The Balch Springs Fire Department was established to protect the city, its residents, and their property from destruction by fire and conflagration. With a fully paid staffed Fire Department, we serve the citizens and travelers of Balch Springs to the fullest extent.
Shortly after our city was established in 1953, the first volunteer fire department for Balch Springs was organized in 1958. These volunteers were stationed at 11301 Lake June Rd., the first fire station of our city, which also happens to be one of the city’s oldest buildings still standing today. Balch Springs’ first Fire Chief, Richard Hill, was able to fully staff this station with 23 volunteer members.
The first fire engine was a donation from the Dallas County Fire Chiefs Association. It was a Ford Pumper with 1,000 feet of hose. One year later, the city purchased their first fire engine for $15,000. Throughout the years, the fire department has relocated two more times and grown tremendously.
Today, the Balch Springs Fire Department proudly serves the City of Balch Springs with 33 full time personnel, 1 100' aerial pumper, 2 engine pumpers, 1 squad, 1 booster grass truck, 1 battalion, 1 fire marshal, and a fire chief.
The Balch Springs Fire Department honors those whose lives were lost during the 9/11 attacks. Our Fire Department has been awarded World Trade Center artifact G-0118B. This sacred artifact is a piece of the twin tower wreckage and can be visited at the Fire Department Complex located at 12500 Elam Road.
Join our CERT Team!
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates citizens regarding disaster preparedness relative to hazards that could impact our area, and provides basic disaster response skills training. These skills include fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. To learn more, Click Here.
Request your Free Smoke Alarm
Your Balch Springs Fire Department is happy to partner with the American Red Cross for our No Silent Houses, Smoke Alarm Program. This program helps provide smoke alarms to single family homes in Balch Springs at NO cost to the occupants. The only requirement is that you live in Balch Springs. We will install the alarms for you and show you how to properly test them monthly. To request your free smoke alarms please contact our Fire Marshal at 972-557-6046 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.