Texarkana Texas Fire Department

Texarkana Texas Fire Department Our Mission is to protect the Citizens of Texarkana and their property from the dangers of fire.
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Our Mission: To protect the Citizens of Texarkana and their property from the dangers of fire and other hazardous conditions through public education, fire prevention, code enforcement, and professional emergency response. To prepare ourselves for response through regular, effective training. To protect ourselves through an effective safety program.

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
08/06/2019

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

Tomorrow, Wednesday August 7th at 2:20 p.m. EDT, we will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission .

📵 Alerts will occur on TVs and radios, not cell phones!

While this specific test is for TV and radio there are many other ways to get alerts, including wireless phone alerts, mailing lists, apps & text.

✅ Find out what types of alerts your local authorities use and make sure you're getting them today.

Learn more about this test: fema.gov/emergency-alert-test

08/05/2019
City of Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management

City of Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management

In the wake of two mass shootings taking place in less than fifteen hours, people across the nation are wondering how they can stay safe in the event of an active shooter.

Most importantly, if you See Something, Say Something! Report suspicious activities to local law enforcement.

Be Informed. Make a Plan. Take Action.

Surviving an Active Shooter Event: https://youtu.be/5VcSwejU2D0

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of retired TTFD Battalion Chief Dennis Martin over the weekend. Chief...
07/22/2019

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of retired TTFD Battalion Chief Dennis Martin over the weekend. Chief Martin served the citizens of Texarkana, Texas for over 32 years. Chief Martin was a Master Firefighter and served as Battalion Chief in Operations and in the Building and Life Safety Division. Please keep Chief Martin's family and friends in your prayers.

Engine 7 happened to be in the neighborhood and spotted a birthday party and they are not bashful about asking for some ...
07/14/2019

Engine 7 happened to be in the neighborhood and spotted a birthday party and they are not bashful about asking for some cake. They stopped and found out is was Kyler’s Birthday. Captain Mike Benson, Driver/Engineer Jonathan Mixon and Firefighter Aaron Johnson had a good time celebrating with you.
Happy Birthday Kyler. Hope you had a great day.

Northside Church came by Station #7 today with some goodies. The only thing we like better than sweet stuff is our frien...
07/13/2019

Northside Church came by Station #7 today with some goodies.
The only thing we like better than sweet stuff is our friends and neighbors that come by to visit.

Northside Church, We really appreciate the doughnuts and and for you thinking about us.

Texarkana Texas Police Department
07/12/2019

Texarkana Texas Police Department

Early this morning, a driver completely took out one of the traffic light poles in a crash at North Stateline Avenue and Mall Drive (Interstate 30 overpass). It’s totally unusable and can’t be fixed. Now, it’s created a bit of a mess out there.

Because of the way that the traffic lights there, TxDOT has been forced to put the all the lights there to flashing red and put up temporary stop signs. That means that it is now a four way stop for everyone at both ends of the overpass.

They are working to getting a replacement put in as soon as possible, but we are told it may be upwards of two weeks before one is available. 😳

In the meantime, you probably want to consider going another route to avoid sitting in traffic out there for a while - especially if you’re headed north on Stateline.

Texarkana, TX Parks & Recreation
07/12/2019

Texarkana, TX Parks & Recreation

The Parks Dept is temporarily closing the bathrooms at Kidtopia due to vandalism.

Please report any suspicious behavior at any of our parks to the local authorities to help prevent any future damage.

We will notify the public when repairs have been completed .

From our family to yours. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day.
07/04/2019

From our family to yours.
We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day.

If you see Captain Craig Hicks out and about today, wish him a Happy Anniversary. Today marks his 30th year with TTFD. C...
07/03/2019

If you see Captain Craig Hicks out and about today, wish him a Happy Anniversary. Today marks his 30th year with TTFD.
Captain Hicks currently serves as Deputy Fire Marshal and is in charge of our EMS program. He also does fire inspections, fire investigations and public education. He pretty much does a little bit of everything.
Congratulations Captain Hicks.

07/02/2019
City of Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management

Check out our new page from the Office of Emergency Management.

Welcome to the City of Texarkana, Texas OEM page. This page will be used to inform the citizens of Texarkana about training opportunities, as well as educate and inform citizens about Emergency Preparedness.

Our vision is for governmental, volunteer, private and non-profit sectors, including businesses, faith-based, access and functional needs organizations, and the general public to work together - as a Whole Community - to create effective plans, acquire necessary resources and adequately train, plan for, respond to, and recover from all-hazard emergencies and disasters in our community.

