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The City of Granite Shoals
2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road
Granite Shoals, TX 78654
Ph: 830-598-2424
Fire & Rescue
The Granite Shoals Fire Department is a combination volunteer / paid department that covers the cities of Granite Shoals, Highland Haven. and a the newly formed Burnet County Emergency Service District #3. The Granite Shoals Fire Department also responds and receives mutual aid from the City of Marble Falls, the Marble Falls Volunteer Fire Department, Hoover Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department. We also serve as medical first responders to assist Marble Falls Area EMS.

ISO Rating / Response Time
Our current ISO rating is a 4 in the cities of Granite Shoals, and Highland Haven, and a 9 in the unincorporated county areas. Our average response time is around five minutes with an average of four responders per call.

Staff
The Granite Shoals Fire Department is staffed primarily by 25 volunteer firefighters that respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This group of dedicated professional firefighters is the backbone of the department. The paid firefighters consist of three full-time firefighters and four part-time employees and one full-time fire chief.

The paid firefighters are Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certified, and hold a minimum of an Emergency Medical Tech certification. Paid staff work seven days a week from  8 a.m. to 8 a.m., one firefighter / EMT per shift. The fire chief hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but is on 24-hour call in case of emergency.

Funding
Due to our location from the City of Austin and the City of San Antonio, Granite Shoals has experienced record growth and calls for service have risen sharply. Granite Shoals is a small bed room community with a population of approx 5,000 residents.

The department receives operating funds from the City of Granite Shoals, and also contract fees to cover Highland Haven and the unincorporated areas. The Granite Shoals Fire Department also has an active auxiliary that raises funds to supplement the current budget.