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
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
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
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
• 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.