Phone #: (361) 293-6321
M - F:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed on City observed holidays)


203 Nelson St./PO Box 738
Yoakum, TX 77995  
Emergency 9-1-1      
NON-Emergency Phone #: (361) 293-5125
General Inquiries:
Left to Right: Trent McCarty, Fire/EMT Basic; Jeff Ruppert, Fire/EMS Paramedic; Mark Herchek, Fire Chief,
Jennifer Laqua, Fire/EMS/Captain, Jeff Fishbeck, Fire/EMS/Captain; Isaiah Riebeling, Fire/EMS Paramedic
James Herchek, Fire/EMS/Captain.
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.

Personnel & Equipment
Yoakum Fire/EMS Department boasts the most recent firefighting 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.