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.
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To prepare ourselves for response through regular, effective training. To protect ourselves through an effective safety program.

Operating as usual

Congratulations to Driver / Engineer Eric McCasland on his promotion to Captain. Captain McCasland will will be Captain ...
03/15/2021

Congratulations to Driver / Engineer Eric McCasland on his promotion to Captain.

Captain McCasland will will be Captain at Station1 on A-Crew.

Captain McCasland will be a great asset in his new role. The Captain’s position is a great working position. Not only are you in the trenches with the rest of your crew, but you get to do all the paperwork also. 😆

Congratulations to Captain Lance Cheatham on his promotion to Battalion Chief. Chief Cheatham will be the BC for B-Crew....
03/15/2021

Congratulations to Captain Lance Cheatham on his promotion to Battalion Chief.
Chief Cheatham will be the BC for B-Crew.

We know he will serve this role well as a great leader and mentor.

What do you say to Firefighter that has spent 35+ years serving the community and keeping it safe. HAPPY RETIREMENT!!!!C...
03/15/2021

What do you say to Firefighter that has spent 35+ years serving the community and keeping it safe.

HAPPY RETIREMENT!!!!

Chief Gilley officially retired as of 7:00am Sunday March 14, 2021.

Chief Michael Gilley has filled many roles in the department, including Fire Marshal and Battalion Chief.
Chief Gilley is retiring as BC of B-Crew. Before that he he was the Fire Marshal for many of his over 20 years in the Fire Marshal’s Office.

Chief Gilley probably knows more about the buildings in the city than anyone working here now.
We lose a wealth of knowledge with his retirement.

We wish him the best in his retirement and hope he enjoys his new hobby of RC Planes.

Congratulations Chief Gilley.

City of Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management
03/09/2021

City of Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management

If you are an individual and were impacted by the recent severe winter weather event, please report your damages.
This will help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages locally. This data is also needed to provide information to FEMA and highlight the need for federal disaster assistance for individuals.

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Also, register for FEMA Disaster Assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov.

U.S. Fire Administration
03/04/2021

U.S. Fire Administration

During March, USFA wants to help communities focus on older adult fire safety.

Talk to your community about speaking to their loved ones. Let them know, if there is a fire in their home, they may have less than 2 minutes to get out.

Remind them:

🦽 If you need to use a wheelchair or a cane, make sure you can get to it easily and get out quickly.

🦻 If you wear hearing aids or eyeglasses, put them next to your bed while you are sleeping.

The City of Texarkana, Texas
03/02/2021

The City of Texarkana, Texas

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that Texas is 100% back open for business, and the statewide mask mandate will end. The executive order he signed today, GA-034, will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

While this is excellent news for our state, we implore you to keep practicing healthy habits to protect our community against COVID-19, including social distancing, hand washing, staying home when you're sick, and wearing face coverings when needed.

02/25/2021

Today will be the last day of drinking water distribution at the fire training field.

The City of Texarkana, Texas
02/22/2021

The City of Texarkana, Texas

Did you know plumbers have to be registered with the City to legally perform work inside the city limits? If you've experienced plumbing issues as a result of recent storms, reach out to one of the following to have repairs done. Note: This is not a recommendation, but a resource of registered plumbers.

***Please Share!***Help US Help YOU!!  If you have/had frozen pipe water damage to your home or business, please fill ou...
02/22/2021
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Help US Help YOU!! If you have/had frozen pipe water damage to your home or business, please fill out this survey to explain your damages.
This information will be used to help the state identify damages across Texas and help the Texarkana/Bowie County/Cass County Joint Emergency Operations Center with local damage assessment during the recent winter weather. This data is also needed to provide information to FEMA and highlight the need for federal disaster assistance for individuals across the State of Texas and in this region.
This information can help ensure the maximum disaster assistance to our communities.
Scan the QR code or visit arcg.is/uOrOb to report your damages!
#TexarkanaStrong #BowieCounty #CassCounty #FebruaryWinterWeather

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The City of Texarkana, Texas
02/22/2021

The City of Texarkana, Texas

UPDATE: Water giveaway will continue until all resources are depleted.

