Elm Pass Volunteer Fire Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Elm Pass Volunteer Fire Department shall be the saving of lives, the protection of property endangered by fires and other disasters, and the promotion of the teaching and practice of fire prevention and protection.  Provide fire fighting assistance through our mutual aid agreements with surrounding area volunteer fire departments.
About our equipment
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For the past five years we have been working hard to increase our firefighting capabilities and to replace old worn out equipment and vehicles. An overview of our equipment follows:
Vehicle # 903 and #904 BRUSH TRUCKS:  Update pending on this page.

Vehicle # 907 PUMPER TANKER:  The Tanker is our “first roll” vehicle for use in a structure fire or vehicle incident including a capacity of 800 gallons of water, a monitor, and high volume nozzle.

Vehicle # 910 TENDER: This vehicle with a 2,000 gallon water capacity for delivery to a fire scene was acquired with a grant from Cailloux and Stevens Foundations replacing an 800 gallon capacity water tanker.

BOBCAT UTV Fire/Rescue Unit: Acquired with the help of LCRA/Bandera Electric Communities support program with a capacity of 100 gallons of water and 5 gallons of foam to reach those fires in difficult to reach locations. It is also equipped with a Stokes litter for personnel rescue.

 

 
History of the Elm Pass Volunteer Fire Department
In 1983 the Gary Hogan home on lower Elm Pass Road burned before the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department could reach the fire site.  Following that fire, a group of concerned area residents met and formed the Elm Pass Volunteer Fire Department.
The new fire department received its charter on January 24, 1984.  Since Elm Pass VFD received its charter in 1984, the number of permanent residents has increased along with the size and value of structures in the fire district.  
Due to the hilly terrain and distance from the Center Point VFD, the purpose of forming the Elm Pass VFD was to provide the residents and landowners in an 8 square mile area of southeast Kerr County (Elm Pass I, Elm Pass II and Bandera Hills subdivisions) with equipment and fire fighters to serve as first responders to fire emergencies as well as provide mutual aid for surrounding volunteer fire departments.
Today the EPVFD is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Each fall Elm Pass VFD holds a Rummage Sale to raise funds to help support equipment needs and projects of the department.  Through the very generous support of Kerr Country, grants from foundations in the area and the generosity of resident donors, Elm Pass VFD continues to grow and provide service to property owners and residents of southeast Kerr County.