About the Fire Department

Dedicated Professionals Bound by Integrity

The Missouri City Fire Department was first founded as a volunteer department on Dec. 3, 1956 by City officials and a group of citizens. The department remained composed of all volunteer personnel until 1972, when it received its first paid employee. Over the next 20 years, more personnel were added to meet the demand of the call volume. The department is now staffed by all paid personnel. 

Vision: Professionals committed to Excellence, Honor and Service to all.

Mission: To preserve life, property and promote a safe community.

Missouri City's Public Protection Class rating of 1/1Y, the highest rating awarded by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), became effective Aug. 1, 2016. Currently, only 26 cities in Texas and 97 cities nationwide have achieved a Class 1 rating, a prestigious group that Missouri City has joined. Thanks to the many staff members, elected officials and stakeholder partners that assisted in improving public safety needs for the "Show Me City". 

The Highest Level of Training and Readiness

Missouri City Fire & Rescue Services is staffed with all paid members who strive to provide the public the best and most efficient services possible through a high level of training and readiness.