EMERGENCY Dial 911
Headquarters: (512) 229-3020
Tues. & Thurs. 9:00am-12:00pm
Elgin (512) 281-4025
McDade (512) 273-5019
First Responders (512) 229-3020
Tuesday September 15, 2020 at 6:30pm
at the Elgin Fire Dept.
Due to COVID-19 meeting will be via internet at and enter the meeting ID 89533107719
WHO WE ARE
Bastrop/Travis Counties Emergency Services District #1 began in May 2007 after being approved by the voters of the proposed District. The District covers a large portion of northern Bastrop County and the extra-territorial jurisdiction of the City of Elgin in Travis County. It is one of only a few districts in the state that cover two or more counties. In a multiple-county district, the five (5) members of the board of commissioners must be elected by the voters of district.
The District is responsible for funding and oversight of the Elgin and McDade Fire Departments along with the paid medical first responder unit housed in Elgin. The first responder unit runs on a 24/7 basis with one paid employee supported by volunteer first responders. The Elgin and McDade Fire Departments are staffed by volunteers.
Since the District was formed, it has been able to add over $2.3 million dollars of assets to the District’s area in the form of equipment and buildings. Because of these additions, the District’s fire insurance rating has been upgraded to enable the citizens of the District to obtain lower fire insurance rates.
Bastrop/Tavis Counties ESD No. 1 adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. The rate will effectively be raised by 7.58 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $7.05.