The Fire Department is in the midst of creating a Strategic Plan that will clearly define the mission and goals of the department while also developing a guide for continued excellent service for the New Braunfels community over the next five years.
Part of the process in creating that Strategic Plan is gathering input from the community about the services currently provided by the Fire Department, and what citizen expectations are for services going forward. So, a series of open house public input meetings have been scheduled targeting each of the City Council districts and ESD #7, with each meeting providing an opportunity for residents in those areas to give their opinions.
“The Fire Department Strategic Plan will guide our agency’s plans over the next five years, and we highly encourage residents to get involved to let us know what they expect from their Fire Department,” said Fire Chief Patrick O’Connell. “This includes response times for Fire and EMS services, equipment, staffing, future fire stations, and specialty programs.”
Each public meeting will be a come and go event with NBFD personnel on hand to explain current service levels and answer questions. Attendees will then be asked to fill out a short survey that asks for their input on how the department should grow over the coming years. Here is the schedule for those public input meetings:
- Thursday, September 16th, 6pm to 7pm
Westside Community Center - 2932 South I-35 Frontage Road (map link)
Covers City Council Districts 1 & 6
- Tuesday, September 28th, 6pm to 7pm
Fire Station #4 - 2210 Alyssa Way (map link)
Covers Council Districts 3 & 4, and part of ESD #7
- Tuesday, October 12th, 6pm to 7pm
Fire Station #6 - 209 Stone Gate Dr. (map link)
Covers Council Districts 2 & 5
- Tuesday, October 26th, 6pm to 7pm
NBU Service Center - 355 FM 306 (map link)
Covers ESD #7
For more about the New Braunfels Fire Department, please visit www.nbtexas.org/fire.