The Rosharon Volunteer Fire Department began in the early 1940's with community members getting together with Brazoria County officials and acquiring the first fire apparatus for the community. The all-volunteer group organized officially in 1956 and incorporated as a not-for-profit in 1986 as the Rosharon Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. From the early 1940's through 2004 the Rosharon Volunteer Fire Department was entirely supported through fundraising events, private donations and a small contribution from Brazoria County.
In 2002, the generous taxpayers of our area approved the formation of the Brazoria County Emergency Services District #3, which provides fire and emergency medical services and some supplemental funding and equipment. This led to the 2006 acquisition of new firefighting equipment for RVFD. See more on our equipment page.
Since the beginning, RVFD has been operated by community members volunteering their time to serve others. Even today, the department has no paid staff members and is entirely operated by volunteers. People from all walks of life give of themselves in time and dedication to serve and protect their community. New volunteers are always welcome. If you think you can give some of your time to help RVFD, please see our volunteer paragraph listed below.