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. 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.

Operating as usual

Did you know that heating is the second leading cause of home fires?  🔥⚠ Help increase the safety of your family by inst...
01/10/2022

Did you know that heating is the second leading cause of home fires? 🔥

⚠ Help increase the safety of your family by installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in your home. ⚠

Did you know that heating is the second leading cause of home fires? 🔥

⚠ Help increase the safety of your family by installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in your home. ⚠

Merry Christmas from the TTFD family. We hope you have a safe and wonderful day, making great memories with your familie...
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas from the TTFD family.
We hope you have a safe and wonderful day, making great memories with your families.

Our family is always here and ready just in case you need us.

Merry Christmas from the TTFD family.
We hope you have a safe and wonderful day, making great memories with your families.

Our family is always here and ready just in case you need us.

Our TIFMAS team was able to make it back home in time for Christmas with their families. We are glad to have them back s...
12/22/2021

Our TIFMAS team was able to make it back home in time for Christmas with their families. We are glad to have them back safe and sound.
We also appreciate their dedication and for volunteering to go assist with the wildfires.
Captain Chuck Weerts, Captain Nick Smith and Engineer Aaron Johnson are great examples of all our members and their selfless actions.

Our TIFMAS team was able to make it back home in time for Christmas with their families. We are glad to have them back safe and sound.
We also appreciate their dedication and for volunteering to go assist with the wildfires.
Captain Chuck Weerts, Captain Nick Smith and Engineer Aaron Johnson are great examples of all our members and their selfless actions.

#Christmas2021 is just 5️⃣ days away 😱 ! Play our Holiday Fire Safety Bingo game to ensure you’re ready to safely entert...
12/20/2021

#Christmas2021 is just 5️⃣ days away 😱 ! Play our Holiday Fire Safety Bingo game to ensure you’re ready to safely entertain this holiday season. How many can you check off?
#HolidaySafety

#Christmas2021 is just 5️⃣ days away 😱 ! Play our Holiday Fire Safety Bingo game to ensure you’re ready to safely entertain this holiday season. How many can you check off?
#HolidaySafety

12/18/2021

UPDATE: 12/18/21 at 6:30p - The 911 issue has been resolved. Everything is working correctly now.

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There is an issue with AT&T and Verizon cellphone callers in Texarkana and Bowie County possibly not being able to reach 911. They should instead call from a landline phone if possible - or use the non-emergency Dispatch number 903-798-3876.

The issue is not with our 911 equipment, but rather on the cellular provider side.

There is no current estimate on when the issue will be resolved, but we will let you know when it has though.

#texarkanapolice

TTFD putting in work in the Texas panhandle. Also, if You didn’t know before Yellowstone , that’s a pretty famous ranch ...
12/18/2021

TTFD putting in work in the Texas panhandle.
Also, if You didn’t know before Yellowstone , that’s a pretty famous ranch they were working on. They actually travelled from one end to the other. An all day trip.

Timeline Photos
12/16/2021

Timeline Photos

There are only a few more shipping days left before Christmas. Consider giving the gift of fire safety - the gift that keeps on giving. #HolidaySafety #GiftIdea

Thank you Graze By Bluebirds. Much appreciated and very tasty.
12/16/2021

Thank you Graze By Bluebirds. Much appreciated and very tasty.

We are LOVING this beautiful weather so we sent Kris Nichols out to deliver some gifts from Graze this afternoon and we had to share the ❤️ with the Summerhill Fire Department guys 🚒🚒 @ Texarkana Texas Fire Department

Thank You for everything you do, Thank You for putting your lives on the line daily , Thank You for your service 🏆🏆🏆

#texarkanafiredepartment #texarkana #holidayseason #sharethelove #itsthesmallthings #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness

TTFD Wildland Firefighters are part of TIFMAS Strike Team 133 (ST133). They have been assigned to the North 207 Fire, no...
12/16/2021

TTFD Wildland Firefighters are part of TIFMAS Strike Team 133 (ST133). They have been assigned to the North 207 Fire, northeast of Amarillo near Skellytown.
Thus fire is currently 15,000 acres with 9% containment.

TTFD Wildland Firefighters are part of TIFMAS Strike Team 133 (ST133). They have been assigned to the North 207 Fire, northeast of Amarillo near Skellytown.
Thus fire is currently 15,000 acres with 9% containment.

TTFD on the front lines. Beautiful country but hard work. A little dirty too. Nick Smith and Aaron Johnson getting it do...
12/16/2021

TTFD on the front lines.
Beautiful country but hard work.
A little dirty too.
Nick Smith and Aaron Johnson getting it done.

