Our History

On December 1, 1971, a Memorandum of Understanding between Texas A&M University and the City of College Station was signed that officially transferred responsibility of fire suppression from the university to the city. Then in 1977, the College Station Fire Department became responsible for local emergency medical services.

Since 1971 the department has grown to 6 stations and over 140 shift personnel. Your College Station Firefighters staff 6 engines, 2 ladders, 4 ambulances, 1 Battalion Chief, 1 Safety Officer, 1 Tender, and an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Truck.
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With the growth of the department, our members saw the need to unify their voices by organizing as a Firefighters Association. Your firefighters did this for several reasons to include securing just compensation for their service to the community, promoting a safe and healthy working environment for firefighters, promoting charitable organizations, providing assistance to the community we serve, cultivating friendship and fellowship among its members, and honoring the memories of our fallen fire service brothers and sisters.

So, in April of 2006, 45 members chartered the College Station Professional Firefighters Association, Local 4511 of the International Association of Fire Fighters. As we continue to grow as an organization, we work each and every day to fulfill our purpose. Whether its on-shift or off, our members consistently put our College Station community first through service to others.
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We would like to highlight our supported charities and thank our generous business partners for their support, we hope you take a few minutes and check them out. Thank you again for visiting our website.
Our Charities