We are committed to a superior emergency service organization, which continually improves the quality of service delivered to our customers, the citizens and visitors of South Padre Island.


The City of South Padre Island Fire Department is committed to providing a superior level of emergency service that continually improves the quality of life, health and safety of our residents and visitors.

South Padre Island Ladder Truck

Beach Patrol

Each year the Beach Patrol responds to over 1000 First aid calls, performs more than 2500 preventative actions, makes 150 swimmer assists and conducts over 30 rescues.The Beach Patrol is an essential part of making our visitors trip to the beach a happy and safe experience.


  • Fire Suppression

  • Fire Prevention

  • Fire Inspections

  • Beach Patrol (Water Safety and Rescue)

  • Advanced EMS First Responder

  • Hazardous Material Mitigation

  • Public Safety Education Programs

Prevention & Education

The City of South Padre Island Fire Department strongly believes that the best way to fight a fire is to prevent it in the first place. Education is a vital role in keeping our community safe and free of incidents. Knowledge of what to do in an Emergency situation is important and can make the difference between life and death.