Kemah Fire Department will provide professional quality fire and rescue services to its community. Through our dedication, training, and motivation to do our best we will operate efficiently, ethically and successfully, while supporting the people and communities we serve.


The objective of this department will be to preserve and protect life and property from fires, storms, accidents or other emergencies that may arise within the boundaries of the W.C.I.D. #12 and vicinity. This will be accomplished through the training of members in the method of fighting fires and life safety, as well as educating of the citizens of this community in the means and methods of fire prevention.


Current Events

Santa Around Town

Kemah Fire Department is once again planning its annual “SANTA AROUND TOWN”. The Fire trucks carrying Santa and his helpers, with candy and greetings of holiday cheer, will be going all around town on Thursday, December 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (approximate*). Please come out and greet Santa, as horns and sirens announce his arrival in your neighborhood; starting at the fire station, going thru Southeast Kemah, then Kemah Village, Kemah Oaks, the Boardwalk, Northwest Kemah, Lazy Bend and finally Clear Lake Shores. *Times and Route may vary depending on weather, road construction and/or emergency calls. We wish all, a very Merry Christmas and a Safe, Happy New Year.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2. Fresh batteries allow smoke and CO alarms to do their jobs saving lives by alerting families of a fire or a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide in their homes. 

Daylight Savings Time

The Kemah Fire Department is offering to assist replacing batteries or installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If you need any assistance please call the fire station at 281-538-5727 

CPSC estimates there was a yearly average of 386,300 residential fires resulting in nearly 2,400 deaths between 2006 and 2008. 

Two-thirds of fire deaths occur in homes where there are no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. That is why it is important to replace batteries at least once every year and to test your alarms every month to make sure they work. CPSC recommends consumers have smoke alarms on every level of their home, outside bedrooms and inside each bedroom. 

CPSC estimates there was an annual average of 183 unintentional non-fire CO poisoning deaths associated with consumer products between 2006 and 2008. CO is called the "invisible killer," because it is a colorless, odorless and poisonous gas. Because of this, people may not know they are being poisoned. Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete burning of fuel in various products, including furnaces, portable generators, fireplaces, cars and charcoal grills. 

That is why it is important to have working CO alarms in the home, on each level and outside each sleeping area.




400 - Brent Hahn - Fire Chief/EMT-P

401 - Steve Ruthstrom - Asst. Fire Chief/EMT-B

404 - Robert Steckler - Training Captain/EMT-B

407 - Mark Zuteck - EMS Captain/EMT-P

408 - Dave Zinsky - Station Captain/EMT-P

410 - Maggie Spry - Firefighter

411 - Scott Westerman - Truck Lieutenant

413 - Robert Suniga - Truck Lieutenant/EMT-B

422 - Tyler Westerman - Firefighter

423 - Aaron Marsh - Firefighter/EMT

424 - Brian Prock - Firefighter



425 - Aaron Rutledge - Firefighter/ECA

441 - Rebeka Ruthstrom - Support

443 - Barbara Miller - EMT

463 - Christopher Kelly - Firefighter/EMT-B

464 - Thaddaeus Caston - Firefighter

472 - Corey Mennor - Firefighter/EMT-B

477 - Kelly Head - Firefighter

481 - Sheryl Knight - Firefighter

484 - Brenton Spry - Firefighter/ECA

488 - Kyle Reiss - Safety Officer/Firefighter




E-1 - 2013 Pierce Arrow XT Engine

E-2 - 2006 Pierce Enforcer Engine

L- 343 - 2007 Pierce Enforcer Ladder

R-1 - 2001 Light Rescue 

R-2 - 2014 Frazer Ambulance

B-17 - 2011 Wildfire Booster Truck

M-1 - 2003 Boston Whaler 27' Guardian

400 - Chief Command Vehicle

401 - Asst. Chief Command Vehicle

Sq-1 - Squad Response Vehicle

Sq-2 - Squad Response Vehicle

Sq-3 - Squad Response Vehicle





Standard Operating Guidelines and Protocols

SOG - Alarm Response

SOG - Command Guidelines

SOG - Downed Power Lines and Pole Fires

SOG - First Responding

SOG - Helicopter Operations

SOG - Hurricanes, Flooding, and High Water 

SOG - Wildland Fire Response

SOG - Incident Management System

SOG - Mutual Aid

SOG - Vehicle Accidents and Vehicle Fires

SOP - Structural Firefighting Personal Protective Equipment

SOP - Rules of Conduct

SOP - SCBA and Pass Inspection and Repair

SOP - Use of SCBA and Pass Devices

SOP - Accident/Injury Evaluation Reporting

SOP - Breathing Air Quality for Emergency Services Respiratory Protection