Our Emergency Services District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas. Montgomery County ESD 1 was the first Emergency Services District formed in Montgomery County and is governed by a board of five Commissioners. These Commissioners must reside in the district and are appointed for a two year term by the Montgomery County Commissioners Court.
Effective October 1, 2016, Montgomery County ESD #12 entered in to an Interlocal Agreement with Montgomery County ESD # 1. The purpose of this agreement was to provide less costly, yet more efficient fire protection for the residents of ESD #12 and ESD #1. This agreement also provided both districts with additional equipment and more experienced manpower which resulted in the utmost protection.
On November 7, 2017 the residents of both districts voted in favor of consolidating ESD #12 and ESD #1. The new name for the merged districts became "Montgomery County ESD 1".
Montgomery County ESD 1 currently has 82 full-time employees and covers 200 square miles. There are 8 fire stations strategically located throughout the district, which respond to a total of over 6,000 emergency incidents annually. Due to the expanded area and relationships with other agencies, the department has numerous specialized areas of training, which include but are not limited to structural collapse, wildland firefighting, swift water rescue, and rescue diver operation.