Fire Department

Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of the Aransas Pass Fire DepartmentSHRIMP is to save lives and property, and to teach the children and citizens in our community about fire prevention and fire safety.

Core Values

Integrity, Honor, Strength, and Unity


The Aransas Pass Fire Department responded to more than 350 fire and rescue calls last year. The staff includes 14 employees:

  • 1 Fire Chief
  • 1 Assistant Chief - Fire Inspector
  • 3 Captains
  • 3 Driver/Operators
  • 6 Firefighters


The Captains and firefighters work a rotating shift of 24-hours on-duty and 48-hours off-duty. The Fire Chief and Assistant Chief works Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 17:00 pm


The Aransas Pass Fire Department (AFPD) is currently recruiting citizens over 18 years of age to join the Fire Corps. If interested in becoming a member of the APFD Fire Corps, complete the online application.

Ride Along With the Aransas Pass Fire Department

If you would like to ride along with the Aransas Pass Fire Department, please download and complete the Citizen Observer packet (PDF).

Annual Events

  • The Aransas Pass Fire Department holds Fire Prevention programs for over 2,000 students in the Aransas Pass Independent School District and local daycare facilities. Students are provided fire prevention material which includes coloring books, fire prevention logo pencils, fire safety videos, fire helmets and frequent appearances of "Sparky" the fire dog.
  • Hands-on fire extinguisher training for hospital and nursing home staff
  • Foster home inspections