Your Safety is Our Priority
Matagorda Volunteer Fire Department is proud to serve the communities of Matagorda and Selkirk.
Volunteers come in all shapes & sizes
Not a firefighter or emergency medical professional? There are a variety of different ways to help out your local fire department!
Rips tides are very strong on Matagorda Beach. We experience a number of emergency situations each year.
If you’ll be visiting the beach –
- Know what to do if you are caught in a rip current
- Ensure anyone in your party that is not a strong swimmer is always wearing a life jacket
- Position your party away from the Pier. The Pier is a no swimming area. Individuals die each year from getting caught in currents near the pier.
In an Emergency
The Bay City dispatchers will notify Matagorda or Selkirk volunteers of your location & need for assistance.