Spring Fire Department
656 East Louetta RoadSpring, TX 77373
|Annual calls||6119 (2016)|
|Annual budget||$11,005,064 (2017)|
|Fire chief||Scott C. Seifert|
|Facilities and equipment|
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. 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.
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). 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. 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
|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 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|