The East Texas TIFMAS team is now at the Parker Creek Fire just west of Amarillo. Over 2500 acres currently burning.
12/15/2021

The East Texas TIFMAS team is now at the Parker Creek Fire just west of Amarillo. Over 2500 acres currently burning.

The East Texas TIFMAS teams stopping in Ranger Texas to refuel and stretch their legs on the way to the panhandle of Tex...
12/14/2021

The East Texas TIFMAS teams stopping in Ranger Texas to refuel and stretch their legs on the way to the panhandle of Texas.
No one said it would be easy, but we know it it is well worth it.
The fire service is extraordinary in that you can travel for hours in the same state or across the country, and when you walk into the local fire station, you feel and are treated like family.
“BEST JOB” in the world.

Captain Chuck Weerts, Captain Nick Smith and Driver/Engineer Aaron Johnson are packed and headed out to help our neighbo...
12/14/2021

Captain Chuck Weerts, Captain Nick Smith and Driver/Engineer Aaron Johnson are packed and headed out to help our neighbors in the Lubbock area for the next two weeks. Our newest Brush truck, Brush 5, will also get its first deployment. TTFD firefighters have been all over Texas and to California assisting other departments. We are glad to have the support of our city leaders and citizens as we deploy across the state and the country to help others.

Captain Chuck Weerts, Captain Nick Smith and Driver/Engineer Aaron Johnson are packed and headed out to help our neighbors in the Lubbock area for the next two weeks. Our newest Brush truck, Brush 5, will also get its first deployment. TTFD firefighters have been all over Texas and to California assisting other departments. We are glad to have the support of our city leaders and citizens as we deploy across the state and the country to help others.

We have a crew preparing to deploy to west Texas to help battle a wildfire outbreak that started last Friday. The three ...
12/13/2021

We have a crew preparing to deploy to west Texas to help battle a wildfire outbreak that started last Friday. The three man team will depart for Lubbock in the morning. They will be part of a strike team comprised of units from Longview, Athens, Mt. Pleasant, and Nacogdoches. We are proud our guys willingness to help others and we pray for their safety while they are away.

We have a crew preparing to deploy to west Texas to help battle a wildfire outbreak that started last Friday. The three man team will depart for Lubbock in the morning. They will be part of a strike team comprised of units from Longview, Athens, Mt. Pleasant, and Nacogdoches. We are proud our guys willingness to help others and we pray for their safety while they are away.

According to NFPA, U.S. fire departments respond to nearly 200 fires started by Christmas trees at home every year. A fr...
12/07/2021
Christmas Tree Fire: Watered Tree vs. Dry Tree

According to NFPA, U.S. fire departments respond to nearly 200 fires started by Christmas trees at home every year.
A fresh cut tree can consume a gallon of water in 24 hours.
Watering is critical. Fill the tree stand with water and keep it filled.
Never let the water go below the tree's base.
#HolidaySafety #FireSafety

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 200 home fires each year start with a Christmas tree. In this video, NIST fire resear...

Could one of these candidates be the newest firefighter for TTFD?We had a great group test with us today. The best peopl...
12/05/2021

Could one of these candidates be the newest firefighter for TTFD?
We had a great group test with us today.
The best people for for the best job in the world.

Remember during the #holidays, don't overload extension cords.#HolidayFireSafety
12/03/2021

Remember during the #holidays, don't overload extension cords.
#HolidayFireSafety

Remember during the #holidays, don't overload extension cords.
#HolidayFireSafety

Did you know, the top three days of the year for home candle fires 🔥 are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and New Year's Eve. ...
12/02/2021

Did you know, the top three days of the year for home candle fires 🔥 are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and New Year's Eve.
#HolidayFireSafety

Did you know, the top three days of the year for home candle fires 🔥 are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and New Year's Eve.
#HolidayFireSafety

Happy Thanksgiving from the Fire Department.  The Fire Administration Office will be closed on the 25th & 26th of Novemb...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from the Fire Department. The Fire Administration Office will be closed on the 25th & 26th of November.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Fire Department. The Fire Administration Office will be closed on the 25th & 26th of November.

Did you know: #Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. 🔥As you start preparing your holiday schedule and or...
11/24/2021

Did you know: #Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. 🔥

As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.

#HolidaySafety #FireSafety #TTFD

Did you know: #Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. 🔥

As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.

#HolidaySafety #FireSafety #TTFD

11/23/2021

A-Crew on house fire early this morning. 1500 block of W. 10th.

11/16/2021

A great big giant "thank you" to our good friends at TEXAR Federal Credit Union for their very generous donation for this year's Shop with a Cop and Firefighter. We could not pull this wonderful event without the support from our community. Texarkana is the BEST!!!!

#texarkanapolice #betterintexarkana

Don’t let a great opportunity for a great career pass you by. Are you sick and tired of dragging yourself to the same ol...
11/15/2021

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Are you sick and tired of dragging yourself to the same old job everyday?

