On July 18 2016 Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape issued a burn ban effective immediately. The order prohibits all open burning not in an enclosure capable of containing all sparks and flames. The order does not prohibit approved and beneficial prescribed burning, welding, cutting or grinding. The order does not apply to public lands such as Camp Swift Army National Guard grounds, State Parks and etc. Judge Pape issued this order due to a prolonged lack of rainfall, daily high temperatures and the increasing potential for difficult wildfires. Please share this as widely as possible.
Bastrop County ESD No. 1 strives to provide fire education, fire safety inspections, suppression, and all hazards response and mitigation at the highest level of service possible in a professional and efficient manner.
Bastrop County ESD No. 1 has put together a business plan to help guide the district operations and planning. The current business plan can be found here.
ISO RatingBastrop County ESD No. 1 and all contracting fire departments have been awarded an ISO rating of 3/10. This new rating became effective 8/1/2010. Official notification was made on March 11th, 2010. This will provide up to a 40.4% REDUCTION in home owner's insurance rates. The Texas Department of Insurance provides additional information on what this means for our community. More ISO information can be found here.
Monthly ESD Meetings
The commissioners of Bastrop County ESD No. 1 meet on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Bastrop County ESD No. 1 Central Fire and Training Facility, 1965 FM 20, Red Rock TX 78662, on the corner of Fohn Rd. and FM 20. All meetings are open to the public and residents living in the district are encouraged to attend. For more information, click here: Meetings
Are you interested in volunteering? The first step is to download and complete an application for membership. If you have further questions, please contact us via email here.