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RCFD badge 4.1 (Final)Mission Statement

The mission of the Royse City Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of Royse City from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing fire and rescue services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a quality, professional fire protection, and life safety service to meet the needs of our community.


The Royse City Fire Department provides emergency and non-emergency services to an area of approximately 62 square miles with a residential population of  approximately 25,000. We have 26 firefighters which staff one station on a 24-hour basis. The Royse City Fire Department responds to over 2,000 incidents annually.

The Royse City Fire Department was created in the early 1911. From 1911 to 1999, it was a volunteer department. In 1999, the city hired the first paid Fire Chief. Fast forward to 2018, where staffing included a fulltime Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector and two paid firefighters. Royse City Fire now operates as a paid department that includes a Captain of Operations, four fulltime firefighters, and a part-time pool of 20 firefighters.


The Royse City Fire Department’s primary focus is commitment to delivering the highest quality and the most effective fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, fire education, and emergency management to the citizens of Royse City. Common emergency and non-emergency areas include:

  • Building fires or fire alarms
  • Vehicle accidents involving injury or extrication
  • Injured and sick citizens
  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Animal rescue
  • Assistance for the disabled and elderly
  • Assistance with smoke detectors and batteries
  • Community education