This page is not monitored 24/7, please call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

While fireworks are not allowed in the city, you may be in an area that allows personal fireworks to be used. If so, ple...
07/01/2019

While fireworks are not allowed in the city, you may be in an area that allows personal fireworks to be used. If so, please be safe and keep a watchful eye on the children.
See below for some safety tips and injury information concerning the use of fireworks.

WOW! Can't believe July 4th is this week. We want to remind everyone that fireworks are not allowed in the city limits o...
07/01/2019

WOW! Can't believe July 4th is this week. We want to remind everyone that fireworks are not allowed in the city limits of Texarkana, TX.
The Fire Marshal's Office will be out with TTPD this week enforcing the firework ordinance. If caught with fireworks, you can be fined and have all fireworks confiscated and destroyed.
Enjoy the 4th, but be safe and please don't shoot fireworks in the city.

Busy day at the TTFD training field today. Three departments training simultaneously.TTFD members in class for Strategy ...
06/12/2019

Busy day at the TTFD training field today. Three departments training simultaneously.
TTFD members in class for Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations, TAFD on site doing ventilation, ladder and search drills. RRAD on site for confined space and high angle rescue training.
We are glad to be able to offer the use our training facilities to our neighboring fire departments and help keep them better prepared to respond to emergencies.

We received information today that some people were out along the Texas Blvd and Stateline area collecting money for the...
06/08/2019

We received information today that some people were out along the Texas Blvd and Stateline area collecting money for the families of the house fire earlier this week. They said they were doing it at the request of the Fire Dept.
We have not been asked to or requested any one to solicit for the families.
Please be cautious of donating money. Unfortunately there are always those trying to take advantage of terrible situations.

Fireworks will be around 8:00pm tonight.
06/07/2019

Fireworks will be around 8:00pm tonight.

Fireworks tonight after the Texarkana Twins Game.
Please help us spread the word for our frinds and neighbors in the Spring Lake Park area.

TTFD firefighters responded to a fire today that they hope never happens. A 22 month old lost his life in this fire. We ...
06/06/2019

TTFD firefighters responded to a fire today that they hope never happens. A 22 month old lost his life in this fire. We pray for all the families involved in this unfortunate situation. We also pray for our firefighters who gave everything they had trying to reach this child. The nature of our work often puts us in contact with families during the worst day of their lives. We can’t always save the day, and we can’t always make everything better. That is hard for firefighters to accept, and it can be a tough load to carry. Please know we are here for you, and will always give you all we have and them some. We still believe this is the best job ever and are thankful and proud to be firefighters for the City of Texarkana, Texas.

TTFD firefighters responded to a house fire in the 3000 block of Meadows Dr. which resulted in the death of a 22 month o...
06/06/2019

TTFD firefighters responded to a house fire in the 3000 block of Meadows Dr. which resulted in the death of a 22 month old child. Several fire investigators worked all day and were able to determine a bad plug on a fan to be the cause of the fire.

We have experienced several storms in and around our area the past couple of months and with that some people are concer...
05/30/2019

We have experienced several storms in and around our area the past couple of months and with that some people are concerned about the warnings that are issued and the activation or lack of activation of our tornado sirens.
Last night (5-29-19) is a good example. Our Emergency Management Team is in constant contact with the National Weather Service and other officials in the area during these storms getting the most timely and accurate information available.
The city of Texarkana was not in a direct threat of a tornado last night, so the sirens were not activated. We only activate them when the city of Texarkana, Texas is in immediate danger of a tornado.
The tornado siren should never be your primary alert for severe weather. The sirens are only meant to warn people who are outside that they need to seek shelter and get further weather information.
Using Code Red, a weather radio or your local TV/radio station will be your best source of what is happening weather wise. Do not let social media posts or sirens be your only weather information. Use a trusted source.
The safety of our citizens and our visitors is our primary concern and we do not take that responsibility lightly.
Thank you for letting us serve you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 903-798-3994.

The City of Texarkana, Texas
05/27/2019

The City of Texarkana, Texas

City offices will be closed today as we remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

TTFD Station 9, B-Crew. Cory Wilhite, Robert Greenway and Thomas Culpepper helping out and visiting with some of our fri...
05/23/2019

TTFD Station 9, B-Crew. Cory Wilhite, Robert Greenway and Thomas Culpepper helping out and visiting with some of our friends for Senior Day at Spring Lake Park today.
Great weather and great people.

Texarkana Texas Police Department
05/23/2019

Texarkana Texas Police Department

UPDATE: They are done out there and everything is back open again.

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For the rest of the day, TxDOT is doing some construction maintenance on westbound I-30 between mile markers 218 and 219. The right lane will be completely closed.

That also means that the you will not be able to take the exit ramp to Kings Highway/989 while they are out there working today. If you usually use that exit, you will want to take the one at University instead.

