Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department & EMS Today


Today, the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department & EMS remains a fully-volunteer department with approximately 20 volunteers to handle some 300 emergency calls each year in a 55 square mile area of southeastern Burnet County, Texas.


  • The department serves as the primary Fire responders in the District and as first responders in medical and other emergencies for basic life support (BLS) services.  

  • Under a separate BCESD9,  the Marble Falls Area EMS provides coordinated advanced life support emergency services (ALS) and ambulance transport services to area hospitals. MFAEMS also provide medical training

  • Air ambulance service is also available from nearby Air Evac 49 stationed in Marble Falls.




The department has one station on TX-71 near Spur 191 featuring

5 apparatus bays and with 12 fire and emergency medical apparatus

and related safety equipment housed there, along with a mechanical

shop, training rooms, kitchen, office, storage areas and restrooms. 

The department's annual operating budget is approximately $250,000, and upgrade/replacement of the department's aging apparatus is a high capital priority.

  • The Department operates under a contract-for-services with the Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 9.  

  • While the department receives financial support from BCESD and from Burnet County government,  third-party donations, grants and the department's (or its Auxiliary's) fund-raising activities, ALL remain important to the health of the organization.

  • Spicewood VFD-EMS, Inc. is a non-profit Texas corporation with federal Section 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status.  Under state law and its Bylaws, SVFD-EMS is governed by a member-elected board of directors and officer slate.


As can be seem from the map below, the department's primary service area straddles TX-71 and is bounded on the east by Travis County, on the north by the Colorado River / Lake Travis, on the west by Burnet CR 401 and on the south by Blanco County.  A number of new residential subdivisions are either under construction or planned in the service area, and are not depicted in the map below.

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