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The Kemp Fire Department proudly serves and protects approximately 6000 people in southern Kaufman County. Our response area covers 130 square miles that is primarily rural in nature. The department responds out of 1 station located in the southeastern side of the City of Kemp, a second station in the Lively area will be constructed in 2021. The department currently has 26 active members who live across the entire service area. As of June 2020 our current ISO rating within a five mile radius of the city station is a 3, the rating outside the 5 mile radius is a 9.

The Kemp Fire Department was established in 1926 and has grown from little more than a bucket brigade to a station that houses 5 pieces of apparatus:
The Kemp Fire Department holds regular meetings on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month in order to conduct business and training.

Interested in becoming a volunteer fireman?

Come to a meeting and fill out an application and meet the members. An officer will explain our application process including the requirements of the physical agility test.

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