The Martindale Fire Department is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1974. The Department  provides an all-hazards response including fire protection, medical first response, water rescue, and vehicle collison rescue among other emergency operations. The Department currently has 6 fire apparatus that provide these services.

Martindale Fire Department also provides services to the community outside of traditional emergency response. These extra functions include medical standby for community events such as the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Jamaica and the Texas Mamma Jamma Bike Ride and training rides, fire safety and education to the district including safe outside burning information and free in-home smoke detectors and installation.

Caldwell County Emergency Services District No. 3 (CC ESD #3):

The Martindale Fire Department's main source of income is received through a contract with Caldwell County Emergency Services District No. 3.  ESD #3 is a political subdivision of Caldwell County funded by property taxes and sales taxes collected from residents and businesses within the 28 square mile fire district. These funds support the day to day operations of the department along with advancements in equipment and vehicles.