Marble Falls Fire Rescue is proud and committed in providing professional, dependable service through education, prevention, and protection to ensure a safe community.
Marble Falls Fire Rescue is an all-hazards department that responds to emergency and nonemergency calls such as fires, emergency medical incidents, rescues, hazardous conditions, and public assistance calls. In addition, the Department supports the safety of the community through the fire inspection program, plan reviews, and a community public education program.
Goals and Objectives
• To meet and exceed our community’s needs and expectations by providing high quality emergency response, life safety and community support services.
• To provide an effective fire prevention program in order to educate in the prevention of life and property hazards in order to reduce the need for fire suppression
• To maintain a high standard of training and education for the department and the community.
• To promote teamwork, professionalism and respect within the department and the community.
• To coordinate the City’s Emergency Management Program.
• To respond to all emergency calls for service in the City within 5 minutes 90% of the time.
• To maintain a department training goal of an average of 20 hours per member per month.
• To inspect all high-hazard commercial properties annually, other establishments on a schedule based on hazards presented.
• To ensure that the City and its residents are prepared to effectively respond to major disasters by providing information and education in emergency preparedness.
• To provide fire prevention safety programs through effective community education and outreach programs.
What We Accomplished in 2021-2022
- Coordinated the City's FEMA Public Assistance program for the recovery of the October 2018 flood
- Completed the City's FEMA Public Assistance program for the recovery of the COVID-19 Pandemic National Emergency, American Rescue Funds, and the Winter Storm of February 2021
- Continue to facilitate the process to obtain the Texas Fire Chiefs Association Best Practice Accreditation
- Hosted the fourth annual Pink Out Marble Falls supporting community members with cancer
- Planned and Conducted an Emergency Management Exercise and/or training for the City Staff
- Became a Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certified Training facility for Aerial Operator certifications
- Updated 14 Annexes for the City's Emergency Operations Plan
- Co-hosted the KBEY Food drive
- Hosted a department cook off benefiting the Helping Center
- Adopted a family for Christmas
- Conducted a department wide guided discussion in leadership based on The 21 irrefutable Laws of Leadership
- Researched and developed a Fire Explorer program to replace fire camp
- Passed our Texas Commission on Fire Protection compliance inspection with no violations
What We Plan to Accomplish in 2022-2023
- Coordinate the City's FEMA Public Assistance program for the recovery of the October 2018 flood
- Obtain the Texas Fire Chief's Association Best Practice Accreditation
- Provide training to prepare the emerging leaders of the department
- Host the fifth annual Pink Out Marble Falls supporting community members with cancer, in accordance
- Plan and conduct an Emergency Management Exercise and/or training for the City Staff
- Plan and conduct a Medical Facility Emergency Management Exercise
- Begin design for Station 2 as the property is secured by the City
- Place the new Engine in service
- Begin the Fire Explorer Program
- Formalize a shelter plan, donations management, and volunteer management program through a partnership with the Highland Lakes Crisis Network
- Update the Annex's that the shelter plan, donations management, and volunteer managements plans correlate to
- Formalize a WebEOC training for all city staff