Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department

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Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
CyFairVolunteerFireDepartmentLogo.jpg
Operational area
Country United States
State Texas
CountyHarris
Agency overview
Established1962 (1962)
Annual calls~27,000 (2017)
Employees~300 Employees (2017) ~290 Volunteers (2017)
Annual budget$23 Million (2017)
StaffingCombination
Fire chiefAmy Ramon
EMS levelALS
Facilities and equipment[1]
Battalions3
Stations13
Engines13 - Front Line
3 - Reserve
Trucks2
Platforms2 - Front Line
1 - Reserve
Rescues3
1 - Reserve
Ambulances13 - Front Line
5 - Reserve
Tenders2
Wildland7
Rescue boats7
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 13 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, six engines, one heavy-rescue truck, 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]

In the late 1950’s, 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. The department went through another change in 1980 when an 80-square mile section of Cy-Fair was charted as the Cypress-Creek Fire department. This area had 18,000 residents and 5000 homes. Sixteen (16) men that were part of Cy-Fair became the Cypress Creek Fire department.

Stations and Apparatus[edit]

The department has 13 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 13040 Wortham Center Dr. Engine 2 Ladder 2 Medic 2 EMS District Chief 17 1
3 11827 Telge Road Engine 3 Medic 3 Dozer 3 Rescue 3, Rescue Boat 3 2
4 18006 Huffmeister Rd Engine 4 Medic 4 Booster 4
Gator 4
Tanker 4 2
5 16035 Aspenglenn North Engine 5 Medic 5 Rescue 5 3
6 6404 N Eldridge Engine 6 Medic 6 Booster 6 1
7 20444 Cypresswood Drive Engine 7 Tower 7 Medic 7 Booster 7 Rescue Boat 7 2
8 18210 FM 529 West Engine 8 Medic 8 Booster 8 Rescue 8 3
9 7922 Highway 6 North Engine 9 Tower 9 Medic 9 2
10 11310 Steeplecrest Engine 10 Medic 10 Booster 10 1
11 18134 West Road Engine 11 Medic 11 Booster 11 EMS District Chief 16

Rescue Boat 11

3
12 19780 Keith Harrow Boulevard Engine 12 Medic 12 Tanker 12 3
13 10222 Westgreen Boulevard Engine 13 Ladder 13 Medic 13 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stations and apparatus". Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department. Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  2. ^ "History". Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department. Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Cy-Fair VFD to Celebrate 12th Station Opening". hcnonline.com. Copperfield Sun. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. 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