Arial view of the fire station.

Your Hometown Fire Department.

Welcome to Orange County Emergency Services District #1

Serving Vidor, Rose City, Pine Forest, and the surrounding areas with dedication and pride.

About Us

On behalf of our devoted firefighters and personnel, Fire Chief Robert L. Smith extends a warm thank you for visiting our website. Since 1953, we have been committed to protecting and serving our community with a broad spectrum of emergency services. Today, we continue this legacy, safeguarding approximately 50,000 residents over 160 square miles with professionalism and care.

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Our Services

Fire Suppression

Rapid response to control and extinguish fires, protecting lives and property.

Hazardous Materials Mitigation

Specialized response to hazardous material incidents, ensuring public safety.

Natural Disaster Response

Comprehensive strategies and actions to manage natural disasters effectively.

Emergency Medical Treatment

 Immediate medical care in emergency situations.

Rescue Operations

Skilled and timely responses to save lives in critical situations.

Public Fire Education

Engaging programs to enhance fire safety awareness.

Fire Inspections and Investigations

Ensuring fire safety compliance and determining fire causes.

Latest News and Updates

Stay informed with the latest happenings, achievements, and updates from our department.

Commissioner’s Meeting 06/18/24

Special Called Meeting Agenda June 11, 2024

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Upcoming Events

Discover upcoming events, public meetings, and educational programs. 

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On behalf of the dedicated men and women who serve as firefighters for the Orange County Emergency Services District #1, I would like to thank you for visiting our website. We are pleased to share an overview of our organization with you. Orange County Emergency Services District #1 provides services that range from fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation, natural disaster response, emergency medical treatment, rescue, public fire education, fire inspections, fire investigation, and many other services which go unnoticed by the general public.

Currently Orange County Emergency Services District #1, “Your Hometown Fire Department”, serves a population of approximately 50,000 people. We protect an area of 160 square miles, including the Cities of Vidor, Pine Forest, and Rose City, from two fire stations located within our community. Career firefighter’s who provide fire protection 24 hours a day, are supplemented by our volunteer firefighter’s who find reward in donating their time to help protect their neighbors.

All personnel train constantly with the latest technology and emergency response operations. This training involves both classroom sessions and hands-on experience.

Through dedication, hard work and devotion to our community, Orange County Emergency Services District #1 exists for one purpose and one purpose only; to serve you! Enjoy the rest of this website.


Robert L. Smith, MPA, CFI, MIFireE, CFE, ECO

Fire Chief