The last time the fire control dedicated sales tax reauthorization measure was on the ballot was in 2011. During that election, Flower Mound voters chose to reauthorize the measure, which dedicated one-fourth of one percent sales tax to fire control and prevention for 10 years. This year, Flower mound voters will decide whether to reauthorize the measure for 20 years. To learn more about the history of this sales tax measure in Flower Mound, visit www.flower-mound.com/dedicatedsalestax.
2022 Reauthorization Impacts
One-fourth of one percent sales tax dedicated for fire control and prevention for 20 years.
Maintain full staffing in seven fire stations, and add more as necessary.
Maintain 22 of the 134 commissioned fire positions and 0.5 of the 5 civilian support positions in the department, and fund one-time purchases to support Fire Department operations.
2011 Fire Control District Projects Completed
Maintained full staffing in five fire stations (Since the 2011 vote, the Flower Mound Fire Department has opened two new fire stations, raising the total to seven).
Funded 27 new firefighter positions across five fire stations (Since the 2011 vote, the Flower Mound Fire Department has opened two new fire stations, raising the total to seven).
Public Protection Classification
In 2021, the Flower Mound Fire Department earned a 1/1X Public Protection Classification (PPC) from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). A class 1 rating is the highest possible, and was made possible, in part, because of funds from the fire control dedicated sales tax measure. In order to maintain an ISO 1 rating, additional personnel and equipment will be required as the town continues to grow.