Alan B. Benson
Message from the Chief
I am proud to serve as Fire Chief over this dedicated group of people, who work each and every day to keep our community safe. With more than 150 Fire Department employees, we provide round-the-clock service to the growing population of The Woodlands. Our progressive attitude and innovative teaching environment encourages our firefighters to be the best they can be.
Alan B. Benson
The Woodlands Fire Department is committed to providing superior emergency service and life safety education to the community, utilizing highly-skilled, professional workforce demonstrating care for our citizens and each other.
Staffing and Duties
The Woodlands Fire Department is staffed with full-time, paid firefighters / emergency medical technicians that are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Department has teams who are fully-trained to respond to a wide variety of emergencies including:
- Collapse rescue
- Hazardous materials emergencies
- High-angle rescue
- Medical calls
- Swiftwater rescue
- Trench rescue
Funding for The Woodlands Fire Department is provided by The Woodlands Township.
Stations and Units
The Woodlands Fire Department currently has eight stations, five engine companies, four quints (ladders), one mini-pumper, two brush pumpers and one Battalion Chief Unit in service. Other units include:
Fire Protection 2010 Bond Issuance: Proceeds from the sale of the bonds will be used to construct two fire stations and purchase related fire equipment for these stations.
Station 7, serving the Villages of Creekside Park and Indian Springs, opened February 2012. Station 8, serving the Village of Panther Creek, opened September 2011.
The Woodlands Fire Department's new Central Station and Administrative Offices
opened April 2013.
The Woodlands Emergency Training Center
was completed in the Fall of 2008.