The Noonday Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1972 by community members with a desire to serve; to provide lifesaving and property conserving service. Since its inception the department has progressively grown and is currently an adjunct to the Smith County Emergency Services District #2.
Under the command of Fire Chief Mel Harper, Assistant Fire Chief Travis Barnett and the ESD 2 Command Staff the department operates as a combination department and continues to serve in its original manner. Although made up of career and volunteer personnel, all departmental members operate as one team. The departments primary mission has always been to keep our neighbor’s lives, property, and homes safe.
Operating out of one station, the department is fully staffed with three career shifts consisting of one Lieutenant, three Firefighters, and 24-hour volunteers. Ready to respond the department provides fire suppression, special rescue and operations, fire prevention and public safety education, emergency preparedness, and basic life support/emergency medical services as a first responder organization with UT Health East Texas EMS | Air 1. The department protects an approximate 50 square miles and responds to an average of 875 calls annually.
Filled with an evident sense of pride and tradition in the fire service, our members embrace integrity, compassion, and courage. We are always available to our community for emergencies and non-emergency assistance. The fire station is always open and community members are encouraged to stop by or get involved.