The mission of The Universal City Fire Department is to provide the highest quality of emergency services and emergency management coordination to the residents and those who are traveling through our community. We strive to provide services with the highest level of courtesy and professionalism.
Universal City Fire Department has a full time staff of 20 members. The staff consists of the Fire Chief, a Fire Marshal, and three shifts each consisting of a Captain, a Lieutenant, and four firefighters.
Our department provides the citizens of our community with 24-hour fire protection, full advanced life support (ALS) EMS first response, and year round fire prevention and education at no charge. We have an ambulance from Schertz EMS permanently housed in our station that is dedicated to responding to emergencies in Universal City, Live Oak, and part of Selma. We have 2 paramedics and 3 EMT Intermediates on staff. The majority of our staff is trained in Swift Water and High Angle Rescue operations. We also have several members on the Combined Emergency Services Organization (CESO) Haz-Mat Response Force. The Professional Firefighters Association (IAFF Local 4073) raises money for their Burn-Out Fund to assist those citizens who have had their lives upset by fire.