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
Annual Holiday Toy and Blood Drive
Toy Drive for Harris County Children's Assessment Center
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
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
Southside Place Fire Department Responds During Hurricane Harvey
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 ResponsibilitiesThe 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.
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.
- What number do I call for an emergency?
- How can I get Southside Fire Department at my Block Party?
- Where should a Fire Extinguisher be placed in the home?
- Are fireworks legal to discharge in the City of Southside?
- My home has a sprinkler system. Are there things I should do to maintain the system?
- My building has a sprinkler system. Are there things I should do to maintain the system?