Converse Fire Department

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In January of 1952, a group of 23 men organized the Converse Volunteer Fire Department. As Converse has grown, so has the Fire Department. The Converse Fire Department has grown from an all volunteer staff to a staff of 36 paid firefighters with 2 Fire Stations. Converse is one of the busiest departments in Bexar County with notable rapid response time and was successful in lowering the city's ISO rating from a 4 to a 2 with a goal to go even lower in the near future. The Converse Fire Department services nearly 7 square miles within the City Limits with an additional 6 1/2 square miles of ESD 1 in Unincorporated Bexar County totaling nearly 50,000 residents. Over the next 15 years the Converse Fire Department will be annexing nearly 26 square miles of area which will take the city to over 70,000 residents by the year 2032 and upwards of five fire stations. The Converse Fire Department has progressive SMOG’s with mechanical CPR devices and Lifepack 15 cardiac monitors. Converse is also a member of CESO. CESO is a combination of cities in the Northeast portion of San Antonio with rescue teams that are combined with members from the various departments that specialize in swift water, high and low angle rescue, trench rescue and a hazmat team to respond to specialized emergencies throughout our region. The City of Converse is growing. We hope that you would like to be a part of that growth and service our wonderful community.

Come out and get some more pancakes this morning at Chili’s on FM 78. All proceeds go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
12/03/2017

Come out and get some more pancakes this morning at Chili’s on FM 78. All proceeds go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Converse Police Officers invite you to join us this coming Sunday, 12/3/17, from 9am-10:30am as we serve pancakes and partner with Chili's Converse to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Everyone is welcomed to come out and enjoy a stack of pancakes for $5. We look forward to seeing you all there!!

Please remember that we are having Breakfast with Santa this Saturday December 2
11/28/2017

Please remember that we are having Breakfast with Santa this Saturday December 2

Converse Police Department
11/14/2017

Converse Police Department

The Converse Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the vehicle below. This suspect vehicle has been involved in several trailer thefts here in our city. If anyone has information regarding this suspect vehicle please contact Detective J. Kilwy at 210-988-1538. Information provided will remain anonymous.

1990's model Ford F150 / regular cab
Dark Green in color
Tow mirrors
Polished aluminum rims with holes in circular pattern

11/06/2017

Yesterday, Sutherland Springs, and the nation experienced a truly unthinkable tragedy. The City of Converse Fire Department sends our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by yesterday's events. We Stand With You through this time. We are Texas Strong.

So very proud of the effort that our Brothers and Sisters at the CPD and Converse 911 Communications Center. They helped...
09/07/2017

So very proud of the effort that our Brothers and Sisters at the CPD and Converse 911 Communications Center. They helped make a difference for first responders affected By Harvey. Proud of everyone involved.

The Converse Police department would like to give a heart felt THANK YOU to all of the citizens and businesses that donated to our Police department for the hurrican harvey relief effort.

Citizens of Converse and surrounding areas
Converse 711
Converse Walmart
Stewart Plumbing
Deanan Popcorn
First Stop
Big Lots
Hollywood Park Police department
Walgreens

The Police department delivered all items donated to the relief effort to the Victoria Texas area. The main goal of this donation drive was focused on first responders. This particular distribution center is doing just that. This Hub is a collection point where area Law Enforcement Officers can come to and collect what is needed for not only themselves, their fellow Officers but their immediate family members as well. The area covered by this donation hub covers Victoria all the way to the Coastal area. Please know that your time, money and compassion is greatly appreciated by us and the ones that greatly need all of the items donated.

Photos from Converse Fire Department's post
09/06/2017

Photos from Converse Fire Department's post

The crews from TIFMAS Strike Team 116 returned home yesterday after a 7 day deployment to assist fellow Texans during Hu...
09/06/2017

