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.
Bobby Blankenship Jr.
Captain - Station 2
Captain Station 1 - C Shift
Captain Station 1 - A Shift
Captain Station 1 - B Shift