Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 342.004
Fire Department


The governing body of the municipality may organize a fire department consisting of fire companies and the chief and any assistant engineers. The governing body shall prescribe the powers and duties of the fire department and its officers.


Each company may elect its own members and officers. A company may adopt a constitution and bylaws that are not inconsistent with the statutes and the municipal ordinances.


The fire department engineers shall be chosen as determined by the department, subject to the approval of the governing body, which shall pass ordinances that it considers necessary for the welfare of the department. The mayor shall commission each elected officer approved by the governing body.


The governing body may obtain fire engines and other fire-protection equipment, control the use of the equipment, and provide fire stations to preserve the equipment. The fire department shall maintain the fire engines and other fire-protection equipment.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

Source: Section 342.004 — Fire Department, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­342.­htm#342.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 342.004’s source at texas​.gov