Know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you or your pet are suffering any of there symptoms. Exit your home imme...
02/15/2021

Know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you or your pet are suffering any of there symptoms.
Exit your home immediately. Call 911 for medical assistance if needed.

Please be safe during this winter weather event. Alternative heating is often used when we have extremely cold temperatu...
02/15/2021

Please be safe during this winter weather event. Alternative heating is often used when we have extremely cold temperatures and when the electricity goes out.
Do not use heating appliances not approved for indoor use.
Anything that has a flame or burns fuel (kerosene heaters, generators) produce carbon monoxide. Read and follow instructions for all heating equipment.
Make sure you have a working smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector.

02/15/2021
A-Crew had a busy night fighting two different fires in vacant buildings. B-Crew relieved them this morning and is still...
02/02/2021

A-Crew had a busy night fighting two different fires in vacant buildings.
B-Crew relieved them this morning and is still on scene at the old Quality Inn motel on N. State line.

The TTFD family hopes you have a safe and Merry Christmas. Remember,we are always here and ready.
12/25/2020

The TTFD family hopes you have a safe and Merry Christmas. Remember,we are always here and ready.

Texarkana Texas Police Department
12/23/2020

Texarkana Texas Police Department

Things heated up real fast this morning when a contractor was doing some plumbing work at a local facility and accidentally cut into a gas line. Thankfully, there was no significant damage to the building.

Good job, Texarkana Texas Fire Department!

#texarkanapolice
#betterintexarkana

Texarkana Texas Police Department
12/11/2020

Texarkana Texas Police Department

UPDATE: 12/11/20 at 1:05p - The Windstream issue has been resolved. All phones should be working again now.

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There is a Windstream outage right now that effecting the ability to call 911 from landline phones. This includes both sides of Texarkana, as well as parts of Bowie and Miller Counties.

If you have a Windstream phone at your home or business, you will need to use a cell phone to call 911 (or anyone else for that matter) until Windstream is able to get this issue resolved.

We don't know how long this will be fixed, but we'll let you know as soon as it is.

#texarkanapolice
#betterintexarkana

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. As always, your TTFD firefighters are on duty today. Be it a pan...
11/26/2020

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. As always, your TTFD firefighters are on duty today. Be it a pandemic or the holidays, we will always be here for you.

We are very proud to receive the ISO 1 rating. It takes a team effort to achieve this. Your TTFD firefighters have the t...
11/24/2020

We are very proud to receive the ISO 1 rating. It takes a team effort to achieve this. Your TTFD firefighters have the talent, training and passion required to make this department one of the best in Texas.

At tonight’s City Council meeting, the Texas Insurance Service Office (ISO) presented the City with an ISO Rating of 1. That’s highest rating that can be achieved, top 1% nationally and one of only 83 in the state!

Congratulations to our Texarkana Texas Fire Department on a job well done!

#goTXK

Thanks TTPD and Fire Marshal Chuck Weerts for your work on this case. We are glad to have this guy off the streets so qu...
11/18/2020

Thanks TTPD and Fire Marshal Chuck Weerts for your work on this case. We are glad to have this guy off the streets so quickly.

We arrested Maleek Collier late last week for Burglary of a Building.

About 2:30 in the morning on November 6, a firefighter at the downtown station was awaken by something banging inside the station. He got up to find out what was going on and found a man trying to break into a cash box that was in a closet. He grabbed the guy and told him to stay put while he called 911. Of course, the man really didn't want to hang around to talk to a police officer (big surprise there) so he took off running instead. We weren't able to find the guy that night, but we were glad to see that he'd accidently left behind a bunch of evidence in his hasty departure.

