Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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Granite Shoals Fire, Marble Falls Fire, Marble Falls VFD, Marble Falls Area EMS, Granite Shoals Police, Burnet County SO, Granite Shoals Public Works and PEC electric were at the scene of a stru...
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
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Mutual Aid With Marble Falls VFD
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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Granite Shoals Fire Department assisted the Lookout Mountin West Subdivison in a safety stand-by while the proberty managers burned several large piles of Cedar brush. Due to the Large Fire sizes and ...
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
from : Fox News Austin Texas The fire near Spicewood and along the Pedernales River in West Travis County is still burning. Officials say the fire is 80% contained. In total, 6400 acres of land hav...
Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Burn Ban Now in effect in Burnet County. No Outdoor Burning is allowed. All Current Burn Permits have been rescinded. Please be safe.
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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Granite Shoals Fire Department Has Taken delivery of a 2016 Wildfire Squad Ford F550 Response vehicle. This truck is partially paid for by a Grant from the Texas Forest Service. Squad 5252 will be set...
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There are numerous low water crossing closed thru out Burnet, Travis and Llano Counties. PLEASE, drive careful, DO NOT attempt to drive over a water covered road or Barricaded Roads.
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  The Granite Shoals  Fire Department

Official Website

 

The Granite Shoals Fire Department is a Combination Volunteer/Paid Department that covers the cities of Granite Shoals, Highland Haven and Burnet County Emergency Service District #3 (BCESD#3). The Granite Shoals Fire Department also responds and receives mutual aid from the City of Marble Falls, Marble Falls Vol. Fire Department, Hoover Valley Vol. Fire Department, and Kingsland Vol. Fire Department. We also serve as medical First Responders to assist Marble Falls Area EMS.

 Our current ISO rating is a 4 in the the cities of Granite Shoals, and Highland Haven, and a 9 in the unincorporated County areas. Our average response time is under 5 minutes with an average of 4 responders per call.

The Granite Shoals Fire Department is staffed primarily by 15 volunteer firefighters that respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This group of Dedicated Professional Firefighters is the backbone of the department. The Paid Firefighters one Full time Fire Chief, 6 Full time Firefighters/EMT's and 6 Part-Time Firefighter/EMT's. The Paid Firefighters are Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certified, and hold a minimum of an Emergency Medical Tech certification. Paid staff work a 48/96 rotation Shift 2 FF/EMTs per shift. The Fire Chief hours are Mon-Fri 8am- 5 pm, but is on 24 hour call in case of emergency. Volunteer Firefighters are required to sign up for duty shifts during the month to maintain membership.

 

Due to our location from the City of Austin and the City of San Antonio, Granite Shoals has experienced record growth and calls for service have risen sharply. Granite Shoals is a small bed room community with a population of approx 5,000 residents. The GSFD Contracts with the City of Highland Haven and BCESD#3 to add approx. 3000. During Summer months and Holidays the Number of vacation Homes, Summer Camps and visitors reaches approx. 11,000 The department receives operating funds from the City of Granite Shoals, and also contract fees to cover Highland Haven, Burnet County ESD #3 and the unincorporated areas. The Granite Shoals Fire Department also has an active Auxiliary that raises funds to supplement the current budget.

 

 


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