The City of Rio Hondo Fire Department's mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for all citizens and visitors from the adverse effects of natural and man-made emergencies. Our goal is to provide a protection program through a cost-efficient approach to emergency response, fire code application, and public fire education.
Rio Hondo Fire Department furnish “firefighting” services to the City and the unincorporated areas of Cameron County designated as Zone Number 4 on the Official Fire Protection Service Zone Map of the District. The Fire Department provides the use of personnel and equipment to extinguish and suppress fires, handle hazardous materials incidents, confined space rescues, vehicle accident back-up and extrication in required cases, and other related matters.
Besides the City of Rio Hondo, the department has a responsibility of approximately 200 square miles within the County. To provide said services the Fire Department has approximately 30 trained volunteer firefighters in 1 fire station, with 1 fire engine, 2 light brush trucks, 1 heavy brush truck, 1 tanker, and other vehicles and communication equipment.
In addition, the city maintains 3 paid staff members to dispatch and coordinates operations from Police Headquarters at City Hall.
We also give CPR/Aed classes – call city hall for more info at (956) 748-2102
If you are witnessing a crime in progress or are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.