Fire Department

Overview

The Blue Mound Fire Department is a volunteer service organization that consists of 1 Engine Company, 2 brush trucks, 1 command unit, 1 county wide air trailer, and 1 paid Fire Chief/ Fire Marshal, and 30 volunteers.  

Mission Statement

The mission of the Blue Mound Fire Department is to safeguard the lives and property and to enhance the quality of life of any person that resides in, works in, or visits the City of Blue Mound through a commitment to service with:

Professionalism 
Respect
Integrity 
Dedication
Excellence

Core Values

To Residents:

We owe the residents of Blue Mound the highest quality of service possible, characterized by responsiveness, integrity and professionalism. We will continually strive for quality improvement.

 

 


 

To Fire Department:

We owe the Blue Mound Fire Department our full commitment and dedication. We will always look beyond the traditional scope of our individual positions to promote teamwork and organizational effectiveness.

 

 


 

To Each Other:

We owe each other a working environment characterized by trust and respect for the individual, fostering open and honest communication at all levels.

 

 


 

To Ourselves:

We owe ourselves personal and professional growth. We will seek new knowledge and greater challenges, and strive to remain at the leading edge of our profession.

Contact Us

Shawn Fannan

Fire Chief

Email: sfannan@bluemoundtexas.us

301 S. Blue Mound Rd.

Blue Mound, TX 76131

Non-emergency phone: 817-847-5208

Emergency calls: 911

Hours

24 hours a day 

7 days a week

  • Can I burn trash or tree limbs on my property?

No. The International Fire Code 2018 edition prohibits any open burning within the city limits other than for special ceremonies or cooking.

  • Which current fire code is used by the City of Blue Mound?

The 2018 edition of the International Fire Code is currently used. 

  • Can I request a tour of the fire station? 

As part of its fire education/prevention efforts, the fire department welcomes groups or individuals to tour the fire station. The average duration of a station tour is 30 minutes. You may schedule a tour by contacting Fire Chief/Marshal Shawn Fannan at 817.847.5208

  • I called for an ambulance; why did the fire truck respond?

In the City of Blue Mound, the ambulances are part of Medstar. All fire engines are equipped with much of the same lifesaving equipment that you would find on the ambulance; the firefighters are trained to deliver emergency medical care prior to the arrival of the ambulance, as all of our emergency response personnel are dual certified as paramedics and certified firefighters. Many times the engines arrive minutes before the ambulance.

  • I'd like to become a Blue Mound firefighter volunteer; what do I need to do?

Minimum requirements:

M/F, at least 18 year of age

Must pass background investigation 

Must pass a physical agility test set fourth by the Department.

Must possess a valid Class C Texas Drivers License

Education requirement High School Diploma or GED

Responsible for all applicable paperwork for his/her Driving record. 

  • Who takes care of fire hydrants?

Fire hydrants are installed and maintained by the Public Works Department. The City water utility directly charges customers for Public Fire Protection to pay for the production, storage, transmission, sale and delivery of water for public fire protection purposes.

  • Why do the firefighters take the fire trucks to the grocery store?

The firefighters are working 48 hour shifts, beginning at 7a.m. each day. They are required to purchase their own meals and typically pool their money for the day’s meals. The units and personnel are always available to respond when they are at the grocery store.

  • Why does the fire department inspect buildings?

The fire department inspects buildings to ensure they remain free from hazards that may endanger the occupants. The inspections are required by Texas Statutes and Fire Codes. Most buildings are inspected once per year. The inspections are performed by the Fire Marshal and firefighters working in the fire stations, who have special training in building construction, fire detection and alarm systems and fire suppression systems.

  • When I call for an emergency, why do I have an ambulance or fire truck from another City?

During the course of a day it is not unusual for two or three emergencies to occur at the same time. If our ambulances or fire trucks are busy, we will dispatch a unit from another city. This mutual-aid works both ways; therefore our ambulances and fire trucks are commonly dispatched to neighboring municipalities as well.​

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