Our Fire Department serves roughly thirty-nine square miles of incorporated city, and unincorporated county area. We currently have one central station housing thirteen pieces of apparatus. The Department is staffed with approximately 35 firefighters who are either full time, part-time, or volunteer. Most of these Firefighters hold both a firefighter and EMS certification with the State of Texas. These volunteers spend many hours of their own personal time serving the community, training, and responding to nearly 1,600 emergency calls annually. Our goal is to provide an effective, well trained team of professionals to be there when called upon. In addition to responding to emergencies, our firefighters provide public education programs and assists the Fire Marshals Office with fire prevention initiatives. The Princeton Fire Department currently holds an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of 4, which will change to a 2 in June of 2015. We hope this website provides you the information you need. Please navigate through the site using the links on the left to see the services we can provide.
Fire Department News!
The Princeton Fire Department is currently 2nd in the Nation as of February 2015. for their efforts in supporting the National “Ready-Set-Go” program. This program is supported by the Texas A&M Forest Service and its focus deals with preparing communities in the event an urban interface fire should occur, threatening their lives and property.
Captain Ben Harp of Princeton Fire Department was recently was honored as the “Top Candidate” after completing a six month Texas Commission on Fire Protection certification class with the Texas Emergency Academy. The training academy was sponsored by the Princeton Fire Department. Other Princeton firefighters attending the academy included: Engineer Sean Kaczor, Engineer Chris Solano, and Firefighter Robert Dixon. Firefighters Jacob Stiltz, and Firefighter Matthew Fellenbaum also received their Commission Certifications from the Fire in Texas Academy, Sulphur Springs, Texas. Congratulations!
New Outdoor Burning Regulations
There are new regulations related to outdoor burning in Collin County. No outdoor burning is allowed. Only a few exceptions are allowed under the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality guidelines. Please see the Collin County Fire Marshal’s website for details. In addition, the Fire Marshal in Princeton will be instituting new ordinances related to cooking, warming, and ceremonial fires within the City limits in the near future.