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From the Chief

A Message from Fire Chief Raymond Flannelly

Our department continues to grow as new subdivisions begin developing in our district one of the fastest growing Counties in the United States. Montgomery County ESD 9 continues to increase staffing levels to stay proactive preparing for the increased call volume. As new residences and business move into our territory we strive to be prepared.

Our firefighters continue to educate themselves on today’s changing world. Electric vehicles, new advanced technology and lithium batteries are all challenges for today’s firefighter.

With the San Jacinto River in the middle of our territory boat operations and swift water training is one of our top priorities. We have three rescue boats supported by two jet skis and two high water vehicles.

Several of our vehicles were grants provided by the Texas Forest Service Helping Hands Program. This program was designed to assist agencies with funds to purchase several different types of emergency vehicles. For that reason, all full-time members belong to Texas A&M TIMAS (Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System) which is a division of the Texas Forest Service. These members could be deployed for up to seven days for brush/grass fires and emergencies within the State of Texas.

Our firefighters will continue to put their best foot forward, in protecting lives and property in our communities.

About the Chief

Chief Flannelly has been a Fire Service Veteran for just over 40 years. Working for the third largest Fire Department in the United States, retiring as a Sr. Captain after 35 years, where he spent most of his time as a Company Officer. Chief Flannelly has served as Fire Chief for Montgomery County ESD 9 for the past 13 years.



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