The mission of the City of Helotes Fire Department (HFD) is to assure the safety of all members while preventing and/or minimizing the loss of life and property from fire, sudden medical emergencies, and the consequences of natural and man-made disasters by providing professional emergency services to our community.
About Helotes Fire
The HFD was created in January 2003 when the City of Helotes assumed operations of the Helotes Area Volunteer Fire Department (HAVFD). Along with the HAVFD came a rich history of people coming together to organize and provide emergency services to the Helotes area. Emergency services were provided by many dedicated volunteers for over 40 years.
HFD provides fire protection, rescue services, and Emergency Medical Services to the City of Helotes. HFD is a combination department consisting of both career and volunteer personnel. The personnel are trained and certified as multi-disciplinary emergency responders. Many of the staff carry multiple certifications, such as Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Technician Rescue, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, and Fire Service Instructor.
About Helotes Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
The City of Helotes is a licensed EMS provider through the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS). Our ambulances are also licensed with the TDSHS as ALS (advanced life support) with Mobile Intensive Care (MICU) capabilities. Personnel are cross-trained as Firefighter/Paramedics and are licensed or certified to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) care.
Fire companies will assist EMS ambulances on many of the more serious types of calls to ensure necessary resources are available for proper patience care. All personnel on the fire companies are also cross-trained and under the direction of Helotes EMS Medical Director Dr. Mark Sparkman, MD.