Detective Aaron Wafford was assigned the case that next day and remembered a similar case at that same fire station a couple years ago that involved Collier - and he wondered if it was just a coincidence or could there be more to it. His suspicions were confirmed when our crime scene technicians reported to him that the fingerprints lifted at the scene were a match to Collier's. Wafford was then able to get a warrant for his arrest just a few days after the burglary.

Collier was arrested at his home last Thursday and booked into the Bi-State Jail. His bond was set at $20,000 on that charge. However, warrants for violating his probation on previous convictions for Burglary of a Habitation and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle had since been issued, so those charges were added to his booking the next day. He's not made bond yet, so he's still sitting in jail.

#texarkanapolice
#notinmyneighborhood

Honoring our veterans today. Thank you for your service. Many veterans go into public safety after their military servic...
11/11/2020

Honoring our veterans today.
Thank you for your service. Many veterans go into public safety after their military service. We are proud to have our veterans in TTFD. They bring a great work ethic, knowledge and leadership ability.

Are you ready for the call?Join TTFD for the career you have always wanted.Apply online by November 29, 2020.
11/05/2020

Are you ready for the call?
Join TTFD for the career you have always wanted.

Apply online by November 29, 2020.

The City of Texarkana, Texas
11/03/2020

The City of Texarkana, Texas

There's already been a bit of confusion about polling locations this morning, so please make note of your specific polling place:

ELECTION DAY - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020
**ALL POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 AM TO 7:00 PM**
Polling Locations are as follows:

PRECINCT LOCATION

1A/4E GOREE Academic Learning Center, 3201 Lincoln Ave - Texarkana TX
2A/1B St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church, 2921 Norris Cooley Dr - Texarkana TX
2B/4D/5A Westlawn Elementary School, 410 Westlawn Dr - Texarkana TX
2C Theron Jones Early Literacy Center, 2600 W. 15th - Texarkana TX
2D/4A/5B Texarkana College Truman Arnold Center, 2500 N. Robinson Rd - Texarkana TX
3A Collins Memorial Bldg., 3000 Texas Blvd - Texarkana TX
3B Texarkana City Hall, 220 Texas Blvd - Texarkana TX
4B Spring Lake Park School, 4324 Ghio-Fish Blvd - Texarkana TX
4C Texas Middle School, 2100 College Dr -Texarkana TX
5C Richmond Road Baptist Church, 5805 Richmond Road - Texarkana
6A First Baptist Church, 3015 Moores Ln. - Texarkana
6B Pleasant Grove Middle School, 5605 Cooks Ln. - Texarkana
8B Eylau Methodist Church, 5214 W US 59 – Texarkana TX
9 Nash School, 100 Burton St Texarkana TX
10 Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 3123 FM 559 – Texarkana TX
11 C5 Volunteer Fire Dept, 9534 W. New Boston Rd - Texarkana TX

For more information related to voting and registration, call the Bowie County Elections Office at (903) 628.6810.

Great time last night.
11/01/2020

Great time last night.

Here are a few pictures from the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat in Spring Lake Park last night.

Thanks to all the organizations that came out to help make it an fun event for the kids!!

#texarkanapolice
#betterintexarkana

The City of Texarkana, Texas
10/28/2020

The City of Texarkana, Texas

We've gotten lots of calls asking "What are we doing about Halloween this year?" and that's a great question that needs to be addressed. So, we put together some suggestions that could help you celebrate Halloween safely this year, in light of COVID-19:

Make trick-or-treating safer--

Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.

Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
Wash hands before handling treats.

Wear a mask!
Make your cloth mask part of your costume.
A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing

Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
Indoors and outdoors, you are more likely to get or spread COVID-19 when you are in close contact with others for a long time.

Wash your hands
Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.

Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
(Parents: supervise young children using hand sanitizer.)

Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home and before you eat any treats.

Stay tuned for more information over the next few days about how to celebrate Halloween safely! Thanks, Texarkana!

