The Leon Valley Fire Department won the 2015 Community Service Award from the International Code Council. This award is presented for meritorious service by an organization that promotes the public health, safety and welfare by initiating activities or actions which are considered to be above and beyond the normal expectation. The Fire Department instituted a cooking safe apron program in an effort to reduce cooking fires in Leon Valley. Residents were asked to wear an official fire department cooking safe apron complete with Leon Valley FD patch/logo, when cooking. The idea was that if a resident walked away from the kitchen while cooking or become distracted, they would be reminded by the apron and return to the kitchen. This program reduced cooking related emergencies by more than 50% over the last two years in Leon Valley.
The Leon Valley Fire Department is the winner of the 2014 Lone Star Achievement Award from The Texas Fire Chiefs Association. This award is presented to the most innovative and progressive fire prevention program in the state of Texas.
The Leon Valley Fire Department was awarded “Firewise” recognition from the National Fire Protection Association. Leon Valley is the only city in Bexar County to hold this designation. Firewise is presented to city’s that meet best practice management of urban-wildland interfaces. These include cutting and maintaining shaded fuel breaks between natural vegetation areas and residential homes; public education and community outreach, and brush collection and mitigation in other areas.