Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department

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Cy-Fair Vol. Fire Dept.
Saving Lives & Protecting Property
Agency Overview
Established 1962
Employees 500+ (300+ volunteers & 200+ paid staff)
Staffing Combination
Fire chief Rodney Janczak (Interim)
Facilities & Equipment
Stations 12
Engines 12
Trucks 3
Squads 2
Rescues 3

Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department is a combination fire department headquartered at 9630 Telge Road in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States.[1]

The department serves the Cypress and Fairbanks (collectively known as Cypress-Fairbanks or Cy-Fair since 1962) communities in unincorporated Harris County.[2] Cy-Fair VFD serves over 350,000 people over a 180-square-mile (470 km2) area and responds to more than 19,000 incidents each year. With over 500 members and 12 stations, Cy-Fair VFD is the largest volunteer fire department in the United States.[3]

Cy-Fair VFD is a combination department utilizing both volunteers and paid crews. During the standard work week and work day, one station from each of the three districts, two heavy-rescue trucks, and one ladder truck is manned with a paid staff in order to provide a timelier response. Cy-Fair's Medics are staffed with full-time employees 24 hours a day, year-round.


Cy-Fair VFD originated in 1962. In the late 1950s, the Cypress area was served by the Jersey Village, Houston, and Fairbanks Fire Departments. After a home was destroyed by fire due to a 20-minute response time by the first unit, the need for a closely located fire department became apparent. Recognizing the need, the Cypress Civic Club held a meeting to check into the Fairbanks Fire Department. In 1961, the Fairbanks Fire Department charter was changed to become the Cypress-Fairbanks Volunteer Fire Department. As fire coverage needs grew in the Cypress area, the department charter was again changed in 1962 to become the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department.[1]

Command Structure & Staff[edit]

Board of Directors

  • Fire Chief
  • Assistant Chief
  • Deputy Chief
  • District Chief
  • Captain
  • Lieutenant
  • Engineer
  • Firefighter


  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Dispatcher
  • Auxiliary
  • Administrative

Fire Districts, Stations, & Apparatus[edit]

Deputy Chief of Suppression, Commander:

District I - District Chief #1, Safety Officer #2

  • Station 1: Engine, Booster, Medic, Reserve Medic
  • Station 2: Engine, Reserve Engine, Booster
  • Station 3: Engine, Heavy Technical Rescue Truck, Rescue Boat, Dozer, Medic,
  • Station 10: Engine, Tower Truck (elevated platform), Medic, EMS Supervisor, Squad

District II - District Chief #2, Safety Officer #4

  • Station 4: Engine, Booster, Fire Gator, Tanker/Tender, Medic
  • Station 7: Engine, Ladder Truck (standard aerial), Booster, Rescue Boat, K-9 Search Team
  • Station 8: Engine, Technical Rescue Truck, Booster, Medic
  • Station 11: Engine, Booster, Rescue Boat, Medic, Sr. EMS Supervisor

District III - District Chief #3, Safety Officer #1

  • Station 5: Engine, Heavy Technical Rescue Truck, Medic
  • Station 6: Engine, Reserve Engine, Booster, Medic, Reserve Medic
  • Station 9: Engine, Tower Truck (elevated platform), Medic, Squad
  • Station 12: Engine, Reserve Engine, Tanker/Tender, Medic

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Home." Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department. Retrieved on December 26, 2008.
  2. ^ "Cy-Fair Map." Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department. Retrieved on December 26, 2008.
  3. ^ "Cy-Fair VFD to Celebrate 12th Station Opening". Copperfield Sun. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 

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