Founded in 1877, The Seguin Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is one of the oldest fire departments in the state of Texas. The men and women of this great department have provided emergency services for the City of Seguin and much of surrounding Guadalupe County for the last 140 years. The department provides fire suppression, rescue, advanced life support emergency medical services, fire prevention, public education, building inspections, hazardous materials response, emergency management and an array of community programs to the citizens of Seguin.
The Seguin Fire Department (SFD) operates from three stations, each housing an engine/truck company. All three stations house a mobile intensive care unit. Central fire station also houses the department's brush truck, tanker and rescue boat. The department has one engine and two ambulances in reserve status.
The Seguin Fire Department has highly trained firefighters working with the latest technologies with an all-hazards approach service delivery. The department is comprised of career and volunteer personnel cross-trained in firefighting and emergency medical care. Three platoons work a modified 24-48-hour shift rotation.
The fire response area includes approximately 150 square miles, including the City and unincorporated Guadalupe County. The department also provides Emergency Medical Service (EMS) coverage to approximately 450 square miles within Guadalupe County.