Sam Bass Fire


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


Process is about to open 

  • 18 years of age
  • Complete a 12 week SBFD Volunteer Process
    • Meets weekly
    • At least 1 Saturday during the 12 weeks
  • Be able to lift and carry heavy objects up to 100 lbs
  • Be in good physical health. Complete a Physical Agility Test (PAT)
  • Be willing to obtain SFFMA or TCFP fire certification of Texas
    • Required to obtain bunker gear
    • SBFD periodically puts on an SFFMA fire academy as needed
  • Be willing to become an EMT-B or EMR certified.
    • SBFD does not offer an EMT-B/EMR course or offer financial aid
  • 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-shirts or polo shirts during PRs, station staffing, or ride outs
  • Prospective members (12 week volunteer process) shall wear black boots, navy blue BDU and a solid gray shirt until voted into the department.

Next start date is coming soon!

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 you must attend one of our new volunteer processes which are held as needed and usually annually.

How to Volunteer.

  • Signup using this form. Details of our volunteer process will be emailed to you. 
  • Must complete the SBFD 12 week volunteer process. (allowed to miss a max of 2 weeks during the process)
  • Fill out an application.
  • All prospective members shall complete a background check, drug screen, driving record and medical screening. See Checklist for details. 
  • All perspective/probationary members are to complete the SBFD member checklist.
  • Turn in all paper work and certifications during the 12 week volunteer process to the SBFD Board of Directors Secretary
  • Training one night a week starting at 18:30 hours. ( lasts 2 hours ). 
  • All equipment necessary for fire fighting after training is completed.
  • Assistance in completing SFFMA fire certifications.
  • Camaraderie and skills necessary to work in a team environment.
  • Volunteer goal is to be the 4th FF on our ladder truck company at Station 2.
    • Minimum 1 shift per month. Timing and duration of shift are flexible. 
  • Volunteers also 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?