Our department serves roughly 9.5 square miles of incorporated city, and back the volunteers up in the unincorporated 110 square miles of county area, we operate out of 1 fire station supported by a fire administrative office. We employ an all-hazards approach to response; our team consists of 8 full-time and 20 volunteer personnel with these members in operations. Our fleet consists of 1 engine, 1 aerial ladder, and other various command/support vehicles, with the volunteers having 2 Engines, 2 Tenders, and 3 brush wildland units. Our Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating is a Class 3, on a Class 1 to 10 scale. Organized in 1886 we have served our community for 137 years.
Our operations firefighters assigned to emergency response duties all carry Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications (TCFP) and Department of State Health Services (DSHS) medical certifications of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic. Many of our members hold multiple certifications with the state and carry years of experience in the community serving as first responders. Our goal is to provide an effective, well-trained, and competent team of professionals to be there when called upon.
Our team works around the clock 24/7, 365 days a year. Our operations firefighters spend many hours training and serving the community while responding to over 2,400 calls for emergency service annually. In addition to responding to emergencies, our firefighters also provide public education programs and assist with fire prevention initiatives. Our fire prevention branch performs inspections, investigations, plans review, and fire code enforcement. Our administrative staff supports the operations and prevention branches with planning, direction, policy, and evaluation. Commendably, our employees also stay committed to our responsibilities with professional development and education on their own personal time.
Duties & Responsibilities
- fire prevention
- fire investigation
- public education
- emergency management
- emergency response
The Kaufman Fire Department strives to provide cost-effective, high-quality Fire Suppression and Emergency Services while providing non-emergency Fire Prevention, Code Enforcement, Public Education, and Support Services to the community.