Whitesboro Fire Department Coin



Mission Statement

To provide a professional response to our customers in their time of need, to promote fire and life safety at all times by maintaining highly trained personnel and equipment, and by sharing our skills to help prevent and reduce incidents of fire and other potentially harmful events.

About Us

The Whitesboro Fire Department was founded in 1915 and serves the growing rural community of Whitesboro. The department started with just a handful of volunteers and little to no equipment. For several years the fire and rescue departments were separate departments with different volunteers. Now the department consists of a roster of 40 volunteer members with training and up-to-date equipment ready to provide service to people with various needs from fire protection, rescue response, and first responder medical response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The City of Whitesboro hired the first paid fire chief in April 2019. The department serves a fire district of 54.4 sq miles in the western part of Grayson County, Texas.

The department has educational programs set up for new members and existing members to maintain a high level of readiness. Educational programs have also been set up for children, adults, parents, and the elderly. These programs emphasize the safety of others with classes in fire prevention, 911, and many others. The Whitesboro Fire Department is a not-for-profit organization.

In October 2022 the Fire Department took over EMS operations for the western side of Grayson County.  The department operates 2 MICU ambulances that are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.