Funded entirely by private donations and grants

JBVFD is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-based organization dedicated to the safety of the citizens of Jamaica Beach and to the safety of everyone who lives or visits the West end of Galveston Island.

About Us

The Jamaica Beach Volunteer Fire Department (JBVFD) is a certified First Responder organization with Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities founded in 1976.

We are part of the Galveston Marine Response organization and have mutual aid agreements with Galveston Island Beach Patrol and Galveston Fire Department for water rescues and structure fires on the West end of the island.

The JBVFD is supported by donations from the private and public sectors.

JBVFD has 34 active volunteer firefighters operating a 2010 Class A Pumper, a 1998 Class A Pumper, 2004 105’ Tower, a 2000 Medium Rescue Truck, a 2017 Light Rescue Truck, a 2011 Brush Truck, a 21’ SeaLegs Amphibious rescue boat, a 2017 Light Rescue Tow Vehicle, 2 jet skis with rescue sleds, and two 2020 command vehicles that are BLS capable.

Your generous donations allow us to sustain our operational and administrative activities—from purchasing life saving equipment to recruiting and training the next generation of volunteer Firefighter and maintaining the facilities where the personnel and equipment are housed.

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