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CHIEF'S WELCOME

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 42 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.

Sincerely,
Kade Long, Fire Chief


Mission

With duty and honor, protect all we serve with an emergency service that promotes public education and prevention; emphasizes community involvement; and provides the safe, timely, and efficient delivery of fire and rescue resources.

Vision

Through selection, training, and professional development we will create a Fire Department that is a model to our peers, an asset to our community, and a valued place to work.

Values

Do the right thing; do it safely; and do it better than anyone else.

Goals

  • Our single most important goal is to make Schertz the safest city in which to live, work, or play. We will accomplish this by meeting the following objectives.
  • Improve Insurance Services Organization rating from Class 3 to Class 1.
  • Respond to 90% of emergency incidents within 5 minutes.
  • Pre-fire plan all commercial buildings in the city twice per year.
  • Quarterly inspect all restaurants, schools, and nursing homes.
  • Enact a wellness fitness program for all firefighters.
  • Improve training opportunities and encourage involvement of firefighters in specialized emergency operations.
  • Provide high quality first responder medical service by encouraging advanced medical training and certifications.
  • Make contact with at least 50% of population annually to deliver the fire safety message.
  • Maintain safe construction and occupancy within the city through practical fire code enforcement.
  • Attract and maintain a qualified and diverse workforce, by encouraging culturally diverse applicants through career fairs, public education, and development of a local Fire Explorer Post Program.