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
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.