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    Prescribed Burn Planned for UNT Discovery Park Pollinative Prairie

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Denton Fire Department


Since 1874, the Denton Fire Department has responded to fires and provided suppression in the Denton area. Today, the Denton Fire Department provides an all-hazards approach model that includes response to fires, emergency medical services (EMS), hazardous materials response, and technical rescues. Our dedicated team is focused on promoting and protecting the health and safety of the Denton community. Our success is shaped by a diverse team specializing in fire prevention, fire and life safety education, advanced training, emergency response, and disaster preparedness.


The Denton Fire Department is a team of dedicated professionals who serve to protect lives and property in our community.


The Denton Fire Department will be an innovative leader that proactively embraces the future while honoring the traditions of the fire service.

Core Values

As a Denton Fire Department member I stand for:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Humility

The Denton Fire Department has a culture in which RICH values are the pillars to support the organization.

Message from Chief Kenneth Hedges

As Fire Chief of the City of Denton Fire Department, I have the honor and extreme privilege to serve beside some of the most dedicated fire professionals. The greatest compensation each member is afforded is to be identified as a Denton Fire Fighter. Each one of your Denton Fire Department members have sworn an oath to protect life and property, and they hold this responsibility with dedication and vigor. I am proud to be a part of such a diverse and talented team.

Since the founding of the Denton Fire Department, generations of firefighters have served this City. From a modest start in 1874, the DFD protected 1,000 residents. Today, the Denton Fire Department has the responsibility to protect nearly 142,000 residents in an almost 100 square mile response area.

The Denton Fire Department is comprised of 198 members that provide the citizens, students, and visitors of this community the highest level of emergency care and services. In addition to providing excellent emergency medical services and fire suppression, the Department also provides the following services:

  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Technical Rescue
  • Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting
  • Fire and Arson Investigation
  • Inspections and Plan Review
  • Community Education
  • Bomb Squad Response
  • Regional Fire Training Center

Whether you have an emergency or just a question, the Denton Fire Department is here to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. On behalf of myself and every member of the Denton Fire Department, we thank you for visiting this site.