Emergency Responders provide the residents of Bexar County ESD No.2 with fire suppression and protection, emergency rescue capabilities, and emergency medical first responder services. The ISO Rating of ESD 2 is a 4/8b. A standard staffing of four firefighters respond on each fire engine and coming soon an aerial ladder truck company. There are 3 fire stations located strategically throughout the District with a 4th and 5th station in development. These fire stations house 3 fire engines, 3 rescue squads, 4 brush trucks, 1 Tender, and other emergency vehicles and reserve firefighting apparatus. The District is currently planning for the addition of 5 new medic units (ambulances).
Emergency Medical Care
Bexar County 2 Fire Department provides Emergency Medical Care as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) First Responders. When responding to medical emergencies, responders use the same equipment and abide by the same standards as the transporting ambulance provider. All of our members are certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Approximately 50% of our 80 member staff are certified at a higher level certification such as EMT-Advanced and EMT-Paramedic. The District is currently in the planning stages of becoming an Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) capable ambulance provider. We are extremely excited about the increased level of service this will bring to the residents of Bexar County Emergency Services District No. 2.
The Special Operations Division is a part of the Emergency Response at Bexar County 2 Fire Department. All personnel under Special Operations are certified firefighters and and receive specialized training in HazMat, Swift Water, Wildland or Search and Rescue. These sections provide specialized responses to hazardous materials spills, all water emergencies; including standing or swift, major disaster responses; manmade or natural, and weapons of mass destruction responses providing decontamination and initial medical treatment.
Bexar County ESD No. 2 / Bexar County 2 Fire Department Services the western area of Bexar County, Texas. Click Map to view more of the coverage area.