Lufkin Fire Department provides emergency medical services for the City of Lufkin and Angelina County, and mutual aid for surrounding counties. In addition to EMS and mutual aid, LFD also provides community awareness to local schools and day care centers in the form of CPR and First Aid classes.
Lufkin currently staffs four ambulances 24 hours a day with access to back-up units as needed. All ambulances are Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU) with Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities. Each unit is staffed with EMT-Paramedics at all times. We have a progressive protocol including 12 lead ECG with wireless transmission, End Tital CO2, CO monitoring, and numerous other procedures through written protocol via our medical director.
Lufkin Fire Department has a total of 80 employees. Personnel are required to become certified Paramedics to retain employment. In addition to EMT certifications, some employees are also certified by Texas Department of Health (TDH) as EMS Instructors and Skills Examiners. Other certifications include Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and others. All Paramedics are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
The Fire Department responds to approximately 9,000 calls annually.
Lufkin Fire Department provides a 25-member hazardous material team, trained to the technician level. We are the only team within a three-hour driving radius. The HAZMAT team responds to incidents within the City of Lufkin and Angelina County. It also has a mutual-aid agreement with Nacogdoches County and traditionally has responded to wherever requested and needed. The team also is responsible for special operations such as rope, trench, confined space, and water rescue.