About the Department
Our department serves roughly 55 square miles of incorporated city, and unincorporated county area, plus we have an additional 10 miles of Lake Lavon responsibility. We currently have one central station housing seven pieces of primary response apparatus and several support vehicles. Our current Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating is a 2.
The Princeton Fire Department is a combination department staffed with approximately 35 firefighters who are either full-time, part-time, or volunteer. All of our full and part-time firefighters hold multiple certifications with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and are either EMTs or paramedics with the Texas Department of State Health Services. The majority of our volunteers also hold both State Fire and EMS certifications. We provide Advanced Life Support EMS and All Hazards Fire Response capability.
These firefighters spend many hours serving the community, training, and responding to over 2,600 calls annually. In addition to responding to emergencies, our firefighters also provide public education programs and assist the Fire Marshal's Office with fire prevention initiatives. Commendably, our volunteers do much of this on their own personal time. Our goal is to provide an effective, well-trained team of professionals to be there when called upon.
To provide the City of Princeton and the surrounding community with the highest level of customer service delivery through a qualified team of trained professionals whose primary focus is to protect life, property, and the environment through effective public education, fire prevention, and emergency incident management.