The Texas Township Fire Department consists of five full-time staff and a dedicated group of paid-on-call firefighters. The Department services all 36 square miles of Texas Township and provides support to surrounding communities. Their services include EMS, fire, hazardous materials, brush and grass fires, ice/water rescue, vehicular accidents, fire prevention, and public education.
Texas Township has one fire station which is located near Texas Corners, at 8th St. & Q Ave. All apparatus, equipment, and staffing is accommodated at this facility, which is adjacent to the Township Hall. The Fire Department has undergone two expansions, the first in 1996, where the Fire Department expanded into an existing portion of the Township Hall, creating a shared space for training and educational purposes.
The second expansion occured in 2010 when the voters of Texas Township passed a millage request of 0.5 mills to support staffing the fire station 24 hours per day. A portion of the money raised was designated to add a “crews quarters” to the existing building; this addition was completed in late 2011. The addition included a locker room, ready room, fitness area, an updated communications center, and overnight accommodations.
Purchased in 2000
Purchased in 2001
Purchased in 2004
Purchased in 2016. Currently in production.