Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department & EMS Today

 

Today, the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department & EMS remains a fully-volunteer department with approximately 28 volunteers to handle some 300 emergency calls each year in a 55 square mile area of southeastern Burnet County, Texas under contract to the community through Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 9.  

 

The department serves as the primary fire responder in the District and as first responder in medical and other emergencies for basic life support (BLS) services.  Under a separate contract with Burnet County, the Marble Falls Area EMS provides coordinated advanced life support emergency services (ALS) and ambulance transport services to area hospitals. Air ambulance service is also available from nearby Air Evac 49 stationed in Marble Falls.

 

The department has one station on TX-71 near Spur 191 featuring 5 apparatus bays and with 12 fire and emergency medical apparatus and related safety equipment housed there, along with a mechanical shop, training rooms, kitchen, office, storage areas and restrooms. 

 

The current SVFD-EMS apparatus inventory includes:

 

Unit #             Description

5620      Pumper 1977 Ford/E-One 

5621      Rescue/Engine 1984 Seagraves 

5640      Water Tender 1994 GMC 

5641      Water Tender 1988 Ford 

5642      Water Tender 1978 Ford 

5651      Brush 1967 Kaiser 

5652      Brush 1967 Kaiser 

5653      Brush 2007 Chevrolet 

5654      Brush 1989 Ford 

5655      Brush 2006 Ford 

5656      Brush 2013 Ford 

5660      EMS First Responder 2004 Ford F-550 

 

The department receives some financial support from the ESD and from Burnet County government, but the bulk of support still must come from third-party donations, grants and the department's (or its Auxiliary's) fund-raising activities.  The department's annual day-to-day operating budget is approximately $160,000, and upgrade/replacement of the department's aging apparatus is a high capital priority.

 

Spicewood VFD-EMS, Inc. is a non-profit Texas corporation with federal Section 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status.  Under state law and its Bylaws, SVFD-EMS is governed by a member-elected board of directors and officer slate.

 

As can be seem from the map below, the department's primary service area straddles TX-71 and is bounded on the east by Travis County, on the north by the Colorado River / Lake Travis, on the west by Burnet CR 401 and on the south by Blanco County.  A number of new residential subdivisions are either under construction or planned in the service area, and are not depicted in the map below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spicewood VFD-EMS, Inc continues

to heavily depend on your tax-deductible donations.  No donation is too small, and we thank the community for its support!

Spicewood VFD-EMS, Inc.  

9805 Hwy 71 E

P. O. Box 2

Spicewood, TX 78669-0002

 

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8am-2pm

 

 

Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies

Dial 830-693-7136 for SVFD administration

 

Burnet County Sheriff

Dial 512-756-8080

 

firedept@mail.com

 

 

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