Located in Denton County, the DCESD1 operates out of three fire stations (Station 511, Station 513, and Station 514) and is a combination department that provides services to >42,000 residents within 65 square miles. The DCESD1 service area includes:
Surrounding areas of Denton County
Additionally, the DCESD1 has contracted response areas with the City of Denton and maintains mutual and automatic aid agreements with Flower Mound Fire Department, Roanoke Fire Department, and Justin Community Volunteer Fire Department.
The Denton County Emergency Services District #1 (DCESD1) began as Argyle Volunteer Fire District (AVFD) in 1963 and was created by a group of local citizens after a house fire occurred in the community and no formal fire mitigation strategies were in place.
The mission of the Denton County ESD #1 is "To serve the citizens of our district with qualified and dedicated professionals and to provide the most advanced fire and emergency medical services in our profession while being conservative with public funds entrusted to the district."