About Forney Fire Department

Lead by Fire Chief Derek Briggs, the Forney Fire Department meets the needs of our community by responding to fire, medical, and rescue incidents as well as requests for public education and other actions that our department can assist the public with.

Staff Members

The Forney Fire Department consists of two staffed fire stations with approximately 22 full-time paid fire fighters including a Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector, Administrative Assistant, 6 Lieutenants, and 6 Driver Operators.

Firefighters in Uniform Standing in Front of Fire Engine

Service Area

The department's fire protection area covers approximately 80 square miles and consists of:

  • City of Forney
  • City of Talty
  • Kaufman County's Emergency Service District Number 6

The area that the Fire Department responds to consists of major highways, railroad traffic, dozens of state highways, and a rapidly growing retail, education, and residential base.