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A burn ban is in effect at all times for the city by ordinance. Only those with a valid burn permit may burn in the city limits. County burn bans are made by the County Judge.When the County Judge issues a burn ban, we will also issue a ban on all burning in the city regardless of permits issued. Contact the Fire Administration Office at 903-798-3994 and we will assist you with this information.
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The next firefighter entrance exam is expected to be given on January 21, 2023. The Civil Service Entrance Exam is valid for six months from the date the test is given or until all names are exhausted from the eligibility list. If you have any further questions, please call 903-798-3994.
Outdoor residential burning may be possible if approved by the Fire Marshal's Office and with the purchase of an annual permit which is $50.00. This burning is only for residential yard waste, which includes limbs, leaves, pine needles etc. Burning of household waste is not allowed.
Other information on outdoor burning can be found in our Code of Ordinances.
Our ISO Rating is a 1 on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the best. This number is used by the insurance industry to determine fire insurance premiums for both commercial and residential property.
Contact the Building and Life Safety Division at 903-798-3994.
Recommend checking it once a month and changing the batteries twice a year.
Smoke alarms should be replace when 10 years old.
Yes, please fill out a Smoke Alarm request form or call 903-798-3994 and you will be emailed or called as soon as possible.
You should move to the right-hand edge or curb clear of any intersection and stop and remain stopped until the emergency vehicle passes.
Click on link to see list of fees. If you need further information, please call fire admin at 903-798-3994