Fire Department

Princeton Fire DepartmentMission Statement
To provide the City of Princeton and the surrounding community with a qualified team of trained professionals who’s primary focus is to protect life, property, and the environment through public education, fire prevention, and emergency scene management.

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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 40 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 also provide public education programs and assists the Fire Marshal’s Office with fire prevention initiatives. The Princeton Fire Department currently holds an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of 2. We hope this website provides you the information you need. Please navigate through the site using the links on the right to see the services we can provide.

Fire Department News!

Opportunity. The Princeton Fire Department is looking to add addition full-time, part-time and volunteer help beginning October 1st, 2016. If you are interested in serving our community you can send your questions to Check back periodically for updates on these projected positions and the requirements for each level of employment.


Meet our Shift Captains. These officers are full-time employees and are the supervisors for each shift where they manage up to 10 volunteer firefighters. The Princeton Fire Department works 3 separate shifts of 24 hours each. It is the responsibility of the Shift Captains to run the daily operations within that period of the time and cover the daily staffing of the station.

All three Captains recently underwent swift water rescue training in an effort to increase the department’s special operations capability while also supporting the Collin County integrated water rescue response team. This special skill certification was grueling 40 hour week of non-stop hands-on training in the water.


The City of Princeton Fire Department will be taking applications for full-time and part-time firefighter positions beginning today through Friday August 26th at 5:00 p.m. Three positions will take effect in October following completion of the hiring process with the remainder coming in 2017. Please see the Texas Municipal League’s and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection’s websites for details. If you have additional questions about the process and the job requirements, you can send us an email at Applications can be downloaded from this website under the “Get Involved” tab.

Picture6New 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.

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