About Us

About JCESD No. 1

History

Our History

The Johnson County Emergency Services District No. 1 (ESD) was originally formed in the mid-1950’s as a Rural Fire Prevention District. The District was created to help provide funding for Johnson County fire departments. In 2003, the State of Texas required all Rural Fire Prevention Districts to convert into Emergency Services Districts as outlined in the State Health & Safety Code Section 775. Of the approximately 280 Emergency Services Districts in the State of Texas, the Johnson County ESD has more individual fire departments within its organization than any other ESD. Because most small fire departments require help when fighting fires, having a countywide organization with a common dispatching system, provides a great opportunity to combine these resources for the protection of lives and property.

Community Support

When you call “9-1-1, the firefighters from your local fire department respond to your call as soon as possible. Johnson County volunteers come from all walks of life. They may be mailmen, truck drivers, office workers, firefighters, etc. They are your neighbors and members of your community. When they become a volunteer they have committed themselves to hours of training in fire suppression and emergency medical first aid. These volunteers give up valuable family time, risk their lives, and save county taxpayers up to million dollars a year in firefighter salaries.

 

Johnson County Emergency Service District 

The Emergency Services District (ESD) is responsible for fire protection and first responder emergency medical services in all of the unincorporated areas of the county. ESD fire departments cover over 700 square miles of area and protect a population of over 100,000 residents. The ESD contracts with 16 fire departments to provide fire suppression and emergency medical services to the people of Johnson County. Four of these fire departments are composed of both paid and volunteer firefighters and are called combination departments. Twelve of the fire departments operate with all volunteer members.

Our Mission

To the best of our ability, provide safe emergency services for the protection of life and property in Johnson County.

Our Vision

We are dedicated to the continuous improvement of emergency services in our communities.

Team

Commissioners

Gerald Miller

PRESIDENT
Precinct #2
Current Term Ends 12/31/2022
gmiller@johnsoncountyfire.org

 

RICK CUMINS

VICE PRESIDENT
Precinct #1
Current Term Ends 12/31/2021
rcumins@johnsoncountyfire.org

WES SHIPLEY

SECRETARY/TREASURER
Precinct #4
Current Term Ends 12/31/2021
wshipley@johnsoncountyfire.org

JON PURYEAR

ASSISTANT SCRETARY/TREASURER
County Judge Appointee
Current Term Ends 12/31/2021
jpuryear@johnsoncountyfire.org

PHIL WILLIAMS

COMMISSIONER
Precinct #3
Current Term Ends 12/31/2022
pwilliams@johnsoncountyfire.org

Team

Administration

Tom Foster

Donny Hallmark

Karen Johnson

Amy Lanciano

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
alanciano@johnsoncountyfire.org

Kristi Kleine

TELECOMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
kkleine@johnsoncountyfire.org

Kevin Van Winkle

FACILITIES TECHNICIAN

Contact Us

Location

2451 Service Drive
Cleburne, TX 76033

Office hours

Monday - 8:00-5:00
Tuesday - 8:00-5:00
Wednesday - 8:00-5:00
Thursday - 8:00-5:00
Friday - 8:00-2:00
Saturday - CLOSED
Sunday - CLOSED

Phone NumberS

Emergency:
911

Administration Office:
(817) 556-2212

24 Hour/Non-Emergency Number:
(817) 357-8800

Email Address:
info@johnsoncountyfire.org