Personnel & Equipment

Yoakum Fire/EMS Department boasts the most recent fire fighting equipment and well trained personnel to better serve the
needs of our citizens.

10 City Personnel; 25 Volunteer Personnel; 2 Pumper Trucks;
1 Rescue Truck; 2 Tanker Trucks; 1 Ladder Truck; 3 Grass Fire Trucks; and 2 Ambulances

We have a coverage area of about 500 square miles out of one station and mutual aid agreements with the surrounding counties.
203 Nelson St./PO Box 738
Yoakum, TX 77995  
Emergency 9-1-1      
NON-Emergency Phone #: (361) 293-5125
General Inquiries:
firestation@cityofyoakum.org
Fire Chief, Mark Herchek
firechief@cityofyoakum.org
Mission Statement
The mission of the Yoakum Fire/EMS Department is to protect the life and
property from fire and other emergencies through incident response and public
education.  It’s the department’s endeavor to deliver the highest level of care,
including Advanced Life Support, to our residents.  As a customer driven
organization, it is our mission and number one priority to deliver the best
possible service to our customers.
USEFUL LINKS

American Red Cross

FEMA

OSHA

Homeland Security

South Texas Blood &
Tissue

Ready.gov

TX DOT Evacuation

Tx Commission on Fire
Protection

National Hurricane
Center

The Weather Channel
Outdoor Burning Brochure
1948
Front Row (Left to Right): Adam Shultz, Fire/EMT-Basic; Larry West, Fire/EMT
Paramedic, Kenny Plant, Fire/EMT Paramedic/Captain; Ryan Sweeney, Fire/EMT-Basic;
Jeffrey Fishbeck, Fire/EMT-Intermediate
Back Row (Left to Right): James Herchek, Fire/EMT-Intermediate; Mark Herchek,
Fire/EMT Chief; Jeff Ruppert, Fire/EMT Paramedic/Captain; Jennifer Laqua, Fire/EMT
Paramedic/Captain; Steven Stary, Fire/EMT Paramedic
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Fire/EMS
Department
808 Hwy 77-A South
PO Box 738
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #:  (361) 293-5125
Fax #:  (361) 293-5125
Disaster Preparedness
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