Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

November 6, 2020


For those who didn’t know, each year Santa comes to the station and rides around on our antique fire truck, driving through our fire district, saying “Hi” to all the kiddos, moms and dads.  And, this year, we’re adding some new technology to make it easier for families to know when Santa will be by!

This year, Santa will be visiting the Jollyville area on December 5th but, if the weather is not agreeable, Santa will try to visit again on December 12th.  Santa will start his journey from the fire station, working his way around the streets close to the station, moving outward.  Santa will be traveling on the north side of Anderson Mill from 10a-12p and the south side from 1p-3p.  If you google map the area, he will be traveling through neighborhoods in the following order:



Village Oaks

Anderson Mill Village South

Forest North Estates


Parmer Village

Millwood/Rattan Creek

The antique fire truck Santa is riding on does not turn around well so it will not be traveling down dead end streets or cul-de sacs.  If you want to wave to Santa, make your way to a through street.

Unfortunately, Santa has a limited amount of time with us so he will only be traveling down streets and roadways that are in our fire district.  If you live in the City of Austin areas, make your way to a street in one of the areas above to wave to Santa.

As for the new technology, we are using a tracking software called “Followmee” which will allow everyone to track Santa through the district.  To find real-time updates on Santa’s location, a link will be available on this page the day of his arrival and you can copy it into a browser. The link will be listed  below or copy it into a browser:

Future Followmee app link for JVFD Santa Runs


This software does not update real-time, which means you won’t see Santa move around on the map, so you will need to refresh your browser each time you want to update Santa’s location.  It’s also accurate to within about 60-80 feet so don’t rely too heavily on exact location accuracy!

Happy Holidays from Jollyville Fire Department!

Upcoming Hiring Process

September 19, 2020


Jollyville is not hiring at this time.

Upcoming JVFD Hiring Process

July 12, 2020

On Saturday, September 19th, at 10am, the Jollyville Fire Department (JVFD) will be testing for full-time firefighter position’s, working a 24/48 schedule.

Compensation begins at $16.25 an hour (gross $49,513.75 per year). Benefits for full-time personnel include 53 hour work week, driver’s stipend (when eligible), paid vacation/sick leave, holiday pay, higher class pay, overtime, medical, dental & vision insurance, light duty policy, bereavement pay, workers compensation insurance, life insurance and retirement.  Total starting compensation package, including benefits, is $65,093.

Minimum qualifications that must be met at time of application submission: 1) TCFP Basic Firefighter, 2) Texas DSHS EMT-B, 3) Texas Class-C driver’s license, 4) three year driving record, 5) a DPS finger print criminal history.  The required physical and history must have been completed within 90 days of application submission.

Preference will be given to experience and higher level or specialized qualifications, certifications and education, such as Intermediate or Advanced Firefighters, EMT-P, Haz-Mat Technician, Fire Instructor, Fire Officer, etc.  Copies of advanced certifications and education are required.

The testing process will include: 1) a written examination, 2) physical agility testing and 3) an oral interview, all completed on the day of the test.

A physical examination, using the “JVFD Medical History and Physical Evaluation” form, indicating that the applicant is in good physical condition and able to perform the duties of a firefighter must be submitted to the department with the application packet.

Complete applications must be submitted by:

5pm Friday, September 11th

Incomplete application packets will NOT be accepted

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

June 10, 2020


Jollyville will be having a hiring process in September.  Please check back frequently for updated information…