Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department

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Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
CyFairVolunteerFireDepartmentLogo.jpg
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Harris
Agency overview
Established 1962 (1962)
Annual calls ~22,000 (2014)
Employees ~350 (2015)
Staffing Combination
Fire chief Amy Ramon
EMS level ALS
IAFF 2731
Facilities and equipment[1]
Battalions 3
Stations 12
Engines 12 - frontline
2 - reserve
Trucks 1
Platforms 2
Rescues 3
Ambulances 10 - frontline
2 - reserve
Tenders 2
Wildland 7
Rescue boats 3
Website
Official website

The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The department primarily serves the communities of Cypress and Fairbanks which are collectively known as Cypress-Fairbanks or Cy-Fair since. Cy-Fair VFD serves over 500,000 people over a 155-square-mile (400 km2) area and responds to more than 22,000 incidents each year.[2] With over 350 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, five engines, two heavy-rescue trucks, and one ladder truck are manned with a paid staff in order to provide a timelier response. Cy-Fair's Medic Units are staffed with full-time employees 24 hours a day, year-round.

History[edit]

The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department got its beginnings in the late 1950's after a home was destroyed by fire due to a 20-minute response time by the first fire engine.[2] This sparked the need for a more centrally located fire department that could respond in a timely fashion. In 1961, the Fairbanks Fire Department charter was changed to the Cypress-Fairbanks Volunteer Fire Department.[2] Over the years, as fire coverage needs grew in the Cypress area, the department charter was again changed in 1962 to become what is now the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department.

Stations and apparatus[edit]

The department has 12 fire stations spread across their response area.[1]

Address Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other District
1 9201 Rodney Ray Engine 1 Medic 1 Booster 1 1
2 11210 Tower Oaks Blvd Engine 2 Medic 2 Booster 2 1
3 11827 Telge Road Engine 3 Medic 3 Dozer 3 Rescue 3, Rescue Boat 3 1
4 Cypress Rosehill Rd Engine 4 Medic 4
Reserve Medic 504
Booster 4
Mini-booster 4
Tanker 4 2
5 4529 Highway 6 North Engine 5 Medic 5 Rescue 5 3
6 6404 Eldridge Engine 6
Reserve Engine 1
Medic 6
Reserve Medic 506
3
7 20444 Cypresswood Drive Engine 7 Ladder 7 Booster 7 Rescue Boat 7 2
8 18210 FM 529 West Engine 8 Medic 8 Booster 8 Rescue 8 2
9 7922 Highway 6 North Engine 9 Tower 9 Medic 9 3
10 Jones Road Engine 10 Tower 10 EMS Supervisor 17
Medic 10
1
11 18134 West Road Engine 11 Ems Supervisor 16
Medic 11
Booster 11 Rescue Boat 11 2
12 19780 Keith Harrow Boulevard Engine 12
Reserve Engine 3
Medic 12 Tanker 12 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stations and apparatus". Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "History". Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cy-Fair VFD to Celebrate 12th Station Opening". hcnonline.com. Copperfield Sun. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°51′36″N 95°23′24″W / 29.86000°N 95.39000°W / 29.86000; -95.39000