Rendon Fire Department is a combination volunteer/paid department that provides fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical services. We are comprised of primarily full-time and part-time paid professional staff as well as volunteer members. We operate out of one centrally located fire station that is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Like many fire departments, we have adopted the 24/48 schedule. Meaning our personnel will work a 24 hour shift every third day, and have 48 hours off in between. We refer to these rotations as "A, B and C" shifts.
We have a wide variety of personnel from all walks of life. The majority of our staff members work full-time jobs at other fire departments all over the metroplex. This is a great benefit to our department because our crews come from an extensive background of experience and knowledge gained from other departments that they bring to Rendon every day.
We get asked this a lot, because Rendon is not your typical city or municipality. Rendon is what is referred to as a "Census designated place" or CDP. There is no post office, police department, or even a physical Rendon address. Anywhere you go in Rendon holds a mailing address of either Burleson, Mansfield, Fort Worth, or in some places even Everman or Kennedale. Because Rendon is part of unincorporated Tarrant County, the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement in our area. The Rendon Fire Department is a 501(c)(4) non-profit, privately run fire protection service that has a board of directors. We receive funding from Tarrant County ESD #1, Johnson County ESD #1, and rely heavily on federal grants and donations.