FIRE SUPPRESSION DIVISION
The current makeup of the Fire Suppression Division has 14 FF/EMT-Basics,, 2 FF/EMT-Intermediates and 7 FF/EMT-Paramedic/Licensed Paramedics along with 18 PT FF/EMTs.
The Command Staff Consist of a Department Fire Chief, and Captain who also serves as the EMS Coordinator. The department operates a (3) Shift Platoon System, working a 48-96hr shift schedule consisting of a 6-day rotational period where each platoon works two consecutive 24-hour shifts, followed by four days off. Each shift is supervised by a Shift Officer-Lieutenant and consist of a cerified D/O - Driver Operator, a R-D/O Reserve -Driver Operator, Tailboarder - Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedics.
La Salle County responds to an average of over 1300 calls annually. Although the EOC is our Headquarters housing our Administrative Fire & EMS Offices with a few quick response units, both the Cotulla and Encinal Stations, house most of our apparatus for our members that are staffed 24hrs/365days a year.
Available Division Apparatus
- (1) Command / EMC Vehicle
- (3) Engine Co's
- (4) Brush Trucks
- (1) Fast Attack Brush/Rescue
- (3) Ambulances
- (1) Support Vehicle along with various others including the City Volunteer Apparatus if need be and Fixed/Rotor Wing Assets from the Cotulla
Airport, upon request only.
FIRE MARSHALS OFFICE / FIRE PREVENTION DIVISION
There's no doubt about it, fire prevention is our department's number one life-saving tool, and the only "GOOD" wildland, home or business fire in La Salle County, is the fire that never started. The Fire Marshals within the Division of Fire Prevention for La Salle County Fire Rescue are prevention
experts, assisting the public through coordinating education programs, pre-fire incident planning, and fire safety compliance inspections. A lot of our efforts in recent years have been geared to educating the public to prevent fires. We are doing this through a variety of ways. Speaking to civic
groups, church groups, and schools. Children’s activities have been successful in reducing the number of serious fires in our area. We have a variety of classes that are provided to the public such as: "Get Low and Go", & "2 Ways Out" Program that have been well received and is presented in a manner that people of all ages enjoy. We also have started our "Smoke Detector In Every Home" Program, in which we place smoke detectors at no charge in the homes of people that otherwise would not be able to obtain them. We also conduct "Fire Extinguisher" and "CPR & AED" Classes to county agencies and employees as well as to the standing public upon request for a nominal fee.
FIRE INSPECTIONS: Fire Inspectors are responsible for the effective prevention of fires through periodic inspections of commercial and/or public buildings, licensed facilities and operations, and other buildings within La Salle County, Texas.
FIRE INVESTIGATIONS: Arson/Fire Investigators are responsible for fire investigative records, the juvenile prevention & intervention program referrals and the effective investigation of any and/or all questionable fires and explosions within La Salle County, Texas.
FIRE PREVENTION: The primary concern of this section of the Fire Marshal’s Office is the saving of lives and property by preventing fires before they start. Fire prevention is accomplished by the identification, pre-planning and the elimination of the hazards that cause and can support the possible ignition & incipient spread of fires within La Salle County, Texas.
FIRE PREVENTION through PUBLIC EDUCATION & INTERACTION
To report information about a suspicious fire, please call
(830) 483-1392 or (830) 202-7703