Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the City of Texas City are provided by the Texas City Fire Department. The Fire Department operates two Basic Life Support/ Mobile Intensive Care Capable ambulances from Fire Stations 2 and 3 (Medic 20 & Medic 30). We operate a Basic Life Support/Mobile Intensive Care Capable Transport Rescue from the Central Fire Station (Rescue 13). These units along with our Paramedic Capable Engine Companies provide Paramedic and Advanced Life Support to the community 24 hours a day.
The Chief of Department is Joseph Gorman, Captain Robert Ebert serves as EMS Administrator and the Medical Director is Dr Paul M Fine MD. All Texas City firefighters are EMT certified ranging from Basic to Licensed Paramedics.
Texas City Fire Department utilizes state of the art equipment with progressive, innovative protocols to deliver the highest degree of service to our citizens and visitors. On Going Continuing Education is provided to all members by the EMS Administrator Captain Ebert and Clinical Coordinator Wendell Wiley.
Texas City through Mutual Aid agreement assists La Marque Fire Rescue, Dickinson Public Safety, Galveston Area Ambulance Authority and other local jurisdictions. Texas City, LaMarque and Dickinson all utilize Dr Fine as their Medical Director providing seam less quality public service to all of these areas.
Texas City Fire Department began its Emergency Medical Services in 1992 with a First Responder Program that has grown with the Fire Department as it changed from a single role service to a multidiscipline service. In 2005 the City’s private ambulance provider pulled out, the third such provider to do so in 10 years. Texas City established a separate EMS Department with assistance from the Fire Department. In Late 2007 the City Commission merged the separate EMS Department into the Fire Department which provided for better functionality, command and savings to the taxpayer.
Today Texas City Fire Department operates a highly respected and efficient EMS service which constantly seeks new and better ways to serve our community.