The crews from TIFMAS Strike Team 116 returned home yesterday after a 7 day deployment to assist fellow Texans during Hurricane Harvey. Crews from Converse Fire Department, Schertz Fire Rescue, Boerne Volunteer Fire Department, Bexar County ESD 10 #2, St. Hedwig Fire Department ESD 12, Alamo Heights Fire Department, Universal City Fire Department, Live Oak Fire Department and Terrell HillsFire Department assisted with evacuating residents in Harris County from a rising Lake Houston, as well as residents of Port Arthur. They eventually were placed into service to assist with daily emergency operations for the City of Port Arthur Fire Department. Strike team 116 were a part in hundreds of evacuations in high water, as well as typical medical and fire calls, including working building fires. Strike Team 116 took the time over the 7 day period to show off the training that each firefighter has received over their careers, and were instrumental in saving peoples lives and property. The Converse Fire Department would like to thank everyone for the kind words of encouragement over the last week. Everyone on our team witnessed some great work by fellow firefighters, police officers,every branch of our great military but most importantly, everyday citizens from all over the nation came together during one of our nations most horrific disasters and worked together for mankind. Keep our fellow Texans in your thoughts and prayers. They will have an extremely long road to recovery. We would also like to thank the crews from Fire Station 3 in Port Arthur for their hospitality.

The crews from TIFMAS Strike Team 116 returned home yesterday after a 7 day deployment to assist fellow Texans during Hurricane Harvey. Crews from Converse Fire Department, Schertz Fire Rescue, Boerne Volunteer Fire Department, Bexar County ESD 10 #2, St. Hedwig Fire Department ESD 12, Alamo Heights Fire Department, Universal City Fire Department, Live Oak Fire Department and Terrell HillsFire Department assisted with evacuating residents in Harris County from a rising Lake Houston, as well as residents of Port Arthur. They eventually were placed into service to assist with daily emergency operations for the City of Port Arthur Fire Department. Strike team 116 were a part in hundreds of evacuations in high water, as well as typical medical and fire calls, including working building fires. Strike Team 116 took the time over the 7 day period to show off the training that each firefighter has received over their careers, and were instrumental in saving peoples lives and property. The Converse Fire Department would like to thank everyone for the kind words of encouragement over the last week. Everyone on our team witnessed some great work by fellow firefighters, police officers,every branch of our great military but most importantly, everyday citizens from all over the nation came together during one of our nations most horrific disasters and worked together for mankind. Keep our fellow Texans in your thoughts and prayers. They will have an extremely long road to recovery. We would also like to thank the crews from Fire Station 3 in Port Arthur for their hospitality.

The Converse Fire Department along with crews from Universal City, Live Oak, Schertz, ESD's 10 and 12 and Boerne Fire De...
08/29/2017

The Converse Fire Department along with crews from Universal City, Live Oak, Schertz, ESD's 10 and 12 and Boerne Fire Departments were activated as Strike Team 116 and are headed to Montgomery County Texas to assist already tired crews with relief efforts due to Hurricane Harvey. We have a total of 4 members with Rescue 8 and Command on the way now. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they are gone.

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
08/25/2017

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Harvey is expected to strengthen as it moves toward the Texas coast, bringing life-threatening flooding from heavy rainfall and coastal storm surge. Harvey is centered at 10 p.m. CDT about 250 miles (400 km) southeast of Corpus Christi. On the forecast track, Harvey will approach the middle Texas coast on Friday and make landfall Friday night or early Saturday. Harvey is then likely to stall near or just inland of the middle Texas coast through the weekend.

Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds remain near 85 mph (140 km/h)with higher gusts. While Harvey has changed little in strength over the past several hours, strengthening is expected to resume later tonight, and Harvey is expected to become a major hurricane by Friday before it reaches the middle Texas coast with maximum winds sustained winds of 125 mph.

Harvey is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge, rainfall, and wind hazards to portions of the Texas coast. Preparations to protect life and property should be completed by tonight, as tropical-storm-force winds will first arrive in the hurricane and storm surge warning areas on Friday.

A Storm Surge Warning continues from Port Mansfield to High Island Texas, and a Storm Surge Watch from South of Port Mansfield Texas to the Mouth of the Rio Grande. A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Port Mansfield to Sargent Texas, and a Tropical Storm Warning from north of Sargent to High Island Texas and south of Port Mansfield Texas to the Mouth of the Rio Grande. A Hurricane Watch continues from south of Port Mansfield Texas to the Mouth of the Rio Grande and a Tropical Storm Watch from south of the Mouth of the Rio Grande to Boca de Catan Mexico.

For specific local weather impacts, go to www.weather.gov
For the latest on Harvey overnight, go to www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Harvey

Everyone please take note of this rapidly growing storm and its track. We could see some potential catastrophic rainfall...
08/24/2017

Everyone please take note of this rapidly growing storm and its track. We could see some potential catastrophic rainfall this weekend.
Turn around, don't drown.

