About Us

On Oct 1st, 2013, the South Hays Fire Department, Inc. and Hays County Emergency Services District  #3 merged.  Hays County E.S.D. #3, will retain the name South Hays Fire Department and its subsidiaries, Texas Fire Academy and San Marcos Area Recovery Team.  

The Hays County Emergency Services District (ESD) #3 prides itself in maintaining a highly trained and equipped volunteer fire department whose members dedicate their spare time serving our community.  Our members are what makes us a highly successful fire department. 

To keep up with the growth, and an increase in call volume, we need people like you. Our members come from all walks of life: business owners, college students, parents, teachers, retirees, career Fire Fighters / EMT's, and Law Enforcement.


Command and Administrative Staff


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