Sugar Land Fire & EMS – Emergency Services Division is the operational arm of the organization. It provides core emergency services, including emergency medical response and transport, fire response, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, and aquatic response to the citizens of Sugar land, ETJ, daily business population, and visitors. Resources are spread throughout seven fire stations within the city limits and ETJ.
The Emergency Services Division includes all shift operational personnel and the Logistics Group. SLFE’s operations are divided into three shifts, each led by a Duty Battalion Chief. Each shift battalion chief is responsible for daily operations of shift activities and is the on-scene incident commander as needed during emergency events. On January 1, 2015, Sugar Land took over responsibility for emergency medical transport within the corporate city limits. SLFE operates using a full career staff providing coverage to the citizens 24/7/365.
The Logistics Group includes two officers who coordinate maintenance and repairs involving the fire fleet and fire stations, manages EMS supplies and distribution and maintain resources, and provide support for other activities within the organization. Their responsibilities include planning, establishing specifications and purchasing of non-capital and capital equipment, inventory control and replenishment of consumables.
Education & Career
Assistant Chief Crespo began his professional career with the Sugar Land Fire Department in December 1990 and has held the positions of firefighter, lieutenant, and battalion chief. Crespo holds certifications with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a Firefighter Master and an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic by the Texas Department of Health. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Emergency Management & Administration from West Texas A&M and his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Strayer University.