As always, please slow down whenever you're driving in construction zones to help protect the workers.

05/10/2019
Fox Sports Radio 1400 Texarkana

Fox Sports Radio 1400 Texarkana

Fox Sports Texarkana 97.1 FM & 1400 AM’s Bob DelGiorno with Dr. Matt Young regarding 4th Annual EMS Appreciation Week & First Responder’s Day Wednesday May 22nd , 2019

More pics of B-Crew out in this weather helping people.
05/08/2019

More pics of B-Crew out in this weather helping people.

W. 7th St.
05/08/2019

W. 7th St.

It’s probably deeper than you think.

The Fire Department had to rescue the driver from the roof of his car.

Come on, guys. Turn around. Don’t drown!!

Weather is rough this afternoon and streets are flooding. We have been on several vehicles trapped in rising water. Plea...
05/08/2019

Weather is rough this afternoon and streets are flooding. We have been on several vehicles trapped in rising water. Please do not get out unless absolutely necessary. The rain does not appear to be ending anytime soon.

It is International Firefighters Day. We are thankful our department has the best firefighters around serving the city. ...
05/04/2019

It is International Firefighters Day.
We are thankful our department has the best firefighters around serving the city.
We don’t do this job expecting everyone to thank us, but it sure does make us feel good when it has been a rough day.
If you have a chance, thank your local firefighter for his service and sacrifice.

Did you realize that 4 out of 5 child safety seats are installed incorrectly?  As a parent, that's a scary statistic.If ...
04/26/2019

Did you realize that 4 out of 5 child safety seats are installed incorrectly? As a parent, that's a scary statistic.

If you want to be sure that yours meets current safety standards, is installed correctly, or even to be sure that you have the right type of seat for your child's size and age, you can drop by the fire station at 4315 Summerhill Road today between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Certified technicians will be there to check your seat's installation and teach you everything you need to know about keeping your child safe in a car. They also have some replacement car seats available if your existing seat is substandard. Those will be provided free of charge to participants that are qualifying Texas residents (must bring proof of residency and proof of government assistance).

You don't have to have an appointment so just drop on by. However, the child using the seat must be present with you and you must know the weight and height of the child.

Thanks to TxDOT and Northeast Texas Traffic Safety Coalition for bring this great program to our community.

B-Crew on scene at house fire on W5th.
04/23/2019

B-Crew on scene at house fire on W5th.

It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators week. They truly are the unsung heroes. When everything is going bad, they...
04/15/2019

It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators week. They truly are the unsung heroes. When everything is going bad, they have our backs. Departments always talk about how many calls they respond to each day. Just think about it, our telecommunicators also respond to all the calls we do. Spread that over several law enforcement agencies and fire departments and they respond to more calls than any one department.
Thank you for all you do.

Texarkana Texas Police Department
04/13/2019

Texarkana Texas Police Department

The rain is coming - and apparently a lot of it!!! Strong storms are expected to start to move into the area overnight, with the worst of it on Saturday. The threats include hail, damaging winds, and potentially even tornadoes.

Given the amount of rain that we are likely to see in Texarkana, some flooding is also a strong probability - especially in those places that are already prone to have issues. If you come upon a street covered in standing or flowing water, don’t try to drive through it. Turn around and find another way to where you’re going. Better safe than sorry.

If you are not already registered with the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, now is a great time to do it. You will automatically receive a phone call or text within seconds of a weather warning (such as tornado, severe thunderstorm, etc) being issued for your registered location. It is a free service to any resident in Texarkana TX/AR, Bowie County, and Miller County. To register, simply follow the CodeRED link on our website www.texarkanapolice.net. If you have any difficulty doing it there, you can call us at 903-798-3181 and we will help you get registered.

We loved visiting with everyone.
04/10/2019

We loved visiting with everyone.

Texarkana Texas Fire Department stopped by today. Some of the children got to see what a fire truck looks like on the inside. Thank you for putting a smile on their faces! #templekids

KTBS 3 News
03/20/2019
KTBS 3 News

KTBS 3 News

Children under five years of age are at the greatest from home fire death and injury. Texarkana, Texas fire officials says safety education is vital to saving lives.

It’s spring forward time. Don’t forget to move your clocks up an hour tonight. We may lose an hour of sleep, but we ...
03/09/2019

It’s spring forward time. Don’t forget to move your clocks up an hour tonight.
We may lose an hour of sleep, but we can gain some peace knowing our smoke alarms are working correctly.
Replace the batteries in your smoke alarm and test those with lifetime batteries.
If your smoke alarm is 10 years old, it’s time to replace it.
Have an escape plan and make sure everyone knows it.
As always, give us a call if you have any questions about fire safety in your home. 903-798-3994.

