TRAVIS COUNTY ESD No.12
11200 Gregg Lane Manor, TX 78653 (512) 272-4502

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

Travis County ESD No.12 Awarded $1,608,168 SAFER Grant  for Funding Additional 15 Firefighters

MANOR, Texas - The Travis County Emergency Services District No.12 (ESD12) was recently named as a recipient of the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant awarded for Fiscal Year 2018 from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The SAFER Grant was created to provide funding directly to career fire departments and volunteer firefighter organizations to help increase or maintain the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities. The goal of the SAFER grant is to enhance the local fire departments’ abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1710 or 1720).
Travis County ESD No.12 was selected from thousands of great applicants to be one of only 300 SAFER Grant recipients from across the United States and one of just over a dozen awarded in Texas.  ESD12, which serves 95 square miles of East Travis County, has identified the need to increase staffing for a third Engine and Rescue Squad, full-time, to continue to provide the best response and protection to our residents and businesses.  “We are extremely excited and very humbled by the government’s support of our community, that we have been selected to receive this highly competitive grant and for the opportunity that it brings to the district and its citizens.  As the growth over the last five years has dramatically increased, including the growth within the City of Manor, it is crucial that the Department has the resources it needs to ensure the safety of our community,” says ESD12’s Fire Chief Ryan Smith.
This award gives ESD12 the ability to improve on lowering its ISO/PPC (Insurance Service Office/Public Protection Class) Class 3 rating, which helps property owners save on costly insurance premiums.  
“To further comply with response and safety standards, staffing a new Engine at Fire Station 1203, located at 11200 Gregg Ln, and a new Rescue Squad as the second unit at Fire Station 1201, located at 405 W Parsons St, would require 15 additional firefighters,” explains Chief Smith.  “Our firefighters have been doing an outstanding job with the available funding, so the additional funds provided by this award and the new positions created will help make firefighter safety and service to the community even more efficient,” said Chief Smith.
On September 25th, 2019, the ESD No.12 Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the ESD12 Administration to hire the 15 new positions. The $1.608 million grant represents a federal cost-share of the total projected cost of $2.607 million over three years [75/75/35]. The remaining funds will come from non-federal sources, all of which will be used for the hiring of the 15 new Firefighters the district needs to staff the additional units.
“This SAFER grant is the result of Chief Smith’s and the Department’s Administration’s hard work and determination. The Fire Department is adapting, to respond and provide the best and safest service while addressing challenging, and changing community needs here in our district. This is not an easy grant to get and we are excited about this opportunity. Moving forward, we’ll continue working to ensure that fire services are provided in a cost-effective and sustainable manner,” states Board President, Jesse Arellano.
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Mission Statement

A professional organization dedicated to the protection of life, preservation of property, and the promotion of safety in an efficient and accountable manner to the community.

What We Do

We help promote fire prevention and education, respond to Fire, EMS, and Rescue calls for service and everything in between. 

Who We Are

Welcome to the official website of Travis County ESD No.12 (aka Manor Fire Dept). TCESD12 is a fully paid career department serving approx 95 square miles of North East Travis County, including The City of Manor, The Village of Webberville, Littig, New Sweden, Decker Creek, 130 Toll Road, and the US Highway 290 corridor between Austin and Elgin. ESD12 services these areas with three stations that respond to over 4,000 emergencies annually.

In Case of Emergency

Emergency phone numbers should always be in sight and up to date.

Remember..
  • In an emergency dial 9-1-1
  • Discuss how to call for help in an emergency with children.
  • Explain to children that firefighters, EMS, and police officers can help them in an emergency.

Teach your children how to get help by using a toy phone:

When practicing demonstrate the following:

1. Stay calm
2. Wait for the dial tone and dial 9-1-1
3. Speak clearly and tell the operator what is wrong
4. Give your name, address, and phone number.
5. Don't hang up until instructed.

Take a first-aid and CPR course to ensure that you are prepared to deal with an emergency situation.

Fire Prevention Division

Fire Prevention Division’s mission is to provide fire prevention and life safety services through education, code enforcement, and inspections during the new business development process, through general fire inspections, operating and special use permitting and complaint investigation.

Fire Prevention is the key to saving lives and property. Fire Prevention education is the first step in the Fire Department's commitment to protecting the lives and property of our citizens, guests, and neighboring communities. Fire Prevention is the true "first responder".
Home Inspection
If you would like or need your home inspected and live in Travis County ESD 12, please give us a call at 512.272.4502. We would be happy to schedule a time to come out.
You can download the form needed for the inspection HERE.