Southside Fire Department

Upcoming Events 2023

January: Fire Department promotions

February: Annual live fire training

July: TEEX annual week-long fire school

October 8-14: National Fire Prevention Week

October: National Night Out

December: Annual toy & blood drive

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Annual Holiday Toy and Blood Drive

Toy Drive for Harris County Children's Assessment Center

The City of Southside Place Police and Fire Departments have been participating in the toy drive since 2015 when former Lt. Al Baker became involved. The men and women of the Southside Place Police and Fire Departments, the citizens of Southside Place, and all others who contribute their time and gifts continue to participate in this toy drive in honor of Lt. Baker.

Each year, toy request cards are distributed on National Night Out in October. Toys are accepted through the beginning of December at which time the SPPD and SPFD deliver the toys to the Children's Assessment Center.

For questions please contact:

(Police) Chief Don McCall at
(Fire) Chief Ulises Serrano at

Annual MD Anderson Cancer Center Blood Drive 

The City of Southside Place and the Baker family host an annual blood and platelet drive in honor of Lt. Al Baker each year in December at Southside Place City Hall's parking lot (6309 Edloe St.).

General Donor Requirements:

  • Photo ID
  • Be in good general health
  • At least 17 years of age
  • Weigh at least 110 lbs.
  • Eat a hearty meal
  • Not pregnant
  • If you plan on donating platelets, please refrain from taking aspirin 48 hours prior to donating
Appreciation item, snacks, and refreshments provided to all donors!
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Who Knew Texas' Greatest Dog Hero was from Southside Place?

Southside presents a children's book, Happy: The True Story of a Stray Dog Who Became a Hero. This illustrated book recounts the story of a neighborhood dog who saved two Darcus Street families from a house fire in 1931 and set into motion the birth of our Southside Volunteer Fire Department. Happy's heroism also earned him the title of Texas' Greatest Dog Hero of 1931.

Pick up your copy of Happy and a "happy in Southside" t-shirt at City Hall.

* Royalties from book sales benefit the Houston SPCA

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Southside Place Fire Department Responds During Hurricane Harvey

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The City of Southside Place, Texas Fire Department's main goal is to assure that the citizens of Southside Place receive prompt, efficient and effective fire service. The city's current ISO rating is 1 with 29 active volunteers.

Description of Responsibilities

The Southside Place Fire Department provides direction by establishing policy, delegating authority, and organizing and controlling fire fighting activities. The department also appraises the city administration of current issues within the fire service and submits ordinances for consideration to provide a more safe community.

Additional Information

The Southside Place Fire Department was established in 1935. The fire department meets every Monday night at 7:30 at the fire station. Residents are encouraged to attend meetings and are welcome to join the department. No prior experience is required. All equipment and training is provided by the city. Volunteering with the Fire Department is not only a very honorable way to serve the community, it is also a lot of fun.