Fire Department

Mission Statement

The Kilgore Fire Department is dedicated to protecting lives, property, and the environment through preparedness, prevention, public education, and emergency response with an emphasis on quality services, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety.

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The Kilgore Fire Department consists of 42 career firefighters that work out of three fire staions and the administrative offices.

Firefighters work 24 hour shifts which are supervised by Battalion Chiefs.

"A" Shift - Chief Rick Dillard

"B" Shift - Chief Dennis Gage

"C" Shift - Chief Danny Downing


Kilgore Fire Department


Administration Offices
815 N. Kilgore St.
Kilgore, Texas 75662
(903) 984-5081 
Non-Emergency Phone Number (Dispatch)
(903) 983-1559
Many photos throughout the Fire Department's web site are courtesy of
"The Kilgore News Herald"