We have a serious situation unfolding for TX unfortunately. Harvey is rapidly intensifying this am as the pressure has dropped 11 mb in 4 hours. Winds are up to 60 mph and Harvey is on track to become a hurricane by this afternoon - much sooner than previously forecasted. It's now possible Harvey could reach CAT 2 or even CAT 3 before landfall tomorrow afternoon. Hurricane warnings have been issued for a portion of the TX coast. Residents in the path of #Harvey should listen to their local emergency management & take necessary precautions. Now is the time to prepare. Please take this seriously. Track in great depth with our Hurricane Tracker at www.hurrtracker.com

C-Shift assisted Windcrest on this house fire yesterday afternoon. They encountered heavy fire conditions upon arrival c...
08/24/2017

C-Shift assisted Windcrest on this house fire yesterday afternoon. They encountered heavy fire conditions upon arrival coming from the attic. E-1 along with a crew from District 10 entered the structure and began to aggressively attack the fire. They were able to stop the fire before it extended to the second floor as well as the back of the home. There was a great effort from all departments to extinguish pesky hot spots and there were no reported injuries.

Windcrest Fire, along with multiple mutual-aid companies worked a 2-11 structure fire in the 6200 Blk of Spindrift Rd. Engine 164b, running primary as Windrest’s engine was first on scene and reported a 1 story in the front, 2 story in the rear structure, with heavy wind driven fire coming from the attic/roof and that they would be conducting a transitional attack. Engine 164 was the second due engine and laid a supply line to 164b as multiple handlines were pulled from both rigs. A second alarm was dropped due to the sweltering heat and the amount of overhaul that was required. Crews put a good stop to the fire, and kept it held to the attic and out of the area that was under renovation and the main portion of the house. Cities on scene included Windcrest, Kirby, BcoESD #10, Converse, Ft. Sam Houston, Universal City, and the Bexar County Fire Marshal. Companies on the ticket were 131D, EN120, EN164b, SQ145, 149A, CH120, FSC120, EN164, EN111, BT145, MOF164, RE164, CFD EN01, CFD RE08, FMO04, and FMO06.

As always, firefighters and fire departments that responded are welcome to use the photos in this album. If you need or want original unedited files from my cameras, that can probably be arranged. The photos posted here are scaled down, and may not print as well as the larger files from the cameras. If anyone wants to use any of my photos for commercial purposes, please contact me first.

Please share with and tag your friends, family members, and coworkers. I think that greatly increases the number of people who will see the photos, and I appreciate that.

Thank you to my friends in the fire service for our relationships.

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Kirby Fire Department Windcrest Volunteer Fire Association Bexar County Fire Marshal/Office of Emergency Management Bexar County ESD # 10 Fire Divison Bexar County Emergency Scene Rehab Universal City Professional Firefighters Association

08/07/2017
KSAT 12 & KSAT.com

Please, if you see high water in this weather, Turn around don't drown!

UPDATE: This is a live look at Pinn Road and Hwy 151 where a man was rescued by San Antonio firefighters from the raging water of Leon Creek. KSAT Tiffany Huertas is on the scene doing live coverage for digital and on KSAT TV. Watch KSAT or go to KSAT.com for the latest.

07/31/2017
Converse Police Department

Buckle up and put down that phone! Have a great week!!

Good Morning!

We at CPD wish all a good and safe week. Take your time, drive safe, wear your seat belt and put your phone down.!!!

This week our traffic Officers and patrol will be targeting seat belt and texting while driving violations. Seatbelts save lives! Texting while driving is a commen contributing factor in motor vehicle accidents. Voluntary compliance is our goal.

07/14/2017
Texas State Fire Marshal

Texas State Fire Marshal

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07/11/2017
KENS 5 & Kens5.com

Everyday our firefighters come to work with no clue what the shift has in store. This past weekend the A-Shift was blessed and honored to celebrate with Nevyah, for her birthday. They took time out of their busy shift to be there for someone who looks at our profession the way we all did at her age. Great job guys. This was a day she will never forget.

The Converse Fire Department helped a 6-year-old girl celebrate her birthday over the weekend.

