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Bracken Vfd Resources

Burn Ban Status

Review the current Comal County Burn Ban Status to avoid violating the law.

Low Water Crossing Status

Check Comal County local roads to avoid closed roads due to rising water at low water crossings.

Address Sign Order Form

Order your reflective address marker today because we can’t help you if we can’t find you.


The Bracken VFD was formed in 1968. Click here to learn more about the history


Bracken VFD is always looking for qualified candidates. Apply now!


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bracken vfd

Protecting approximately 8,000 residents, Bracken Volunteer Fire Department provides structural and wild-land firefighting, technical rescue, and medical first responders for the City of Garden Ridge along with 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 Volunteer 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 Volunteer Fire Department operates 3 fire engines, 2 tenders, 3 brush trucks, 1 rescue truck, 1 utility truck, and 1 command SUV.

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News & Events

May 18

Comal County Texas

With steady growth in this southern area of Comal County, Emergency Services District No. 6 (ESD 6) Commissioners have announced...
Oct 06

Fire Prevention Week

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape™!”...
Oct 01

National Night Out 2019

Neighborhoods throughout the community are encouraged to lock your doors, turn on their porch lights, gather with their neighbors...

Bracken Vfd Year To Date Calls






Thank you for saving my grandma’s life. I appreciate all that you do! Thanks and God bless


Thank you all for being there for us after our car accident at the 2252/3009 intersection on January 2, 2016. You all were super.

Cotten/Gaitz Family

Can’t thank you enough for getting to my mom as fast as you did. You saved my “rock.” Can’t imagine my life without her. You are appreciated beyond measure.

Kristi S.

My husband had experienced a blood sugar drop and was greatly distressed. You folks knew exactly what to do and teaming with the Garden Ridge Police and Schertz EMS, you were able to bring Svede back to himself.


Stopped in today for an impromptu visit. Lt. Jordan and the C-shift crew were outstanding! Jordan REALLY went above and beyond in showing my little boy all the tools of the trade. THANK YOU!

Kristi W