Out at the career fair today at Redwater Elementary scouting for future Firefighters. Prospects are looking really good.
03/08/2019

Out at the career fair today at Redwater Elementary scouting for future Firefighters. Prospects are looking really good.

C-Crew our early this cold morning on a RV fire on Lake Dr. that spread to a building and car.  No injuries.
03/05/2019

C-Crew our early this cold morning on a RV fire on Lake Dr. that spread to a building and car. No injuries.

Texarkana, TX Parks & Recreation
03/01/2019

Texarkana, TX Parks & Recreation

The first day of the 27th Annual Fishing Derby is complete!

Thank you to all our sponsors and the many volunteers from the Texarkana, Texas Fire Department, Texarkana, Texas Police Department, and Texarkana Challenged Outdoorsmen who helped kids from local area special education classes, work activity groups, group homes, and those on assisted living catch fish at Spring Lake Park today.

The Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department is ready for day two tomorrow.

A picture of TTFD retirees from the retirement reception last night.A lot of history and years of service right here.Pro...
02/26/2019

A picture of TTFD retirees from the retirement reception last night.
A lot of history and years of service right here.
Probably a few good stories also.
Thank you Beebe Lachowsky for taking the great picture.

Several recent retirees were honored last night at a reception/dinner event.Anthony Davis (Ant), Jerry Garrett (Levi), C...
02/26/2019

Several recent retirees were honored last night at a reception/dinner event.
Anthony Davis (Ant), Jerry Garrett (Levi), Chuck Mitchell (Chuckie) and Keith Smith (Odie) all received a beautiful plaque commemorating their service.
A large group of TTFD retirees were on hand to welcome this new bunch to the club.
Congratulations to all.
Big thanks to The Firefighters Association (Local 367) for once again putting together this event for all members to enjoy.

Congratulations to Jonathan Mixon on his recent promotion to Driver/Engineer. Jonathan is a second generation firefighte...
02/25/2019

Congratulations to Jonathan Mixon on his recent promotion to Driver/Engineer. Jonathan is a second generation firefighter for TTFD. Jonathan's family was on hand to help celebrate his promotion.

Congratulations to Dustin Newman on his recent promotion to Driver/Engineer. Dustin's had help from his boys receiving h...
02/25/2019

Congratulations to Dustin Newman on his recent promotion to Driver/Engineer. Dustin's had help from his boys receiving his new badge and pins.

Congratulations to Jeremy Gingery on his recent promotion to the rank of Captain. Captain Gingery will be assigned to C-...
02/25/2019

Congratulations to Jeremy Gingery on his recent promotion to the rank of Captain. Captain Gingery will be assigned to C- Crew, Station #7 on Lake Dr.
Jeremy's family helping pin his Captain badge and bars on.

TTFD on scene 4th and Stateline. Basement fire.
02/20/2019

TTFD on scene 4th and Stateline. Basement fire.

In the past couple of weeks we responded to two house fires that were a result of children playing with matches or light...
02/08/2019

In the past couple of weeks we responded to two house fires that were a result of children playing with matches or lighters.
Please talk to your young children and help them understand the dangers of fire and what to do if there is fire.
Please contact us if you need any information or would like some safety brochures or coloring books to help your child learn to be fire safe.
903-798-3994

Address

220 Texas Blvd
Texarkana, TX
75501

General information

The Texarkana Fire Department is divided functionally into three divisions: Administration, Operations, and Building Life Safety Division. All uniformed personnel in all divisions are certified through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as structural fire protection personnel. All personnel are certified through the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide emergency medical care. Most are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians-EMT, while a few hold other levels of certification, including Emergency Care Attendant, EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic, and Licensed Paramedic. The Administration Division consists of the Fire Chief / Emergency Management Coordinator and two secretaries. This division is responsible for the overall administration of the department. Its major objective is to provide the leadership and administrative support to allow other divisions to accomplish their goals. The Operations Division provides emergency and non-emergency response services to the citizens of Texarkana, protecting them and their property from the danger of fire and other hazardous conditions. This division operates five fire stations with five engine companies, one aerial platform, one aerial ladder, one rescue company, one rush truck, and one Battalion Chief, providing fire suppression, rescue / extrication and first responder emergency medical services. Emergency medical transport is provided by a privately operated service, LifeNet, Inc., which is based in Texarkana. Personnel in this division work 24 hour shifts, with three shifts providing continuous coverage. There are 72 authorized positions in this division. Each shift is supervised by a Battalion Chief and each station by a station Captain.

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 17:00
Thursday 07:00 - 17:00
Friday 07:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(903) 798-3994

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