Fire Department

Our Mission is to provide a professional response to our customers in their time of need, to promote fire and life safety at all times by maintaining highly trained personnel and equipment, and by sharing our skills to help prevent and reduce incidents of fire and other potentially harmful events.

Bell headshotInterim Fire Chief- Jeff Bell

Jeff began his career in the fire service by attending Collin County Community College’s Fire Academy in 1999. He worked for Plano Fire Rescue in the Fire Marshal’s office as a plan reviewer and inspector until he joined Plano Fire Rescue as a Fire Rescue Specialist. He worked for Plano for a total of 13 years. Summer of 2006 he joined Fairview Fire Rescue as a part-time Fire Inspector. In 2009, he became Fairview’s Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal and later joined Fairview in a full-time capacity in January 2012. 

He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology. He also holds a Master Fire Fighter certification, Advanced Inspector and Fire Investigator’s certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

Fairview is a Texas Home-Rule town. It is largely a residential community in the central part of Collin County, Texas (just North of Dallas). The fire district includes both incorporated and unincorporated areas within a 13 square mile area. The Town has received an Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating of 2, which becomes effective April 2013.

  • About the Department
  • Apparatus
  • EMS
  • Inspections/Knox Box/Permits
  • Join Us
  • Open Burn

About the Department

About the Department

Fairview operates a combination department, meaning we have full-time paid firefighters, part-time firefighters, and professional volunteers. 

Collin County Sheriff's communications center. This center receives all 911 calls and is responsible for the dispatching of emergency personnel. FOR EMERGENCY CALLS, DIAL 911.

Fairview operates two fire stations.  Station #1 is located at 500 S. Highway 5 in the former town hall building. 

Station 1

Fairview operates two fire stations. Station #1 is located at 500 S. Highway 5 in the former town hall building.

Station 2

Station 2 is located at 1200 Stacy Road. This building was completed in Janurary 2010 and provides our citizens on the eastern side improved response time. Station 2 is also home base to EMS Emergency Services.




Brush 2: Brush 2 is a 2012 F-550 4X4. It has a 400 gallon water tank and 20 gallons of Class A foam. It has a Hale 200 gpm diesel fire pump @100 psi. This truck was purchased through the Texas Forestry Service via a grant matching program. This truck will be utilized to assist the state for special deployments to assist in the control of wildland fires.

Engine 2: Engine 2 is an E-One Typhoon with a Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) with a 1,000 gallon water tank. Engine 2 has advanced life support capabilities. A fire apparatus, fire engine, fire truck, or fire appliance is a vehicle designed to assist in fighting fires by transporting firefighters to the scene and providing them with access to the fire, along with water or other equipment.

Squad 2: Squad 2 is a 2007 Ford F-250 with four wheel drive. This vehicle is primarly used for fire inspections, fire investigations,command, and other code enforcement activities. Squad 2 has a computer allowing real-time access to data via the Internet while on scene. The Fairview Fire Department is proud to own this truck as another means to protect the citizens of Fairview

Rescue 2: Rescue 2 is a medium rescue truck developed with a fully compartmentalized body. The truck carries heavy extrication equipment including the Jaws of Life and other specialty equipment for most any type of emergency. It also carries an air cascade system that is used to refill breathing apparatus bottles on scene. Rescue 2 is located at Station 1 for quicker response times to critical traffic locations around HWY 5 and Stacy Road.


Engine 1: Engine 1 is an E-One Typhoon with a full Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) with a 500 gallon water tank, 2,000 GPM pump and 30 gallons of fire suppression foam. The Engine will have a specialized compartment for EMS equipment and will seat 5 firefighters. Engine 1 operates as an Advanced Life Support apparatus with a cardiac monitor.

Truck 2: Truck 2 is a combination pumper and aerial. The apparatus is called a "quint" because of its five capabilities: 75 foot aerial ladder, ground ladders, 1500 gallon per minute water pump, 500 gallon water tank, and hoses. The aerial ladder has a master stream capable of flowing 1000 gallons per minute from both positive and negative elevations. The truck carries heavy rescue and advanced life support medical equipment.

