"The saving of lives and the protection of property."
Dumas Fire Department
It is the mission of the Dumas Fire Department to protect the lives and property of the citizens it serves by providing fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, special rescue services, and emergency hazardous material response. It is our goal to provide these services with highly trained professional personnel using high quality tools and equipment and state of the art techniques.
The Dumas Fire Department is an ISO Class four combination fire department comprised of ten paid professional firefighters and twenty-six "on-call" volunteer firefighters. Led by Chief Paul Jenkins, the professional firefighters work in three shifts with twenty-four hour on and forty-eight hours off. The Volunteer members supplement the paid staff twenty-four hours a day as the need arises.
The fire department responded 1198 times during 2008 to a wide variety of situations including structure fires, grass fire, motor vehicle accidents, medical calls and special rescues. The fire department is actively involved in fire prevention with the cooperation of the Dumas Independent School District as well as private and civic organizations.
The equipment maintained by the department consists of three engines, three booster trucks, one rescue unit, and one utility/air supply unit. In mid 1998 the department took delivery of a Smeal 75 foot Quint. This engine has seating for six firefighters and can deliver of 1500 gallons of water per minute.
1998 Smeal Quint