San Marcos Fire Department employs 69 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. Check out the 2017 Shift Calendar (PDF).
Each shift consists of 1 Battalion Chief, 5 Captains, 6 Engineers, and 11 Firefighters.
The department has a Support Services Battalion Chief.
The responsibilities 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 to name a few responsibilities.
Fire and EMS
Training Officer Battalion Chief is currently responsible for
scheduling, tracking, administering, and developing training for all
members of the department including EMS, Fire, and Hazardous Materials
There are 5 Fire Districts covering the City Limits of San Marcos, Texas. Fire Administration Offices are located in Station 5, at 100 Carlson Circle.