The Jollyville Fire Department provides fire protection and rescue services for approximately 24,000 people living in an area of 10 square miles. The department operates out of one station that functions in a primarily residential area. Jollyville residents have an ISO rating of 2 and a State Farm Insurance rating of 2. The department enjoys seven apparatus and responds to an average of 2-3 calls per day, maintaining on average a 2-3 minute response time. The membership has grown to include up to 20 volunteers and 18 paid firefighters. The paid firefighters staff two apparatus, 24 hours a day and are available to provide assistance with:
- Fire Suppression
- Emergency Medical Situations
- Fire Prevention Education
- Fire Inspections
- Hazardous Material Response
- Aid to Surrounding Agencies
Volunteer firefighters cover two, overnight shifts per month and are available to respond to incidents via an online notification system. The emergency calls are dispatched through the county emergency 911 center, located in Georgetown. When called, on-duty paid firefighters respond from the station while volunteers respond in there own vehicles to the station or directly to the scene of the emergency.
The Jollyville Fire Department is led by Chief John Kiracofe who has been with the department for 34 years. Chief Kiracofe functions as the chief executive officer and is responsible to the ESD Board of Directors for the overall management, organization and operation of the fire department.
Assistant Chief Landi has been with the department for 23 years and oversees the Administrative, Operations, Training, Prevention and Logistics Divisions. He brings over 29 years of experience to the position and works normal hours on weekdays at the station on two out of every three days when he is not working for the Austin Fire Department.
Assistant Chief Quinlan works normal hours on weekdays at the station on two out of every three days when he is not working for Lake Travis Fire Rescue. He has been with the department for 30 years and is responsible for Maintenance in the department.