Fire RescueOperations is the largest division, responsible for delivering all emergency and non-emergency responses. Assistant Fire Chief Keith Scarbrough oversees operations.


Operations is comprised of three shifts staffed on a 24-hour schedule. The Cleburne Fire Department operates three fire stations strategically located throughout the city. The total staffing for shift operations is currently 57 personnel. Each fire station is staffed with an Advanced Life Support (ALS) engine company, with a minimum staffing of three personnel. The Fire Apparatus includes four pumpers, a battalion truck, four medics, a ladder truck, a hazardous materials/rescue vehicle, water rescue equipment, and wildland apparatus. Staffing per shift is currently 19 personnel with a minimum staffing of 15 personnel.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The Cleburne Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of pre-hospital care to the citizens of Cleburne. The department requires all new employees to complete paramedic training. The department currently has 55 paramedics. There are currently two Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances staffed full-time. The department is in the process of increasing staffing and putting a third ambulance in service to meet growing demand. They have also ordered four new ambulances to be delivered over the next three years. Dr. Michelle Beeson serves as the medical director for the fire department.