Wilson County Emergency Services District 1 - Station 1District 1 Fire & Rescue is a combination fire department that serves the greater La Vernia area, including Kicaster and Sutherland Springs, Texas. First due area covers 125 square miles of North Wilson County and the City of La Vernia. Fire Station 1, located in La Vernia, is staffed 24/7  by two professional firefighters, 24/7,  and they are assisted by 20 highly trained Volunteers.  Station 2, located at FM 775 and FM 3432, is staffed by 1 professional firefighter Monday through Friday from 7AM-5PM.  We are hoping to provide 24/7 coverage in the near future.

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Chris Thompson, Fire Chief, District 1 Fire
Chris Thompson 
Fire Chief
Bobby Blankenship Jr.
Captain - Station 2
LJ Padalecki
Captain Station 1 - C Shift
Adam Strzelczyk
Captain Station 1 - A Shift
Ethan Strzelczyk
Captain Station 1 - B Shift
Matthew Miele
Training Officer
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Wilson County District 1 Fire & Rescue is a combination career / volunteer emergency services organization that serves the Northwestern part of Wilson County, Texas. The District provides Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical First Response to approximately 125 square miles of Northwest Wilson county and includes the City of La Vernia, Sutherland Springs, and the Kicaster area.

Wilson County ESD #1 operated until 2017 as an all-volunteer department. Station 1, located in La Vernia, is now staffed 24/7 by 2 professional Firefighters, and they are assisted by about 20 highly trained volunteers.  Fire Station 2, located at FM 775 and FM3432 is staffed by 1 professional FF, Monday through Friday from 7AM-5PM.    We are hoping to provide 24/7 coverage for Station 2 in the near future.

Our fleet consists of 4 Engines, 4 Brush trucks, 1 Rescue, 1 Tender, 1 Rescue Boat and 1 Command Vehicle. The District responds to approximately 950 calls per year.

Wilson County Emergency Services District 1 - Station 1
Chris Thompson, Fire Chief, District 1 Fire
Chris Thompson 
Fire Chief
Bobby Blankenship Jr.
Captain - Station 2
LJ Padalecki
Captain Station 1 - C Shift
Adam Strzelczyk
Captain Station 1 - A Shift
Ethan Strzelczyk
Captain Station 1 - B Shift
Matthew Miele
Training Officer

Wilson County Burn Ban

Join District 1 Fire & Rescue

Would you like to serve your community and volunteer with District 1 Fire & Rescue? There are many ways in which you can help.

Wilson County Emergency Services District 1