Thinking of becoming a Volunteer Firefighter?

The fire service is an exciting, always-changing profession. 
Our department is frequently searching for individuals who desire to answer the call. 
For more information, contact the Dumas Fire Department at (806)935-6435


The Dumas Fire Department is a combination department that consists of 16 paid firefighters and 30 volunteer firefighters.  We certify our personnel through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) and the State Firemen's and Fire Marshal's Association (SFFMA).  We also have 12 Basic EMTs, 3 Advanced EMTs, and 1 Paramedic certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS). Our Hazardous Materials team consists of 16 Hazardous Materials Technicians; 8 having specialized training in Confined Space Entry. 

The apparatus maintained by the department consists of two Class A Pierce Engines, one 101 ft King Cobra Articulating Platform Ladder Truck, one Hazardous Material / Mobile Command Unit, three Grass Trucks; two Rescue Units, two Water Tankers, and two Command Units.  We maintain a Fire Safety Trailer, which is a dual purpose simulated smokehouse and severe weather safety studio, as well as a Life And Fire Safety (LAFS) trailer used during Fire Prevention Week in October.
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Our department has coverage of the entire Moore County area through primary response and mutual aid agreements covering over 900sq. mi.  The Dumas Fire Department responds to an average of 1100 calls for service annually.  These calls encompass a wide variety of situations including structure fires, grass fires, motor vehicle accidents, medical calls, hazardous material incidents, and special rescue situations.  As with most fire departments, our crews stand ready, 24-hours a day to respond to any emergency or HazMat callout in the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. 

To complete our mission, we dedicate ourselves to training regularly, and continuously. Our volunteer members have training sessions at least twice a month; sometimes every week. Paid personnel train during the day, and assist/coach the volunteers on drill night in the evening, serving as mentors.   All paid personnel are certified, with a minimum of 1,100 hours of training.  Each year, volunteer members have an opportunity to attend a variety of basic and specialized training courses. 

Our general activities include pre-fire planning, inspections, investigations, hydrant - station - equipment maintenance, and testing.  We also sponsor numerous public safety education programs (LAFS) throughout the year as well as many community events. 

Our paid personnel enter the department with a monthly income of approximately $3,850.00, a full complement of benefits, and a work schedule of 10 days a month.  Volunteer members are paid quarterly; $25.00 for each call and training session attended. Volunteers are covered by worker's compensation insurance and have a pension plan through the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System (TESRS) to build additional requirements for themselves and their families. 

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid TX driver's license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
  • Complete a criminal history check
  • Complete our entrance agility examination
  • Complete the interview process
  • Firefighter Introductory Certified within 1 year
  • Obtain a Class B exempt TX driver's license
  • Become certified as an EMT within 2 years
  • Attend 25% of emergency callouts
  • Attend 50% of scheduled training/drill