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Petition Block Walk

Starting this weekend, our association members will be walking the neighborhood, asking for signatures to create a new Emergency Services District to provide advanced emergency medical care to our community.  The petition would allow us to place this initiative on the upcoming ballot in May, where, hopefully it will pass with flying colors!  Per state statute, the petition requires a signer to be the homeowner and must be a registered voter so please don’t think we’re being rude if we can’t use your info!

This new district would provide funds for the annual training and certification, equipment and supplies required to provide these advanced medical interventions.  These interventions will include emergent diabetic, cardiac and respiratory care.  On these types of incidents, seconds count and these advanced interventions can mean the difference between life and death.   With the on-going opioid epidemic, these advanced interventions are being required at a significantly increasing rate.

This district will also assist in covering the massive increase in cost of medical supplies.  Since COVID, these non-reusable medical supplies and equipment have tripled in price and show no signs of reducing.  Also, due to the opioid crises, supplies that may have been used once a quarter are now being used almost weekly…

The plan is for the initial tax to be set at one cent, which, with an average home in this area selling for $450,000, would cost the homeowner $45 a year.  And, if additional medical services were discussed in the future, there would be possible funds available to provide them.

Our organization is hoping for your support to increase our abilities to provide the best emergency services to you and everyone in the community that we are honored to protect!

 

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

Hiring Info

We are currently using an open process that will be in effect until the required open positions are filled.

Contact the station for more information.