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Travis County ESD 10 Travis County ESD 10 serves aprox. 10 square miles in western Travis County locally known as CE-Bar Fire Dept. Our Fire Department CE-Bar Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

has provided emergency response to our neighborhood and surrounding Travis County since 1968. From its humble beginnings as an all-volunteer department, we have grown into a combination department, employing 10 full-time state certified firefighter/EMTS. We still have a volunteer program, but we maintain at least three-person minimum staffing of our Engine with certified firefighters. We are staffed 24/7 and operated under automatic aid and mutual aid agreements with all fire departments in Travis County, including the Austin Fire Department. We have a Personal Protection Rating of 3 (1 best-10 worst) through the Insurance Services Organization (ISO). In the event of a structure fire in our district, centralized AFD fire dispatch will send 4 Engines (usually two from Westlake, one from Lake Travis Fire Rescue and one from CE-Bar), two Aerials (usually from Oak Hill and AFD) and two Command Units. These apparatus come with approximately 26 certified firefighters. Responding to approximately 500 calls per year, including our out-of-district automatic/mutual aid responses, we have an average in-district response time of 4.5 minutes. We operate under the Austin Fire Department A101 Standard for Structural Firefighting, and we routinely train with our automatic aid partners, striving for seamless operational efficiency. On January 1, 2014, the day-to-day operations of the fire department were assumed by our neighbors serving as Commissioners on the Board of Travis County Emergency Services District #10. The Emergency Services District, our district’s taxing authority, has existed in support of the fire department almost since its inception, having converted from Travis County Rural Fire Protection District #10 in 1996. CE-Bar VFD, Inc. continues to exist as a support organization for the Emergency Services District. Travis County Emergency Services District #10 ill hold an election in May 2015 asking for a penny and a half sales tax on qualifying goods and services within our district. Tax money collected from this use tax will be used to fund three additional full-time firefighter positions, allowing us to consistently meet the national minimum staffing standard of four firefighters per Engine. We are proud and honored to serve our friends and neighbors to the best of our ability. Thank your for your continued participation and support. Chief Buddy Crain

Operating as usual

LTfirefighters - Lake Travis Fire Fighters
08/09/2016

LTfirefighters - Lake Travis Fire Fighters

BREAKING: This afternoon, while operating at an emergency medical scene, a Lake Travis Fire Fighter/Engineer (Fire Apparatus Driver) was injured when he was pinned between the fire engine and a rock wall.

The fire fighter was immediately treated by crews on scene and transported to Round Rock Medical Center.

While his injury is consider non-life threatening, he is currently undergoing emergency surgery.

We humbly ask for you to keep our brother and his family in your thoughts this evening.

Firefighting is, and always has been, a dangerous job. Yet we all consider it a privilege to serve this community.

As always. You call. We're there.

Travis County ESD 10
09/06/2015

Travis County ESD 10

Travis County ESD 10
01/05/2015

Travis County ESD 10

Remember PASS when using your fire extinguisher!The acronym PASS can be used to remember the correct process and it will...
24/02/2015

Remember PASS when using your fire extinguisher!

The acronym PASS can be used to remember the correct process and it will help the user remain safe should a fire happen. P – Pull the safety pin. A – Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire. S – Squeeze the handle. S – Sweep the nozzle at the base of the fire side to side.

There is a high chance of encountering an out-of-control fire at least once in your life, so knowing how to use a fire extinguisher is an important skill to be able to resort to.

Follow the link below to get more information.

http://www.fireextinguishertraining.com/en/introduction.html

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning/recall on Kidde Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers d...
15/02/2015

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning/recall on Kidde Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers due to failure to discharge. This recall effects approximately 4.6 million units and over 31 Kidde extinguisher models. The recalled units have a black plastic valve, are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. Manufacture dates are 7/23/13 through 10/15/14. Dates may be found on a ten digit code on the cylinder near the bottom, with digits 5 through nine representing the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Please go to www.kidde.com and click on Safety Notice for more information and to request a replacement. Chief Buddy Crain

Photos from Travis County ESD 10's post
13/02/2015

Photos from Travis County ESD 10's post

Firefighter Austin Davis showing a neighbor of our community what kind of tools we carry on our fire engines.
12/02/2015

Firefighter Austin Davis showing a neighbor of our community what kind of tools we carry on our fire engines.

Travis County ESD 10's cover photo
12/02/2015

Travis County ESD 10's cover photo

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Anyone interested in learning about Travis County Emergency Services District No. 10 and its 2020 Tax Rate Calculations and related Truth-in-Taxation documents can go to tcesd10.org or the Travis County Central Appraisal District's website at travistaxes.org. For further information, you may also call Ken Campbell at 512/338-5322.
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I am trying to track down a truck that used to belong to the fire department that I work for, Ponderosa Fire Department (just north of Houston). The truck is a 1983 Ford C8000/Pierce Suburban pumper. Through a little research, I have learned that the truck was last registered in Travis County around 2011. I have attached a photo of the truck when it was still with Ponderosa. Does the truck look familiar to your department/did y’all have a truck similar to my description?