Fire & Rescue

Fire Department


The Temple Fire Department has 121 sworn personnel operating out of 8 fire stations and manning:
  • 1 command vehicle
  • 2 ladder trucks
  • 1 rescue/haz-mat vehicle
  • 6 paramedic engine companies
  • 2 paramedic squad companies  
The Temple Fire Department provides a first responder type of EMS system with paramedics on all fire department engine companies. Transport of patients is provided by private service.

Currently the Temple Fire Department averages more than 12,500 requests for service per year.

Goals & Objectives

  • Annual presentation of a Junior Fire Cadet program for Temple children ages 9 - 13
  • Maintain safe fire and emergency medical response time averages of 4 minutes or less
  • Reduce the hazard of fires in commercial and manufacturing occupancies through proactive business inspection and code enforcement programs
  • Develop and present programs designed to reduce the number of residential fires, injuries and deaths

Mission Statement

To protect life and property from all hazards and to provide the best Advance Life Support pre-hospital medical care for the citizens of Temple.