Leander Fire Department
Fax (512) 528-0726
Fire Marshal, Battalion Chief Joshua Davis
Battalion Chief Rob Curr
Lt. Eddie Bailey
On-Duty Shift Commander
101 E. Sonny Drive
Leander, TX 78641
Our Mission Statement
"Saving Lives and Property with Commitment and Excellence"
Customer Service Philosophy
"Our job is solving your problem no matter what it may be"
*Commitment to Excellence
To have a safe, educated and efficient customer driven organization that provides a well balanced, performance driven service to a changing community.
Steps to Vision
v Recruit value driven people for a combination department
v Provide clear and consistent leadership by developing current and future leaders
v Strive to provide a safer and healthier community that understands how their fire department functions
v Pursue adequate equipment to meet the ever changing community needs
v Performance will be based on measurements of quality, effectiveness, efficiency and competence with the emphasis on the safety and welfare of citizens and department personnel
v Accountable for meeting the responsibilities and fulfilling the organizations mission statement
Visit the Fire Department web site for more information.
About the Fire Department
The Leander Fire Deparment is a value driven organization that is in place to protect the lives and property of the area from fire and/or other types of disaster. The Fire Department takes its ability to promote the general welfare of the community by serving the community to the best of our abilities and training.
The City of Leander Fire Department provides Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention and Education, Extrication, Emergency Medical First Response, Hazardous Materials Response, Water Rescue, and Technical Rescue services to the citizens of Leander. The department's primary responsibility is to provide services to the area inside the City limits. Additionally, the department responds emergency response to areas immediately outside the City in Williamson County and Travis County.
Fire Station Locations
|Fire Station #1
||201 N. Brushy St
|Fire Station #2
||1950 Crystal Falls Parkway
|Fire Station #3
||101 E. Sonny Drive
|Administration Building & Training Center
||101 E. Sonny Drive
KNOX-BOX® Rapid Entry System
Seconds count in a life-threatening medical emergency or a fire. Yet many times, Firefighters responding to an emergency find access blocked by locked entrance doors or gates. To help reduce delays in providing emergency assistance, the Leander Fire Department and the City of Leander have adopted an ordinance requiring the use of the KNOX-BOX® Rapid Entry System.
The KNOX-BOX Rapid Entry System provides non-destructive emergency access to commercial and residential property. More than 7,000 fire departments and government agencies use Knox key boxes for safe and secure rapid entry.
For more information and details, please refer to the KNOX-BOX Public Information Bulletin (212 kb Acrobat file).
Outdoor burning is governed by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in statue and law. The law is available from their website.
The City of Leander has enacted an ordinance (Ordinance No. 00-007-00) banning outdoor burning at all times.
Residents outside the city limits in Williamson or Travis County may burn when there is No Burn Ban in effect AND have been given proper authorization from the Fire Department.
Burning of domestic waste is not legal to burn when trash service is available to be contracted in that area. Trash service is available to all parts of Williamson and Travis County serviced by the Leander Fire Department.
You may never burn the following materials: electrical insulation, treated lumber, plastics, non-wood construction debris, heavy oils, asphalt based materials such as tar paper, roofing, explosive materials, chemical wastes, and natural or synthetic rubber.
Basically, the state law prohibits outdoor buring except for a few specific cases:
- As long as there is no burn ban in effect, campfires, bonfires, and cooking fires are legal
- Brush from land clearing may be burned when there is no practical alternative
Outdoor Burning Procedures:
- Contact the fire department dispatcher at 943-1396. All control burns must be registered with the dispatcher. The dispatcher will also notify you of any up-to-date burning restrictions at that time.
- Don't start burning until an hour after sunrise (check the newspaper for exact time).
- Keep the burn small, for example, a four-foot square. Feed it slowly.
- Be sure you have a wide clearance of non-combustible ground on all sides.
- Have enough water, loose soil, and equipment available that you can extinguish the fire quickly if necessary.
- Be sure you are downwind of all neighboring residences (or at least 300 feet away).
- Check to see that the wind speed is between 6 mph and 23 mph (weather radio or TV report).
- Be sure your fire is dead-out cold one hour before sunset.