I am delighted to welcome you to the new Schertz Fire Rescue website; we hope residents and visitors will find this new site as a valuable resource. This new site will be constantly changing in the near future so please continue to check back to find out what is new with Schertz Fire Rescue.
Schertz Fire Rescue is an innovative department of 45 members. We have some of the most highly trained and highly skilled professional firefighters in the profession. Our members are proud to deliver high quality customer service to citizens and visitors of the City of Schertz. We value our interactions with the community at numerous events throughout the year. Our department has a robust fire prevention education that is delivered to most of the area schools.
Schertz Fire Rescue has been adding special programs as we continue to grow. One of those programs we invite you to look at is our Jr Fire Academy that we hold each June. Please feel free to drop in any of our fire stations for a visit or a tour. If you see us out in the community or even at the store, please feel free to ask one of our firefighters to get an up-close tour of the fire engine.
Kade Long, Fire Chief
With duty and honor, we protect, provide high level customer service, promote community risk reduction, improve Firefighter health and safety, encourage community involvement and develop a superior training program.
Our department will be a model of excellence through implementation of progressive best practices. We will take pride in our department and will value employee ideals, opinions and diversity.
P - Progressive
R - Respect
I - Integrity
D - Driven
E - Excellence
Goal #1: Respond to 90% of emergency incidents within 5 minutes.
Goal #2: Institute Cancer prevention best practices at 100% of structure fire calls.
Goal #3: 100% of department members will undergo a yearly firefighter cancer screening.
Goal #4: Pre-fire plan 100% commercial buildings in the city once per year.
Goal #5: Develop and host a Citizens Fire Academy.
Goal #6: Expand Jr Fire Academy to include 9 -12 grades
Goal #7: Maintain safe construction through adoption of 2018 or most recent IFC fire codes
Goal #8: Each firefighter will perform 20 hours of core firefighting skills yearly.
Goal #9: 100% of schools and nursing homes will be inspected twice yearly.
Goal #10: Inspect 100% of restaurants once yearly.