Stafford Volunteer Fire Department
photo by Jim Vogel
Fire Emergency Calls: 911
Non-Emergency Calls: (281-) 261-3977
Larry DiCamillo, Fire Chief
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Phone: 281- 879-7397
Fire Station #1
2710 South Main
Stafford, TX 77477
Fire Station #2
Stafford, TX 77477
The Stafford Volunteer Fire Department holds an exemplary “class 1” ISO insurance rating. It is manned by a team of 79 dedicated firefighters led by Fire Chief Larry DiCamillo. The department responds to an average of 195-200 incidents per month, providing around-the-clock service 24-hours a day, 7-days-a-week to protect the lives and property of area residents and businesses. Fifty-five percent of incidents are fire related, ranging from large building fires to car fires, fire alarms and burned food on a stove. The remaining 45 percent of calls are EMS incidents to assist those injured or sick. These incidents range from the birth of a baby or a cardiac arrest to broken arms and lacerations.
Stafford firefighters are trained in the latest fire suppression, emergency medical, hazardous materials and structural collapse techniques. The Department provides automatic-aid assistance to the cities of Missouri City and Sugar Land, as well as mutual-aid assistance to other departments throughout Fort Bend and Harris Counties.
The Department operates out of three fire stations located across the roughly 10.2 square mile response area. Station 1 is located at 2710 S. Main Street. Station 2 is located at 10210 Mula Road, just off Murphy Road. Station 3 is located in the City of Meadows Place at 11300 S. Kirkwood Road. From the three stations, the department operates an apparatus fleet well suited for the protection of our city and surrounding areas. These apparatus compose the four Engine Companies: 3 Engine apparatus, 1 Quint apparatus, 1 Tower Ladder apparatus, 1 Squad/Mini-Pumper unit, 1 Technical Rescue Support unit, 3 EMS 1st Responder units, 1 Duty Supervisor unit and 2 Special Operation trailers. From the three stations the Department operates an apparatus fleet well suited for the protection of our city and surrounding areas.
Individuals desiring more information about our Department, or who may be interested in joining, can call 281-879-7397. Applications are available at Station 2 located at 10210 Mula Road, just east of Murphy Road.
Joe Gracia, Fire Marshal
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The mission of the Stafford Fire Marshal is to reduce the loss of life and property from fire and hazardous materials incidents citywide through education, engineering, inspections, permitting, information programs, plans review and the adoption of regulations designed to minimize injury and reduce risk to the general public and to emergency responders.
Fire/Life Safety Inspections
This program involves the periodic inspection of the city’s many commercial occupancies and uses. According to the United States Fire Administration, almost 85% of the businesses involved in fire never recover – even if they have insurance to cover their losses. Regular fire inspections coupled with conscientious fire safety and prevention programs in the work place are very effective at reducing both the incidence and severity of fires when they do occur. Regular fire inspections also help to reduce the rate we all pay for fire insurance in our homes as well as our businesses.
Fire Safety tips for your business:
- Be sure that your building address is clearly visible from the street.
- Place combustible waste material in metal containers with tight fitting lids and remove it from the building daily or as it accumulates.
- Maintain the aisles leading to exits clear and unobstructed
- Make sure exit doors are working properly, clearly marked and unobstructed.
- Periodically check and test exit signs, general exit lighting and emergency lighting to assure its proper operation.
- Regularly conduct fire drills involving all staff – be sure everyone knows what to do in case of a fire.
- Back up important data and copies of financial statements and records in a secure place away from the business. These records are invaluable in case of a fire when you have to recreate financial records.
There is no charge for regular fire inspections. When a business has uses that are hazardous above the ordinary, a special fire code permit may be required.
The Fire Investigation program assures the proper investigation of fires throughout the city. The Fire Marshal investigates all fires that occur in the city.
At all hours of the day and night investigators respond to fires involving:
- Bodily injury
- Incendiary or fires of suspicious nature
- Fire of unknown cause
- Working structure fires incidents
- any time as necessary
All major fire losses are thoroughly investigated. The Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshals work closely with the Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the FBI, state fire marshals and many different insurance companies to track down and prosecute arsonists.