Fire Department

Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of the Aransas Pass Fire DepartmentSHRIMP is to save lives and property, and to teach the children and citizens in our community about fire prevention and fire safety.

Core Values

Integrity, Honor, Strength, and Unity

Overview

The Aransas Pass Fire Department responded to more than 700 fire and rescue calls last year. The staff includes 15 employees:

  • 1 Fire Chief
  • 1 Assistant Chief - Fire Marshal/Fire Inspector
  • 1 Administrative Assistant
  • 3 Captains
  • 3 Driver/Operators
  • 6 Firefighters

Shifts

The Captains and Firefighters work a rotating shift of 48-hours on-duty and 96-hours off-duty. The Fire Chief and Assistant Chief work Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Recruitment

The Aransas Pass Fire Department (AFPD) is currently recruiting TCFP certified firefighters over 18 years of age to apply for open positions within the department. If interested in becoming a member of the Aransas Pass Fire Department, complete the online application.

Ride Along With the Aransas Pass Fire Department

If you would like to ride along with the Aransas Pass Fire Department, please download and complete the Citizen Observer packet (PDF).

Annual Events

  • The Aransas Pass Fire Department holds Fire Prevention programs for over 2,000 students in the Aransas Pass Independent School District and local daycare facilities. Students are provided fire prevention material which includes coloring books, fire prevention logo pencils, fire safety videos, fire helmets and frequent appearances of "Sparky" the fire dog.
  • Open House
  • Foster home inspections