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Waller Volunteer Fire Department 

Fire Chief and Head of Public Works - Gene Schmidt

Gene Schmidt
Fire Chief

For emergencies, dial 911

612 Walnut St
Waller, Texas 77484
936-372-9512


The Waller Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) visits area schools and teaches children about fire safety and fire prevention. For example, WVFD visited the Children's Learning Center (CLC) where 3 and 4 year old children are enrolled. Gene Schmidt and his volunteers talked to the children about what to do in case of a fire. Fire Fighters passed out Junior Volunteer badges to all kids as they climbed into the fire truck to get a look at what's inside. Every child was given the opportunity to take home a coloring book and stickers to share with their family.

"Thank you so much Waller Volunteer Fire Department for all the time you give to the community." CLC Teachers

Waller County Dedication - Honoring the "Silent Heroes"

In response to the September 11th World trade Center disaster, Waller County residents, as an outpouring of their love, thoughts and prayers, sent a gift to the City of New York to be presented to city officials.

The 39-inch concrete statue, named "Silent hero" was painted to resemble a New York firefighter and mounted on a 22-inch pedestal, which proudly displays the lone star of Texas. Plaques on the statue contain the Fireman's Motto and a commemorative message from citizen through Waller County.

September 20, 2001, at 9a.m., the general public, along with EMS personnel and city and county officials, gathered at the Waller County Courthouse for a brief program, followed by the send-off at the county fairgrounds.

Fernando Gomes, General Manager of Frazier's Ornamental Concrete and two Waller county emergency response personnel, Billy Stark and Michael Minor, transported the statue to the stricken city.

Firefighters' Prayer

"When I am called to duty, God, 
Where’re the flames may rage; Give me strength to save some life
, Whatever be its age.
 Help me embrace a little child
, Before it is too late,
 Or save some older person from 
The horror of that fate.
 Enable me to be alert,
 And hear the weakest shout
, And quickly and effectively 
To put the fire out.
 I want to fill my calling
, And give the best in me.
 To guard my every neighbor 
And protect his property;
 And if according to Your will,
 I have to lose my life; 
Please bless with Your protecting hand
 my children and my wife. 
Amen." - Author Unknown