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 3 professional Firefighters and Fire Station 2, located at FM 775 and FM3432 is staffed by 2 professional Firefighters, 24/7. Our paid staff are supported by a group of dedicated and highly trained volunteers.
Our fleet consists of 4 Engines, 3 Brush trucks, 1 Squad, 1 Tender, 1 Rescue Boat and 1 Command Vehicle. The District responds to approximately 1200 calls per year.
Bobby Blankenship Jr.
Captain - Station 2
Captain Station 1 - A Shift
Captain Station 1 - C Shift