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Fire Chief/Fire Marshall/Emergency Management

Juan Jose Meza
 
Phone: 956.765.9942
Fax: 956.765.8922
 
Physical Address
1207 FM 496 East
Zapata, TX 78076
 
Mailing Address: 
2917 STOP 29A
Zapata, TX 78076
 




 
 
The Zapata County Fire Department and Ambulance Service responds to all fire and medical emergencies as well as to hazardous material spills.

The Emergency Management Coordinator activates all systems and personnel to deal with catastrophic natural distress affecting Zapata County. The coordinator also serves as Zapata County Fire Marshal.


MISSION STATEMENT
 
The primary mission of the department is to provide emergency services within the County of Zapata and to respond to other incidents as required; the protection of life within Zapata County, and to establish a public safety education program for the children and elderly residents of Zapata County while working in conjunction with other county departments to provide a better place for the residents of Zapata County. 


 PERSONNEL  VEHICLES
EMT: 4
EMT I: 3
PARAMEDIC: 6
EMT/ECA: 3
EMT/FF: 10
EMT - I/FF: 4
FIRE INSPECTOR: 3
SWIFT WATER RESCUE: 4
ARSON INVESTIGATORS: 2
HAZ-MAT: 4 
Structure Fire Truck (pumper): 2
Brush Trucks: 4
Army Brush Trucks: 2
Rescue Unit: 1
Ambulances: 4
Investigation/Inspection Vehicle: 1
Fire Chief Truck: 1

 


Transporting Facilities

Zapata County Medical Clinic
Laredo Medical Center
Doctors' Hospital of Laredo
Starr County Memorial Hospital


**911 calls only**

NOTE: Zapata County Fire Department has a strict regulation of only transporting patients 50 miles out of the jurisdiction. 

Zapata County Fire Department offers free Blood Pressure checks 24 hours, 7 days a week at the Fire Department.

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