Welcome to Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 3
What is an ESD?
An Emergency Services District (ESD) is a grassroots government created by voters in an area to fund fire protection, emergency medical services, or both. More than 300 districts are operating in Texas, and more are added at almost every uniform election date.
The Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 3 (the District), a political subdivision, created under Article III, Section 48-d, of the Texas Constitution by an affirmative vote of the Texas State Legislature in 1988. The District operates under Chapter 775 of the Health and Safety Code.
The District has entered into a contract with the Orchard Volunteer Fire Department. Within the District’s geographical area, the Department has agreed to provide fire prevention and medical emergency training and to respond to requests for assistance in the event of fire and/or medical emergencies. The District has agreed to pay the Department’s monthly submitted and approved bills not to exceed the taxes collected less the District’s administrative expenses.
The District is governed by a Board of District Commissioners consisting of four (4) appointed members, who manage and supervise all affairs of the District. Each District Commissioner is appointed to serve a staggered two (2) year term. The District’s current members are as follows:
Al Sulak, President, Appointed
Mark Thormaehlen, Vice-President, Appointed
Pamela Henry, Treasurer, Appointed
Angelica Ramos, Secretary, Appointed