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City of Bryan, Texas



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Fire Department

The Bryan Fire Department has an operational budget of approximately $18.5 million with 154 full-time employees operating out of five fire stations. The department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the City of Bryan, as well as EMS to the northern half of Brazos County.

Community Paramedic Program

Do you need social or medical support services, but you’re not in an emergency situation? Don’t call 9-1-1. Instead, take advantage of our Community Paramedic Program.

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How to Become a Bryan Firefighter

Do you have what it takes to be a member of the Bryan Fire Department? Our Recruiting page has all the information to help you find out.

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  • Richard Giusti, Fire Chief
  • Jordan Gallagher, Deputy Fire Chief


  • Jason Nored, Assistant Chief – Operations
  • Marc Murchison, Battalion Chief – “A” Shift
  • Matt Ford, Battalion Chief – “B” Shift
  • Brian Casto, Battalion Chief – “C” Shift

Emergency Medical Services

  • D.J. Capener, Assistant Chief – EMS
  • Chris Lamb, Firefighter/Specialist – Community Paramedic Program Manager


  • Dan Williams, Assistant Chief – Training
  • Ricky Mantey, Operator/Specialist – Training

Fire Marshal’s Office

  • Marc McFeron, Fire Marshal
  • Gerald Burnett, Battalion Chief – Assistant Fire Marshal
  • Rhett Filburn, Lieutenant – Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Ethan Ballard, Lieutenant – Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Robert Williamson, Lieutenant – Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Andrew Davis, Lieutenant – Planning Officer
  • Gary Plagens, Firefighter – Inspector

Administrative Staff

  • Nikki Koski, Executive Assistant
  • Jamie Alvarado, Fire Services Clerk
  • Kristen Alvarenga, Fire Services Clerk
  • Julian Medina, Support Services Technician
  • Rev. Ernest Upchurch, Chaplain

BFD Run Stats

Year Number of Calls
2021 15,031
2020 13,071
2019 13,301
2018 12,570
2017 11,982
2016 11,292
2015 11,062
2014 10,272
2013 9,261
2012 9,420

Our History

The Bryan Fire Department was established on July 5th, 1871, incorporated by the State of Texas as Hook and Ladder Company No. 1. The Department consisted of one hand drawn ladder truck with six ladders ranging from 12 to 14 feet long, pike poles, axes, a pull down hook and chain and twelve leather buckets.

On June 3rd, 1881, Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 amended their charter and reorganized as Protection Engine Company No. 1, City of Bryan, Texas.

One month earlier, a committee had been appointed to raise funds for the purchase of a steam fire engine. That fire engine turned out to be the first piece of American La France fire apparatus to come to Texas.

With the purchase of the steamer, a major problem faced the volunteers – the Company did not have sufficient funds to buy their own horse team. A standing reward of $5 was offered to the first team to arrive at the fire house to handle the propelling chores when called to duty. A reward of $1 was offered to the second team that arrived.

In 1914, the first piece of motorized equipment was purchased and in 1921, the Company hired its first full-time employee. The employee was on duty seven days a week, 24 hours a day and was paid a “none too attractive” salary. When he wanted to take a day off, he had to pay for a replacement. The second full-time employee was hired in 1928 and by 1960, the Department had grown to 28 full-time employees and one volunteer.

Today, the Bryan Fire Department employees over 154 full-time firefighters and staff that operate out of five fire stations. The Department has specialized teams trained in building collapse, confined space, high angle rescue, lost person/wilderness search, trench rescue, and water rescue.

We are proud of our history and the service of our forefathers. We plan to continue the commitment and dedication they showed in serving the citizens of Bryan.

Protection Company Number One

In the early days of the Bryan Fire Department, “Protection Company No. One” was proudly etched on the lantern mounted on our first steamer, the symbol under which all members of the fire department rallied. Now, those words remain the bywords for caring and fellowship as it was in those early days.

Though the Bryan Fire Department itself has undergone changes and reorganization, one thing has lasted through the ages – the feeling of comradeship. It is an association of benevolence and togetherness under which each member of the department belongs. It is a fraternity that stands for mutual protection and support of all members.

The dues that are paid go toward emotional support and assistance for each member and his/her family in time of need. They also help in making the on-duty lives of the members more easily endured. Additionally, the Company is charged with honoring retirees and giving due and worthy recognition to our long-serving members. We are the guardians of the memorial, which stands as a monument to those who have passed before us.

The lantern of Protection Company Number One stands now and always as a beacon which brightens our past, illuminates our present, and guides our future.


Fire Station No. 1

300 William Joel Bryan Parkway, Bryan, Texas 77803

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  • Battalion 1 – Command Vehicle
  • Engine 1 – 1500 GPM Pumper
  • Truck 1 – 100’ Aerial Platform
  • Rescue 1 – Heavy Rescue Vehicle
  • Boat 1 – Zodiac FC 420 Swift Water Rescue Boat with 40 hp
  • Boat 2 – 19-foot Boat Right Center Console Lake Rescue Boat with 115 hp
  • EMS 1 – Paramedic Supervisor / Safety Officer Vehicle
  • Medic 1 – ALS Ambulance

Fire Station No. 2

414 Lawrence St., Bryan, Texas 77801

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  • Engine 2 – 1500 GPM Pumper
  • Medic 2 – ALS Ambulance
  • Booster 2 – TIFMAS Grass Truck – Ford F550
  • Mobile Command Post (MCP1) – Mobile Command Vehicle
  • Arson Investigation Trailer

Fire Station No. 3

3211 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802

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  • Engine 3 – 1500 GPM Pumper
  • Medic 3 – ALS Ambulance

Fire Station No. 4

5429 North Texas Avenue, Bryan, Texas 77803

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  • Engine 4 – 1500 GPM Pumper
  • Booster 4 – Brush / Wildland Truck

Fire Station No. 5

2052 W. Villa Maria Road, Bryan, Texas 77808

fire station number 5

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  • Engine 5 – 1500 GPM Pumper
  • Medic 5 – ALS Ambulance
  • Hazmat 5 – Hazardous Materials Response Vehicle
  • Boat 5 – Zodiac FC 420 Swift Water Rescue Boat with 40 hp

Community Paramedic Program

The mission of the Bryan Fire Department Community Paramedic program is to facilitate patient use of, and integration with, social and medical support services in non-emergency situations.

The program is designed to identify and assist patients with life-altering circumstances who may need additional support accessing primary care and community medical resources to stabilize and potentially diminish their reliance on emergency services. Patients are interviewed and assessed to evaluate which community and medical resources may be available to stabilize the patient’s situation. Based on the assessment findings, the Community Paramedic will facilitate the appropriate referrals to community partners for available health care and social services for all aspects of patient care.

The Community Paramedic Program is staffed by an experienced Bryan Fire Department certified paramedic who responds, primarily in a non-emergency mode, in a department vehicle to patients referred by emergency operations crews and other medical or social providers. The Community Paramedic Program is capable of providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipment and may arrange transportation for patients to destinations other than the Emergency Department and provide medical exams and treatment for patients in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

If you or someone you know is in need of the services provided by the Community Paramedic Program, you can contact us using our online form.

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