The Bay City Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1909. Currently there are 47 active volunteers. The Department is responsible for fire and rescue operations in Bay City and the surrounding area, while providing mutual aid to other volunteer fire departments.
The Department is a member of the Texas State Fireman’s and Fire Marshal’s Association. Training and drills are conducted under their guidelines. The Department holds 2-hour practices on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month and conducts a business meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Eight to ten firefighters attend the annual week-long training session at the Texas A&M fire field in College Station.