The Director of Community Support is responsible for the management and supervision of the six departments in the Directorate: The City of Fredericksburg Fire Department, Emergency Services Dispatch, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency Notification, and the City of Fredericksburg Safety office.
Emergency Services is charged with carrying out a comprehensive public safety program and an all-hazard emergency management program for the City of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.
Our public safety program includes extensive training and certification by our Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Emergency Dispatchers in preparing for and responding to emergencies. A comprehensive emergency management program includes pre and post-disaster mitigation of known hazards to reduce their impact; preparedness activities, such as emergency planning, training, and exercises; provisions for effective response to emergency situations; and recovery programs for major disasters. A new facet of our charter is the development and implementation of an Emergency Notification System that will alert City and County residents of pending emergencies and provide public service announcements.
John Culpepper serves as the Director of Community Support and can be reached in the offices at City Hall at 830-997-7521.