Do you want to be excited about going to work again?

We have the cure.

Apply today

Don’t let a great opportunity for a great career pass you by.

Are you sick and tired of dragging yourself to the same old job everyday?

Do you want to be excited about going to work again?

We have the cure.

Apply today

11/05/2021

Don't forget to change your clocks this Sunday, Nov. 7, as we fall back an hour. ⏰
This is also a perfect time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.

Fire safety tips: http://ready.gov/home-fires

#DaylightSavingTime

Thank you to Tractor Supply for the donation of snacks. They will keep us energized on those runs in the middle of the n...
11/05/2021

Thank you to Tractor Supply for the donation of snacks. They will keep us energized on those runs in the middle of the night. One our new firefighters Elliot Almond is shown accepting the box full of goodies.

Thank you to Tractor Supply for the donation of snacks. They will keep us energized on those runs in the middle of the night. One our new firefighters Elliot Almond is shown accepting the box full of goodies.

10/28/2021

UPDATE: 10/28/21 at 9:15a - The 911 system is back up. 911 calls are temporarily being rerouted to the Miller County Sheriff's Office until the original issue can be resolved. However, the important thing is that, if someone calls 911 now, their call can be answered.

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The 911 system is currently down for both sides of Texarkana and Bowie County. The non-emergency dispatch number is also not working.

Please call 903-798-3348 if you need police, fire, or EMS.

We don’t yet have any idea what the issue or how long it will be out. We will let you know as soon as it is restored.

Please share this post to help get the word out.

#texarkanapolice
#betterintexarkana

We will be there too.
10/28/2021

We will be there too.

The 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat in Spring Lake Park is almost here.

It's this Saturday afternoon from 4:00 to 7:00. It's a drive thru event and everyone will enter and leave through the north entrance to the park on Mall Drive.

We'll be there and hope you will too!!

#texarkanapolice #betterintexarkana

10/10/2021

There’s a sink hole under the street on W. 7th at Pine. Doesn’t look like much from above, but it covers two lanes and is large enough to swallow a car. 😳😳

Traffic is limited to a single lane at this point. The Street Department and TxDOT have been notified and are working on it, but this is probably gonna be an issue for the next few days until they can get it fixed.

#texarkanapolice

The smoke in the air today appears to be coming from a controlled burn on Hwy 237 in Arkansas. Try to stay indoors close...
10/08/2021

The smoke in the air today appears to be coming from a controlled burn on Hwy 237 in Arkansas.
Try to stay indoors close all windows and run your air conditioner to help limit smoke entering your home.

The smoke in the air today appears to be coming from a controlled burn on Hwy 237 in Arkansas.
Try to stay indoors close all windows and run your air conditioner to help limit smoke entering your home.

We love our new brush truck. Brush 5 is looking awesome. It’s great to have equipment to help us do our job better. Does...
09/24/2021

We love our new brush truck. Brush 5 is looking awesome. It’s great to have equipment to help us do our job better. Doesn’t hurt to look good doing it either.
Thanks to MSF Offroad and Performance for the help.

We love our new brush truck. Brush 5 is looking awesome. It’s great to have equipment to help us do our job better. Doesn’t hurt to look good doing it either.
Thanks to MSF Offroad and Performance for the help.

09/23/2021
09/04/2021

The COVID testing site is CLOSED today, Saturday, Sept. 4th. The testing site will reopen Monday, Sept. 6th at 9am.

TTFD being represented at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Dallas today. Don Rich-VolunteerEric McCasland, Zach Flanagan...
09/04/2021

TTFD being represented at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Dallas today.
Don Rich-Volunteer
Eric McCasland, Zach Flanagan and Dustin Newman - Climbers
Mart Lawrence-Retired TTFD Firefighter and part of the 9/11 team that helped put this event together this year.
Many thanks and much respect for their time, effort and sacrifices along with all those there this weekend.

FREE COVID-19 Testing beginning Friday, August 25, 2021.  Location:  Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Clinic at 902 ...
08/25/2021

FREE COVID-19 Testing beginning Friday, August 25, 2021. Location: Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Clinic at 902 W. 12th St., Texarkana, TX 75501.
Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 9am - 5:30pm.
Walk-ins Welcome or pre-register at allamericantesting.com.
For more information call: 214-556-8088.

FREE COVID-19 Testing beginning this Friday, August 27, 2021. Location: Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Clinic at 902 W. 12th St., Texarkana, TX 75501.
Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 9am - 5:30pm.
Walk-ins Welcome or pre-register at allamericantesting.com.
For more information call: 214-556-8088.

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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.

