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 124 square miles of North Wilson County and the City of La Vernia. The Department is staffed by 25 volunteer firefighters and 12 full-time TCFP firefighters.

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

Wilson County Burn Ban

Is NOT currently in effect.

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 Emergency Services - District 1, Texas
Our Leadership & Members

Next Open Meeting

Wilson County ESD #1 Fire and Rescue
Station #2, Community Room
52 FM 3432, La Vernia, TX 78121

Second Thursday of the month
1800 hours

Please double-check location and date/time in the agenda posted on our Open Meetings information page.

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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. Currently the District utilizes 12 full- and part-time firefighters who serve the area 24/7 and they are assisted by 25 highly trained volunteers.

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 850 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
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

Wilson County Burn Ban

Is NOT currently in effect.

Next Open Meeting

Wilson County ESD #1 Fire and Rescue
Station #2, Community Room
52 FM 3432, La Vernia, TX 78121

Second Thursday of the month
1800 hours

Please double-check location and date/time in the agenda posted on our Open Meetings information page.