Galveston Fire Department Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get a copy of a Fire Report?
Fire reports may be obtained from the Fire Marshals office at:
Galveston, Texas 77550
Click here to view and print a Records Request Form
How do I become a firefighter for Galveston?
The requirements for becoming a Galveston firefighter are as follows:
- Applicants must be 19 years of age and must not have reached their 36th birthday prior to employment
- Applicants must possess a Basic Structural Fire Protection Certification issued by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
- Applicants must possess an EMT-Basic of higher certification issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Contact Human Resources at (409) 797-3650 for further information about signing up for future testing.
How many runs does the Galveston Fire Department respond to?
Galveston has 6 fire stations that respond to almost 8,000 calls for service in the City of Galveston annually. 4,700 of these are First Repsonder calls for service.
Why did the fire truck respond when I needed an ambulance?
Most serious medical emergencies require more trained people than can be staffed on an ambulance to efficiently manage the situation. The fire truck usually srrives first to start a rapid assessment and to provide basic life support including airway management and cardiac defibrillation. The combination of an ambulance and a fire truck forms a coordinated team to perform life-saving care at traffic accidents, heart attacks, or other major medical emergencies. Galveston firefighters have been credited for saving numerous lives through our First Repsonder Program.
How can I get a copy of an EMS patient report?
For problems, questions or comments related to emergency medical response, contact Galveston Emergency Medical Services, Adminstrative Offices at (409) 765-2524, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. More GEMS information HERE.
How do I request a tour of the fire station or have a fire engine visit my school?
To request a tour of a fire station or to schedule a fire engine to visit your site, call (409) 797-3870, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
If I have a question concerning emergency 9-1-1 service, who do I call?
For problems,questions, or comments relating to the fire department, contact the Galveston Fire Department Administrative Offices at (409) 797-3850, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
How do I report a concern about a fire hazard?
Call the Fire Marshal's office at (409) 797-3870.
How can I find out about Fire Safety Programs available through the Galveston Fire Department?
Call the Fire Prevention and Inspection Division at (409) 797-3870, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
What is the best kind of fire extinguisher for my house?
A multipurpose fire extinguisher is best for the home. Look for the rating to be at least 2A:10B,C on the label. This extinguisher can be used on any type of fire commonly foundin the home. It will often be labeled A-B-C. Click HERE for more information about fire extinguishers.
Is there a Juvnenile Fire Setter Intervention program in Galveston?
The Fire Department has an intervention program available. Call (409) 797-3870 for further information.
Are smoke detectors available for our seniors and disabled citizens?
Smoke detectors are available for these housholds. Arrangements need to be made in advance by calling (409) 797-3870. Fire Department personnel are available to install these detectors in your home.
Fire inspections may be initiated in a variety of ways: by request, citizen complaint, application for certain licenses/permits, and by routine inspection activity. To request for inspection services call (409) 797-3870.
For information regarding plan reviews for fire protection systems, fire lanes, flammable liquid storage tanks, etc. call (409) 797-3870.
Can I get my blood pressure check at the fire station?
If you feel you are having a medical emergency, DIAL 911!
We do however, offer this service free of charge at the at any of
Galveston's 6 fire stations, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM.