​​ ​            L​​ a Salle County Fire Rescue & EMS
​and the
 Office of Emergency Management
(OEM)
Division
Interior Specialist

Let us bring your vision to life


​Established

Cotulla, the County Seat established in 1883 and named after Polish Immigrant Joseph Cotulla, now sits as the Hub of the Eagle Ford Shale which expands out to approximately 1500 square miles of County Jurisdiction. La Salle County Fire Rescue & EMS was established in November of 2013 soley as a Fire Brigade Project due to the increased incidents as a result of the oil production boom throughout the Eagle Ford Shale of Texas.   Shortly thereafter, La Salle County Fire Rescue soon became a Fire Based/Emergency Medical Services Provider, providing both Basic Life Support  (BLS) & (ALS) Advanced Life Support  911 - Pre-hospital Care.
We are Licensed and Regulated by the State of Texas - Texas Commission on Fire Protection & Texas Department of State Health Services.

Mission Statement

To protect our citizens, visitors and stakeholders of the Eagle Ford Shale Community within La Salle County by minimizing the loss of life and property resulting from fire, medical emergencies and other catestrophic events in such a manner that will retain the public's support and confidence in all aspects of service and delivery.
 
We will carry out our mission through fire prevention, investigation, public education and continual training efforts, as well as maintaining a quick and effective response throughout the county for fire suppression, emergency medical services and other emergency and non-emergency functions. 
Vision Statement

It is the overall vision of La Salle County Fire Rescue & EMS to provide caliber emergency services' that exceeds the expectations of those affected, while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, efficency and effectiveness by all.

​News

​New:  Smoke Detector Installation Program

La Salle County Fire Rescue recently canvassed the area installing free smoke detectors to residents.  This was a partnership with the American Red Cross to ensure that all homes are equipped with the life saving mechanisms in the event of a fire.  If you missed our visit and would like one in your home, please contact the fire station at (830) 483-1392 or the ​Fire Chief at les.simmons@co.la-salle.tx.us.  Installation is ​free.  Limit three (3) detectors per home. 

​New:  Encinal Station #62.....Coming Soon!
​The New Encinal Station, which will be known as Station #62 is currently under construction and appears to be ahead of schedule.  The physical address of Station #62 will be 889 W. FM 44. We look to occupy the building around or after March 2017.​



Funding has been approved and a new unit, a Heavy Rescue (MVP) Multi Vocational Pumper Engine 62 has been funded.  This unit will be a twin to Heavy Rescue Engine 61. This will undoubtedly give the South End of La Salle County their own needed capabilities and alleviate time essential resources from coming all the way from Cotulla. This Engine will be an essential asset to our mission!
On a side note, we at LCFR would like to thank the County Authority for its approval! 

​New:  Fire & EMS Administration Station and OEM/EOC Soon to Open and be Operational 24/7! 


​NEW: Pilot Program Conducting a Cost Benefit & Resource Availability Analysis of a  "Rural Community Based EMS Service" here in La Salle County while complying with HIPPA Regulations.

Community EMS is an innovative and evolving model of community-based healthcare designed to provide more effective and efficient services at a lower cost. Community EMS allows Certified Emergency Medical Technicians to function outside their traditional emergency response and transport roles to help facilitate more appropriate use of emergency care resources while enhancing access to primary care for medically underserved populations. Community EMS is successfully operating in North Carolina, Colorado, Minnesota, Maine, and Texas where these programs demonstrated that EMT's can be trained to safely and effectively perform in an expanded role with cost savings.

The 'Post Discharge' Community EMS pilot programs are designed to improve the patient healthcare experience while reducing hospital readmissions and unnecessary medical costs. Community EMS will provide recently discharged patients with timely follow-up's, helping to prevent simple medical problems from becoming serious or life-threatening emergencies.

Our intent is that patients with designated diagnoses are contacted by Community Technicians and administrators within 48 hours of discharge. In a number of the pilot sites, the Community Technicians visit the patients while they are still in the hospital to establish a rapport prior to discharge. The Community Technicians ensure that the patients fully understand their discharge instructions, any new prescriptions, and when their next physician follow-up visit is scheduled. The Community EMS Technicians will also use their assessment skills to identify changes in health status that need to be relayed to the physician before the next appointment, determine whether an additional in-person visit by a Community Technician is necessary to solve any problems, and ensure that the patient is living in a safe environment in order to help prevent readmission.















New:  Heavy Rescue (MVP) Engine ​​ #62.....Coming Soon!

La Salle County Cadet Candidate - ​Cantu getting a taste of what to expect while attending the Fire Academy.  Jan. 2nd, 2017
Good Luck...!
 
Physical Agility Training

​NOW HIRING

Immediate Vacancy for (1) with (3) soon after:
FRO-Fire Rescue Officer/Shift Lt.
Must hold at minimum, current TCFP & TDSHS Certifications as follows: FF/HazAw.,Ops., D/O, Instr.I, FOI, NIMS, CPR & EMT-B or above w/both Municipal and Industrial Spec.Ops Experience.   

&

Immediate Vacancies for (2):
TCFP Firefighter/TDSHS Paramedics  - Requiring at least (1) year of high volume 911 Pre-Hospital Field experience. (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Must have and exude a high degree of integrity, accountability and professionalism.  

Call to inquire within - (830)202-7703

****Application below *****