The Junction Volunteer Fire Department
and Kimble County Ranch Fire Association serves
approximately 5,500 residents over 1800 homes in The
Beautiful Central Texas Hill Country. The Department serves
a 1,251 square mile area in Kimble County. The Department
also provides Mutual Aide to Kerr, Gillespie, Mason,
McCullough, Menard, Schleicher, Sutton, Real and Edwards
Counties in the area.
The Department provides services
such as Fire, Rescue, HazMat, First Responder Services, and
Fire Prevention Education. The Department has approximately
15 fire fighting and rescue vehicles and 27 non-paid
The Kimble County Ranch Fire Association was
organized in the 1960's to raise funds to provide fire
fighting equipment and trucks for rural fire suppression in
Kimble County. Each landowner in the county is asked for a
donation each year of $.03 per acre owned or a minimum donation of $35.00.
All funds received go toward the purchase, repair and
upkeep on trucks and equipment. There are no salaries or
any compensation paid to anyone in this organization since
all persons involved with the KCRFA are strictly volunteer.
A large number of emergency calls are due to motor
vehicle crashes on state and federal highways and wildfires
through out the county. In Kimble County there is an
approximate 45 miles of IH-10 as well as numerous miles of
State Highways. Us 83, US 377, and US 290 all meet and hub
near the City of Junction. Due to rough terrain these often
include vertical / high angle rescues.