Chief's Message

The City of Dallas Fire & EMS has been proudly serving the community since 1878. Our community has received fire suppression services, fire prevention awareness and education, emergency medical care and transportation from its own volunteer citizens the majority of the department’s tenure.  Our community has given overwhelming support and assisted in creating the pride we see today in our fire and EMS public safety services.

Today we enjoy a combination department, meaning career firefighters work alongside volunteer firefighters.  The EMS team works in tandem with our fire suppression team to provide service and safety to our community in times of fire, hazards, rescue and medical situations.   The men and women who served before us left a legacy of pride and ownership in the department; they cared deeply for their community.  We strive to keep that sentiment alive and in force today.

Moving forward, our department will continue to keep our knowledge, skills and abilities in line with best practice and industry standards for the service level we provide the City.  The equipment we seek to purchase will provide leading technology for keeping our personnel safe, effectively mitigating fire hazards and providing quality care in medical situations.  Our firefighters, Paramedics, support members, EMTs and administrative staff will exhibit professional standards and be service-minded.

Thank you for your faithful support of our department.  It is our desire and our privilege to serve and support our citizens during times of crisis.