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ESD No. 8 took over the assets of the Grey Forest Area Volunteer Fire Department Board effective October 1, 2015.  This included the entity and it's name.  For legal reasons, the GFAVFD Board remains active in name only.  The new Board is made up of 3 members, two of which are ESD Board members and one at-large member.  We are currently seeking to fill the at-large position.  Should you be interested in serving, please press the "Application" button below to fill out the application and then print it.  Email it to "" or mail it to Bexar County ESD 8, P.O. Box 831358, San Antonio, Texas 78283.  We will contact you after we receive your application.

The ESD is funded by your tax dollars.  The maximum rate allowed to be collected under the Texas State Constitution is $ 0.10 per $ 100.00 property valuation.  The ESD set this year's tax rate at $ 0.09923 per $ 100 property valuation.  Your funds are utilized for the administration of the District and to provide 24/7 coverage by paid professional & volunteer firefighters for first responder and fire suppression services.

Our next meeting is scheduled to be held on April 3, 2018 at the Grey Forest City Council Chambers located at 18505 Scenic Loop Road, Helotes, Texas 78023 beginning at 6:30 P.M.  As always, you are encouraged to attend!

​Bexar County Emergency Services District No. 8

Your Bexar County Emergency Services District No. 8 is a political subdivision of the State and is responsible for fire suppression and emergency first responder services to the citizens living within its boundaries.  ESD No. 8 established and formed District 8 Fire & Rescue, an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit to assist with the financing of facilities and apparatus necessary to provide these services.  The fire department division of ESD No. 8 (formerly the Grey Forest Area Volunteer Fire Department) is now known as Bexar ESD 8 Fire Rescue.

Bexar County ESD No. 8 Fire Department