Smoke Detectors Save Lives!

September 12, 2022

Everyone has heard this slogan but the second part of this sentence is even more important:   “Smoke detectors must be installed and working properly to do their job!”

Every time we do inspections or make calls in personal residences, we find a large number of smoke detectors that have been removed or have had the batteries pulled from them.  When asked why, the excuses range from “it beeped for no reason” or “it went off when I was cooking.”  Yup, that would become annoying but, instead of just randomly disabling this life saving device, why not call the people who deal with them every day…the fire department!

If you live in a private residence ever have an issue with an existing smoke detector, need assistance replacing a battery or need help installing a pre-purchased smoke detector, contact JVFD for help.  If you rent a house or apartment, contact your landlord or property maintenance.

Give us a call at 512-258-1038 or email us at and we will set up a day and time to come assist you with the situation.

Smoke detectors are an amazing, life saving device…let us help you make sure they will work when they are needed.

Protect Yourself From Heat Stress

June 4, 2022

SunWhen the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, several heat-induced illnesses such as heat stress or heat exhaustion and the more severe heat stroke can occur, and can result in death.

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Loss of Our Furry Friend…

January 23, 2022

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Maxwell, our station support dog. Max made the covid years almost bearable, with his happy smile and readiness to cuddle when he sensed you needed it! He will be sadly missed….

2022 Engineer Hiring Process

January 2, 2022

On Saturday, February 26th, at 10am, the Jollyville Fire Department will be testing for full-time Engineer 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 modified clean cab concept for all apparatus.

Compensation begins at $18 an hour. 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, legal assistance and department funded retirement (TESRS).  Total starting compensation package, including benefits, is approximately $71,100.

Minimum qualifications that must be met at time of application submission:  TCFP Basic Firefighter, TCFP Driver/Operator (Engine or Aerial), Texas DSHS EMT-B, Texas Class B 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 (hard copy) application packets must be submitted by:

5pm Friday, February 18th

No electronic applications will be accepted

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

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

Applications are available at the station or by request via email at