Protecting 7000 residents, Bracken Fire Department provides structural and wildland firefighting, technical rescue, and medical first responders for the City of Garden Ridge and surrounding rural and suburban areas of southwestern Comal County, Texas.  This service is provided under contract to Comal County Emergency Services District Six, which also provides Emergency Medical Service (EMS) transport service for the same area under contract with Schertz EMS.

Bracken Fire Department is staffed by a mix of full-time, part-time, and volunteer firefighters, with a minimum staff of four on a 24/7 basis.


Bracken Fire Department operates 3 fire engines, 2 tanker trucks, 3 brush trucks, 1 rescue truck, 1 utility truck, and 1 command SUV.