Our Mission: To serve the residents and visitors of the district by providing emergency services in a fiscally responsible manner.

ESD 7 covers approximately 140 sq. miles from the western city limits of Weatherford, extending North and South to the western edge of Parker County.

The part of Mineral Wells in Parker County, the Mineral Wells State Park, the Mineral Wells Airport and the City of Millsap are not included in ESD7. The city of Mineral Wells provides emergency services for all of the city, the State Park and the airport.

ESD7 contracts with Greenwood Rural VFD, Millsap Fire & Rescue VFD and Cool-Garner VFD to provide Fire and EMS services for the District. The city of Millsap contracts with the Millsap Fire and Rescue VFD for their Emergency Services.

ESD7 is a combination department with both volunteers and part-time paid firefighters. To provide improved service during daytime hours, when volunteers are working, the District has paid firefighters at each VFD from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday.

In calendar year 2018 ESD7 received 959 calls for Fire / EMS services. This was a 34% increase over 2017 and the second highest of the 6 Parker County ESDs. In calendar year 2019, the call volume was 1,017, a 6% increase over 2018.


The Parker County Commissioner's Court appoints five (5) members to the ESD Board of Commissioners to serve staggered, two-year terms. The Commissioners for Parker County ESD 7 are:


1. Edward Belding, President

Current Term Ends: January


2. Elizabeth Bozzell, Treasurer

Current Term Ends: January


3. Gary Hall, Vice-President

Current Term Ends: January


4. Terry Hollis, Secretary

Current Term Ends: January





In 2010 the voters in the Greenwood Rural VFD District approved the formation of ESD7.

Since then the ESD has expanded 3 times.


Voters approved the annexation of the Milsap Fire & Rescue VFD.


Voters approved the annexation of Cool-Garner VFD.


Voters approved the annexation of the extraterritorial area between the east boundary of Greenwood and west of Weatherford's city limits.

What is an ESD?

ESDs are local politcal sub-divisions that provide fire, rescue, EMS and other emergency services.

The Texas Constitution, Art. 3, Section 48-e

Laws may be enacted to provide for the establishment of districts to provide emergency services.

Upon voter approval, those districts may levy an ad valorem tax not to exceed $0.10 / hundred valuation.

Health and Safety Code, Chapter 775 is the enabling legislation defining the processes and powers of ESDs.

ESDs are governed by 5 commissioners appointed by the County Commissioner's Court. Each commissioner serves a two year term and must be re-appointed at the end of each term.

ESDs are political sub-divisions of the State of Texas and are subject to other laws, including:
  • Open Meetings
  • Open Records
  • Tax Code
  • Election Code

Click Here to Contact ESD7

  • Parker County ESD 7
    1418 Greenwood Cut Off Rd
    Weatherford, TX 76088

  • 817-594-9473