Spring Fire Department

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Spring Fire Department
Spring Fire Department Patch 2017.png
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Texas
CDP Spring
Address

656 East Louetta Road

Spring, TX 77373
Agency overview[1]
Established April 1953 (1953-04)
Annual calls 6119 (2016)
Employees 52 (2016)
Annual budget $11,005,064 (2017)
Staffing Combination
Fire chief Scott C. Seifert
EMS level BLS
Facilities and equipment[2]
Divisions 2
Battalions 3
Stations 9
Engines 10
Platforms 1
Quints 1
Squads 1
Rescues 2
Tenders 2
Wildland 3
Website
Official website

The Spring Fire Department (SFD) is a combination fire department located 25 miles north of downtown Houston, Texas in unincorporated Harris County in the town of Spring, Texas. SFD is contracted by Harris County Emergency Services District #7 (HCESD#7) to provide Fire and Rescue services to approximately 137,000 citizens that reside within the 110 square mile boundaries of HCESD#7.

As a part of the fire departments dispatched by Cypress Creek EMS, our department's designation for all units start with the number 7.[1] The fire suppression district in which Spring Fire Department serves, has emergency medical services that are provided by Cypress Creek EMS, as the Spring Fire Department has no ambulances. The department does however provide BLS first responder services on priority medical calls such as cardiac and respiratory problems.

History[edit]

The Spring Volunteer Fire Association (SVFA) received its initial charter on April 29th, 1953 and started out with seven volunteer members and was called the Spring Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD).[1] The SVFA/SVFD was entirely funded by private donations, including equipment donations from other departments.

In 1983, the members of the department formed Harris County Rural Fire Prevention District #1. This allowed the collection of ad valorem tax up to 3 cents per $100 valuation. In 1997, the members of the department and RFPD #1 had an election to form Harris County Emergency Services District #7 (HCESD#7). An Emergency Services District can assess an ad valorem tax up to 10 cents per $100 valuation.[1] This means that the owner of a house that is valued at $100,000 pays $100 per year for fire protection for all of its occupants.

In the mid 2010s it was decided to rebrand the "Spring Volunteer Fire Department" to the "Spring Fire Department" since the organization evolved from a completely volunteer fire department to a combination fire department.

Stations and Apparatus[edit]

Station Address Engine Rescue Tanker Ladder Other
70 22306 Springwoods Village Parkway Engine 70 Tower 70, UTV 70
71 646 East Louetta Road Engine 71 Rescue 71 Ladder 71 Technical Rescue Trailer
72 23000 Northcrest Drive Engine 72 Tanker 72
73 4923 Treaschwig Road Engine 73 Booster 73
74 24030 Old Aldine Westfield Road Engine 74 Tanker 74
75 3975 FM 2920 Road Engine 75
76 8407 London Way Drive Engine 76 Booster 76
77 2900 Cypresswood Drive Engine 77 Rescue 77 Squad 77
78 1225 Booker Road Engine 78 Booster 78

Fire Chiefs[edit]

Fire Chief Years Start Date End Date
Scott Seifert 2 years January 1, 2015
Eric Anderson 4 years January 1, 2011 December 31, 2014
Alan Lankford 4 years January 1, 2007 December 31, 2010
Glenn Hastings 1yr, 8mos April 1, 2005 December 31, 2006
Stephen Sharp 2yrs, 9 mos June 12, 2002 March 31, 2005
John Duarte 1 yr, 2 mos April 1, 2001 June 12, 2002
Alan Lankford 11 years April 1, 1990 March 31, 2001
Mike Wisby March 31, 1990
Anthony Loscuito
Jim Barker

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "History". Spring Fire Department. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Apparatus". Spring Fire Department. Retrieved 13 April 2015.