascending order): Probationary Firefighter, Firefighter, Driver Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, and Fire Chief. Promotions to all rank below assistant chief are conducted through state civil service testing process. Fire Department units are usually divided into a few basic categories. Company(s)
The division staffs five engine companies, two truck companies and one Battalion Chief’s command vehicle, operating out of five fire stations, which are strategically located throughout the city. The following various apparatus are strategically housed at the five fire stations: three brush trucks, one water tender (responds to outside fires and wild fires), one rescue unit, one dive truck, one dive boat, and two swift water boats. There is one reserve engine and one reserve truck that are fully equipped and ready to be used, if a front-line apparatus is out of service.
Firefighters are fully trained to respond to a variety of calls, including emergency medical calls, building fires, rescues, wild fires, automobile accidents, hazardous materials calls, boating accidents, drowning, fire alarm activations, lock-in/lock-outs and other calls for service. These types of calls are covered by a staff of eighty five firefighters divided over the three different shifts. The team assigned to a particular apparatus and the apparatus itself is known as a “company”. Firefighters work twenty four hours on, forty eight hours off, with shift change at 7 a.m.
The Emergency Services Division is multi-faceted and there are many responsibilities to take care of in a twenty four-hour period. 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 support services at 512-930-FIRE (3473), Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
All firefighters are trained at the “Operations Level” for hazardous materials. Specific firefighters are trained and certified up to “Technician Level,” and are members of the Williamson County Haz-Mat Response Team (WCHMRT). Fire Station 2 serves as the Haz-Mat station. The county team was created in 1998 by the Williamson County Fire Chief’s Association and funded by the county. The team is comprised of firefighters from fire departments within Williamson County.
This program involves fire companies conducting pre-incident planning on high-target hazard areas. Each fire company is responsible for the high target hazards in their assigned territory. Fire companies conducting pre-incident planning are available for emergency response.