Fire Facts

Operations Staffing

  • San Marcos Fire Department employs 91 professional firefighters who work 24 hours on/48 off on three shifts designated as A-Shift, B-Shift and C-Shift. San Marcos career firefighters are Civil Service governed by Chapter 143 of the Local Government code. 
  • Each shift consists of 1 Battalion Chief, 1 Battalion Chief Aide, 6 Captains, 6-8 Engineers, and 9 Firefighters.

Admin Support Staff

  • The responsibilities of the Support Services division range from apparatus maintenance and repair, scheduling bunker gear inspection, cleaning and repair, equipment repair/replacement, and budgeting the ordering of new apparatus, tools and equipment. 
  • The Training Officer Battalion Chief and EMS Training Captain are currently responsible for scheduling, tracking, administering, and developing training for all members of the department including EMS, Fire, and Hazardous Materials certifications.


  • There are 6 Fire Districts covering the City Limits of San Marcos, Texas.
    Fire Administration Offices are located in Station 5, at 100 Carlson Circle.

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