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Dylan’s Passing

It is with deepest regret that the officers and members of the Jollyville Fire Department announce the death of Firefighter/EMT Dylan Rodiek who passed away on Monday, August 16th at the fire station. Dylan joined the Jollyville Fire Department in March, 2021 and was always an enthusiastic employee who enjoyed serving the community. Please keep the Jollyville Fire Department and Dylan’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

 

 

 

Fire Safety Info

Outdoor Burning

 

Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about outdoor burning so I thought we’d put it center stage!  To put a fine point on it, outdoor burning of waste is not allowed within the JVFD district.  Why?  We are following the State of Texas rules on the subject.  Per the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ):

“Grass, leaves, and branch trimmings from residences are all considered “domestic waste.” If your local government does not collect domestic waste and does not authorize a private collector to do so, you may burn material of this type. If such waste collection is available, then it cannot be burned under the domestic-waste exception.”

On the other side of the topic, cooking fires in a controlled container (BBQ’s, smokers, etc.) and warning fires during the winter, also in controlled containers (outdoor stoves, chimineas, masonry fire pits, etc.) are legal as long as they are not emitting flames of dangerous heights or emitting large numbers of embers that could pose a threat to structures or vegetation.  We would also recommend that these items not be used on combustible surfaces or near structures or vegetation.

If you see someone burning illegally, contact our department and we will respond.  If the situation becomes a problem, the department can levy a fine.  We can also involve WCSO and/or TCEQ and the State Fire Marshall’s Office to assist in correcting the issue.

You can access the entire Outdoor Burning in Texas publication at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/publications/rg/rg-049.html

 

Volunteer Information

Community Leaders Wanted

Are you the person that stops to help someone change a tire?  Help someone reach something on the top shelf at HEB? Hold a door open for someone carrying packages?  Go out of your way to help someone that you’ve never met before?  If so, you are just the type of person we are looking for!

We are the Jollyville Volunteer Fire Department and we’re looking for people who want to do something to help their community.  If you are an outgoing, intelligent person who is willing to make the required time commitment, and want to be a major contributor to your community, call or come by the station and we will discuss your possible future as a community servant.

The basic requirements are:

A high school diploma or GED

A valid Texas driver’s license

Valid Texas auto insurance

Ability to attend two Monday night trainings a month

Availability to stay two nights a month at the fire station

Ability to attend 30 hours a month of trainings and calls

Willing to go the extra mile for your neighbor

Now, don’t be scared of the 30 hour commitment.  This minimum requirement includes the Monday night trainings, station overnights, community events, public education events and anytime you decide you would like to visit the station. 

Call (512-258-1038), check out the website (www.jvfd.org) or just come on by the station (9218 Anderson Mill Road) and we will see if you’ve got what it takes to be a “Community Leader.”

 

Employment Information

On Saturday, December 11th, at 10am, the Jollyville Fire Department will be testing for full-time firefighter positions to cover a 24/48 hour shift schedule.

Jollyville is currently a single station department, with six-person shift staffing, operating two apparatus that cover 11 square miles and 17,000 people.  We are a community oriented fire department, with deep roots in our neighborhoods and are very active in public education and public events.  We have a progressive training environment and strive to be the best prepared and educated firefighters possible.  JVFD believes in a culture of health and safety for our firefighters, providing annual medical evaluations that include physical, mental health and cancer assessments, as well as a clean cab concept for all apparatus.

Compensation begins at $16.25 an hour (gross $49,513.75 per year). Benefits for full-time personnel include 53 hour work week, annual step pay increases, overtime, higher class pay, holiday pay,  bereavement pay, education pay, certification pay, longevity pay, hazard pay, uniform stipend, gym stipend, paid vacation/sick leave, medical, dental & vision insurance, light duty policy, workers compensation insurance, life insurance and retirement (TESRS).  Total starting compensation package, including benefits, is approximately $65,000.

Minimum qualifications that must be met at time of application submission:  TCFP Basic Firefighter, Texas DSHS EMT-B, Texas Class C driver’s license, three year Texas DPS driving record and a Texas DPS criminal history.  The required physical, driving record and criminal history must have been completed within 90 days of application submission. Copies of any additional certifications and/or higher education should be submitted with your application.

Complete original application packets must be submitted by:  5pm Friday, December 3rd

The testing process will include: a written examination, physical agility testing and an oral interview, all completed the same day

Testing, examination and interviews will be conducted at the above address

Applications are available at the station or by request via email at blandi@jvfd.org