October is fire prevention month. Unfortunately our area has already had two fire deaths this week. Please test your smo...
10/04/2020

October is fire prevention month. Unfortunately our area has already had two fire deaths this week.
Please test your smoke alarms for proper operation and replace batteries or replace the alarm if 10 years old. Check your friends and family to make sure they have smoke alarms and are working properly.
If we can help you with checking or replacing your smoke alarm, please call us. We would rather come see you to check your smoke alarm than fight a fire in your home.
903-798-3994.
Always here for you. TTFD.

The City of Texarkana, Texas
09/18/2020

The City of Texarkana, Texas

The tornado sirens were accidentally set off this morning. We apologize! There is no inclement weather in our area. Enjoy your day!

California wildfire pictures from Captain Chuck Weerts.The firefighters are working 24 hour shifts battling these fires ...
09/17/2020

California wildfire pictures from Captain Chuck Weerts.
The firefighters are working 24 hour shifts battling these fires in this treacherous terrain.

A few pictures as the team prepares to get to work this morning.
09/14/2020

A few pictures as the team prepares to get to work this morning.

Captain Chuck Weerts and Texas Strike Team 141 have arrived at the Creek Fire in California. The picture is what it actu...
09/13/2020

Captain Chuck Weerts and Texas Strike Team 141 have arrived at the Creek Fire in California.
The picture is what it actually looks like there in the middle of the day. Visibility and breathing are both compromised due to all the smoke.

Texas firefighters making a pit stop earlier in Arizona. Should reach California tonight.
09/13/2020

Texas firefighters making a pit stop earlier in Arizona. Should reach California tonight.

Captain Chuck Weerts and his team have been assigned to the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California. This size of this f...
09/12/2020

Captain Chuck Weerts and his team have been assigned to the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California. This size of this fire is nearly 200,000 acres. That,s right 200,000. It is only 6% contained. Long, hard days ahead for all the firefighters involved.

TTFD Captain Chuck Weerts is on his way to California to assist with the massive wildfires. Capt. Weerts is traveling wi...
09/12/2020

TTFD Captain Chuck Weerts is on his way to California to assist with the massive wildfires.
Capt. Weerts is traveling with members from fire departments throughout north and east Texas.
They met up with other teams from Texas in Lubbock, to then convoy to their posts in California.
We wish them all safety in their travels and work.

Texarkana Texas Fire Department's cover photo
08/26/2020

Texarkana Texas Fire Department's cover photo

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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Why isn’t the FD standing up for their people? https://www.facebook.com/826210757462098/posts/3889319207817889/?d=n
You guys made our kids day!!! Thank yall!!!
Candlewood suites on Cowhorn creek loop. Reported this violation to the Texarkana,TX police department and he still parks there. Aren’t there laws against parking in a fire lane?
After 33.5 years at TTFD, Dennis was called Home on July 19, 2019. He is now in his final resting place!
TTFD did a great job helping out in Atlanta, TX!
Thank you for making work shop so much fun
Quick responding today at that MVA. Thank You for your dedication! Stay safe Brothers -A Former EMT
The 2018 MLK Leaders Conference Committee would like to invite your youth to participate in our annual MLK celebration. The committee has worked diligently to make this an exciting and spirit-filled occasion. We pray that your youth will have an enjoyable time as we celebrate the legacy of MLK. Our 2nd annual leadership conference will be held at Texarkana College Truman Arnold Center on Friday January 12, 2018 at 6 pm for a Meet and Greet. And back again Saturday January 13, 2018 at 10:00 am -3:00 pm. This Year’s theme is “Make every connection Matter". We ask that you allow your youth to participate during conference. Our registration is free for all participant. All teens are also cordially invited to our First Next Generation Meet and Greet, a new event that will be dedicated to encouraging teen empowerment. We hope that you will allow your youth to join us in these collaborations.
I found this friendship rock on fire hydrant at Comfort Suites, Tx., but the cannot read writing from where it got wet. so thought maybe here...all can read is post pic to Texarkana, Tx......not sure but figure here or water company....lol