Who We Are

Longview Fire Department provides an array of services to the citizens of Longview. Currently, LFD consists of 172 full-time authorized positions, 163 of which are uniformed personnel. To accommodate the department’s Apprenticeship Program, LFD also maintains 6 approved “Overhire” positions for the purpose of reducing overtime costs as well as sustaining adequate staffing for operational needs. The addition of these 6 positions accounts for the department’s 178 actual personnel; 169 uniformed, 9 civilian. We operate out of 8 fire stations strategically located throughout Longview, as well as a designated Fire Training Center. LFD has 3 rotating shifts - A, B, C; therefore, all shift personnel work a 24 hour on-duty, 48 hours off-duty schedule. The number of employees assigned to each station varies with the size of the station and the apparatus located there. Current annual call volume is approximately 16,000 emergency service calls.

Who is on the Front-Line? 

 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.

Key services of Longview Fire Department include: 
  • Fire Operations
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Training
  • Emergency Preparedness