Fire / EMS Chief, Fire Marshal

Darrell Dover 210-492-1111

Fire & EMS

Fire Station

The Shavano Park Fire/EMS is a full-time, paid department dedicated to the protection of lives and property from the destruction of fire and other catastrophic events. Currently, the City's Fire Department has 17 full-time firefighters/EMT's under the direction of Fire Chief Darrell Dover. All personnel are Certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection at the Basic Structural Firefighter level or higher, and by the Texas Department of State Health Services at the EMT-Basic level or higher. The City of Shavano Park Fire Department provides BLS/MICU level treatment and transport to area hospitals for the sick or injured.


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  • Shavano Park Fire Department 15604 N.W. Military Highway Shavano Park, TX 78231

Administrative Hours
  • Monday through Friday (Excluding holidays) 8 AM to 5 PM
  • After hours please call our dispatch office.

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Mission Statement

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The primary mission of the Fire department is to prevent and/or minimize the loss of life and property within the corporate limits of the City by establishing control over fires, sudden medical emergencies and the consequences of natural and manmade disasters.  The Fire Department accomplishes this mission with three divisions: Administration, Fire, and EMS

Commend a Firefighter/Paramedic - Web Form
The Firefighters and Paramedics of the Shavano Park Fire/EMS Department are dedicated to providing 24/7 professional emergency services in the community they serve. When a Firefighter or Paramedic provides exceptional service beyond the normal call of duty, the department may formally recognize those efforts. Please use the form above, or call Fire Administration at 210-492-1111 if you would like to recommend a first responder for commendation. Public acknowledgement of a job well done is a positive reinforcement for morale, and an important part of the relationship between Fire/EMS and the community we serve.

The Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO) collects information on municipal fire protection efforts in communities and analyzes the data using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). ISO will then assign a Public Protection Classification (PPC) ranging from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 the worst. On June 10, 2016 the City of Shavano Park Fire Department received a classification of 2, effective November 1, 2016. The City received 80.07 out of 109.76 points possible in an audit conducted February 17, 2016.  (SPFD ISO Rating Letter)

This places the Shavano Park Fire Department in elite company among the nation's fire departments:

This rating entitles the residential and commercial property owners within the City of Shavano Park to receive the maximum credit on their insurance premiums (Class 1 and Class 2 rating receives the same credit.). 
Property owners should contact their insurance providers to inquire if their premiums will be impacted by the new classification rating. With a Class 2 ISO rate, Shavano Park property owners are estimated to realize a 10 to 15% decrease in property insurance premiums.