The mission of the Lufkin Fire Department is to protect lives
and property through a variety of public safety services
under the direction of the City of Lufkin.
The Lufkin Fire Department is a full-service department
providing fire suppression rescue, emergency medical
services with paramedics and ambulances, a 25-member
hazardous materials team, fire inspections, plan review for
new and updated construction, fire code enforcement, arson
investigation and public information and education. We
operate from 5 emergency stations and a fire administration
building, with an annual emergency response volume of
approximately 12,500 calls. There are 82 full-time
personnel, with 79 certified Firefighters and 2 office
staff. Our ISO (insurance services office) rating is 2.
The terrorist attack on 9-11-01 brought new responsibilities to
the Lufkin Fire Department, including testing capability for
anthrax and other bio agents. Lufkin Fire
Department also provides advanced technical capabilities
such as infra-red scanning devices which provide visibility
in the pitch-black atmospheres of structure fires and other
Burning Inside Lufkin City Limits
Residents who wish to burn yard waste must
follow these rules regarding the legal burning within Lufkin
• ONLY brush and vegetation grown on the property can be
burned (fallen limbs, pine straw, leaves and cut grass).
• You CANNOT burn trash, plastic, rubber, tires or even
• All fires must be constantly attended until the fire is
• You must have a water hose or another way to put the fire
out readily available.
• If smoke is getting into another home or building you will
have to extinguish your fire.
• You cannot burn if the wind is less than 6 miles per
hour or greater than 23 mph.
• You cannot burn within 50 feet of a structure
(houses, storage buildings, carports and even a wood fence
is considered a structure).
• The earliest you can start burning is 1 hour
after daylight and your fire must be completely out at least
one hour before dark.
• NEVER burn outdoors during a BURN BAN.
• Land clearing operations require a permit.
*Download the Fire Marshal's
controlled burn form here.