Frequently Asked Questions

  • Call James Harvey at with the Nederland Fire Department Administration Office 409-723-1531.
  • A multi-purpose fire extinguisher is best for the home. The rating listed on the extinguisher label should be at least: 2A: 10 BC. This type of extinguisher can be used on most common fires in the home. The fire extinguisher label may read ABC.
  • Call James Harvey with the Nederland Fire Department Administration Office at least two (2) weeks in advance at 409-723-1528.
  • The purpose is to provide first responder basic life support until private EMS arrives.
  • Fire traditionally travels upward, inside wall undetected for quite a long time. Firefighters tear open wall that are suspect to hidden fires. Fires that are left undetected can re-ignite several hours later and cause extensive damage.
  • As fire burns, it moves upward then outward. Breaking windows and/or cutting holes in the roof (called ventilation) slows the damage by allowing heat and blinding smoke to escape upward from the structure. This action enables firefighters to suppress the fire more efficiently and reduces the amount of damage to the structure.
  • It is illegal to possess or discharge fireworks within the City limits of Nederland.