In order to protect lives and property in the unincorporated areas of Victoria County, TX, in accordance with Section 352 of the Local Government Code, the Fire Marshal’s Office will..
Victoria County Fire Department Mission Statement:
- investigate the origin and cause of personal injury and property loss due to fires and explosions
- provide fire and life safety inspections
- provide public education services
- collect, maintain, and analyze emergency response information to reduce injury and loss
- educate, coordinate, and improve the services of county emergency service organizations
- provide a response for hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction emergency response mitigation
The mission of the Victoria County Fire Department is to provide a superior level of Fire Control, Rescue & Emergency Medical Service to the citizens of Victoria County and the Airport Community, while continually striving to provide Life Safety Training and Education in order to save lives and protect property.
In fulfilling these missions, the following services are provided: Emergency Fire and Hazards Response Mitigate fire, explosion, rescue, hazardous materials, and all other such emergencies with the greatest protection of, and least loss to, the welfare of individuals and property. Aircraft Rescue Firefighting provides first responder service for Fire, Rescue EMS and Haz-Mat incidents at Victoria Regional Airport 24 hours a day.
Victoria County ARFF provides service that parallels that of the Federal Aviation Administration requirements for response equipment and extinguishing agents of an Index B Category Airport. Emergency Medical Response Respond immediately with the highest level of field emergency medical personnel available, with complete and up-to-date equipment and apparatus, to provide Basic Life Support Services utilizing the latest in approved medical protocols.
Emergency Scene Investigation Determine the cause and origin of fires, explosions, and hazardous materials incidents in an effort to reduce future losses and provide information to interested parties. Fire Prevention and Public Education Implement programs which apply and enforce fire and life safety laws and regulations. Design and deliver programs to the citizens that will prepare them to better prevent and mitigate emergency incidents.
Public Assistance Respond to requests for service from the public when those services are not otherwise assigned to other public agencies. The Department, as a cohesive organization, strives to provide these services in a well-planned, cost-effective and professional manner through the best utilization of the equipment, facilities, and training provided to us by the citizens of Victoria County.