BANDERA FIRE and RESCUE

aka Bandera Volunteer Fire Department   |   Bandera, TX   |  www.banderafire.org

Mission

As a Volunteer Fire Department we serve the city of Bandera, TX USA and the surrounding area by protecting lives and property as First Responders.

Ruling year info

2008

Fire Chief

Max Konz

Assistant Fire Chief

Brian Gillaspy

Main address

PO Box 2754

Bandera, TX 78003-2754 USA

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Formerly known as

Bandera Volunteer Fire Department

EIN

06-1728461

NTEE code info

Fire Prevention / Protection / Control (M24)

Search and Rescue Services (M23)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are updating our fire fighting apparatus (trucks) and first responder gear. In addition, we are addressing the availability and quality Fire, First Responders, and Rescue personnel by providing more training opportunities and also outreach to increase the number of volunteers. In addition we continue to educate our community to Fire Safety, Swift water (flooding) safey and Prevention.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Fire Safety Education

Educating school age children on fire safety.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Respond to fire calls in our service area, and assist neighboring stations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Along with the Fire Marshall the Bandera Fire and Rescue distributes and installs fire and smoke alarms free of charge.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Promptly respond to fire, automobile and swift water emergencies, to name a few. We also assist EMS when requested.

Recruit, Educate, and Train our volunteer fire and rescue department. To provide the right equipment to respond to fire, automobile, swift water emergencies and support EMS as requested.

As a volunteer fire department that has continually served the City of Bandera and surrounding area with the typical Fire Engine, Tanker, and Rescue Equipment. We also have a Brush Truck to extinguish fires in less accessible areas. We attend training, and have increased our fundraising and grant writing capabilities recently. We are in need of additional equipment and tools and are willing to do what it takes to acquire them so that we can serve and protect our residents and businesses.

2018-2019 we purchased a rescue truck that we call "Rescue 1" to replace the one we retired in 2016. We were also awarded a grant to help pay for maintenance and updating of our firehouse on Main Street. Updates included LED lighting throughout our firehouse. New paint and flooring were also installed.

2019-2020 Our grant writing this year is pursuing the payoff of a recently purchased the rescue truck that we call "Rescue 1" . In addition we are adding a website to increase transparency.

We are looking to the future as our county continues to grow. We are in the process of procuring a sub-station (land and building) close to our more densely populated area. This station will also eventually house a ladder or aerial truck because our current station on Main Street in Bandera, Texas will not accommodate such tall apparatus and as the county grows we need to add apparatus and equipment.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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BANDERA FIRE and RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 9/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Debra Slate

ACV Insurance, Inc

Term: 2016 - 2022


Board co-chair

Jeff Jillson

retired military

Term: 2020 - 2022

Max Konz

Bandera County EMS

Brian Gillaspy

City of Bandera

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes