Please be advised. All prospective members and new volunteer membership processes have been suspended due to COVID-19. No visitors and non member ride outs are allowed at this time. We are continuing to monitor the situation. Please see this SBFD information release. We will update with more information when available.  



  • 18 years of age
  • You are requested to attend 4 meetings a month.
  • Be able to lift and carry heavy objects up to 100 lbs.
  • Be in good physical health.
  • Be willing to obtain SFFMA or TCFP fire certification.
    • Required to obtain bunker gear
    • SBFD periodically puts on an SFFMA fire academy
  • Be willing to become an EMT-B or First Responder (CPR/AED) certified.
    • SBFD does not offer an EMT-B course or offer financial aid.
  • Be willing to get up in the middle of the night to help ANYONE if needed.
  • Possess a valid TX drivers license, with no major violations on your driving record.
  • All volunteer members shall wear black boots, navy blue BDU or cargo pants with
    a SBFD t-shirt or calord shirt to all drills, PRs, station staffing, or ride outs. Prospective members shall wear a solid navy blue shirt until they are voted into the department.

Requirements For Becoming A Volunteer:

Volunteers continue to be a vital resource for Sam Bass Fire Department. The department began in 1980 as the Sam Bass Company of the Round Rock Volunteer Fire Department and was staffed solely by volunteers. Today we serve our community by using compensated staff and volunteers. To become a member and to find out more about us, attend one of our meetings held every Wednesday night of every month, 18:30 hours, at Sam Bass Station One, 17505 Great Oaks Drive.

How to Volunteer.

  • Show up to one of our Wednesday meetings and be ready to work!
  • In order to become a volunteer member, you are required to fill out an application.
  • All prospective members shall complete a background check, drug screen and driving record. 
  • All perspective/probationary members are to complete the SBFD member checklist.
  • Turn in all paper work and certifications to the SBFD Board of Directors Secretary
  • Training every Wednesday starting at 18:30 hours. ( lasts 2 hours ).
  • All equipment necessary for fire fighting after training is completed.
  • Assistance in completing SFFMA fire and CPR certifications.
  • Camaraderie and skills necessary to work in a team environment.
  • Volunteers help cover the district during high demands and large incidents. They also help the compensated crews with public education and can ride as an extra FF on any shift.

What Does Sam Bass Fire Department Provide You?


16248 Great Oaks Drive Round Rock TX 78681 us - Contact SBFD


Sam Bass Fire