Rex Klesel,

Fire Chief/Administrator

Alvin Volunteer Fire Department

302 West House Street
Alvin, Texas 77511
281.331.7688

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday-7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Our strength lies in our people. Our people have accepted the challenges that face our community on a daily basis. Will you join us?

Purpose of the Fire Department

The function of the Alvin Volunteer Fire Department, originally formed in 1898, is to protect life, property, and to respond to other emergencies that might arise in the community through public education, management, and incident response while also participating in most local service projects. This department is made up of 5 paid support staff and 70 volunteers, with the volunteers being partially city and partially county residents. The Alvin Volunteer Fire Department proudly protects 78,000 people living in an area of 100 square miles throughout the Alvin area including portions of Brazoria County. They operate out of 3 stations that protect a primarily residential area. Financial support is provided by the City of Alvin, Brazoria County, ESD #3 and through private donations. The Fire Department strives to meet the needs of our community with the dedication and skill of our people.

The Alvin Volunteer Fire Department is led into action by Fire Chief/Administrator Rex W. Klesel who has served the department for 37 years. The department has 70 men and women professional volunteers. They are state certified with an authorized manning level of 70 members. The department also sponsors auxiliary groups of men and women plus a Junior Fire Department for youths between the ages of 13 and 18.

There are three fire stations located in the City. Station #1 and Administrative Offices are located at 302 West House Street. Station #2 is located at 110 Medic Lane and Station #3 at 2700 F.M. 1462.

The City has an ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating of 2 and the County rating is 8-B. For more information on ISO Ratings, you may contact them at 512-305-7941 or ISC Customer Service 1-800-444-4554 or email at jesse.williams@tdi.state.tx.us .

Our services include:

• Fire Suppression
• Haz-Mat
• Search and Rescue
• Extrication
• Pre-Fire Planning
• Mutual Aid
• Water Rescue
• Fire Prevention and Education
The department is dispatched by the following methods:
• By dialing 911
• Alvin Police Department 281-388-4370
• Brazoria County Sheriff's Office 281-331-9000

The fire department is very active in the community by reaching out and helping in time of need. They have blood drives and other events to help out when needed. The fire department and the Salvation Army have a "Share-A-Toy" Program that hands out toys for families that may need help through the holiday season. They accept toys all year long.

The fire department holds a Fire Prevention Open House each year. At this event, you may take a tour of the fire department and look and climb on board the trucks. They also train children and adults on fire prevention and fire escape if you should have a fire in your home. The open house is held in September. Come out and meet Sparky and learn some valuable information that could save your life.

We also have a Christmas Open House which is scheduled the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Christmas. Come and meet and get your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Santa at our Christmas Open House.

We offer public education in the following:
• Fire Prevention
• Fire Education
• School Safety
We host various community events throughout the year.
• Fire Prevention Open House
• Share-A-Toy
• Christmas Open House

The Alvin Volunteer Fire Department Belongs to the following organizations.

Organization Memberships
• International Association of Fire Chiefs
• State Fireman's and Fire Marshal's Association of Texas
• Brazoria County Firefighter's Association
• Gulf Coast Firefighter's Association
• Texas Municipal League
• Texas Commission on Fire Prevention
Membership benefits
• Paid training
• Equipment
• Insurance / Pension
• Job Opportunities
• Promotion opportunities
• Jr. Youth Department

Who are the members of a fire department? Many are new residents looking for a way to become involved in their community. Others are long time Alvin residents who have been involved for years! Not sure if you will fit in? Think again! You may be surprised to learn that Alvin Fire Department members are homemakers, engineers, college students, truck drivers, managers, salesperson, mail carriers and almost any other profession you can think of. And the fire department is not just for men, women have served in many capacities from firefighting to driving fire trucks. If you are interested in this opportunity and live in Alvin or in the surrounding area, you are invited to apply as a member at Fire Station #1 at 302 West House Street, or by calling 281-331-7688 or email DHughes@cityofalvin.com or RKlesel@cityofalvin.com. Joining the Alvin Volunteer Fire Department has proved to be an extremely rewarding experience for those who belong! The Alvin Volunteer Fire Department is looking for a few good men and women. It is never too late to get involved and make a difference!

Have you ever wanted to get involved and make a difference by helping your neighbors and friends? Have you ever considered learning to be a firefighter? Did you know that the Alvin Volunteer Fire Department has one of the most active departments in Brazoria County? In addition, the firefighters provide protection to 100 square miles, responding from their homes, school, or work. According to Fire Chief Rex Klesel, it is the desire to recruit citizens to supplement the fire department membership.

Our strength lies in our people. Our people have accepted the challenges that face our community on a daily basis. Will you join us?

Training is held every Tuesday night from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Office Hours are Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm



Contact Information


281.331.7688 - Station #1
281.331.9713 - Fax

Rex W. Klesel,

Fire Chief / Administrator

Kendall Hunting,

Assistant Fire Chief

Matt Cornell,

Fire Marshal

Dixie Hughes,

Administrative Assistant II

Shaun Moore,

Assistant Fire Marshal

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Alvin City Hall
216 West Sealy
Alvin, Texas 77511
281-388-4200


Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday - 7:00 AM to

6:00 PM
Closed: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday


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