The Desire To Serve.
The Courage To Act.
The Ability To Perform.
One of the largest counties in the state, Reeves County has a vast landscape of towns, rolling plains, mountains and farmland that needs protection. Thanks to the oil industry, we’re continuing to grow, but along with that comes a higher number of potential emergencies. As an RCESD volunteer, you can make a difference! And the heartfelt appreciation of our citizens will never waver.
The Emergency Service Districts Nos. 1 and 2 originated in August 2019 to provide fire, EMS, fire prevention and investigation services to Reeves County. The Districts are a local political subdivision governed by five appointed Commissioners and are primarily funded by property taxes.
Before voting for the adoption of the ESDs, a volunteer fire department and privately-owned ambulance service responded to Reeves County emergencies.
The first employee hired was Joint ESD Chief Adrian Garcia in January 2020. Once hired, Chief Garcia established his areas of focus to include threats, vulnerability, needs, and response analysis. The risk Assessment determined 18 threats that included major accidents, industrial fires, tornadoes, and a pandemic. The strategic placement of the current ESD stations is a result of the risk assessment.
The Districts broke ground at all three stations in March 2022. The estimated time of project completion is set for April 2023.
The Districts are responsible for 2,626 square miles and approximately 17,000 residents. As the second largest county in Texas, flat terrain dominates the northern part of the county, and mountainous topography prevails to the south.
The Districts originated with one personnel member in 2019 and as the Districts were built, personnel consisted of Chief Officers. As the Districts continue to grow, more and more personnel are being added. The more personnel the District has, the better protection the ESDs’ give to Reeves County.