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
Tyler Fire Department releases annual Cold Weather Response Plan - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Tyler Fire Department has released the final version of this year's Cold Weather Response Plan. On Friday, November 17, 2017, a group of representatives from various public service agencies in the community met to discuss the plan and offered suggestions for improvements.

The plan is designed to serve as a guide and to provide useful information to the public. It includes tips on avoiding exposures, as well as recognizing the signs and symptoms of cold weather-related emergencies. Additionally, it highlights resources that are available to the public during the winter months, including sheltering locations.

The plan is available on the Tyler Fire Department's website ( The public may also view a copy of the plan HERE. For questions regarding the plan, please contact the Fire Department at (903) 535-0005.  

Fire Chief Coble Press Conference - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fire Chief David Coble held a press conference this evening outlining the City's response to Hurricane Harvey. 

Tyler EOC is activated at a Level 3 and we have established a Transition Center for providing information and assistance to evacuees.

Tyler Fire Department Deploys Mobile Communication & Command Vehicle to Houston - Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Hurricane Harvey: Updated Information on Sheltering Locations - Friday, August 25, 2017

Emergency Management Officials have advised the public to use the 211 system for up to date shelter information/locations.

2-1-1 Texas is a statewide program available for citizens to find information about resources in the local community. It is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

TJC holds active-shooter drill to train emergency responders - Thursday, August 17, 2017
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.

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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