Message from Fire Chief David Coble


 The Tyler Fire Department (TFD) serves the community with the highest level of professionalism, customer service, and responsiveness by providing effective and efficient fire prevention, fire suppression, disaster management, emergency medical care, hazardous materials, water rescue, high angle, trench, confined space, collapse rescues and other essential services to save lives and protect property.  We are a career department that responds to over 10,000 calls for service annually.  The Department protects an immense and growing 55 square miles in Smith County.  Every citizen, visitor, and every square foot provide the basis for the Department’s existence and mission.


Emergency Response

 Life Safety - As stated in our mission, the TFD is ultimately in existence to provide lifesaving actions in real emergencies. Your life and the lives of your loved ones are our #1 priority!  It's a mission the Department  performs  through  professional service.

 Property Conservation - While Life Safety is always first and foremost, protecting property is also part of the Department's mission. To the extent possible, firefighters make every effort to protect your structure and belongings. They value what you value! 

 Incident Mitigation - When the big, red fire truck rolls up, the situation is expected to get better. It is our goal for that to happen from emergency medical incidents and vehicle collisions to multi-alarm fires.  Firefighters are trained to bring incidents to a close in a thorough and safe manner.


Fire Prevention

 Fire Code Enforcement - The best fire is one that never occurs!  Or,  if  it  does occur,  one that minimally impacts life and property. That's what enforcing the fire code is all about, and it's our Fire Prevention Bureau's main job.


 Public Education - Another facet of preventing avoidable fires, injuries, and even deaths, is to educate citizens and business/property owners on how to react in the event of a fire. The TFD provides outstanding public education to that end.


Emergency Management

 The City of Tyler Office of Emergency Management (OEM) – provides emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery services to the residents of Tyler. 


    There are 10 Fire Stations throughout our City and Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. Please feel free to stop by any of these stations whenever you are in the neighborhood. The Firefighters will be happy to give you a tour, provide fire safety tips or they will gladly stop by your residence or your place of business to check on your smoke detectors!

I am very pleased that you took the time to visit our web site. If there is anything concerning our Fire Department that you can’t find here please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Thank you and have a SAFE day!


Best Regards,


    David L. Coble – Fire Chief



Press Releases, Media Advisories, Important Information
Annual Heat Response Plan Meeting: 2019 Plan Released - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Tyler Fire Department, Northeast Texas Public Health District, representatives with Smith County, and multiple public service agencies in the community, met on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 to update and release this year’s Heat Response Plan. 

The plan is designed to serve as a guide and to provide useful information to the public. It includes information and tips on avoiding heat-related illness and injury. Additionally, it highlights resources that are available to the public during the season, including overnight and daytime sheltering locations. 

Partnering agencies will have access and links to the plan, which can be viewed at 

Tyler Fire Department encourages residents to “Look. Listen. Learn.” - Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Tyler Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) ­‑‑ the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ for more than 90 years ‑‑ to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere™,” which works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire. To view the official Press Release, click the following link: Fire Prevention Week - 2018.


Fire Inspection Invoices - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Certain occupancy types will now include a fee for the annual fire and life safety inspection. For more information about the various types of chargeable fire inspections, please click HERE.


Learn CPR, Save a Life - Friday, August 11, 2017

Would you know what to do?

Click Here for more information on learning CPR. You can make a difference.


To protect lives and property through incident mitigation, education and prevention

To be the Premier Professional Fire Department in East Texas through innovation and excellence in Community Engagement

To be the standard for performance excellence in local government

Contact Us
Tyler Fire Administration
1718 W Houston
Tyler, Texas  75702
Main: (903) 535-0005
Fax:   (903) 535-0011

Business Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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