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Contact Information

  • Station 1: 212 N 5th Street
    Jarrell, TX 76537
  • Station 2: 155 CR 313
    Jarrell, TX 76537
  • PO Box 88
    Jarrell, TX 76537
  • 512-746-2505
  • 512-746-2505

Williamson County ESD 5/Jarrell Fire Rescue, provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical first responder service to 75 square miles of north Williamson County, Texas which includes the City of Jarrell, the Sonterra Community, Live Oak, Green Acres, and Corn Hill communities to name a few, as well as agricultural properties, quarries, and businesses. The district also covers a 13 mile stretch of the IH-35 corridor.

The district is covered out of two fire stations strategically located on the east and west side of I-35 @ 212 N. 5th St and 155 CR 313. The district staffs 7 full time paid firefighters per shift 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on a rotational 48/96 basis and is comprised of 21 operational firefighters, 2 Captains of Operations, an Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal, 1 Office Manager, 1 Human Resource Specialist and the Fire Chief. Additionally, the district staff paid part time firefighters to cover needs that may arise.

Our fleet includes 1 aerial ladder, 1 frontline engine, a 1500-gallon water tender, a brush truck, and a squad, 4 command/support vehicles and 1 reserve engine. These units are dispatched by on-duty personnel according to the type of call received.

The district is funded by an ad valorem property tax of not more than 10 cents per $100 of appraised property value (currently 9.3 cents) and 2% sales tax in areas of our district that lie outside the Jarrell city limits. These funds are used to cover expenses such as human resources, station payments, fire apparatus, equipment, and maintenance of all the above.

The district is challenged to cover a large area and thousands of individuals with few resources but endeavors to be frugal, creative, and prudent with taxpayer money.

The district is governed by a 5-member board of commissioners that meets monthly to ensure proper fiscal oversight of the taxpayer money.

We, the employees of Jarrell Fire Rescue/ESD 5, are proud to be your public servants that are willing to give our very best to those that call for assistance. We are thankful for the support of the residents and business owners in our district.

Our Vision Statement is:
In Every Action, Selfless Serve Our Community

Our Mission Statement is:
With Pride and Dedication, we will commit to providing the highest level of service.

Our Motto is:
Excellent in Service

Our Core Values Are:
Dedication, Integrity, Selfless Service, Honor, Excellence, Respect

We thank you for visiting our website and hope that it has been useful to you.


Ron, Stewart, Fire Chief