Fire & Rescue
Nacogdoches Fire and Rescue
It is the mission of the Fire Department to protect and enhance the quality of life in Nacogdoches through a comprehensive program of services directed toward public education, prevention, and control in areas of fire, rescue, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, and disasters.
Nacogdoches Fire and Rescue serves the city from five fire stations. The department employs 58 uniformed firefighters, two civilians, and numerous volunteer support personnel.
The City of Nacogdoches is protected by three 24 hour shifts that begin and end at 7:00 am. Each shift is staffed by 17 firefighters and a battalion chief who serves as shift commander. Firefighters are certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and as emergency medical technicians or paramedics by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The department operates five engines, one tower ladder, one medium duty rescue, three wildland engines, and one rehab unit. The department responds to over 4,500 calls for service each year.
Fire and Rescue provides services for all hazard including responding to calls involving fires, motor vehicle or industrial accidents, medical emergencies, and hazardous materials incidents. Fire and Rescue personnel engage in various activities throughout the year to be prepared to respond when needed.
Fire and Rescue conducts annual fire and life safety surveys and inspections of properties, provides public fire education programs in public schools and tours of the fire stations and fire museum. Additionally, firefighters maintain and inspect the City's system of over 1,500 fire hydrants and maintain stations, apparatus, and equipment to ensure that the department is ready to respond night or day.