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
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
Don’t forget to change your smoke alarm batteries twice a
year, spring and fall, to coincide with the changes in
daylight savings time. Keep a fire extinguisher in
your home, and know how to use it. Talk with your
children about fire safety and escape plans. Call or
e-mail us for all your fire safety questions or concerns.
Free Smoke Alarms!
Working smoke alarms can
mean the difference between life and death in a fire. They
cut the chances of dying in a fire in half by giving people
the time needed to escape safely.
Call the Lufkin Fire
Department at 936-633-0371 if you live in the city of Lufkin
and need assistance with your smoke alarms. We will schedule
a time/date (when an adult will be home) to test your smoke
alarm. If needed a Lufkin firefighter can replace the batteries
or even install a new smoke alarm in your home, free of
Elderly citizens, low
income citizens and disabled citizens will have priority for
the free smoke alarms and/or batteries as there is a limited
availability of both at this time.
Renters:Contact your landlords and refer to your lease if
you do not have a working smoke alarm.
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.