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 The City of Galveston in partnership with Galveston Independent School District welcomes all students, teachers, and fa...
08/22/2022

The City of Galveston in partnership with Galveston Independent School District welcomes all students, teachers, and faculty back to school. We wish everyone a happy and safe 2022-2023 school year. 📚

Photos from Shriners Children's Texas's post
08/09/2022

Photos from Shriners Children's Texas's post

08/09/2022

It's time for Galveston Independent School District , and the City of Galveston wishes everyone a happy school year. Check out these back-to-school tips to keep everyone safe.

We had a blast!
08/01/2022

We had a blast!

07/15/2022
National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Pet Fire Safety Day takes place every year on July 15, and it's a day to learn how to keep your pet safe in a fire. The Galveston Fire Department wants to share some helpful tips to keep you and your furry best friend safe all year round.

06/27/2022

and the year before that...

Today, Galveston firefighters participated in our physical agility validation.  The firefighters consisted of all differ...
05/26/2022

Today, Galveston firefighters participated in our physical agility validation. The firefighters consisted of all different ages, ranks, and years of service. This validation helps measure the effectiveness of our test and confirms that our physical agility events meet the needs of our future firefighters.

We're offering a chance for anyone interested in joining the Galveston Fire Department to participate in our Physical Agility Test located at 8700 Cessna Dr. Galveston, TX, Friday, June 17, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon. The last day to register for the Civil Service Entrance Exam is Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

05/20/2022

The Galveston Fire Department is doing something new this year! We're offering a chance for anyone interested in joining the Galveston Fire Department to participate in our Physical Agility Test. At 8700 Cessna Dr. Galveston, TX, on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon. The last day to register for the Civil Service Entrance Exam is Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

The Galveston Fire Department and City of Galveston Emergency Management alongside other agencies in Galveston participa...
05/13/2022

The Galveston Fire Department and City of Galveston Emergency Management alongside other agencies in Galveston participated in a Personal Radiation Detector Course.

The course is designed to train the Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection (PRND) mission using a personal radiation detector (PRD) to perform a preliminary radiological assessment. Responders operate PRDs to detect radiation, verify the radiation alarm, localize the source of radiation, measure the radiation level, and assess the threat status of the situation. Participants employ PRDs to help adjudicate potential threats regarding situations with people, vehicles, packages, and facilities.

 The City of Galveston Human Resources Department and Galveston Fire Department are attending a career fair at the Colle...
04/21/2022

The City of Galveston Human Resources Department and Galveston Fire Department are attending a career fair at the College of the Mainland in Texas City until 2 p.m.

Stop by to say hi and check out all the positions available with the city.

Yesterday we previewed one of our two new fire trucks at the Galveston Fire Department. Today, our firefighters received...
04/19/2022

Yesterday we previewed one of our two new fire trucks at the Galveston Fire Department. Today, our firefighters received training on the new trucks and all the features it has to offer. Check it out!

Sneak peek at one of two fire trucks in the Galveston Fire Department fleet. This one will serve downtown and the other ...
04/18/2022

Sneak peek at one of two fire trucks in the Galveston Fire Department fleet. This one will serve downtown and the other is located at Station 5 near 57th and Ball 🤩

Galveston University at OLLI continues this week with an overview from the Fire Department! This eight week program give...
04/06/2022

Galveston University at OLLI continues this week with an overview from the Fire Department!

This eight week program gives residents an opportunity to learn more about city operations and how we serve our residents.

03/25/2022

In our newest "Employee Spotlight" we feature Galveston Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Richie Pearson. Assistant Fire Chief Pearson is a 29-year veteran with GFD, and has a great love for the department. Check it out!

03/18/2022

Did you wake up and smell smoke outside?

According to US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas a cold front passed through last night brought smoke in from wildfires out in Eastland County. These smokey conditions will improve through the afternoon, but may return tonight. Please do not alert our 911 services unless you actually see a fire or smoke coming from a building or area.

03/04/2022

The Galveston Fire Department and the Port Of Houston Authority Fire Department conduct a joint training exercise along the Galveston ship channel. This training will protect the Port Of Galveston should a fire occur. Check it out!

12/29/2021

Just a few more days until we ring in 2022! 🎉

This is a gentle reminder that fireworks are prohibited within city limits and punishable by a class c misdemeanor and fine. Celebrate your NYE responsibly and safely!

Drive-Thur Santa Express at McGuire Dent Recreation Center.
12/17/2021

Drive-Thur Santa Express at McGuire Dent Recreation Center.

12/07/2021
Christmas Safety from GFD

Check out these simple-to-follow Christmas safety tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday season.

🎅The City of Galveston participated in the annual "Share your Holiday Food Drive" organized by ABC13 Houston this year. ...
12/01/2021

🎅The City of Galveston participated in the annual "Share your Holiday Food Drive" organized by ABC13 Houston this year. A generous donation of various canned goods, hygiene, household products, cereals, pasta, and rice will be donated to the Galveston County Foodbank. We appreciate everyone's contribution and helping make a difference this holiday season.

