The City of College Station is a growing community of 116,400+ and the home of Texas A&M University. We are a progressive department searching for qualified persons willing to make a personal commitment to fire safety and prevention. The City of College Station is an equal-opportunity employer, and it is our policy to provide employment opportunities without regard to race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, age or communicable disease. These procedures represent equal and fair guidelines for all prospective employees, and provide the foundation for a rewarding, diverse and productive work environment.
The College Station Fire Department evolved from a volunteer fire department at Texas A&M University. In 1969, the City of College Station took over the volunteer department. The city hired one full-time firefighter to staff the original station and maintain apparatus. The majority of the firefighting was still conducted by volunteers made up of staff and students from Texas A&M.
Throughout the years, the Fire Department has seen substantial growth and the conversion to a fully paid fire department. Current staffing within the department includes 123 shift personnel, six Fire Prevention personnel, six administrative personnel and four support staff.
The College Station Fire Department is considered a proactive force, which is evident by the drop in the number of major loss fires and an increase in the number of persons reached through our public education programs.
The College Station Fire Department is deeply involved in Emergency Medical Services. The department staffs four first run ambulances with EMT-Paramedics and has two reserve ambulances. Response territory for EMS includes the City of College Station and the southern half of Brazos County.
Firefighters’ shift structure includes working 24 hours, followed by 48 hours off-duty. There are three shifts, dubbed A, B and C.
A group of firefighters is assigned to a particular engine, truck, and ambulance to make up a “company”. Each fire station has a different complement of personnel and apparatus.
CSFD staffs six ALS engine companies, two ALS truck companies, one Command vehicle, one Safety Officer and four ALS ambulances 24 hours a day. Additional apparatus may be staffed with off-duty personnel during high call volumes or major events.
Last updated: 10/6/2017 2:34:56 PM