Squad 1: This is a 2013 Chevy Tahoe 4 wheel drive special service vehicle. Its primary function will be used as an additional command vehicle. It will also serve the department by acquiring equipment and other support items to improve day to day operations. This vehicle has an AED and BLS capabilities. 



The Town of Fairview operates its own EMS medical transport service for the citizens and customers of Fairview. EMS services were previously contracted with a 3rd party ambulance service. The fire department now is able to continue care for the patient from the initial patient contact until the patient arrives at the appropriate hospital destination. The ambulance is staffed with 2 people that are cross-trained as firefighters and also as either EMT or Paramedic. The primary ambulance is still located at fire station 2 with a back-up ambulance at fire station 1 should the primary be out for service. We welcome anyone that would like to drop by the fire stations and see our new equipment or just to visit with the firefighters.

In addition to the ambulance, an advanced life support fire engine/ truck is staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week out of both Station 1 and Station 2. The engine/ truck has the same EMS capabilities as the ambulance but without the ability to transport.


For Emergencies Call 9-1-1 

Give your address and location.

Explain the emergency.

Try to remain calm.

Stay on the phone. The dispatcher may need to get additional information.


Inspections/Knox Box/Permits

Inspections/Knox Box/Permits

Town of Fairview Fire and Building Ordinances w/ Amendments

icon 2012 IFC Amendments Fairview

icon Fairview 2012 IBC amendments

Fire Inspections

All commercial buildings and residential buildings over 5000 feet are subject to the Town of Fairview's Fire Safety ordinance. The town employs a full time fire marshal for inspections and regular safety checks.

The Fire Marshal can be reached at 972-886-4238

Knox Box

The town also has a Knox Box ordinance that requires all gated entryways to be accessible through a key system approved by the fire chief. For more information, please contact the fire department's non-emergency number, 972-886-4238, and check on-line for products at

Alarm Permits

For those properties that have a fire alarm or bulglar alarm an alarm permit is required. To get an alarm permit, visit  or download one of the alarm permit forms below.

pdf Commercial Alarm Permit pdfResidential Alarm Permit







Join Us

Join The Fairview Volunteer Fire Department

The Fairview Fire Department is looking for volunteers to join us.  To be eligble, please read and complete the following documents and submit to the Town Hall at 372 Town Pl. Fairview, TX. 75069.

pdf Fairview Application for Employment

pdf Fairview Fire Personal History Stmt Revised

pdf Fire Department Agility Test

Open Burn

Open Burning Rules

In the Town of Fairview, the location for open burning shall not be less than 300 feet from any structure and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 300 feet of any structure.

Permits may be issued by the Fire Marshal for burning of natural vegetation if the fire is located on a property of 10 acres or greater, and if all of the following conditions are met:

 a. The burn site must only contain natural vegetation,

 b. A water supply must be on site and capable of preventing fire from spreading away from burn site,

 c. The burn site must not be within 300 feet of any structure or within 25 feet of a property line,

 d. The day must be a burn day as designated by the Fairview Fire Chief or his designee and the Fire Marshal has inspected the items to be burned prior to lighting the fire.

For those interested in constructing a fire pit, Fire pits must not contain a fire greater than three feet in diameter and two feet in height. Fire pits shall be surrounded on the outside, aboveground, by a non-combustible material such as steel, brick or masonry. The fire pit bottom must be at least six inches below the outer ring of the fire pit. Fire pits can be used as long there is not a posted Burn Ban within Fairview. Burn Bans are typically posed on the Top News section of the Town’s home page.


Jeff Bell,
Interim Fire Chief
  Fire Marshal 972-886-4238
Non-Emergency Dispatch 972-429-0775
372 Town Place,
Fairview,TX 75069
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