Converse Fire Department
07/05/2017

Converse Fire Department

We would like to wish you all a Happy Independence Day. Let's celebrate responsibly.  Remember, fireworks are illegal in...
07/04/2017

We would like to wish you all a Happy Independence Day. Let's celebrate responsibly. Remember, fireworks are illegal inside the city limits of Converse. Take your family
to a firework show in the area and enjoy your day!

Please join us in celebrating our friend and Honorary Firefighter River Laurence.
06/29/2017

Please join us in celebrating our friend and Honorary Firefighter River Laurence.

Please join us in a celebration of River's life next Sunday, July 2, at Garden Ridge Community Center from 1-5 pm! This will be a family friendly event with games and refreshments.

Edit from Mama Bexar: The memorial will start at 1pm, followed by a more party type atmosphere. If you're a FF and would like to bring an apparatus and/or be part of the procession please let me know and I'll get you the info! ❤️❤️

Converse Fire Department
06/15/2017

Converse Fire Department

It is with a heavy heart that we report that  Honorary Firefighter River Laurence passed away peacefully this morning at...
06/15/2017
Click here to support Honorary Firefighter River Laurance's Battle

It is with a heavy heart that we report that Honorary Firefighter River Laurence passed away peacefully this morning at home. River was just 5 years old but he battled cancer harder than anyone can imagine for over 2 1/2 years. River has been coming to the fire station throughout his battle and has formed bonds with so many of our members. Today I ask you to hug your little one a little tighter for River. Keep his family as well as ours in your thoughts and prayers.

There is a page set up to help the family with arrangements if you would like to donate. The link is posted below.

https://www.youcaring.com/matthewjoscelynlaurance-841702

River Laurence was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma when he was 2 years old. After 3 years of bravely battling cancer, surgeries, infections and much more, River has been placed into hospice care. River continues to smile and light up the lives of everyone around him daily. He is an honorary...

In honor of Firefighter Scott Deem, Firefighter Brad Phipps and Firefighter Robert Vasquez a Donation Drive was held on ...
06/06/2017

In honor of Firefighter Scott Deem, Firefighter Brad Phipps and Firefighter Robert Vasquez a Donation Drive was held on June 3rd by numerous Fire Departments across the region to raise money for their families. Fire Departments from Balcones Heights, Bracken, Castle Hills, Cibolo, Converse, JBSA Randolph, Live Oak, New Braunfels, Selma, Schertz & Universal City would all like to extend our most sincere gratitude to the citizens that donated to assist the families of the San Antonio Firefighters affected by the tragedy on May 18th, 2017. With your help, as well as The Forum and Marco’s Pizza, the members of these Fire Departments were able to collect $57,347.69. All the money collected was deposited at Generations Federal Credit Union into the Scott Deem Memorial Fund and Benevolent Fund Brad Phipps & Robert Vasquez. It was very heartwarming to see our communities rally behind our Brotherhood to help these Families in their time of need. We are forever grateful and tip our helmets to you!
Sincerely,
The Brotherhood

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107 Station Street
Converse, TX
78109

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Thank you for a wonderful time this morning with pancakes with Santa. You guys did a wonderful job running it and Santa was great! Thank you all!
Thank you all for what you do every day! Prayers for your safety during these storms!
I would like to thank you for your assist on the house fire on Peppermint Land on July 2nd . I am a longtime resident of Converse . That home is owned by my brothers and myself . I am unable to thank you in person as I broke my arm and can not drive . Thank you so much for all you do. I did not know you were serving one of your own Converse residents. Thank you so much Trish Neil
400 stuffed animals were collected by the children at Cimarron Praise UMC's Hero Central VBS program this week and then presented to the Converse Police and Fire Departments today to give to children during stressful or traumatic situations.
I want to thank all the wonderful men and women who were at my house on beech trail on the night someone rammed into my house at 3am killing my cat Boom boom of 11yrs.you guys were great at helping to keep muy house from falling in.i will return your chain and equipment as soon as I can.again thank you for the hours you put in at my house . May God keep you all safe
Thank you C shift for busting your butts to make our Truck look it's best for Scott's farewell today.
We are 28 days until the Convention and one of the classes that we are offering is American Command F.O.O.L.S. Edition with Bobby Halton and Michael Dugan To register for this class goto https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-command-fools-edition-tickets-33799958586 This class is TEEX Certified and will count towards your CEU's