Fire Department

Mission Statement

The Henderson Fire Department's mission is to serve and safeguard our community through the delivery of professional, efficient and effective services protecting life and property.

Vision Statement

It is our vision to deliver exceptional life safety services to our citizens and employees.


The Henderson Fire Department was first organized in 1914, with 20 volunteer firefighters. From 1914 to 1927, the Fire Department's equipment consisted of a bucket brigade for fire protection. The first paid firefighters were hired in 1916 and the department has continued to grow to where it is currently, with eight vehicles that include fire engines, a ladder truck, brush truck and tanker.

Today, the Henderson Fire Department contains a combination of career and volunteer firefighters, with 17 career and 20 volunteer. 

Henderson Fire Department is currently rated a Class 2 by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and its Public Protection Classification program

The Henderson Fire Department averages 800 calls per year consisting mainly of fire suppression, rescue, and first response. 

Contact Us

  1. Rusty Chote

    Fire Chief
    Rusty Chote

    Sonny Ybarra

    Deputy Fire Chief
    Sonny Ybarra

    Physical and Mailing Address
    401 West Main Street
    Henderson, TX 75652
    (903) 392-0651

    For Emergencies Please Call 9-1-1


    Logo of Henderson Fire Department in Black, Red, Yellow and White colors

    Follow us on Facebook!