11/23/2021

Thanksgiving is the day with the most cooking-caused fires. Be sure to protect your family and home by following these tips:

• Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking
• Check on your turkey frequently and stay in the home
• Keep children away from the stove
• Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
• Keep knives out of the reach of children.
• Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
• Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
• Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
• Make sure your smoke alarms are working.

Join the Galveston Fire Department Wednesday, November 17th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a FREE tour of station one ...
11/15/2021

Join the Galveston Fire Department Wednesday, November 17th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a FREE tour of station one and book signing of Galveston Burning "A history of the fire department and major conflagrations" with author James F. Anderson.

This event is free and open to the public to attend.

Let’s go Houston Astros!!!
10/26/2021

Let’s go Houston Astros!!!

Thank you to Trinity Episcopal School for having our firefighters!
10/20/2021

Thank you to Trinity Episcopal School for having our firefighters!

The City of Galveston reports that  67th Street at Heard’s Lane to Victory Lane will be closed starting Tuesday, October...
10/18/2021

The City of Galveston reports that 67th Street at Heard’s Lane to Victory Lane will be closed starting Tuesday, October 19, 2021, and ending Monday, November 8, 2021.

There will be no access to Heard’s Lane from 67th Street and residents are asked to park in their respective driveways, if possible, to minimize traffic disruption. All residents along 67th street should use Park Street (Ave R) or Stewart Road for exiting and returning to their property along 67th Street.

Thank you to everyone who hosted and attended an event for , we had a great time visiting with you!
10/06/2021

Thank you to everyone who hosted and attended an event for , we had a great time visiting with you!

10/05/2021

Tonight is National Night Out and our officers and firefighters are looking forward to seeing you at neighborhood block parties!

09/27/2021

Firefighter Addison is serving a career with a purpose and you can too. Check out Cody Addison's employee spotlight.

There is still time to apply for the upcoming civil service exam. Take your career to the next level and join the best fire department in WORLD!!!
Apply here: https://www.galvestontx.gov/772/Upcoming-Civil-Service-Exam

09/24/2021

"Working for the Galveston Fire Department, is the best job ever!" Gage Martinez

Check out what firefighter Martinez has to say about working for the Galveston Fire Deparment.

There is still time to apply for the upcoming civil service exam. Take your career to the next level and join the best fire department in WORLD!!!

Apply here: https://www.galvestontx.gov/772/Upcoming-Civil-Service-Exam

09/23/2021

"I'm excited to come to work every day because I get to work with great people." - Carlos Cardenas

Check out what firefighter Carlos Cardenas has to say about joining Galveston Fire Department.

There is still time to apply for the upcoming civil service exam.Take your career to the next level and join the best fire department in WORLD!!!
Apply here: https://www.galvestontx.gov/772/Upcoming-Civil-Service-Exam

09/22/2021

In this edition of "Employee Spotlight," we feature firefighter Keegan Smith. Check it out!

There is still time to apply for the upcoming civil service exam. Take your career to the next level and join the best fire department in WORLD!!!

Apply here: https://www.galvestontx.gov/772/Upcoming-Civil-Service-Exam

Are you interested in hosting a block party during this year's National Night Out on October 5? If so, visit galvestontx...
09/21/2021

Are you interested in hosting a block party during this year's National Night Out on October 5? If so, visit galvestontx.gov/nationalnightout

More info 👉 This year, Galveston residents will celebrate the 37th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 by joining their neighbors at block parties and gatherings.

National Night Out offers Galveston residents and neighbors valuable information from officers and firefighters, including:

• How to increase crime and fire prevention and awareness
• Generating support and participation in crime suppression efforts
• Strengthening neighborhood spirit and first responder-community relations

During the event, neighborhoods throughout Galveston and across the nation are asked to spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters, and city officials. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout the city and nationwide.

With COVID-19 cases high in the region, we ask that residents plan to host all parties outdoors and in spaces where social distancing is possible. For those who aren’t vaccinated, we ask that residents continue to wear a mask.

To sign up to host a block party in your neighborhood, please visit galvestontx.gov/nationalnightout and complete the online form.
The City of Galveston, the Galveston Police Department and Galveston Fire Department look forward to celebrating National Night Out.

09/14/2021

The City's Emergency Operations Center will close at 5 p.m. today. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

08/23/2021

In this edition of "Employee Spotlight," we feature Fire Marshal Administrative Assistant Nora Garcia. Nora has served the Galveston Fire Department since 2012 and enjoys working alongside firefighters and administrative staff. Check it out!

REMINDER! Free COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines are available to all eligible people today at Fire Station 1, 823 26th Street, f...
08/20/2021

REMINDER! Free COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines are available to all eligible people today at Fire Station 1, 823 26th Street, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come get vaccinated!

