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    Tarrant County Emergency Services District NO.1

    The Tarrant County Emergency Services District No. 1 (TCESD No. 1) was formed in 1996, having been the Tarrant County Rural Fire Prevention District before that time. The TCESD No. 1 is responsible for providing fire and EMS ambulance services to the approximately 50,000 residents of the unincorporated areas of the County, which consists of approximately 183 square miles.

    TCESD No. 1 contracts with 17 fire departments for fire and first responder coverage with 10 of those departments providing EMS ambulance response as well.  Eight additional fire departments have mutual aid agreements to assist on fire responses in the unincorporated areas of the County. The Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s Office serves as the liaison between the TCESD No. 1 and the 25 fire departments that contract for fire and EMS coverage in the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County. The Fire Marshal also ensures that current information is listed in the Tarrant County 9-1-1 District system for proper notification to first responders.

    Each year, on average, 1,100 fire runs and 2,600 EMS runs are dispatched throughout the TCESD No. 1 service area.

    The TCESD No. 1 has a five member Board of Commissioners that oversees the operation and business of the TCESD No. 1.