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
Announcement - Monday, July 17, 2017
Date set for Entrance Exam!

A date has been set for the upcoming Firefighter Entrance Exam. The test will be administered on Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m., at Harvey Hall, 2000 W. Front St.

Applications are currently being accepted, with the deadline for qualified candidates set at Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 5:00pm. Applications may be obtained from the City of Tyler, Human Resources Department at 212 N. Bonner (903-531-1112). 

Check the Recruiting tab for more information, or click HERE for the Official Announcement.

Take our Survey: Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (Public Involvement/Participation) - Tuesday, July 11, 2017


A partnership of the county government and cities and communities in Smith County are working together to create the Update of the Smith County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Community input and involvement is instrumental in the development of a mitigation plan that truly reflects the perceptions and needs of Smith County residents.

We have developed a community survey and would like as much input from Smith County residents, businesses, and interested citizens as possible. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey so that your ideas may become a part of the plan to make Smith County a safer and more resilient county.

Community Survey Link:




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

To be the world class emergency services organization through innovation and excellent customer service

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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