The City of Boerne Fire Department provides lifesaving emergency services to Boerne and Kendall County citizens through commitment, service, and specialized training. We protect our community from the adverse effects of fires, disasters, medical emergencies, and special hazards with care, integrity, and excellence.
The Boerne Fire Department was founded as a volunteer fire department in 1903 and has served the citizens of Boerne and Kendall County for more than 100 years.
We provide fire protection services to approximately 200 square miles, which includes the City of Boerne and portions of unincorporated Kendall County. These services include:
- Fire suppression and prevention
- Haz-Mat response
- First responder response
- Specialized rescue, including confined space, low to high angle, swiftwater, and dive rescue and recovery
- Vehicle extrication
- Fire inspection of commercial properties inside the city limits
- New construction plan reviews
- Public education
Currently, the department is comprised of approximately 40 members. Our paid staff includes the Fire Chief, the Assistant Fire Chief / Fire Marshal, two full-time Fire Inspectors, an Administrative Assistant, three Fire Captains, three Fire Lieutenants and 12 shift Firefighters. The remainder of the department is comprised of volunteer firefighters.
Other services provided by the department include a smoke detector program in conjunction with the American Red Cross. Through this program personnel install smoke detectors to individuals or families in need. Fire personnel not only provide installation but include other home safety awareness information if requested.
Firefighters also provide wild-land fire protection awareness programs/evaluations which include evaluating the layout of the facility or structure relative to anticipated severe fire behavior and inspection of the roof, gutters, window screens and shutters. Other areas evaluated include decks, fences, flammable materials next to the structure and defensible space.
The Boerne Fire Department also provides fire prevention presentations to local schools and daycares, participates in National Night Out and provides fire extinguisher training.
Our website consists of helpful information, as well as interesting facts about the fire department’s history. You are encouraged to explore our site, and we welcome any feedback you may have.
Burn Ban - ON
As of July 10, 2023, the Kendall County Commissioners have reinstated the burn ban.
Always call (830) 249-8645 prior to burning to verify whether a burn ban is active in the county and to give notification of when and where you will be burning. By city ordinance burning is never allowed within the city limits.