Front-Line apparatus/units currently include: 7 Engine Companies, 3 Truck Companies, 5 MICU Ambulances, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Shift Training Officer, and 1 Fire Prevention Officer. LFD utilizes a fully functional Hazardous Materials Team, Special Operations Team, Water Rescue Team, and High Angle Rope & Rescue Team when necessary. Each of the aforementioned teams is considered to be a “regionally recognized asset” and provide emergency and non-emergency response primarily within the 14-county area of East Texas consistent with the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) region.
LFD is actively engaged with the aspects of teamwork with other City departments. The Fire Department currently has 6 Firefighters trained as SWAT-Medics that respond as needed with the Longview Police Department to provide medical care in potentially hostile criminal environments. We also employ the position of a civilian Fire Inspector who works closely with the City’s Developmental Services Department to address issues of life safety and code enforcement to keep our community protected.