Fire Department

Contact Us

  • Fire Chief
  • Roy Contreras
  • 415 N. Tower Rd. Alamo, TX. 78516
  • Tel: (956) 781-2004
  • Fax: (956) 781-9317

The Alamo Fire Department was established in 1926 and Administration Office is located at Chief Espinoza Fire Station #2, 415 N. Tower Rd.  Our business hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Alamo Fire Department is a combination department made up of 19 paid staff members and 9 volunteer firefighters.

The Alamo Fire Department has two Fire Stations within the City:

Fire Station #1
125 S. 9th St , Alamo Tx  78516

Chief Rolando Espinoza Fire Station #2
415 N. Tower Rd, Alamo Tx, 78516

Our Team

Alamo Fire Department Administration (Pictured Right to Left: Fire Marshal, Fire Chief Roy Contreras, Fire Dept. Sec.)

Alamo Fire Department Shift A

Alamo Fire Department Shift B

Alamo Fire Department Shift C

The staff consists of the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Fire Inspectors, Fire Investigators, 19 certified firefighters along with 9 volunteers, secretary and maintenance man. Our fleet consists of a travel vehicle(C-1), Chief vehicle (U-2), 4 pumpers (E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4)), 1 rescue (R-1), 2 brush units (B-1, B2), 1 tanker (1670), a command vehicle, 2 boats (WR1, WR2), 1 Urban Search and Rescue Trailer and 1 Fire Prevention Trailer, and 2 ATVs all covering approximately 22 square miles. Our Fire Department is a member of:

  • Rio Grande Regional Emergency Training Alliance
  • State Firemen and Fire Marshals Association of Texas
  • Rio Grande Valley Fire Investigators Association
  • Certified American Red Cross Training Center
  • Texas Task Force Region 3
  • Hidalgo County Development Council

When You’re in Need


Alamo Fire Department responds to about 1200 calls per year. Calls range from fire, rescue, and medical. Usual estimated call response time is about 4-6 minutes within Hidalgo County area to 3-4 minutes within Alamo City limits.

Applications for volunteer and staff firefighters are always welcomed. Staff firefighters must be certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. For applications, stop by the Alamo Fire Department at 415 N. Tower Rd.


Fire Alarm Application

In compliance with the City of Alamo Ordianance (#15-02-22) regarding alarms, we are requesting that you fill out this application. There is a permit fee of $40.00 for a new installation and a permit fee of $30.00 for renewals that must me returned with this form to the City of Alamo Fire Department at 415 N. Tower Rd. If you have any questions, or would like a copy of the ordinance please contact Fire Prevention Clerk at 956-781-2004. Failure to comply with this ordinance will result in the filing of a complaint for violation of this city ordinance in the Municipal Court, where you may be fined up to $1,000. If you do not have a fire alarm please contact us so that we may correct our records. Please be advised, we do not send invoices, reminders or billing statements for renewals.

Burn Permit

Burn permits are issued for the open burning of trees, brush, shrubs and limbs, solely for the purpose of land clearance. All Trash Burning is Prohibited. Visit the Fire Marshal’s office located at 415 N. Tower Rd to obtain a burn permit. Burn permits can be obtained Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Our office does not accept credit cards as a form of payment. Burn permits must be obtained in order to burn brush. One form of I.D. is required to obtain a burn permit. Residents with questions may contact the Alamo Fire Department at 781-2004,  Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fire Inspection/Test Request