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Our mission is the preservation of the lives and property of our citizens by managing fire, rescue, medical, and environmental emergencies. This commitment is accomplished by effective public fire education, fire prevention, code enforcement, and emergency response services.
Breckenridge Fire Department is a full time, paid department serving all of Stephens County. Stephens County covers approximately 921 square miles and includes over 9,000 residents. The service area encompasses all of Hubbard Creek Lake, Lake Daniels and a portion of Possum Kingdom Lake. These lakes total over twenty-five square miles of waterways.
Also in the service territory is the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Walker Sayle Unit which houses 632 inmates.
BFD responds to an average of 500-600 calls for service per year with a full-time staff of 11 along with volunteer assistance. Three volunteer departments in the county also serve the area. Their assistance is very valuable especially during the grass fire season.
The Breckenridge Fire Department is located in the former Breckenridge Municipal Building located at 120 W Elm. The building, built in 1922, once contained the entire city offices along with the Fire Department and Police Department. A four-bay building was added next to the fire station increasing our capacity to house more fire trucks than the original two-bay building could protect. The six-bays currently house one engine, one ladder truck, one tanker/county engine, a rescue truck, and 3 brush trucks.