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.
Dont 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
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.
FIRE ALARM REGISTRATION