4109 Wilbarger St.
Ph: (940) 553-1782
Fx: (940) 552-2293
24 Hours a Day,
7 Days a Week
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Vernon Fire / EMS Department has proudly been serving the citizens of Vernon and Wilbarger County since 1889. The current population of Wilbarger County is 14,550, with 11,660 residing in Vernon, and has 971 square miles. The Department responds to approximately 2,100 calls for service each year, with EMS accounting for 1,700 and fire for 400.
The Department has evolved from an all volunteer to a combination of career and reserve (volunteer) with dedicated personnel and state-of-the-art apparatus.
The Fire / EMS Department is a combination of 36 personnel with 24 career and 12 reserve (volunteer) firefighter / EMTs. 21 of the career personnel are assigned to one of three 24-hour shifts. The Fire Chief, is assigned to the Administrative division.