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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 & education.  We operate from 5 emergency stations and a fire administration building, with an annual emergency response volume of approximately 9,000 calls.  There are 82 full-time personnel, with 79 certified Firefighters and 2 office staff.  Our ISO (insurance services office) rating is 4.


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 emergencies.


Smoke Alarms


Don’t forget to change your smoke alarm batteries twice a year, spring & 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.




                   Burning Inside Lufkin City Limits

Residents who wish to burn yard waste must follow these rules regarding the legal burning within Lufkin city limits.

• 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 lumber.
• All fires must be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished.
• 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.