New Braunfels Fire Department to host public input meetings for upcoming strategic plan

The fire department will host four public meetings this fall, with the first from 6-7 p.m. on Sept. 16. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
The fire department will host four public meetings this fall, with the first from 6-7 p.m. on Sept. 16. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)

The fire department will host four public meetings this fall, with the first from 6-7 p.m. on Sept. 16. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)

This fall, the New Braunfels Fire Department will host four public input meetings for residents to provide comments and ask questions as the department works to develop a strategic plan.

The strategic plan will define the mission and goals of the department, and create a guide for service to the community over the next five years, according to a city press release.


During the meetings, participants will be able to share opinions about the services provided by the department and what citizen’s expectations are for services in the future.

“The Fire Department Strategic Plan will guide our agency’s plans over the next five years, and we highly encourage residents to get involved to let us know what they expect from their fire department,” Fire Chief Patrick O’Connell said in the release. “This includes response times for fire and EMS services, equipment, staffing, future fire stations, and specialty programs.”

Each meeting will be held from 6-7 p.m. and will focus on each of the City Council districts. Below are the dates and locations for each meeting.

  • Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Westside Community Center, 2932 S. I-35 Frontage Road. This meeting will cover City Council Districts 1 and 6.

  • Thursday, Sept. 28, at Fire Station No. 4, 2210 Alyssa Way. This meeting will cover City Council Districts 3 and 4.

  • Thursday, Oct. 12, at Fire Station No. 6, 209 Stone Gate Drive. This meeting will cover City Council Districts 2 and 5.

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, at the New Braunfels Utilities Service Center, 355 FM 306. This meeting will cover portions of unincorporated Comal County that are served by the NBFD.

By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.



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