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Welcome to Gladewater Fire Department's official website. The Gladewater Fire Department is a "combination department" with a staff of 13 full time paid firefighters and approximately 5 volunteer firefighters. There are 3 shifts A,B & C that work 24/48 seven days a week consisting of a captain, lieutenant & 2 firefighters.

The department has different personnel certified in different fields, Arson Investigator, Fire Cause & Origin, Fire Inspector, Method of Teaching, with all full time employees certified through the Texas commission on Fire Protection.

It is our desire to serve the taxpayers of this community to prevent the loss of life and property.

The Fire Chief supervises the department Monday thru Friday, from 8-5 and is available during those hours.

The department equipment consists of:

  • 3 main engines with a pump capacity of 1000 gallons per minute
  • 1 main engine with a pump capacity of 1250 gallons per minute
  • 1 grass truck
  • 1 rescue boat
  • 1 light duty rescue truck
  • 1 regional response trailer/mobile communication
  • 2 pick-ups

The department will receive a new 2500 gallon capacity tanker/pump combination engine which will allow the department to carry more water to rural areas for firefighting activities.

The City of Gladewater's current ISO rating is a "6".

The Gladewater Fire Department's coverage area is approximately 85 square miles along with having mutual aid agreements with all neighboring departments to assist them in a time of need.