History

Like many other fire departments in the nation, the Forney Fire Department's roots lie in volunteerism. The Forney Fire Department has been in service since the early 1900's and was an all volunteer department until 2001, when the City hired the first paid firefighter. Today, the Forney Fire Department consists of 15 firefighters, three fire driver operators, three lieutenants, one fire marshal, one captain and one fire chief.

The department serves the City of Forney, Town of Talty and other sections of Kaufman County, that combine to almost 80 square miles.

In 2015, the Forney City Council approved the construction of a second fire station, close to the intersection of FM 548 and Reeder Rd. Fire Station No. 2 is currently under construction and hopes to be complete by late 2016.

The Forney Fire Department has two pumper trucks, one 2,000 gallon tanker/pumper, one quint ladder truck with a 75-foot ladder, one light and air truck, one brush truck, one rescue/medic truck, two ATV's one 4x4 truck, three staff vehicles and one 12k volt generator truck. 

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