Burn Ban Status
***ALERT*** Monday, March 9, 2020 the Jim Wells County Commissioners Court approved and enacted a county-wide Burn Ban in Jim Wells County. The ban is effective immediately, for 90-days and will be monitored closely each day moving forward. A lack of any meaningful rainfall has pushed the county into a Severe Drought according to the US Drought Monitor. Everything is very dry, so please be mindful because all city and volunteer fire departments have been busy and risking their lives to keep people and property in our county safe! Thanks so much. - Juan Acuña, Jim Wells County Emergency Management Coordinator
Commissioners meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Sandia Volunteer Fire Department station house located at 101 FM 1540 Sandia, TX 78383
Regular meetings open to the public and agendas are posted on the Board Meetings page.
Proud to Serve
Serving the citizens of Jim Wells County and the surrounding region 24/7
Welcome to the Jim Wells County Emergency Service District #1 web page!
On behalf of Fire Chief Henry Barajas, the firefighters of the Sandia Volunteer Fire Department, and your ESD Commissioners, we are proud to serve you. Your ESD performs a critical service for the community and we invite you to contact us if you have questions or if we can assist you in any way.