Our gear is typically kept at our stations. Some of our firefighters keep their gear in their personal vehicles because they travel throughout the City.
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The Fire Chief, executive assistant, and quartermaster are paid positions. There is also a stipend program for the volunteers to staff Station One during weekday and night hours. Other than that all firefighters are volunteers.
The Fire Department saves the City $16-18 million each year.
Six. There are plans to build more in the future to keep up with the growth of the City.
The number varies depending on how many volunteers live within each stations' response area. It varies between 10 and 36.
No, because we are volunteer, we only respond to the station for training, during emergencies, or when responding to a call. However, beginning January 2016, a program that utilizes existing volunteer firefighters to staff a station Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. began. This led to a night staffing initiative that began in November 2016 and expanded to seven nights per week in May 2017. The overall goal of this program is to improve service to League City residents. For more information regarding this program, call the Administrative office at 218-554-1465.
Each applicant cadet of LCVFD is required to attend at least 3 months of training. It consists of 80 hours of basic firefighting training. Most of the training occurs on Monday and Wednesday nights and occasional Saturdays. Pending successful completion of cadet training, applicants will join the department as firefighters where they will receive training every Tuesday night from 6 to 9 p.m. In all, the department receives over 8,000 hours of training per year.
All active firefighters carry a special pager that alerts them of a call and situation.
It is hard to gauge due to the rapid growth of our City, but the past few years have had 2000 to 2200 calls annually.
There really is no busy time of year. We average about 160 calls per month.
Nothing, the Fire Department will make service calls to your house at no charge.
It varies, we have several officers that drive fire department vehicles all the time, while others go to the station first to get the fire trucks. The average response time for 2021 came in at nine minutes, but the station staffing programs aim to improve this number.
We would call on the surrounding area fire departments for what is called Automatic/Mutual aid. With this system, we can get anything we need from surrounding area departments.
The volunteers provided fire prevention education to over 5,500 children, spending over 200 hours of personal and vacation time to accomplish this life-saving effort.
League City Fire Academy Cadets receive over 120 hours of training through the College of the Mainland.
Anyone who is at least 16 years of age with parental consent. Only those applicants that are at least 18 years of age can attend our Fire Academy.
No fire experience is necessary.
You're required to make a certain percentage of the weekly Tuesday 6 to 10 p.m. trainings as well as a certain percentage of the fire calls per year.
A mustache is fine, but you can not have facial hair that extends past the corners of your mouth. Excessive facial hair could prevent your SCBA mask from sealing properly against your face.
Yes, we encourage anyone who is interested in the fire service to join.
Our masks have a place for inserts for your prescription.
Call our Administrative Offices at 281-554-1465.
View the job applications for the Fire Department. If you have questions, please contact our Administrative Office. The Fire Marshal's Office will send out a history packet for those moving forward in the onboarding process.