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Posted on: June 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fire, EMS and Fire Marshal's Office Merge to one Department

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League City volunteer firefighters, EMS, and Fire Marshal's Office have joined forces as one department. All members will be under the League City Fire Department, and will now be able to provide pre-hospital care to those that call 911. 

Before the three departments merged together, firefighters and fire marshals practiced at only the basic level and independent of EMS staff. Now, those same personnel can act to the full extent of their State certifications and licenses in conjunction with EMS personnel. 

"All three divisions of the fire department can respond as licensed EMS providers," said Assistant Fire Chief Greg Kunkel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services recently renewed the City’s EMS license, placing all EMS certified firefighters and fire marshals with the current EMS personnel as one combined force. This will expand the department's medical manpower on the scene of any medical emergency, providing better and faster care to our residents.

"You're going to see our become more proactive in the community," said Fire Department Chief Lugo, who originally pushed for the merge when he took the job as fire chief.

The Department will now have one combined logo and patch, which will be displayed on ambulances and other emergency vehicles.

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