Chief's Message

Welcome to the website for the South Montgomery County Fire Department. This website is newly redesigned and we hope that you find it much more user friendly and provides you the information you desire. If you need additional information, please contact us at 281-363-3473 and ask your questions, one of our staff members will be happy to get you answers to your questions.


The South Montgomery County Fire Department was founded in 1974, starting as a single station volunteer agency in Oak Ridge North. Over the years it has transformed to a 90 member, five station all career full service fire department.


Our strength as an organization is based on our members and their commitment to excellence. They work everyday to adapt and evolve to the ever changing environment of emergency services. The hazards firefighters face has changed over the years, and our training must prepare our staff to be ready to face the challenges of modern emergency services delivery.


The department had a rebirth in 2009 when the ESD Board decided to move from contracted services, to an ESD operated fire department. We have grown substantially over the last five years to meet the needs of our community.


One big change has been in the communities Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating. Our entire fire district, including the City of Oak Ridge North is now an ISO Class 1 community. An ISO Class 1 rating is the best rating a community can receive and provides the lowest costs for fire insurance available. Make sure you advise your insurance professional of the Class 1 rating if you have not already done so. You should see savings on your insurance premiums.


Please browse though the website and learn about the department and the services we stand ready to provide.


As Chief of the South Montgomery County Fire Department, I'm proud to lead this group of 124 professional firefighters and support staff as we stand ready on a moments notice to provide quality services to you in your time of need. We build traditions every day...

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