The Department

Welcome to the City of Greenville Fire-Rescue Department

Since 1883, Greenville has had firefighters ready to help in your worst moments. What started out as a volunteer company is now a fully paid, “all hazards” department. The City of Greenville Fire-Rescue Department (GFR) currently employs over 50 trained personnel working around the clock to keep you and your loved ones safe. We strive to be one of the most progressive fire departments in the area and want Greenville to be a safe, healthy, and resilient place to live, work and play. 

We cover over 33 square miles within the city limits of Greenville, as well as provide mutual aid when requested from departments in Hunt County. As of the 2020 census, we provide service to 28,088 residents and over 1000 businesses and employees. The city is rapidly growing, and we are constantly training to meet the needs of a diverse community. 

We respond to approximately 5,500 calls per year, almost a 100% increase over the last ten years. In the early days of the fire service, departments typically only responded to fire calls. In today’s fire service, we are tasked with responding to a multitude of emergency situations. We train for a variety of fire, medical, technical rescue, natural disaster, and even pandemic emergencies, while also providing inspections, investigations, prevention education, plans review, and much more to help keep our community safe.

Our goal is to prevent you and your loved ones from having an emergency, but should you have one, know that we stand ready to help in any way possible. 

We pledge to be ready when you need us.