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Community Holiday Parade 12/10 2:00p

Holiday Parade Posting

We invite our community to join us in celebrating the holidays with our Winter Parade, featuring Santa!

This parade will include all public safety organizations (Fire, EMS, Sheriff’s, Constables, DPS, etc.), community groups (car clubs, civic groups, etc.), neighborhood associations, school groups and anyone else who wants to be part of the celebration. And this year, our parade leads right up to the RCNA’s Winter Holiday in Rattan Creek Park event. So you can stay there after the parade, shop for gifts from local crafts people and vendors, and take a free photo with Santa.

There are two ways for our community to participate – decorate your vehicle and drive with us in the parade, or line the route in your neighborhood and cheer us on! We love to see all those smiling faces as we drive by.   Unfortunately, due to the length of the route (3.5 miles) and the number of large roadways we will traverse, pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles are not allowed.

And we’d love to see all of the winter holidays represented in the parade, so we encourage you to share whatever traditions your family celebrates.

And, as always, lets please leave politics at home.

The route: the parade will start at Forest North Elementary School parking lot, with the route moving south down Broadmeade to Anderson Mill, Anderson Mill to Amasia, Amasia to Tamayo, Tamayo to Elkhorn Mountain and end at the Rattan Creek Park for the Winter Festival. This route will include a good majority of the community and allow for a lot of prime spectator viewpoints! Rules for driving in the parade can be found below in the comments.

The parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 10th at 2p. Folks planning on participating in the parade are to assemble in the parking lot at Forest North Elementary School at 1:30p. The parade will begin promptly at 2p, rain or shine. It will conclude at Rattan Creek Park about 3pm. Hope to see you all there!


Happy Holidays!

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


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:

Ability to attend Monday night trainings each month

Willing to go the extra mile for your neighbor

Call (512-258-1038), check out the website ( 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

Hiring Info


 Jollyville Fire Department is currently hiring for full-time, Firefighter/EMT-B positions to cover a 24/48 shift schedule.

Jollyville is a single station department, with six-person shift staffing, operating two apparatus that cover 11 square miles and 18,500 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 modified clean cab concept for all apparatus.

Compensation begins at $20/hour or $60,460 annually. Benefits for full-time personnel include 53-hour work week, annual step pay increases, overtime, higher class pay, 13 paid holidays, bereavement pay, education pay, certification pay, longevity pay, hazard pay, uniform stipend, minimum annual accrual of 300 hours of paid leave, medical, dental & vision insurance, light duty policy, workers compensation insurance, accidental death and major injury policy, maternity/paternity leave, and department funded retirement (TESRS).  Total starting compensation package, including benefits, is approximately $77,169.

Minimum qualifications that must be met at time of application submission:  TCFP Basic Firefighter, Texas DSHS EMT-B and a Texas Class C driver’s license.

Written test will be administered on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 10am.  Study material will not be distributed until a properly completed application packet has been submitted.

Testing will be conducted at the station

Applications are available by request via email at