Proud to Serve
Serving the citizens of Jim Wells County and the surrounding region 24/7
Burn Ban Status
Jim Wells County Burn Ban ALERT!!! On November 12th, 2019 the Jim Wells County Commissioners Court approved the reinstatement of a county-wide Burn Ban in Jim Wells County. The ban is effective for 90-days and will be monitored closely each day. Please be mindful when cold weather comes in, even with rain initially, that the grass and brush will dry very quickly and could lead to a fast-growing wildfire. A note, there are exceptions to the ban for prescribed burns. You must notify the Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Office for this exception so TCEQ may be notified and weather conditions that day must cooperate to again keep from a growing wildfire. 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.
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.