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Tuesday 7am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 7am - 5pm
Friday 7am - 5pm

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Texarkana Texas Fire Department is working a large structure fire in the 2600 block of New Boston Road. Traffic will be impacted. Please choose an alternate route.
UPDATE: 11/18/21 - The driver who died in this crash has now been officially identified as 21 year old Brenden Lomax of Atlanta, Texas. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ We have some terrible news today. There was a single vehicle crash at the intersection of MLK and Wood very early this morning. The vehicle was already fully engulfed in flames when we got there. After the Texarkana Texas Fire Department was able to get the fire out, the driver’s body was discovered still inside the vehicle. The crash is still under investigation, and we will release more information as we can. #texarkanapolice
Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 in the morning on Sunday. The Texarkana Texas Fire Department reminds us all that this is the perfect opportunity to check the smoke detectors in our homes and make sure that they are working properly. It only takes a couple of seconds but might wind up saving your life. Set you clocks back an hour before you go to bed tonight and enjoy that extra hour of sleep in the morning. It's been a long week and you've earned it! 😉 #TexarkanaPolice #betterintexarkana
City Council was proud to recognize these members of the Texarkana Texas Fire Department who participated in 9/11 Memorial Climbs in Dallas and Little Rock this month. These men climbed 110 stories in full firefighting gear and an air pack as a tribute to the men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Participants photographed (from left to right): Driver/Engineer Marty Lawrence, Retired Driver/ Engineer Dustin Newman Driver/Engineer Jonathan Mixon Driver/ Engineer Zach Flanagan Captain Eric McCasland Also photographed: Fire Chief Eric Schlotter and Mayor Bob Bruggeman Not photographed: Captain Don Rich
Texarkana Texas Fire Department firefighters Eric McCasland, Dustin Newman, and Zack Flannigan will be climbing 110 flights of stairs for the fallen heroes lost on 9/11. We were able to visit before the team started training in all this heat. The 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Stair Climb will take place on September 4 in Dallas Texas. #ttfd #911stairclimb
Moving Honors EMS Memorial just came through Texarkana on the way to Little Rock. Texarkana Texas Fire Department, Texarkana Emergency Center & Hospital, and LifeNet,Inc. all set up on the Cowhorn Creek bridge to pay respect. The goal of the Moving Honors procession is three-fold. First, is to bring awareness and additional recognition to the honorees. Second, is to provide broader access to the Tree of Life to allow anyone to pay respects forward to the honoree families and EMS colleagues at the other end of its journey. And finally in a much smaller capacity, it is an opportunity for fundraising to support the National EMS Memorial Service, allowing it to continue to recognize fallen EMS and air medical individuals.
4th of July Safety Tips from Texarkana Emergency Center & Hospital, Texarkana Texas Police Department, Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Texarkana Texas Fire Department, and Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department
I’m honored to be your new Fire and EMS coordinator for the 2021 Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. I retired last year from the Texarkana Texas Fire Department after 28+ years of service. Registration for this years event is June 1 at 8am sharp. Registration will fill up fast. If you or someone you know is interested in climbing I encourage you to go to the website and go over the rules. My email is on the website and you are welcome direct questions at me. If you don’t want to climb, there are hundreds of volunteer opportunities. You don’t have to be fire service or police to volunteer. Details for that are on the website as well. If you own a business, there are sponsorship opportunities and I challenge you to find a better cause to support. This is going to be a big event and families are encouraged to attend. There will be plenty for the kids to do and see. So here’s how I need your help today. Please tag anyone you think may be interested Make a challenge to your crew and stations to do this. It’s really something worth doing at least once in your career. Please share this post. We want this to be a record year. It’s the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and the 10th for the Dallas stair climb.
Our ECC students got to hang out with some community helper heroes today! We learned a lot! Thank you to Texarkana Texas Fire Department. LifeNet,Inc.. And LEISD Officer Devante James.
Today is International Firefighters' Day! Please help us celebrate all the heroes who work for the Texarkana Texas Fire Department keeping our community safe and making this a good place to live, work and play. Thank you for your sacrifice! And in honor of #internationalfirefightersday, and our Baby Yoda-themed week, enjoy this warm and fuzzy throwback story about Baby Yoda helping firefighters fight wildfires in Oregon last fall. The force is strong with not just those firefighters, but ALL our heroes! https://www.today.com/video/boy-gifts-firefighters-a-baby-yoda-toy-to-bring-to-the-front-lines-93106757999
Congratulations to the Texarkana Texas Fire Department on the delivery of their new Spartan Emergency Response Pumper, Engine 9! Thank you for trusting Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. and Spartan. View this trucks entire gallery on our website: http://www.mfas.com/index.php/fire-trucks/texarkana
Why isn’t the FD standing up for their people? https://www.facebook.com/826210757462098/posts/3889319207817889/?d=n