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Fulshear Simonton Fire Department

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Welcome!  The Fulshear Simonton Fire Department has been proudly serving the citizens of Fort Bend County since 1963. 

The department has evolved from an all volunteer to a combination department with state-of-the-art apparatus and facilities.



At the May 2013 election, the residents along FM723 and FM 359 voted to be annexed into Fort Bend County ESD#4.  The Fulshear

Simonton Fire Department is now providing fire protection in the annexed area.  For residents that require a letter for their insurance company, please see the link below. 


Annexation 2013 Insurance Letter.pdf



Station 4 - Opened May 2013

Station 4 was built by M.U.D. 151 and is located outside of the Firethorne subdivision off FM 1463 at Crossover Road.  For residents that require a letter for their insurance company, please see the link below.


Firethorne Insurance Letter May 2013.pdf



 

Station 3 - Opened April 2010

 

 




    Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8 but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.


    The biggest blaze that week

    While the Great Chicago Fire was the best-known blaze to start during this fiery two-day stretch, it wasn't the biggest. That distinction goes to the Peshtigo Fire, the most devastating forest fire in American history.  The fire, which also occurred on October 8th, 1871, roared through Northeast Wisconsin burning down 16 towns and scorching 1.2 million acres before it ended.


    Historical accounts of the fire say that the blaze began when several railroad workers clearing land for tracks unintentionally started a brush fire. Before long, the fast-moving flames were whipping through the area "like a tornado," some survivors said.  It was the small town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin that suffered the worst damage.  Within an hour, the entire town had been destroyed.


    Nine decades of fire prevention

    Those who survived the Chicago and Peshtigo fires never forgot what they'd been through; both blazes produced countless tales of bravery and heroism.  But the fires also changed the way that firefighters and public officials thought about fire safety.  On the 40th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (today known as the International Fire Marshals Association), decided that the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire should henceforth be observed not with festivities, but in a way that would keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention.  The commemoration grew incrementally official over the years.


    In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issues the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Sunday period in which October 9 falls.  According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925.

    *Article courtesy of NFPA.org