The City of Galveston will host a free COVID-19 vaccination event on Friday, August 20, at Fire Station 1 in downtown Ga...
08/16/2021

The City of Galveston will host a free COVID-19 vaccination event on Friday, August 20, at Fire Station 1 in downtown Galveston.

The Texas National Guard is providing free Pfizer vaccines to all people ages 12 and up. The event will be held in the bay of Fire Station 1, 823 26th Street, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis.

COVID-19 cases are increasing in Galveston County, with more than 5,000 active cases as of Monday. The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and particularly from severe cases of COVID-19 is to take the vaccine.

For any questions about the new website, please contact the Public Information Office at 409-797-3546.

07/30/2021

Did you know that the Galveston Fire Department has a high-water rescue vehicle that can drive in 4-feet of water to transport food, water, and residents to a safe location? Be sure to sign up for the City of Galveston emergency alerts. To sign up, visit alert.galvestontx.gov/subscribe

Stop by and say hello to our Firefighters.
07/27/2021

Stop by and say hello to our Firefighters.

It is with a heavy heart that we share that Galveston Fire Department Firefighter/Engineer, John Gonzalez, passed away S...
07/23/2021

It is with a heavy heart that we share that Galveston Fire Department Firefighter/Engineer, John Gonzalez, passed away Saturday, July 17.

"I am greatly saddened by the loss of Firefighter Gonzalez. He was a dedicated public servant whose entire career was dedicated to serving and helping others. He will be sorely missed and his family remains in my prayers," City Manager Brian Maxwell said.


“John Gonzalez was a 6 ½ year veteran with the Galveston Fire Department. He was promoted to Engineer in April 2020 and was the head of the GFD Honor Guard. John will truly be missed by all in the department,” Assistant Fire Chief Richie Pearson said.

John will be remembered fondly by those of us at the City of Galveston who had the opportunity to work with him, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Galveston Fire Department enjoys giving tours to the community. Check out Firefighter Gerardo Solis posing with these fu...
07/19/2021

Galveston Fire Department enjoys giving tours to the community.
Check out Firefighter Gerardo Solis posing with these future firefighters.
To schedule your free tour of any fire station, contact Nora Garcia, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 409-797-3870

07/19/2021
Employee Spotlight| Chris Lescombes

This week's "Employee Spotlight" is Chris Lescombes from the Galveston Fire Department. One fun fact about Chris is that he speaks English and French. Check it out!

Today, the Galveston Police Department, Galveston Fire Department, Galveston County Health District EMS, and the City of...
07/14/2021

Today, the Galveston Police Department, Galveston Fire Department, Galveston County Health District EMS, and the City of Galveston Community Outreach Department hosted a "First Responders Day" at Wright Cuney Recreation Center. The children had an amazing time getting to know the people who keep our community safe.

Heads up Galveston,37th and Harborside will be closed for the next few hours due to a down electrical pole. Please use a...
06/11/2021

Heads up Galveston,

37th and Harborside will be closed for the next few hours due to a down electrical pole. Please use an alternative route.

The Galveston Fire Department participated in vehicle auto extractions. Thank you to Marty's City Auto Inc. for the dona...
06/02/2021

The Galveston Fire Department participated in vehicle auto extractions. Thank you to Marty's City Auto Inc. for the donation of the vehicles.

05/21/2021

We are under a coastal flood advisory until Sunday at 7 a.m. Please take care when swimming and be aware of rip currents. Swim near a lifeguard and avoid getting too close to the jetties.

Low-lying areas of the island may experience tidal flooding at high tides.

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TIFMAS Strike Team 127 consisting of engines from Houston, Conroe, Eastex, Baytown, and Galveston arrived in Lubbock this afternoon to pre-position for significant weather moving through the Texas Panhandle and Caprock regions. Crews were briefed with Texas A&M Forest Service resources that are also in the area in preparation for response.
firefighters are in the New Orleans area to assist with fire protection/rescue efforts & are joining other firefighters from Texas to staff stations in St. Charles Parish. They are also helping to clear the roads for the power company. San Antonio Fire Department, Austin Fire Department, Galveston Fire Department, Paradis Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
Galveston County Health District EMS joined the Galveston Police Department and Galveston Fire Department yesterday to teach kids about all the incredible things first responders do during "First Responders Day" at Wright Cuney Recreation Center in Galveston!
Today, the Galveston Police Department, Galveston Fire Department, Galveston County Health District EMS, and the City of Galveston Community Outreach Department hosted a "First Responders Day" at Wright Cuney Recreation Center. The children had an amazing time getting to know the people who keep our community safe.
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: The City of Galveston’s Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank everyone who attended our first drive-thru trick-or-treat event! We had more than 200 families visit us and handed out more than 450 bags of pre-wrapped candy. A BIG thank you to our Public Information Office, Galveston Police Department , Galveston Fire Department, Rosenberg Library, and Better Parks for Galveston for your participation. Your contribution made this event a success. Check out the video!!!
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