ABOUT US & OUR WORK
Williamson County Emergency Service District #10 provides fire and rescue service to communities in Eastern Williamson County.
We have around 30 volunteer firefighters, based in two stations (Coupland & Thrall), with two fire engines, two water tenders (inc. a new one on order and being built in Texas), three brush trucks and a small number of auxiliary vehicles.
We respond to approximately 600 calls a year, including medical incidents, motor vehicle accidents, outside fires, structure fires and citizen assist/service calls.
ESD #10 was formed in 2005, by a vote from the citizens in our community. Initially the ESD supported the Coupland Volunteer Fire Department, as call volume grew and fund-raisers alone could not adequately fund operations. In 2017 the voters again overwhelmingly supported the ESD expanding to incorporate the area serviced by the Thrall Volunteer Fire Department.
ESDs are an organizational structure in Texas counties, designed to fund rural fire departments. This allows rural fire departments to be adequately equipped, enabling a better response to calls, while retaining the cost efficiency of volunteer staffing.
In 2022, after working closely for several years, the Coupland and Thrall VFD memberships requested the ESD merge operations into a single ESD #10 department. We take our commitment to serve the people of our district serious, the growth coming to Eastern Williamson County meant that "business as usual" for the smaller VFDs was not a practical option. We are building on the success of the Coupland and Thrall VFDs to shape an efficient and effective volunteer staffed fire department that is fit for the future.
Coupland and Thrall VFDs continue as support organizations, working with the ESD.
The ESD #10 Board meet at Station 1, 403 FM 1466, Coupland, TX 78615, usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm. This is a public meeting and attendance is welcome.